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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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JP group: Developer is fulfilling lawsuit path promise

October 3, 2014
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The developers of a large apartment project at 161 S. Huntington Ave. are “drawing up plans” for a pedestrian path as agreed to in a lawsuit settlement, Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council (JPNC) member Kevin Moloney has told the Gazette. The path would connect S. Huntington Avenue and the Jamaicaway as a mitigation of the...

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Community Alliance has new leader

October 3, 2014
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New Jersey native Chad Rosner was elected the new president of the Community Alliance of Mission Hill (CAMH) during a Sept. 17 meeting, after former leader Jessica Casey moved out of the city. Rosner moved to Mission Hill in 2001 while a student at Wentworth Institute of Technology (WIT) in 2001, he told the...

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MassArt president resigns; interim named

September 5, 2014
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Former MassArt President Dawn Barrett. (Gazette File Photo)

Massachusetts College of Art and Design (MassArt) President Dawn Barrett resigned her position last month for personal reasons. Executive Vice President Kurt Steinberg is serving as acting president. Barrett had led MassArt since 2011. “I am grateful for having had the opportunity to serve as the 11th president of this institution, and to lead...

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‘Big Read’ anual presenta novela sobre la inmigración

September 5, 2014
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El anual “Big Read” de Mission Hill — un programa a escala comunitaria de lectura y diálogos de libros – empezará con una celebración en Brigham Circle el 18 de septiembre. Big Read es un programa de National Endowment for the Arts con el fin de brindarles a residentes la oportunidad de leer y...

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‘Big Read’ of immigration novel on the way

September 5, 2014
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Mission Hill’s annual “Big Read”—a community-wide book-reading and discussion program—will kick off with a Sept. 18 celebration in Brigham Circle. Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts aimed at providing residents with the opportunity to read and discuss a single book within their communities. This year’s book is the...

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Breakthrough! Recent research from the LMA

September 5, 2014
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  Anger boosts heart attack risk New research from Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) shows a compelling reason to think about getting anger in check: a nearly fivefold increase in risk for heart attack in the two hours following outbursts of anger. “There has been a lot of research on anger; we already...

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