Monthly Archives: March 2012

T plans fare boost, limited Green Line service

March 28, 2012
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The MBTA plans an overall 23 percent fare increase and will eliminate weekend Green Line streetcar service between Brigham Circle and Heath Street, according to a budget summary document released March 28 following months of controversy about the T’s sorry financial state. Originally facing a $185 million budget deficit for fiscal year 2013, the...

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YMCA to demo another part of building, erect gym

March 28, 2012
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The YMCA officials plan to demolish a corner of the historic building at 316 Huntington Ave. and build a slightly bigger addition as part of extensive renovations in a separate but related project to the Northeastern University (NU) Grandmarc dorm project. This is a different undertaking from the demolition of the gym building that...

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Art Park site is up for green development

March 9, 2012
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The Art Park site is slated to become part of a “green building” project along with a site in Roxbury, the City announced recently. The Mission Hill site, which is located between Parker and Terrace Street, was land the City acquired through tax foreclosure and was unsuccessful at redeveloping before, according to John Dalzell,...

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High schools boast top grad rates

March 9, 2012
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Local public high schools have sky-high graduation rates, including two—Boston Latin School and the Kennedy Academy for Health Careers—that top the 2011 list. New Mission High ranked highly as well, graduating almost 88 percent of its students within four years. They were part of an uptick that pushed the Boston Public Schools (BPS) overall...

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Sign of the Times

March 9, 2012
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Sign of the Times

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Club hopes to generate women scientists

March 9, 2012
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Some Northeastern University (NU) students and staff are hoping that, through their work with the Science Club for Girls (SCFG), the next generation of scientists and engineers will include a lot more women. SCFG is a non-profit collection of educational programs for girls that encourages them in the fields of science and engineering and...

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BWH anuncia la cronología del garaje

March 9, 2012
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BRIGHAM CIRCLE—En una reunión del mes pasado Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) anunció la cronología detallada para su proyecto de construir un garaje. El proyecto Brigham Green creará un garaje subterráneo en frente del edificio Peter Bent Brigham en 15 Francis St. y convertirá el área en un espacio verde con bancos y espacios...

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Fast Ride

March 9, 2012
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Fast Ride

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YMCA HQ not interested in dorm fight

March 9, 2012
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The YMCA national headquarters has stated it will not get involved in the controversial Northeastern University (NU) dorm project at the Huntington Avenue YMCA, despite Y members’ petition. “All YMCAs are independent and autonomous. That means they operate separately from each other and from Y national,” YMCA national spokesperson Brad McDermott told the Gazette....

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New NU task force is being assembled

March 9, 2012
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The selection process for Northeastern University’s (NU) new community Task Force, in preparation for NU’s upcoming new institutional master plan (IMP) is under way. Once the Mayor’s Office and the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) have approved the new Task Force, the list of members will be available on the BRA website. An IMP is...

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