Monthly Archives: January 2013

Participacion, Jan. 11-Feb. 7, 2013

January 11, 2013
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La entrega para la sección de Participación es mediodía el 5 de febrero para la edición 8 de febrero. Escribir news@missionhillgazette.com. Note: Todos los números tiene 617, a menos que dice otro número.          Reuniones Las mejoras de Gibbons Playground, la primera reunión del serie sobre las mejoras a las áreas de recreo y...

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S. Huntington ‘vision’ plan discussed

January 11, 2013
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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. A follow-up meeting was scheduled for Jan. 9, after the Gazette’s deadline....

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Playground to get facelift

January 11, 2013
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Gibbons Playground at Delle Avenue and Sewall Street is slated to get a $275,000 facelift as soon as this fall. The City’s Parks Department is holding the first of at least three meetings to get public input on Tues., Jan. 14. “We will be soliciting the community’s opinion on what works well, what doesn’t...

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Editorial: Yes to ‘NU neighborhood council’

January 11, 2013
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Mission Hill should take up John Tobin on his remarkable offer to create a Northeastern University “neighborhood council.” It is virtually unheard-of for a university to meet formally, regularly and openly with community members to address town-and-gown issues. Tobin, NU’s v.p. for community and government outreach, is a former Boston city councilor and knows...

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Editorial: Shop Mission Hill

January 11, 2013
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Mission Hill Main Streets is doing good work in promoting local businesses in the LMA, including the “Nutcracker” posters reminding people to “Shop Mission Hill” that went up in Brigham Circle last month. The LMA is an amazing place, one of the world’s great centers of medical care and research, with many businesses of...

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Editorial: The T won’t fix itself

January 11, 2013
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The partial restoration of Green Line service all the way to Heath Street is good news and a great effort on the part of the cash-strapped MBTA. Development on S. Huntington Avenue is booming and transit service is needed more than ever there. But the MBTA can’t always fix itself. A year ago this...

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Editorial: Remembering Dr. King

January 11, 2013
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On Jan. 21, our country officially remembers Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., a leader who changed the nation forever with his non-violent opposition to injustices done to African-Americans and—as is often forgotten—anyone who is poor. He put his life on the line for those principles and he paid the ultimate price at the hands...

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Hill Happenings

January 11, 2013
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Congrats to Marion McCarthy and Col. George Rollins on their recent engagement, with a wedding date on the horizon. George is a West Point graduate who grew up in the Mission Hill projects, as did his honey, Marion. Marion’s daughter, Nicole Condon, passed the Nursing Board Exam last month, following in her mother’s footsteps,...

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What’s Happening on Main Streets

January 11, 2013
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What’s Happening on Main Streets

By Richard Rouse/Special to the Gazette A Happy New Year to those of you who avoided falling over that fiscal cliff. In 2013, we atop the bluff of Mission Hill can still enjoy reading our Gazette. Holiday festivities were in abundance throughout this neighborhood where year-round fellowship and goodwill are always in season. This...

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City declares flu crisis, offers free vaccination

January 10, 2013
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The City of Boston has declared a public health emergency due to a severe flu epidemic sweeping the city and the nation, and is offering free vaccinations to help stop the sometimes fatal disease. Since Oct. 1, about 700 cases of the flu have been reported to health authorities, which is 10 times the...

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