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2 time capsules reveal Northeastern’s past

November 14, 2014
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2 time capsules reveal Northeastern’s past

By Claudia Geib/Special to the Gazette The first thing removed was a coin. It glinted bright silver, as a Northeastern University alumnus held it up to the light— despite the fact that it was minted in 1898 and had spent most of the past 50 years sealed in a time capsule beneath Northeastern’s Curry...

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‘Se fue un gigante’: Residentes rinden homenaje a Menino

November 14, 2014
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De Rebeca Oliveira, Peter Shanley y John Ruch/Personal de Gazette Una “leyenda”. Un “gigante”. Un “representante de los desamparados”. Como las siguientes citas demuestran, el antiguo alcalde Thomas Menino, quien murió el 30 de octubre, fue descrito así. El Representante del Estado Jeffrey Sánchez “Un gigante ha dejado la tierra, pero sigue vivo en...

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Parking a concern at 70 Parker Hill Ave. renovation

November 14, 2014
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Parking a concern at 70 Parker Hill Ave. renovation

The Boston Redevelopment Authority held a community meeting Oct. 7 on the proposed renovation project at 70 Parker Hill Ave. that would turn the former commercial building into 46 residential units. The most pressing issue for attendees was the lack of parking for the project. The building at 70 Parker Hill Ave. was formerly...

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English High holds 50th reunion

November 14, 2014
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English High School’s 50th reunion for the class of 1964 is being held today, Nov. 14, at the school’s current home in Jamaica Plain. An all-classes homecoming reunion was scheduled to be held yesterday, after the Gazette’s deadline. Frank Williams, who is on English’s (EHS) Board of Directors and a 1967 alumnus, told the...

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RTH Community Center

November 14, 2014
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RTH Community Center

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Nonprofit developers to bid on Heath St. parcels

November 14, 2014
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Two nonprofit developers specializing in affordable housing—the Back of the Hill Community Development Corporation and the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development Corporation—will bid on City-owned parcels on Heath Street. They were slated to hold a meeting Nov. 12, after the Gazette deadline, to “brainstorm” redevelopment ideas. The two organizations—which previously co-developed the Back of the Hill housing—will...

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WIT files plan for Sweeney field project

November 14, 2014
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Wentworth Institute of Technology (WIT) has set in motion the relocation of Sweeney Field to the site of the current Parker Street parking lot. WIT filed a Letter of Intent with the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) last month, which officially begins the project’s development review process. The new Sweeney Athletic Facility would allow for...

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Baker wins close election

November 14, 2014
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Baker wins close election

In one of the closest gubernatorial elections in recent memory, Republican Charlie Baker squeezed out a victory over Democrat Martha Coakley during the Nov. 4 general election. Meanwhile, in the only competitive local election, Democrat  state Sen. Sonia Chang-Díaz (2nd Suffolk District) trounced Republican David James Wyatt. The senator garnered 90 percent of the...

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Asthma remains a major Mission Hill health concern

November 14, 2014
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By Aneri Pattani/Special to the Gazette Joel Marin is never caught without his inhaler. He always carries one with him and keeps another in the car as a backup. The 27-year-old from Roxbury has suffered from asthma since childhood. “As the years went by, it got worse and worse,” said Marin, who used to...

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Ex-councilor Tobin tells Menino anecdotes

November 14, 2014
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Following former Mayor Thomas Menino’s death on Oct. 30, former City Councilor John Tobin, now a Northeastern University vice president for community relations, posted several personal anecdotes about Menino on his Facebook page. Tobin served on the City Council from 2002 to 2010 and got to know Menino well. His detailed, often humorous stories...

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