Sargent watercolor exhibit closing

January 10, 2014
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Sargent’s painting “Simplon Pass: Reading.” (Photo Courtesy MFA)

The Museum of Fine Arts (MFA) will close the exhibition of 92 rarely-seen John Singer Sargent watercolors on Jan. 20. The 92 watercolors on display were made during Sargent’s painting trips throughout the Mediterranean and the Middle East, and they include portrayals of Venetian architecture, Bedouin camps, villa gardens, intertwined figures and sun-struck stone....

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MCPHS files IMP; no projects for Boston

January 10, 2014
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MCPHS University, a pharmacy and health sciences school, “does not contemplate any new institutional projects in the City of Boston,” according to the new 10-year Institutional Master Plan (IMP) it filed with the Boston Redevelopment Authority on Dec. 11. The lack of development in Boston is due to planned on its other campuses in...

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Mission Hiller pens children’s book

January 10, 2014
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Mission Hiller pens children’s book

Following the axiom that writers write what they know about, Mission Hill resident Jennifer Mann recently penned a children’s book about two sisters called “Sunny Sweet Is So Not Sorry.” And Mann knows sisterhood, as she was one of four sisters growing up in New Jersey. “The relationship is unique,” Mann said about the...

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Participación, Jan. 10-Feb. 6, 2014

January 10, 2014
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La entrega para la sección de Participación es mediodía el 4 de febrero para la edición 7 de febrero. Escribir news@missionhillgazette.com. Note: Todos los números tiene 617, a menos que dice otro número.           Reuniones Community Alliance of Mission Hill, agenda pendiente, tercer miércoles del mes, 7-8:30pm, Harvard School of Public Health, 677 Huntington...

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Hill Agenda, Jan. 10-Feb. 6, 2014

January 10, 2014
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The deadline for Hill Agenda listings is noon, Feb. 4 for the Feb. 7 issue. Email listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Meetings Mission Hill Neighborhood Housing Services board of directors, first Monday of every month, 6-7:30pm, Mission Church Parish Center, 1545 Tremont...

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Editorial: Walsh has full agenda and he deserves our support

January 10, 2014
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Mayor Martin J. Walsh has taken over the reins of power at Boston City Hall, and he has set high goals for his administration. These goals are never easy to attain under the best of circumstances, and these are not the best of circumstances. As a new administration, many residents are expecting quick changes,...

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Editorial: Balance of powers

January 10, 2014
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One of Mayor Walsh’s most influential decisions will be reforming the disaster zone that is the City’s planning process. It will be a major test of his promises of accountability and transparency. The Boston Redevelopment Authority is an overpowered dinosaur long overdue for its date with a mayoral meteorite. It combines planning and economic...

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Hill Happenings

January 10, 2014
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Mission Hill lost a kind-hearted man when Peter Flynn passed away on Christmas Eve. Peter loved Mission Hill and he was instrumental in many Hill activities. Peter was devoted to the Mission Hill Softball League and he was the league’s commissioner and also the player-coach for the Tremont Pizza team. Peter organized the annual...

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Breweries made their home in Mission Hill

January 10, 2014
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American Brewery Lofts at 251 Heath St. this week. (Gazette Photo Rebeca Oliveira)

Mission Hill was the home of most of Boston’s 31 breweries before Prohibition outlawed the sale of alcoholic drinks in 1920. Twenty-four beer makers were located within a 1-mile radius of Columbus Avenue, Heath Street and Amory Street. Many of them have since been repurposed and found new lives as loft housing or office...

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Heart surgery survivor raises money with road races

January 10, 2014
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Heart surgery survivor raises money with road races

Ashley Girard was a Northeastern University (NU) student in 2006 when she walked into the campus health center with flu-like symptoms. She left with a recommendation to visit a heart specialist and was soon undergoing open-heart surgery at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. “I was really nervous. I had to write out my last will...

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Mayor Walsh’s inaugural speech: ‘I will listen, learn, lead’

January 6, 2014
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The following is Mayor Marty Walsh’s inaugural speech, given on Jan. 6, in its official, prepared form. Walsh improvised some remarks while giving the speech. The Gazette also edited it for typos and style. Good morning. Chief Justice Ireland, President of Boston College, Father Leahy, Cardinal Sean O’Malley and the other Reverend Clergy attending;...

