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Zakim asks for Olympic vote

February 6, 2015
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City Councilor Josh Zakim announced on Monday that he has filed an order for four nonbinding questions about Boston’s 2024 Summer Olympics bid to appear on the Nov. 3 municipal election ballots. The yes-or-no questions would ask whether Boston should host the Games, and if so, whether public money or seizing of private property...

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Zakim pide una vota sobre “los Juegos” en Boston

February 6, 2015
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El Consejero Municipal Josh Zakim declaró el lunes que ha pedido que cuatro preguntas no vinculantes sobre los Juegos Olímpicos y Paraolímpicos de Verano de 2024 aparezcan en las cédulas de votación en noviembre. Zakim planeaba presentar la solicitud al Ayuntamiento de Boston durante su próxima reunión el miércoles, 4 febrero, después del plazo...

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Off-campus student population continues decline

February 6, 2015
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The Mission Hill area’s off-campus undergrad student population dropped by at least 140 in the past year 2013, according to an annual City-conducted census. The 6-percent decline continues a trend of students shifting to on-campus housing. The Hill’s total reported undergraduate population stands at 2,038 students—though that number is low due to the way...

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Hill History: Mission Church: 60 years as Boston’s basilica

February 6, 2015
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Hill History: Mission Church: 60 years as Boston’s basilica

Meet Boston’s Basilica, the church of Our Lady of Perpetual Help. To friends and neighbors, she is known simply as Mission Church, which lent its name to Mission Hill. The 1575 Tremont St. church is celebrating 60 years since receiving the honor of being designated a basilica—one of Roman Catholicism’s significant church buildings. Fewer...

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NU launches program to support local businesses

February 6, 2015
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Northeastern University (NU) is launching a new initiative this spring to help Boston-based businesses grow and compete for contracts from the university and other large institutions. The “Capacity Building Program” is part of the community benefits package agreed upon by NU and its community Task Force members during the development of NU’s Institutional Master...

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BRA approves WIT Sweeney field project

February 6, 2015
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The Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) last month approved Wentworth Institute of Technology’s (WIT) relocation of Sweeney Field to the site of the current Parker Street parking lot. The new Sweeney Athletic Facility would allow for the redevelopment of the current field at 500 Huntington Ave. by relocating it atop a 330-space parking garage at...

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After council service, Ross moves to Eastie

January 9, 2015
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After council service, Ross moves to Eastie

After serving nearly 15 years as Mission Hill’s popular city councilor, Mike Ross has moved to East Boston When Ross first won the District 8 City Council seat, which covers a sprawling area of the city, in 1999, he lived in Beacon Hill. In 2006, he moved from that tony neighborhood to Parker Hill...

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You Said It, Mission Hill!: 2014 in Quotes

January 9, 2015
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“Boston has been called a ‘City upon a Hill’…but it’s not just the shining light of Beacon Hill…It’s Copp’s Hill and Mission Hill and Eagle Hill.” Mayor Martin Walsh in his inaugural address.   “This is an important step in building the community’s vision for Roxbury Crossing and Mission Hill.” Pat Flaherty of Mission...

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8 fallen officers added to police’s Wall of Honor

January 9, 2015
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The Boston Police Department (BPD) added the names of eight officers who died in the line of duty to the department’s Wall of Honor at police headquarters on Tremont Street. All eight officers died between 1825 and 1944. Their late addition to the Wall of Honor was due to research by BPD archivist Margaret...

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Author to discuss U.S. health care costs

January 9, 2015
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Author to discuss U.S. health care costs

National Magazine Award-winning journalist Steven Brill will speak about his new book, “America’s Bitter Pill,” at Northeastern University School of Law on Jan. 21. The book addresses the political forces that keep America’s health care costs the world’s highest, despite such recent reforms as the Affordable Care Act. It is based partly on Brill’s...

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