Monthly Archives: January 2014

Coalition petitions Walsh for low-income housing

January 10, 2014
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A coalition of 13 housing organizations and advocates, including City Life/Vida Urbana and Boston Tenant Coalition (BTC), are criticizing the City’s plan for new housing creation and are petitioning new Mayor Martin Walsh to focus on lower-income residents. The City’s current long-term plan for housing, announced by former Mayor Thomas Menino in September and...

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MFA hosts free open house

January 10, 2014
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The Museum of Fine Arts (MFA) will celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day with a free open house on Monday, Jan. 20. The day of family-friendly activities will include a story hour focused on Dr. King, art-making activities for kids and special art tours and talks in the galleries. Outside, a temporary installation of...

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Mayor Menino’s name to linger on signs

January 10, 2014
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Mayor Menino’s name to linger on signs

After 20 years as mayor, Thomas Menino’s name is on official signs and notices all over Mission Hill and the rest of Boston. But new Mayor Martin Walsh has indicated he has no plans to update the signs anytime soon. Festooned on traffic light boxes, neighborhood welcome signs, illuminated maps, murals, trash barrels and...

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Police arrest man in vehicle break-in

January 10, 2014
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Boston Police officers arrested a person suspected of breaking into a motor vehicle on Mission Hill on Dec. 29, according to bpdnews.com Officers were responding around 5 p.m. to a report of breaking and entering of a motor vehicle on 12 Eldora St. when they observed a person matching the suspect’s description. The suspect...

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Sargent watercolor exhibit closing

January 10, 2014
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The Museum of Fine Arts (MFA) will close the exhibition of 92 rarely-seen John Singer Sargent watercolors on Jan. 20. The 92 watercolors on display were made during Sargent’s painting trips throughout the Mediterranean and the Middle East, and they include portrayals of Venetian architecture, Bedouin camps, villa gardens, intertwined figures and sun-struck stone....

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MCPHS files IMP; no projects for Boston

January 10, 2014
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MCPHS University, a pharmacy and health sciences school, “does not contemplate any new institutional projects in the City of Boston,” according to the new 10-year Institutional Master Plan (IMP) it filed with the Boston Redevelopment Authority on Dec. 11. The lack of development in Boston is due to planned on its other campuses in...

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Mission Hiller pens children’s book

January 10, 2014
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Mission Hiller pens children’s book

Following the axiom that writers write what they know about, Mission Hill resident Jennifer Mann recently penned a children’s book about two sisters called “Sunny Sweet Is So Not Sorry.” And Mann knows sisterhood, as she was one of four sisters growing up in New Jersey. “The relationship is unique,” Mann said about the...

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Participación, Jan. 10-Feb. 6, 2014

January 10, 2014
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La entrega para la sección de Participación es mediodía el 4 de febrero para la edición 7 de febrero. Escribir news@missionhillgazette.com. Note: Todos los números tiene 617, a menos que dice otro número.           Reuniones Community Alliance of Mission Hill, agenda pendiente, tercer miércoles del mes, 7-8:30pm, Harvard School of Public Health, 677 Huntington...

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Hill Agenda, Jan. 10-Feb. 6, 2014

January 10, 2014
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The deadline for Hill Agenda listings is noon, Feb. 4 for the Feb. 7 issue. Email listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Meetings Mission Hill Neighborhood Housing Services board of directors, first Monday of every month, 6-7:30pm, Mission Church Parish Center, 1545 Tremont...

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Editorial: Walsh has full agenda and he deserves our support

January 10, 2014
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Mayor Martin J. Walsh has taken over the reins of power at Boston City Hall, and he has set high goals for his administration. These goals are never easy to attain under the best of circumstances, and these are not the best of circumstances. As a new administration, many residents are expecting quick changes,...

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