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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Participacion, July 12-Aug. 8, 2013

July 12, 2013
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La entrega para la sección de Participación es mediodía el 6 de agosto para la edición 9 de agosto. Escribir news@missionhillgazette.com. Note: Todos los números tiene 617, a menos que dice otro número.          Reuniones Northeastern Task Force, para hablar sobre IMP y el estudio de viviendas, fechas tentativas, 1, 13, y 27 agosto,...

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Editorial: Mayoral neighbors

July 12, 2013
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The highly competitive mayoral race is already sparking long overdue discussions on many City issues. One of the best benefits is simply hearing from leaders of neighborhoods that don’t often share their experiences. In this issue of the Gazette, you’ll hear from candidates who are important leaders in Dudley Square and Dorchester. Whether one...

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Editorial: Mission Hill representation

July 12, 2013
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Mission Hill has been fortunate to have local City Councilor Mike Ross not only representing the neighborhood, but also living in it for about half of his dozen years in office. With Ross leaving the seat to run for mayor, it is vital that voters choose a new city councilor with a similar commitment...

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Editorial: Farmer’s markets

July 12, 2013
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The expansion of the local farmer’s market program to a second location is great news. In busy urban life, many of us over-rely on expensive processed foods. Fresh, regional food is a great way to improve our health, our local economy and our pocketbooks. The addition of the farmer’s market at Roxbury Crossing also...

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Letter: Parklet a cost-effective improvement

July 12, 2013
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It is puzzling that your paper seems to not be in support of the construction of a new park in Mission Hill. (“The parklet boondoggle,” editorial, June 14.) A park that is specifically designed to meet the needs and wants of the neighborhood, and, once constructed, will be maintained by private businesses. Businesses that...

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Hill Happenings

July 12, 2013
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John “Grapes” Grady has retired as a basketball coach after 50 years on the sidelines. John, a 1959 Mission High School graduate, most recently coached at Marian High in Framingham. John’s retirement conjured up memories of my senior year at Mission in 1967, when John was my coach. My teammates were terrific guys and...

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Man shot, wounded in Mission Main

July 12, 2013
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A man was found shot and wounded early in the morning of June 15 behind 15 McGreevey Way in the Mission Main public housing development, according to the Boston Police Department.          BPD described the victim’s injuries as “life-threatening.” The unidentified victim is in his twenties. He was transported to a hospital for treatment...

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What’s Happening on Main Streets

July 12, 2013
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What’s Happening on Main Streets

Those lazy hazy days of summer are upon us. A noteworthy topic reported in this monthly journal has been the parklet program being introduced by City Hall. I can report on what I’ve observed while participating in the Mission Hill effort beginning last summer. I believe I have attended all of the planning meetings...

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Markey wins U.S. Senate seat

June 26, 2013
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Democratic U.S. Rep. Ed Markey (5th District) beat Republican Gabriel Gomez 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, who campaigned in Jamaica Plain at J.P. Licks and had a Hyde Square office, garnered about...

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Field narrows for citywide, local races

June 25, 2013
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The race for District 8 City Council seat, which covers Mission Hill, has five candidates after a review of required signatures, according to a City document. District 8 candidates needed 150 signatures. The current office holder, Mike Ross, is running for mayor. Mission Hill resident Richard Giordano was another candidate, but has dropped out...

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BPS to offer free summer meals for kids

June 21, 2013
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Boston Public Schools will serve free breakfast and lunch to any children and youths ages 4-18 at more than 140 sites around the city this summer starting July 1. The annual program to ensure good nutrition for kids in need will run through Aug. 30. No registration or ID are needed. The full list...

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Police Spotlight: Scam targets businesses’ utility bills

June 19, 2013
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The Boston Police Department is warning small business owners about an ongoing scam where a caller demands a utility bill payment via a Green Dot prepaid card. Utility companies never request payment by such cards. The scam has hit at least 50 businesses–15 of them in Boston–over the past several months, and stolen more...

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Sex attack suspect banned from Mission Hill pending trial

June 19, 2013
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The Northeastern University student charged with two June 15 attempted sexual assaults has been banned from Mission Hill and the university by a court pending trial, according to the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office. Patrick Barry, 21, is now described by the DA’s Office as a Medford resident, though he was living at 878...

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DA: Barry to be charged in 2nd sex assault

June 18, 2013
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Patrick Barry, the Mission Hill man already charged with one attempted sexual assault on June 15, will be charged as soon as today with a second, similar assault that day, according to the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office. Barry, a 21-year-old Northeastern University student, will be charged with assault with intent to rape and...

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Sex attack suspect is an NU student; investigated for 2nd assault

June 17, 2013
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Sex attack suspect is an NU student; investigated for 2nd assault

Patrick Barry, the defendant in a June 15 sexual assault and robbery, is a Northeastern University student who was identified after claiming that mysterious cuts on his face came from a knife fight, according to the university and the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office. He was being held on $30,000 bail following his arraignment...

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Mission Hill man arrested in sex attack

June 17, 2013
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Boston Police have arrested a Mission Hill man in one of  two attempted sexual assaults June 15 that left two women stabbed, according to the Boston Police Department’s Twitter feed (@Boston_Police) and the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office. Patrick Barry, 21, of 878 Huntington Ave. is in custody and will be arraigned today in...

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Women sexually assaulted, stabbed on street; police seek suspects

June 15, 2013
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Two women were stabbed and sexually assaulted in separate surprise attacks on local streets early this morning. The Boston Police Department is telling residents to be alert and asking for help in identifying suspects, generally described as white men in their 20s. Both victims’ injuries are described as “non-life-threatening.” The first attack was around...

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Man shot, seriously wounded in Mission Main

June 15, 2013
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A man was found shot and wounded early this morning behind 15 McGreevey Way in the Mission Main public housing development, according to the Boston Police Department. BPD described the victim’s injuries as “life-threatening.” The unidentified victim is in his twenties. He was transported to a hospital for treatment after the 12:30 a.m. shooting....

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3 on June 25 U.S. Senate ballot

June 14, 2013
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Democratic U.S. Rep. Ed Markey (5th District), Republican Gabriel Gomez and third-party candidate Richard Heos will face off against each other on June 25 in an election to fill the U.S. Senate seat left by John Kerry. Interim Sen. William Cowan holds the seat in the meantime. Markey and Gomez won their respective party...

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3 candidatos se presenta para el senado

June 14, 2013
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El Representante demócrata Ed Markey (5º distrito), el republicano Gabriel Gomez y el candidato de partido bisagra Richard Heos van a enfrentarse el 25 de junio en una elección para llenar la sede de John Kerry. El senador actual es el interino William Cowan. Markey y Gomez ganaron la nominación de sus partidos respectivos...

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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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