Monthly Archives: May 2012

Prisoner charged in ’08 student killing

May 4, 2012
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Prisoner charged in ’08 student killing

A federal prisoner has been charged with first-degree 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 at 170 Parker Hill Ave. Cornell Smith, 30, a former Boston resident now in a Wisconsin federal...

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Mission Hill Little League Opening Day

May 4, 2012
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Mission Hill Little League teams and coaches parade on Smith Street during the league’s 59th annual Opening Day ceremony on April 21.

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Art Park plan stirs green space debate

May 4, 2012
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The City held a contentious meeting on the proposed uses for the city-owned land between Parker and Terrace streets, with many residents voicing concern about how the project would affect the community gardens and the Art Park there. The site, which will be a “green building” project, was land the City acquired through tax...

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El Nuevo Representante Latino

May 4, 2012
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El Nuevo Representante Latino

Miguel Chávez ha sido seleccionado como el nuevo representante latino para el alcalde Thomas Menino. La comunidad latina ha crecido durante años y tiene mucho que hacer, dijo Chávez al Gazette. El será un vínculo entre los latinos de Boston y el alcalde. “Quiero darle la bienvenida a Miguel a mi oficina y tengo...

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Man charged with ‘mistaken ID’ murder

May 4, 2012
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A man gunned down in the Mission Main housing development in 2010 may have been “the victim of mistaken identity,” according to Suffolk County prosecutors, who recently charged a man with murder in the case. Demetrius Blocker, 21, was shot multiple times at 48 Horadan Way on Dec. 16, 2010 while waiting outside for...

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Costs for BPS school-move plan rise

May 4, 2012
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The cost to renovate the building that holds the Mission Hill K-8 School and the New Mission High School have jumped from roughly $7 million to about $12 million. The City Council has asked the Boston Finance Commission (FinComm) to look into why the numbers have changed from when BPS presented the $7 million...

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Boston Shines

May 4, 2012
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Boston Shines

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NU hopes for academic expansion

May 4, 2012
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Northeastern University (NU) would like to build a lot more classrooms in the next decade, though it doesn’t have the funds to build as much as it would like, spokespeople said at the first Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) NU Task Force meeting on April 25. The BRA-appointed Task Force, created to advise in NU’s...

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Dorm construction to start soon, NU says

May 4, 2012
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Northeastern University (NU) officials say the controversial Grandmarc dorm project likely will start being constructed this summer, despite the fact two lawsuits are still pending. The development partners “have finished the financial deal,” John Tobin, NU’s vice president of city and community affairs, told the Gazette last week. “We expect to close in the...

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Museum garden to undergo makeover

May 4, 2012
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The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum’s Monks Garden is slated to undergo a $500,000 redesign and renovation. “We call the Monks Garden the heart of our outdoor space. you always have a great perspective of the Monks Garden,” said Matt Montgomery, director of communications at the museum. Michael Van Valkenburgh, who recent...

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