Goodie Bag

December 13, 2013
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Goodie Bag

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Residente honrada para su ética laboral

December 13, 2013
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Residente honrada para su ética laboral

Una residente de Mission Hill ha sido honrada con el décimo anual premio StillWorks y una beca debido a su “increíble ética laboral” y de ser la primera persona en su familia a graduarse de la universidad. Natalie Díaz actualmente estudia la enfermería en Northeastern University, y ya ha sacado un diplomado de Bunker...

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New Mission Hill K-8 school nixed

December 13, 2013
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City Councilor Mike Ross’s effort to bring a new K-8 school to Mission Hill has been thwarted by the City. But the Boston Public Schools (BPS) has agreed to reopen a family center at the Tobin K-8 School and to review expanding elementary education opportunities for the neighborhood. Ross, who represents and lives on...

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MFA receives Judaica art gift

December 13, 2013
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MFA receives Judaica art gift

The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA) has recently acquired a gift of 119 pieces of Judaica, greatly enhancing the Museum’s collection. The MFA’s collection of Judaica, or pieces of art that relate to the Jewish faith, now covers the 18th through 20th centuries and includes works from Europe, Asia, Israel and America. The...

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NU IMP approved by BRA

December 13, 2013
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The Boston Redevelopment Authority board has approved Northeastern University’s (NU) Institutional Master Plan (IMP) at its last meeting on Nov. 14. The IMP is expected to be voted on and approved by the City’s Zoning Commission at its Dec. 11 meeting, after the Gazette’s deadline. The IMP was originally expected to be approved by...

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Councilor gets district number tattooed on arm

December 13, 2013
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Councilor gets district number tattooed on arm

City Councillor Matt O’Malley decided to mark his dedication to District 6 permanently with a bicep tattoo of the number 6. “I wanted to commemorate the fact that I live in and represent the best place on Earth,” said O’Malley, whose District 6 includes part of the Back of the Hill. “I’ve gotten a...

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No landmark status for hospital building

December 13, 2013
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LMA—The Boston Landmarks Commission (BLC) voted Oct. 22 not to landmark the century-old 55 Shattuck St. building on the Boston Children’s Hospital (BCH) campus. But BLC and BCH did enter into a memorundum of understanding (MOU) that includes documenting the building before its proposed demolition and creating a preservation plan for the BCH’s campus....

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Burglaries hit Mission Hill

December 13, 2013
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The Boston Police Department (BPD) is investigating a series of burglaries in the Mission Hill area that occurred over the long Thanksgiving Day weekend, according to bpdnews.com. Officers responded just after midnight on Nov. 28 to 115 Fisher Ave. for a report of a breaking and entering. The victims said that they returned to...

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Ex-councilor on how Menino might adjust to private life

December 13, 2013
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Ex-councilor on how Menino might adjust to private life

On Jan. 7, Mayor Thomas Menino will lose the title he’s held for the last 20 years and become a college professor. How should he cope with the big change? John Tobin, who traded a seat on the Boston City Council to become Northeastern University’s vice president for community and governmental outreach, knows the...

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State rep. praises Menino’s legacy

December 13, 2013
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Local state Rep. Jeffrey Sánchez had nothing but praise for Mayor Thomas Menino when asked about his tenure in office. Menino is stepping down after 20 years in office. Sánchez was at first speechless when the Gazette asked him for comment on Menino, before saying he has “so many feelings.” “I started my career...

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HSPH celebrates 100 years

December 13, 2013
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LMA—The Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) is celebrating its centennial this year with lectures, seminars, exhibitions and receptions. Founded in September 1913, as the Harvard-MIT School of Health Officers, the school was the first professional training program of public health in America. Currently located at 677 Huntington Ave., the HSPH was born in...

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Sánchez travels to D.C. to talk health care

December 13, 2013
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Sánchez travels to D.C. to talk health care

Local state Rep. Jeffrey Sánchez recently spoke in Washington, D.C. as an expert in Massachusetts’ pioneering health care reform system. Sánchez spoke two weeks ago before the National Conference of State Legislatures about the Massachusetts health care program in light of the ongoing implementation of the federal Affordable Care Act. “Massachusetts is at the...

