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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Mission Hill Road Race 2013

November 15, 2013
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Zakim wins District 8 council seat

November 15, 2013
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Zakim wins District 8 council seat

The base for the District 8 City Council seat is moving out of Mission Hill to the Back Bay, after Josh Zakim defeated Michael Nichols on Nov. 5. Zakim, a Back Bay resident, garnered 53 percent of voters, or 4,485 votes, while Nichols received 47 percent. Mike Ross, who currently holds the seat and...

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Walsh el nuevo alcalde

November 15, 2013
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Tomando ventaja del apoyo de los sindicatos y de funcionarios electos, el Representante del Estado Marty Wash venció por poco al Consejero Municipal “At-Large” John Connolly el 5 de noviembre en la carrera para ser el próximo alcalde de Boston. El titular Thomas Menino decidió retirarse después de 20 años de alcalde. Walsh obtuvo...

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Hill might get new K-8 school, not Fenway High

November 15, 2013
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A new K-8 school instead of a relocated Fenway High might be in the works for the Mission Hill community after an amendment by City Councilor Mike Ross narrowly passed 7-6 during the City Council meeting Nov. 6. The amendment was attached to a loan order for a $4 million study about a new...

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Animals and India highlights of library art shows

November 15, 2013
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Animals and India highlights of library art shows

Animals and India are the focuses of thought-provoking art exhibits on view at the Parker Hill Branch Library at 1497 Tremont St. “Animal Nature” by Ileana Hernandez, showing through Dec.31, is a series of photos that use humor to express behavioral similarities between humans and their pets. An a group show of paintings and...

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BRA reschedules NU master plan vote

November 15, 2013
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The Boston Redevelopment Authority board has rescheduled the vote on Northeastern University’s (NU) Institutional Master Plan to Nov. 14 at City Hall. The vote was originally supposed to take place last month, but the meeting was postponed. An IMP is a comprehensive development plan that describes an institution’s existing facilities, long-range planning goals and...

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MassArt to host Holiday Art Sale

November 15, 2013
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Holiday shoppers looking to get a jump on the season’s gifts can find unique pieces of artwork at the 29th Annual MassArt Holiday Sale. Held the first week of December, the sale will showcase art made by Massachusetts College of Art and Design students and alumni, and revenue will go partially to the artists,...

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Boston Building Materials offers winter heating advice

November 15, 2013
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As cold weather settles in, Mission Hill’s Boston Building Resources offers advice and supplies for making homes warmer and more energy-efficient. The consumer co-op and building supply resale outlet at 100 Terrace St. will hold a “Heating Systems Workshop” on Dec. 7, and has weatherization workshops starting in January. “People aren’t really paying attention...

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Youth leaders receive scholarships

November 15, 2013
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Youth leaders receive scholarships

Three longtime leaders at the local Sociedad Latina youth organization received $500 scholarships from the Borinqueño Cultural Committee of Massachusetts last month. The recipients include: Tatiana Cortes, a Boston College senior; Taydavia Martinez, a Lesley University junior; and Shynnah Monge, who is taking Bunker Hill Community College courses. All three are Sociedad Latina alumnae,...

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State Rep. Sánchez holds gun violence forum

November 15, 2013
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Local state Rep. Jeffrey Sánchez, who represents Mission Hill and grew up in the Mission Main housing development, convened a forum last month to discuss gun violence and ways to prevent it. The event was also meant to draw attention to several gun control bills moving through the State House. About 100 people, including...

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Tuskegee Airman

November 15, 2013
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Tuskegee Airman

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College Cleanup

November 15, 2013
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College Cleanup

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Hill Agenda, Nov. 15, 2013

November 15, 2013
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The deadline for Hill Agenda listings is noon, Dec. 10 for the Dec. 13 issue. Email listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Meetings Art Park plan, presentation on Sebastian Mariscal Studio’s plans for land between Parker and Terrace streets, Thurs., Dec. 5, 6...

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Participación, Nov. 15, 2013

November 15, 2013
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La entrega para la sección de Participación es mediodía el 10 de diciembre para la edición 13 de diciembre. Escribir news@missionhillgazette.com. Note: Todos los números tiene 617, a menos que dice otro número.           Reuniones Plan para Art Park, presentación sobre los planes de Sebastian Mariscal Studio’s para la tierra entre las calles Parker...

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Editorial: Congratulations to Walsh

November 15, 2013
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We congratulate Marty Walsh on his hard-earned victory in the Boston mayoral race. We eagerly await his administration and its promise of a City government that is more transparent, more efficient, more inclusive and more focused on equity—and just as positive about the future. We also remind residents that an election is just the...

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Editorial: Thanks to Connolly

November 15, 2013
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We owe thanks to John Connolly for his mayoral campaign. While unsuccessful, his bold campaign helped to shape the race and, ultimately, the City’s future direction. Connolly was the first incumbent elected official to enter the race at a time when it was assumed Mayor Thomas Menino would stand for re-election. That took real...

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Editorial: Thanks to all

November 15, 2013
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On Thanksgiving, some people have more to be thankful for than others, but we all have some blessings to count. At the Gazette, we have residents who not only read the paper but also contribute mightily to it, and local businesses whose advertisements make our work possible. Thank you.

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Letter: 55 Shattuck should remain as development lesson

November 15, 2013
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Recent years have seen tremendous, almost unbridled growth in medical facility development in and around Francis Street and Longwood, Brookline and Huntington avenues. If you look at it with some distance and perspective, you see a terrible mess of buildings, many in process, and many more to come. Think of homesteaders stampeding for free...

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Path to Priesthood

November 15, 2013
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Path to Priesthood

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Hill Happenings

November 15, 2013
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More than 400 runners and walkers participated in the 5K Mission Hill Road Race on Oct. 5. The event raises money for the maintenance of the Kevin Fitzgerald Park. Ross Macandrew, 22, won the race in 16:28, 35 seconds ahead of runner-up Christopher Mentas. The first woman to finish the race, which starts and...

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Garden Rebuild

November 15, 2013
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Garden Rebuild

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