Monthly Archives: November 2011

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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