NU Task Force debates dorms, ‘campus’

February 8, 2013
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Community Task Force members reacted to Northeastern University’s (NU) release of its proposed Institutional Master Plan (IMP), filed Dec. 21, by asking for several clarifications and explanations over promises to the community and the university’s student housing plans for the next decade. NU mostly listened to comments, as the meeting’s purpose was for the...

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Art Park RFP delayed, awaits council vote

February 8, 2013
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Art Park RFP delayed, awaits council vote

The City has pushed back issuing the request for proposals (RFP) for redeveloping the Art Park site, which is City-owned land between Parker and Terrace Streets. The City originally intended to issue the RFP by now, but has pushed it back until the end of this month, according to John Feuerbach of the Department...

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Hill History: Historic church is region’s Greek Orthodox hub

February 8, 2013
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Hill History: Historic church is region’s Greek Orthodox hub

Tucked between two universities and a housing development, there stands a colossal Eastern-style structure with columns adorning the front and five domes affixed with crosses on top. That structure located at 514 Parker St. is the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral of New England. The cathedral, which was built in the 1920s, is considered the...

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Hill History: This Month in Hill History

February 8, 2013
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The following are some of the Gazette’s top headlines from this month in local history:   5 Years Ago: 2008 “Triplex Gold Rush” Real estate data showed that triple-deckers in Mission Hill were selling for almost twice as much as in Boston as a whole, with analysts suggesting that off-campus student housing was driving...

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Hill History: Museum, med school were seeds of LMA

February 8, 2013
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Though the Longwood Medical and Academic Area (LMA) now seems like the natural center of large institutions in Boston, it was originally intended to be luxury housing like the Back Bay. Before famed landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted got to it, the LMA was a marshy area subject to tidal flow, storm flooding and...

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What’s Up, Feb. 8-March 7, 2013

February 8, 2013
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The deadline for What’s Up listings is noon, March 5 for the March 8 issue. Email listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Meetings Northeastern University Task Force meeting, Tues., Feb. 12, 6pm, Alumni Pavilion, 6th floor, Columbus Place, 716 Columbus Ave. Info: 918-4438....

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Participacion, Feb. 8-March 7, 2013

February 8, 2013
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La entrega para la sección de Participación es mediodía el 5 de marzo para la edición 8 de marzo. Escribir news@missionhillgazette.com. Note: Todos los números tiene 617, a menos que dice otro número.          Reuniones Reunión de Northeastern University Task Force, martes, 12 febrero, 6pm, Alumni Pavilion, 6th floor, Columbus Place, 716 Columbus Ave....

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Healthy Holiday

February 8, 2013
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Healthy Holiday

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Editorial: Mission Hill School choice

February 8, 2013
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City Councilor Mike Ross scored a major win for Mission Hill children, present and future, in the Boston Public Schools assignment plan changes. He requested and got a guarantee that local kids always will be eligible for enrollment at the Mission Hill K-8 School, that internationally renowned pilot school that moved to Jamaica Plain...

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Editorial: Making local history

February 8, 2013
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The Gazette this week debuts its first annual “Hill History” special section. In a neighborhood as storied as ours, there are thousands of history stories to tell, but we had to settle for a couple of them for starters. This time, we take a look at how a very familiar neighbor of Mission Hill...

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Editorial: A democratic Senate race

February 8, 2013
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The U.S. Senate race is becoming competitive despite the best efforts of Democratic Party leaders, and that’s a good thing for the citizens. Despite their party’s name, the Democrats were poised to give voters as little choice as possible in replacing John Kerry. We have an interim senator whose main qualification is that he...

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Letter: NU council idea needs more details, action

February 8, 2013
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Sociedad Latina would like to respond with the following to the Mission Hill Gazette’s article “Official proposes ‘NU neighborhood council.’” (Jan. 11). John Tobin’s proposal to create a “Northeastern Neighborhood Council” that can open avenues of communication between Northeastern and Mission Hill is appreciated. At the same time, more details regarding the process of...

