CAMH seeks input on mission

March 8, 2013
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The Community Alliance of Mission Hill (CAMH) is asking the neighborhood for input on what its goals for community improvement should be. At its Feb. 20 meeting, CAMH President Jessica Casey asked those present to come up with reasons they love Mission Hill. At its next meeting, CAMH is hoping to translate that input...

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S. Huntington ‘vision’ draft presented

March 8, 2013
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By Ryan Deto/Special to the Gazette S. HUNTINGTON—The Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) presented a first draft of its “corridor vision” for S. Huntington Avenue to a generally accepting community on Feb. 27 at the Curley School in Jamaica Plain. The BRA is conducting a “corridor study” to assess the future of the stretch of...

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2 wounded in double stabbing

March 8, 2013
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Two people were wounded in a double stabbing in Brigham Circle on March 2, according to the Boston Police Department. The identities, ages and genders of the victims were not released by BPD. The victims were found around 11:30 p.m. in the area of the One Brigham Circle building on the Mission Hill side of...

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Obituary: Ghazi Sami Saba; founded Sami’s falafel restaurants

March 8, 2013
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Obituary: Ghazi Sami Saba; founded Sami’s falafel restaurants

Ghazi Sami “Big Sam” Saba of Dedham, formerly of Roslindale, a visionary who brought healthy Lebanese food and wraps to Boston, passed away on Feb. 6, 2013 after a long battle with cancer. He was 58 years old. Sami was the founder of Sami’s Falafel Truck of the Longwood Medical Area. Sami was the...

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NU prof. pens wrongful conviction book

March 8, 2013
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After years of fighting to set the wrongfully imprisoned free, Northeastern University School of Law professor Daniel Medwed has written a book outlining the systemic problem and its possible solutions. “I wanted to write a book about one of the major factors in false convictions, prosecutorial decision-making, and how it impacts all the people...

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Hill Agenda, March 8-April 4, 2013

March 8, 2013
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The deadline for Hill Agenda listings is noon, April 2 for the April 5 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 500 Huntington Ave./Sweeney Field project, Tues., March 12, 6pm, Beaty Hall Multipurpose Room,...

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School renovation bothers some residents

March 8, 2013
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Construction at the 67 Alleghany St. school building has some abutters upset, complaining about a lack of information and loud construction noises at the site. “It is the process because we were never informed about the type of construction happening or the when and how,” Bob Francey said about what has made him upset...

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Participacion, March 8-April 4, 2013

March 8, 2013
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La entrega para la sección de Participación es mediodía el 2 de abril para la edición 5 de abril. Escribir news@missionhillgazette.com. Note: Todos los números tiene 617, a menos que dice otro número.          Reuniones Reunión Wentworth Task Force meeting, agenda incluye 500 Huntington Ave./Sweeney Field, martes, 12 marzo, 6pm, Beaty Hall Multipurpose Room,...

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Editorial: Studying up on student impacts

March 8, 2013
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The pending study of Northeastern University’s off-campus student housing impacts on the local real estate market is an excellent idea. In fact, a broader study of more impacts and more colleges’ students should be conducted by the Boston Redevelopment Authority. Now, we’re not sure that Northeastern rather than the City should be paying for...

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Editorial: A race we all win

March 8, 2013
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It is great news that City Councilor John Connolly will run for mayor. Whether incumbent Mayor Thomas Menino runs again or comments from some other prominent role in civil life, this competition of ideas guarantees a serious discussion of Boston’s present and future. The highly competitive mayoral race in 2009 was one of the...

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Letter: Mission Hill School should regain citywide status

March 8, 2013
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A version of this letter was sent to Boston Public Schools officials, Mayor Thomas Menino and the Boston City Council: We are writing to express our deep concern about the impact of the proposed school assignment plans on the Mission Hill School (MHS) specifically. In summary, MHS is a phenomenal, unique, internationally recognized school....

