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Police: Beware of armed robbers in McLaughlin Playground

October 6, 2014
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Police are warning residents to beware of a gang of armed robbers in McLaughlin Playground following two incidents on Oct. 4. In both cases, a group of four young men with guns and possibly Tasers robbed groups of people walking through the Parker Hill Avenue park around 2:30 a.m. No one was injured, according...

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Man found dead in McLaughlin Playground

October 6, 2014
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A man was found dead Sept. 30 in McLaughlin Playground on Parker Hill Avenue, according to the Boston Police Department. The discovery came after police responded to a call of a man shot, but BPD did not confirm the man’s cause of death. The case is being investigated by the Homicide Unit. The victim was identified as...

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MH Road Race to be held Oct. 18

October 3, 2014
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The Mission Hill Road Race, one of the neighborhood’s most popular annual events, will be held Oct. 18, starting at Kevin W. Fitzgerald Park on St. Alphonsus Street. The 5K footrace fills local streets with runners and walkers. The race raises funds for the park, which is named after the late local state representative...

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Suspect sought in street attack on woman

October 3, 2014
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A woman was attacked early in the morning of Sept. 4 around 578 Huntington Ave. by a man who choked her and dragged her down an alley before a security guard scared him away, according to the Boston Police Department. According to BPD, the woman was attacked around 4:21 a.m. while walking home from...

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Suspect sought in street attack on woman

September 5, 2014
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An image of the suspect in the Sept. 4 attack on a woman on Huntington Avenue. (Photo Courtesy Boston Police Department)

A woman was attacked early yesterday morning around 578 Huntington Ave. by a man who choked her and dragged her down an alley before a security guard scared him away, according to the Boston Police Department. According to BPD, the woman was attacked around 4:21 a.m. while walking home from work. The attacker approached her...

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Student Welcome Guide: A Guide to Mission Hill Place Names

September 5, 2014
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Welcome to the neighborhood! You just moved to Mission Hill—but did you know you’re actually on Parker Hill? You’ve probably already noticed the spires of Mission Church—which technically isn’t called that, either. And why’s the post office called Roxbury Crossing? Understanding the lingo of Mission Hill can seem like “Mission: Impossible.” Here’s a cheat...

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BRA chief: We’ll review LMA Guidelines

August 8, 2014
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The Boston Redevelopment Authority’s acting director pledged to examine the controversial Longwood Medical Area Interim Guidelines, among other items in the BRA’s ongoing house-cleaning, in a Gazette interview this week. Brian Golden is helming the quasi-public economic development and planning agency during a top-to-bottom review ordered by new Mayor Martin Walsh. A recent audit...

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BRA lacks rules and records, audit finds

August 8, 2014
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The Boston Redevelopment Authority lacks proper policies and record-keeping practices, and has lost track of millions of dollars, according to an audit ordered by Mayor Martin Walsh. The Mayor’s Office and the BRA’s acting director called the findings “troubling” and pledge to reform the agency for better accountability and transparency. Among the undocumented items...

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Police spies tracked NU’s Occupy events

June 13, 2014
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A controversial Boston Police spy agency tracked Northeastern University students’ involvement in the Occupy Boston movement, as well as academic events the spies admitted were not related to Occupy at all, recently released secret documents reveal. The Boston Regional Intelligence Center (BRIC) documents, dating to 2011, show a spy agency obsessed with anything it...

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New Tremont St. building plan up for review

April 17, 2014
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The plan for a new mixed-use building on a vacant lot next to the Tobin Community Center is up for public review. The Boston Redevelopment Authority will hold a meeting about the plan on Tues., April 29, 7 p.m., at the Tobin Center, 1481 Tremont St. The new building proposed for 1467 Tremont St....

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