Monthly Archives: November 2013

Walsh wins close mayoral election

November 15, 2013
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Walsh wins close mayoral election

Riding the support of labor unions and endorsements from key elected officials, state Rep. Marty Walsh narrowly defeated At-Large City Councilor John Connolly on Nov. 5 to become the next mayor of Boston. Mayor Thomas Menino is stepping down after 20 years in office. Walsh garnered around 52 percent of voters, or 72,514 votes,...

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Art Park developer chosen

November 15, 2013
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Sebastian Mariscal Studio, Inc. (SMS) will redevelop the Art Park site between Parker and Terrace streets after being chosen from six competitors last week by the City’s Public Facilities Commission. A Dec. 5 community meeting at Mission Church will allow the public to review the design and learn more about the construction timetable for...

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Mission Hill Road Race 2013

November 15, 2013
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Zakim wins District 8 council seat

November 15, 2013
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Zakim wins District 8 council seat

The base for the District 8 City Council seat is moving out of Mission Hill to the Back Bay, after Josh Zakim defeated Michael Nichols on Nov. 5. Zakim, a Back Bay resident, garnered 53 percent of voters, or 4,485 votes, while Nichols received 47 percent. Mike Ross, who currently holds the seat and...

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Walsh el nuevo alcalde

November 15, 2013
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Tomando ventaja del apoyo de los sindicatos y de funcionarios electos, el Representante del Estado Marty Wash venció por poco al Consejero Municipal “At-Large” John Connolly el 5 de noviembre en la carrera para ser el próximo alcalde de Boston. El titular Thomas Menino decidió retirarse después de 20 años de alcalde. Walsh obtuvo...

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Hill might get new K-8 school, not Fenway High

November 15, 2013
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A new K-8 school instead of a relocated Fenway High might be in the works for the Mission Hill community after an amendment by City Councilor Mike Ross narrowly passed 7-6 during the City Council meeting Nov. 6. The amendment was attached to a loan order for a $4 million study about a new...

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Animals and India highlights of library art shows

November 15, 2013
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Animals and India highlights of library art shows

Animals and India are the focuses of thought-provoking art exhibits on view at the Parker Hill Branch Library at 1497 Tremont St. “Animal Nature” by Ileana Hernandez, showing through Dec.31, is a series of photos that use humor to express behavioral similarities between humans and their pets. An a group show of paintings and...

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BRA reschedules NU master plan vote

November 15, 2013
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The Boston Redevelopment Authority board has rescheduled the vote on Northeastern University’s (NU) Institutional Master Plan to Nov. 14 at City Hall. The vote was originally supposed to take place last month, but the meeting was postponed. An IMP is a comprehensive development plan that describes an institution’s existing facilities, long-range planning goals and...

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MassArt to host Holiday Art Sale

November 15, 2013
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Holiday shoppers looking to get a jump on the season’s gifts can find unique pieces of artwork at the 29th Annual MassArt Holiday Sale. Held the first week of December, the sale will showcase art made by Massachusetts College of Art and Design students and alumni, and revenue will go partially to the artists,...

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Boston Building Materials offers winter heating advice

November 15, 2013
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As cold weather settles in, Mission Hill’s Boston Building Resources offers advice and supplies for making homes warmer and more energy-efficient. The consumer co-op and building supply resale outlet at 100 Terrace St. will hold a “Heating Systems Workshop” on Dec. 7, and has weatherization workshops starting in January. “People aren’t really paying attention...

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