Month: June 2011

Savant Project closes

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…

Hill streets inspire local writer

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:…

Food fest makes healthy eating fun

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…

Group seeks hospital soda ban

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…

Insurer boots LMA hospitals from plan

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…

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…

What’s Up

The final, last-minute deadline for What’s Up listings is noon, July 11 for the July 15 issue. E-mail listings to [email protected] Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Meetings Route 66 bus improvements…

Hill Happenings

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…