Hill streets inspire local writer

June 3, 2011
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Immigration, gang violence, sexuality and racism are among the issues Roxbury Community College professor and author Ken Tangvik confronts the reality of urban youth and young adulthood head on in his new collection of short stories “Don’t Mess with Tanya: Stories Emerging from Boston’s Barrios.” One of the stories in the book, “Mission Hill...

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Food fest makes healthy eating fun

June 3, 2011
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Healthy eating is still fun eating, as the first annual Healthy Mission Hill Food Festival on June 18 will set out to demonstrate. The fest will showcase healthy food options from such local restaurants as Lilly’s Gourmet Pasta Express, Mama’s Place and Flann O’Briens, along with fresh produce from local farmers. There will also...

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Group seeks hospital soda ban

June 3, 2011
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LONGWOOD MEDICAL AREA—Local medical institutions should pledge to stop selling soda and other sugar-sweetened drinks in their buildings, says the youth organization Sociedad Latina. At least a few Longwood Medical Area (LMA) hospitals have agreed to cut back on the sweet drinks, which are linked—sometimes by LMA institutions’ own research—with obesity and other health...

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Insurer boots LMA hospitals from plan

June 3, 2011
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Network Health, one of five health insurance companies that provides coverage under the state’s subsidized Commonwealth Care health insurance plan, is moving to drastically cut costs next year by cutting hospitals from its network—including many in the Longwood Medical Area (LMA). It is likely that the only local hospital people with Network Health Forward...

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Teen quintet to play with Pops

June 3, 2011
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Teen quintet to play with Pops

A Boston Latin student just played with the Boston Pops—again. Ian Haines, along with his four bandmates, Edsuvani Maisonet, Mathilde Montpetit, Matthew Pitts and Warren Thompson —all students at Boston Latin—won the Fidelity Future Stage Competition in Boston and the great opportunity along with it. “I thought playing with the Pops last year was...

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What’s Up

June 3, 2011
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The final, last-minute deadline for What’s Up listings is noon, July 11 for the July 15 issue. E-mail listings to news@missionhillgazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Meetings Route 66 bus improvements meeting, hosted by MBTA, Thurs., June 23, 6:30-8pm, Tobin Community Center, 1481 Tremont St....

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Hill Happenings

June 3, 2011
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By Maurice “Mossy” Martin Special to the Gazette   Condolences to the family of Dave O’Connor, a World War II veteran and a Mission Hill icon, who passed away May 5 in Sarasota, Fla., at 86. Dave, a Mission High School graduate, was a Pearl Harbor survivor who served in the U.S. Navy. He...

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What’s Happening on Main Streets

    By Richard Rouse and Barry Twomey Special to the Gazette   Green begins with clean Mission Hill Main Streets sponsors a poster design contest open to Mission Hill seventh-graders. This year’s theme is “Stop Littering in Mission Hill.” Two finalists have been selected. They are Angellize Rivera of the Tobin School and...

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