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Life Savers

January 13, 2012
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Life Savers

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Hill Happenings

January 13, 2012
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Belated condolences to the family of lifelong Mission Hill resident Winifred Dunn, who passed away in November at 94. Winifred was a beautiful woman who leaves four children, including Boston Police Officer Richie Caulfield. Winifred was married to George “Sonny” Dunn, a Mission Hill oil delivery man in the ’50s and ’60s. Sonny was...

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What’s Happening on Main Streets

January 13, 2012
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What’s Happening on Main Streets

By Richard Rouse The New Year is proceeding in Mission Hill and a special note of thanks goes to all the businesses owners who ramped up the holiday decorating on their storefronts. The neighborhood looked great. Well done to Flann O’Brien’s, Mission Café, Squealing Pig, Penguin Pizza, Tremont House of Pizza, Brigham Circle Diner,...

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FinComm investigates school move

December 21, 2011
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Updated The Boston Finance Commission (FinComm) is investigating Boston Public Schools’ (BPS) funding of a plan to open two new schools in the former Agassiz School building. “We are going to look at how the funding decisions were made and whether there is enough money for the renovations,” FinComm Director Matt Cahill said. BPS...

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School move fight continues

December 9, 2011
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Boston Public Schools’ (BPS) plan to move the Mission Hill K-8 School to Jamaica Plain was approved by the school committee Nov. 15. But opposition remains strong among parents, advocates and neighborhood residents. Fenway High School, which is scheduled to move into Mission Hill K-8 and New Mission High School’s current building at 67...

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Vandalism payback fund starts up

December 9, 2011
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A new $5,000 fund will pay Mission Hill residents back for vandalism to their property. The “restitution fund” is being paid for solely by local colleges. But there is dispute over whether it is an admission by the colleges that some of their students are vandals—including in cases where no suspect is caught. “The...

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Van-Tastic

December 9, 2011
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Holidays in the Hospital

December 9, 2011
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While most people celebrate the holiday season with family and friends, some are restricted to a hospital room. Many hospitals—like the Longwood Medical Area’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC)—take matters into their own hands in trying to create a festive atmosphere in the midst of beds and...

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2,012 en la mira

December 9, 2011
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Es la hora del ejercicio adelantado por las posibilidades del nuevo año que se avecina. Pero para esto no necesitamos magia ni adivinanza, sino, simplemente, revisar lo que ya está anunciado, o se ha tomado decisión en reuniones oficialistas o comunitarias. Naturalmente, y la primera de ellas, es lo que se espera políticamente como...

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NU dorm approved by the state

December 9, 2011
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Lawsuit still pending Northeastern University (NU) and the Massachusetts Historical Commission (MHC) have signed an agreement that would allow the university to proceed with its months-stalled GrandMarc dorm project at the YMCA on Huntington Avenue. Meanwhile, plaintiffs in two lawsuits that were dismissed in October have begun the appeal process in hopes of delaying...

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