Girls charged with robbery

January 13, 2012
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Two teenage girls were charged with unarmed robbery for allegedly stealing a cell phone on Dec. 14. The victim reported that she was grabbed from behind while walking on Huntington Avenue near Parker Street. Two girls allegedly were involved and stole the victim’s phone. An unidentified man reportedly tripped the victim when she tried...

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Rep. Fox wins award

January 13, 2012
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State Rep. Gloria Fox was given the Lifetime Achievement Award by the National Black Caucus of State Legislators (NBCSL) at its annual conference in Chicago last month. “I am happy to know that my hard work is being recognized nationally,” said Fox, who represents part of Mission Hill, in a press statement. The NBCSL...

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Life Savers

January 13, 2012
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Life Savers

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Obituary: Bruce Wallin, NU professor

January 13, 2012
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Obituary: Bruce Wallin, NU professor

Bruce A. Wallin, of Jamaica Plain, aged 63, passed away on Dec. 29, 2011 after a short battle with cancer. He is survived by his wife Vickie and two daughters, Anne, 15, and Eva, 11, and a sister, Barbara Lynch. He was born in Amsterdam, N.Y. In 1990, he moved to Boston to join...

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Editorial: Fund the T like a treasure

January 13, 2012
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Pay more and get less. That’s the pitch the MBTA is making to riders as it struggles to fill a $161 million operating budget deficit. It’s a draconian budget. Fare hikes that outpace anyone’s pay increases. No transit for people who work weekends or for tourists to and from the suburbs. A high impact...

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Editorial: Seize the Year

January 13, 2012
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The year 2012 is here, and very little can be said with certainty about what events it will hold. Except this: An ancient Mayan god will not return to destroy the world, contrary to a surprisingly popular superstition. More sophisticated thinkers point out that end-of-the-world stories are metaphors for changes in belief systems. They...

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Hill Happenings

January 13, 2012
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Belated condolences to the family of lifelong Mission Hill resident Winifred Dunn, who passed away in November at 94. Winifred was a beautiful woman who leaves four children, including Boston Police Officer Richie Caulfield. Winifred was married to George “Sonny” Dunn, a Mission Hill oil delivery man in the ’50s and ’60s. Sonny was...

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What’s Happening on Main Streets

January 13, 2012
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What’s Happening on Main Streets

By Richard Rouse The New Year is proceeding in Mission Hill and a special note of thanks goes to all the businesses owners who ramped up the holiday decorating on their storefronts. The neighborhood looked great. Well done to Flann O’Brien’s, Mission Café, Squealing Pig, Penguin Pizza, Tremont House of Pizza, Brigham Circle Diner,...

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What’s Up, Jan. 13-Feb. 9

January 13, 2012
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The deadline for What’s Up listings is noon, Feb. 7 for the Feb. 10 issue. Email listings to news@missionhillgazette.com. Meetings MBTA fare and service changes Meeting. Thurs., Jan. 19, 6-8pm, Roxbury Community College, 1234 Columbus Ave. Info: mbta.com. LMA Forum, Mon., Jan. 23, 6:30pm, agenda & location forthcoming. Info: lfogerty@masco.harvard.edu. Meeting to discuss the...

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Participación, Jan. 13-Feb. 9

January 13, 2012
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La entrega para la sección de Participación es mediodía 7 de febrero para la edición 10 de febrero. Escribir news@missionhillgazette.com. Reuniones Los cambios al MBTA. Jueves, 19 de enero, 6-8pm, Roxbury,1234 Columbus Ave. Info: mbta.com. Foro de LMA, Lunes, 23 de enero, 6:30pm, One Brigham Circle. Info: lfogerty@masco.harvard.edu. Comité de crimen de Mission Hill,...

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FinComm investigates school move

December 21, 2011
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Updated The Boston Finance Commission (FinComm) is investigating Boston Public Schools’ (BPS) funding of a plan to open two new schools in the former Agassiz School building. “We are going to look at how the funding decisions were made and whether there is enough money for the renovations,” FinComm Director Matt Cahill said. BPS...

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School move fight continues

December 9, 2011
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Boston Public Schools’ (BPS) plan to move the Mission Hill K-8 School to Jamaica Plain was approved by the school committee Nov. 15. But opposition remains strong among parents, advocates and neighborhood residents. Fenway High School, which is scheduled to move into Mission Hill K-8 and New Mission High School’s current building at 67...

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Vandalism payback fund starts up

December 9, 2011
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A new $5,000 fund will pay Mission Hill residents back for vandalism to their property. The “restitution fund” is being paid for solely by local colleges. But there is dispute over whether it is an admission by the colleges that some of their students are vandals—including in cases where no suspect is caught. “The...

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Van-Tastic

December 9, 2011
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Van-Tastic

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Holidays in the Hospital

December 9, 2011
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While most people celebrate the holiday season with family and friends, some are restricted to a hospital room. Many hospitals—like the Longwood Medical Area’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC)—take matters into their own hands in trying to create a festive atmosphere in the midst of beds and...

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2,012 en la mira

December 9, 2011
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Es la hora del ejercicio adelantado por las posibilidades del nuevo año que se avecina. Pero para esto no necesitamos magia ni adivinanza, sino, simplemente, revisar lo que ya está anunciado, o se ha tomado decisión en reuniones oficialistas o comunitarias. Naturalmente, y la primera de ellas, es lo que se espera políticamente como...

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NU dorm approved by the state

December 9, 2011
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Lawsuit still pending Northeastern University (NU) and the Massachusetts Historical Commission (MHC) have signed an agreement that would allow the university to proceed with its months-stalled GrandMarc dorm project at the YMCA on Huntington Avenue. Meanwhile, plaintiffs in two lawsuits that were dismissed in October have begun the appeal process in hopes of delaying...

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NU to sell low-income building

December 9, 2011
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Northeastern University (NU) has decided to sell the St. Botolph Apartments, a building for the low-income elderly and disabled at 351-367 Massachusetts Ave. The residences will remain affordably priced after the sale. John Tobin, NU’s vice president of city and community affairs, told the Gazette that the property has not yet been listed, but...

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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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