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Women’s volleyball leads NU fall sports

October 5, 2012
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The Northeastern University (NU) fall sports teams have jumped out to a strong start, with the women’s volleyball team leading the way. At the Gazette deadline, the women’s volleyball team has a 14-3 overall record and is in first place in the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) with a 3-0 mark. Junior Kelly Bacon has...

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Election Results: Hennigan wins clerk race

September 7, 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 63 percent of the vote, or 19,195 votes,...

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Gardens, students remain Art Park issues

September 7, 2012
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The City’s effort to craft request for proposal guidelines for the City-owned land between Parker and Terrace streets continues. How to prevent college students from living at the site and how the community gardens would be managed were two of several issues raised at the latest community meeting. About 25 people attended the Aug....

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Rep. attends DNC

September 7, 2012
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Local state Rep. Jeffrey Sánchez took a field trip down to Charlotte, N.C. for the Democratic National Convention (DNC) as he continued to campaign for President Barack Obama. The convention was held Sept. 4-6. “It’s incredible to hear from people from all walks of life,” Sánchez said in a Gazette interview about the opportunity...

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Sánchez backs therapy some call torture

September 7, 2012
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By Peter Shanley and John Ruch/Gazette Staff Local state Rep. Jeffrey Sánchez is backing a controversial shock therapy that many officials are trying to ban. Some people claim the procedure is tantamount to torture. Bill Allan of the Disability Policy Consortium said that Massachusetts is the only state in the country that uses shock...

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Local councilors differ on redistricting plan

September 7, 2012
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The City Council approved a controversial redistricting plan by a 7-6 vote on Aug. 22, with local councilors differing on the issue. City Councilor Matt O’Malley, who represents the Back of the HIll, voted in favor of the plan, saying it creates a “fair map.” But Councilors Tito Jackson and Mike Ross both voted...

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ZBA denies condo project

September 7, 2012
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The proposed nine-unit condominium building at the corner of Parker and Allegany Streets was denied without prejudice by the zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) on Aug. 7. Steenbrugge can now either abandon the project or file again with the ZBA. Jan Steenbrugge, owner of the lot, was seeking 13 zoning code variances from the...

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Primary election is Sept. 6

August 10, 2012
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One local official will face a challenger in the Sept. 6 primary election, while another is running unopposed. Democrat state Sen. Sonia Chang-Díaz (2nd Suffolk District) will face Roy Owens, a regular candidate for elected office, in the primary. The winner will not face a challenger in the general election. “We’ve gotten an incredible...

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Residents respond to Wentworth dorm plan

August 10, 2012
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Wentworth Institute of Technology’s (WIT) plan for a seven-story, 305-bed dorm at 525 Huntington Ave. received mixed reviews during a sparsely attended community meeting July 31 at WIT’s Blount Auditorium. The $42 million, 118,000-square-foot dorm is to be built on a triangle of land formed by Huntington Avenue and Louis Prang and Vancouver Streets....

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Local officials split on crime reform bill

August 10, 2012
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Local elected officials are split on “Melissa’s Bill,” a so-called “three strikes” crime reform bill that imposes mandatory sentences on repeat violent offenders. The bill is named after Melissa Gosule, a 27-year-old Jamaica Plain resident who was raped and murdered by a paroled violent criminal in 1999. Local state Rep Jeffrey Sánchez voted in...

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