Cops: Gunfire wounds 1

December 14, 2012
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A blast of gunfire apparently left one person wounded at 61 Prentiss St. on the border of the Alice Taylor Homes housing development on the afternoon of Nov. 19, according to the Boston Police Department (BPD). Officers responding around 5 p.m. to reported gunshots discovered five .45-caliber shell casings, according to a police report...

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Ordinance attempts to tamp down parties

December 14, 2012
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The City Council’s Government Operations Committee is currently reviewing an ordinance that will try to rein in out-of-control parties in the city. The “nuisance control” ordinance, which was introduced by City Councilor Sal LaMattina, could have hosts of loud and unruly parties and partygoers themselves facing fines. Repeat violations would bring landlords into the...

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Soccer Star

December 14, 2012
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Soccer Star

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BRA ‘corridor plan’ meeting scheduled

December 14, 2012
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The Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) was scheduled to host a community meeting Dec. 12 to “start the conversation” on the first draft of a S. Huntington Avenue “corridor plan,” BRA spokesperson Melina Schuler told the Gazette. The meeting was scheduled to take place after the Gazette’s deadline. An update will be posted on the...

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Capuano, Sánchez respond to ballot questions

December 14, 2012
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U.S. Rep. Mike Capuano (7th District) told the Gazette he supports the non-binding ballot question on the Nov. 6 ballot that called for cuts in military spending to sustain social programs. Meanwhile, the non-binding question that called for overturning the U.S. Supreme Court’s Citizen United ruling seems to be irrelevant, as the state legislature...

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Hill Happenings

December 14, 2012
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Hill Happenings

On Aug. 23, 1968, Mission Hill’s Joe Conlon, a Green Beret assigned to the 5th Special Forces Group, was stationed at headquarters at Marble Mountain in the Republic of Vietnam. Shortly after midnight, Conlon heard several explosions and realized the enemy was inside the compound. A first lieutenant lay on the floor, injured by...

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Joslin expert: Mayor, others can cope with diabetes

December 14, 2012
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With Mayor Thomas Menino’s recent type 2 diabetes diagnosis, Joslin Diabetes Center’s Dr. Osama Hamdy talked with the Gazette about what the common illness can mean for the mayor and for anyone. Joslin is the world’s largest diabetes research center and one of the major institutions in the Longwood Medical Area. “In his age...

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T’s ‘Urban Ring’ plan revives

December 14, 2012
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A study proposing to link the MBTA’s Blue and Silver lines in the long-delayed Urban Ring transit project is scheduled to start in January. It was announced during a Dec. 3 Urban Ring community advisory committee (CAC) meeting, held in the Boston Redevelopment Authority’s (BRA) board room at City Hall. The Urban Ring would...

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Route 39 project delayed again

December 14, 2012
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The Route 39 bus improvement project has been delayed another season, starting spring 2013 instead of this winter, according to MBTA spokesperson Joe Pesaturo. The project has been repeatedly delayed. The MBTA said in September that the project was being pushed back from fall to this winter, weather permitting. The Route 39 bus is...

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Calling for Help

December 14, 2012
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Calling for Help

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Offices may come to 75 St. Alphonsus

December 14, 2012
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Local offices might come to 75 St. Alphonsus St. if a City Zoning Board of Appeals filing is approved. Developer Louis Miller intends to convert living space on the first floor of the multi-story apartment tower into space for five local offices, he told the Gazette. It is unclear whether the would-be affected units...

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Simmons files for IMP extension

December 14, 2012
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LMA—Simmons College on the Fenway has filed for a two-year extension of its current Institutional Master Plan (IMP), a document that defines the campus and lays out any upcoming construction plans. An IMP also serves as blanket zoning approval for new projects. Because no new projects are on the table, Simmons is requesting the...

