Monthly Archives: December 2013

Burglaries hit Mission Hill

December 13, 2013
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The Boston Police Department (BPD) is investigating a series of burglaries in the Mission Hill area that occurred over the long Thanksgiving Day weekend, according to bpdnews.com. Officers responded just after midnight on Nov. 28 to 115 Fisher Ave. for a report of a breaking and entering. The victims said that they returned to...

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Ex-councilor on how Menino might adjust to private life

December 13, 2013
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Ex-councilor on how Menino might adjust to private life

On Jan. 7, Mayor Thomas Menino will lose the title he’s held for the last 20 years and become a college professor. How should he cope with the big change? John Tobin, who traded a seat on the Boston City Council to become Northeastern University’s vice president for community and governmental outreach, knows the...

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State rep. praises Menino’s legacy

December 13, 2013
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Local state Rep. Jeffrey Sánchez had nothing but praise for Mayor Thomas Menino when asked about his tenure in office. Menino is stepping down after 20 years in office. Sánchez was at first speechless when the Gazette asked him for comment on Menino, before saying he has “so many feelings.” “I started my career...

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HSPH celebrates 100 years

December 13, 2013
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LMA—The Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) is celebrating its centennial this year with lectures, seminars, exhibitions and receptions. Founded in September 1913, as the Harvard-MIT School of Health Officers, the school was the first professional training program of public health in America. Currently located at 677 Huntington Ave., the HSPH was born in...

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Sánchez travels to D.C. to talk health care

December 13, 2013
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Sánchez travels to D.C. to talk health care

Local state Rep. Jeffrey Sánchez recently spoke in Washington, D.C. as an expert in Massachusetts’ pioneering health care reform system. Sánchez spoke two weeks ago before the National Conference of State Legislatures about the Massachusetts health care program in light of the ongoing implementation of the federal Affordable Care Act. “Massachusetts is at the...

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Expert tips on wines to bring to dinner

December 13, 2013
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Expert tips on wines to bring to dinner

With holiday feasts on the horizon, ODB Liquors Manager Vivian Tran gave the Gazette some recommendations for wines and spirits that are sure to impress. For an affordable bottle of wine to bring to dinner, Tran suggested Smoking Loon Cabernet Sauvignon, available for $10.99. “A ‘cab’ will pair well with roasts,” she said. For...

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Hill Agenda, Dec. 13, 2013-Jan. 9, 2014

December 13, 2013
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The deadline for Hill Agenda listings is noon, Jan. 7 for the Jan. 10 issue. Email listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Meetings Mayor-elect Walsh town hall meeting, sessions on arts & culture; basic city services; economic development; education; energy, environment & open...

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Hubway a profit-maker for City, bike company

December 13, 2013
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The Hubway bike-share system is a profit-maker for the City and the Oregon company that operates it, a Gazette review of the program’s finances has found. For the fiscal year 2012, the City collected $173,835 in profit, all of which was funneled back into expanding the system, according to Boston Bikes Director Nicole Freedman....

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Participación, Dec. 13, 2013-Jan. 9, 2014

December 13, 2013
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La entrega para la sección de Participación es mediodía el 7 de enero para la edición 10 de enero. Escribir news@missionhillgazette.com. Note: Todos los números tiene 617, a menos que dice otro número.           Reuniones Reunión de ayuntamiento del alcalde electo Walsh, sesiones sobre las artes y la cultura, servicios de la ciudad, el...

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Editorial: Passing the political torches

December 13, 2013
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With the New Year will come a new mayor for the first time in a generation. We thank outgoing Mayor Thomas Menino for his tireless devotion to the city and its neighborhoods. Menino was a great promoter of the idea that Boston is only as strong as its neighborhoods, and it is no coincidence...

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