Monthly Archives: August 2013

Parking restrictions, roaming ISD officials for student move-in day Sept. 1

August 28, 2013
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The City will have Inspectional Services Department (ISD) officials out in force and have parking restrictions in place on Mission Hill for the Sept. 1 student move-in day. ISD spokesperson Lisa Timberlake said groups of housing inspectors and code enforcement officers will be walking in areas that have a high population of students, including...

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Detective in botched attack case demoted

August 9, 2013
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By Peter Shanley and John Ruch/Gazette Staff Jerome Hall-Brewster, the Boston Police Department (BPD) officer accused of failing to properly investigate a September 2012 Mission Hill attack on a woman, has been stripped of his detective ranking, according to a BPD Internal Affairs (IA) document. The suspect in the Mission Hill attack, Edwin Alemany,...

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In Concert

August 9, 2013
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In Concert

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For mayoral candidate Richie, experience counts

August 9, 2013
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For mayoral candidate Richie, experience counts

Citing her “unique set of skills,” Boston mayoral candidate Charlotte Golar Richie said she wants to bring her experience as a legislator, a former director of city’s Department of Neighborhood Development and an advocate for at-risk youths to the Mayor’s Office. Richie said her time spent as a former director of DND enables her...

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Clutch Works site project sees community-led revision

August 9, 2013
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Clutch Works site project sees community-led revision

Developers of twin residential and commercial buildings at 1486 Tremont St. presented a new, shorter building height in response to community feedback to the Community Alliance of Mission Hill (CAMH) meeting on July 17. The development of the Boston Clutch Works site at 1486 Tremont St., planned to become rental housing and storefront retail...

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Degradan al oficial de policía que no investigó a Alemany

August 9, 2013
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De Peter Shanley and John Ruch/Gazette Staff A Jerome Hall-Brewster, el oficial de policía acusado de no investigar adecuadamente el ataque contra una mujer de Mission Hill en septiembre de 2012, le han quitado su título, según un documento de Internal Affairs (IA) de la policía de Boston (BPD). El sospechoso del ataque en...

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Ed reform group criticized at BPS forum

August 9, 2013
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Stand for Children, a controversial nonprofit organization that advocates for public education reform, held a sparsely attended forum on July 31 at the Tobin Community Center on the future of the Boston Public Schools (BPS). The meeting was short in duration, and was more remarkable for the conflict that arose than the substance on...

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Cops used ID in 2012 urination arrest

August 9, 2013
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The failure of Boston Police officers to track down a man whose wallet and ID were found at the scene of a September 2012 Mission Hill attack looks even stranger when similar evidence was used the same month to arrest a suspect for public urination. The Boston Police Department (BPD) did not issue a...

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4 local buildings on City’s ‘distressed’ list

August 9, 2013
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Four Mission Hill properties are on the City’s latest list of vacant and “distressed” buildings. All of them have been on the Department of Neighborhood Development’s (DND) annual list for at least three years. The properties include a large brick industrial building at 123-127 Heath St.; a long-vacant commercial building at 6-12 Pontiac St.;...

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Mission Hill women’s health group starts in Sept.

August 9, 2013
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The Women’s Health Institute and the Mission Hill Health Movement are teaming up to offer a women’s health group for local residents. “I want to empower women to make their own health decisions,” said Women’s Health Institute President Catherine DeLorey, who will be running the new group. DeLorey is a registered nurse who holds...

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