Arroyo: Mayor’s power should come from the people

June 14, 2013
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Arroyo: Mayor’s power should come from the people

City Councilor At-Large Felix G. Arroyo is among many candidates fighting hard to win the Mayor’s Office this fall. But Arroyo is describing a different vision of the mayor’s role, one where residents would directly shape the City’s plans and policies. “I believe the power in City Hall doesn’t come from inside the building....

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Activism is life for mayoral candidate Walczak

June 14, 2013
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Activism is life for mayoral candidate Walczak

By Peter Shanley and John Ruch/Gazette Staff The list of mayoral candidate Bill Walczak’s efforts goes on and on—founding president of the Codman Square Health Center (CSHC), founding president of the Codman Academy Charter Public School, co-founder of Edward M. Kennedy Academy for Health Careers—just to name a few. He also has been involved...

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Business of the Year

June 14, 2013
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Business of the Year

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Mission Main activist runs for District 8 council seat

June 14, 2013
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Mission Main activist runs for District 8 council seat

City Councilor Mike Ross has represented District 8, which includes Mission Hill, for more than a decade. With the councilor now running for mayor, Mission Hill resident Gloria Murray want to step in to continue and expand the good work she said he has done. She said Ross has been hands-on with District 8,...

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‘Serenity’ scheduled for BRA vote

June 14, 2013
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By Rebeca Oliveira and Peter Shanley/Gazette Staff After over a year in development, the proposed luxury apartment building at 105A S. Huntington Ave., called “Serenity,” was scheduled for a vote from the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) on June 13, after the Gazette’s deadline and three days after a community meeting that outlines changes to...

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Route 39 project to start this month

June 14, 2013
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The Route 39 bus improvement project has a general starting date and location after being delayed numerous times. All stops will remain open, but some will be relocated during construction. “In the middle of this month, work will start at the St. Mark Street stop on South Street and work north...

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Sociedad Latina to host screening, discussion on future of Mission Hill

June 14, 2013
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Sociedad Latina, a youth-oriented organization, will host a documentary screening and community discussion on the future of Mission Hill next week. The documentary, “We Built It Together,” filmed by Sociedad mostly last winter, focuses on what it’s like to live in Mission Hill as a young person, as part of a family, and as...

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Art Donor

June 14, 2013
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Art Donor

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Parklet to cost up to $25K

June 14, 2013
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Mission Hill’s parklet could cost as much as $25,000, according to the Boston Transportation Department (BTD). Each of the four parklets in the City’s pilot program is expected to cost “anywhere between $15,000 and $25,000,” for a total as high as $100,000, BTD spokesperson Tracey Ganiatsos told the Gazette. That will include the design...

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First Responders: Campus, T police help Hill residents

June 14, 2013
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Transit Officer Nora Carroll stands in front on the Roxbury Crossing substation, recently repainted to make it easier to find. (Gazette Photo by Rebeca Oliveira)

Mission Hill has a wide variety of policing units to call on for assistance aside from the Boston Police (BPD). With multiple campus police departments, including Northeastern University and Wentworth Institute of Technology (WIT), and a Transit Police substation based out of the Roxbury Crossing MBTA station, the Hill is well-looked-after. The Gazette took...

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First Responders: Decoding the Boston Police badge

June 14, 2013
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First Responders: Decoding the Boston Police badge

A galloping horse and a Bible quote are among the decorations on the Boston Police badge carried by every officer. While most people probably avoid situations where they would see a police badge up-close, there is a lot going on for those who take a look. A giant version is available for view at...

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First Responders: Editorial: Thank you, first responders

June 14, 2013
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First Responders: Editorial: Thank you, first responders

Late last year, the Gazette staff decided to create this new, annual special section of stories about local first responders—the police officers, firefighters and EMTs who keep us safe, yet often work unnoticed and un-thanked. We could not have imagined that just four months later, Boston would be struck by an insane terror attack...

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First Responders: Medflight provides airlift to local hospitals

June 14, 2013
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First Responders: Medflight provides airlift to local hospitals

If you are ever near the Longwood Medical Area (LMA) and see a helicopter landing on top of a hospital, that is most likely the work of the nonprofit Boston Medflight. “We take everything,” said Andy Farkas, chief operations manager at Boston Medflight, listing off several types of cases, such as adult trauma, cardiac...

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Man charged with May 3 murder

June 14, 2013
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A Roxbury man has been charged with murder in last month’s shooting death in the Alice Taylor Homes housing development, according to the Boston Police Department (BPD). Maiqui Hernandez, 35, of Boston was shot to death May 3 at 41 Prentiss St. An unidentified female victim was wounded in the shooting. Devone Suber, 27,...

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Man guilty of aiding murderer

June 14, 2013
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A Mission Hill man was convicted as an accessory to a 2011 Jamaica Plain murder in April and will serve a year in prison. Christian Rivera, 24, was found guilty of being an accessory after the fact to the murder of Kenneth Soto, who was stabbed to death in the parking lot of a...

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BWH exhibits historical nurse uniforms

June 14, 2013
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A historical nurse’s uniform currently on display at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital lobby as part of the hospital’s 100th anniversary celebration. (Courtesy Photo)

LMA—Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) continues to mark its 100th anniversary celebration with a display of historical nurses’ uniforms and a self-guided audio tour of the hospital. Branded “BluePrint” after the nationally known teaching hospital’s colors, the two-year celebration will mark the 100th anniversaries of two of the hospitals that merged to become BWH:...

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Demo review scheduled for historic building

June 14, 2013
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A community meeting will be held on June 24 to discuss the controversial proposed demolition of 55 Shattuck St. building on the Boston Children’s Hospital (BCH) campus. See the Hill Agenda for details on the meeting. BCH did not respond to a request for comment, but previously said that no decision had been made...

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March Madness

June 14, 2013
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March Madness

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Participacion, June 14-July 11, 2013

June 14, 2013
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La entrega para la sección de Participación es mediodía el 9 de julio para la edición 12 de julio. Escribir news@missionhillgazette.com. Note: Todos los números tiene 617, a menos que dice otro número.          Reuniones Reunión de Wentworth Task Force, agenda incluye actualización de 500 Huntington Ave, martes, 19 junio, 6pm, ubicada en la...

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Honored Activist

June 14, 2013
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Honored Activist

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Checking Up

June 14, 2013
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Checking Up

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Hill Agenda, June 14-July 11, 2013

June 14, 2013
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The deadline for Hill Agenda listings is noon, July 9 for the July 12 issue. Email listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Meetings Wentworth Task Force meeting, agenda to include update on 500 Huntington Ave. project, Tues., June 19, 6pm, location Beatty Hall...

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Editorial: The parklet boondoggle

June 14, 2013
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The up-to-$25,000 cost of the City-funded “parklet,” aka free sidewalk seating for private businesses, is as amazing as the fact that it took a Gazette Freedom of Information Act request to get that number. The parklet program looks like a classic boondoggle that snuck through its stunning overall $100,000 taxpayer-funded price tag via deliberately...

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Editorial: The abuses of spying

June 14, 2013
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Recently revealed government spying on peaceful protestors and potentially everyone’s phone records, email and Internet activity are outrageous violations of the First and Fourth Amendments to the U.S. Constitution. They are shocking examples of fear overcoming wisdom and power overcoming democracy. These are not abstract violations happening somewhere else. The Boston Police spying on...

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