Monthly Archives: March 2013

Police reality show features local cops

March 8, 2013
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Police reality show features local cops

A new reality TV show about the Boston Police Department (BPD) features three officers from District B-2, which includes Mission Hill. “Boston’s Finest” is also being advertised locally with a large mural that recently went up on the wall of the Boston Clutch Works building at 1486 Tremont St. The unscripted documentary show, airing...

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New Eye and Ear facility designed around patients’ needs

March 8, 2013
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Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary’s new facility at 800 Huntington Ave. was designed with accessibility for its patients in mind. Mass. Eye and Ear treats patients with limited vision and hearing, and the designers of its new building went above the call of duty in creating an environment the patients can navigate more easily....

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Pisos económicos en St. Alphonsus

March 8, 2013
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Después de unas negociaciones con el consejero Mike Ross y el representante Jeffrey Sánchez, el dueño de 75 St. Alphonsus St. ha aceptado mantener 13 departamentos económicos por 15 años. Cinco departamentos en la planta baja de la torre se convertirán en oficinas. Su población estudiantil ha bajado bastante. “Reconocimos que este es un...

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Candidates flock to Senate race

March 8, 2013
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The race to fill the U.S. Senate seat left vacant by John Kerry is becoming increasingly crowded. Two Democrats have already announced their candidacies for the special election, while several Republicans and third-party candidates have stepped into the race or have plans to. U.S. Rep. Stephen Lynch (8th District) and U.S. Rep. Ed Markey...

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Muddy River project road work coming

March 8, 2013
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LMA—Road work in the Park Drive rotary area will begin later this month in support of the Muddy River restoration project, according to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Around the week of March 25, crews will begin relocating the exit of the Landmark Center parking lot from Brookline Avenue to Park Drive. There...

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City Councilor John Connolly to run for mayor

March 8, 2013
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Second-term City Councilor John Connolly announced his intention to run for Mayor this year Feb. 26. 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...

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Tobin principal gets promotion

March 8, 2013
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Cheryl Watson-Harris has left her position as principal of the Tobin K-8 School, moving up on the Boston Public Schools’ (BPS) hierarchy to become a network assistant superintendent. “I have loved every minute of working in Mission Hill, and am very proud of the progress of the Tobin School,” Watson-Harris, who was principal for...

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RFP for Art Park delayed again

March 8, 2013
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The lack of a City Council vote has again delayed the City from issuing the request for proposals (RFP) for redeveloping the Art Park site, which is City-owned land between Parker and Terrace Streets. The expectation is to get the matter in front of the City Council “very shortly,” said John Feuerbach of the...

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Advisory group picks school-assignment plan

March 8, 2013
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The External Advisory Committee (EAC), a group put together to help form a new school-assignment system, on Feb. 25 picked a zone-free “home-based” plan out of three options. The other two plans were a zone plan—similar to, but more varied than, the one used today—and a different version of a “home-based” plan. The “home-based”...

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WIT students study JP planning

March 8, 2013
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Wentworth Institute of Technology (WIT) students will be working in Jamaica Plain to develop design ideas for mixed-use projects along the Southwest Corridor this spring and summer as an academic exercise. The Community Design Studio program will analyze existing proposals for the study area, including the Jackson Square Re-development Initiative, and will make proposals...

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