Monthly Archives: February 2013

NU Task Force debates dorms, ‘campus’

February 8, 2013
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Community Task Force members reacted to Northeastern University’s (NU) release of its proposed Institutional Master Plan (IMP), filed Dec. 21, by asking for several clarifications and explanations over promises to the community and the university’s student housing plans for the next decade. NU mostly listened to comments, as the meeting’s purpose was for the...

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Art Park RFP delayed, awaits council vote

February 8, 2013
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Art Park RFP delayed, awaits council vote

The City has pushed back issuing the request for proposals (RFP) for redeveloping the Art Park site, which is City-owned land between Parker and Terrace Streets. The City originally intended to issue the RFP by now, but has pushed it back until the end of this month, according to John Feuerbach of the Department...

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Hill History: Historic church is region’s Greek Orthodox hub

February 8, 2013
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Hill History: Historic church is region’s Greek Orthodox hub

Tucked between two universities and a housing development, there stands a colossal Eastern-style structure with columns adorning the front and five domes affixed with crosses on top. That structure located at 514 Parker St. is the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral of New England. The cathedral, which was built in the 1920s, is considered the...

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Hill History: This Month in Hill History

February 8, 2013
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The following are some of the Gazette’s top headlines from this month in local history:   5 Years Ago: 2008 “Triplex Gold Rush” Real estate data showed that triple-deckers in Mission Hill were selling for almost twice as much as in Boston as a whole, with analysts suggesting that off-campus student housing was driving...

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Hill History: Museum, med school were seeds of LMA

February 8, 2013
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Though the Longwood Medical and Academic Area (LMA) now seems like the natural center of large institutions in Boston, it was originally intended to be luxury housing like the Back Bay. Before famed landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted got to it, the LMA was a marshy area subject to tidal flow, storm flooding and...

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What’s Up, Feb. 8-March 7, 2013

February 8, 2013
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The deadline for What’s Up listings is noon, March 5 for the March 8 issue. Email listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Meetings Northeastern University Task Force meeting, Tues., Feb. 12, 6pm, Alumni Pavilion, 6th floor, Columbus Place, 716 Columbus Ave. Info: 918-4438....

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Participacion, Feb. 8-March 7, 2013

February 8, 2013
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La entrega para la sección de Participación es mediodía el 5 de marzo para la edición 8 de marzo. Escribir news@missionhillgazette.com. Note: Todos los números tiene 617, a menos que dice otro número.          Reuniones Reunión de Northeastern University Task Force, martes, 12 febrero, 6pm, Alumni Pavilion, 6th floor, Columbus Place, 716 Columbus Ave....

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Healthy Holiday

February 8, 2013
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Healthy Holiday

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Editorial: Mission Hill School choice

February 8, 2013
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City Councilor Mike Ross scored a major win for Mission Hill children, present and future, in the Boston Public Schools assignment plan changes. He requested and got a guarantee that local kids always will be eligible for enrollment at the Mission Hill K-8 School, that internationally renowned pilot school that moved to Jamaica Plain...

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Editorial: Making local history

February 8, 2013
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The Gazette this week debuts its first annual “Hill History” special section. In a neighborhood as storied as ours, there are thousands of history stories to tell, but we had to settle for a couple of them for starters. This time, we take a look at how a very familiar neighbor of Mission Hill...

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