Monthly Archives: June 2013

Pride Party

June 21, 2013
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(Photo by Patrick E. O’Connor) A drag performer entertains the crowd at the Boston Pride Week Jamaica Plain Block Party on Perkins Street June 9. The event was part of Pride Week, the annual celebration of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community.

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Mayoral candidate Walsh will run on state rep. record

June 21, 2013
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(Courtesy Photo)State Rep. Marty Walsh, a candidate for mayor.

By Peter Shanley and John Ruch, Gazette Staff Boston mayoral candidate Marty Walsh wants it known he’s not going to be vacillating when his past 16 years as state representative for Dorchester comes up during the campaign. “My record is black-and-white. I’m proud of my record,” said Walsh in a recent interview at the...

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Three candidates to battle for U.S. Senate seat

June 21, 2013
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Democrat U.S. Rep. Ed Markey (5th District), Republican Gabriel Gomez and third-party candidate Richard Heos will face off against each other on June 25 in an election to fill the U.S. Senate seat left by John Kerry. Interim Sen. William Cowan holds the seat in the meantime. Markey and Gomez won their respective party...

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Un candidato para alcalde tiene historia de representar el estado

June 21, 2013
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Un candidato para alcalde tiene historia de representar el estado

De Peter Shanley y John Ruch, Gazette Staff El candidato para alcalde Marty Walsh quiere asegurarnos que no va a vacilar cuando durante su campaña le preguntamos sobre sus 16 años como representante del estado en Dorchester. “Mi record es blanco y negro y me da orgullo,” dijo Walsh en una entrevista reciente en...

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Other cities have better off-leash dog parks

June 21, 2013
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Boston is lagging behind major—and not-so-major—metropolitan areas around the country when it comes to providing recreational off-leash spaces for its canine citizens. Boston currently has three City-maintained off-leash dog areas, the result of a seemingly abandoned pilot program. But there are frequent requests for more and frequent conflicts between park users and dog owners....

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‘Serenity’ approved by BRA

June 21, 2013
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(Courtesy Illustration) An illustration of “Serenity,” as seen from 70 S. Huntington Ave.

S. HUNTIGNTON—After over a year in development, the luxury apartment building at 105A S. Huntington Ave., called “Serenity,” was approved by the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) last week. It still needs significant variance approvals from the Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA). The 195-unit apartment complex will be no higher than five floors on the...

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Hubway might be coming to JP in late summer

June 21, 2013
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The Hubway bike-share system might be coming to Jamaica Plain in late August or early September, according to Boston Bikes director Nicole Freedman, a JP resident. Hubway is a collaboration between the City and a private company. Meanwhile, Franklin Park Coalition Executive Director Christine Poff is advocating for one of those spots for Hubway...

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Politics as Unusual: TV news: Forget that mayoral race, here’s a celebrity baby

June 21, 2013
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From what I’m told, Boston used to be a place where residents primarily had two interests—sports and politics. They loitered in dark barrooms, commiserated over Red Sox heartbreak, and when election cycles rolled around, they jousted viciously, debating over who should take the helm at City Hall and elsewhere. As legend has it, political...

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Attorney: Owners liable for dogs’ damage

June 21, 2013
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Owners and keepers of dogs are liable for any injuries or property damage their dogs may cause, whether off- or on-leash, according to personal injury lawyer David White. “In Massachusetts, there is strict liability,” White told the Gazette, which means total legal responsibility without proof of fault. White has 30 years of experience in...

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Greener Arborway

June 21, 2013
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(Courtesy Photo) Volunteers dig in to plant trees on the Arborway Hillside at St. Rose Street June 1. They were among two dozen people who helped the Arborway Coalition work on the state parkland with trees funded by a Grow Boston Greener grant.

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