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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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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‘A giant is gone': Locals mourn Menino

October 30, 2014
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By Peter Shanley, Rebeca Oliveira and John Ruch/Gazette Staff A “legend.” A “giant.” A “champion of the underdog.” Those are just a few of the ways local leaders remember former Mayor Thomas Menino, who died today, as seen in the following quotes. The Gazette will continue to update this story with more local tributes....

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Former Mayor Menino, city’s 20-year leader, dies

October 30, 2014
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Former Mayor Menino, city’s 20-year leader, dies

Former Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino, who led the city for an unprecedented 20 years before choosing not to run again last year, died this morning after a long and public battle with cancer, his family announced. Menino, 71, began his first term as mayor in 1993. For 10 years before that, he served...

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Comment period for 70 Parker Hill Ave. project ends Oct. 31

October 28, 2014
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The comment period for a proposed renovation project at 70 Parker Hill Ave. that would turn the former commercial building into 46 residential units is open until Oct. 31. The proposal is currently moving through the Boston Redevelopment Authority’s (BRA) small project review process. The BRA held a community meeting earlier this month where...

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Former Mayor Menino ‘suspends’ his cancer treatment

October 24, 2014
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Former Mayor Menino ‘suspends’ his cancer treatment

Former Mayor Thomas Menino announced yesterday that he is “suspending” his medical treatments for advanced, reportedly inoperable cancer. He also halted the promotional tour for his new book, “Mayor for a New America.” While Menino’s announcement also said he will “continue to fight this terrible disease,” it is being widely read as an end-of-life decision....

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Police: Beware of armed robbers in McLaughlin Playground

October 6, 2014
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Police are warning residents to beware of a gang of armed robbers in McLaughlin Playground following two incidents on Oct. 4. In both cases, a group of four young men with guns and possibly Tasers robbed groups of people walking through the Parker Hill Avenue park around 2:30 a.m. No one was injured, according...

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Man found dead in McLaughlin Playground

October 6, 2014
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A man was found dead Sept. 30 in McLaughlin Playground on Parker Hill Avenue, according to the Boston Police Department. The discovery came after police responded to a call of a man shot, but BPD did not confirm the man’s cause of death. The case is being investigated by the Homicide Unit. The victim was identified as...

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BRA approves Parcel 25 project; 1st tenant signed

October 3, 2014
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The Boston Redevelopment Authority board approved last month Mission Hill Neighborhood Housing Services’ (MHNHS) massive Parcel 25 proposed development. And MHNHS has landed its first tenant for the development—the nonprofit Metropolitan Boston Housing Partnership. MBHP is a nonprofit that helps low- and moderate-income individuals and families with affordable housing. It is currently located at...

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70 Parker Hill building renovation planned

October 3, 2014
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70 Parker Hill building renovation planned

The Boston Redevelopment Authority will hold a community meeting Oct. 7 on a proposed renovation project at 70 Parker Hill Ave. that would turn the former commercial building into 46 residential units. According to the project notification form, 70 Parker Hill Ave. is a building formerly used by the New England Baptist Hospital, but...

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Welcome to Mission Hill

October 3, 2014
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Welcome to Mission Hill

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Vision for park renovation becomes clearer

October 3, 2014
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The vision for the renovation of McLaughlin Park is becoming clearer as the City moves closer to a final plan that will have a loop path around the upper terrace, a restored Ben’s Tower and an overlook terrace. The City presented the latest on the renovation of McLaughlin Park, which is located between Parker...

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BRA aprueba proyecto Parcela 25; primer inquilino firmó

October 3, 2014
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El mes pasado la junta directiva de Boston Redevelopment Authority aprobó el masivo propuesto proyecto de Mission Hill Neighborhood Housing Services’ (MHNHS), Parcela 25. MHNHS consiguió su primer inquilino empresarial, la organización sin fines de lucro Metropolitan Boston Housing Partnership. MBHP es una agencia que ayuda a los individuos y familias de ingresos bajos...

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MH Road Race to be held Oct. 18

October 3, 2014
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The Mission Hill Road Race, one of the neighborhood’s most popular annual events, will be held Oct. 18, starting at Kevin W. Fitzgerald Park on St. Alphonsus Street. The 5K footrace fills local streets with runners and walkers. The race raises funds for the park, which is named after the late local state representative...

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Suspect sought in street attack on woman

October 3, 2014
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A woman was attacked early in the morning of Sept. 4 around 578 Huntington Ave. by a man who choked her and dragged her down an alley before a security guard scared him away, according to the Boston Police Department. According to BPD, the woman was attacked around 4:21 a.m. while walking home from...

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