Monthly Archives: September 2012

Rep. attends DNC

September 7, 2012
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Local state Rep. Jeffrey Sánchez took a field trip down to Charlotte, N.C. for the Democratic National Convention (DNC) as he continued to campaign for President Barack Obama. The convention was held Sept. 4-6. “It’s incredible to hear from people from all walks of life,” Sánchez said in a Gazette interview about the opportunity...

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Sánchez backs therapy some call torture

September 7, 2012
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By Peter Shanley and John Ruch/Gazette Staff Local state Rep. Jeffrey Sánchez is backing a controversial shock therapy that many officials are trying to ban. Some people claim the procedure is tantamount to torture. Bill Allan of the Disability Policy Consortium said that Massachusetts is the only state in the country that uses shock...

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League Champs

September 7, 2012
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League Champs

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Fallen officer to be honored

September 7, 2012
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A memorial sign to a Boston Police officer killed in the line of duty in 1931 was recently installed at the Riverway and Brookline Avenue intersection near Mission Park. A wreath will be placed on the sign as part of a Boston Police Department (BPD) memorial motorcycle ride on Sept. 16. The sign is...

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BPS: Buses will run on time

September 7, 2012
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Boston Public School (BPS) Superintendent Carol Johnson discussed plans to improve busing schedules in the coming school year during a roundtable interview with reporters last week. BPS’s new transportation director, Carl Allen, and Johnson have been hard at work on getting bus schedules timed so that kids get to school on time this school...

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Local councilors differ on redistricting plan

September 7, 2012
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The City Council approved a controversial redistricting plan by a 7-6 vote on Aug. 22, with local councilors differing on the issue. City Councilor Matt O’Malley, who represents the Back of the HIll, voted in favor of the plan, saying it creates a “fair map.” But Councilors Tito Jackson and Mike Ross both voted...

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Honored Chef

September 7, 2012
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Honored Chef

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BHA smoking ban to begin

September 7, 2012
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A ban on smoking anywhere inside Boston Housing Authority (BHA) buildings—including tenants’ apartments—goes into effect on Sept. 30. “The City of Boston is proud to be at the forefront of having smoke-free living in our public housing,” said Mayor Thomas Menino in a press statement. “All our residents deserve a safe, healthy environment to...

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Suspect sought in shooting

September 7, 2012
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A man was shot and wounded on the night of Aug. 3 at Tremont and St. Alphonsus Streets, and Boston police are seeking a male suspect caught on security camera video. The unidentified victim was shot multiple times and suffered injuries described as non-life-threatening, according to the Boston Police Department (BPD). The suspect was...

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MassArt grad is living the (alien) dream

September 7, 2012
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MassArt grad is living the (alien) dream

Massachusetts College of Art and Design (MassART) graduate Brett Sylvia will spend his fall cramped and covered in fur—as the puppeteer inside OP the Cyclops at King Richard’s Faire in Carver. OP the Cyclops is a fantastic, alien creature that most closely resembles something out of Dr. Seuss—gangling legs, covered in shaggy fur, with...

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