Monthly Archives: December 2013

Art Park plans get community thumbs-up

December 13, 2013
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Art Park plans get community thumbs-up

Sebastian Mariscal Studio, Inc. (SMS) presented its plan to redevelop the Art Park site, City-owned land between Parker and Terrace Streets, into 41 apartments and more than 50,000 square feet of green space during a Dec. 5 community meeting. The reception was mostly positive, though there were some questions about the sale price and...

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LMA doctor nominated as surgeon general

December 13, 2013
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LMA doctor nominated as surgeon general

LMA—Dr. Vivek Murthy, who has strong ties to the Longwood Medical Area (LMA), has been nominated by President Barack Obama to be the next surgeon general, according to a press release. Murthy awaits confirmation by the U.S. Senate. Murthy is a physician at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) and an instructor at Harvard Medical...

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Hill resident honored for ‘work ethic’

December 13, 2013
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Hill resident honored for ‘work ethic’

A Mission Hill resident has been honored with the 10th annual SkillWorks Award and scholarship for her “incredible work ethic” to become the first college graduate in her family. Natalie Diaz is currently enrolled in the nursing program at Northeastern University and has already completed her associate’s degree at Bunker Hill Community College as...

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Goodie Bag

December 13, 2013
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Goodie Bag

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Residente honrada para su ética laboral

December 13, 2013
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Residente honrada para su ética laboral

Una residente de Mission Hill ha sido honrada con el décimo anual premio StillWorks y una beca debido a su “increíble ética laboral” y de ser la primera persona en su familia a graduarse de la universidad. Natalie Díaz actualmente estudia la enfermería en Northeastern University, y ya ha sacado un diplomado de Bunker...

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New Mission Hill K-8 school nixed

December 13, 2013
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City Councilor Mike Ross’s effort to bring a new K-8 school to Mission Hill has been thwarted by the City. But the Boston Public Schools (BPS) has agreed to reopen a family center at the Tobin K-8 School and to review expanding elementary education opportunities for the neighborhood. Ross, who represents and lives on...

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MFA receives Judaica art gift

December 13, 2013
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MFA receives Judaica art gift

The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA) has recently acquired a gift of 119 pieces of Judaica, greatly enhancing the Museum’s collection. The MFA’s collection of Judaica, or pieces of art that relate to the Jewish faith, now covers the 18th through 20th centuries and includes works from Europe, Asia, Israel and America. The...

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NU IMP approved by BRA

December 13, 2013
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The Boston Redevelopment Authority board has approved Northeastern University’s (NU) Institutional Master Plan (IMP) at its last meeting on Nov. 14. The IMP is expected to be voted on and approved by the City’s Zoning Commission at its Dec. 11 meeting, after the Gazette’s deadline. The IMP was originally expected to be approved by...

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Councilor gets district number tattooed on arm

December 13, 2013
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Councilor gets district number tattooed on arm

City Councillor Matt O’Malley decided to mark his dedication to District 6 permanently with a bicep tattoo of the number 6. “I wanted to commemorate the fact that I live in and represent the best place on Earth,” said O’Malley, whose District 6 includes part of the Back of the Hill. “I’ve gotten a...

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No landmark status for hospital building

December 13, 2013
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LMA—The Boston Landmarks Commission (BLC) voted Oct. 22 not to landmark the century-old 55 Shattuck St. building on the Boston Children’s Hospital (BCH) campus. But BLC and BCH did enter into a memorundum of understanding (MOU) that includes documenting the building before its proposed demolition and creating a preservation plan for the BCH’s campus....

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