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State primary election slated for Sept. 9

September 5, 2014
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Mission Hill voters will head to the polls on Sept. 9 for the state’s primary election. They will help decide who will garner the Democratic and Republican nominations for several races, including for the Governor’s Office. Local state elected officials face little or no competition in the election. State Sen. Sonia Chang-Díaz (2nd Suffolk...

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Bike Winner

September 5, 2014
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Bike Winner

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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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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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ZBA to speed up small projects

September 5, 2014
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Mayor Martin Walsh recently announced the creation of streamlined Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) process for small businesses and smaller residential applications. A subcommittee of the ZBA will meet bi-weekly to hear zoning relief requests from small businesses and smaller residential projects. The move will is aimed at aiding small businesses and homeowners making...

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BRA tightens PDA guidelines

September 5, 2014
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The Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) last month tightened its rules for granting Planned Development Areas—zoning relief for large-scale commercial projects—which has been controversial in the Longwood Medical Area. A PDA offers blanket zoning approval to large commercial developments that may be different in scale or use from surrounding properties. In exchange, the owner must...

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