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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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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