Hill Happenings

October 14, 2011
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Condolences to the family of Michael Prendergast, formerly of Mission Hill, who unexpectedly passed away last month. Michael, who was living in Foxborough, worked for NSTAR. Michael was a gret family man with a heart full of love. He will be dearly missed by his wife, Lauria (Defina), and his children, three of whom...

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History Maker

October 14, 2011
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History Maker

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80 Years of Books

October 14, 2011
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80 Years of Books

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VA hospital systems could merge

October 14, 2011
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Veteran Affairs (VA) Boston Healthcare System and Bedford VA Medical Center are investigating the possibility of unifying their programs into one large regional system. Under the current proposal, no facilities—like the VA hospital at 150 S. Huntington Ave.—would close, no jobs would be lost and no changes would be made to any pay rates....

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What’s Happening on Main Streets

October 14, 2011
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Misbehavior by thugs and rowdy student parties make for lively discussion at the monthly Crime Committee meeting, which always draws a good crowd at Mission Church. This neighborhood hosts the longest continuously operating crime watch group in the city and the Boston, MBTA and college police departments and the Problem Properties Task Force are...

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Concert series celebrates Latino Heritage Month

October 14, 2011
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Concert series celebrates Latino Heritage Month

    Sociedad Latina is celebrating Latino Heritage Month with a month-long concert series, ¡Viva Nuestra Música! “We’ve been doing Latino Heritage Month for years. This time we had an opportunity to do music-specific,” said Sociedad Latina Executive Director Alexandra Oliver-Dávila. “In past years, we’ve done music, movies, poetry. It’s not really anything...

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Lawsuits filed against NEU dorm

September 16, 2011
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Two lawsuits have been filed in Suffolk County Superior Court, which aim to halt the Northeastern dorm project. They were heard by Judge Carol Ball on Aug. 30. “We’re seeking dismissal,” said John Tobin, Northeastern University’s (NEU) vice president of city and community affairs. Tobin did not say who filed the suits and a...

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Welcome to the Hill

September 16, 2011
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Welcome to the Hill

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Streetcars may get cameras

September 16, 2011
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Car drivers illegally whizzing past can make stepping off the E Line train directly onto S. Huntington Avenue a treacherous experience, residents at Back of the Hill Apartments say. At an Aug. 25 meeting at the 100 S. Huntington Ave. apartment building—a residence for low-income seniors and people with disabilities—City Councilor Mike Ross said...

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Para no olvidar

September 16, 2011
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Reflexión de pasado, el presente y futuro Mission Hill también recordó el décimo aniversario de los infaustos sucesos que se conocen como 9/11. Y como no podía ser menos, la rememoración fue organizada por la Universidad Northeastern que centralizó la actividad con un programa que auspiciaron las oficinas del presidente y de asuntos de los...

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District 7 preliminary is Sept. 27

September 16, 2011
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  The only preliminary City Council election in Mission Hill this year will take place in District 7 on Sept. 27, where incumbent Tito Jackson is facing three challengers—Althea Garrison, Roy Owens and Sheneal Parker. District 7 covers parts of Mission Hill along the Southwest Corridor and also includes parts of Jamaica Plain, Dorchester,...

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A student’s guide to Mission Hill

September 16, 2011
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The following is some basic information for students who recently moved into Mission Hill. General Boston info Boston does not have a non-emergency police number. Call 911 for emergency and non-emergency police, fire and rescue. Get renter’s insurance. It might seem like an unnecessary expense until you have a break-in, or your upstairs neighbor’s...

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Welcome to…Parker Hill?

September 16, 2011
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A guide to Mission Hill place names Welcome to the neighborhood! You just moved to Mission Hill—but did you know you’re actually on Parker Hill? You’ve probably already noticed the spires of Mission Church—which technically isn’t called that, either. And why’s the post office called Roxbury Crossing? Understanding the lingo of Mission Hill can...

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Scholarship created for Hill students

September 16, 2011
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Harmony on the Hill—a group formed last year to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the murder of Carole Stuart—is this year offering a scholarship fund for Mission Hill residents. The fund will provide up to $500 for Hill residents seeking “any type of post-high school education or training,” Harmony on the Hill founder Ron...

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BPL guiding principles up for Board approval

September 16, 2011
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The Boston Public Library (BPL) wrapped up its nearly-two-year process to create guiding principles for its future, known as the BPL Compass, with a last round of discussions, one of which took place at the Parker Hill Branch Library at 1497 Tremont St. on Aug. 30. The Compass plan includes more local outreach and...

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Participación

September 16, 2011
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Citas Concejo. Redistricting Hearing, mejor dich, audiencia para ver la nueva distribución de concejales en el distrito, habrá el martes 18 de Oct de 6-8pm, en Reggie Lewis Center, 1350 Tremont St.Lo convoca el concejal Bill Linehan y se puede pedir más información: 635-3203. CAMH. Community Alliance of Mission Hill tiene como lugar de...

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Sábado chocan NEU y Fairfield

September 16, 2011
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Este sábado hay fútbol del bueno en Mission Hill. El que juega no es el Revoltion ni el equipo de la nación. Pero es el representante del balompié de la universidad local y el terreno donde se juega es el estadio Parson’s Field, el más centralizado de la ciudad, en plena avenida Huntington. Claro,...

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Senate candidates make local stops

September 16, 2011
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Two Democratic candidates vying to replace Republican U.S. Sen. Scott Brown spoke to the Gazette last month about strategies for boosting the economy, bringing jobs to the state and repairing crumbling public infrastructure. Newton Mayor Setti Warren was interviewed by the Gazette at the Mission Bar & Grill in Mission Hill Aug. 31, prior...

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Capuano skips Senate run

September 16, 2011
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U.S. Rep. Mike Capuano, who represents Mission Hill in Congress, announced Sept. 2 that he will not run for a U.S. Senate seat in 2012. Capuano, a Democrat, ran in 2010 for the seat eventually won by Republican Scott Brown. “There are several good candidates currently in the race and I am fully satisfied...

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What’s Up

September 16, 2011
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The final, last-minute deadline for What’s Up listings is noon, Oct. 11 for the Oct. 14 issue. Email listings to news@missionhillgazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Meetings                  800 Huntington Ave. Project, monthly meeting for neighbors to check...

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Roxbury Open Studios features Hill artists

September 16, 2011
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Roxbury Open Studios (ROS)—organized this year by nonprofit cultural organization Discover Roxbury—will feature some Mission Hill artists and provide residents free shuttle service into the heart of Roxbury’s art scene Oct. 1 and 2. Two local artists—watercolor painter Bill Comerford and mixed-media collage artist Kevin Porter—will host exhibitions out of their home studios on...

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BIDMC names new president

September 16, 2011
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LMA—Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) has named Kevin Tabb its new president and chief executive officer. Tabb will start the job on Oct. 17. “I am extremely honored to be selected to lead Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center at such a critical time,” Tabb said in a press release. “I have been very...

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Breakthrough! Recent research from the LMA

September 16, 2011
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A deadly bacterium that killed two dozen people in Germany earlier this year was quickly analyzed genetically by international researches—including doctors at Harvard Medical School (HMS) and Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH). That allowed doctors to avoid using certain antibiotics that might be ineffective. DNA of the E. coli bacterium showed that it was...

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Editorial: Students and the Hill

September 16, 2011
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Mission Hill has a love-hate relationship with students. On the one hand, we welcome their business and their cultural contributions. On the other, we bemoan their noise and litter and try to herd them into dorms far away. Students, however, seem to love Mission Hill with no mixed feelings. After all, even the most...

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