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BRIC says it ‘purged’ Occupy Boston spy files

April 3, 2015
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A Boston Police spy agency destroyed all of its controversial surveillance files of the Occupy Boston movement two years ago, it revealed in response to a Gazette public records request. That may come as a relief to civil liberties organizations that criticized the Boston Regional Intelligence Center’s apparently illegal surveillance of lawful protests and...

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BRA seeks public input on ‘urban renewal’ plans

April 3, 2015
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The Boston Redevelopment Authority is seeking approval to keep alive its “urban renewal” plans and powers that cover large sections of the city, including most of the Longwood Medical Area and the Wentworth Institute of Technology area. Re-approval is required every 10 years, and usually has been done in secrecy and mystery—including last time...

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NU Huskies go 1-and-done in March Madness

April 3, 2015
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The Northeastern University men’s basketball team made a one-and-done appearance in the March Madness tournament—its first entry in nearly 25 years. The Huskies nearly upset No. 3-seed Notre Dame before falling, 69-65, in a March 19 match-up in the annual NCAA tournament played in Pittsburgh, Pa. With a 72-61 victory over William & Mary...

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NU earns NCAA men’s basketball tourney spot

March 12, 2015
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The Northeastern University men’s basketball team has earned its first trip to the NCAA tournament in nearly 25 years. All fans are welcome to attend a selection-show watch party on Sunday, March 15, to see what the team’s seed and first-round opponent will be. With a 72-61 victory over William & Mary in the...

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Suspect admits to infamous local killing

March 6, 2015
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The suspect in a notorious 2008 local killing of a college student confessed in court on Feb. 13, where prosecutors revealed that they believe the crime was a drug-related case of mistaken identity. Northeastern University student Rebecca Payne, 22, was shot to death in her apartment at 170 Parker Hill Ave. on May 20,...

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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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