Joslin Center project to break ground soon

July 15, 2011
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By Rebeca Oliveira Gazette Staff LONGWOOD MEDICAL AREA— The Longwood Center tower, formerly known as the Joslin Diabetes Center project, is expected to re-start construction by the end of the year after an eight-year series of delays, the Gazette has learned. The construction of a nine-story, 425,000-square-foot medical research tower at the intersection of...

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Major Route 66 bus changes coming

July 15, 2011
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By David Taber Gazette Staff   Major changes are in the works for the Tremont Street and Huntington Avenue sections of the MBTA’s Route 66 bus line as part of a $10 million federally funded plan to improve 15 of the transit system’s most-used bus lines. Route 66 runs through Mission Hill on Tremont...

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Participación

July 15, 2011
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  Citas Conciertos. El programa Summer Concerts in the Courtyard del Museum of Fine Arts. Tiene un ciclo interesante los miércoles con músicay cantantes folklóricos. 465 Huntington Ave. Info: www.mfa.org. Artistas. Roxbury Open Studios, tiene abierta la oportunidad de participar en sus próximos eventos para artistas de  Mission Hill. Plazo vence July 30. Info:...

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Muddy River rehab to roll this year

July 15, 2011
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By David Taber Gazette Staff After years of delays, an Army Corps of Engineers-led project aimed at rehabilitating the Muddy River is scheduled to go out to bid this fall, city and federal officials told the Gazette this week. The project involves a significant redesign of the Sears Rotary to “daylight”—or uncover—a section of...

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‘Endowment campus’ model setting trend in LMA

July 15, 2011
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By Rebeca Oliveira Gazette Staff   It’s the new trend in Longwood Medical Area (LMA) institutional expansion: building one tower to pay for another. “Endowment campus” is the term used by academic institutions for leasing a parcel of land to another institution—usually medical research. That other institution then builds and operates a facility and...

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What’s Up

July 15, 2011
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The final, last-minute deadline for What’s Up listings is noon, Aug. 16 for the Aug. 19  issue. Email listings to news@missionhillgazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Meetings Community Alliance of Mission Hill, Weds., Aug. 17, 7pm, Harvard School of Public Health 677 Huntington Ave. Info:...

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Good Jobs

July 15, 2011
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Good Jobs

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Editorial: The BRA gets census data right

July 15, 2011
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Mission Hill finally exists. That is not news to anyone who has lived in this neighborhood since Mission Church went up in the 1870s. In its diversity, energy and determination for self-improvement, Mission Hill is as real as it gets. Yet, until this year, Mission Hill did not exist in U.S. Census data as...

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Hill Happenings

July 15, 2011
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Hill Happenings

By Maurice “Mossy” Martin Special to the Gazette Condolences to the family of Jimmy Casey, who passed away May 29 after a long illness. Jimmy, a loving family man, leaves his wife Kerry (Harris) and three children. He was a hard worker and a member of the pipefitter and refrigerator union Local 537. I...

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What’s Happening on Main Streets

What’s Happening on Main Streets

By Richard Rouse and Barry Twomey Special to the Gazette Mission Hill anti-litter contest Mission Hill Main Streets Executive Director Richard Rouse sponsored an anti-litter poster contest among K-8 students of Mission Hill. The winners are Amber Brown, a seventh-grader at the Mission Grammar School, and Angellize Rivera, a seventh-grader from the Maurice Tobin...

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Major Route 66 bus changes coming

June 24, 2011
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Web Exclusive Major changes are in the works for the Tremont Street and Huntington Avenue sections of the MBTA’s Route 66 bus line as part of a $10 million federally funded plan to improve 15 of the transits system’s most-used bus lines. Tremont Street between Columbus Avenue and Huntington Avenue will see the highest...

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NEU dorm has no more hurdles

June 3, 2011
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Demolition slated for this month After months of petitions and community meetings, the GrandMarc at Northeastern dormitory project, to be located at the YMCA building at 316 Huntington Ave., has no more hurdles after the 90-day demolition delay period expires on June 7. Demolition of part of the Y is scheduled to start at...

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4 Concejales at-large confirmados pa’Nov.

June 3, 2011
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By Andy Zagastizábal Special to the Gazette   Aqui hay un adelanto que lanzamos en exclusiva: No habrá elecciones preliminares para los puestos at-large, al igual que en los distritos 6 y 8 que corresponden a las áreas de influencia de Mission Hill y Jamaica Plain. Las oficinas del Departamento de Elecciones de Boston...

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Restoring History, Step by Step

June 3, 2011
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Restoring History, Step by Step

Fixes coming to Hill’s walls and stairs After years of attempts and failures, the historic walls and steps of Mission Hill are finally getting a little recognition and restoration. These low stone walls and cement steps include the Sachem Street wall, the Delle Avenue wall, the Pontiac Street wall, the Wait Street steps and...

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Train track repair to last three noisy months

June 3, 2011
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Giant machines will tear up and replace the Southwest Corridor’s commuter and Amtrak railroad tracks through Mission Hill in three months of overnight work starting June 11. The work will not affect the MBTA’s Orange Line subway, but it will cause significant schedule changes to commuter rail. And the work may well mean a...

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Gas lamps to turn off by day

June 3, 2011
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After decades of shining a perpetual, 24-hour-a-day light, City of Boston gas lamps will soon turn off during the day, Bryan Glascock, head of the City’s Environment Department told the Gazette. Glascock told the Gazette that the city this year plans to begin installing automatic shut-offs run by sunlight-detecting photo cells on the gas...

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LEDs hit the streets

June 3, 2011
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Boston’s most wasteful streetlights are being systematically replaced by ultra-efficient light-emitting diodes (LEDs)—casting a new light on neighborhoods across the city, including Mission Hill. About 18,000 of the 68,000 streetlights in the city are powered by mercury vapor, the least energy-efficient technology in common use, said Bryan Glascock, head of the city’s Environment Department....

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Construction date for 800 Huntington Ave. set

June 3, 2011
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Construction at 800 Huntington Ave., the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary’s (MEEI) new facility, is due to start by July 1. MEEI would be the tenant of the building being developed by The Beal Companies. Beal is planning to expand the existing two-story structure by adding a garage adjacent to the building and erecting...

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Emmanuel College to present expansion plans

June 3, 2011
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Emmanuel College will present its development plans for the next decade at this month’s Longwood Medical Area (LMA) Forum. Those plans include a new residence hall and more academic space, said Sarah Welsh, Emmanuel’s vice president for government and community relations. “We’re not re-inventing anything here,” Welsh said. “We’re hoping to build on the...

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Seven running for At-Large seats

June 3, 2011
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Ross unopposed Seven potential candidates turned in election papers to get their names on the ballot for this fall’s citywide At-Large City Council race. In Mission Hill’s District 8, incumbent City Councilor Mike Ross is the only one who turned in papers by the May 24 deadline, so his name is the only one...

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Savant Project closes

June 3, 2011
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The popular bar and restaurant the Savant Project at 1625 Tremont St. closed its doors for good May 22, ending a four-year run. Savant Project proprietor Benny Kraines was not available for comment. Mission Hill Main Streets staffer Barry Twomey told the Gazette the restaurant will be missed. “It was an interesting place. It...

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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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