Monthly Archives: September 2014

Editorial: Welcome, students

September 5, 2014
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We welcome the hundreds of new residents, most of them students, who arrived in Mission Hill over the past week. For those who have lived or worked here for a year, a decade or a lifetime, there can only be envy for those who are enjoying their first experiences of the great things this...

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Editorial: Vote Sept. 9

September 5, 2014
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The Sept. 9 primary election offers little excitement in the locally significant races for state senator and representative. But it is an important chance to winnow the field of candidates, particularly in two competitive key races: governor and attorney general. Several of the gubernatorial candidates came to the Mission Hill area during the primary...

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Editorial: Remembering Dr. Amy Moreno

September 5, 2014
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Dr. Ángel Amy Moreno, who taught at Roxbury Community College for three decades, is being mourned. Amy Moreno was among the many people who transplanted from Puerto Rico to Boston in the 1970s and enriched citywide culture in every way. Like many leaders in ethnic communities who serve as bridges to the culture at...

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Hill Happenings

September 5, 2014
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Good luck to Jessica Casey, president of the Community Alliance of Mission Hill, who will be moving to Plymouth. The beloved Jessica was given a heartfelt farewell party at the Mission Bar and Grill last month. Thumbs up to Jim Burke, who organized the party, and Mission proprietor Michel Soltani. The locals rollicked to...

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What’s Happening on Main Streets

September 5, 2014
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Welcome to each returning student of Mission Hill, with a little reminder to behave yourself and don’t be a knucklehead while you’re here! Do this and we’ll all get along fine. I overheard a splendid suggestion by Eric Alden, owner of Longwood Properties, to some young folks: “Act as you would in front of...

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Joslin to host Latino diabetes prevention festival in Southie

September 5, 2014
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Joslin to host Latino diabetes prevention festival in Southie

LMA—The Joslin Diabetes Center’s annual “Ritmos de Salud” event, which benefits Latino Diabetes Initiative (LDI), is scheduled for Sept. 26. A child of Latino descent born after 2000 has a 50 percent chance of developing diabetes in their lifetime, according to Joslin. The event will be co-chaired by Jamaica Plain resident Lazaro “Laz” Lopez,...

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Men charged with shooting

September 3, 2014
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Two men charged in connection with a shooting last night in the area of Parker Street and McGreevey Way are expected to be arraigned in Roxbury Municipal Court today, according to Suffolk District Attorney Jake Wark. Tomas Martinez, 20, of Dorchester and Rolando Coxon, 22, of Hyde Park, are charged with firearms-related offenses for...

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