Hill Happenings

September 16, 2011
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Hill Happenings

Former Mission Hill High School principal Sister Patrice Garrity departed her beloved Mission Hill Parish last month, having been reassigned to a convent in Connecticut. Sister Garrity, a 1947 Mission High School graduate, was the school’s best principal when the school closed in the early ’90s. In the last year of Mission High, I...

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What’s Happening on Main Streets

September 16, 2011
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What’s Happening on Main Streets

Mission Hill’s version of the D-Day invasion occurs every Sept. 1 with the return of the students. Each year, Move-in Day appears to be getting better as municipal officials and college representatives work together to pre-plan and organize the onslaught as best they can. This year, a cadre of Boston Police officers routed the...

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1 more Hubway station coming

September 15, 2011
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One more Hubway station is coming soon to the Longwood Medical Area (LMA), joining three of the bike rental program’s stations already there and two in Mission Hill, the Gazette has learned. The popular new program might expand more in the neighborhood next year, but there are still no plans to tell the general...

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Storm downs trees

August 28, 2011
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Tropical storm Irene downed trees around Boston today as the former hurricane blew through town with winds up to 65 mph. The ever-weakening storm was significantly less powerful than major media outlets were reporting hours before its arrival. But its strong gusts were still enough to uproot trees, some of which fell across sidewalks, streets and...

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Hubway looks like a hit

August 19, 2011
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Full station list still unclear Hubway, the city’s innovative public bicycle-rental system, launched with five local stations last month and looks like a hit. More than half of the available bikes were in use at several stations the Gazette checked in recent days, including one in Brigham Circle. But the citywide system opened with...

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A clases con nuevo sistema de comidas

August 19, 2011
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Mucho de lo que era normal en las escuelas públicas ya no lo será a partir del nuevo año escolar. Por ejemplo, los alimentos en las escuelas estarán a cargo de un nuevo proveedor que promete más saludables y apetitosas comidas. Aunque no se reclaman autores ni piden reconocimiento, para líderes de estudiantes de...

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An art library open to all

August 19, 2011
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What do Japanese comics, historic prints, Photoshop use, deck-building how-tos and Michel Gondry documentaries have in common? They’re all free and available to the public at Massachusetts College of Art and Design’s (MassArt) Morton R. Godine Library. The Godine Library and all its resources, unlike most other collegiate libraries, are completely open and free...

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Doc marks 50 years of diabetes care

August 19, 2011
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Doc marks 50 years of diabetes care

LMA—From patient life expectancy to professional gender norms, Doctor Donna Younger has seen a lot of changes in her 50 years treating patients at the Longwood Medical Area’s Joslin Diabetes Center. “Things are remarkably different,” said 82-year-old Younger, who started working at Joslin on a fellowship in 1959 and joined the staff in 1961,...

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BIKE BEGINNING

August 19, 2011
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BIKE BEGINNING

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Move-in day traffic details

August 19, 2011
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Student move-in day—the annual Sept. 1 tradition of a new crop of student tenants moving into apartments on the Hill—used to conjure images of trash-strewn sidewalks and moving-truck gridlock. But, no more, Will Onuoha from the Mayor’s Office of Neighborhood Services told the Gazette. “Last year was super-smooth. It is never perfect, but we...

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Mission Hill Main Streets takes budget hit

August 19, 2011
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By David Taber Gazette Staff   Mission Hill Main Street (MHMS), a nonprofit that supports and advocates for Mission Hill’s business district, saw a budget shortfall this year that forced the lay-off of one of its two staff members. “I had a good run…I look at it as time to move on,” said Barry...

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NEU dorm project still on hold

August 19, 2011
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Partial demolition of the YMCA on Huntington Avenue for Northeastern University’s (NEU) new dorm is still on hold, almost certainly setting back the projected fall 2013 opening and possibly threatening the entire plan. NEU needs the permission of the Massachusetts Historical Commission (MHC) to begin the project, which involves proving that alternatives for the...

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Connolly focuses on education

August 19, 2011
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If At-Large City Councilor John Connolly had his way, Boston Public Schools would be radically different. A former middle school teacher and chair of the City Council’s Education Committee, “I would pilot the whole system,” Connolly said in a June interview at the Gazette office, referring to pilot schools—BPS schools that are granted more...

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SCHOOL’S OUT

August 19, 2011
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SCHOOL’S OUT

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Participación

August 19, 2011
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Citas BPL. Hay un comversatorio para discutr el futuro de Boston Public Library. Será el proóximo jueves 25, 6-7pm, en la sucursal Parker Hill, 1497 Tremont St. Info: www.bpl.org/compass. Conciertos. El programa Summer Concerts in the Courtyard del Museum of Fine Arts. Tiene un ciclo interesante los miércoles con música y cantantes folklóricos. 465...

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TOP SHOTS

August 19, 2011
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TOP SHOTS

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Partners to affiliate with low-cost insurer

August 19, 2011
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Partners HealthCare System, a network of hospitals that includes Brigham and Women’s Hospital in the Longwood Medical Area (LMA), earlier this month signed a letter of intent to “affiliate” with low-cost insurer Neighborhood Health Plan (NHP). The affiliation would mean NHP, a Boston-based nonprofit health insurance company that provides insurance for people on Medicaid...

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Flaherty eager for another term

August 19, 2011
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Flaherty eager for another term

Two years after challenging Mayor Thomas Menino in one of the closest races the mayor has ever faced, former At-Large City Councilor Michael Flaherty wants his old job back. “It was never an option for me to take my ball and go home. I am not interested in sitting in the bleachers,” Flaherty said...

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Wheel Deal

August 19, 2011
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Wheel Deal

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What’s Up

August 19, 2011
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The final, last-minute deadline for What’s Up listings is noon, Sept. 13 for the Sept. 16 issue. Email listings to news@missionhillgazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Meetings          BPL Compass, discuss strategic planning for the future of the Boston Public Library, Thurs., Aug. 25, 6-7pm,...

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ArtMobile brings art to the people

August 19, 2011
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Where does the rubber hit the road for the Massachusetts College of Art and Design’s community outreach efforts? Starting this summer, the answer is a Ford van, repurposed by the school’s Center for Art and Community Partnerships as the SPARC ArtMobile. The van has been out and about in the neighborhood all summer, MassArt...

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Editorial: Not just along for the ride

August 19, 2011
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Hubway, the new bicycle rental system, appears to be a success. It would be even more successful with the public input it deserves. Hubway, a joint city-corporate program, is one of Mayor Menino’s many real-deal bicycle infrastructure improvements. It is not cosmetic and it is not fluff. It is an ambitious achievement. The mayor...

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Editorial: Supporting Main Streets

August 19, 2011
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The funding losses at Mission Hill Main Streets (MHMS) that resulted in the layoff of staffer Barry Twomey and delayed a deserved pay raise for Executive Director Richard Rouse are discouraging. Perhaps, like many of the businesses MHMS assists, the organization can figure out a way to do more with less in tough times....

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Hill Happenings

August 19, 2011
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Hill Happenings

    By Maurice “Mossy” Martin Special to the Gazette   Condolences to the family of Richard Dwyer, who passed away last month. Back in the ’80s, Rich and I were softball teammates for Winnie’s Pub in the Mission Hill Softball League, and he was a class act. Rich graduated from Mission High School...

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