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City student census now lists addresses

March 6, 2015
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The annual student census, required by the city, has been restructured to show individual addresses of student residences. Before this year, it only reported student population by ZIP codes. City officials say it will boost code enforcement. Student reaction in Gazette interviews was mixed. The neighborhood student population count is required under the University...
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MFA receives WWII Rothschild treasures

March 6, 2015
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MFA receives WWII Rothschild treasures

The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA), is acquiring a collection of 186 objects originally owned by Baron and Baroness Alphonse and Clarice de Rothschild of Vienna, members of the famous Rothschild banking family. Many of these works were seized in 1938 following the Anschluss, or annexation of Austria to Nazi Germany. The gift...
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Chang-Díaz files bill for universal preschool

March 6, 2015
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Chang-Díaz files bill for universal preschool

State Sen. Sonia Chang-Díaz announced a bill to implement universal preschool in January. “An Act Relative to Universal Pre-K Access” would create universal access to pre-school education for 3- and 4-year-olds, through public or private schools. The bill would create state funding following the same formula that already supports local school systems, like Boston...
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New BPS superintendent is chosen

March 6, 2015
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In a 5-to-2 vote on March 3, the Boston School Committee named Dr. Tommy Chang the next superintendent of Boston Public Schools (BPS). “Dr. Chang will provide the leadership that our school system needs and I am confident that his innovative views on education will move our students forward. We need a transformative leader...
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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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