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Hill Happenings

March 8, 2013
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Hill Happenings

Lionel “Sky” King, a longtime Mission Hill resident, is an easy-going gentle giant who is well-known on the Hill, especially at Dunkin’ Donuts, where he has his coffee and bagel every morning. Few people, however, are cognizant of Sky’s historic past. On Nov. 21, 1952, Sky, then a 19-year-old pitching phenom from Harlem, N.Y.,...

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Political Notes: Arroyo seeks more youth summer jobs

March 8, 2013
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At-Large City Councilor Felix Arroyo filed a hearing order last month to examine how best to provide summer jobs to the city’s youths, according to a press release. “The mayor and my colleagues have all shown a strong commitment to youths by investing in summer jobs for young people,” said Arroyo, according to the...

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Youth Jobs Rally

March 8, 2013
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Youth Jobs Rally

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What’s Happening on Main Streets

March 8, 2013
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By Richard Rouse/Special to the Gazette It remains to be seen if the expression, “March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb” is relevant this year, but the ferocity of our recent weather affected local businesses. One part of the business sector that received a weather bounce was that associated...

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2 wounded in Brigham Circle stabbings

March 3, 2013
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Two people were wounded in a double stabbing in Brigham Circle last night, according to the Boston Police Department. The identites, ages and genders of the victims were not released by BPD. The victims were found around 11:30 p.m. in the area of the 1 Brigham Circle building on the Mission Hill side of the...

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City Councilor John Connolly to run for mayor

February 26, 2013
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City Councilor John Connolly this week announced his intention to run for mayor this year. Connolly started his campaign by focusing on the need to bring change to Boston Public Schools. He is a former teacher and the father of two school-aged children. “I am running because every child deserves a world-class education from...

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Obituary: Ghazi Sami Saba; founded Sami’s falafel restaurants

February 11, 2013
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Obituary: Ghazi Sami Saba; founded Sami’s falafel restaurants

Ghazi Sami “Big Sam” Saba of Dedham, formerly of Roslindale, a visionary who brought healthy Lebanese food and wraps to Boston, passed away on Feb. 6, 2013 after a long battle with cancer. He was 58 years old. Sami was the founder of Sami’s Falafel Truck of the Longwood Medical Area. Sami was the...

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Governor bans road travel due to snow

February 8, 2013
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Road travel will be banned in the entire state starting at 4 p.m. today, Gov. Deval Patrick has ordered in the latest response to the major snowstorm under way. A City of Boston parking ban on major streets is already in effect. All MBTA public transit service will shut down at 3:30 p.m. today....

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BPS lays out 3 school-assignment plans

February 8, 2013
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The Boston Public Schools (BPS) has unveiled three plans in its effort to improve the school-assignment system. One plan would create a new zone system—similar to, but more varied than the one used today—while two other plans would create a list of schools based on quality and proximity to the student’s home. For the...

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Presidential Visit

February 8, 2013
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Presidential Visit

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NU outlines 18 possible projects

February 8, 2013
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NU outlines 18 possible projects

Northeastern University’s (NU) top priorities for its new Institutional Master Plan (IMP) include a new science building, a major renovation of a city playground and at least one major dormitory project. The IMP includes 18 possible projects. While NU has stated that the IMP is a “wish list” of all hoped-for projects, its officials...

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RTH has new executive director

February 8, 2013
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A former resident and employee of the Roxbury Tenants of Harvard (RTH) is returning to her roots to take over the organization as the executive director. “I wanted to take my positive experiences and memories of living in the neighborhood and pay it forward by giving back to an agency that has had a...

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BPS revela sus planes para escoger escuelas

February 8, 2013
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Boston Public Schools (BPS) ha revelado tres planes posibles para mejorar el sistema actual de asignar escuelas. Uno de los planes crearía un sistema nuevo de zonas, más variado que el sistema actual. Los otros planes crearían una lista de escuelas ordenadas por su calidad y su proximidad a la casa del alumno. En...

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