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Local translator has worked around the world

April 6, 2012
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Local translator has worked around the world

Gar Chiang has held notable jobs around the world and has lived in New York City, Los Angeles, Hawaii and China, but in the end, only one place felt like home: Mission Hill. Chiang moved back to the area in 2002 from overseas. “I missed America. I missed Mission Hill. This is my home,”...

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Art Park site is up for green development

March 9, 2012
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The Art Park site is slated to become part of a “green building” project along with a site in Roxbury, the City announced recently. The Mission Hill site, which is located between Parker and Terrace Street, was land the City acquired through tax foreclosure and was unsuccessful at redeveloping before, according to John Dalzell,...

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Councilors want to control trash pick-ups

March 9, 2012
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City Councilors Mike Ross and Felix Arroyo are attempting to wrestle control of the City’s commercial trash services from the state after receiving numerous complaints. Residents are annoyed at being awoken by commercial trash collectors during the night. “We do a pretty good job of managing ourselves,” said Ross, a Mission Hill resident who...

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NU nixes chicken chain for anti-gay funding

March 9, 2012
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Northeastern University nixed a proposal to bring the Chick-fil-A fast food chain to the Curry Student Center after the Student Government Association voted 31 to 5 on Feb. 27 denouncing the plan. SGA had concerns about Chick-fil-A donating money to anti-gay causes in 2009. “The decision tonight was based on all of the student...

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Basketball tournament to draw kids together

March 9, 2012
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March isn’t only for college basketball. Local middle school students have the opportunity to play in the “Mission Hill March Madness” basketball tournament, organized by state Rep. Jeffrey Sánchez. The co-ed tournament is March 10 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Tobin Community Center and is for 11- to 14 year-olds from...

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Art Park site is up for green development

March 7, 2012
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The Art Park site is slated to become part of a “green building” project along with a site in Roxbury, the City announced recently. The Mission Hill site, which is located between Parker and Terrace streets, is City-owned and includes the Art Park and community gardens. The park and gardens likely will remain on-site...

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RCC questions college system change

February 10, 2012
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ROXBURY CROSSING—Gov. Deval Patrick expressed his desire to radically change the community college system, including centralizing the authority of the state’s 15 campuses, in his Jan. 23 State of the Commonwealth address. For Roxbury Community College (RCC) Vice President Stephanie C. Janey, the jury is still out on the governor’s notion. “The idea of...

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School-move probe seeks missing data

February 10, 2012
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The Boston Finance Commission (FinComm) investigation into the funding of the Boston Public Schools’ (BPS) controversial plan to move various schools has hit a patch of turbulence. BPS failed to provide key data, according to FinComm, and BPS told the Gazette it never had the information in the first place. FinComm is investigating the...

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