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Hill Happenings

February 8, 2013
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Several former Mission Hill folks assembled at the Corrib Pub in West Roxbury on Jan. 7. The occasion was George Traylor’s 60th birthday. George is a keen observer of local politics and he was an aide to the late Mission Hill state Rep. Kevin Fitzgerald during Kevin’s early State House years. Among the birthday...

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Interim senator picked; election coming soon

February 8, 2013
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Gov. Deval Patrick has tabbed William “Mo” Cowan as the interim U.S. senator, according to a press release. Cowan, who graduated from the Northeastern University School of Law, is the former chief of staff and chief legal counsel to Gov. Patrick. U.S. Rep. Mike Capuano (7th District), who represents Mission Hill, has decided not...

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Smart Supporters

February 8, 2013
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Smart Supporters

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What’s Happening on Main Streets

February 8, 2013
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By Richard Rouse/Special to the Gazette The long, cold days of winter are upon us, but activity abounds in the Mission Hill business district. After the holidays, it seems that merchants are lowering prices and offering discounts in their shops. This is an excellent time to look for specials when you shop locally. The...

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City declares snow emergency for Friday; schools to close

February 7, 2013
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With a massive winter storm predicted to bring 18 to 24 inches of snow to Boston tomorrow, the City of Boston has declared that a parking ban, a closure of Boston Public Schools and other emergency measures will go into effect Friday. “This is going to be a very serious storm,” said Mayor Thomas...

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Capuano out for Senate run, interim picked

January 30, 2013
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Gov. Deval Patrick has tabbed William “Mo” Cowan as the interim U.S. senator, according to a press release. Cowan, who graduated from the Northeastern University School of Law, is the former chief of staff and chief legal counsel to Gov. Patrick. Meanwhile, U.S. Rep. Mike Capuano (7th District), who represents Mission Hill, has decided...

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Muddy River work to begin this month

January 17, 2013
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LMA—Muddy River rehab work, including the “daylighting” of currently buried sections of the river at the Sears Rotary, is slated to begin the week of Jan. 28 after being delayed from the fall, according to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The work will begin with fencing off areas and removing some trees along...

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NU plans many new buildings, dorm tower

January 11, 2013
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The several major new buildings in Northeastern University’s (NU) new Institutional Master Plan (IMP), filed Dec. 21, favor more academic and research space over new on-campus housing, though 550 or more dorm beds are still planned by 2023. NU’s focus in the 10-year plan, as stated by spokespeople during previous task force meetings, is...

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The Big Pictures: Local photographer snaps leaders, stars

January 11, 2013
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Civil Rights leader Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. photographed by Frederick G.S. Clow during an appearance at the State House on April 23, 1967. (Photo by Frederick G.S. Clow)

With more than 60 years in the photography business, Frederick G.S. Clow has been around the block a few times. From presidents to prime ministers to celebrities, Clow has photographed them all and with class. The list of notable people he has photographed include President Bill Clinton, Martin Luther King Jr. and the Kennedy...

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Shop Local

January 11, 2013
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Shop Local

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Wu runs for more diverse City Council

January 11, 2013
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Wu runs for more diverse City Council

Go on the City Council website and you’ll see a wealth of male faces, but only a solitary female face. Michelle Wu would like to change that. Wu, a 27-year-old attorney who lives in the South End, is running for one of the four at-large city council seats this year. “No small part of...

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Wu se presenta como candidata al concejo municipal

January 11, 2013
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Wu se presenta como candidata al concejo municipal

En el sitio web del consejo municipal se ven muchas caras de hombres, pero solamente una de mujer. Michelle Wu quiere cambiar esto. Wu es una abogada de 27 años que vive en el South End, y está entrando en la candidatura para uno de los cuatro puestos del consejo municipal este año. “Mi...

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