Monthly Archives: December 2012

Editorial: Welcome back, Mr. Mayor

December 14, 2012
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It is good to hear that Mayor Thomas Menino is out of his recent major hospitalization at Brigham and Women’s and rehabbing in preparation for returning home. We wish the mayor well and look forward to seeing him in Mission Hill again soon. The mayor has been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, a serious,...

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Editorial: The mobile City Hall

December 14, 2012
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Having failed to move City Hall to the Waterfront, the mayor has instead introduced a “mobile City Hall” in the form of a truck that will drive around the City to offer basic license applications and parking ticket pay-ups. It’s an interesting experiment. Time will tell if it is more than a novelty and...

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Editorial: Happy holidays

December 14, 2012
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With the holidays here and the official start of winter on the way, we hope you enjoy this unique time of celebration and reflection. We are in the midst of Hanukkah, the Jewish commemoration of the rededication of the Holy Temple in Jerusalem. On Christmas, Dec. 25, Christians mark the birth of Jesus. The...

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Letter: In support of anti-party ordinance

December 14, 2012
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The following letter was sent to the Boston Globe: In response to the Globe editorial, “Party ordinance would be harsh on young Bostonians” (Nov. 5, 2012), we write in support of the proposed ordinance, which will address some longstanding issues within our Mission Hill and Jamaica Plain neighborhoods. “Town and gown” relationships in Boston...

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Summer enters rock Hall of Fame

December 14, 2012
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Donna Summer, the late “queen” of disco music and a former Mission Hill resident, will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame next year, it was announced this week. Summer, born LaDonna Gaines, lived at 16 Parker Hill Ave. in the 1960s until she moved to New York City shortly before...

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Pitching In

December 14, 2012
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Pitching In

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What’s Happening on Main Streets

December 14, 2012
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By Richard Rouse/Special to the Gazette   On the Monday before Thanksgiving, well over 300 Mission Hill neighbors primed their palates at the 2nd  annual ‘Savor the Flavor of Mission Hill’ event at Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (MCPHS) Griffin Building function room overlooking the Boston skyline. A spectacular evening of fellowship,...

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