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Super Sunday

February 10, 2012
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RCC questions college system change

February 10, 2012
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ROXBURY CROSSING—Gov. Deval Patrick expressed his desire to radically change the community college system, including centralizing the authority of the state’s 15 campuses, in his Jan. 23 State of the Commonwealth address. For Roxbury Community College (RCC) Vice President Stephanie C. Janey, the jury is still out on the governor’s notion. “The idea of...

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Cientos protestan los recortes del T

February 10, 2012
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Más de 125 oradores denunciaron la propuesta del MBTA a subir precios y cortar servicios en unas reuniones en Mission Hill. Por lo menos 500 personas asistieron a la reunión el 19 de enero en Roxbury Community College y el 1 febrero en la escuela Hennigan en Heath Street. La reunión en RCC presentó...

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Nonprofit ‘taxes’: Some pay up, some refuse

February 10, 2012
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Big nonprofit institutions recently paid $9.4 million in tax-like contributions under the City of Boston’s reformed “payment in lieu of taxes” or PILOT system. That is a 24 percent boost to income from the old system, according to a press release from Mayor Thomas Menino’s office. But some—including Wheelock College—are refusing to pay. And...

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School-move probe seeks missing data

February 10, 2012
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The Boston Finance Commission (FinComm) investigation into the funding of the Boston Public Schools’ (BPS) controversial plan to move various schools has hit a patch of turbulence. BPS failed to provide key data, according to FinComm, and BPS told the Gazette it never had the information in the first place. FinComm is investigating the...

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Ground Breaking

February 10, 2012
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Ground Breaking

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Presidential primary is March 6

February 10, 2012
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The U.S. presidential primary election in Massachusetts will be held March 6. It will help to select the nominees for the Democratic, Green and Republican parties in the November presidential election. Incumbent President Barack Obama is the only Democrat on his party’s ballot. The Republican ballot will include active candidates Newt Gingrich, Ron Paul,...

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Ross will not run for Congress

February 10, 2012
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City Councilor Mike Ross has decided not to run for a U.S. Congress seat after openly considering the idea for weeks. “It wasn’t the right time for me, unfortunately,” Ross told the Gazette. Ross, a Mission Hill resident, said in a press release that he intends to support some other, yet to be named...

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Breakthrough!: Recent research from the LMA

February 10, 2012
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Grief Boosts Heart Attack Risk Most people know love sometimes hurts, but a new study shines light on how much truth there is in that statement. Researchers at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center have found that within 24 hours after losing a loved one, a person is 21 times more likely to suffer...

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RTH head steps down

February 10, 2012
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Girma Belay has “stepped down” from his position as executive director of Roxbury Tenants of Harvard (RTH), the organization that operates the Mission Park housing development, according to a brief statement issued by the RTH board. Belay, who had been on the job since 2005, could not be reached for comment. “RTH thanks Mr....

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