Monthly Archives: September 2013

Politics as Unusual: After Election Day, 2 winners and a million questions

September 25, 2013
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The preliminary gauntlet we just pulled through was a fabulously bloodless municipal massacre, the kind of free-for-all preliminary that inspires thrilling political prose, and that makes, breaks and cremates careers. In the process—and certainly in the immediate aftermath—we’ve learned lots about our modern city, like that “labor” and “Irish” are still positive concepts around...

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Mayoral Election Roundup: What the candidates said about JP

September 23, 2013
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With 12 candidates running for mayor, polls are naturally showing a close race and many voters still undecided just days before the Sept. 24 preliminary election. For Jamaica Plain citizens still rubbing their chins–or scratching their heads–at the choices, we offer this recap of what the candidates had to say in and about JP....

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JPNC Election: 12 candidates for 20 seats

September 23, 2013
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Twelve candidates have been certified to run in next month’s election for the 20-seat Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council (JPNC), according to an official nominee list provided by the election’s ombuds board. The low number of candidates means the Oct. 19 election will be noncompetitive and the council will have to fill some seats by appointment. Among...

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Driver faces charges in Arborway crash

September 18, 2013
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The 18-year-old driver who earlier this month caused a two-vehicle crash on the Arborway that sent six people to the hospital will face several criminal and civil charges, according to the Suffolk County District Attorney’s (DA) Office and State Police. Nikolas Papadopoulos, a West Roxbury resident, will be charged with the criminal offense of...

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Politics as Unusual: On election eve, a robust refresher on the race thus far

September 17, 2013
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As a master rhetorical chef at the baloney buffet that is our 2013 mayoral race, I’m officially lost in the kitchen. After writing two-dozen columns on the contest and attending more than that many forums—and in the process waxing on everything from real estate and transportation to petty ward minutiae—it seems ridiculous to forge...

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JPNC extends candidate nomination deadline

September 16, 2013
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The Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council (JPNC) has extended it nomination deadline for its upcoming election to Fri., Sept. 20. The JPNC will hold its biannual election on Oct. 19. The 20-member JPNC was created by former Mayor Raymond Flynn in 1985 to advise the City on neighborhood issues. Five council members represent the entire...

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Mayor, City Council races to narrow in Sept. 24 election

September 13, 2013
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Jamaica Plainers heading to the City’s preliminary election on Sept. 24 will be greeted to a vast array of choices for both the mayoral and At-Large City Council races. There are 12 candidates running for mayor, while 19 candidates are fighting for at-large. A JPer will appear in each race. Meanwhile, there are two...

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JP Music Fest 2013

September 13, 2013
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In its third year, the JP Music Festival once again drew a big crowd to Jamaica Pond Park on Sept. 7 to see local musicians of all types. Brian Barthlemes (right), lead singer and guitarist of the local band Tallahassee, fist-bumps his son who joined him onstage. (Photo by Daniella Rascon)

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Mayoral candidate Ross focuses on public safety

September 13, 2013
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Mayoral candidate Ross focuses on public safety

Boston mayoral candidate Mike Ross does not think throwing money at a problem and hoping it goes away is the best solution to a problem, he said during a recent hour-long interview at the Gazette’s office this week. Take public safety, for an example. Ross wants to measure where the City is most effective...

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JP Open Studios: Many paths to see art

September 13, 2013
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JP Open Studios: Many paths to see art

The 20th annual Jamaica Plain Open Studios (JPOS), a celebration of the arts in JP that invites the public into local artists’ studios and group shows, is returning next weekend, Sept. 21 and 22. Maps and detailed viewing information will be available at venues and are already available at jpopenstudios.com. But with 50 JPOS...

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