Monthly Archives: November 2013

On the Police Beat, Oct. 21-Nov. 3, 2013

November 8, 2013
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The following police incident reports are public records provided by the Community Service Office of the District E-13 Police Station, which is solely responsible for their content. All suspects are innocent unless proven guilty in court. Nov. 3: Assault and battery, 3 Buckley Ave.; assault and battery with dangerous weapon (gun), 93 Bragdon St.;...

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JP resident named top Emerald Necklace volunteer

November 8, 2013
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Jamaica Plain resident Gerry Wright has been named volunteer of the year by the Emerald Necklace Conservancy (ENC), the nonprofit friends group for the Emerald Necklace park system. Wright will be honored at the ENC’s Nov. 12 annual meeting featuring a keynote address by Ned Friedman, director of the local Arnold Arboretum. Wright is...

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Politics as Unusual: Walsh’s working-class concern is what the city needs

November 6, 2013
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It’s easy to retrospectively say this now that Marty Walsh has emerged as the next mayor of Boston, but for anyone who made it to the Strand Theatre in Dorchester for his Election Eve rally, it was clear that his team would reign victorious. I showed up just before the storm, and was sitting...

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Walsh wins Mayor’s Office

November 6, 2013
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Walsh wins Mayor’s Office

Riding the support of labor unions and endorsements from key elected officials, state Rep. Marty Walsh narrowly defeated At-Large City Councilor John Connolly on Nov. 5 to become the next mayor of Boston. Mayor Thomas Menino is stepping down after 20 years in office. Walsh, a labor leader who received an endorsement from Jamaica...

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Nov. 5 Election Roundup: What the candidates said about JP

November 1, 2013
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The Nov. 5 city election will reshape Boston’s political landscape for years. Mayoral candidates John Connolly and Marty Walsh are locked in an epic battle to run the entire city. Jamaica Plain’s two district City Council seats are being fought for as well, and JP will weigh in on the eight candidates running for...

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JPNC votes to settle S. Huntington lawsuit

November 1, 2013
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The Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council (JPNC) voted to settle its controversial lawsuit against the 161 S. Huntington Ave. redevelopment at its Oct. 29 meeting. The vote, conducted privately in an executive session, was unanimous, according to JPNC chair Benjamin Day, the lawsuit’s plaintiff. The JPNC voted “to support in principle a settlement,” Day later...

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