Monthly Archives: November 2014

WIT files plan for Sweeney field project

November 14, 2014
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Wentworth Institute of Technology (WIT) has set in motion the relocation of Sweeney Field to the site of the current Parker Street parking lot. WIT filed a Letter of Intent with the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) last month, which officially begins the project’s development review process. The new Sweeney Athletic Facility would allow for...

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Baker wins close election

November 14, 2014
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Baker wins close election

In one of the closest gubernatorial elections in recent memory, Republican Charlie Baker squeezed out a victory over Democrat Martha Coakley during the Nov. 4 general election. Meanwhile, in the only competitive local election, Democrat  state Sen. Sonia Chang-Díaz (2nd Suffolk District) trounced Republican David James Wyatt. The senator garnered 90 percent of the...

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Asthma remains a major Mission Hill health concern

November 14, 2014
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By Aneri Pattani/Special to the Gazette Joel Marin is never caught without his inhaler. He always carries one with him and keeps another in the car as a backup. The 27-year-old from Roxbury has suffered from asthma since childhood. “As the years went by, it got worse and worse,” said Marin, who used to...

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Hill Agenda, Nov. 14, 2014

November 14, 2014
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The deadline for Hill Agenda listings is noon, Dec. 9 for the Dec. 12 issue. Email listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Meetings Community Alliance of Mission Hill, agenda to include Collaboration with Main Streets, Mission Sushi & Wok restaurant, Beta Burger, Wed.,...

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Ex-councilor Tobin tells Menino anecdotes

November 14, 2014
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Following former Mayor Thomas Menino’s death on Oct. 30, former City Councilor John Tobin, now a Northeastern University vice president for community relations, posted several personal anecdotes about Menino on his Facebook page. Tobin served on the City Council from 2002 to 2010 and got to know Menino well. His detailed, often humorous stories...

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Final Farewell

November 14, 2014
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Final Farewell

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Mayor Menino’s new book touches on local issues

November 14, 2014
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Mayor Menino’s new book touches on local issues

Shortly before his Oct. 30 death, former Mayor Thomas Menino penned a memoir about his unprecedented five terms in office, “Mayor for a New America,” that mentions some big issues in Mission Hill and the Longwood Medical Area. They include two dramatic crimes: the infamous Charles Stuart murder case of 1989 and last year’s...

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A journalist’s view from the Menino beat

November 14, 2014
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I knew and covered Tom Menino, first when he was the District 5 city councilor from Readville/Hyde Park, and later when he was mayor—28 years. The first time I interviewed him, I asked him, a councilor, what he thought about having a neighborhood council in Hyde Park. He made a loud snoring sound, then...

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Hill resident criticizes City’s graffiti removal

November 14, 2014
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Hill resident criticizes City’s graffiti removal

A Mission Hill resident is criticizing the City’s response to graffiti in the neighborhood, saying the previous administration did a better and quicker job of tackling the problem. The Mayor’s Office responded that more than 85 percent of the graffiti complaints on Mission Hill have been resolved and that the City’s graffiti removal program...

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Jamie Wyeth’s paintings on view at MFA

November 14, 2014
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Jamie Wyeth’s paintings on view at MFA

The first major retrospective of American artist Jamie Wyeth is currently open at the Museum of Fine Arts (MFA), showcasing 109 works from six decades of Wyeth’s work. The exhibit is open through Dec. 28. The exhibition displays paintings, works on paper, illustrations and objects in a range of “combined mediums”––Wyeth’s preferred term for...

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