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What’s Happening on Main Streets

September 16, 2011
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What’s Happening on Main Streets

Mission Hill’s version of the D-Day invasion occurs every Sept. 1 with the return of the students. Each year, Move-in Day appears to be getting better as municipal officials and college representatives work together to pre-plan and organize the onslaught as best they can. This year, a cadre of Boston Police officers routed the...

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1 more Hubway station coming

September 15, 2011
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One more Hubway station is coming soon to the Longwood Medical Area (LMA), joining three of the bike rental program’s stations already there and two in Mission Hill, the Gazette has learned. The popular new program might expand more in the neighborhood next year, but there are still no plans to tell the general...

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Storm downs trees

August 28, 2011
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Tropical storm Irene downed trees around Boston today as the former hurricane blew through town with winds up to 65 mph. The ever-weakening storm was significantly less powerful than major media outlets were reporting hours before its arrival. But its strong gusts were still enough to uproot trees, some of which fell across sidewalks, streets and...

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Hubway looks like a hit

August 19, 2011
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Full station list still unclear Hubway, the city’s innovative public bicycle-rental system, launched with five local stations last month and looks like a hit. More than half of the available bikes were in use at several stations the Gazette checked in recent days, including one in Brigham Circle. But the citywide system opened with...

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An art library open to all

August 19, 2011
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What do Japanese comics, historic prints, Photoshop use, deck-building how-tos and Michel Gondry documentaries have in common? They’re all free and available to the public at Massachusetts College of Art and Design’s (MassArt) Morton R. Godine Library. The Godine Library and all its resources, unlike most other collegiate libraries, are completely open and free...

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Doc marks 50 years of diabetes care

August 19, 2011
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Doc marks 50 years of diabetes care

LMA—From patient life expectancy to professional gender norms, Doctor Donna Younger has seen a lot of changes in her 50 years treating patients at the Longwood Medical Area’s Joslin Diabetes Center. “Things are remarkably different,” said 82-year-old Younger, who started working at Joslin on a fellowship in 1959 and joined the staff in 1961,...

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BIKE BEGINNING

August 19, 2011
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BIKE BEGINNING

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Move-in day traffic details

August 19, 2011
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Student move-in day—the annual Sept. 1 tradition of a new crop of student tenants moving into apartments on the Hill—used to conjure images of trash-strewn sidewalks and moving-truck gridlock. But, no more, Will Onuoha from the Mayor’s Office of Neighborhood Services told the Gazette. “Last year was super-smooth. It is never perfect, but we...

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Mission Hill Main Streets takes budget hit

August 19, 2011
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By David Taber Gazette Staff   Mission Hill Main Street (MHMS), a nonprofit that supports and advocates for Mission Hill’s business district, saw a budget shortfall this year that forced the lay-off of one of its two staff members. “I had a good run…I look at it as time to move on,” said Barry...

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NEU dorm project still on hold

August 19, 2011
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Partial demolition of the YMCA on Huntington Avenue for Northeastern University’s (NEU) new dorm is still on hold, almost certainly setting back the projected fall 2013 opening and possibly threatening the entire plan. NEU needs the permission of the Massachusetts Historical Commission (MHC) to begin the project, which involves proving that alternatives for the...

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