Monthly Archives: March 2012

Boy stabbed in park

March 9, 2012
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A boy was stabbed with a knife on a Southwest Corridor Park basketball court on the afternoon of March 2, according to the State Police. The stabbing happened on the courts along Prentiss Street between the Boston Police Department headquarters and the Alice Taylor Homes housing development. The victim, whose identity was not released...

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BWH garage project timeline announced

March 9, 2012
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BRIGHAM CIRCLE—Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) announced a more detailed timeline for its Brigham Green garage project at a community meeting last month. The Brigham Green project will create an underground parking garage in front of the Peter Bent Brigham building at 15 Francis St. and landscape the area into green space with benches...

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Councilors want to control trash pick-ups

March 9, 2012
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City Councilors Mike Ross and Felix Arroyo are attempting to wrestle control of the City’s commercial trash services from the state after receiving numerous complaints. Residents are annoyed at being awoken by commercial trash collectors during the night. “We do a pretty good job of managing ourselves,” said Ross, a Mission Hill resident who...

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NU nixes chicken chain for anti-gay funding

March 9, 2012
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Northeastern University nixed a proposal to bring the Chick-fil-A fast food chain to the Curry Student Center after the Student Government Association voted 31 to 5 on Feb. 27 denouncing the plan. SGA had concerns about Chick-fil-A donating money to anti-gay causes in 2009. “The decision tonight was based on all of the student...

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Year of the Dragon

March 9, 2012
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Year of the Dragon

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190-200 units planned for Home site

March 9, 2012
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A huge, high-end apartment building with 190 to 200 units is being proposed for the Home for Little Wanderers complex at 161 S. Huntington Ave. in Jamaica Plain near the Mission Hill border. The developer, Boston Residential Group, does not accept undergraduate students as tenants, said company president and CEO Curtis Kemeny in an...

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Giant Loss

March 9, 2012
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Giant Loss

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Urban farm aims to feed BPS

March 9, 2012
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A farm business is pushing Boston Public Schools (BPS) to include more locally-grown fruits and vegetables in school meals. City Growers, a for-profit organization that aims to transform vacant lots into intensive urban farms, is trying to join the fleet of food vendors who sell to BPS for student breakfasts and lunches. The problem...

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Romney gets primary win

March 9, 2012
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Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney won the state’s Republican Party presidential primary vote on March 6. Incumbent President Barack Obama was the only Democrat on his party’s ballot. The Green-Rainbow Party ballot-winner was unclear as the Gazette went to press. Nationally, it now appears that Obama and Romney, who remains ahead in his party’s...

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Basketball tournament to draw kids together

March 9, 2012
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March isn’t only for college basketball. Local middle school students have the opportunity to play in the “Mission Hill March Madness” basketball tournament, organized by state Rep. Jeffrey Sánchez. The co-ed tournament is March 10 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Tobin Community Center and is for 11- to 14 year-olds from...

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