Warren talks religion, violence at RCC forum

October 5, 2012
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Warren talks religion, violence at RCC forum

Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren spoke on many common campaign themes during a recent forum at Roxbury Community College (RCC), but also ventured into less talked about issues, such as freedom of religion and violence in the city. The forum, sponsored by the NAACP and several other organizations, was held Sept. 26. Warren...

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Dorm Debut

October 5, 2012
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Dorm Debut

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Green prez nominee offers third option

October 5, 2012
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Green prez nominee offers third option

While Mission Hill generally votes Democratic in presidential elections, it should be thinking Green instead, said Green Party presidential candidate Dr. Jill Stein in an exclusive Gazette interview. She said that incumbent President Barack Obama “has been able to get away with murder” by claiming to represent progressive interests while betraying them, Stein said....

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Warren habla sobre religión, violencia

October 5, 2012
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Elizabeth Warren, la candidata democrática para el Senado, habló sobre varios temas comunes de su campaña durante un foro reciente en Roxbury Community College (RCC), pero también mencionó los temas menos comunes como la libertad de religión y la violencia urbana. El foro, patrocinado por el NAACP entre otras organizaciones, tomó lugar el 26...

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BPS proposes new busing plans

October 5, 2012
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Boston Public Schools (BPS) and its External Advisory Committee (EAC) have announced five possible plans for a new busing system that could offer up to 23 busing zones, likely starting in 2014. The BPS overhaul also will introduce a new scoring system for schools aimed at giving parents a clearer choice more quickly, and ...

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Officials push NU for more dorms

October 5, 2012
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After a notable absence from Northeastern University (NU) community task force meetings so far this year, state Rep. Jeffrey Sánchez and City Councilor Mike Ross both clamored for more on-campus housing at the Sept. 20 task force meeting. NU, meanwhile, outlined its first potential projects for its next Institutional Master Plan (IMP), which may...

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Marijuana, suicide among ballot questions

October 5, 2012
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Mission Hill residents will soon have an opportunity to help decide whether to legalize medical marijuana and whether to allow terminally ill patients to commit suicide. The issues have been placed as questions on the state ballot for the Nov. 6 election. Supporters of the medical marijuana measure had to gather 79,000 signatures to...

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Computer Team

October 5, 2012
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Computer Team

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Children’s Hospital plans 11-story building

October 5, 2012
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LMA—Boston Children’s Hospital is proposing an 11-floor, 41,000-square-foot clinical building on Shattuck Street that would contain a 30-bed neonatal unit. The proposed building would require the removal of several buildings and might displace green space. And according to a rough sketch of the project, a skywalk would connect the clinical building to another Children’s...

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Election results: Hennigan wins court clerk race

October 5, 2012
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The Sept. 6 primary election results have been counted, and in the most contentious local race, the incumbent retained the seat. Robert Dello Russo was attempting to unseat Maura Hennigan for the clerk of the criminal division of the Suffolk County Superior Court. But Hennigan garnered 61 percent of the vote, or 21,167 votes,...

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No pop-up parklets for Mission Hill

October 5, 2012
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No one-day parklets popped up in Mission in honor of Park(ing) Day Sept. 21, Boston Transportation Department (BTD) spokesperson Tracey Ganiatsos told the Gazette. Sept. 21 observes “Park(ing) Day”, an international movement to reclaim parking spaces as temporary public parks for a day. Traditionally, community members create temporary parks or beaches from lawn furniture,...

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Register to vote by Oct. 17

October 5, 2012
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To vote in the Nov. 6 election that includes the presidential race on the ballot, voters must be registered by Oct. 17. To qualify for registration, a person must be a U.S. citizen, a resident of Massachusetts, and 18 or older on Election Day. Voters must update their registration if they move to a...

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2nd Annual ‘Best of Mission Hill’ Winners

October 5, 2012
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The following are the “Best of Mission Hill 2012” as chosen by Gazette readers.   Best Place To…   Enjoy live entertainment Mission Church   See art Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum   Work Brigham and Women’s Hospital   Consumer Favorites   Friendliest Business Lilly’s Gourmet Pasta Express   Breakfast Green T Coffee Shop  ...

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Suspect loses shorts, charged with exposure

October 5, 2012
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A Boston man faces indecent exposure and resisting arrest charges after allegedly discarding his shorts while fleeing after urinating in public on Sept. 2. Chris Trenti, 21, allegedly urinated on the front steps of Martin’s Beeper at 1564 Tremont St. around 1:15 a.m. He allegedly fled police officers while tripping over his own sagging...

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Students speak on RCC allegations

October 5, 2012
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As a cloud of controversy hangs over Roxbury Community College (RCC), including a federal investigation into accusations of underreporting crime and a state audit into financial and other issues, the Gazette recently went to the RCC campus to find out how the students felt. Many students gave credence to the term “commuter school,” saying...

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NU to be out in force for road race

October 5, 2012
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The 5K Mission Hill Road Race is just around the corner and one local university expects a strong showing. John Tobin, Northeastern University’s (NU) vice president of city and community affairs, said he expects “hundreds” of people from the school to be involved in the race, ranging from students to staff members. NU is...

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WIT revises Huntington dorm plan

October 5, 2012
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The Wentworth Institute of Technology (WIT) has slightly shrunk its proposed dorm at 525 Huntington Ave. The revised dorm tower would still be seven stories tall, but would have less square-footage and more sidewalk space around the building by as much as four feet, the university announced during a Sept. 1 community task force...

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BPS buses mostly on time

October 5, 2012
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Boston Public Schools (BPS) announced last week that school buses reached a 93 percent on-time performance by Mon., Sept. 17, a level of service that took 26 weeks to reach last school year. Additionally, 97 percent of school buses arrived within five minutes of the school bell and 99 percent arrived within 10 minutes...

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Officers Honored

October 5, 2012
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Officers Honored

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‘The Serenity’ still under BRA review

October 5, 2012
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S. HUNTINGTON—The luxury apartment and retail project proposed for 105A S. Huntington Ave., named “The Serenity,” is undergoing review by the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA). A vote by the BRA board has not been scheduled. “The BRA staff has been reviewing community input and is working with the development team on the project’s design,”...

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Doctor charged with child porn

October 5, 2012
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LMA—A Boston Children’s Hospital doctor was arrested and charged with child pornography possession last month. Dr. Richard Keller, 56, of Andover is accused by federal prosecutors of purchasing more than 50 DVDs of child porn online. In a press statement, Children’s said that Keller was placed on “administrative leave” on the day of his...

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Taste of the Hill

October 5, 2012
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Taste of the Hill

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Sánchez holds back-to-school celebrations

October 5, 2012
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Local state Rep. Jeffrey Sánchez held his 7th annual Back-to-School Jam celebrations in August, according to a press release. The events were held at the Bromley-Heath housing development in Jamaica Plain, the High Steet Veterans Housing in Brookline and the Mission Main housing development in Mission Hill. “It’s important to get the neighborhood children...

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Women’s volleyball leads NU fall sports

October 5, 2012
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The Northeastern University (NU) fall sports teams have jumped out to a strong start, with the women’s volleyball team leading the way. At the Gazette deadline, the women’s volleyball team has a 14-3 overall record and is in first place in the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) with a 3-0 mark. Junior Kelly Bacon has...

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