Monthly Archives: January 2012

Register for presidential primary by Feb. 15

January 24, 2012
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The deadline for registering to vote in the U.S. presidential primary election in Massachusetts is Feb. 15. The election will be held March 6. It will help to select the nominees for the Democratic, Green and Republican parties in the November election. Independent or “unenrolled” voters can vote on any party ballot of their...

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Ross will not run for Congress

January 23, 2012
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City Councilor Mike Ross has decided not to run for a U.S. Congress seat after openly considering the idea for weeks, according to a press release attributed to his campaign exploratory committee. Ross, a Mission Hill resident, said in the press release that he intends to support some other, yet to be named Democrat...

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Hundreds protest T cuts

January 20, 2012
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A parade of 75 speakers blasted the MBTA’s proposed fare hike and service cuts at a Roxbury Community College meeting last night. At least 250 people attended, including local elected officials and many Mission Hill residents, students and employees. A few people were willing to pay higher fares, but no one wanted service cuts....

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Occupy Roxbury group forms

January 13, 2012
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Occupy Roxbury, a local version of the Occupy Wall Street protest movement, is forming and holding its first meeting on Jan. 15. Occupy Wall Street, a protest camp against economic inequality and other issues, formed in New York City last fall. Various versions sprung up around the country, including Occupy Boston, which was shut...

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T seeks to boost fares, cut service

January 13, 2012
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The MBTA is seeking to plug a budget hole by raising fares and cutting service—including weekend E Line subway/streetcar trips and the entire Mission Hill LINK bus program. A meeting about the already controversial proposal is set for Jan. 19 at Roxbury Community College. The MBTA’s own proposal says that...

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Museum to open new wing

January 13, 2012
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LMA—The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum will open its new wing, which also serves as the art museum’ new front door, on Jan. 19. Designed by famous architect Renzo Piano, the glassy new building on Evans Way includes new galleries, a concert hall and a “Living Room” where visitors can lounge and learn about the...

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FinComm investigates school move costs

January 13, 2012
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The Boston Finance Commission (FinComm) is investigating Boston Public Schools’ (BPS) funding of a controversial plan to move various schools, including two in Mission Hill. “We are going to look at how the funding decisions were made and whether there is enough money for the renovations,” FinComm Director Matt Cahill said. “We welcome it,”...

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T considera cortar servicios

January 13, 2012
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Con el fin de llenar una diferencia en su presupuesto fiscal, el MBTA considera subir el precio del transporte y cortar algunos servicios, incluso la rama E de la línea verde durante los fines de semana y el programa LINK de Mission Hill. El 19 de enero tendrá lugar en Roxbury Community College una...

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Head Start

January 13, 2012
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Ross forms exploratory committee

January 13, 2012
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City Councilor Mike Ross has formed a federal campaign exploratory committee, a possible first step in running for the U.S. Congress seat in the 4th District this year. The seat will become vacant next year. Congressman Barney Frank announced last month that he will retire after his current term, ending his 30-year Congressional career....

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