Archive for September, 2018

Sanchez reflects on tenure after losing election

September 28, 2018
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After more than a decade and a half of serving the people of Jamaica Plain and Mission Hill at the State House, state Rep. Jeffrey Sanchez will be exiting that role at the end of the year after losing a close election to Nika Elugardo earlier this month. A son on Mission Hill, a...
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Q. and A. with co-owners of the Bella Luna & Milky Way Lounge

September 28, 2018
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Q. and A. with co-owners of the Bella Luna & Milky Way Lounge

From its inception in the early 1990s to the complicated move from Hyde Square in 2009, The Bella Luna & Milky Way Lounge has a storied history. With the restaurant celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, the Gazette recently conducted a question-and-answer session through email with co-owners Carol Downs and Megan Mainzer. (The other...
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Digging In

September 28, 2018
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Digging In


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Man fatally shot on South Street

September 28, 2018
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A man in his 20s was fatally shot at a barber shop on South Street on Sept. 22. According to the Boston Police Department, officers from District E-13 Police Station responded shortly before 10 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 22 to a report of a person shot on South Street. Officers found a male victim...
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Sánchez reflexiona después de perder elección

September 28, 2018
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Después de una década y media de servicio a la gente de Jamaica Plain y Mission Hill en la Cámara, el Representante Jeffrey Sánchez saldrá de su puesto a finales de este año tras perder una elección competitiva a principios de este mes en la cual Nika Elugardo salió la ganadora. Un nativo de...
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Parts of Jamaica Pond path to close during improvement project

September 28, 2018
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Sections of the Jamaica Pond path will be closed next year as it undergoes part of a $4 million improvement project. Along with improving the path around the pond, the project will also replace benches and signs, add water fountains and bike racks, improve some entrances, fix stairways, and install environmental protections. The project...
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JP Observer: Want a better president, better elections? States need to stop winner take all

September 28, 2018
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Questions: How can we increase the chances we get the president the majority of us vote for in 2020—unlike who we got in 2016 and 2000? And how can we also benefit from fairer election campaigns focused on enfranchised voters in every state? Answer: Support Equal Votes efforts to throw out Massachusetts’ and 47...
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Cotto leaves Egleston Square MS

September 28, 2018
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Luis Edgardo Cotto has left Egleston Square Main Street (ESMS) after leading the organization for four years as executive director. ESMS is a business promotion organization. “Back in August I accepted an offer from the Mass Cultural Council to be Program Manager for Community Initiatives,” said Cotto in an email to the Gazette. “This...
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Free Concert

September 28, 2018
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O’Malley files hearing order to examine gas safety

September 28, 2018
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Jamaica Plain City Councilor Matt O’Malley filed a hearing order on Sept. 19 with two other councilors—Ed Flynn and Ayanna Pressley—to examine the safety of the City’s gas infrastructure. The move comes after a natural gas incident led to fires and explosions in Lawrence, Andover, and North Andover and one man being killed. The...
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