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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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‘A giant is gone': Locals mourn Menino

October 30, 2014
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By Peter Shanley, Rebeca Oliveira and John Ruch/Gazette Staff A “legend.” A “giant.” A “champion of the underdog.” Those are just a few of the ways local leaders remember former Mayor Thomas Menino, who died today, as seen in the following quotes. The Gazette will continue to update this story with more local tributes....

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Former Mayor Menino, city’s 20-year leader, dies

October 30, 2014
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Former Mayor Menino, city’s 20-year leader, dies

Former Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino, who led the city for an unprecedented 20 years before choosing not to run again last year, died this morning after a long and public battle with cancer, his family announced. Menino, 71, began his first term as mayor in 1993. For 10 years before that, he served...

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Former Mayor Menino ‘suspends’ his cancer treatment

October 24, 2014
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Former Mayor Menino ‘suspends’ his cancer treatment

Former Mayor Thomas Menino announced yesterday that he is “suspending” his medical treatments for advanced, reportedly inoperable cancer. He also halted the promotional tour for his new book, “Mayor for a New America.” While Menino’s announcement also said he will “continue to fight this terrible disease,” it is being widely read as an end-of-life decision....

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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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