Monthly Archives: April 2013

NU speeds up dorm-building schedule

April 5, 2013
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Northeastern University (NU) has revised its institutional master plan (IMP) to accelerate the construction of more student housing. NU plans to build enough housing to accommodate 1,000 more students in on-campus housing in its new IMP, which would bring its on-campus student housing rate to 75 percent. However, NU had planned to build those...

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Petition urges hospital to save garden

April 5, 2013
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LMA—More than 5,000 people have signed a petition on change.org asking Boston Children’s Hospital (BCH) to save the Prouty Garden, which the hospital wants to replace with a tower. BCH would replace the Prouty Garden with new and expanded garden spaces and would build a meditation space for patients and their families on the...

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New sushi restaurant opens on the Hill

April 5, 2013
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A new sushi and stir-fry restaurant has opened in Mission Hill. Mission Sushi and Wok, located at 1625 Tremont St., offers sushi and stir-fry dishes as well as chicken wings, bao bao buns and a specialty item: sushi pizza.  A sushi pizza is made with a thin layer of rice and nori—seaweed used in...

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‘Green’ real estate firm moves to Hill

April 5, 2013
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‘Green’ real estate firm moves to Hill

Boston Green Realty, a full-service real estate company specializing in environmental and energy-efficiency advice, this month moved from the Back Bay to 1542 Tremont St. The 12-year-old company is run by Suzanne and Leland DiMeco and already has a local presence, managing some buildings on Parker and Tremont streets. “We wanted to be more...

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Mission Hill Little League celebrates 60 years

April 5, 2013
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Mission Hill Little League celebrates 60 years

The Mission Hill Little League is celebrating its 60th anniversary this year. “It’s really impressive—60 years,” said George Brennan, who is one of the founders of the league. He said that it was started in 1953 when the Mission Hill Main Club, a young men’s baseball team, decided to start a Little League. Brennan...

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Boston Shines cleanup arrives April 27

April 5, 2013
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Boston Shines, the City of Boston’s annual cleanup event, will be held Sat., April 27. Organizations and individuals can volunteer to help spruce up city streets and public spaces. Boston Shines is among the most popular local volunteer events and a way for residents to get to know each other. The City will arrange...

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Senior Life: Little Brothers becomes seniors’ ‘best friend’

April 5, 2013
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For some homebound seniors, isolation can be unbearable. But as people grow old that is sometimes exactly what happens as friends and family pass away. The Little Brothers—Friends of the Elderly is a volunteer-based organization that attempts to break that isolation, bringing services to seniors with the warmth and care of a friend. Little...

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Senior Life: MFA offers custom tours for seniors

April 5, 2013
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Senior Life: MFA offers custom tours for seniors

Thanks to programs offered by the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA), seniors are getting to experience art in new ways. The MFA’s Access to Art program lets residents take customized tours of the museum. The tours are tailored for visitors with a wide range of disabilities, including physical, cognitive or emotional disabilities as...

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Senior Life: Social Security goes direct deposit

April 5, 2013
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Starting on March 1, all Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits are only being paid electronically by direct deposit under a new rule from the U.S. Department of the Treasury. More than 90 percent of people receiving Social Security benefits already get them electronically, according to the Social Security Administration. There are...

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WIT to create ‘endowment’ tower

April 5, 2013
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Wentworth Institute of Technology (WIT) announced an amendment to its institutional master plan (IMP) that would create three new buildings, including an 18-story “endowment” tower, on the corner of Huntington Avenue and Ruggles and Parker streets. WIT spokespeople sat at a community task force meeting March 12 that they hoped the amendment would be...

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