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Expert tips on wines to bring to dinner

December 13, 2013
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Expert tips on wines to bring to dinner

With holiday feasts on the horizon, ODB Liquors Manager Vivian Tran gave the Gazette some recommendations for wines and spirits that are sure to impress. For an affordable bottle of wine to bring to dinner, Tran suggested Smoking Loon Cabernet Sauvignon, available for $10.99. “A ‘cab’ will pair well with roasts,” she said. For...

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Hill Agenda, Dec. 13, 2013-Jan. 9, 2014

December 13, 2013
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The deadline for Hill Agenda listings is noon, Jan. 7 for the Jan. 10 issue. Email listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Meetings Mayor-elect Walsh town hall meeting, sessions on arts & culture; basic city services; economic development; education; energy, environment & open...

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Hubway a profit-maker for City, bike company

December 13, 2013
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The Hubway bike-share system is a profit-maker for the City and the Oregon company that operates it, a Gazette review of the program’s finances has found. For the fiscal year 2012, the City collected $173,835 in profit, all of which was funneled back into expanding the system, according to Boston Bikes Director Nicole Freedman....

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Participación, Dec. 13, 2013-Jan. 9, 2014

December 13, 2013
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La entrega para la sección de Participación es mediodía el 7 de enero para la edición 10 de enero. Escribir news@missionhillgazette.com. Note: Todos los números tiene 617, a menos que dice otro número.           Reuniones Reunión de ayuntamiento del alcalde electo Walsh, sesiones sobre las artes y la cultura, servicios de la ciudad, el...

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Editorial: Passing the political torches

December 13, 2013
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With the New Year will come a new mayor for the first time in a generation. We thank outgoing Mayor Thomas Menino for his tireless devotion to the city and its neighborhoods. Menino was a great promoter of the idea that Boston is only as strong as its neighborhoods, and it is no coincidence...

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Editorial: Happy holidays

December 13, 2013
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With the holidays here and the official start of winter on the way, we hope you enjoy this unique time of celebration and reflection. Hanukkah, the Jewish commemoration of the rededication of the Holy Temple in Jerusalem, ended last week. On Christmas, Dec. 25, Christians mark the birth of Jesus. The winter solstice arrives...

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Editorial: Farewell to Mandela

December 13, 2013
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Rarely does a world leader have much impact on Mission Hill, but Nelson Mandela, the former South African political prisoner and president who died Dec. 5, was one of them. Mandela won global goodwill for bringing down his country’s racist apartheid regime with both words and deeds of peace, equality and reconciliation. How that...

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Letter: Thanks for supporting the Community Alliance

December 13, 2013
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Dear Mission Hill residents and businesses: For those of you who have been participating in the Community Alliance of Mission Hill (CAMH) meetings—thank you. Thank you for wanting to drive positive change in our neighborhood. Our neighborhood is vibrant, diverse and, as identified by many of you in an earlier meeting this year, comfortable...

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Hill Happenings

December 13, 2013
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Several thousand people will attend the Urban Nutcracker this month at the John Hancock Hall, presented by Tony Williams. Williams, who grew up in the Bromley-Heath projects, founded the Urban Nutcracker in 2001. Williams runs the Tony Williams Dance Center at 284 Amory St. in Jamaica Plain. A tremendously talented dancer, Williams was the...

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What’s Happening on Main Street

December 13, 2013
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What’s Happening on Main Street

Mission Hill, are you listening? Brigham Circle is glistening…after a beautiful sight of hundreds of neighbors gathering at Brigham Circle on the Tuesday before Thanksgiving to kick off the City of Boston’s annual “Holidays on Main Streets” festivities. The plaza at One Brigham Circle provided for a festive setting, while Mother Nature held off...

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Walsh wins close mayoral election

November 15, 2013
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Walsh wins close mayoral election

Riding the support of labor unions and endorsements from key elected officials, state Rep. Marty Walsh narrowly defeated At-Large City Councilor John Connolly on Nov. 5 to become the next mayor of Boston. Mayor Thomas Menino is stepping down after 20 years in office. Walsh garnered around 52 percent of voters, or 72,514 votes,...

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Art Park developer chosen

November 15, 2013
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Sebastian Mariscal Studio, Inc. (SMS) will redevelop the Art Park site between Parker and Terrace streets after being chosen from six competitors last week by the City’s Public Facilities Commission. A Dec. 5 community meeting at Mission Church will allow the public to review the design and learn more about the construction timetable for...

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