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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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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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McLaughlin Playground meeting scheduled

September 5, 2014
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The third community meeting for the renovation of McLaughlin Playground between Parker Hill and Fisher avenues on top of Parker Hill is scheduled for Tues., Sept. 23 at New England Baptist Hospital (NEBH), 125 Parker Hill Ave. The agenda will include a presentation of the preferred park design and detailed information about the design...

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Mission Fitness gym to expand

September 5, 2014
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Mission Fitness gym to expand

After 20 years giving Mission Hill residents a place to get in shape, Mission Fitness is expanding. The gym, located in the CityView at Longwood Apartments tower at 75 St. Alphonsus St., will double in size by expanding into a vacant apartment. The gym, which changed its name from Custom Fitness last year, originally...

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