BWH doctor killed in hospital shooting

February 6, 2015
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By John Ruch and Rebeca Oliveira/Gazette Staff A Brigham and Women’s Hospital doctor was shot to death inside the hospital on Jan. 20, according to the Boston Police Department. The man identified as the killer was found dead elsewhere in the hospital from an apparently self-inflicted gunshot wound. The doctor killed in the shooting...

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Olympics comes with big local impacts, prof says

February 6, 2015
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Jules Boykoff, a former professional soccer player turned Olympics-studying academic, says Boston can expect a major trade-off of fun versus community impacts if it hosts the 2024 Summer Olympics. Boykoff said that residents on the one hand can watch “the best athletes in the world for a really fun two-and-a-half-week party.” But on the...

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Blizzard View

February 6, 2015
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Blizzard View

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Hill Agenda, Feb. 6-March 5, 2015

February 6, 2015
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The deadline for Hill Agenda listings is noon, March 3 for the March 6 issue. Email listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Meetings Mission Hill Neighborhood Housing Services board of directors, first Monday of every month, 6-7:30pm, Mission Church Parish Center, 1545 Tremont...

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Hill History: Mission Church: 60 years as Boston’s basilica

February 6, 2015
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Hill History: Mission Church: 60 years as Boston’s basilica

Meet Boston’s Basilica, the church of Our Lady of Perpetual Help. To friends and neighbors, she is known simply as Mission Church, which lent its name to Mission Hill. The 1575 Tremont St. church is celebrating 60 years since receiving the honor of being designated a basilica—one of Roman Catholicism’s significant church buildings. Fewer...

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Hill History: This Month in Hill History

February 6, 2015
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The Gazette’s top headlines from this month in local history: 5 Years Ago: 2010 “One Brigham Circle for sale” The gigantic One Brigham Circle commercial building was listed for sale by its developers, Mission Hill Neighborhood Housing Services and the New Boston Fund, seven years after its opening. The building sold the next month...

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Storm Cleanup

February 6, 2015
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Storm Cleanup

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NU grad heads Landmarks Commission

February 6, 2015
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NU grad heads Landmarks Commission

Rosanne Foley, a Northeastern University graduate, was appointed last month to be the next executive director of the Boston Landmarks Commission (BLC), according to a press release. Foley takes over for Ellen Lipsey, whose employment was ended by the City late last year. The BLC has played a prominent role in the Mission Hill...

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NU launches program to support local businesses

February 6, 2015
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Northeastern University (NU) is launching a new initiative this spring to help Boston-based businesses grow and compete for contracts from the university and other large institutions. The “Capacity Building Program” is part of the community benefits package agreed upon by NU and its community Task Force members during the development of NU’s Institutional Master...

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Snowed Under

February 6, 2015
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Snowed Under

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Participación, Feb. 6-March 5, 2015

February 6, 2015
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El plazo para la sección de Participación es al mediodía el 3 de mar para la edición del 6 de mar. Escriba a: news@missionhillgazette.com. Note que los números telefónicos empiezan con 617, a menos que diga otro código de área.           Reuniones Tribunal Servicios de Vivienda en el Vecindario de Mission Hill, primer lunes...

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Editorial: Olympics vs. democracy

February 6, 2015
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A hearty thank you to Mission Hill’s city councilor, Josh Zakim, for boldly proposing ballot questions regarding the Boston Olympics bid. Yes, the questions would be nonbinding, and ballots would be cast after the bid submission deadline. But Zakim’s real message is that the Olympics and the bigwigs backing it must pay attention to...

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BRA approves WIT Sweeney field project

February 6, 2015
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The Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) last month approved Wentworth Institute of Technology’s (WIT) relocation of Sweeney Field to the site of the current Parker Street parking lot. The new Sweeney Athletic Facility would allow for the redevelopment of the current field at 500 Huntington Ave. by relocating it atop a 330-space parking garage at...

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MHNHS receives funds for Parcel 25 project

February 6, 2015
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The Community Economic Development Assistance Corporation (CEDAC) recently approved a $200,000 loan to the Mission Hill Neighborhood Housing Services (MHNHS) for its transit-oriented project at Parcel 25, according to a press release. “Well-located community development projects make it easier for residents to commute to work and get around the city, which helps them to...

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Hill Happenings

February 6, 2015
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Congrats to local tavern-owner Diarmuid O’Neill and his lovely wife Sara O’Neill on the adoption of their four children. The beautiful children—Bezawit, 10;Selamawit, 8; Rahel, 7; and their “wee boy” Andualem, 5—are from Ethiopia. Diarmuid owns the Squealing Pig in Mission Hill, and he recently purchased the West Roxbury Pub in West Roxbury. Happy...

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What’s Happening on Main Street

February 6, 2015
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Malcolm Butler’s timely interception was matched by an equally impressive one made by Police Commissioner Bill Evans following Boston’s Super Bowl victory. I’m not sure which amazed me more. Super Sunday found me visiting local merchants to gauge the commercial impact of the big game to our local economy’s take-out business on the Hill....

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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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