Archive for October, 2018

Sanchez reflects on tenure after losing election

October 5, 2018
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After more than a decade and a half of serving the people of Jamaica Plain and Mission Hill at the State House, state Rep. Jeffrey Sanchez will be exiting that role at the end of the year after losing a close election to Nika Elugardo earlier this month. A son on Mission Hill, a...
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Q. and A. with the new Parker Hill children librarian

October 5, 2018
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The Parker Hill Branch Library re-opened this summer after being closed for about a year for a renovation. Along with fixes and repairs, the re-opening also brought a new children librarian—Thealyn Ploetz—into the fold. The Gazette recently conducted a question-and-answer session with Ploetz about becoming a children librarian, what is in store this year...
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All in Fun

October 5, 2018
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All in Fun


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CAMH members criticize Alleghany St. project

October 5, 2018
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The return of the 30 Alleghany St. project proved no more agreeable to the Community Alliance of Mission Hill (CAMH) than it was when the project was first proposed in 2012. Attendees reviewed that project, along with several others, at CAMH’s monthly meeting on Sept. 26 at the Kresge Building at the Harvard Medical...
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Entrevista con la nueva bibliotecaria de niños

October 5, 2018
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La biblioteca Parker Hill reabrió en el verano después de un año de renovaciones. Incluida en las mejoras es la nueva bibliotecaria de niños—Thealyn Ploetz. The Gazette entrevistó a Ploetz sobre su nuevo puesto, el calendario juvenil, entre otras cosas. La entrevista editada aparece abajo. Para más información, visite bpl.org. P: ¿Por qué quisiste...
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Dana-Farber fundraiser Oct. 20

October 5, 2018
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The fifth annual Dana-Farber UnMask Cancer fundraising event will be held at the Mandarin Oriental, Boston on Saturday, Oct. 20, to benefit Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Jimmy Fund. This exotic rainforest-themed evening will include dancing, dinner by-the-bite, creative cocktails, and music by DJ Joey Carvello. There will also be a live and silent...
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Beth Israel’s new building project heads to BPDA board

October 5, 2018
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Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) proposal for a new inpatient building at 111 Francis St. will head to the Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) board during its monthly meeting on Oct. 11, according to BPDA spokesperson Bonnie McGilpin. The BPDA board will review the plan and will likely approve it. The BPDA...
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NEW MRI SYSTEM

October 5, 2018
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NEW MRI SYSTEM

Brigham and Women’s Hospital received a new MRI system on Sept. 8. The new MRI is designed specifically for safe imaging of newborns and will be used in BWH’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). It is the first NICU-dedicated MRI in the country. Gazette Photos by Frederick G.S. Clow
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O’Malley files hearing order to examine gas safety

October 5, 2018
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City Councilor Matt O’Malley, who represents a portion of Back of the Hill, filed a hearing order on Sept. 19 with two other councilors—Ed Flynn and Ayanna Pressley—to examine the safety of the City’s gas infrastructure. The move comes after a natural gas incident led to fires and explosions in Lawrence, Andover, and North...
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Sociedad Latina receives BCH grant

October 5, 2018
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Sociedad Latina recently announced it will receive $150,000 over three years from Boston Children’s Collaboration for Community Health. Sociedad Latina’s Padres Comprometidos (Committed Parents) program connects Latino, Spanish-speaking, and immigrant families with health and wellness learning opportunities that focus on nutrition and fitness. It was designed for the parents and caregivers of youth in...
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