Monthly Archives: April 2015

NU Huskies go 1-and-done in March Madness

April 3, 2015
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The Northeastern University men’s basketball team made a one-and-done appearance in the March Madness tournament—its first entry in nearly 25 years. The Huskies nearly upset No. 3-seed Notre Dame before falling, 69-65, in a March 19 match-up in the annual NCAA tournament played in Pittsburgh, Pa. With a 72-61 victory over William & Mary...

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Teddy Bear Clinic

April 3, 2015
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Teddy Bear Clinic

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Hill Agenda, April 3, 2015

April 3, 2015
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The deadline for Hill Agenda listings is noon, April 28 for the May 1 issue. Email listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Meetings Avenue of the Arts BRA design guidelines community meeting, Wed., April 8, 6-8pm, Museum of Fine Arts, 465 Huntington Ave....

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Participacion, April 3, 2015

April 3, 2015
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El plazo para la sección de Participación es al mediodía el 28 de abrilpara la edición del 1 de mayo. Escriba a: news@missionhillgazette.com. Note que los números telefónicos empiezan con 617, a menos que diga otro código de área.           Reuniones Reunión comunitaria sobre las reglas de diseño de BRA para la Avenida de...

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Netflix series star joins Dana-Farber marathon team

April 3, 2015
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Netflix series star joins Dana-Farber marathon team

LMA—Uzo Aduba, the Emmy-winning co-star of the hit Netflix series “Orange Is the New Black,” will run on the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute’s fundraiser team in the April 20 Boston Marathon. Aduba, a Medfield native, plays the popular character “Crazy Eyes” on the dramedy about a women’s prison. She will join more than 500 Dana-Farber...

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The return of Dianne Wilkerson

April 3, 2015
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The return of Dianne Wilkerson

Of all of the twists and turns of Boston’s Olympics bid, perhaps the most surprising is the public reappearance of Dianne Wilkerson. Mission Hill’s former state senator’s last public activities here were in 2008, when her reelection attempt collapsed with her FBI arrest for taking bribes. After her release from federal prison in 2013,...

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Senior Life: Senior housing project nears completion

April 3, 2015
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Senior Life: Senior housing project nears completion

Mission Hill Neighborhood Housing Services (MHNHS) is expecting the 39-unit, affordable rental building for seniors on Gurney Street to be ready for move-in by May. The $15.9 million, transit-oriented project has been planned for several years. MHNHS executive Director Pat Flaherty told the Gazette that while the winter storms have delayed construction, the project...

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Senior Life: City plans a senior-friendly future

April 3, 2015
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The City’s Commission on Affairs of the Elderly has recently launched the “Age Friendly Boston” initiative, aimed at making transportation, public meetings and public spaces more accessible and respectful to Boston’s older denizens. It all ties into the City’s coordinated development of improvements for the future Boston of 2030. “Mayor Walsh is committed to...

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Editorial: A new era for the BRA

April 3, 2015
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The BRA director leaving City Hall to visit residents for a street-level view of a controversial project site? That’s virtually unheard of, but it just happened in Mission Hill as the agency continues its reforms as promised by Mayor Walsh. The BRA has long been loathed and feared for its historic role in “urban...

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Editorial: Marathon winners

April 3, 2015
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With unfortunate timing, it appears we will be hearing once again about the accused Boston Marathon terrorist bomber around the time of the race, as his trial wraps up near this year’s April 20 marathon date. One thing for locals to remember is that he is alive to stand trial thanks to the world-class...

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