More apartments coming to S. Huntington

April 5, 2012
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S. HUNTINGTON—A large apartment complex with 195 units is being planned for a parcel next to the North American Indian Center of Boston on S. Huntington Avenue, according to a Letter of Intent filed with the Boston Redevelopment Authority last week by Cedar Valley Development. Cedar Valley purchased the 1.1-acre parcel at 105A S....

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T plans fare boost, limited Green Line service

March 28, 2012
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The MBTA plans an overall 23 percent fare increase and will eliminate weekend Green Line streetcar service between Brigham Circle and Heath Street, according to a budget summary document released March 28 following months of controversy about the T’s sorry financial state. Originally facing a $185 million budget deficit for fiscal year 2013, the...

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YMCA to demo another part of building, erect gym

March 28, 2012
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The YMCA officials plan to demolish a corner of the historic building at 316 Huntington Ave. and build a slightly bigger addition as part of extensive renovations in a separate but related project to the Northeastern University (NU) Grandmarc dorm project. This is a different undertaking from the demolition of the gym building that...

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Art Park site is up for green development

March 9, 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 Street, was land the City acquired through tax foreclosure and was unsuccessful at redeveloping before, according to John Dalzell,...

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High schools boast top grad rates

March 9, 2012
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Local public high schools have sky-high graduation rates, including two—Boston Latin School and the Kennedy Academy for Health Careers—that top the 2011 list. New Mission High ranked highly as well, graduating almost 88 percent of its students within four years. They were part of an uptick that pushed the Boston Public Schools (BPS) overall...

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Sign of the Times

March 9, 2012
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Sign of the Times

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Club hopes to generate women scientists

March 9, 2012
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Some Northeastern University (NU) students and staff are hoping that, through their work with the Science Club for Girls (SCFG), the next generation of scientists and engineers will include a lot more women. SCFG is a non-profit collection of educational programs for girls that encourages them in the fields of science and engineering and...

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BWH anuncia la cronología del garaje

March 9, 2012
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BRIGHAM CIRCLE—En una reunión del mes pasado Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) anunció la cronología detallada para su proyecto de construir un garaje. El proyecto Brigham Green creará un garaje subterráneo en frente del edificio Peter Bent Brigham en 15 Francis St. y convertirá el área en un espacio verde con bancos y espacios...

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Fast Ride

March 9, 2012
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Fast Ride

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YMCA HQ not interested in dorm fight

March 9, 2012
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The YMCA national headquarters has stated it will not get involved in the controversial Northeastern University (NU) dorm project at the Huntington Avenue YMCA, despite Y members’ petition. “All YMCAs are independent and autonomous. That means they operate separately from each other and from Y national,” YMCA national spokesperson Brad McDermott told the Gazette....

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New NU task force is being assembled

March 9, 2012
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The selection process for Northeastern University’s (NU) new community Task Force, in preparation for NU’s upcoming new institutional master plan (IMP) is under way. Once the Mayor’s Office and the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) have approved the new Task Force, the list of members will be available on the BRA website. An IMP is...

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Boy stabbed in park

March 9, 2012
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A boy was stabbed with a knife on a Southwest Corridor Park basketball court on the afternoon of March 2, according to the State Police. The stabbing happened on the courts along Prentiss Street between the Boston Police Department headquarters and the Alice Taylor Homes housing development. The victim, whose identity was not released...

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BWH garage project timeline announced

March 9, 2012
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BRIGHAM CIRCLE—Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) announced a more detailed timeline for its Brigham Green garage project at a community meeting last month. The Brigham Green project will create an underground parking garage in front of the Peter Bent Brigham building at 15 Francis St. and landscape the area into green space with benches...

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Councilors want to control trash pick-ups

March 9, 2012
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City Councilors Mike Ross and Felix Arroyo are attempting to wrestle control of the City’s commercial trash services from the state after receiving numerous complaints. Residents are annoyed at being awoken by commercial trash collectors during the night. “We do a pretty good job of managing ourselves,” said Ross, a Mission Hill resident who...

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NU nixes chicken chain for anti-gay funding

March 9, 2012
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Northeastern University nixed a proposal to bring the Chick-fil-A fast food chain to the Curry Student Center after the Student Government Association voted 31 to 5 on Feb. 27 denouncing the plan. SGA had concerns about Chick-fil-A donating money to anti-gay causes in 2009. “The decision tonight was based on all of the student...

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Year of the Dragon

March 9, 2012
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Year of the Dragon

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190-200 units planned for Home site

March 9, 2012
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A huge, high-end apartment building with 190 to 200 units is being proposed for the Home for Little Wanderers complex at 161 S. Huntington Ave. in Jamaica Plain near the Mission Hill border. The developer, Boston Residential Group, does not accept undergraduate students as tenants, said company president and CEO Curtis Kemeny in an...

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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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Big Donation

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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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