Editorial: A police explanation

August 9, 2013
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The Boston Police Department owes Mission Hill a detailed, open explanation of how it fumbled last year’s street attack investigation involving murder suspect Edwin Alemany, and BPD Commissioner Ed Davis should deliver that explanation in person at a community meeting. It is bewildering that Alemany’s wallet and ID were found at the scene, but...

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Op-Ed: Where the mayoral candidates stand on small businesses

August 9, 2013
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By Betsy Cowan, Richard Rouse and Gerald Robbins/Special to the Gazette Small businesses form the backbone of each unique neighborhood of Boston, investing in the City through taxes, local purchasing and local hiring. In addition, small businesses add vitality to the neighborhoods by attracting customers, beautifying their storefronts and improving the public safety and...

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Cool Friends

August 9, 2013
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Cool Friends

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Hill Happenings

August 9, 2013
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Hill Happenings

Mission Hill is proud of Lt. Col. George Rollins, as he threw out the first pitch at the Baltimore Orioles-Houston Astros game July 30 at Camden Yards. The Colonel, a Mission High man and a West Point graduate, was representing our disabled veterans. The Colonel threw a strike to O’s catcher Matt Wieters. George...

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What’s Happening on Main Streets

August 9, 2013
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What’s Happening on Main Streets

By Richard Rouse/Special to the Gazette Liz and Joe Silva, owners of the Dunkin’ Donuts shop at Brigham Circle the past 19 years, opened a second shop at the corner of Parker and Tremont Streets. That valuable corner storefront has lingered vacant since the early 1980s after the legendary Donegal Tavern darkened its portal....

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2nd police spying protest planned

July 31, 2013
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Civil liberties groups will hold this year’s second protest on Aug. 4 at Boston Police headquarters against a controversial anti-terrorism intelligence center that maintained files on local peace activists. The Boston Regional Intelligence Center (BRIC) has been criticized for overlooking the alleged Boston Marathon bombers while keeping files on legal activities of protesters, including...

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RCC to host mayoral forum on youth jobs

July 31, 2013
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A mayoral forum focused on career opportunities for young people who are no longer in school will be held tomorrow, Aug. 1, at Roxbury Community College. The “Future Leaders” forum will be moderated by journalist Byron Barnett of WHDH-TV 7News, and RCC President Valerie Roberson will give an introduction. It is not clear which...

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Southie murder suspect’s ID found in 2012 local attack; cops never arrested him

July 26, 2013
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The ID of a man suspected of committing a horrific murder earlier this week was found in the possession of a woman attacked on a Mission Hill street last year, Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis announced today. But the suspect, Edwin Alemany, was never located or charged in the Mission Hill case, and police...

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Ed reform group to hold forum on BPS future; BPS not invited

July 24, 2013
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Stand for Children, a controversial nonprofit organization that lobbies for public education reform, is staging a series of forums about “the future of the Boston Public Schools,” including one at the Tobin Community Center on July 31. But BPS has not been invited to the forums, and a City agency has complained about the...

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Gun, phone stolen in home invasion

July 15, 2013
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Three men stole a handgun and a phone in a home invasion robbery on Fenwood Road Sunday night, according to the Boston Police Department (BPD). The victim, an unidentified 29-year-old man living at 51 Fenwood Road, reported that he was robbed around 8:30 p.m. after incorrectly believing a man knocking on his door was...

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7 developers bid for Art Park site

July 12, 2013
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Seven developers have made bids on the request for proposals (RFP) for redeveloping the Art Park site, which is City-owned land between Parker and Terrace Streets. The RFP is a culmination of a more than a year-long process and calls for housing and a community garden to be built along Parker Street and housing,...

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Ross Runs

July 12, 2013
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Ross Runs

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Nichols aims to be Mission Hill’s advocate in council bid

July 12, 2013
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Nichols aims to be Mission Hill’s advocate in council bid

Michael Nichols is touting his experience working on Mission Hill issues as the Boston City Council’s research director as a big reason why he should replace outgoing Councilor Mike Ross in the local District 8 seat. Mission Hill is “a dynamic neighborhood that’s clearly a microcosm of the city,” Nichols said in an interview...

