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Senate race involves Latino community

November 2, 2012
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With the U.S. Senate race between incumbent Scott Brown (Republican) and Elizabeth Warren (Democrat) being a nail-biter, the Latino community could play a pivotal role in deciding the winner. Recently, the Latino community was thrust into the spotlight on Oct. 15 when Brown attended the grand opening of a state Republican Party office in...

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Critics blast Art Park plan at final meeting

October 12, 2012
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Opposition to the request for proposal guidelines for the City-owned land between Parker and Terrace Street erupted during a community meeting last night. About 15 people attended the meeting at Mission Church. Critics of the plan to build residential units along Parker Street were much more vocal than at previous meetings. Several of them...

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Warren talks religion, violence at RCC forum

October 5, 2012
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Warren talks religion, violence at RCC forum

Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren spoke on many common campaign themes during a recent forum at Roxbury Community College (RCC), but also ventured into less talked about issues, such as freedom of religion and violence in the city. The forum, sponsored by the NAACP and several other organizations, was held Sept. 26. Warren...

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Warren habla sobre religión, violencia

October 5, 2012
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Elizabeth Warren, la candidata democrática para el Senado, habló sobre varios temas comunes de su campaña durante un foro reciente en Roxbury Community College (RCC), pero también mencionó los temas menos comunes como la libertad de religión y la violencia urbana. El foro, patrocinado por el NAACP entre otras organizaciones, tomó lugar el 26...

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Marijuana, suicide among ballot questions

October 5, 2012
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Mission Hill residents will soon have an opportunity to help decide whether to legalize medical marijuana and whether to allow terminally ill patients to commit suicide. The issues have been placed as questions on the state ballot for the Nov. 6 election. Supporters of the medical marijuana measure had to gather 79,000 signatures to...

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Children’s Hospital plans 11-story building

October 5, 2012
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LMA—Boston Children’s Hospital is proposing an 11-floor, 41,000-square-foot clinical building on Shattuck Street that would contain a 30-bed neonatal unit. The proposed building would require the removal of several buildings and might displace green space. And according to a rough sketch of the project, a skywalk would connect the clinical building to another Children’s...

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Election results: Hennigan wins court clerk race

October 5, 2012
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The Sept. 6 primary election results have been counted, and in the most contentious local race, the incumbent retained the seat. Robert Dello Russo was attempting to unseat Maura Hennigan for the clerk of the criminal division of the Suffolk County Superior Court. But Hennigan garnered 61 percent of the vote, or 21,167 votes,...

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Students speak on RCC allegations

October 5, 2012
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As a cloud of controversy hangs over Roxbury Community College (RCC), including a federal investigation into accusations of underreporting crime and a state audit into financial and other issues, the Gazette recently went to the RCC campus to find out how the students felt. Many students gave credence to the term “commuter school,” saying...

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NU to be out in force for road race

October 5, 2012
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The 5K Mission Hill Road Race is just around the corner and one local university expects a strong showing. John Tobin, Northeastern University’s (NU) vice president of city and community affairs, said he expects “hundreds” of people from the school to be involved in the race, ranging from students to staff members. NU is...

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Sánchez holds back-to-school celebrations

October 5, 2012
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Local state Rep. Jeffrey Sánchez held his 7th annual Back-to-School Jam celebrations in August, according to a press release. The events were held at the Bromley-Heath housing development in Jamaica Plain, the High Steet Veterans Housing in Brookline and the Mission Main housing development in Mission Hill. “It’s important to get the neighborhood children...

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