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Mission Hill changes little under new redistricting plan

November 2, 2012
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The latest Boston City Council redistricting plan would have little effect on Mission Hill besides moving one precinct. The City Council is set to vote on the plan Wednesday, after the Gazette deadline. City Councilor Mike Ross, who lives in and represents Mission Hill, said that Ward 10, Precinct 8, which covers part of...

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Nonprofit helps at-risk youths

November 2, 2012
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MissionSAFE, located at 1481 Tremont St., is a nonprofit dedicated to helping at-risk youths. Its signature program, the Youth Leadership Service Corps (YLSC), recently held a back-to-school drive at Brigham Circle. Alex Danesco, development director at MissionSAFE, said about 300 items were collected during the drive and given to residents of local housing developments...

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Stained-glass window to be preserved

November 2, 2012
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Stained-glass window to be preserved

The fate of the historic building at 161 S. Huntington Ave., the former site of the Home for Little Wanderers, is still undecided. But even if the 1914 building is cleared away for luxury apartments, one piece of history will not be destroyed. A Tiffany & Co. stained-glass window that depicts Jesus Christ blessing...

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BWH gives updates on local projects

November 2, 2012
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Mission Hill residents near 15 Francis St. can expect to see around 30 dump truck runs a day going down the street starting in January as part of the ongoing project in Brigham Circle. That was one of several updates given on upcoming construction projects, including also a new Roxbury Tenants of Harvard (RTH)...

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Senate race involves Latino community

November 2, 2012
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With the U.S. Senate race between incumbent Scott Brown (Republican) and Elizabeth Warren (Democrat) being a nail-biter, the Latino community could play a pivotal role in deciding the winner. Recently, the Latino community was thrust into the spotlight on Oct. 15 when Brown attended the grand opening of a state Republican Party office in...

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Critics blast Art Park plan at final meeting

October 12, 2012
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Opposition to the request for proposal guidelines for the City-owned land between Parker and Terrace Street erupted during a community meeting last night. About 15 people attended the meeting at Mission Church. Critics of the plan to build residential units along Parker Street were much more vocal than at previous meetings. Several of them...

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Warren talks religion, violence at RCC forum

October 5, 2012
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Warren talks religion, violence at RCC forum

Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren spoke on many common campaign themes during a recent forum at Roxbury Community College (RCC), but also ventured into less talked about issues, such as freedom of religion and violence in the city. The forum, sponsored by the NAACP and several other organizations, was held Sept. 26. Warren...

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Warren habla sobre religión, violencia

October 5, 2012
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Elizabeth Warren, la candidata democrática para el Senado, habló sobre varios temas comunes de su campaña durante un foro reciente en Roxbury Community College (RCC), pero también mencionó los temas menos comunes como la libertad de religión y la violencia urbana. El foro, patrocinado por el NAACP entre otras organizaciones, tomó lugar el 26...

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Marijuana, suicide among ballot questions

October 5, 2012
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Mission Hill residents will soon have an opportunity to help decide whether to legalize medical marijuana and whether to allow terminally ill patients to commit suicide. The issues have been placed as questions on the state ballot for the Nov. 6 election. Supporters of the medical marijuana measure had to gather 79,000 signatures to...

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Children’s Hospital plans 11-story building

October 5, 2012
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LMA—Boston Children’s Hospital is proposing an 11-floor, 41,000-square-foot clinical building on Shattuck Street that would contain a 30-bed neonatal unit. The proposed building would require the removal of several buildings and might displace green space. And according to a rough sketch of the project, a skywalk would connect the clinical building to another Children’s...

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