Monthly Archives: August 2012

Primary election is Sept. 6

August 10, 2012
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One local official will face a challenger in the Sept. 6 primary election, while another is running unopposed. Democrat state Sen. Sonia Chang-Díaz (2nd Suffolk District) will face Roy Owens, a regular candidate for elected office, in the primary. The winner will not face a challenger in the general election. “We’ve gotten an incredible...

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Anti-Litter Winner

August 10, 2012
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Anti-Litter Winner

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Community votes to support ‘parklet’

August 10, 2012
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Mission Hill residents voted to support one of the city’s first “parklets” coming to the Hill in a Boston Transportation Department (BTD)-organized meeting last month. A one-day trial may be scheduled for September, followed by a long-term installation next spring. A parklet is a small, semi-permanent public space that resembles a deck, created from...

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Man shot in Mission Main

August 10, 2012
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A man was shot multiple times at 44 Horadan Way in the Mission Main housing development at about 12:45 a.m. on July 13, according to the Boston Police Department (BPD). The 42-year-old victim’s name is being withheld by BPD and his condition is unclear. A BPD incident report says the victim was shot four...

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Vacant properties garner fines

August 10, 2012
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Vacant properties garner fines

Two Mission Hill properties on the City’s “distressed buildings” list, both owned by John Darling, show no signs of improvement, one after 14 years of being on the list. Darling owes the City $3,525 in fines for the two properties. A small commercial building at 6 Pontiac St. and 721-723 Parker St., a four-family...

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Hill Happenings

August 10, 2012
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Congrats to former Mission Hill resident John Healy, who is now Fr. Healy after being ordained last month by Cardinal Seán O’Malley at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross. In 2006, Fr. Healy’s beloved wife Mary suddenly passed away from a heart attack. Shortly thereafter, Fr. Healy entertained thoughts of becoming a priest, eventually...

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Hotel Opening

August 10, 2012
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Hotel Opening

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Residents respond to Wentworth dorm plan

August 10, 2012
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Wentworth Institute of Technology’s (WIT) plan for a seven-story, 305-bed dorm at 525 Huntington Ave. received mixed reviews during a sparsely attended community meeting July 31 at WIT’s Blount Auditorium. The $42 million, 118,000-square-foot dorm is to be built on a triangle of land formed by Huntington Avenue and Louis Prang and Vancouver Streets....

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Local officials split on crime reform bill

August 10, 2012
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Local elected officials are split on “Melissa’s Bill,” a so-called “three strikes” crime reform bill that imposes mandatory sentences on repeat violent offenders. The bill is named after Melissa Gosule, a 27-year-old Jamaica Plain resident who was raped and murdered by a paroled violent criminal in 1999. Local state Rep Jeffrey Sánchez voted in...

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Caribbean fest to include local concert

August 10, 2012
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Caribbean fest to include local concert

Boston Carnival Village, the annual Caribbean festival, comes to Roxbury Crossing on Aug. 23 with the “Kings & Queens Show” at the Reggie Lewis Center. The show, starting at 6 p.m., features costumed performers and and many musicians, including Jamaican vocalist Aria, who is touring on her debut album, “Fulltime Love.” The 39th annual...

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