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Editorial: The ways of winter

December 9, 2011
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As of this writing, we have dodged any snowfall this season. (Well, not counting that ridiculous outburst back in October.) But we can’t fool ourselves. Winter is on the way. It comes on Dec. 22, the longest night of the year. Cold and ice are practically guaranteed in these parts. Such things are certainties...

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Op-Ed: The Christmas Light

December 9, 2011
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By Rev. Raymond Collins Special to the Gazette Our celebration of Christmas each year abounds in symbols: angels, Christmas trees, bells, shepherds, lights and many more that vie for our attention. I would like to focus on “light” as a symbol for this reflection, as many preachers will be proclaiming during Christmas and through...

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Letter: School move leaves kids behind

December 9, 2011
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The Boston Public Schools facilities plan proposed by Superintendent Carol Johnson on Oct. 24 and approved on Nov. 15 by the Boston School Committee moves the Mission Hill elementary school to Jamaica Plain, taking a high-quality, highly-selected K-8 to another assignment zone. It’s like musical chairs for the six pilot schools involved in the...

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Cops: Graffiti ‘artist’ is busted

December 8, 2011
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A man claiming to be a “street artist” was arrested for vandalism after painting a street sign on Nov. 20. Colby Amadeo, 21, of Boston faces a charge of vandalism for allegedly defacing the sign near Oswald and Hillside streets. According to the Boston Police Department, Amadeo said during the arrest, “I’m a street...

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Giving Thanks

November 11, 2011
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Giving Thanks

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Incumbents win City Council races

November 11, 2011
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By John Ruch and Rebeca Oliveira Gazette Staff The incumbent candidates won all of the at-large and local district Boston City Council seats in the Nov. 8 election. In the at-large race, Felix Arroyo, John Connolly, Council President Steve Murphy and Ayanna Pressley retained their seats. Challenger Michael Flaherty finished a close fifth in...

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Wheelock kicks off $80m campaign

November 11, 2011
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Wheelock kicks off $80m campaign

LMA—Wheelock College last month announced the public phase of a capital campaign that aims to raise $80 million by 2014. The college at 200 The Riverway already raised $53 million of that goal in a private campaign that began four years ago. “This campaign will greatly advance the college’s ability to prepare more graduates...

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Community Scholar

November 11, 2011
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Community Scholar

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NU Hockey to play at Fenway Park

November 11, 2011
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Northeastern University’s men’s hockey team will face off against Boston College in an outdoor game at Fenway Park in January. The event is part of Sun Life Frozen Fenway 2012, which will include two days of community ice skating. The hockey match on Jan. 14 is intended to be part of a doubleheader that...

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Editorial: Schools moving too fast

November 11, 2011
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If only Boston Public Schools buses moved as quickly as BPS’s school-swapping plan. In a typical City of Boston process, Mission Hill is poised to lose two namesake schools in a surprise move with a rushed deadline that just happens to coincide with potentially skeptical city councilors distracted by Election Day. It is unacceptable...

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