Monthly Archives: December 2012

Northeastern files master plan

December 21, 2012
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Northeastern University (NU) filed its Institutional Master Plan (IMP) with the Boston Redevelopment Authority today. The IMP has been the source of contention as NU Task Force members and elected officials, including City Councilor Mike Ross and local state Rep. Jeffrey Sánchez, have demanded that the school create more student housing, while NU has...

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S. Huntington ‘vision’ plan questioned, praised

December 21, 2012
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The Boston Redevelopment Authority’s (BRA) first community meeting about creating a “corridor vision” for upcoming S. Huntington Avenue redevelopment drew both questions and support from about 80 residents, officials and developers on Dec. 12 at the Hennigan School at 200 Heath St. The BRA is conducting its “corridor study” in response to community demands...

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Police warn of house break-ins

December 18, 2012
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The local B2 Police Station reports that there have been four break-ins in Mission Hill homes over the past week, and residents are urged to be alert, according to City Councilor Mike Ross’s office. Residents should call 911 to report any suspicious or unusual activity, even if it does not seem like an emergency....

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Art Park site guidelines updated

December 14, 2012
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The City has issued updated proposal guidelines for redeveloping the City-owned land between Parker and Terrace Streets, which currently contains community gardens and the Art Park. The redeveloped site would have a larger gardening area and might contain art elements. The new guidelines, which were updated through comments from the last community meeting and...

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Dorcena runs for mayor to end ‘dictatorship’

December 14, 2012
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Dorcena runs for mayor to end ‘dictatorship’

Will Dorcena has come out swinging in his campaign for the Mayor’s Office, calling incumbent Thomas Menino a “teddy-bear tyrant” who runs a “dictatorship,” with the S. Huntington Avenue development controversies as prime examples. In an interview last month at the Gazette office, Dorcena, an energetic, 40-year-old Hyde Park resident, matched the tough talk...

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Brigham Circle Tree-Lighting

December 14, 2012
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Julia and Crystal Dejesus are all smiles after meeting Santa and walking away with goodie bags from Macy’s at the annual holiday tree-lighting and Mayor’s Enchanted Trolley Tour in Brigham Circle Dec. 8. (Photo by Daniella Rascón)

The annual Brigham Circle tree-lighting and Mayor’s Enchanted Trolley Tour came to Mission Hill on the afternoon of Dec. 8. Many gathered to enjoy entertainment, local goodies and a visit from Santa Claus. Mayor Thomas Menino was unable to host this year as he recovers from a recent hospitalization, but his wife Angela was...

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Wheelchair soccer league comes to Tobin

December 14, 2012
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Wheelchair soccer league comes to Tobin

Mission Hill has a new sports team to cheer for: the Boston Brakers, the city’s first league “power soccer” team. Power soccer involves the use of electric wheelchairs outfitted with bumpers to direct soccer balls. The Brakers had their inaugural game at the Tobin Community Center on Tremont Street Dec. 1 against the Sudbury...

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Dorcena se presenta a alcalde

December 14, 2012
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Will Dorcena se presenta a alcalde de Boston en 2013 y dice que Menino es un “osito tirano” que tiene “una dictadura”. Citó como ejemplo la controversia reciente del complejo habitacional de S. Huntington Ave. En una entrevista el mes pasado en el Gazette, Dorcena, un enérgico residente de Hyde Park de unos cuarenta...

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VA garage site has early a.m. work

December 14, 2012
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VA garage site has early a.m. work

S. HUNTINGTON—New work, some of it in the early morning, is under way at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center garage construction site at 150 S. Huntington Ave., where noise previously has been an issue for neighbors. A large crane was moved to the site on Nov. 26 and delivery of large sections of pre-cast...

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Eye (And Ear) Opening

December 14, 2012
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Eye (And Ear) Opening

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