Ross might leave Hill, run for Congress

December 9, 2011
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City Councilor Mike Ross is considering a run to replace retiring Congressman Barney Frank—a move that would require him to move out of Boston and into the 4th Congressional District. “People asked me if I was looking at it and I said, ‘Yeah, I am looking at it,’” Ross said of recent media reports...

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Hill could change council districts

December 9, 2011
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Dueling plans for Boston’s City Council Districts are battling over whether or not to move Mission Hill into a new district. One, proposed by City Councilor Bill Linehan, who heads the City Council’s Committee on the Census and Redistricting, would put much of Mission Hill in Jamaica Plain’s District 6. That plan would set...

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Schools to keep local names after moves

December 9, 2011
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Despite plans to move the Mission Hill K-8 School out of Mission Hill and move Fenway High School to the Hill, those schools will likely retain their names, Boston Public Schools spokesperson Matt Wilder told the Gazette. He said that name changes for the schools will not be considered for the schools, unless their...

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Participación

December 9, 2011
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Su Material. Considere quesu material para ser publicado en esta sección debe llegar con tiempo: Mínimo el martes antes del viernes de la publicción de esta edición. Si usa internet, eníe sus documentos a: news@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Primera publicación del 2,012 será el 13 de enero. Fiestas Deseo. Ya llega el momento más especial del año...

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Breakthrough! Recent research from the LMA

December 9, 2011
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A vaccine 100X’s stronger  Vaccines for such diseases as meningitis could be 100 times stronger thanks to a discovery by Brigham and Women’s Hospital researchers. Many vaccines contain both proteins and carbohydrates, or sugars. It was long assumed that only the protein part made people immune when they were treated with the vaccine. But...

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Savoring the Moment

December 9, 2011
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Savoring the Moment

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Health careers school to move here

December 9, 2011
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The Edward M. Kennedy Academy for Health Careers (EKA), a unique Boston Public Schools charter high school—is scheduled to move into the former Farragut School building next year. The school’s 9th and 10th grade classes will move into the building at 10 Fenwood Rd. The school’s upper-grade classes will remain at its current location...

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Museum could become landmark

December 9, 2011
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  LMA—The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum could become an official Boston landmark just in time for its grand reopening in January. That would be exactly four years after Mission Hill activists sought the landmark status to block the museum’s massive expansion. The art museum at 280 The Fenway is closed until Jan. 19, when...

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Senior housing project nets grant

December 9, 2011
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Construction still not scheduled A senior housing project planned for Roxbury Crossing has scored crucial funding but is still not slated for construction. A Mission Hill Neighborhood Housing Services (MHNHS) project for 40 units of low-income senior housing in Roxbury Crossing was awarded $6.2 million in grants from the federal Department of Housing and...

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Pipe bombs found in Mission Park

December 9, 2011
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A man was arrested Nov. 21 for allegedly setting off a pipe bomb and having another one ready to be lit in the Mission Park housing development. Alex Wan, 22, was arrested after a fire alarm went off at 11 New Whitney St. The Boston Police Bomb Squad found two silver pipe bombs, one...

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Great Debates

December 9, 2011
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Great Debates

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What’s Up, Dec. 9-Jan. 12

December 9, 2011
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The deadline for What’s Up listings is noon, Jan. 10 for the Jan.13  issue. Email listings to news@missionhillgazette.com. Meetings          Community Alliance of Mission Hill meets at least quarterly, Harvard School of Public Health, 677 Huntington Ave. Kresge Building, Room G-2. Info: RJohnson@camhonline.org.          Mission Hill Crime Committee, no December meeting. A chance to...

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Editorial: The ways of winter

December 9, 2011
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As of this writing, we have dodged any snowfall this season. (Well, not counting that ridiculous outburst back in October.) But we can’t fool ourselves. Winter is on the way. It comes on Dec. 22, the longest night of the year. Cold and ice are practically guaranteed in these parts. Such things are certainties...

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Op-Ed: The Christmas Light

December 9, 2011
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By Rev. Raymond Collins Special to the Gazette Our celebration of Christmas each year abounds in symbols: angels, Christmas trees, bells, shepherds, lights and many more that vie for our attention. I would like to focus on “light” as a symbol for this reflection, as many preachers will be proclaiming during Christmas and through...

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Letter: School move leaves kids behind

December 9, 2011
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The Boston Public Schools facilities plan proposed by Superintendent Carol Johnson on Oct. 24 and approved on Nov. 15 by the Boston School Committee moves the Mission Hill elementary school to Jamaica Plain, taking a high-quality, highly-selected K-8 to another assignment zone. It’s like musical chairs for the six pilot schools involved in the...

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Hill Happenings

December 9, 2011
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Hill Happenings

I’m proud of my Mission Hill neighbor, Patrick Loughran, a cardiac intensive care nurse at Children’s Hospital. Patrick spent the first two weeks of November in Ghana, Africa providing medical care and tutoring to the world’s poorest. A team of 20 doctors and nurses from Children’s and Mass. General Hospital provided care for children...

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What’s Happening on Main Streets

What’s Happening on Main Streets

    Ho-ho-holidays in Mission Hill are under way with the annual tree-lighting in Brigham Circle by Santa Claus and Mayor Menino on Dec. 3. Last year, Hizzoner was recuperating at Brigham & Women’s and waving from his hospital room to everyone in Brigham Circle, and Councilor Ross did a great job filling in...

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Cops: Graffiti ‘artist’ is busted

December 8, 2011
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A man claiming to be a “street artist” was arrested for vandalism after painting a street sign on Nov. 20. Colby Amadeo, 21, of Boston faces a charge of vandalism for allegedly defacing the sign near Oswald and Hillside streets. According to the Boston Police Department, Amadeo said during the arrest, “I’m a street...

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Ross might leave Boston, run for Congress

November 30, 2011
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City Councilor Mike Ross is considering a run to replace retiring Congressman Barney Frank—a move that would require him to move out of Boston and into the 4th Congressional District. But, Ross told the Gazette, he is not yet packing his bags to move back to Newton—where he grew up and Frank lives. Ross...

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School moves are approved despite opposition

November 17, 2011
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Despite fierce opposition from parents and City Councilor Mike Ross, the Boston School Committee on Nov. 15 approved a Boston Public Schools plan that will have two Mission Hill schools moving out of the neighborhood next year. The plan moves the Mission Hill K-8 School to Jamaica Plain and New Mission High School to...

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Hill could see school shuffle

November 11, 2011
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Mission Hill could lose its namesake K-8 school and New Mission High—which currently share a building at 67 Alleghany St.—and get two new schools under a “2012 Facilities Plan” announced by Boston Public Schools (BPS) Superintendent Carol Johnson last month. Since the plan’s announcement, vocal opposition has emerged among Mission Hill K-8 parents, supporters...

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Ross: Mission Hill K-8 should stay

November 11, 2011
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City Councilor Mike Ross said last week that his annual City Council vote on the Boston Public School budget would turn into an automatic “no” if BPS moves forward with plans to move the Mission Hill K-8 school to Jamaica Plain. At a Nov. 5 meeting community meeting at the Tobin School on Smith...

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Flower Power

November 11, 2011
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Flower Power

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Giving Thanks

November 11, 2011
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Giving Thanks

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