Monthly Archives: May 2013

Owners of rotting homes take fix-up deal

May 17, 2013
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Owners of Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development Corporation (JPNDC)-constructed homes on the Back of the Hill that were considering legal action against the developers have decided to take the JPNDC’s offer of repairs. Homeowner Sergio Morales told the Gazette that the homeowners have decided to accept the JPNDC’s offer to replace the substandard wood trim...

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Editorial: BCH’s plans

May 17, 2013
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Boston Children’s Hospital (BCH) is facing the classic Longwood Medical Area tension between the future and the past in its long-term development plans. It aims to plant a tower atop what is now a handsome Shattuck Street building and a unique park. Maximizing BCH’s ability to save and improve the lives of children must...

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Editorial: Happy birthday, BWH

May 17, 2013
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Congratulations to Brigham and Women’s Hospital on its 100th anniversary. There is a reason BWH has been a part of this city for that long. It is one of the world’s great teaching hospitals. It is outstanding at research and experimental breakthroughs that benefit us all. It is also outstanding at patient care. It...

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Editorial: Boston’s daily terrorism

May 17, 2013
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The unique terrorist attack on the Boston Marathon rightly spurred collective outrage and more than $29 million in generous donations that, sadly, is only a drop in the bucket of medical and business expenses. Meanwhile, we’re back to our regularly scheduled terrorism of street crime that plagues many residents, especially young people, and where...

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Letter: Prouty Garden should be preserved

May 17, 2013
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I signed the petition to save the Prouty Garden at Boston Children’s Hospital, but online testimonials are not enough. (“Petition urges hospital to save garden,” April 5.) Meaningful actions are required to sway the Boston Redevelopment Authority. Publicity about the future loss has been minimal. The garden is more than half an acre, much...

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Local hospitals treated many bombing victims

May 17, 2013
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Hospitals in the Longwood Medical Area treated more than 70 victims from the April 15 Boston Marathon bombing, while a handful of patients remain at the facilities. The hospitals went into lockdown with armed guards the day of the bombing. Brigham and Women’s Hospital treated a total of 39 patients, while two remained at...

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Hill Happenings

May 17, 2013
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Shortly after terror suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was captured on April 19, it was heartwarming to look out my window and see several hundred young folks engaging in a spontaneous celebration in front of Calumet Square. When a police cruiser arrived, two Boston Police officers received a standing ovation. The crowd cheered late in the night...

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What’s Happening on Main Streets

May 17, 2013
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By Richard Rouse/Special to the Gazette What a difference a month makes. We have all been affected by the catastrophic events of Patriot’s Day, 2013. The Richard family, active volunteers for many years in the St. Mark’s Area Main Streets program in Dorchester, remains in Mission Hill’s thoughts and prayers after the death of...

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1 dead, 1 wounded in shooting

May 3, 2013
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An early-morning shooting today 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 female...

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