Monthly Archives: October 2012

Trees down as storm largely spares area

October 30, 2012
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Trees and large limbs are down around the area in the wake of Hurricane Sandy yesterday. While the storm devastated New Jersey and New York City, and killed people as far away as Toronto, it was not as strong as predicted in Boston. Coastal areas of the state and some wooded suburbs were harder-hit...

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Hurricane begins hitting Mission Hill

October 29, 2012
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Hurricane Sandy is already affecting the Mission Hill area with high wind gusts that will increase as the day goes on. Trees and tree limbs are likely to blow down. Power outages are a serious possibility. Residents should stay indoors if at all possible. The storm is forecast to produce winds up to 65...

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Hurricane may strike area; state offers tips

October 25, 2012
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Hurricane Sandy may strike the Boston area early next week as a major storm with heavy rain and strong winds. The Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) says that residents should prepare now for possible power outages, flooding and property damage. MEMA offers the following tips: Make sure you have a well-stocked Family Disaster Kit...

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Critics blast Art Park plan at final meeting

October 12, 2012
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Opposition to the request for proposal guidelines for the City-owned land between Parker and Terrace Street erupted during a community meeting last night. About 15 people attended the meeting at Mission Church. Critics of the plan to build residential units along Parker Street were much more vocal than at previous meetings. Several of them...

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Warren talks religion, violence at RCC forum

October 5, 2012
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Warren talks religion, violence at RCC forum

Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren spoke on many common campaign themes during a recent forum at Roxbury Community College (RCC), but also ventured into less talked about issues, such as freedom of religion and violence in the city. The forum, sponsored by the NAACP and several other organizations, was held Sept. 26. Warren...

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Dorm Debut

October 5, 2012
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Dorm Debut

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Green prez nominee offers third option

October 5, 2012
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Green prez nominee offers third option

While Mission Hill generally votes Democratic in presidential elections, it should be thinking Green instead, said Green Party presidential candidate Dr. Jill Stein in an exclusive Gazette interview. She said that incumbent President Barack Obama “has been able to get away with murder” by claiming to represent progressive interests while betraying them, Stein said....

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Warren habla sobre religión, violencia

October 5, 2012
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Elizabeth Warren, la candidata democrática para el Senado, habló sobre varios temas comunes de su campaña durante un foro reciente en Roxbury Community College (RCC), pero también mencionó los temas menos comunes como la libertad de religión y la violencia urbana. El foro, patrocinado por el NAACP entre otras organizaciones, tomó lugar el 26...

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BPS proposes new busing plans

October 5, 2012
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Boston Public Schools (BPS) and its External Advisory Committee (EAC) have announced five possible plans for a new busing system that could offer up to 23 busing zones, likely starting in 2014. The BPS overhaul also will introduce a new scoring system for schools aimed at giving parents a clearer choice more quickly, and ...

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Officials push NU for more dorms

October 5, 2012
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After a notable absence from Northeastern University (NU) community task force meetings so far this year, state Rep. Jeffrey Sánchez and City Councilor Mike Ross both clamored for more on-campus housing at the Sept. 20 task force meeting. NU, meanwhile, outlined its first potential projects for its next Institutional Master Plan (IMP), which may...

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