What’s Happening on Main Streets

August 19, 2011
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What’s Happening on Main Streets

    By Richard Rouse Special to the Gazette I’m often asked why Main Streets sponsors the Farmer’s Market in Brigham Circle every Thursday in the summer. The obvious gain is the increase in foot traffic in the community, which benefits all local businesses. Bringing the folks from the Longwood Medical Area, who come...

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Good Taste

July 15, 2011
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Good Taste

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Hubway nears launch with 6 sites

July 15, 2011
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Hubway, the city’s innovative public bicycle-rental system, is aiming to launch in less than two weeks with at least six stations proposed in the Longwood Medical Area (LMA) and Brigham Circle, the Gazette has learned. But details are few and community outreach appears to be virtually nonexistent—even though the corporate-run, advertising-draped system reportedly would...

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Dorm delayed by historic review

July 15, 2011
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By Rebeca Oliveira Gazette Staff Demolition of part of the YMCA’s complex for Northeastern University’s (NEU) dormitory project has been delayed by the Massachusetts Historical Commission (MHC), which says the college did not submit proper alternatives to its demolition plan. No estimate of how long the delay could be was made. The demolition was...

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Census sheds new light on Hill

July 15, 2011
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By David Taber Gazette Staff New US Census data likely provides the most detailed picture of the Mission Hill community ever. “From us, yes, that is definitely the case. I cannot imagine who else would do more,” Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) Deputy Director of Research Mark Melnik told the Gazette. The BRA last month...

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Top Grads

July 15, 2011
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Top Grads

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Ocho grupos piden mapa de minorías

July 15, 2011
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By Andy Zagastizábal Special to the Gazette Latinos y negros tienen sus propia iniciativa de distrito congresional. No sólo eso sino que las minorías tengan 22 en vez de 10 legisladores. Los dirigentes de ellos se presentaron en audiencia de State House para destacar que Boston debería ser el distrito de mayoría de minorías....

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New website for Gazette

July 15, 2011
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The Gazette is pleased to announce that it has completely rebuilt its website at MissionHillGazette.com. The new site will contain every article and column from the print version, as well as some exclusive features. Readers are welcome to add comments to website articles. All of the articles will be archived there and will be...

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Emmanuel proposes new research tower, dorms

July 15, 2011
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By Rebeca Oliveira Gazette Staff Emmanuel College announced its real estate development plans for the next decade, including the development of a parcel on its “endowment campus” into a research facility. The ground-leasing of the parcel in the southern corner of Emmanuel’s campus for a 360,000-square-foot research facility would generate the necessary income to...

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Room to Grow

July 15, 2011
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Room to Grow

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Mission Accomplished

July 15, 2011
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Mission Accomplished

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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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