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English High holds 50th reunion

November 14, 2014
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English High School’s 50th reunion for the class of 1964 is being held today, Nov. 14, at the school’s current home in Jamaica Plain. An all-classes homecoming reunion was scheduled to be held yesterday, after the Gazette’s deadline. Frank Williams, who is on English’s (EHS) Board of Directors and a 1967 alumnus, told the...

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Nonprofit developers to bid on Heath St. parcels

November 14, 2014
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Two nonprofit developers specializing in affordable housing—the Back of the Hill Community Development Corporation and the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development Corporation—will bid on City-owned parcels on Heath Street. They were slated to hold a meeting Nov. 12, after the Gazette deadline, to “brainstorm” redevelopment ideas. The two organizations—which previously co-developed the Back of the Hill housing—will...

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WIT files plan for Sweeney field project

November 14, 2014
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Wentworth Institute of Technology (WIT) has set in motion the relocation of Sweeney Field to the site of the current Parker Street parking lot. WIT filed a Letter of Intent with the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) last month, which officially begins the project’s development review process. The new Sweeney Athletic Facility would allow for...

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Ex-councilor Tobin tells Menino anecdotes

November 14, 2014
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Following former Mayor Thomas Menino’s death on Oct. 30, former City Councilor John Tobin, now a Northeastern University vice president for community relations, posted several personal anecdotes about Menino on his Facebook page. Tobin served on the City Council from 2002 to 2010 and got to know Menino well. His detailed, often humorous stories...

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WIT opens new dorm and labs

November 14, 2014
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WIT opens new dorm and labs

Wentworth Institute of Technology (WIT) opened a 305-bed dorm and new science facilities last month. “We’re very excited to celebrate the opening of these new spaces,” Wentworth President Zorica Pantić said in a release. “With these new facilities, Wentworth is providing our undergraduate students with graduate-level laboratories, which aligns with our plan to add...

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NU dorm almost ready to open

November 14, 2014
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NU dorm almost ready to open

Northeastern University (NU) officials say the controversial East Village—formerly known as Grandmarc— dorm project will be ready to house students in January, a year and a half later than originally planned. John Tobin, NU’s vice president of city and community affairs, told the Gazette last week that the building’s interior is nearly done, the...

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Report: Health care, education dominate local economy

October 3, 2014
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Mission Hill’s business economy is dominated by its health care and educational institutions, according to a new business report by the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA). Released by the BRA in August, “Boston’s Neighborhood Business Patterns” offers statistics on the local economies of various neighborhoods. It does not list Mission Hill as its own neighborhood,...

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Goya retrospective comes to MFA

October 3, 2014
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Goya retrospective comes to MFA

The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA) will host the largest retrospective of Spanish artist Francisco Goya’s works in America in 25 years starting Oct. 12. “Goya: Order and Disorder” will feature more than 160 paintings, prints and drawings. Goya lived from 1746 to 1848. He was court painter for four successive rulers of...

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Heath St. parcel RFP due soon

October 3, 2014
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A request for proposals (RFP) to redevelop 10 City-owned parcels along Heath Street will likely be issued next week, an adjustment of the originally announced deadline for the end of August, John Feuerbach, City’s Department of Neighborhood Development senior development officer for housing, told the Gazette. The project’s development guidelines, however, have been completed....

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MFA presents ancient Greece in new light

October 3, 2014
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MFA presents ancient Greece in new light

The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA), is highlighting its freshly reorganized ancient Greek collection in new galleries. The galleries opened Sept. 16 and showcase 230 works, focusing on three themes: “Homer and the Epics,” “Dionysos and the Symposium” and “Theater and Performance.” The works, primarily from the 6th to the 4th century B.C.,...

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