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Interim president takes over RCC

July 13, 2012
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Roxbury Community College (RCC) has a new leader, with Dr. Linda Turner being chosen as the college’s interim president, according to a press release. Turner, whose appointment was confirmed by the Massachusetts Board of Higher Education last week, takes over for Terrence Gomes. Gomes announced his resignation last month amid controversy about RCC allegedly...

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Local official campaigns for Obama

July 13, 2012
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Local state Rep. Jeffrey Sánchez has been traveling to battleground states in the presidential election. He has been campaigning for Democrat President Barack Obama, talking about Republican opponent Mitt Romney’s record as governor of Massachusetts. “It’s been real interesting,” said Sánchez. Sánchez, who has traveled so far to North Carolina, Iowa and Colorado, said...

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Rt. 39 bus bump-outs questioned

July 13, 2012
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A major facet of the Route 39 bus renovation plan might be in jeopardy as the project’s start date approaches. The Route 39 bus, which runs on Huntington and S. Huntington Avenues in Mission Hill, is slated to undergo changes starting this fall, including the consolidation of some stops and improved amenities like new...

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School-move plan approved

June 1, 2012
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The City Council approved by a 12-1 vote on May 23 the Boston Public Schools’ (BPS) controversial school-move plan. Councilor Mike Ross, who lives in and represents Mission Hill, was the lone dissenting vote. The plan calls for several schools to move, including the Mission Hill K-8 School going to the now-vacant Agassiz School...

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Mudanza de escuelas aprobada

June 1, 2012
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El consejo de la ciudad aprobó la mudanza de escuelas de BPS con un voto 12-1 el 23 de mayo. El concejal Mike Ross, residente y representante de Mission Hill, tuvo el único voto en contrario. El plan llama por la mudanza de varias escuelas, incluso la de la escuela Mission Hill K-8 a...

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Art Park sketch puts houses on Parker St.

June 1, 2012
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The City has presented a rough design of the city-owned land between Parker and Terrace streets that places houses where community gardens and the Art Park currently are. The sketch received mixed reviews from the public at a recent community meeting. The May 23 meeting at Mission Church was the second of several that...

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9-unit condo plan questioned

June 1, 2012
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Jan Steenbrugge, owner of a lot at the corner of Parker and Alleghany Streets, is seeking 13 zoning code variances from the City zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) to build a nine-unit condominium building. The plan would separate a parking lot from 775 Parker Street and create a new address, 30 Alleghany Street, for...

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Community Alliance has a new leader

June 1, 2012
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Jessica Casey, a Canadian native who works for the state Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development, was elected the president of the Community Alliance of Mission Hill (CAMH) during a May 16 meeting. “I really am going to bring the community together,” said Casey. She stressed the importance of holding monthly meetings and...

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Local bus routes set to undergo changes

June 1, 2012
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Plans to improve the Route 39 bus have been delayed yet again until the fall, while changes to the Route 66 bus will begin in 2013. The Route 39 renovation plan, which was first proposed in 2008, includes the elimination of some stops and “bump-out” sidewalk extensions and improved amenities like new shelters and...

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Local pastor writes book about church-sharing

June 1, 2012
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Local pastor writes book about church-sharing

Lorraine Cleaves Anderson, a 20-year resident of Mission Hill, is the pastor of the International Community Church in Allston, an institution that shares its space with seven other churches. Anderson is so smitten with church-sharing she has written a book on the subject called “Under One Steeple.” “It’s tremendous,” Anderson said about the church-sharing...

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