Monthly Archives: July 2014

VA seeks brain donations for ALS project

July 11, 2014
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The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Hospital at 150 S. Huntington Ave. wants veterans’ brains. As the home of an ongoing national research study on amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also called Lou Gehrig’s disease, the VA Biorepository Brain Bank (VABBB) is collecting vital information on living vets, both with and without ALS. And yes,...

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Meeting, survey for park renovation delayed

July 11, 2014
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A community meeting and online survey for the renovation of McLaughlin Park has been delayed while Boston Parks and Recreation Department (BPRD) attempts to secure additional grant funding for the project, according to BPRD project manager Allison Perlman. McLaughlin Park, which is located between Parker Hill and Fisher avenues on top of Parker Hill,...

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Senator’s father faces Mars rocket debate

July 11, 2014
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While local state Sen. Sonia Chang-Díaz has an electoral challenge this fall, her astronaut father faces a debate of his own—over his plans for a rocket to travel to Mars. Dr. Franklin Chang-Díaz is a former Space Shuttle astronaut who tied the record for most spaceflights at seven. He teaches physics and astronomy at...

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Gardner opens its doors for community nights

July 11, 2014
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The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum is opening its doors to the community this summer with a series of free music and art-filled “Neighborhood Nights.” July 24’s theme will be “Fiesta: World of Ideas” and Aug. 7’s will be “Earth Actually!” This is the Gardner’s 12th year offering free, family-friendly open “Neighborhood Nights.” The “Fiesta”...

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Artists to exhibit ‘rooms’ of creativity

July 11, 2014
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Artists to exhibit ‘rooms’ of creativity

The Mission Hill Artists Collective will present “A Room of Your Own,” a community art exhibit inspired by writer Virginia Woolf, at the Parker Hill Branch library in November. Community members will display 14-by-14-by-7-inch “rooms,” decorated in whatever way they feel supports their creativity. The title of the exhibition is taken from Woolf’s 1929...

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2-alarm fire displaces 10

July 11, 2014
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2-alarm fire displaces 10

The Boston Fire Department (BFD) fought a two-alarm fire Monday June 30 at 27 and 29 Wigglesworth St. that displaced 10 people, according to the BFD Twitter feed. The fire caused in estimated $500,000 to six apartments located near Brigham Circle. Fire officials are investigating the cause of the fire.

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Cardinal Mass

July 11, 2014
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Cardinal Mass

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Hill Agenda, July 11-Aug. 7, 2014

July 11, 2014
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The deadline for Hill Agenda listings is noon, Aug. 5 for the Aug. 8 issue. Email listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Meetings Mission Hill Main Streets community meeting, to discuss Nick Guertin’s winning submission to the Boston Public Space Invitational Contest for...

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Participación, July 11-Aug. 7, 2014

July 11, 2014
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La entrega para la sección de Participación es mediodía el 5 de agosto para la edición 8 de agosto. Escribir news@missionhillgazette.com. Note: Todos los números tiene 617, a menos que dice otro número.           Reuniones Reunión comunitaria de Mission Hill Main Streets, para hablar sobre los bancos en Huntington Avenue, el idea del ganador...

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Editorial: Parcel 25

July 11, 2014
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Progress on the redevelopment of Parcel 25 is good news. This project will transform the streetscape in Roxbury Crossing at a literally crucial spot where the MBTA, the Southwest Corridor Park and Columbus Avenue tie into Mission Hill. Now a vacant lot, it will become a model of community-minded, transit-oriented development. Thanks to Mission...

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