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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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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