Monthly Archives: April 2012

Prisoner charged in ’08 student killing

April 30, 2012
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A federal prisoner has been charged with murder in the 2008 killing of a Northeastern University student in her Parker Hill Avenue home. Rebecca Payne, a Connecticut native, was shot to death on May 20, 2008. Cornell Smith, 30, a former Boston resident now in a Wisconsin federal prison on unrelated drug charges, was...

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Water pipe work may close streets

April 19, 2012
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Water pipe replacement work will come to three Mission Hill streets within the next two to six weeks, possibly creating street closures and temporary water service bypasses. The affected streets are Oscar, Sachem and Wait. “It’s for the community,” said Boston Water and Sewer Commission spokesperson Tom Bagley about the work, which will improve...

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Parents create designs for school relocation

April 6, 2012
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Parents create designs for school relocation

Three parents at the Mission Hill K-8 School—two of them architects—have drawn up the school’s own designs for its new home in Jamaica Plain, where it will controversially move as soon as September. The free designs, complete with floor plans, were submitted to Boston Public Schools in January. They aim to improve conditions at...

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T to raise fares, trim Green Line

April 6, 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 document released March 28 following months of controversy about the T’s sorry financial state. The T would continue to subsidize the private Mission LINK shuttle bus that...

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El MBTA a subir precios, cortar servicio

April 6, 2012
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El MBTA planea subir los precios 23 por ciento y eliminar el servicio del fin de semana del línea verde entre Brigham Circle y Heath Street, según un documento presupuestario de 28 de marzo después de meses de controversia sobre el estado fiscal del MBTA. El MBTA continuaría a subsidiar el bus privado Mission...

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Volunteer docs help people walk in Caribbean

April 6, 2012
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Volunteer docs help people walk in Caribbean

LMA—Volunteer surgeons, nurses and physical therapists from institutions all over the Longwood Medical Area (LMA) headed down to the Caribbean last month, providing free hip and knee replacements to impoverished patients. Over 50 LMA-based Operation Walk Boston volunteers went to Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic, some for less than a week, others for...

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RTH to build community center

April 6, 2012
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Mission Park plans to build a 28,000-square-foot community center, which will replace an outdoor basketball court and parking lot. The Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) held a community meeting March 27 to discuss the proposed project. “We have outgrown our space here and this space is needed,” said Jacqueline Boston, president of the Roxbury Tenants...

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City gets ideas for Parker Street site

April 6, 2012
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The City held a brainstorming session March 10 to discuss proposed uses for plots of city-owned land in Roxbury and in Mission Hill between Parker and Terrace Street, which currently holds the Art Park and makeshift community gardens. Both the Roxbury and Mission Hill sites will be “green building” projects. Residents of the area...

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Y seeks partial demo, will erect gym

April 6, 2012
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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 from but related project to the Northeastern University (NU) Grandmarc dorm. The addition would house a new pool and gym. This is a different undertaking...

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Correction

April 6, 2012
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Due to a reporting error, the article “Club hopes to generate women scientists” in the March 9 Gazette incorrectly stated that Meghna Marjadi is a Northeastern University graduate student. In fact, she works full time for Science Club for Girls as the High School Programs Fellow.

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