Monthly Archives: October 2012

Marijuana, suicide among ballot questions

October 5, 2012
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Mission Hill residents will soon have an opportunity to help decide whether to legalize medical marijuana and whether to allow terminally ill patients to commit suicide. The issues have been placed as questions on the state ballot for the Nov. 6 election. Supporters of the medical marijuana measure had to gather 79,000 signatures to...

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Computer Team

October 5, 2012
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Computer Team

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Children’s Hospital plans 11-story building

October 5, 2012
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LMA—Boston Children’s Hospital is proposing an 11-floor, 41,000-square-foot clinical building on Shattuck Street that would contain a 30-bed neonatal unit. The proposed building would require the removal of several buildings and might displace green space. And according to a rough sketch of the project, a skywalk would connect the clinical building to another Children’s...

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Election results: Hennigan wins court clerk race

October 5, 2012
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The Sept. 6 primary election results have been counted, and in the most contentious local race, the incumbent retained the seat. Robert Dello Russo was attempting to unseat Maura Hennigan for the clerk of the criminal division of the Suffolk County Superior Court. But Hennigan garnered 61 percent of the vote, or 21,167 votes,...

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No pop-up parklets for Mission Hill

October 5, 2012
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No one-day parklets popped up in Mission in honor of Park(ing) Day Sept. 21, Boston Transportation Department (BTD) spokesperson Tracey Ganiatsos told the Gazette. Sept. 21 observes “Park(ing) Day”, an international movement to reclaim parking spaces as temporary public parks for a day. Traditionally, community members create temporary parks or beaches from lawn furniture,...

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Register to vote by Oct. 17

October 5, 2012
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To vote in the Nov. 6 election that includes the presidential race on the ballot, voters must be registered by Oct. 17. To qualify for registration, a person must be a U.S. citizen, a resident of Massachusetts, and 18 or older on Election Day. Voters must update their registration if they move to a...

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2nd Annual ‘Best of Mission Hill’ Winners

October 5, 2012
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The following are the “Best of Mission Hill 2012” as chosen by Gazette readers.   Best Place To…   Enjoy live entertainment Mission Church   See art Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum   Work Brigham and Women’s Hospital   Consumer Favorites   Friendliest Business Lilly’s Gourmet Pasta Express   Breakfast Green T Coffee Shop  ...

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Suspect loses shorts, charged with exposure

October 5, 2012
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A Boston man faces indecent exposure and resisting arrest charges after allegedly discarding his shorts while fleeing after urinating in public on Sept. 2. Chris Trenti, 21, allegedly urinated on the front steps of Martin’s Beeper at 1564 Tremont St. around 1:15 a.m. He allegedly fled police officers while tripping over his own sagging...

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Students speak on RCC allegations

October 5, 2012
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As a cloud of controversy hangs over Roxbury Community College (RCC), including a federal investigation into accusations of underreporting crime and a state audit into financial and other issues, the Gazette recently went to the RCC campus to find out how the students felt. Many students gave credence to the term “commuter school,” saying...

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NU to be out in force for road race

October 5, 2012
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The 5K Mission Hill Road Race is just around the corner and one local university expects a strong showing. John Tobin, Northeastern University’s (NU) vice president of city and community affairs, said he expects “hundreds” of people from the school to be involved in the race, ranging from students to staff members. NU is...

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