Monthly Archives: June 2013

Parklet to cost up to $25K

June 14, 2013
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Mission Hill’s parklet could cost as much as $25,000, according to the Boston Transportation Department (BTD). Each of the four parklets in the City’s pilot program is expected to cost “anywhere between $15,000 and $25,000,” for a total as high as $100,000, BTD spokesperson Tracey Ganiatsos told the Gazette. That will include the design...

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First Responders: Campus, T police help Hill residents

June 14, 2013
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Mission Hill has a wide variety of policing units to call on for assistance aside from the Boston Police (BPD). With multiple campus police departments, including Northeastern University and Wentworth Institute of Technology (WIT), and a Transit Police substation based out of the Roxbury Crossing MBTA station, the Hill is well-looked-after. The Gazette took...

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First Responders: Decoding the Boston Police badge

June 14, 2013
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First Responders: Decoding the Boston Police badge

A galloping horse and a Bible quote are among the decorations on the Boston Police badge carried by every officer. While most people probably avoid situations where they would see a police badge up-close, there is a lot going on for those who take a look. A giant version is available for view at...

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First Responders: Editorial: Thank you, first responders

June 14, 2013
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First Responders: Editorial: Thank you, first responders

Late last year, the Gazette staff decided to create this new, annual special section of stories about local first responders—the police officers, firefighters and EMTs who keep us safe, yet often work unnoticed and un-thanked. We could not have imagined that just four months later, Boston would be struck by an insane terror attack...

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First Responders: Medflight provides airlift to local hospitals

June 14, 2013
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First Responders: Medflight provides airlift to local hospitals

If you are ever near the Longwood Medical Area (LMA) and see a helicopter landing on top of a hospital, that is most likely the work of the nonprofit Boston Medflight. “We take everything,” said Andy Farkas, chief operations manager at Boston Medflight, listing off several types of cases, such as adult trauma, cardiac...

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Man charged with May 3 murder

June 14, 2013
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A Roxbury man has been charged with murder in last month’s shooting death in the Alice Taylor Homes housing development, according to the Boston Police Department (BPD). Maiqui Hernandez, 35, of Boston was shot to death May 3 at 41 Prentiss St. An unidentified female victim was wounded in the shooting. Devone Suber, 27,...

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Man guilty of aiding murderer

June 14, 2013
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A Mission Hill man was convicted as an accessory to a 2011 Jamaica Plain murder in April and will serve a year in prison. Christian Rivera, 24, was found guilty of being an accessory after the fact to the murder of Kenneth Soto, who was stabbed to death in the parking lot of a...

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BWH exhibits historical nurse uniforms

June 14, 2013
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LMA—Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) continues to mark its 100th anniversary celebration with a display of historical nurses’ uniforms and a self-guided audio tour of the hospital. Branded “BluePrint” after the nationally known teaching hospital’s colors, the two-year celebration will mark the 100th anniversaries of two of the hospitals that merged to become BWH:...

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Demo review scheduled for historic building

June 14, 2013
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A community meeting will be held on June 24 to discuss the controversial proposed demolition of 55 Shattuck St. building on the Boston Children’s Hospital (BCH) campus. See the Hill Agenda for details on the meeting. BCH did not respond to a request for comment, but previously said that no decision had been made...

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March Madness

June 14, 2013
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March Madness

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