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Brigham and Women’s surgeon dies in hospital shooting; suspect dead

January 21, 2015
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The Brigham and Women’s Hospital doctor shot yesterday inside the hospital died in surgery, according to the Boston Police Department. The suspect was found dead elsewhere in the hospital from an apparently self-inflicted gunshot wound. The doctor killed in the shooting was identified as Michael Davidson, 44, of Wellesley. The suspect was identified as...

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BPD: Person shot inside Brigham & Women’s; suspect in custody

January 20, 2015
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LMA–A shooting inside Brigham and Women’s Hospital today left one person wounded, and a suspect is in custody, according to the Boston Police Department. BPD said via its Twitter account that the situation is “under control” and that the hospital is not in “lock-down.” BPD did not immediately identify the victim or suspect, and...

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Opposition group forms against tower

January 9, 2015
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A group has formed opposing a proposed 35-story tower at 45 Worthington St., calling the project “too dense” and “out of scale” for the Mission Hill neighborhood, according to the group’s website. Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) spokesperson Nick Martin has said that the developer, Equity Residential, has not submitted a project notification form to...

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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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El gobierno requiere más funcionarios latinos dicen los líderes de Mission Hill

January 9, 2015
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Un nuevo reportaje que revela una baja representación de latinos en el gobierno de la ciudad demuestra que el asunto tiene que solucionarse, dice el representante del estado Jeffrey Sánchez y la senadora del estado Sonia Chang-Díaz. El reportaje, titulado “The Silent Crisis,” fue comisionado por Greater Boston Latino Network, un grupo de organizaciones...

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Local officials want more Olympics info

January 9, 2015
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Local state Rep. Jeffrey Sánchez and local state Sen. Sonia Chang-Díaz have not formed definitive opinions about the possibility of the 2024 Summer Olympics coming to Boston, but both agreed that there are unanswered questions. The U.S. Olympic Committee on Jan. 8 named Boston as its official contender for the country’s 2024 Olympics bid....

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LMA doctor confirmed as surgeon general

January 9, 2015
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LMA doctor confirmed as surgeon general

LMA—Dr. Vivek Murthy, who has strong ties to the Longwood Medical Area (LMA), has been confirmed by the U.S. Senate to be the next surgeon general more than a year after President Barack Obama nominated him for that position. The nomination was held back while the White House dealt with opposition over Murthy’s view...

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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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