Monthly Archives: February 2013

City Councilor John Connolly to run for mayor

February 26, 2013
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City Councilor John Connolly this week announced his intention to run for mayor this year. Connolly started his campaign by focusing on the need to bring change to Boston Public Schools. He is a former teacher and the father of two school-aged children. “I am running because every child deserves a world-class education from...

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Obituary: Ghazi Sami Saba; founded Sami’s falafel restaurants

February 11, 2013
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Obituary: Ghazi Sami Saba; founded Sami’s falafel restaurants

Ghazi Sami “Big Sam” Saba of Dedham, formerly of Roslindale, a visionary who brought healthy Lebanese food and wraps to Boston, passed away on Feb. 6, 2013 after a long battle with cancer. He was 58 years old. Sami was the founder of Sami’s Falafel Truck of the Longwood Medical Area. Sami was the...

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Governor bans road travel due to snow

February 8, 2013
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Road travel will be banned in the entire state starting at 4 p.m. today, Gov. Deval Patrick has ordered in the latest response to the major snowstorm under way. A City of Boston parking ban on major streets is already in effect. All MBTA public transit service will shut down at 3:30 p.m. today....

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BPS lays out 3 school-assignment plans

February 8, 2013
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The Boston Public Schools (BPS) has unveiled three plans in its effort to improve the school-assignment system. One plan would create a new zone system—similar to, but more varied than the one used today—while two other plans would create a list of schools based on quality and proximity to the student’s home. For the...

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Presidential Visit

February 8, 2013
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Presidential Visit

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NU outlines 18 possible projects

February 8, 2013
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NU outlines 18 possible projects

Northeastern University’s (NU) top priorities for its new Institutional Master Plan (IMP) include a new science building, a major renovation of a city playground and at least one major dormitory project. The IMP includes 18 possible projects. While NU has stated that the IMP is a “wish list” of all hoped-for projects, its officials...

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RTH has new executive director

February 8, 2013
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A former resident and employee of the Roxbury Tenants of Harvard (RTH) is returning to her roots to take over the organization as the executive director. “I wanted to take my positive experiences and memories of living in the neighborhood and pay it forward by giving back to an agency that has had a...

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BPS revela sus planes para escoger escuelas

February 8, 2013
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Boston Public Schools (BPS) ha revelado tres planes posibles para mejorar el sistema actual de asignar escuelas. Uno de los planes crearía un sistema nuevo de zonas, más variado que el sistema actual. Los otros planes crearían una lista de escuelas ordenadas por su calidad y su proximidad a la casa del alumno. En...

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Fresh foods truck to roll out of Mission Hill

February 8, 2013
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Following in the tracks of Boston’s food truck pioneers, Mission Hill-based Fresh Truck use a converted school bus to bring fresh foods to underserved neighborhoods starting this spring. “I love Boston. I’m in love with the idea of helping to make it a healthier city,” Northeastern graduate, truck co-founder and Chief Marketing Officer Josh...

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Local students retain access to Mission Hill K-8

February 8, 2013
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By John Ruch and Peter Shanley/Gazette Staff Local students will always have access to the Mission Hill K-8 School in Jamaica Plain, no matter which school assignment plan the Boston Public Schools adopts, thanks to the advocacy of local City Councilor Mike Ross. The internationally known pilot school was founded on Alleghany Street in...

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