Owners of rotting homes take fix-up deal

May 17, 2013
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Owners of Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development Corporation (JPNDC)-constructed homes on the Back of the Hill that were considering legal action against the developers have decided to take the JPNDC’s offer of repairs. Homeowner Sergio Morales told the Gazette that the homeowners have decided to accept the JPNDC’s offer to replace the substandard wood trim...

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Editorial: BCH’s plans

May 17, 2013
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Boston Children’s Hospital (BCH) is facing the classic Longwood Medical Area tension between the future and the past in its long-term development plans. It aims to plant a tower atop what is now a handsome Shattuck Street building and a unique park. Maximizing BCH’s ability to save and improve the lives of children must...

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Editorial: Happy birthday, BWH

May 17, 2013
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Congratulations to Brigham and Women’s Hospital on its 100th anniversary. There is a reason BWH has been a part of this city for that long. It is one of the world’s great teaching hospitals. It is outstanding at research and experimental breakthroughs that benefit us all. It is also outstanding at patient care. It...

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Editorial: Boston’s daily terrorism

May 17, 2013
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The unique terrorist attack on the Boston Marathon rightly spurred collective outrage and more than $29 million in generous donations that, sadly, is only a drop in the bucket of medical and business expenses. Meanwhile, we’re back to our regularly scheduled terrorism of street crime that plagues many residents, especially young people, and where...

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Letter: Prouty Garden should be preserved

May 17, 2013
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I signed the petition to save the Prouty Garden at Boston Children’s Hospital, but online testimonials are not enough. (“Petition urges hospital to save garden,” April 5.) Meaningful actions are required to sway the Boston Redevelopment Authority. Publicity about the future loss has been minimal. The garden is more than half an acre, much...

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Local hospitals treated many bombing victims

May 17, 2013
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Hospitals in the Longwood Medical Area treated more than 70 victims from the April 15 Boston Marathon bombing, while a handful of patients remain at the facilities. The hospitals went into lockdown with armed guards the day of the bombing. Brigham and Women’s Hospital treated a total of 39 patients, while two remained at...

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Hill Happenings

May 17, 2013
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Shortly after terror suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was captured on April 19, it was heartwarming to look out my window and see several hundred young folks engaging in a spontaneous celebration in front of Calumet Square. When a police cruiser arrived, two Boston Police officers received a standing ovation. The crowd cheered late in the night...

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What’s Happening on Main Streets

May 17, 2013
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By Richard Rouse/Special to the Gazette What a difference a month makes. We have all been affected by the catastrophic events of Patriot’s Day, 2013. The Richard family, active volunteers for many years in the St. Mark’s Area Main Streets program in Dorchester, remains in Mission Hill’s thoughts and prayers after the death of...

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1 dead, 1 wounded in shooting

May 3, 2013
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An early-morning shooting today left a male victim dead and a female victim wounded at 41 Prentiss St. in the Alice Taylor Homes housing development, according to the Boston Police Department (BPD). BPD has not released the victims’ identities or ages and has no information on suspects in the 12:42 a.m. shooting. The female...

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Muddy River tests to make gunshot sounds starting April 30

April 29, 2013
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Tests that sound like loud gunshots will be conducted as part of the Muddy River Restoration Project starting tomorrow in the Longwood Medical and Fenway areas. There will be three loud bangs a day, every other day, from April 30 through May 10 in the Park Drive area between the LMA and the Fenway....

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Hill Happenings: Suspect’s capture cheered, fallen officer honored

April 25, 2013
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Shortly after terror suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was captured on April 19, it was heartwarming to look out my window and see several hundred young folks engaging in a spontaneous celebration in front of Calumet Square. When a police cruiser arrived, two Boston Police officers received a standing ovation. The crowd cheered late in the night...

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Bomb suspect being treated at Beth Israel

April 20, 2013
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Bomb suspect being treated at Beth Israel

LMA—Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev is being treated at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), hospital spokesperson Bonnie Prescott confirmed to the Gazette. She said there should be no impact on other patients with appointments at BIDMC or seeking help at the emergency room there. “Our own security presence is heavy” and there...

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Editorial: Thanks–now let’s finish the job

April 20, 2013
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That might have been the longest four days in Boston’s history. Yet, what a short time for authorities to identify two bombing suspects, neutralize one and arrest another. Thank you all of the police agencies whose grinding hard work made us all feel safer, especially the FBI, the State Police and the Boston Police Department. This was not just...

