What’s Happening on Main Streets

What’s Happening on Main Streets

    Ho-ho-holidays in Mission Hill are under way with the annual tree-lighting in Brigham Circle by Santa Claus and Mayor Menino on Dec. 3. Last year, Hizzoner was recuperating at Brigham & Women’s and waving from his hospital room to everyone in Brigham Circle, and Councilor Ross did a great job filling in...

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Cops: Graffiti ‘artist’ is busted

December 8, 2011
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A man claiming to be a “street artist” was arrested for vandalism after painting a street sign on Nov. 20. Colby Amadeo, 21, of Boston faces a charge of vandalism for allegedly defacing the sign near Oswald and Hillside streets. According to the Boston Police Department, Amadeo said during the arrest, “I’m a street...

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Ross might leave Boston, run for Congress

November 30, 2011
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City Councilor Mike Ross is considering a run to replace retiring Congressman Barney Frank—a move that would require him to move out of Boston and into the 4th Congressional District. But, Ross told the Gazette, he is not yet packing his bags to move back to Newton—where he grew up and Frank lives. Ross...

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School moves are approved despite opposition

November 17, 2011
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Despite fierce opposition from parents and City Councilor Mike Ross, the Boston School Committee on Nov. 15 approved a Boston Public Schools plan that will have two Mission Hill schools moving out of the neighborhood next year. The plan moves the Mission Hill K-8 School to Jamaica Plain and New Mission High School to...

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Hill could see school shuffle

November 11, 2011
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Mission Hill could lose its namesake K-8 school and New Mission High—which currently share a building at 67 Alleghany St.—and get two new schools under a “2012 Facilities Plan” announced by Boston Public Schools (BPS) Superintendent Carol Johnson last month. Since the plan’s announcement, vocal opposition has emerged among Mission Hill K-8 parents, supporters...

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Ross: Mission Hill K-8 should stay

November 11, 2011
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City Councilor Mike Ross said last week that his annual City Council vote on the Boston Public School budget would turn into an automatic “no” if BPS moves forward with plans to move the Mission Hill K-8 school to Jamaica Plain. At a Nov. 5 meeting community meeting at the Tobin School on Smith...

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Flower Power

November 11, 2011
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Flower Power

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Giving Thanks

November 11, 2011
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Giving Thanks

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Incumbents win City Council races

November 11, 2011
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By John Ruch and Rebeca Oliveira Gazette Staff The incumbent candidates won all of the at-large and local district Boston City Council seats in the Nov. 8 election. In the at-large race, Felix Arroyo, John Connolly, Council President Steve Murphy and Ayanna Pressley retained their seats. Challenger Michael Flaherty finished a close fifth in...

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Lint sparks 5-alarm blaze

November 11, 2011
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Lint sparks 5-alarm blaze

Lint build-up in a clothes dryer sparked a five-alarm fire that displaced dozens of people from 37-39 Calumet St. on Oct. 30. The Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (MCPHS) “stepp up big time” to help the residents, according to the Boston Fire Department (BFD). MCPHS opened up President Charles Monahan Jr.’s residence...

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El nuevo orden en City Hall

November 11, 2011
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Michael F. Flaherty se convirtió en otro perdedor de las campañas electoales municipales de Boston. Tras perder, hace dos años en su intento de ganar la alcaldíía contra Thomas M. Menino, esta vez le tocó rendirse ante los candidatos at-large que buscaban repetir. A estas horas, cuando los resutados, en números, ya son oficiales,...

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Student population still on the rise

November 11, 2011
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NU count breaks 1,200 The Mission Hill area’s off-campus undergrad student population rose for the third straight year to 2,085, though at a slower pace than before. The one school with a major jump in student residents is Northeastern University (NU), with 1,227 full-time undergrad students, a 19 percent increase from last fall and...

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Energy upgrades to no longer be free

November 11, 2011
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A program that now offers free energy-efficiency home upgrades will only cover 75 percent of costs next year. MassSave, a state program, will continue to provide free energy assessments, products and services—including energy-efficient light bulbs, low-flow showerheads, heating system inspections and insulation upgrades—for qualified participants. But Renew Boston, the city’s energy-efficiency initiative, will no...

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Basement living request on hold

November 11, 2011
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A proposal to legalize existing living space in the basement of a Parker Hill Avenue home was deferred earlier this month, despite getting the approval of the Community Alliance of Mission Hill (CAMH) on Oct. 19. The application by Jacinto Carrera of 8 Parker Hill Ave. was deferred last week in front of the...

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DA: Thief snared by lack of music knowledge

November 11, 2011
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A Roxbury teen suspected of breaking into a Parker Street car dug a deeper hole when he mistook a famous singer for a girl who lives in Jamaica Plain, according to the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office. Dejontre Bell, 17, was arrested Oct. 8 after police allegedly found him still inside a car at...

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Wheelock kicks off $80m campaign

November 11, 2011
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Wheelock kicks off $80m campaign

LMA—Wheelock College last month announced the public phase of a capital campaign that aims to raise $80 million by 2014. The college at 200 The Riverway already raised $53 million of that goal in a private campaign that began four years ago. “This campaign will greatly advance the college’s ability to prepare more graduates...

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Park plant-slashings spark new guidelines

November 11, 2011
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The slashing of more than 35 trees and shrubs by a poorly supervised work crew in McLaughlin Playground on Sept. 28 has sparked the Boston Parks Department to create new citywide guidelines for such work. “We are very disturbed about what happened,” said Parks Department spokesperson Jacque Goddard. “It is a very serious issue...

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Study aims to link Orange Line projects

November 11, 2011
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A new study will examine all real estate projects along the MBTA’s Orange Line with the aim of possibly linking their planning and marketing campaigns in a big-picture view. It will include the Parcel 25 project at Roxbury Crossing, along with proposals everywhere from Jamaica Plain’s Forest Hills to Somerville’s Assembly Square. “People at...

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BWH garage, park project to start next spring

November 11, 2011
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After several years’ delay, a project to build a garage and park at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) at Brigham Circle is finally moving forward. 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...

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Community Scholar

November 11, 2011
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Community Scholar

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NU Hockey to play at Fenway Park

November 11, 2011
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Northeastern University’s men’s hockey team will face off against Boston College in an outdoor game at Fenway Park in January. The event is part of Sun Life Frozen Fenway 2012, which will include two days of community ice skating. The hockey match on Jan. 14 is intended to be part of a doubleheader that...

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Sánchez picks up Mission Park in redistricting

November 11, 2011
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State Rep. Jeffrey Sánchez, who grew up in Mission Hill, will represent a little more of the neighborhood if he wins reelection next year, when his 15th Suffolk District is redrawn to include the Mission Park housing development. “It fits right in with this district. It always did,” Sánchez said of the change. Mission...

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Eye and Ear building breaks ground

November 11, 2011
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Eye and Ear building breaks ground

Construction began on Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary’s (Mass. Eye and Ear) new facility on Huntington Avenue on Oct. 27. The groundbreaking was attended by Mayor Thomas Menino. Mass. Eye and Ear will be the tenant of the building and will operate out-patient clinics and surgeries, office space and a small café and retail...

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Participación, Nov. 11-Dec. 8

November 11, 2011
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Educa Economía, Teach In on the Economy, es el nombre del seminario que se dictará en  Northeastern University’s School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs. Este domingo 13, 9am-4pm, Northeastern University Blackman Auditorium, 342 Huntington Ave. Se anuncian especialistas como  Barry Bluestone, Chuck Collins, Michael Dukakis, Bob Kuttner y otros. Astronomía. MIT ofrece la oportunidad...

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