Monthly Archives: December 2012

Cops: Gunfire wounds 1

December 14, 2012
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A blast of gunfire apparently left one person wounded at 61 Prentiss St. on the border of the Alice Taylor Homes housing development on the afternoon of Nov. 19, according to the Boston Police Department (BPD). Officers responding around 5 p.m. to reported gunshots discovered five .45-caliber shell casings, according to a police report...

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Ordinance attempts to tamp down parties

December 14, 2012
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The City Council’s Government Operations Committee is currently reviewing an ordinance that will try to rein in out-of-control parties in the city. The “nuisance control” ordinance, which was introduced by City Councilor Sal LaMattina, could have hosts of loud and unruly parties and partygoers themselves facing fines. Repeat violations would bring landlords into the...

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Soccer Star

December 14, 2012
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Soccer Star

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BRA ‘corridor plan’ meeting scheduled

December 14, 2012
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The Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) was scheduled to host a community meeting Dec. 12 to “start the conversation” on the first draft of a S. Huntington Avenue “corridor plan,” BRA spokesperson Melina Schuler told the Gazette. The meeting was scheduled to take place after the Gazette’s deadline. An update will be posted on the...

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Capuano, Sánchez respond to ballot questions

December 14, 2012
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U.S. Rep. Mike Capuano (7th District) told the Gazette he supports the non-binding ballot question on the Nov. 6 ballot that called for cuts in military spending to sustain social programs. Meanwhile, the non-binding question that called for overturning the U.S. Supreme Court’s Citizen United ruling seems to be irrelevant, as the state legislature...

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Hill Happenings

December 14, 2012
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Hill Happenings

On Aug. 23, 1968, Mission Hill’s Joe Conlon, a Green Beret assigned to the 5th Special Forces Group, was stationed at headquarters at Marble Mountain in the Republic of Vietnam. Shortly after midnight, Conlon heard several explosions and realized the enemy was inside the compound. A first lieutenant lay on the floor, injured by...

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Joslin expert: Mayor, others can cope with diabetes

December 14, 2012
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With Mayor Thomas Menino’s recent type 2 diabetes diagnosis, Joslin Diabetes Center’s Dr. Osama Hamdy talked with the Gazette about what the common illness can mean for the mayor and for anyone. Joslin is the world’s largest diabetes research center and one of the major institutions in the Longwood Medical Area. “In his age...

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T’s ‘Urban Ring’ plan revives

December 14, 2012
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A study proposing to link the MBTA’s Blue and Silver lines in the long-delayed Urban Ring transit project is scheduled to start in January. It was announced during a Dec. 3 Urban Ring community advisory committee (CAC) meeting, held in the Boston Redevelopment Authority’s (BRA) board room at City Hall. The Urban Ring would...

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Route 39 project delayed again

December 14, 2012
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The Route 39 bus improvement project has been delayed another season, starting spring 2013 instead of this winter, according to MBTA spokesperson Joe Pesaturo. The project has been repeatedly delayed. The MBTA said in September that the project was being pushed back from fall to this winter, weather permitting. The Route 39 bus is...

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Calling for Help

December 14, 2012
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Calling for Help

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