Monthly Archives: April 2013

Chang-Díaz won’t run for mayor

April 5, 2013
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Local state Sen. Sonia Chang-Díaz will not run for mayor, according to spokesperson Katherine Adam. Mayor Thomas Menino announced last week he would not seek reelection. Chang-Díaz had previously told the Gazette she was considering becoming a candidate.

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Councilor Jackson won’t run for mayor

April 4, 2013
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City Councilor Tito Jackson, who represents part of Egleston Square and Parkside, will not run for mayor. He will run for reelection to his District 7 council seat instead, he said in a written statement today. “The future is bright for Boston, from Dudley Square to Maverick Square to Kenmore Square and all the...

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Councilor Consalvo joins mayoral race

April 4, 2013
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City Councilor Rob Consalvo joined the mayoral race today. “For the last 11 years, I have built a very strong record as a Boston City Councilor bringing new ideas, new energy, and new vision all across our city,” Consalvo said in a written statement. “I am running for mayor because I love the City...

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Police seek vehicle in homicide case

April 4, 2013
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Police seek vehicle in homicide case

By John Ruch and Peter Shanley/Gazette Staff HYDE SQ.—The Boston Police Department (BPD) is seeking the occupants of a vehicle seen near a fatal shooting at 104 Minden St. at 8:30 p.m. on March 31. The vehicle is described as a dark-colored Ford Flex. BPD released a small, grainy image of the vehicle, apparently...

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JP, Charlestown council lawsuits won’t merge

April 3, 2013
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Lawsuits involving the Jamaica Plain and Charlestown neighborhood councils will remain separate after a judge recently denied a motion to merge them, according to Benjamin Day, the plaintiff in the JP case. A court hearing slated for today to review the matter was canceled, he said. The next court date is April 10, when...

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DA Conley announces mayoral run

April 3, 2013
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Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel Conley today announced he is running for mayor. Conley, a former Boston city councilor, joins Roxbury radio host Charles Clemons, City Councilor John Connolly and businessman Will Dorcena as the formally announced candidates in what is sure to become a bigger race. Conley is the first candidate to announce...

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Mayoral candidates likely to give up seats

April 2, 2013
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With Mayor Thomas Menino announcing last week that he will not seek reelection, the floodgates have been opened for potential candidates. But many of those people contemplating runs are already in elected positions at the city or state level, posing the question whether they must relinquish their seats to run. According to the Mayor’s...

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Man shot to death in Hyde Sq.

April 1, 2013
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HYDE SQ.—A man was shot to death last night at 104 Minden St., and Boston Police officers will discuss the incident at tonight’s “Town Hall” meeting held by City Councilor Matt O’Malley. The killing is Jamaica Plain’s first reported homicide this year. The Boston Police Department did not immediately respond to Gazette requests for...

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O’Malley won’t run for mayor

April 1, 2013
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City Councilor Matt O’Malley, who lives in Jamaica Plain and represents most of the neighborhood, will not join the mayoral race, he told the Gazette. “I am running for District 6 reelection. I love my job,” said O’Malley. “I may run for mayor someday,” he added, but noted he has been in...

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