Monthly Archives: May 2013

Civil liberties groups to protest at police HQ

May 31, 2013
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Civil liberties groups will stage a protest tomorrow, June 1, at Boston Police headquarters against a controversial anti-terrorism intelligence center based there. The protest follows recent articles in the Jamaica Plain Gazette and DigBoston about how the Boston Regional Intelligence Center (BRIC) overlooked the alleged Boston Marathon bombing mastermind Tamerlan Tsarnaev, but kept secret...

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City considers landmarking Children’s building

May 17, 2013
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The Boston Landmarks Commission (BLC) is currently reviewing a petition to landmark the 55 Shattuck St. building on the Boston Children’s Hospital (BCH) campus, according to BLC Executive Director Ellen Lipsey. The Friends of Historic Mission Hill filed the petition last year. The building is planned for demolition. There is no timeframe for the...

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Mission Hill Shines

May 17, 2013
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Mission Hill Shines

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Ross, 23 others run for mayor

May 17, 2013
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City Councilor Mike Ross, a Mission Hill resident, is among 24 candidates who pulled papers to run for the Mayor’s Office. Ross announced his candidacy via Twitter last month while standing in Mission Hill’s Kevin Fitzgerald Park. He tweeted, “I love this city. I believe in its people and our limitless potential.” Other candidates...

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BWH marks 100 years, opens time capsule

May 17, 2013
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BWH marks 100 years, opens time capsule

LMA—Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) kicked off its 100th birthday celebration this month by opening a time capsule that included letters from the hospital’s 1963 leaders to their modern counterparts. Items from the capsule are on display in the hospital’s lobby. Branded “BluePrint” after the nationally known teaching hospital’s colors, the two-year celebration will...

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Consalvo: ayudar a la gente, labor del acalde

May 17, 2013
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Consalvo: ayudar a la gente, labor del acalde

En la primera entrevista significante de su campaña, el consejero municipal y candidato para alcalde Rob Consalvo prometió llevar al puesto una mezcla de innovación – incluso nombrar un ‘tsar de tecnología’ – y servicio público tradicional. En la entrevista exclusiva el 5 de abril con Gazette, Consalvo dijo que “ vamos a...

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Senior housing project to start this year

May 17, 2013
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An affordable senior housing project planned for Roxbury Crossing is fully funded after three years in development. Construction is expected to begin in the late fall or early winter. The development of the 40-unit Mission Hill Neighborhood Housing Services (MHNHS) Roxbury Crossing project was delayed because of a lack of funding. MHNHS Senior Project...

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1 dead, 1 wounded in shooting

May 17, 2013
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An early-morning shooting May 3 left a male victim dead and a female victim wounded at 41 Prentiss St. in the Alice Taylor Homes housing development, according to the Boston Police Department (BPD). BPD has not released the victims’ identities or ages and has no information on suspects in the 12:42 a.m. shooting. The...

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Route 39 improvement project set to start

May 17, 2013
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The repeatedly delayed Route 39 bus improvement project is set to begin soon, according to MBTA spokesperson Joe Pesaturo. The Route 39 bus is slated to undergo several changes, including the consolidation of some stops and improved amenities like new shelters and benches and “bump-out” curb extensions. The project is meant to speed service...

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Hill resident Giordano runs for council seat

May 17, 2013
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Hill resident Giordano runs for council seat

With District 8 City Councilor Mike Ross forgoing a reelection bid to enter the mayoral race, longtime Mission Hill resident Richard Giordano has entered the race to succeed him. He recently spoke with the Gazette on a range of issues, including the housing situation on Mission Hill and criticizing last year’s process around the...

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