Monthly Archives: April 2013

Invitación, April 26, 2013

April 26, 2013
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La entrega para la lista de Invitación es al mediodía, el 7 de mayo para la publicación del 10 de mayo. Manda a news@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Nota: hay que marcar 617 antes de los números que salen abajo, si no tiene otro número. Reuniones Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council, agenda incluye propuesta  de desarrollo de Washington-Burnett, The...

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More JPers apply for City Council election papers

April 25, 2013
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Two Jamaica Plain residents—Julie Ann Larson and Armando Silva—have applied for nomination papers for the At-Large City Council race. Twelve other people have joined them in requesting papers for that race. Shaun Ivers, a JP resident, has announced his intention to run, but has not pulled papers. Larson also applied for papers for the...

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Politics as Unusual: Boston liberals could use Norquist’s playbook

April 23, 2013
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Two days before the biggest mayoral race in Boston’s history was appropriately sidelined so the Hub could manage tragedy, our city got a visit from conservative stalwart and Harvard alum Grover Norquist. The small-government crusader was in town entertaining Tea Partiers on Boston Common, where a gaggle of conservatives—who presumably utilize no public resources,...

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Memorial to terror victims goes up in Monument Sq.

April 22, 2013
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The makeshift memorial at the Soldier's Monument at Centre and South streets in Monument Square April 22. (Gazette Photo by John Ruch)

A makeshift memorial to the three people killed in the Boston Marathon bombing, as well as the campus police officer allegedly killed by the bombing suspects, went up April 22 in Monument Square. Attached to the fence of the Civil War Solider’s Monument at Centre and South streets, it features the names of the...

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Regan League announces new opening day details

April 22, 2013
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The JP Regan Youth League has announced the details of its rescheduled opening day parade and ceremony on Sat., April 27. The event, rescheduled due to the Boston Marathon bombing suspect manhunt, will include the full traditional parade down Centre Street and S. Huntington Avenue and the first pitch ceremony at Daisy Field on...

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Editorial: Thanks–now let’s finish the job

April 20, 2013
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Editorial: Thanks–now let’s finish the job

That might have been the longest four days in Boston’s history. Yet, what a short time for authorities to identify two bombing suspects, neutralize one and arrest another. Thank you all of the police agencies whose grinding hard work made us all feel safer, especially the FBI, the State Police and the Boston Police Department. This was not just...

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Regan League opening day postponed

April 20, 2013
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The annual JP Regan Youth League opening day parade and ceremony, originally scheduled for this morning, was postponed to next weekend due to the Boston Marathon bombing suspect hunt. The cancelation of the baseball and softball league’s event was announced while the hunt was going on by league president Harry Smith, who ran in this year’s...

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BPD: Bomb suspect is in custody; in ‘serious’ condition

April 19, 2013
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BPD: Bomb suspect is in custody; in ‘serious’ condition

The surviving Boston Marathon suspect is in custody, according to the Boston Police Department (BPD). Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev, 19, was taken into custody tonight at a home in Watertown where he was hiding in a boat in a yard. He was located by a resident’s tip confirmed by a heat-detecting infrared camera on a...

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Bomb suspect eludes dragnet; lockdown lifted

April 19, 2013
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Bomb suspect eludes dragnet; lockdown lifted

The surviving Boston Marathon bombing suspect, Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev, 19, of Cambridge, has eluded a massive search that shut down Boston today, Gov. Deval Patrick and other officials announced this evening. The so-called lockdown of the city has been lifted and the MBTA public transit service is going back into normal service. Tsarnaev remains...

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Arkansas rep. partly apologizes for ‘cowering’ comment

April 19, 2013
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Arkansas state Rep. Nate Bell, who suggested earlier today on Twitter that Bostonians are “cowering” because they lack assault rifles, and was rebuked by local City Councilor Matt O’Malley, is partially apologizing for those comments. In a statement posted on Facebook, Bell said, “I would like to apologize to the people of Boston &...

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