Passion Parade

April 5, 2013
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Passion Parade

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Connolly promete nueva energía como alcalde

April 5, 2013
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Connolly promete nueva energía como alcalde

En su primera entrevista comprensiva sobre su campaña para alcalde, el consejero municipal John Connolly prometió mejorar la infraestructura, incluso las escuelas públicas y los artes, mientras criticaba el alcalde actual Thomas Menino. Según Connolly, Menino carece de la visión y la transparencia. Le hizo la entrevista el 14 de marzo, antes de que...

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U.S. Senate primary is April 30

April 5, 2013
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Three Republicans and two Democrats are set to fight it out April 30 for their respective party’s nomination in the race to fill the U.S. Senate seat left vacant by John Kerry. Former U.S. Attorney Michael Sullivan; Gabriel Gomez, a Cohasset resident and former Navy SEAL; and state Rep. Daniel Winslow (9th Norfolk District)...

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Connolly pledges ‘new energy’ as mayor

April 5, 2013
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Connolly pledges ‘new energy’ as mayor

City Councilor John Connolly pledged to improve everything from public schools to the arts scene, while blasting incumbent Mayor Thomas Menino’s City Hall as lacking vision and transparency, in Connolly’s first major interview about his mayoral campaign. The interview was held March 14, before Menino announced he will not run. “While I deeply respect...

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Addition, kitchen concerns in Fenway High plan

April 5, 2013
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By Ryan Deto/Special to the Gazette The lack of a full-service kitchen in the new Fenway High School emerged as a concern for residents and the school alike in a March 26 City meeting about a large addition to its future home at 67 Alleghany St. It also was announced that the school’s move...

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NU speeds up dorm-building schedule

April 5, 2013
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Northeastern University (NU) has revised its institutional master plan (IMP) to accelerate the construction of more student housing. NU plans to build enough housing to accommodate 1,000 more students in on-campus housing in its new IMP, which would bring its on-campus student housing rate to 75 percent. However, NU had planned to build those...

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Petition urges hospital to save garden

April 5, 2013
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LMA—More than 5,000 people have signed a petition on change.org asking Boston Children’s Hospital (BCH) to save the Prouty Garden, which the hospital wants to replace with a tower. BCH would replace the Prouty Garden with new and expanded garden spaces and would build a meditation space for patients and their families on the...

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New sushi restaurant opens on the Hill

April 5, 2013
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A new sushi and stir-fry restaurant has opened in Mission Hill. Mission Sushi and Wok, located at 1625 Tremont St., offers sushi and stir-fry dishes as well as chicken wings, bao bao buns and a specialty item: sushi pizza.  A sushi pizza is made with a thin layer of rice and nori—seaweed used in...

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‘Green’ real estate firm moves to Hill

April 5, 2013
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‘Green’ real estate firm moves to Hill

Boston Green Realty, a full-service real estate company specializing in environmental and energy-efficiency advice, this month moved from the Back Bay to 1542 Tremont St. The 12-year-old company is run by Suzanne and Leland DiMeco and already has a local presence, managing some buildings on Parker and Tremont streets. “We wanted to be more...

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Mission Hill Little League celebrates 60 years

April 5, 2013
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Mission Hill Little League celebrates 60 years

The Mission Hill Little League is celebrating its 60th anniversary this year. “It’s really impressive—60 years,” said George Brennan, who is one of the founders of the league. He said that it was started in 1953 when the Mission Hill Main Club, a young men’s baseball team, decided to start a Little League. Brennan...

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Boston Shines cleanup arrives April 27

April 5, 2013
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Boston Shines, the City of Boston’s annual cleanup event, will be held Sat., April 27. Organizations and individuals can volunteer to help spruce up city streets and public spaces. Boston Shines is among the most popular local volunteer events and a way for residents to get to know each other. The City will arrange...

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Senior Life: Little Brothers becomes seniors’ ‘best friend’

April 5, 2013
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For some homebound seniors, isolation can be unbearable. But as people grow old that is sometimes exactly what happens as friends and family pass away. The Little Brothers—Friends of the Elderly is a volunteer-based organization that attempts to break that isolation, bringing services to seniors with the warmth and care of a friend. Little...

