Monthly Archives: September 2013

Walsh, Connolly in mayoral final; Ross places eighth

September 25, 2013
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State Rep. Marty Walsh and At-Large City Councilor John Connolly punched their tickets into the Nov. 5 Boston mayoral final after finishing one-two in the Sept. 24 preliminary, according to the unofficial City results. About 31 percent of registered voters participated in the election. Boston mayoral candidate Mike Ross, who lives in Mission Hill...

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City seeks comments on 6 Art Park plans

September 17, 2013
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Six very different plans for redeveloping the Art Park site have been made public, and the City is accepting comments on them through Sept. 30. The City-owned land between Parker and Terrace Streets has long been community gardens and a resident-created sculpture garden. The City wants energy-efficient housing built on the site, but also called...

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Deck collapses on Mission Hill injuring several people

September 16, 2013
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Deck collapses on Mission Hill injuring several people

A third-floor deck collapsed at an apartment building at 1538 Tremont St. on Mission Hill Friday night, injuring 10 to 11 people, according to the Boston Police Department (BPD) and the Inspectional Services Department (ISD). Officers responded to a report of a building collapsed at about 10:51 p.m. on Sept. 13 and found that...

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Two victims wounded in Mission Hill shooting

September 16, 2013
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The Boston Police Department is investigating a shooting on Mission Hill where two women were wounded early Saturday morning, according to bpdnews.com. Officers responded to 32 McGreevey Way for a report of shots fired at about 12:33 a.m. on Sept. 14. They were flagged down by two females—one with an apparent gunshot wound to...

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Updated: Traffic detours for Muddy River project coming next week

September 12, 2013
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Construction activities for the Army Corp. of Engineers Muddy River project will involve a change in traffic patterns starting the evening of Mon., Sept. 23. Brookline Avenue will change into a one-way street inbound between the Riverway Connector and Park Drive for about six months. The change was originally announced as starting Sept. 16,...

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Ross scores Ward 10 nod at mayoral forum

September 6, 2013
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Reckoning day is almost upon the 12 Boston mayoral candidates, as the preliminary election that will narrow the field to two candidates is slated for Sept. 24. The majority of the candidates gathered for a Ward 10 Democratic Committee forum on Aug. 27 at Mission Park, where they gave five-minute speeches. The committee endorsed...

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NU housing study finds student impacts ‘nominal’

September 6, 2013
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Northeastern University (NU) students occupy 10 percent of market-rate rental housing stock in Mission Hill, but their impact on inflating housing prices is “nominal,” due to other larger and more powerful market trends, according to an NU-commissioned housing study released to members of the university’s community Task Force late last month. That said, however,...

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Mayoral candidate Yancey has education on his mind

September 6, 2013
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Mayoral candidate Yancey has education on his mind

Mayoral candidate Charles Yancey staked his claim to the title of the race’s “education candidate” during a recent hour-long interview at the Gazette’s office. Yancey, currently a city councilor, spent the majority of the interview discussing improving education in the city, saying students are being “short-changed.” He is in favor of an elected School...

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Candidatos para alcalde responden a preguntas

September 6, 2013
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La campaña para alcalde se está acabando. El mes pasado, Gazette contactó a los doce candidatos para preguntarles acerca del vecindario de Mission Hill. Los candidatos Felix Arroyo, John Barros, John Connolly y Mike Ross respondieron por email. Sus respuestas han sido corregidas. Pregunta: Los residents de Mission Hill se preocupan por la población...

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Mayoral candidates answer Mission Hill questions

September 6, 2013
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The Boston mayoral race is rounding the corner and coming down the home stretch. Last month, the Gazette reached out to all 12 candidates to have them answer questions specific to the Mission Hill neighborhood. Candidates Felix Arroyo, John Barros, John Connolly and Mike Ross responded. Here are their emailed answers, which have been...

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