University Notes: Northeastern honors its veterans

November 2, 2012
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Janet Napolitano, the U.S. secretary of homeland security, will be the keynote speaker at Northeastern University’s annual Veterans Day ceremony on Nov. 12. The ceremony begins at 2:30 p.m. at the university Veterans Memorial, adjacent to Egan Research Center on Forsyth Street. The public is invited. A small reception will follow the ceremony. Business...

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University Notes: Former university president Ryder dies

November 2, 2012
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Kenneth G. Ryder, president of Northeastern University from 1975 to 1989, died Monday at age 88. Ryder, who began as a history instructor at Northeastern in 1949, served as associate professor, dean of administration and executive vice president before being named president. After his presidency, he served on the university’s board of trustees until...

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Campaign Role

November 2, 2012
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Campaign Role

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Participacion, Nov. 2-Dec. 13, 2012

November 2, 2012
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La entrega para la sección de Participación es mediodía el 11 de diciembre para la edición 14 de diciembre. Escribir news@missionhillgazette.com.          Reuniones Northeastern Task Force, creando el próximo plan institucional de Northeastern. Jueves, 15 noviembre, 20 diciembre, 6pm, local pendiente. Info: northeastern.edu/masterplan. Reunión anual del Emerald Necklace Conservancy, jueves, 15 noviembre, 5:30pm, Northeastern...

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Senate Business

November 2, 2012
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Senate Business

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What’s Up, Nov. 2-Dec. 13, 2012

November 2, 2012
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The deadline for What’s Up listings is noon, Dec. 11 for the Dec. 14 issue. Email listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Meetings Northeastern Task Force, planning NU’s next institutional master plan. Thurs., Nov. 15, Dec. 20, 6pm, location TBD. Info: northeastern.edu/masterplan. Emerald Necklace Conservancy annual meeting, Thurs., Nov. 15, 5:30pm, Northeastern University Curry Student Center Ballroom,...

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Good Reading

November 2, 2012
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Good Reading

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Mass. Eye & Ear building opens

November 2, 2012
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The construction for the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary’s (MEEI) new facility at 800 Huntington Ave. was officially finished this week. MEEI’s clinics are expected to open before the end of the month following the ribbon-cutting this week. The building houses a café and an eyeglasses shop, open to the public, in addition to...

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Nonprofit helps at-risk youths

November 2, 2012
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MissionSAFE, located at 1481 Tremont St., is a nonprofit dedicated to helping at-risk youths. Its signature program, the Youth Leadership Service Corps (YLSC), recently held a back-to-school drive at Brigham Circle. Alex Danesco, development director at MissionSAFE, said about 300 items were collected during the drive and given to residents of local housing developments...

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Stained-glass window to be preserved

November 2, 2012
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Stained-glass window to be preserved

The fate of the historic building at 161 S. Huntington Ave., the former site of the Home for Little Wanderers, is still undecided. But even if the 1914 building is cleared away for luxury apartments, one piece of history will not be destroyed. A Tiffany & Co. stained-glass window that depicts Jesus Christ blessing...

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BWH gives updates on local projects

November 2, 2012
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Mission Hill residents near 15 Francis St. can expect to see around 30 dump truck runs a day going down the street starting in January as part of the ongoing project in Brigham Circle. That was one of several updates given on upcoming construction projects, including also a new Roxbury Tenants of Harvard (RTH)...

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Senate race involves Latino community

November 2, 2012
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With the U.S. Senate race between incumbent Scott Brown (Republican) and Elizabeth Warren (Democrat) being a nail-biter, the Latino community could play a pivotal role in deciding the winner. Recently, the Latino community was thrust into the spotlight on Oct. 15 when Brown attended the grand opening of a state Republican Party office in...

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Editorial: Your 10 choices for president

November 2, 2012
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We do not endorse candidates for office. But we do endorse your right to know who all of the candidates are. Democrat Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney are not your only choices. There will be four presidential candidates on the Massachusetts ballot Nov. 6, and many others whom you are free to write...

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Editorial: A planning partnership

November 2, 2012
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The Boston Redevelopment Authority is to be commended for creating a “corridor plan” for rapidly changing S. Huntington Avenue. It’s late, but not too late, and it shows a responsiveness to community concerns that the BRA has long sorely lacked. The BRA could have thrown up its hands and said it has no formal...

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Editorial: Giving thanks

November 2, 2012
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Veterans Day and Thanksgiving arrive this month, and the state of the nation gives both a somber tone. With the official end of the Afghanistan war in sight, veterans will be welcomed home, but often to a lack of jobs and social services. Veterans deserve thanks but need much more than that. It is...

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Letter: Celebrate Tainos, not Columbus

November 2, 2012
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As Youth Leaders at Sociedad Latina, we spent Columbus Day learning and talking about what actually happened when Christopher Columbus landed in the Americas. In school, we’ve all learned that Columbus is an American hero. But as we got older, we started to learn a different story. Columbus actually led many horrible, violent acts....

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Off the Rails

November 2, 2012
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Off the Rails

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Hill Happenings

November 2, 2012
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Gleaming sunshine hovered over Mission Hill on Oct. 20 for the annual Mission Hill Road Race, which starts and finishes at Kevin Fitzgerald Park. The race, which raises funds to maintain Fitzgerald Park, attracted several hundred runners and onlookers. The highlight of the day is reuniting with former Mission Hill folks such as Tom...

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What’s Happening on Main Streets

November 2, 2012
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By Richard Rouse/Special to the Gazette As the leaves cascade from the trees, we see 2012 coming to a close and traditional local events filling our calendars. Mission Hill Main Streets has planted flower bulbs again (with help from dedicated volunteers and local college students). The Boston Parks Department purchased truckloads of daffodil bulbs...

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Hospitals to host training exercise this weekend

November 1, 2012
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LMA—Two local hospitals are among the sites for this weekend’s “Urban Shield: Boston” emergency training exercise. Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Brigham and Women’s Hospital will host realistic simulations of hazardous materials decontaminations, treatment of victims and other activities that may look real to residents. There will be no actual danger to the...

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Trees down as storm largely spares area

October 30, 2012
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Trees and large limbs are down around the area in the wake of Hurricane Sandy yesterday. While the storm devastated New Jersey and New York City, and killed people as far away as Toronto, it was not as strong as predicted in Boston. Coastal areas of the state and some wooded suburbs were harder-hit...

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Hurricane begins hitting Mission Hill

October 29, 2012
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Hurricane Sandy is already affecting the Mission Hill area with high wind gusts that will increase as the day goes on. Trees and tree limbs are likely to blow down. Power outages are a serious possibility. Residents should stay indoors if at all possible. The storm is forecast to produce winds up to 65...

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Hurricane may strike area; state offers tips

October 25, 2012
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Hurricane Sandy may strike the Boston area early next week as a major storm with heavy rain and strong winds. The Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) says that residents should prepare now for possible power outages, flooding and property damage. MEMA offers the following tips: Make sure you have a well-stocked Family Disaster Kit...

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Critics blast Art Park plan at final meeting

October 12, 2012
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Opposition to the request for proposal guidelines for the City-owned land between Parker and Terrace Street erupted during a community meeting last night. About 15 people attended the meeting at Mission Church. Critics of the plan to build residential units along Parker Street were much more vocal than at previous meetings. Several of them...

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