Monthly Archives: March 2013

CAMH seeks input on mission

March 8, 2013
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The Community Alliance of Mission Hill (CAMH) is asking the neighborhood for input on what its goals for community improvement should be. At its Feb. 20 meeting, CAMH President Jessica Casey asked those present to come up with reasons they love Mission Hill. At its next meeting, CAMH is hoping to translate that input...

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S. Huntington ‘vision’ draft presented

March 8, 2013
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By Ryan Deto/Special to the Gazette S. HUNTINGTON—The Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) presented a first draft of its “corridor vision” for S. Huntington Avenue to a generally accepting community on Feb. 27 at the Curley School in Jamaica Plain. The BRA is conducting a “corridor study” to assess the future of the stretch of...

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2 wounded in double stabbing

March 8, 2013
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Two people were wounded in a double stabbing in Brigham Circle on March 2, according to the Boston Police Department. The identities, ages and genders of the victims were not released by BPD. The victims were found around 11:30 p.m. in the area of the One Brigham Circle building on the Mission Hill side of...

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

March 8, 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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NU prof. pens wrongful conviction book

March 8, 2013
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After years of fighting to set the wrongfully imprisoned free, Northeastern University School of Law professor Daniel Medwed has written a book outlining the systemic problem and its possible solutions. “I wanted to write a book about one of the major factors in false convictions, prosecutorial decision-making, and how it impacts all the people...

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Hill Agenda, March 8-April 4, 2013

March 8, 2013
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The deadline for Hill Agenda listings is noon, April 2 for the April 5 issue. Email listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Meetings Wentworth Task Force meeting, agenda to include 500 Huntington Ave./Sweeney Field project, Tues., March 12, 6pm, Beaty Hall Multipurpose Room,...

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School renovation bothers some residents

March 8, 2013
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Construction at the 67 Alleghany St. school building has some abutters upset, complaining about a lack of information and loud construction noises at the site. “It is the process because we were never informed about the type of construction happening or the when and how,” Bob Francey said about what has made him upset...

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Participacion, March 8-April 4, 2013

March 8, 2013
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La entrega para la sección de Participación es mediodía el 2 de abril para la edición 5 de abril. Escribir news@missionhillgazette.com. Note: Todos los números tiene 617, a menos que dice otro número.          Reuniones Reunión Wentworth Task Force meeting, agenda incluye 500 Huntington Ave./Sweeney Field, martes, 12 marzo, 6pm, Beaty Hall Multipurpose Room,...

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Editorial: Studying up on student impacts

March 8, 2013
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The pending study of Northeastern University’s off-campus student housing impacts on the local real estate market is an excellent idea. In fact, a broader study of more impacts and more colleges’ students should be conducted by the Boston Redevelopment Authority. Now, we’re not sure that Northeastern rather than the City should be paying for...

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Editorial: A race we all win

March 8, 2013
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It is great news that City Councilor John Connolly will run for mayor. Whether incumbent Mayor Thomas Menino runs again or comments from some other prominent role in civil life, this competition of ideas guarantees a serious discussion of Boston’s present and future. The highly competitive mayoral race in 2009 was one of the...

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