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BWH doctor killed in hospital shooting

February 6, 2015
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By John Ruch and Rebeca Oliveira/Gazette Staff A Brigham and Women’s Hospital doctor was shot to death inside the hospital on Jan. 20, according to the Boston Police Department. The man identified as the killer was found dead elsewhere in the hospital from an apparently self-inflicted gunshot wound. The doctor killed in the shooting...

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Hill History: This Month in Hill History

February 6, 2015
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The Gazette’s top headlines from this month in local history: 5 Years Ago: 2010 “One Brigham Circle for sale” The gigantic One Brigham Circle commercial building was listed for sale by its developers, Mission Hill Neighborhood Housing Services and the New Boston Fund, seven years after its opening. The building sold the next month...

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Brigham and Women’s surgeon dies in hospital shooting; suspect dead

January 21, 2015
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The Brigham and Women’s Hospital doctor shot yesterday inside the hospital died in surgery, according to the Boston Police Department. The suspect was found dead elsewhere in the hospital from an apparently self-inflicted gunshot wound. The doctor killed in the shooting was identified as Michael Davidson, 44, of Wellesley. The suspect was identified as...

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BPD: Person shot inside Brigham & Women’s; suspect in custody

January 20, 2015
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LMA–A shooting inside Brigham and Women’s Hospital today left one person wounded, and a suspect is in custody, according to the Boston Police Department. BPD said via its Twitter account that the situation is “under control” and that the hospital is not in “lock-down.” BPD did not immediately identify the victim or suspect, and...

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Police refuse to release more local spy documents

December 12, 2014
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In the wake of revelations that a Boston Police spy agency tracked legal protests and academic events at Northeastern University, the police department this week refused a Gazette request to release any further documents on Mission Hill-area spying. Earlier this year, the Washington, D.C.-based Partnership for Civil Justice Fund released hundreds of documents from...

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Police alert: 3 armed robberies in 1 night on Hill

November 25, 2014
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Three separate armed robberies happened within 15 minutes on Mission Hill streets on Nov. 23, according to a Boston Police Department alert. In all three cases, a male victim was robbed at gunpoint by a man who demanded cash only. The robberies apparently occurred in the 9 p.m. hour on Fisher Avenue and Alleghany and...

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Mayor Menino’s new book touches on local issues

November 14, 2014
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Mayor Menino’s new book touches on local issues

Shortly before his Oct. 30 death, former Mayor Thomas Menino penned a memoir about his unprecedented five terms in office, “Mayor for a New America,” that mentions some big issues in Mission Hill and the Longwood Medical Area. They include two dramatic crimes: the infamous Charles Stuart murder case of 1989 and last year’s...

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Nonprofit developers to bid on Heath St. parcels

November 12, 2014
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Two nonprofit developers specializing in affordable housing—the Back of the Hill Community Development Corporation and the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development Corporation—will bid on City-owned parcels on Heath Street. They will hold a meeting tonight, Nov. 12, at 6 p.m. at Family Service of Greater Boston, 31 Heath St. to “brainstorm” redevelopment ideas. The two...

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Menino memorial arrangements announced

October 31, 2014
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Former Mayor Thomas Menino, who died yesterday, will lie in state at Faneuil Hall downtown on Sun., Nov. 2, according to an official memorial website. The event will be open to the public starting at 10 a.m. that day. A private funeral Mass will follow on Mon., Nov. 3 at noon at Most Precious...

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How to send condolences to Menino family

October 30, 2014
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Anyone wishing to share memories and condolences with the family of the late former Mayor Thomas Menino can do so in several ways, the City announced today. A memorial area in the lobby of Boston City Hall is open until 11 p.m. tonight, Oct. 30. Starting tomorrow, Oct. 31, condolence books will be available...

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