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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Summer enters rock Hall of Fame

December 14, 2012
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Donna Summer, the late “queen” of disco music and a former Mission Hill resident, will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame next year, it was announced this week. Summer, born LaDonna Gaines, lived at 16 Parker Hill Ave. in the 1960s until she moved to New York City shortly before...

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Pitching In

December 14, 2012
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Pitching In

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What’s Happening on Main Streets

December 14, 2012
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By Richard Rouse/Special to the Gazette   On the Monday before Thanksgiving, well over 300 Mission Hill neighbors primed their palates at the 2nd  annual ‘Savor the Flavor of Mission Hill’ event at Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (MCPHS) Griffin Building function room overlooking the Boston skyline. A spectacular evening of fellowship,...

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Food, heating help requests skyrocket

November 21, 2012
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Fuel assistance and food bank referrals at Action for Boston Community Development’s (ABCD) offices, including the Parker Hill/Fenway Neighborhood Service Center, are at an “all-time high,” and the anti-poverty nonprofit has launched a “Winter Emergency Campaign” in response. ABCD is seeking donations of all kinds, such as new winter clothing, blankets and non-perishable food,...

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Crane, early deliveries heading to VA garage site

November 20, 2012
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S. HUNTINGTON—A large crane will be moved to the Veterans Affairs Medical Center garage construction site at 150 S. Huntington Ave. in Jamaica Plain on Mon., Nov. 26. Delivery of large sections of pre-cast concrete, some of which must happen in the 5-7 a.m. hour, will begin Nov. 28 and run through Dec. 21,...

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Brigham Circle tree-lighting slated for Dec. 8

November 20, 2012
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The annual holiday tree-lighting and Enchanted Trolley Tour will return to Brigham Circle, the intersection of Huntington Avenue and Tremont Street, on Sat., Dec. 8 at 3:15 p.m. The free event will include music and a Santa Claus visit. Mayor Thomas Menino usually heads the visit, but it is unclear whether he will participate...

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Obama, Warren win in election

November 8, 2012
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Obama, Warren win in election

President Barack Obama won reelection, challenger Elizabeth Warren topped incumbent U.S. Senator Scott Brown, and the state approved medical marijuana in the Nov. 6 election. There were other contested local races. Democrat U.S. Rep. Mike Capuano (7th District) won reelection over Independent Karla Romero. On the state level, Democratic Reps. Jeffrey Sánchez (15th Suffolk District) Democratic...

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NU students to hold cleanup, neighbors meet-up

November 2, 2012
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Students involved in Northeastern University’s “Breakfast Club” community service project will hold a Mission Hill cleanup, followed by a “meet-and-greet” social event for the neighborhood at Mike’s Donuts, on Sat., Nov. 4. Residents are welcome to join the students for the cleanup starting at noon at Calumet and St. Alphonsus streets. The social event,...

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S. Huntington ‘corridor plan’ in the works

November 2, 2012
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S. HUNTINGTON—Following months of community outcry and a recent statement of support by Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) Director Peter Meade, the BRA started to create a “corridor plan” for the S. Huntington Avenue area last month. The “corridor plan” for the area will outline parameters for population density, neighborhood retail and transportation for the...

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Mission Hill Road Race 2012

November 2, 2012
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The annual Mission Hill 5K Road Race on Oct. 20 once again drew more than 750 runners and walkers to raise funds for Kevin W. Fitzgerald Park on St. Alphonsus Street. The overall winner of the race was Boston resident Peter Clarke and the women’s winner was Sara Greeley. Mission Hill resident Deryl Emerson  won the 40-49 age category and John Riordan of Boston Children’s Hospital won the 60-64 category. The walker winners were Steven Smith and Aurora Toledo. Northeastern University won the Pudding Pot award for institutional participation. (Photo by Daniella Rascón)

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Task Force pressures NU for more housing

November 2, 2012
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Northeastern University (NU) Task Force members and elected officials are demanding that the school create more housing in its upcoming institutional master plan (IMP) to alleviate pressure on the Mission Hill housing market. Mayor Thomas Menino also provided a statement to the Gazette that outlined his support of more on-campus housing. “Mayor Menino has...

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Nov. 6 election to decide president, Senate races

November 2, 2012
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The days are dwindling away to the Nov. 6 election, where Mission Hill residents will have four different candidates to choose from for the U.S. presidency. Mission Hill residents will also help decide a U.S. Senate race and several ballot questions. U.S. President Barack Obama and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney are the candidates...

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