Monthly Archives: November 2012

Stained-glass window to be preserved

November 2, 2012
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Stained-glass window to be preserved

The fate of the historic building at 161 S. Huntington Ave., the former site of the Home for Little Wanderers, is still undecided. But even if the 1914 building is cleared away for luxury apartments, one piece of history will not be destroyed. A Tiffany & Co. stained-glass window that depicts Jesus Christ blessing...

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BWH gives updates on local projects

November 2, 2012
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Mission Hill residents near 15 Francis St. can expect to see around 30 dump truck runs a day going down the street starting in January as part of the ongoing project in Brigham Circle. That was one of several updates given on upcoming construction projects, including also a new Roxbury Tenants of Harvard (RTH)...

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Senate race involves Latino community

November 2, 2012
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With the U.S. Senate race between incumbent Scott Brown (Republican) and Elizabeth Warren (Democrat) being a nail-biter, the Latino community could play a pivotal role in deciding the winner. Recently, the Latino community was thrust into the spotlight on Oct. 15 when Brown attended the grand opening of a state Republican Party office in...

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Editorial: Your 10 choices for president

November 2, 2012
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We do not endorse candidates for office. But we do endorse your right to know who all of the candidates are. Democrat Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney are not your only choices. There will be four presidential candidates on the Massachusetts ballot Nov. 6, and many others whom you are free to write...

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Editorial: A planning partnership

November 2, 2012
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The Boston Redevelopment Authority is to be commended for creating a “corridor plan” for rapidly changing S. Huntington Avenue. It’s late, but not too late, and it shows a responsiveness to community concerns that the BRA has long sorely lacked. The BRA could have thrown up its hands and said it has no formal...

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Editorial: Giving thanks

November 2, 2012
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Veterans Day and Thanksgiving arrive this month, and the state of the nation gives both a somber tone. With the official end of the Afghanistan war in sight, veterans will be welcomed home, but often to a lack of jobs and social services. Veterans deserve thanks but need much more than that. It is...

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Letter: Celebrate Tainos, not Columbus

November 2, 2012
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As Youth Leaders at Sociedad Latina, we spent Columbus Day learning and talking about what actually happened when Christopher Columbus landed in the Americas. In school, we’ve all learned that Columbus is an American hero. But as we got older, we started to learn a different story. Columbus actually led many horrible, violent acts....

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Off the Rails

November 2, 2012
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Off the Rails

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Hill Happenings

November 2, 2012
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Gleaming sunshine hovered over Mission Hill on Oct. 20 for the annual Mission Hill Road Race, which starts and finishes at Kevin Fitzgerald Park. The race, which raises funds to maintain Fitzgerald Park, attracted several hundred runners and onlookers. The highlight of the day is reuniting with former Mission Hill folks such as Tom...

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What’s Happening on Main Streets

November 2, 2012
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By Richard Rouse/Special to the Gazette As the leaves cascade from the trees, we see 2012 coming to a close and traditional local events filling our calendars. Mission Hill Main Streets has planted flower bulbs again (with help from dedicated volunteers and local college students). The Boston Parks Department purchased truckloads of daffodil bulbs...

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