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Health center to hold meeting on care change

March 15, 2013
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JACKSON SQ.—Boston Children’s Hospital (BCH) will hold a community meeting on ending adult service at the Martha Eliot Health Center (MEHC), while some people remain perplexed about the decision to do so. A member of the MEHC community advisory board said there are still unanswered questions about why Boston Children’s Hospital is ending adult...

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Peace Garden to get redesign

March 15, 2013
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EGLESTON SQ.—The Ecumenical Social Action Committee, Inc. (ESAC) is hosting two “re-imagining” sessions for a redesign of the Egleston Square Peace Garden at the corner of Washington and School streets. The two sessions, one planned for March 13, after the Gazette’s deadline, and one planned for Sat., March 16, are aimed at gathering community...

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Preservation group eyes Goddard future

March 15, 2013
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With announcement that the former Goddard House nursing home at 201 S. Huntington Ave. is for sale, a preservation group is hoping that the new owners will maintain the building’s historic value. The sale of the building moves to the next phase a controversy that first began last summer when the Goddard House announced...

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Goddard House is for sale

March 15, 2013
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Goddard House is for sale

S. HUNTINGTON—The former Goddard House nursing home at 201 S. Huntington Ave. is for sale, according to a “confidential investment offering” ad flyer obtained by the Gazette. The property hit the market on March 4 and the sale is being handled by Colliers International. It will remain on the market for about four weeks...

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Honorable Judge

March 15, 2013
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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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