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Car-free event planned for Huntington

July 12, 2013
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An “Open Streets” event this Sunday will close part of Huntington Avenue to cars and make the street a “paved park” for walkers, bikers and others to enjoy. The July 14 event, running 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., is organized by a coalition called Circle the City, which held similar events last summer in...

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Los candidatos para concejal, alcalde

July 12, 2013
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El número de candidatos para Concejal Municipal y para alcalde ha bajado tras la certificación del departamento de elecciones en la ciudad. Según un documento oficial, después de revisar las firmas necesarias, hay cinco candidatos para concejal municipal del distrito 8, que incluye Mission Hill. Los candidatos para el distrito 8 necesitaban reunir 150...

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Mayoral candidate Barros wants to unite the city

July 12, 2013
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Mayoral candidate Barros wants to unite the city

Growing up in Dudley Square in Roxbury during the 1970s and 1980s, Boston mayoral candidate John Barros said, other parts of the city seemed inaccessible to him. And though the city has changed, he said wants to do more to unite the neighborhoods. “Boston did not feel inviting,” said Barros in a recent interview...

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Mayoral candidate Walsh will run on state rep. record

July 12, 2013
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Mayoral candidate Walsh will run on state rep. record

Boston mayoral candidate Marty Walsh wants it known he’s not going to be vacillating when his past 16 years as state representative for Dorchester comes up during the campaign. “My record is black-and-white. I’m proud of my record,” said Walsh in a recent interview at the Gazette office, noting that he has voted on...

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NU student charged in sex attacks

July 12, 2013
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NU student charged in sex attacks

A Northeastern University student living in Mission Hill was charged with two violent sexual assaults June 15 that left two women with knife wounds and terrorized the neighborhood. Patrick Barry, 21, a Medford resident recently living at 878 Huntington Ave., was arrested June 17 after an intense investigation into the early-morning attacks elsewhere on...

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55 Shattuck demo delay review postponed

July 12, 2013
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The Boston Landmarks Commission (BLC) was slated to review during a July 9 meeting whether the proposal to demolish the 55 Shattuck St. building on the Boston Children’s Hospital (BCH) campus triggers a demolition delay zoning regulation, according to BLC Executive Director Ellen Lipsey. But BCH postponed the review the day of the meeting,...

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Mission Hill gets 2nd Farmers’ Market

July 12, 2013
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Mission Hill now has two options for fans of Farmers’ Markets: the weekly Thursday Farmers’ Market at Brigham Circle and a new market on Tuesday afternoons at Roxbury Crossing. Both are now offering fresh fish in addition to fresh produce. “It’s adding a second location and a second time to make the Farmers’ Market...

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Parklet to be installed next month

July 12, 2013
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Parklet to be installed next month

Mission Hill’s parklet, one of Boston’s first four, will be installed in late August, according to Boston Transportation Department (BTD). A parklet is a small, semi-permanent public space that resembles a deck, created from two to three parking spaces. It may include tables and chairs, bicycle parking or planters, among other options. Mission Hill...

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NU files IMP and 1st building

July 12, 2013
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Northeastern University (NU) filed its institutional master plan (IMP) and a project notification form (PNF) for the first project on its docket, an 180,000-square-foot Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Building (ISEB), with the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) last month. Meanwhile, state Rep. Jeffrey Sánchez filed a letter with the BRA, requesting that the ISEB project...

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Markey wins U.S. Senate seat

July 12, 2013
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Democratic U.S. Rep. Ed Markey (5th District) beat Republican Gabriel Gomez on June 25 to claim the U.S. Senate seat left vacant by John Kerry. Third-party candidate Richard Heos, who represents the Twelve Visions Party, came in a distant third. Markey garnered about 76 percent of votes in the city, according to City results....

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Hill Agenda, July 12-Aug. 8, 2013

July 12, 2013
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The deadline for Hill Agenda listings is noon, Aug. 6 for the Aug. 9 issue. Email listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Meetings Northeastern Task Force, to discuss IMP & housing study, tentative dates: Aug. 1, 13, 27, location tbd. Info: 918-4438/Gerald.Autler.BRA@cityofboston. Demolition...

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