Giant Loss

March 9, 2012
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Giant Loss

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Urban farm aims to feed BPS

March 9, 2012
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A farm business is pushing Boston Public Schools (BPS) to include more locally-grown fruits and vegetables in school meals. City Growers, a for-profit organization that aims to transform vacant lots into intensive urban farms, is trying to join the fleet of food vendors who sell to BPS for student breakfasts and lunches. The problem...

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Romney gets primary win

March 9, 2012
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Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney won the state’s Republican Party presidential primary vote on March 6. Incumbent President Barack Obama was the only Democrat on his party’s ballot. The Green-Rainbow Party ballot-winner was unclear as the Gazette went to press. Nationally, it now appears that Obama and Romney, who remains ahead in his party’s...

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Basketball tournament to draw kids together

March 9, 2012
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March isn’t only for college basketball. Local middle school students have the opportunity to play in the “Mission Hill March Madness” basketball tournament, organized by state Rep. Jeffrey Sánchez. The co-ed tournament is March 10 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Tobin Community Center and is for 11- to 14 year-olds from...

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Big Donation

March 9, 2012
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Participacion, 3/9-4/5, 2012

March 9, 2012
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La entrega para la sección de Participación es mediodía 3 de abril para la edición 6 de abril. Escribir news@missionhillgazette.com. Reuniones E+ Green Building Program Community Charrette, oportunidad para compartir y discutir criteria importante que podría ser considerado mientras el BRA y el Department of Neighborhood Development desarollen una petición para propuestas para el...

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What’s Up, March 9-April 5, 2012

March 9, 2012
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The deadline for What’s Up listings is noon, April 3 for the April 6 issue. Email listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Meetings Mission Hill NHS annual meeting, board elections. Mon., March 9, 6:30pm, MassPharm Griffin Academic Center, 670 Huntington Ave., 6th floor. Info: 566-6565. E+ Green Building Program Community Charrette, opportunity to share and discuss important...

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Editorial: BPS success

March 9, 2012
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Sky-high graduation rates at Mission Hill-area public high schools are great news. Congratulations to the schools, and most of all to the students who worked hard. Two of those schools, Boston Latin School and the Kennedy Academy for Health Careers, have selective admissions and graduation rates at or near 100 percent. New Mission High...

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Editorial: A garbage rule

March 9, 2012
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Mission Hill City Councilor Mike Ross is among several elected officials who are currently begging the State House for the right to stop trash trucks from emptying Dumpsters at midnight. State reps from the Berkshires will have a say in it. How can government possibly be this silly? Because of the state’s archaic “home...

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Editorial: Booting Chick-fil-A

March 9, 2012
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Northeastern University did the right thing in taking Chick-fil-A off its menu of fast-food chains that can open on campus. The only surprise is how long it took students and the university to realize how controversial the chicken chain has been for years. Chick-fil-A is run by a conservative Christian family that in many...

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Letter: Thanks for post-accident help

March 9, 2012
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On Dec. 21, I was in an automobile accident near Loon Mountain, New Hampshire. My car went out of control on black ice, and I spun 180 degrees into the path of a tractor-trailer truck head on. I had to be cut out of the car with the Jaws of Life. I sustained multiple...

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Hill Happenings

March 9, 2012
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Hill Happenings

Condolences to the family of Patrick “Pitter” Loughran, a lifelong Mission Hill resident, who passed away last month. Pitter, a 1964 Mission High School graduate, was a terrific family man, having been married to Rene (Kelley) Loughran for 43 years, the father of two and the grandfather of five. Rene is also a 1964...

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What’s Happening on Main Streets

March 9, 2012
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By Richard Rouse Special to the Gazette On Feb. 16, Mission Hill Main Streets held its annual meeting and election of officers in a festive atmosphere, complete with an exquisite repast of Matt Postal’s best dishes from his Lilly’s Pasta Express. I suspect that he was attempting to wow everyone in attendance into voting...

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Naturally Sweet

March 9, 2012
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Naturally Sweet

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Art Park site is up for green development

March 7, 2012
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The Art Park site is slated to become part of a “green building” project along with a site in Roxbury, the City announced recently. The Mission Hill site, which is located between Parker and Terrace streets, is City-owned and includes the Art Park and community gardens. The park and gardens likely will remain on-site...

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Hundreds protest T cuts

February 10, 2012
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More than 125 speakers blasted the MBTA’s proposed fare hike and service cuts at recent Mission Hill-area meetings. At least 500 people in total attended the meetings on Jan. 19 at Roxbury Community College and Feb. 1 at Heath Street’s Hennigan School. The RCC meeting featured most of the Mission Hill discussion. A few...

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Council map would link Hill, Roxbury; Ross would lose seat

February 10, 2012
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A Boston City Council redistricting map proposed by civil rights groups would put Mission Hill into the same district as Roxbury in an effort to boost minority voting power. Mission Hill resident Mike Ross would lose his council seat, with Tito Jackson representing most of the neighborhood instead. Ross and Jackson told the Gazette...

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Is the Hill part of Roxbury? Locals say ‘yes’

February 10, 2012
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Is Mission Hill its own neighborhood? A part of Roxbury? Both? The exact relationship between Mission Hill and Roxbury is being raised by a new City Council map that would link the two neighborhoods in the same district. Mission Hill’s current district teams it up with the Fenway, Back Bay and Beacon Hill. Roxbury...

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Super Sunday

February 10, 2012
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Super Sunday

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RCC questions college system change

February 10, 2012
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ROXBURY CROSSING—Gov. Deval Patrick expressed his desire to radically change the community college system, including centralizing the authority of the state’s 15 campuses, in his Jan. 23 State of the Commonwealth address. For Roxbury Community College (RCC) Vice President Stephanie C. Janey, the jury is still out on the governor’s notion. “The idea of...

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Cientos protestan los recortes del T

February 10, 2012
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Más de 125 oradores denunciaron la propuesta del MBTA a subir precios y cortar servicios en unas reuniones en Mission Hill. Por lo menos 500 personas asistieron a la reunión el 19 de enero en Roxbury Community College y el 1 febrero en la escuela Hennigan en Heath Street. La reunión en RCC presentó...

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Nonprofit ‘taxes’: Some pay up, some refuse

February 10, 2012
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Big nonprofit institutions recently paid $9.4 million in tax-like contributions under the City of Boston’s reformed “payment in lieu of taxes” or PILOT system. That is a 24 percent boost to income from the old system, according to a press release from Mayor Thomas Menino’s office. But some—including Wheelock College—are refusing to pay. And...

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School-move probe seeks missing data

February 10, 2012
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The Boston Finance Commission (FinComm) investigation into the funding of the Boston Public Schools’ (BPS) controversial plan to move various schools has hit a patch of turbulence. BPS failed to provide key data, according to FinComm, and BPS told the Gazette it never had the information in the first place. FinComm is investigating the...

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Ground Breaking

February 10, 2012
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Ground Breaking

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