Author: David Taber

Gas lamps to turn off by day

After decades of shining a perpetual, 24-hour-a-day light, City of Boston gas lamps will soon turn off during the day, Bryan Glascock, head of the City’s Environment Department told the Gazette. Glascock told the Gazette that the city this year…

LEDs hit the streets

Boston’s most wasteful streetlights are being systematically replaced by ultra-efficient light-emitting diodes (LEDs)—casting a new light on neighborhoods across the city, including Mission Hill. About 18,000 of the 68,000 streetlights in the city are powered by mercury vapor, the least…

Seven running for At-Large seats

Ross unopposed Seven potential candidates turned in election papers to get their names on the ballot for this fall’s citywide At-Large City Council race. In Mission Hill’s District 8, incumbent City Councilor Mike Ross is the only one who turned…

Savant Project closes

The popular bar and restaurant the Savant Project at 1625 Tremont St. closed its doors for good May 22, ending a four-year run. Savant Project proprietor Benny Kraines was not available for comment. Mission Hill Main Streets staffer Barry Twomey…

Hill streets inspire local writer

Immigration, gang violence, sexuality and racism are among the issues Roxbury Community College professor and author Ken Tangvik confronts the reality of urban youth and young adulthood head on in his new collection of short stories “Don’t Mess with Tanya:…

Insurer boots LMA hospitals from plan

Network Health, one of five health insurance companies that provides coverage under the state’s subsidized Commonwealth Care health insurance plan, is moving to drastically cut costs next year by cutting hospitals from its network—including many in the Longwood Medical Area…

What’s Up

The final, last-minute deadline for What’s Up listings is noon, July 11 for the July 15 issue. E-mail listings to [email protected] Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Meetings Route 66 bus improvements…