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Editorial: Seize the Year

January 13, 2012
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The year 2012 is here, and very little can be said with certainty about what events it will hold. Except this: An ancient Mayan god will not return to destroy the world, contrary to a surprisingly popular superstition. More sophisticated thinkers point out that end-of-the-world stories are metaphors for changes in belief systems. They...

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What’s Happening on Main Streets

January 13, 2012
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What’s Happening on Main Streets

By Richard Rouse The New Year is proceeding in Mission Hill and a special note of thanks goes to all the businesses owners who ramped up the holiday decorating on their storefronts. The neighborhood looked great. Well done to Flann O’Brien’s, Mission Café, Squealing Pig, Penguin Pizza, Tremont House of Pizza, Brigham Circle Diner,...

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Participación, Jan. 13-Feb. 9

January 13, 2012
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La entrega para la sección de Participación es mediodía 7 de febrero para la edición 10 de febrero. Escribir news@missionhillgazette.com. Reuniones Los cambios al MBTA. Jueves, 19 de enero, 6-8pm, Roxbury,1234 Columbus Ave. Info: mbta.com. Foro de LMA, Lunes, 23 de enero, 6:30pm, One Brigham Circle. Info: lfogerty@masco.harvard.edu. Comité de crimen de Mission Hill,...

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Van-Tastic

December 9, 2011
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Van-Tastic

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Breakthrough! Recent research from the LMA

December 9, 2011
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A vaccine 100X’s stronger  Vaccines for such diseases as meningitis could be 100 times stronger thanks to a discovery by Brigham and Women’s Hospital researchers. Many vaccines contain both proteins and carbohydrates, or sugars. It was long assumed that only the protein part made people immune when they were treated with the vaccine. But...

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Savoring the Moment

December 9, 2011
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Savoring the Moment

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Great Debates

December 9, 2011
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Great Debates

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Editorial: The ways of winter

December 9, 2011
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As of this writing, we have dodged any snowfall this season. (Well, not counting that ridiculous outburst back in October.) But we can’t fool ourselves. Winter is on the way. It comes on Dec. 22, the longest night of the year. Cold and ice are practically guaranteed in these parts. Such things are certainties...

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Op-Ed: The Christmas Light

December 9, 2011
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By Rev. Raymond Collins Special to the Gazette Our celebration of Christmas each year abounds in symbols: angels, Christmas trees, bells, shepherds, lights and many more that vie for our attention. I would like to focus on “light” as a symbol for this reflection, as many preachers will be proclaiming during Christmas and through...

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Letter: School move leaves kids behind

December 9, 2011
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The Boston Public Schools facilities plan proposed by Superintendent Carol Johnson on Oct. 24 and approved on Nov. 15 by the Boston School Committee moves the Mission Hill elementary school to Jamaica Plain, taking a high-quality, highly-selected K-8 to another assignment zone. It’s like musical chairs for the six pilot schools involved in the...

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