Monthly Archives: January 2014

Editorial: Balance of powers

January 10, 2014
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One of Mayor Walsh’s most influential decisions will be reforming the disaster zone that is the City’s planning process. It will be a major test of his promises of accountability and transparency. The Boston Redevelopment Authority is an overpowered dinosaur long overdue for its date with a mayoral meteorite. It combines planning and economic...

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Hill Happenings

January 10, 2014
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Mission Hill lost a kind-hearted man when Peter Flynn passed away on Christmas Eve. Peter loved Mission Hill and he was instrumental in many Hill activities. Peter was devoted to the Mission Hill Softball League and he was the league’s commissioner and also the player-coach for the Tremont Pizza team. Peter organized the annual...

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Breweries made their home in Mission Hill

January 10, 2014
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Mission Hill was the home of most of Boston’s 31 breweries before Prohibition outlawed the sale of alcoholic drinks in 1920. Twenty-four beer makers were located within a 1-mile radius of Columbus Avenue, Heath Street and Amory Street. Many of them have since been repurposed and found new lives as loft housing or office...

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Heart surgery survivor raises money with road races

January 10, 2014
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Heart surgery survivor raises money with road races

Ashley Girard was a Northeastern University (NU) student in 2006 when she walked into the campus health center with flu-like symptoms. She left with a recommendation to visit a heart specialist and was soon undergoing open-heart surgery at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. “I was really nervous. I had to write out my last will...

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Mayor Walsh’s inaugural speech: ‘I will listen, learn, lead’

January 6, 2014
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The following is Mayor Marty Walsh’s inaugural speech, given on Jan. 6, in its official, prepared form. Walsh improvised some remarks while giving the speech. The Gazette also edited it for typos and style. Good morning. Chief Justice Ireland, President of Boston College, Father Leahy, Cardinal Sean O’Malley and the other Reverend Clergy attending;...

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Parking ban, other snow emergency information available online

January 2, 2014
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The City’s website will continue to post snow emergency updates, including parking bans, trash and recycling scheduling and library and community center hours. A snow emergency parking ban went into effect at noon today. Boston Public Schools will be closed tomorrow. For a complete list of the parking ban and other information, see cityofboston.gov.

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