Rock star gets naked at MFA exhibit

October 14, 2011
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Rock star gets naked at MFA exhibit

During a private tour last week of the Museum of Fine Arts’ (MFA) upcoming Edgar Degas exhibit, “Degas and the Nude,” rock star and former artist’s model Amanda Palmer got inspired to take her clothes off. She asked husband, fantasy author Neil Gaiman to sketch her nude, right there in the gallery. The MFA...

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Local power plant juices medical area

October 14, 2011
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LONGWOOD MEDICAL AREA—The weather was on Medical Area Total Energy Plant (MATEP) employees’ minds during a Gazette visit to the power plant at the corner of Brookline Avenue and Francis Street Oct. 6. “It’s getting chilly out,” workers in hard hats said, greeting each other in the reception area and as they got on...

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District 7 candidates selected

October 14, 2011
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District 7 candidates selected

  Incumbent Tito Jackson and political newcomer Sheneal Parker will be the District 7 candidates for City Council following their first- and second-place finishes in the district preliminary election Sept. 27. Jackson received 76 percent of the 2,467 votes cast. Parker got 11.1 percent. The other candidates, Althea Garrison and Roy Owens, won 8.8...

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Rising Star

October 14, 2011
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Rising Star

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Breakthrough! Recent research from the LMA

October 14, 2011
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Robot surgery  Tiny robots traveling inside the human body to perform surgery are a step closer to reality thanks to recent work by engineers at Children’s Hospital Boston. They built a small robot out of toy Legos, equipped with a medical biopsy needle, and powered it with the magnetic field from an MRI machine...

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Group looks at ‘dark side’ of Columbus Day

October 14, 2011
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Many local residents took a vacation on Oct. 10 to mark Columbus Day. But Sociedad Latina skipped the day off and held an anti-racist training day instead to protest the “powerful dark side” of Christopher Columbus’s arrival in the Americas. In a press release, the local Latino youth organization said that its board of...

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Winsor School expansion approved

October 14, 2011
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The Winsor School’s 10-year expansion plan, which includes a 10-story tower and a new 100,000-square-foot performance arts and wellness center, was approved by the Boston Redevelopment Authority’s (BRA) board on Sept. 15. Construction is not expected to start until next year. The 300,000-square-foot tower, planned for the corner of Brookline and Longwood avenues, will...

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Bank Protest

October 14, 2011
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Bank Protest

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What’s Up, Oct. 14-Nov. 11

October 14, 2011
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The final, last-minute deadline for What’s Up listings is noon, Nov. 8 for the Nov. 11 issue. Email listings to news@missionhillgazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Meetings Muddy River, a public meeting to review phase 1 plans for the Muddy River Flood Risk Management Plan....

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Bright Future

October 14, 2011
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Bright Future

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Editorial: Questioning NEU’s dorm

October 14, 2011
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Questioning NEU’s dorm Northeastern University’s dorm project already looked bizarre: demolishing part of the historic YMCA building and sticking a student skyscraper atop it. But these are desperate times, and Mayor Thomas Menino has rightly pressured Northeastern to get its students out of neighborhood housing. But state officials have been highlighting some serious concerns...

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Editorial: Remembering Fitz

October 14, 2011
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On a bright winter day in 2002, outgoing state Rep. Kevin Fitzgerald took a Gazette reporter on a tour of Mission Hill to point out some of his accomplishments. A cop wouldn’t let Fitz drive into the construction site for the new Puddingstone Park. So the rep. and the reporter sat in the muddy...

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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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