Monthly Archives: October 2016

A Democrat for Bedell

October 28, 2016
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I’m a proud Democrat, and an ardent supporter of Hillary Clinton for President. In my 13 years as an eligible voter, I have rarely voted for someone other than the Democratic nominee for any position up or down the ballot. On Nov. 8, though, I will be casting my vote for state representative for...

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Letter: JP voters face a clear choice on Question 2

October 28, 2016
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On Nov. 8, Baystaters will face a decision that could impact our public education system for years to come. If approved, Question 2 would allow for the creation of up to 12 new charter schools per year.  Massachusetts charter schools drain funds from public school systems.  For the 2017 fiscal year alone, Boston Public...

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Protesters take center stage during the BRA rename unveiling

October 14, 2016
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By Beth Treffeisen Gazette Staff During the unveiling ceremony on Sept. 27 for the Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA), formally known as the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA), protesters took center stage, sporting a sign with the agency’s new logo next to that read, “Boston Planned Displacement Agency.” The event that took place under...

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Protesters stage ‘die-in’ at Plan: JP/ROX meeting

October 14, 2016
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Protesters staged a “die-in” at the last scheduled community meeting for the Plan: JP/Rox corridor study, which took place on Sept. 21 at the English High School. Posters were placed around the room and residents filed into English High School’s cafeteria to discuss the final draft of the Plan: JP/Rox study with Boston Planning...

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Honored

October 14, 2016
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Honored

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ZBA hearing on 64 Allandale St. project deferred

October 14, 2016
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The developer of the 64 Allandale St. project asked, and was granted, a deferral during a Sept. 27 Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) hearing on variances the project needs. The project is now expected to go before the ZBA in December. The site at 64 Allandale St. is on the border of West Roxbury...

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Manifestantes dominan la reunión de JP/Rox

October 14, 2016
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El 21 de septiembre, aparecieron carteles en la cafetería de English High School mientras residentes entraban para el último evento comunitario planeado para el proceso de Plan JP/Rox. El proceso de 15 meses culminó en una fiesta casual anticlimática con galletas y queso. Hasta había empleados de Boston Redevelopment Authority mezclándose con la gente....

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Call 311 for recovery

October 14, 2016
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A new hotline support system has been launched to help people struggling with substance use and addiction to access recovery resources, according to a press release. Now anyone in Boston can call 311 24/7 for any level of substance use/addiction treatment, recovery-related support services for friends and family, and answers to general questions related...

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Self-driving cars in Boston’s future

October 14, 2016
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Moves are being made by the City to explore the potential use of self-driving vehicles in Boston, according to a press release. A new program has been launched as a collaboration between Boston Transportation Department and the Mayor’s Office of New Urban Mechanics in partnership with the World Economic Forum. The program includes a...

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Man fatally shot in Jackson Square

October 14, 2016
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A 42-year-old male was fatally shot at the Mildred C. Hailey Apartments in Jackson Square on Sept. 27, according to bpdnews.com. Boston Police Department (BPD) officers responded to a report of a person shot at the housing development around 12:56 a.m. on Sept. 27. Officers found a male victim suffering from gunshot wounds. He...

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