Monthly Archives: March 2013

Armed man robs 2 at Eliot School

March 15, 2013
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PONDSIDE—Police are seeking a suspect in two gunpoint robberies that happened two weeks ago at the Eliot School of Fine & Applied Arts at 24 Eliot St.—one inside the adult-education school and the other outdoors behind the building. The suspect is described as a black, non-Hispanic man, about 20 years old, 5-feet-9-inches to 6-feet-1-inch...

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2 bids placed for former church

March 15, 2013
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HYDE SQ.—At least two bids were submitted late last month for the former Blessed Sacrament Church building at 360 Centre St. Local developers Jason Hutchinson and Andre White made a $1.4 million bid with plans for a small business/nonprofit complex, and the Hyde Square Task Force (HSTF) is in talks with the church owners...

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JPNC aims to improve ‘racial equity’

March 15, 2013
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An ad hoc committee of the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council (JPNC) is seeking to address racial equity in the JPNC’s decisions. Tom Kieffer, executive director of the Southern Jamaica Plain Health Center, and fellow Ad Hoc Racial Justice Committee members Elmer Freeman and Susan Naimark presented the committee’s first report at the Feb. 26...

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Parents back BPS plan’s goal, want tweaks

March 15, 2013
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Members of the community were critical of aspects of Boston Public Schools’ (BPS) proposed new student assignment plan, while acknowledging its innovative scientific approach and supporting its goal to improve education equity across the city. Community members spent an hour-and-a-half sharing their opinions of BPS’s plan at the School Committee hearing, held March 7...

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Basketball Star

March 15, 2013
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Basketball Star

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S. Huntington ‘vision’ draft presented

March 15, 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 K-8 School at 493 Centre St. The BRA is conducting a “corridor study” to assess the future of...

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Budget Protest

March 15, 2013
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Budget Protest

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Faulkner amends clinic closure plans

March 15, 2013
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JAMAICA HILLS—Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital has altered its plan to close its in-patient detox unit in response to the state Department of Public Health’s (DPH) feedback following a public hearing last month. The dedicated unit will still close, but it will be replaced by nine beds in the hospital’s general population instead of...

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JP Music Fest Auction

March 15, 2013
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JP Music Fest Auction

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Police seek T station robber

March 15, 2013
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JACKSON SQ.—MBTA Transit Police are seeking an armed robber who stole a passenger’s iPad computer at gunpoint inside the Jackson Square T Station on March 9. The victim was robbed on the Orange Line platform around 12:50 p.m. The suspect fled in the direction of the Bromley-Heath housing development, according to Transit Police. The...

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