Monthly Archives: January 2012

‘Nutcracker’ Notice

January 13, 2012
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‘Nutcracker’ Notice

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New program focuses on Latino mental health

January 13, 2012
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Sociedad Latina is investing a recently-won $50,000 grant into expanded mental health and wellness programming for Latino youths and families. The organization is the first winner of the new $50,000 William L. Boyan award and grant, presented by Children’s Hospital Boston. “We’re very honored. We are a leader in working with children about health....

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Breakthrough!: Recent Research from the LMA

January 13, 2012
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A First Step to Curing Deafness A first step to a possible cure for genetically caused deafness has been taken by a research team co-led by Children’s Hospital Boston’s Dr. Jeffrey Holt. The sense of hearing is produced by tiny hairs inside the ear. The hairs move when hit by sound waves and turn...

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NU dorm moves forward

January 13, 2012
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Northeastern University (NU) continues to work on finalizing the GrandMarc at Northeastern dorm project despite two ongoing lawsuits aimed at halting the project. “Hopefully, we’ll have a deal done in the next several weeks,” said John Tobin, NU’s vice president of city and community affairs. “We’re working hard on the financing right now.” The...

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Court: Legal immigrants get health coverage

January 13, 2012
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Legal immigrants cannot be removed from the state’s low-income subsidized health insurance plan, the Supreme Judicial Court ruled Jan. 5, ordering the state to restore a $150 million budget cut. Local state Rep. Jeffrey Sánchez said the decision “validated” his longstanding concern that the cuts violated the state constitution. “I’m happy and excited,” Sánchez...

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Tattooed man robs bank

January 13, 2012
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A man with a Chinese symbol tattooed on his neck robbed the Bank of America at 1620 Tremont St. this week, according to the Boston Police Department. The man entered the bank around 9:45 a.m. on Jan. 9 and gave the teller a note claiming he had a bomb. “Do it now. I’m not...

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Eight win ‘Harmony’ scholarships

January 13, 2012
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Eight Mission Hill residents were awarded $500 scholarships for post-high-school education by the local Harmony on the Hill project at a Nov. 19 ceremony. The winners included: Esohe Amadin, Shante Clark, Ian Cotterell, Dominique Cotton, Lynette Crosby, James Morgan Thames, Laura Pizarro and Walter Pultinas. The awards were presented at a Tobin School ceremony...

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State primary election date shifts

January 13, 2012
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This year’s state primary election has been moved to Sept. 6 after the original date conflicted with a Jewish holiday. The election had been slated for Sept. 18 under the usual pattern of holding it on the third Tuesday in September. But officials belatedly noticed that day will be Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New...

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Healthy Living

January 13, 2012
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Community Scholar

January 13, 2012
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