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Fast Ride

March 9, 2012
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YMCA HQ not interested in dorm fight

March 9, 2012
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The YMCA national headquarters has stated it will not get involved in the controversial Northeastern University (NU) dorm project at the Huntington Avenue YMCA, despite Y members’ petition. “All YMCAs are independent and autonomous. That means they operate separately from each other and from Y national,” YMCA national spokesperson Brad McDermott told the Gazette....

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New NU task force is being assembled

March 9, 2012
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The selection process for Northeastern University’s (NU) new community Task Force, in preparation for NU’s upcoming new institutional master plan (IMP) is under way. Once the Mayor’s Office and the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) have approved the new Task Force, the list of members will be available on the BRA website. An IMP is...

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Boy stabbed in park

March 9, 2012
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A boy was stabbed with a knife on a Southwest Corridor Park basketball court on the afternoon of March 2, according to the State Police. The stabbing happened on the courts along Prentiss Street between the Boston Police Department headquarters and the Alice Taylor Homes housing development. The victim, whose identity was not released...

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BWH garage project timeline announced

March 9, 2012
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BRIGHAM CIRCLE—Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) announced a more detailed timeline for its Brigham Green garage project at a community meeting last month. The Brigham Green project will create an underground parking garage in front of the Peter Bent Brigham building at 15 Francis St. and landscape the area into green space with benches...

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Councilors want to control trash pick-ups

March 9, 2012
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City Councilors Mike Ross and Felix Arroyo are attempting to wrestle control of the City’s commercial trash services from the state after receiving numerous complaints. Residents are annoyed at being awoken by commercial trash collectors during the night. “We do a pretty good job of managing ourselves,” said Ross, a Mission Hill resident who...

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NU nixes chicken chain for anti-gay funding

March 9, 2012
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Northeastern University nixed a proposal to bring the Chick-fil-A fast food chain to the Curry Student Center after the Student Government Association voted 31 to 5 on Feb. 27 denouncing the plan. SGA had concerns about Chick-fil-A donating money to anti-gay causes in 2009. “The decision tonight was based on all of the student...

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Year of the Dragon

March 9, 2012
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Year of the Dragon

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190-200 units planned for Home site

March 9, 2012
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A huge, high-end apartment building with 190 to 200 units is being proposed for the Home for Little Wanderers complex at 161 S. Huntington Ave. in Jamaica Plain near the Mission Hill border. The developer, Boston Residential Group, does not accept undergraduate students as tenants, said company president and CEO Curtis Kemeny in an...

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Giant Loss

March 9, 2012
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Giant Loss

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