Monthly Archives: April 2013

Local anti-war activist aided bomb victims

April 16, 2013
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Carlos Arredondo, a famous anti-war activist known for his strong ties to Jamaica Plain, aided victims of yesterday’s Boston Marathon bombing and is seen in some of the most dramatic news photos of the event. An Associated Press photo showed Arredondo aiding a man whose legs had been blown off, apparently pinching shut the...

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5 years ago, JP shocked by another Patriots’ Day crime

April 15, 2013
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Today’s insane crime of bombing the Back Bay’s streets would be horrific at any time. But it was a particularly appalling contrast with the backdrop of the Boston Marathon, the Patriots’ Day holiday and sunny weather. Jamaica Plain has seen that horrific contrast before. Five years ago, on Patriots’ Day 2008, a man was shot to...

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Explosions injure dozens at Boston Marathon; many JPers in the race

April 15, 2013
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At least two explosions, apparently from bombs, near the Boston Marathon finish line on Boylston Street in the Back Bay injured dozens of people this afternoon, according to TV news and first-responder reports. Two people are confirmed dead, according to the Boston Police Department’s Twitter feed. Many Jamaica Plain residents and activists were running...

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Regan League Opening Day parade coming Saturday

April 15, 2013
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The Jamaica Plain Regan Youth League baseball and softball league will hold its annual Opening Day parade and ceremonies on Sat., April 20. The parade will begin at 9 a.m. at the Eliot School on Eliot Street and continue on Centre Street and S. Huntington Avenue to Daisy Field in Olmsted Park on the...

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MassDOT: Casey plans were never biased

April 12, 2013
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The state Department of Transportation (MassDOT) maintains that it was “absolutely” not biased in favor of replacing the deteriorating Casey Overpass with an at-grade street network, despite suggestions in recently released internal documents. The documents from the early planning stages of the Casey Arborway project, before any public meetings, suggest that MassDOT focused on...

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Zakim announces City Council bid

April 12, 2013
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Josh Zakim, a Northeastern University School of Law graduate, announced today that he is running for the District 8 City Council seat, which covers part of Hyde Square. Mike Ross, who currently holds the seat, entered the mayor’s race yesterday. “I love the city of Boston, our neighborhoods, our people and our great achievements,”...

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Arroyo in 2009: Politics is personal

April 12, 2013
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City Councilor At-Large Felix Arroyo, a Jamaica Plain resident, is running for mayor. In 2009, during his first, ultimately successful run for the City Council seat, he met with the Gazette for an extensive interview, where he spoke about Boston Public Schools, the Boston Redevelopment Authority, “collaborative politics,” the influence of JP on his...

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FBI seeks bank robber

April 12, 2013
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FBI seeks bank robber

The FBI is seeking a man accused of robbing the Mt. Washington Bank branch at 515 Centre St. on April 10. The suspect is described as a white man, 5-feet-10-inches to 6 feet tall, medium build, bald or with a closely shaved head. He was wearing dark sunglasses, a green zippered jacket with yellow...

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Casey documents suggest at-grade bias

April 12, 2013
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The state Casey Arborway team has released documents that suggest the state was biased in favor of an at-grade street network plan before the public process even started, though it still allowed for the possibility of a bridge replacement. Early internal meeting notes mention an “Eisenhower Concept” and an “Olmsted Concept,” presumably referring to...

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Good Friday

April 12, 2013
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(Photo by Clement Liu)  Performers reenacting the Bible story of Jesus Christ forced to carry a cross to the site of his crucifixion walk down Child Street from St. Thomas Aquinas Church on Good Friday, March 29. The event came before the March 31 celebration of Easter, the Christian holiday marking Jesus’s resurrection from the dead.

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