Monthly Archives: March 2016

Unanimous disapproval at MBTA fare hike meeting

March 4, 2016
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There was unanimous disapproval from community members and elected officials to the MBTA proposal to raise fares during a Feb. 10 meeting. Dozens of attendees shared their concerns about the potential fare increase. Nobody at the meeting supported any fare raise. About 50 people attended the meeting at the Roxbury Community College In efforts...

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I’LL TAKE ‘NU’ FOR $1,000, ALEX

March 4, 2016
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I’LL TAKE ‘NU’ FOR $1,000, ALEX

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Some skepticism on planned NU dorm’s ability to draw students off of Mission Hill

March 4, 2016
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By Josie Grove Special to the Gazette About 40 people attended a Feb. 23 meeting on Northeastern University’s (NU) plan to build a 798-bed undergraduate student residence at 10 Burke St., with some NU task force members and attendees expressing skepticism that the dorm will be able to draw students off of Mission Hill....

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Boston votes for Clinton, Trump in primary election

March 4, 2016
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Boston voters picked former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (Democrat) and real estate mogul Donald Trump (Republican) in their parties’ respective presidential primary in Massachusetts on March 1, according to unofficial City results. Both Trump and Clinton were projected to win the state. Clinton garnered 57 percent of Democratic Boston voters, or 71,422 votes,...

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Algunos tienen dudas sobre el nuevo dormitorio de NU

March 4, 2016
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De Josie Grove Especial a la Gaceta Cerca de 40 personas asistieron a una reunión el 23 de febrero en Northeastern University (UN) sobre su plan de construir una residencia estudiantil de 798 camas en 10 Burke Street. Algunos miembros del grupo de trabajo de Northeastern expresaron dudas que el nuevo dormitorio pueda atraer...

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Executive order to bolster female and minority entrepreneurs

March 4, 2016
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Minority and women business owners in Boston should now be granted more fair and equitable opportunities when competing for City contracts due to Mayor Martin Walsh’s new executive order, according to a press release. The order was announced last week with the City of Boston Economic Inclusion and Equity Agenda, which focuses on programs,...

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Egleston Square YMCA head picked to lead BCYF

March 4, 2016
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Egleston Square YMCA head picked to lead BCYF

William Morales, who is the executive director of the Egleston Square YMCA, has been appointed as commissioner of the Boston Centers for Youth & Families (BCYF), which provides vital resources to Boston’s youth and senior populations, according to a press release. The BCYF commissioner works within Mayor Martin Walsh’s Health and Human Services Cabinet...

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O’Malley introduces ‘Puppy Mill Bill’

March 4, 2016
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O’Malley introduces ‘Puppy Mill Bill’

City Councilor Matt O’Malley, who represents a portion of Back of the Hill, announced an ordinance nicknamed the “Puppy Mill Bill” on Feb. 22 that would ban the sale of dogs, cats, and rabbits in pet stores in Boston, according to a press release. O’Malley introduced the ordinance at the MSPCA-Angell Animal Medical Center...

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BRA board approves S. Huntington Ave. guidelines

March 4, 2016
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The Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) board voted during its monthly meeting on Feb. 11 to approve the S. Huntington Avenue guidelines, according to BRA spokesperson Nick Martin. Martin said that the guidelines will next go before the Zoning Commission on March 9. The guidelines are supposed to address the types of developments preferred by...

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New tool for City’s summer job program

March 4, 2016
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City youths can now use a new online tool, SuccessLink, to register for summer jobs, according to a press release. The application will be available until midnight on Friday, March 25. Applicants who register with SuccessLink will be connected with Boston Centers for Youth & Families (BCYF) Division of Youth Engagement and Employment’s other...

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