Monthly Archives: February 2012

Hundreds protest T cuts

February 10, 2012
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More than 125 speakers blasted the MBTA’s proposed fare hike and service cuts at recent Mission Hill-area meetings. At least 500 people in total attended the meetings on Jan. 19 at Roxbury Community College and Feb. 1 at Heath Street’s Hennigan School. The RCC meeting featured most of the Mission Hill discussion. A few...

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Council map would link Hill, Roxbury; Ross would lose seat

February 10, 2012
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A Boston City Council redistricting map proposed by civil rights groups would put Mission Hill into the same district as Roxbury in an effort to boost minority voting power. Mission Hill resident Mike Ross would lose his council seat, with Tito Jackson representing most of the neighborhood instead. Ross and Jackson told the Gazette...

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Is the Hill part of Roxbury? Locals say ‘yes’

February 10, 2012
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Is Mission Hill its own neighborhood? A part of Roxbury? Both? The exact relationship between Mission Hill and Roxbury is being raised by a new City Council map that would link the two neighborhoods in the same district. Mission Hill’s current district teams it up with the Fenway, Back Bay and Beacon Hill. Roxbury...

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Super Sunday

February 10, 2012
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Super Sunday

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RCC questions college system change

February 10, 2012
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ROXBURY CROSSING—Gov. Deval Patrick expressed his desire to radically change the community college system, including centralizing the authority of the state’s 15 campuses, in his Jan. 23 State of the Commonwealth address. For Roxbury Community College (RCC) Vice President Stephanie C. Janey, the jury is still out on the governor’s notion. “The idea of...

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Cientos protestan los recortes del T

February 10, 2012
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Más de 125 oradores denunciaron la propuesta del MBTA a subir precios y cortar servicios en unas reuniones en Mission Hill. Por lo menos 500 personas asistieron a la reunión el 19 de enero en Roxbury Community College y el 1 febrero en la escuela Hennigan en Heath Street. La reunión en RCC presentó...

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Nonprofit ‘taxes’: Some pay up, some refuse

February 10, 2012
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Big nonprofit institutions recently paid $9.4 million in tax-like contributions under the City of Boston’s reformed “payment in lieu of taxes” or PILOT system. That is a 24 percent boost to income from the old system, according to a press release from Mayor Thomas Menino’s office. But some—including Wheelock College—are refusing to pay. And...

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School-move probe seeks missing data

February 10, 2012
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The Boston Finance Commission (FinComm) investigation into the funding of the Boston Public Schools’ (BPS) controversial plan to move various schools has hit a patch of turbulence. BPS failed to provide key data, according to FinComm, and BPS told the Gazette it never had the information in the first place. FinComm is investigating the...

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Ground Breaking

February 10, 2012
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Ground Breaking

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Presidential primary is March 6

February 10, 2012
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The U.S. presidential primary election in Massachusetts will be held March 6. It will help to select the nominees for the Democratic, Green and Republican parties in the November presidential election. Incumbent President Barack Obama is the only Democrat on his party’s ballot. The Republican ballot will include active candidates Newt Gingrich, Ron Paul,...

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