Ross will not run for Congress

January 23, 2012
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City Councilor Mike Ross has decided not to run for a U.S. Congress seat after openly considering the idea for weeks, according to a press release attributed to his campaign exploratory committee. Ross, a Mission Hill resident, said in the press release that he intends to support some other, yet to be named Democrat...

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Hundreds protest T cuts

January 20, 2012
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A parade of 75 speakers blasted the MBTA’s proposed fare hike and service cuts at a Roxbury Community College meeting last night. At least 250 people attended, including local elected officials and many Mission Hill residents, students and employees. A few people were willing to pay higher fares, but no one wanted service cuts....

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Occupy Roxbury group forms

January 13, 2012
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Occupy Roxbury, a local version of the Occupy Wall Street protest movement, is forming and holding its first meeting on Jan. 15. Occupy Wall Street, a protest camp against economic inequality and other issues, formed in New York City last fall. Various versions sprung up around the country, including Occupy Boston, which was shut...

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T seeks to boost fares, cut service

January 13, 2012
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The MBTA is seeking to plug a budget hole by raising fares and cutting service—including weekend E Line subway/streetcar trips and the entire Mission Hill LINK bus program. A meeting about the already controversial proposal is set for Jan. 19 at Roxbury Community College. The MBTA’s own proposal says that...

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Museum to open new wing

January 13, 2012
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LMA—The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum will open its new wing, which also serves as the art museum’ new front door, on Jan. 19. Designed by famous architect Renzo Piano, the glassy new building on Evans Way includes new galleries, a concert hall and a “Living Room” where visitors can lounge and learn about the...

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FinComm investigates school move costs

January 13, 2012
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The Boston Finance Commission (FinComm) is investigating Boston Public Schools’ (BPS) funding of a controversial plan to move various schools, including two in Mission Hill. “We are going to look at how the funding decisions were made and whether there is enough money for the renovations,” FinComm Director Matt Cahill said. “We welcome it,”...

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T considera cortar servicios

January 13, 2012
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Con el fin de llenar una diferencia en su presupuesto fiscal, el MBTA considera subir el precio del transporte y cortar algunos servicios, incluso la rama E de la línea verde durante los fines de semana y el programa LINK de Mission Hill. El 19 de enero tendrá lugar en Roxbury Community College una...

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Head Start

January 13, 2012
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Head Start

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Ross forms exploratory committee

January 13, 2012
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City Councilor Mike Ross has formed a federal campaign exploratory committee, a possible first step in running for the U.S. Congress seat in the 4th District this year. The seat will become vacant next year. Congressman Barney Frank announced last month that he will retire after his current term, ending his 30-year Congressional career....

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‘Nutcracker’ Notice

January 13, 2012
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‘Nutcracker’ Notice

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New program focuses on Latino mental health

January 13, 2012
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Sociedad Latina is investing a recently-won $50,000 grant into expanded mental health and wellness programming for Latino youths and families. The organization is the first winner of the new $50,000 William L. Boyan award and grant, presented by Children’s Hospital Boston. “We’re very honored. We are a leader in working with children about health....

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Breakthrough!: Recent Research from the LMA

January 13, 2012
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A First Step to Curing Deafness A first step to a possible cure for genetically caused deafness has been taken by a research team co-led by Children’s Hospital Boston’s Dr. Jeffrey Holt. The sense of hearing is produced by tiny hairs inside the ear. The hairs move when hit by sound waves and turn...

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NU dorm moves forward

January 13, 2012
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Northeastern University (NU) continues to work on finalizing the GrandMarc at Northeastern dorm project despite two ongoing lawsuits aimed at halting the project. “Hopefully, we’ll have a deal done in the next several weeks,” said John Tobin, NU’s vice president of city and community affairs. “We’re working hard on the financing right now.” The...

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Court: Legal immigrants get health coverage

January 13, 2012
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Legal immigrants cannot be removed from the state’s low-income subsidized health insurance plan, the Supreme Judicial Court ruled Jan. 5, ordering the state to restore a $150 million budget cut. Local state Rep. Jeffrey Sánchez said the decision “validated” his longstanding concern that the cuts violated the state constitution. “I’m happy and excited,” Sánchez...

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Tattooed man robs bank

January 13, 2012
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A man with a Chinese symbol tattooed on his neck robbed the Bank of America at 1620 Tremont St. this week, according to the Boston Police Department. The man entered the bank around 9:45 a.m. on Jan. 9 and gave the teller a note claiming he had a bomb. “Do it now. I’m not...

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Eight win ‘Harmony’ scholarships

January 13, 2012
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Eight Mission Hill residents were awarded $500 scholarships for post-high-school education by the local Harmony on the Hill project at a Nov. 19 ceremony. The winners included: Esohe Amadin, Shante Clark, Ian Cotterell, Dominique Cotton, Lynette Crosby, James Morgan Thames, Laura Pizarro and Walter Pultinas. The awards were presented at a Tobin School ceremony...

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State primary election date shifts

January 13, 2012
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This year’s state primary election has been moved to Sept. 6 after the original date conflicted with a Jewish holiday. The election had been slated for Sept. 18 under the usual pattern of holding it on the third Tuesday in September. But officials belatedly noticed that day will be Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New...

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Healthy Living

January 13, 2012
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Healthy Living

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Community Scholar

January 13, 2012
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Community Scholar

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Girls charged with robbery

January 13, 2012
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Two teenage girls were charged with unarmed robbery for allegedly stealing a cell phone on Dec. 14. The victim reported that she was grabbed from behind while walking on Huntington Avenue near Parker Street. Two girls allegedly were involved and stole the victim’s phone. An unidentified man reportedly tripped the victim when she tried...

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Rep. Fox wins award

January 13, 2012
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State Rep. Gloria Fox was given the Lifetime Achievement Award by the National Black Caucus of State Legislators (NBCSL) at its annual conference in Chicago last month. “I am happy to know that my hard work is being recognized nationally,” said Fox, who represents part of Mission Hill, in a press statement. The NBCSL...

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Life Savers

January 13, 2012
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Life Savers

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Obituary: Bruce Wallin, NU professor

January 13, 2012
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Obituary: Bruce Wallin, NU professor

Bruce A. Wallin, of Jamaica Plain, aged 63, passed away on Dec. 29, 2011 after a short battle with cancer. He is survived by his wife Vickie and two daughters, Anne, 15, and Eva, 11, and a sister, Barbara Lynch. He was born in Amsterdam, N.Y. In 1990, he moved to Boston to join...

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Editorial: Fund the T like a treasure

January 13, 2012
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Pay more and get less. That’s the pitch the MBTA is making to riders as it struggles to fill a $161 million operating budget deficit. It’s a draconian budget. Fare hikes that outpace anyone’s pay increases. No transit for people who work weekends or for tourists to and from the suburbs. A high impact...

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