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Senior Life: MFA offers custom tours for seniors

April 5, 2013
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Senior Life: MFA offers custom tours for seniors

Thanks to programs offered by the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA), seniors are getting to experience art in new ways. The MFA’s Access to Art program lets residents take customized tours of the museum. The tours are tailored for visitors with a wide range of disabilities, including physical, cognitive or emotional disabilities as...

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Senior Life: Social Security goes direct deposit

April 5, 2013
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Starting on March 1, all Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits are only being paid electronically by direct deposit under a new rule from the U.S. Department of the Treasury. More than 90 percent of people receiving Social Security benefits already get them electronically, according to the Social Security Administration. There are...

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WIT to create ‘endowment’ tower

April 5, 2013
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Wentworth Institute of Technology (WIT) announced an amendment to its institutional master plan (IMP) that would create three new buildings, including an 18-story “endowment” tower, on the corner of Huntington Avenue and Ruggles and Parker streets. WIT spokespeople sat at a community task force meeting March 12 that they hoped the amendment would be...

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City releases RFP for Art Park site

April 5, 2013
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After several delays, the City has issued the request for proposals (RFP) for redeveloping the Art Park site, which is City-owned land between Parker and Terrace Streets. The RFP is a culmination of more than a yearlong process that at times has been contentious, with many critics of the plan voicing displeasure of housing...

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Hill Agenda, April 5-May 16, 2013

April 5, 2013
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The deadline for Hill Agenda listings is noon, May 14 for the May 17 issue. Email listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Meetings Mission Hill NHS annual meeting, Mon., April 8, 6:30pm, Massachusetts College of Pharmacy, 670 Huntington Ave. Info: 566-6565. Fenway CDC...

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Gazette marks 20 years of service

April 5, 2013
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Gazette marks 20 years of service

The Mission Hill Gazette marks 20 years of serving the community this month. The first issue of the Gazette hit the streets in April 1993. The front-page stories were about the controversial plan to sell the former English High School building in the Longwood Medical Area, and a profile of Mission Hill Little League...

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Local thoughts on Gazette history

April 5, 2013
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By John Ruch and Peter Shanley/Gazette Staff Some notable community figures, past and present, recently shared their thoughts on the Mission Hill Gazette marking 20 years of community service. City Councilor and Mission Hill resident Mike Ross: “Local press is the cornerstone of our community. People have relied on the Mission Hill Gazette to...

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Parklet plan is delayed

April 5, 2013
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A “parklet” proposed for Tremont Street will come to Mission Hill later than expected, in late summer or early fall, following a community design process, City Transportation Department (BTD) Director of Planning Vineet Gupta told the Gazette. “Now that we have determined the locations, our focus will be on their design,” he said. “We’re...

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Participacion, April 5-May 16, 2013

April 5, 2013
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La entrega para la sección de Participación es mediodía el 14 de mayo para la edición 17 de mayo. Escribir news@missionhillgazette.com. Note: Todos los números tiene 617, a menos que dice otro número.          Reuniones Reunión anual de Mission Hill Neighborhood Housing Services, agenda incluye la elección a la junta, reportes de programas, lectores,...

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Editorial: A local mayor?

April 5, 2013
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With Mayor Menino out of the race, there is a chance for a Mission Hill mayor to be elected this fall. Several local elected officials are potential candidates for the Mayor’s Office, and would be strong contenders. We are excited about that not just because it would be fun to see someone we all...

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Editorial: The Gazette: A sense of purpose

April 5, 2013
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Mission Hill and the Longwood Medical and Academic Area have improved dramatically over the past 20 years since the Gazette debuted, and it has been the Gazette’s honor to be a partner in that. We look forward to being your voice for the next 20 years and beyond. When the first issue of the...

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Hill Happenings

April 5, 2013
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Several former neighborhood folks traveled from throughout the globe to attend the Mission Hill-Jamaica Plain reunion at Cedars of Lebanon Hall in JP last month. I was surprised to see my ’67 Mission High classmate Stephen Coote at the reunion. Steve, who was a brilliant student, has lived in Germany for many years. Other...

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