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Editorial: City Council, heal thyself

November 11, 2011
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A great way to get more public input is for the freshly elected Boston City Council to give itself some power. During the last City Council election two years ago, empowerment was all the rage. There was talk of a charter commission to review the current few-checks-and-no-balances form of city government. Virtually every candidate...

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Editorial: Giving thanks

November 11, 2011
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Thanks will be in the air this month, as today is Veterans Day, and Thanksgiving less than two weeks away. It is a good time to pause and reflect at the veterans memorials in Brigham Circle and on Northeastern University’s campus rather than just walking by. As veterans come home from Iraq, Afghanistan and...

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Breakthrough! Recent research from the LMA

November 11, 2011
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First Words for Autistic Kids Singing-based therapy can help children with autism who do not speak to say their first words, a study by Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) researchers suggests. BIDMC’s Music and Neuroimaging Laboratory tested a treatment called Auditory-Motor Mapping Training on six autistic children in an eight-week program. The treatment...

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Rising Star

October 14, 2011
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Rising Star

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Breakthrough! Recent research from the LMA

October 14, 2011
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Robot surgery  Tiny robots traveling inside the human body to perform surgery are a step closer to reality thanks to recent work by engineers at Children’s Hospital Boston. They built a small robot out of toy Legos, equipped with a medical biopsy needle, and powered it with the magnetic field from an MRI machine...

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Bank Protest

October 14, 2011
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Bank Protest

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Bright Future

October 14, 2011
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Bright Future

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Editorial: Questioning NEU’s dorm

October 14, 2011
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Questioning NEU’s dorm Northeastern University’s dorm project already looked bizarre: demolishing part of the historic YMCA building and sticking a student skyscraper atop it. But these are desperate times, and Mayor Thomas Menino has rightly pressured Northeastern to get its students out of neighborhood housing. But state officials have been highlighting some serious concerns...

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Editorial: Remembering Fitz

October 14, 2011
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On a bright winter day in 2002, outgoing state Rep. Kevin Fitzgerald took a Gazette reporter on a tour of Mission Hill to point out some of his accomplishments. A cop wouldn’t let Fitz drive into the construction site for the new Puddingstone Park. So the rep. and the reporter sat in the muddy...

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80 Years of Books

October 14, 2011
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80 Years of Books

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