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Turkey Time

December 14, 2012
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Turkey Time

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Participacion, Dec. 14, 2012-Jan. 10, 2013

December 14, 2012
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La entrega para la sección de Participación es mediodía el 8 de enero para la edición 11 de enero. Escribir news@missionhillgazette.com. Note: Todos los números tiene 617, a menos que dice otro número.          Reuniones Community Alliance of Mission Hill, Agenda pendiente, miércoles, 19 diciembre, 7pm, Room G3, Kresge Building, 677 Huntington Ave. Info:...

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‘Mobile City Hall’ coming to a corner near you

December 14, 2012
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‘Mobile City Hall’ coming to a corner near you

Starting last week, a “mobile City Hall” in a customized truck started patrolling Boston streets, helping citizens request dog licenses, pay parking tickets and register to vote. “City Hall To Go,” the first of its kind in the country, will go into regular service next year, but it’s already on the streets as part...

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What’s Up, Dec. 14, 2012-Jan. 10, 2013

December 14, 2012
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The deadline for What’s Up listings is noon, Jan. 8 for the Jan. 11 issue. Email listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Meetings Community Alliance of Mission Hill, Agenda TBA, Wed., Dec. 19, 7pm, Room G3, Kresge Building, 677 Huntington Ave. Info: 733-8321/...

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Mission Hill voters favor liberal candidates

December 14, 2012
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Mission Hill voters favor liberal candidates

Mission Hill voters turned out in slightly fewer numbers than the city as a whole for the Nov. 6 election, but they followed the city in voting overwhelmingly for President Barack Obama and U.S. Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren. About 59 percent of Mission Hill registered voters turned out for the Nov. 6 election, 5...

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South Ender runs for City Council

December 14, 2012
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Michelle Wu, a South End attorney, this week announced her campaign for an at-large Boston City Council seat in next year’s election. “In Boston, we can lead globally by innovating locally,” Wu said in a press statement. “Innovation shouldn’t be associated solely with the Seaport, but should also define our neighborhood schools, community health...

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Orchestra returns from Europe, plays local concerts

December 14, 2012
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Orchestra returns from Europe, plays local concerts

A Far Cry, a self-directed orchestra that rehearses in a storefront in Jamaica Plain, recently returned from a European tour and played two concerts at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum at 280 Fenway. The group is the resident chamber orchestra at the museum. “It was phenomenal,” Sarah Darling, A Far Cry violinist, said about...

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Political Notes: Chang-Díaz receives education award

December 14, 2012
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Local state Sen. Sonia Chang-Díaz received an education award from the National Association of Education Service Agencies last month, according to a press release. Chang-Díaz and her Education Committee co-chair, state Rep. Alice Peisch, were picked for their working in reforming the state’s system of education collaboratives. Education collaboratives allows school districts to share...

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Editorial: Welcome back, Mr. Mayor

December 14, 2012
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It is good to hear that Mayor Thomas Menino is out of his recent major hospitalization at Brigham and Women’s and rehabbing in preparation for returning home. We wish the mayor well and look forward to seeing him in Mission Hill again soon. The mayor has been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, a serious,...

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Editorial: The mobile City Hall

December 14, 2012
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Having failed to move City Hall to the Waterfront, the mayor has instead introduced a “mobile City Hall” in the form of a truck that will drive around the City to offer basic license applications and parking ticket pay-ups. It’s an interesting experiment. Time will tell if it is more than a novelty and...

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Editorial: Happy holidays

December 14, 2012
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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. We are in the midst of Hanukkah, the Jewish commemoration of the rededication of the Holy Temple in Jerusalem. On Christmas, Dec. 25, Christians mark the birth of Jesus. The...

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Letter: In support of anti-party ordinance

December 14, 2012
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The following letter was sent to the Boston Globe: In response to the Globe editorial, “Party ordinance would be harsh on young Bostonians” (Nov. 5, 2012), we write in support of the proposed ordinance, which will address some longstanding issues within our Mission Hill and Jamaica Plain neighborhoods. “Town and gown” relationships in Boston...

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