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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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T to hold meeting on fare boost plan

April 16, 2014
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The MBTA is proposing a fare increase of 4 to 7 percent, to take effect July 1. T officials are holding a series of public meetings about the proposal, including one on Thurs., April 24 at Roxbury Community College. The RCC meeting will run 6 to 8 p.m. at the Student Center cafeteria, 1350 Tremont...

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Victim shot to death in Mission Main

April 4, 2014
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A male victim was shot to death March 31 in the Mission Main housing development, according to the Boston Police Department. The unidentified victim was found just before noon in the area of 17A Smith St. suffering multiple gunshot wounds. He later died at Brigham & Women’s Hospital. Mission Main has been the scene...

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Victim shot to death in Mission Main

April 1, 2014
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A male victim was shot to death yesterday morning in the Mission Main housing development, according to the Boston Police Department. The unidentified victim was found just before noon in the area of 17A Smith St. suffering multiple gunshot wounds. He later died at Brigham & Women’s Hospital. Mission Main has been the scene...

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Hill leaders react to Menino cancer news

March 16, 2014
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Hill leaders react to Menino cancer news

Former Mayor Thomas Menino is being treated for “advanced” cancer, the Boston Globe reported tonight, triggering early words of shock and support from local leaders. “I’m in shellshock right now,” said state Rep. Jeffrey Sánchez, who long worked for Menino, including as an adviser on Mission Main issues, starting in the mid-1990s. “One thing...

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Mayor Walsh names Mission Hill in 1st speech

January 10, 2014
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Mayor Walsh names Mission Hill in 1st speech

New Boston Mayor Martin Walsh gave a shout-out to Mission Hill in his inaugural speech Jan. 6 at Boston College. The Mission Hill mention came as Walsh referred to Boston’s historic nickname of the “City upon a Hill,” a Biblical reference dating to Colonial times. “Boston has been called a ‘City upon a Hill.’...

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Walsh appoints Hill native as New Bostonians head

January 10, 2014
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Alejandra St. Guillen, a Mission Hill native and executive director of the Latino political organization Oiste?, was appointed this week as interim director of the City’s Office of New Bostonians by Mayor Martin Walsh. The office helps immigrants access City services and training. St. Guillen is known for her service with political groups, including...

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