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BPD: Bomb suspect is in custody; in ‘serious’ condition

April 20, 2013
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BPD: Bomb suspect is in custody; in ‘serious’ condition

The surviving Boston Marathon suspect is in custody, according to the Boston Police Department (BPD). Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev, 19, was taken into custody tonight at a home in Watertown where he was hiding in a boat in a yard. He was located by a resident’s tip confirmed by a heat-detecting infrared camera on a...

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Bomb suspect eludes dragnet; lockdown lifted

April 19, 2013
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Bomb suspect eludes dragnet; lockdown lifted

The surviving Boston Marathon bombing suspect, Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev, 19, of Cambridge, has eluded a massive search that shut down Boston today, Gov. Deval Patrick and other officials announced this evening. The so-called lockdown of the city has been lifted and the MBTA public transit service is going back into normal service. Tsarnaev remains...

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Little League will make ‘last minute’ decision on parade

April 19, 2013
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Mission Hill Little League is considering whether to cancel its Opening Day parade tomorrow morning and will make the decision at the “last minute,” according to the organization’s website. In addition, all of today’s practices have been canceled. The parade was slated to start at 11 a.m. on Sat., April 20 at the Smith...

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U.S. Senate candidate forum canceled

April 19, 2013
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Organizers have canceled a U.S. Senate candidate forum slated for tomorrow, April 20 at Roxbury Community College. The cancelation is due to the ongoing Boston Marathon bombing suspect manhunt, according to MassVOTE, one of the groups that organized the event. Democratic candidates U.S. Rep. Stephen Lynch (8th District) and U.S. Rep. Ed Markey (5th District),...

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Arkansas rep. partly apologizes for ‘cowering’ comment

April 19, 2013
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Arkansas state Rep. Nate Bell, who suggested earlier today on Twitter that Bostonians are “cowering” because they lack assault rifles, and was rebuked by local City Councilor Matt O’Malley, is partially apologizing for those comments. In a statement posted on Facebook, Bell said, “I would like to apologize to the people of Boston &...

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O’Malley slams Arkansas rep’s terrorism wisecrack

April 19, 2013
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O’Malley slams Arkansas rep’s terrorism wisecrack

City Councilor Matt O’Malley, who represents part of Mission Hill, had some harsh words on Twitter for Arkansas state Rep. Nate Bell, who brought the gun debate into the Boston Marathon tragedy. Bell wrote on Twitter this morning, “I wonder how many Boston liberals spent the night cowering in their homes wishing they had...

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Hospitals in lockdown

April 19, 2013
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LMA—Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston Children’s Hospital (BCH) and Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) in the Longwood Medical Area are among the Boston hospitals in lockdown right now, according to hospital officials. In nearby Jamaica Plain, Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital is also in lockdown, while the BCH-run Martha Eliot Health Center is...

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Gov. Patrick: Everyone in Boston stay home

April 19, 2013
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Gov. Deval Patrick said everyone in the entire city of Boston should stay home and keep their doors locked until the surviving Boston Marathon bombing suspect has been captured. Patrick spoke at a televised press conference to announce the latest form of lockdown that authorities are using to contain the suspect and protect the...

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Bomb suspect at large is Cambridge teen

April 19, 2013
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Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. (Courtesy FBI)

The Boston Marathon bombing suspect currently on the run has been identified as Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev, 19, of Cambridge, according to the Boston Police Department. The FBI also released a new photo of Tsarnaev, a normal portrait-type image. The Boston Police Department released a new photo as well, apparently showing him at a younger...

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Local colleges, museums closed today

April 19, 2013
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All colleges, universities and museums in Mission Hill and the Longwood Medical and Academic Area are closed today due to the ongoing manhunt for the surviving Boston Marathon bombing suspect. The MBTA has shut down all public transit service and the suspect’s whereabouts are unknown. All of the various schools and museums announced the...

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All T service shut down by manhunt

April 19, 2013
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All MBTA public transit is shut down until further notice due to the manhunt for the surviving suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings and other crimes, according to the MBTA and officials at a televised press conference today. Officials also said Watertown will be completely shut down today, with no traffic allowed and no...

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