Monthly Archives: July 2013

Politics as Unusual: Is there an echo in here, or is that a stump speech?

July 30, 2013
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About 10 years ago, I visited my old college friend Sam in New Hampshire, where he was tailing presidential candidate Wesley Clark to union halls and cafeterias, diners and barbershops. Sam was working for Democratic contender Joe Lieberman, whose team had stuck my friend with the sickly boring task of memorizing Clark’s cookie-cutter monologues,...

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Man shot, wounded in Jackson Sq.; suspect sought

July 30, 2013
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A shooting last night in Jackson Square left a man wounded, and police are seeking a suspect. The victim, a man his late 20s, was shot in the area of 274 Centre St. at around 9 p.m., and he is in stable condition, according to the Boston Police Department (BPD). The area of the...

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Suspects sought in Egleston shooting

July 30, 2013
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Boston police are seeking two suspects in a shooting and pistol-whipping early yesterday on the Roxbury side of Egleston Square. A man in his 20s was wounded by a gun shot and beaten in the face with a pistol in the area of 72 Walnut Park, according to the Boston Police Department (BPD). He...

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Politics as Unusual: This ship needs a PILOT

July 24, 2013
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In a number of mayoral forums thus far, there’s been roundabout acknowledgment of the simultaneous benefit and burden that tax-exempt players bring to Boston. Aside from the Catholic Church—which, in case you’ve forgotten, covered up an Old Testament-worthy epidemic of pedophilia—our hospitals, houses of worship and other nonprofit cohabitants typically provide more good than...

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Marathon hero Arredondo honored in sand sculpture

July 19, 2013
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Arredondo as depicted on the Revere Beach sand sculpture. (Photo by Seth Daniel)

By John Ruch and Seth Daniel Carlos Arredondo, the Boston Marathon bombing rescue hero with strong Jamaica Plain ties, appears with other heroes and victims on a sand sculpture at this weekend’s Revere Beach National Sand Sculpting Festival. The annual festival, which draws about a half-million visitors to Revere to see remarkable sculptures made...

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MHC: MassDOT not complying with Shea Sq. review

July 19, 2013
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The state Department of Transportation (MassDOT) plan to turn Shea Circle into a standard signalized intersection as part of the Casey Arborway project is being questioned by the Massachusetts Historical Commission (MHC) for the second time. The project to turn the rotary at the east end of the overpass, where it meets Forest Hills...

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Task Force buys Blessed Sacrament Church

July 19, 2013
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HYDE SQ.—The purchase of the former Blessed Sacrament Church building by the Hyde Square Task Force (HSTF) from the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development Corporation (JPNDC) and New Atlantic Development has been finalized, according to a HSTF statement issued after the Gazette first revealed the deal in an online article. HSTF and JPNDC had been...

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Fenway Angels

July 19, 2013
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Fenway Angels

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For mayoral candidate Richie, experience counts

July 19, 2013
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For mayoral candidate Richie, experience counts

Citing her “unique set of skills,” Boston mayoral candidate Charlotte Golar Richie said she wants to bring her experience as a legislator, a former director of city’s Department of Neighborhood Development and an advocate for at-risk youths to the Mayor’s Office. Richie said her time spent as a former director of DND enables her...

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Task Force compra Blessed Sacrament Church

July 19, 2013
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HYDE SQ.— Hyde Square Task Force ha comprado el edificio del antiguo Blessed Sacrament Church de Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development Corporation (JPNDC) y New Atlantic, según una declaración de HSTF. HSTF y JPNDC habían negociado durante varios meses sobre una posible venta. En una declaración, HSTF dijo que firmó el contrato con JPNDC y...

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