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Parking ban, other snow emergency information available online

January 2, 2014
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The City’s website will continue to post snow emergency updates, including parking bans, trash and recycling scheduling and library and community center hours. A snow emergency parking ban went into effect at noon today. Boston Public Schools will be closed tomorrow. For a complete list of the parking ban and other information, see cityofboston.gov.

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Art Park plans get community thumbs-up

December 13, 2013
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Art Park plans get community thumbs-up

Sebastian Mariscal Studio, Inc. (SMS) presented its plan to redevelop the Art Park site, City-owned land between Parker and Terrace Streets, into 41 apartments and more than 50,000 square feet of green space during a Dec. 5 community meeting. The reception was mostly positive, though there were some questions about the sale price and...

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LMA doctor nominated as surgeon general

December 13, 2013
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LMA doctor nominated as surgeon general

LMA—Dr. Vivek Murthy, who has strong ties to the Longwood Medical Area (LMA), has been nominated by President Barack Obama to be the next surgeon general, according to a press release. Murthy awaits confirmation by the U.S. Senate. Murthy is a physician at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) and an instructor at Harvard Medical...

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Hill resident honored for ‘work ethic’

December 13, 2013
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Hill resident honored for ‘work ethic’

A Mission Hill resident has been honored with the 10th annual SkillWorks Award and scholarship for her “incredible work ethic” to become the first college graduate in her family. Natalie Diaz is currently enrolled in the nursing program at Northeastern University and has already completed her associate’s degree at Bunker Hill Community College as...

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Goodie Bag

December 13, 2013
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Goodie Bag

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Residente honrada para su ética laboral

December 13, 2013
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Residente honrada para su ética laboral

Una residente de Mission Hill ha sido honrada con el décimo anual premio StillWorks y una beca debido a su “increíble ética laboral” y de ser la primera persona en su familia a graduarse de la universidad. Natalie Díaz actualmente estudia la enfermería en Northeastern University, y ya ha sacado un diplomado de Bunker...

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New Mission Hill K-8 school nixed

December 13, 2013
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City Councilor Mike Ross’s effort to bring a new K-8 school to Mission Hill has been thwarted by the City. But the Boston Public Schools (BPS) has agreed to reopen a family center at the Tobin K-8 School and to review expanding elementary education opportunities for the neighborhood. Ross, who represents and lives on...

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MFA receives Judaica art gift

December 13, 2013
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MFA receives Judaica art gift

The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA) has recently acquired a gift of 119 pieces of Judaica, greatly enhancing the Museum’s collection. The MFA’s collection of Judaica, or pieces of art that relate to the Jewish faith, now covers the 18th through 20th centuries and includes works from Europe, Asia, Israel and America. The...

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NU IMP approved by BRA

December 13, 2013
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The Boston Redevelopment Authority board has approved Northeastern University’s (NU) Institutional Master Plan (IMP) at its last meeting on Nov. 14. The IMP is expected to be voted on and approved by the City’s Zoning Commission at its Dec. 11 meeting, after the Gazette’s deadline. The IMP was originally expected to be approved by...

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Councilor gets district number tattooed on arm

December 13, 2013
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Councilor gets district number tattooed on arm

City Councillor Matt O’Malley decided to mark his dedication to District 6 permanently with a bicep tattoo of the number 6. “I wanted to commemorate the fact that I live in and represent the best place on Earth,” said O’Malley, whose District 6 includes part of the Back of the Hill. “I’ve gotten a...

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No landmark status for hospital building

December 13, 2013
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LMA—The Boston Landmarks Commission (BLC) voted Oct. 22 not to landmark the century-old 55 Shattuck St. building on the Boston Children’s Hospital (BCH) campus. But BLC and BCH did enter into a memorundum of understanding (MOU) that includes documenting the building before its proposed demolition and creating a preservation plan for the BCH’s campus....

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Burglaries hit Mission Hill

December 13, 2013
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The Boston Police Department (BPD) is investigating a series of burglaries in the Mission Hill area that occurred over the long Thanksgiving Day weekend, according to bpdnews.com. Officers responded just after midnight on Nov. 28 to 115 Fisher Ave. for a report of a breaking and entering. The victims said that they returned to...

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Ex-councilor on how Menino might adjust to private life

December 13, 2013
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Ex-councilor on how Menino might adjust to private life

On Jan. 7, Mayor Thomas Menino will lose the title he’s held for the last 20 years and become a college professor. How should he cope with the big change? John Tobin, who traded a seat on the Boston City Council to become Northeastern University’s vice president for community and governmental outreach, knows the...

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