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¡Sí!,¡Viva Nuestra Música!

October 14, 2011
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Como en todas partes, es el Mes de la Herencia Hispana en en Mission Hill. Sociedad Latina quiere compartir con música este mes dedicado a recordar  toda la influencia ibérica a través de un programa elaborado por su Music Clubhouse. Latino Heritage Month está en pleno desarrollo y empezó el pasado viernes 7, con...

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Local activist charged with drunk driving

October 14, 2011
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Ron Bell, a prominent Mission Hill activist and aide to Gov. Deval Patrick, was charged with drunk driving and had his license suspended in an incident in Brookline at 3:35 a.m. on Oct. 1. Upon being stopped, Bell’s first words to the officer were “Don’t shoot me. Don’t shoot me,” the Brookline Police Department...

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College buys apartment building

October 14, 2011
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The Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (MCPHS) bought the 45-unit apartment building at 660 Huntington Ave. in late August with the aim of housing faculty there. The building currently has one commercial unit, a copy shop, and houses Mission Hill residents, young professionals and graduate students. According to a press release, MCPHS...

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Basketball court named for late state rep.

October 14, 2011
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Basketball court named for late state rep.

The basketball court at the Tobin Community Center at 1481 Tremont St. was renamed in honor of late local state Rep. Kevin Fitzgerald in a ceremony Sept. 24. The rededication follows a year-long, $850,000 rehab of the center that was completed in July. Fitzgerald, who died in 2007, grew up in Mission Hill and...

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Court: Council is OK on transparency

October 14, 2011
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The Boston City Council has changed its ways in the years since a 2005 lawsuit caught it holding illegal secret meetings, a judge ruled this month, declining to keep the council under court monitoring. Council President Steve Murphy said the decision “vindicates” the council. Co-plaintiff Shirley Kressel called it “surprising,” and said citizens will...

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Senator’s jobs fair meets with protests

October 14, 2011
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Senator’s jobs fair meets with protests

A jobs fair hosted by U.S. Sen. Scott Brown at Roxbury Community College on Oct. 7 was the scene of a protest over Brown’s stance on a handful of economic issues. The protest was organized by the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare. That Washington, D.C.-based group normally focuses on lobbying, but...

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Rock star gets naked at MFA exhibit

October 14, 2011
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Rock star gets naked at MFA exhibit

During a private tour last week of the Museum of Fine Arts’ (MFA) upcoming Edgar Degas exhibit, “Degas and the Nude,” rock star and former artist’s model Amanda Palmer got inspired to take her clothes off. She asked husband, fantasy author Neil Gaiman to sketch her nude, right there in the gallery. The MFA...

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Local power plant juices medical area

October 14, 2011
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LONGWOOD MEDICAL AREA—The weather was on Medical Area Total Energy Plant (MATEP) employees’ minds during a Gazette visit to the power plant at the corner of Brookline Avenue and Francis Street Oct. 6. “It’s getting chilly out,” workers in hard hats said, greeting each other in the reception area and as they got on...

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District 7 candidates selected

October 14, 2011
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District 7 candidates selected

  Incumbent Tito Jackson and political newcomer Sheneal Parker will be the District 7 candidates for City Council following their first- and second-place finishes in the district preliminary election Sept. 27. Jackson received 76 percent of the 2,467 votes cast. Parker got 11.1 percent. The other candidates, Althea Garrison and Roy Owens, won 8.8...

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Rising Star

October 14, 2011
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Rising Star

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