WIT files plan for Sweeney field project

November 14, 2014
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Wentworth Institute of Technology (WIT) has set in motion the relocation of Sweeney Field to the site of the current Parker Street parking lot. WIT filed a Letter of Intent with the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) last month, which officially begins the project’s development review process. The new Sweeney Athletic Facility would allow for...

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Baker wins close election

November 14, 2014
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Baker wins close election

In one of the closest gubernatorial elections in recent memory, Republican Charlie Baker squeezed out a victory over Democrat Martha Coakley during the Nov. 4 general election. Meanwhile, in the only competitive local election, Democrat  state Sen. Sonia Chang-Díaz (2nd Suffolk District) trounced Republican David James Wyatt. The senator garnered 90 percent of the...

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Asthma remains a major Mission Hill health concern

November 14, 2014
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By Aneri Pattani/Special to the Gazette Joel Marin is never caught without his inhaler. He always carries one with him and keeps another in the car as a backup. The 27-year-old from Roxbury has suffered from asthma since childhood. “As the years went by, it got worse and worse,” said Marin, who used to...

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Hill Agenda, Nov. 14, 2014

November 14, 2014
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The deadline for Hill Agenda listings is noon, Dec. 9 for the Dec. 12 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 to include Collaboration with Main Streets, Mission Sushi & Wok restaurant, Beta Burger, Wed.,...

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Ex-councilor Tobin tells Menino anecdotes

November 14, 2014
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Following former Mayor Thomas Menino’s death on Oct. 30, former City Councilor John Tobin, now a Northeastern University vice president for community relations, posted several personal anecdotes about Menino on his Facebook page. Tobin served on the City Council from 2002 to 2010 and got to know Menino well. His detailed, often humorous stories...

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Final Farewell

November 14, 2014
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Final Farewell

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Mayor Menino’s new book touches on local issues

November 14, 2014
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Mayor Menino’s new book touches on local issues

Shortly before his Oct. 30 death, former Mayor Thomas Menino penned a memoir about his unprecedented five terms in office, “Mayor for a New America,” that mentions some big issues in Mission Hill and the Longwood Medical Area. They include two dramatic crimes: the infamous Charles Stuart murder case of 1989 and last year’s...

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A journalist’s view from the Menino beat

November 14, 2014
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I knew and covered Tom Menino, first when he was the District 5 city councilor from Readville/Hyde Park, and later when he was mayor—28 years. The first time I interviewed him, I asked him, a councilor, what he thought about having a neighborhood council in Hyde Park. He made a loud snoring sound, then...

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Hill resident criticizes City’s graffiti removal

November 14, 2014
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Hill resident criticizes City’s graffiti removal

A Mission Hill resident is criticizing the City’s response to graffiti in the neighborhood, saying the previous administration did a better and quicker job of tackling the problem. The Mayor’s Office responded that more than 85 percent of the graffiti complaints on Mission Hill have been resolved and that the City’s graffiti removal program...

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Jamie Wyeth’s paintings on view at MFA

November 14, 2014
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Jamie Wyeth’s paintings on view at MFA

The first major retrospective of American artist Jamie Wyeth is currently open at the Museum of Fine Arts (MFA), showcasing 109 works from six decades of Wyeth’s work. The exhibit is open through Dec. 28. The exhibition displays paintings, works on paper, illustrations and objects in a range of “combined mediums”––Wyeth’s preferred term for...

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WIT Vice President

November 14, 2014
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WIT Vice President

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Participación, Nov. 14, 2014

November 14, 2014
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El plazo para la sección de Participación es al mediodía el 9 de deciembre para la edición del 12 de deciembre. Escriba a: news@missionhillgazette.com. Note que los números telefónicos empiezan con 617, a menos que diga otro código de área.           Reuniones ****Community Alliance of Mission Hill, agenda to include Collaboration with Main Streets,...

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WIT opens new dorm and labs

November 14, 2014
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WIT opens new dorm and labs

Wentworth Institute of Technology (WIT) opened a 305-bed dorm and new science facilities last month. “We’re very excited to celebrate the opening of these new spaces,” Wentworth President Zorica Pantić said in a release. “With these new facilities, Wentworth is providing our undergraduate students with graduate-level laboratories, which aligns with our plan to add...

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Good Sports

November 14, 2014
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Good Sports

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Top Walkers

November 14, 2014
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Top Walkers

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Editorial: Remembering Mayor Menino

November 14, 2014
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In the weeks since Tom Menino passed away, much has been said about his stature as one of Boston’s great mayors. We’ll add that he would have been one of its great ex-mayors, too. The most remarkable thing about Menino was his unfeigned guy-from-the-old-neighborhood localism. Unlike virtually any pol you care to name, he...

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NU dorm almost ready to open

November 14, 2014
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NU dorm almost ready to open

Northeastern University (NU) officials say the controversial East Village—formerly known as Grandmarc— dorm project will be ready to house students in January, a year and a half later than originally planned. John Tobin, NU’s vice president of city and community affairs, told the Gazette last week that the building’s interior is nearly done, the...

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Hill Happenings

November 14, 2014
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More than 400 runners and walkers participated in the Mission Hill Road Race on Oct. 18. The race, which starts and ends at Kevin Fitzgerald Park, has become something of a Mission Hill holiday. The event attracted a plethora of former Mission Hill folks, creating a jovial atmosphere on a glorious Saturday afternoon. Before...

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What’s Happening on Main Streets

November 14, 2014
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With the chill in the air and the trees shedding their leaves, it won’t be long before the holidays are upon us. Mayor Marty Walsh has announced plans to continue the late Tom Menino’s traditional Trolley Tour and Tree Lighting in Brigham Circle on Sat., Dec. 6 at 3 p.m., which kicks off our...

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Local Legacy

November 14, 2014
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Local Legacy

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Little League Honors

November 14, 2014
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Little League Honors

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Nonprofit developers to bid on Heath St. parcels

November 12, 2014
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Two nonprofit developers specializing in affordable housing—the Back of the Hill Community Development Corporation and the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development Corporation—will bid on City-owned parcels on Heath Street. They will hold a meeting tonight, Nov. 12, at 6 p.m. at Family Service of Greater Boston, 31 Heath St. to “brainstorm” redevelopment ideas. The two...

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Menino memorial arrangements announced

October 31, 2014
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Former Mayor Thomas Menino, who died yesterday, will lie in state at Faneuil Hall downtown on Sun., Nov. 2, according to an official memorial website. The event will be open to the public starting at 10 a.m. that day. A private funeral Mass will follow on Mon., Nov. 3 at noon at Most Precious...

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How to send condolences to Menino family

October 30, 2014
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Anyone wishing to share memories and condolences with the family of the late former Mayor Thomas Menino can do so in several ways, the City announced today. A memorial area in the lobby of Boston City Hall is open until 11 p.m. tonight, Oct. 30. Starting tomorrow, Oct. 31, condolence books will be available...

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