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Top Olympics reporter talks bid secrecy

April 24, 2015
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Many people have remarked that Boston’s Olympics bid is in trouble. But when Ed Hula says it’s “truly tottering towards collapse,” the entire Olympics world sits up and takes notice. Hula is editor and founder of Around the Rings, the first and most popular news outlet devoted to the Olympics business. Now an Atlanta-based...

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Periodista olímpico conocido habla del secreto

April 24, 2015
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Muchas personas han comentado que la apuesta olímpica de Boston se encuentra en dificultades. Pero cuando Ed Hula dice que “está al borde del fracaso”, el mundo olímpico entero reacciona. Hula es el editor y fundador de Around the Rings, la primera y más popular fuente de noticias dedicada al negocio de las Olimpiadas....

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Mayor’s new Olympic planning office raises questions

April 24, 2015
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A new City Office of Olympic Planning has been created by Mayor Martin Walsh to plan and review Boston’s controversial Olympic bid. But the office is already drawing criticism for being funded by the private bidding organization Boston 2024. And the City had no answers for some basic Gazette questions about it, including its...

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BRIC says it ‘purged’ Occupy Boston spy files

March 27, 2015
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A Boston Police spy agency destroyed all of its controversial surveillance files of the Occupy Boston movement two years ago, it revealed in response to a Gazette public records request. That may come as a relief to civil liberties organizations that criticized the Boston Regional Intelligence Center’s apparently illegal surveillance of lawful protests and...

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Real Estate Today: BRA seeks public input on ‘urban renewal’ plans

March 27, 2015
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The Boston Redevelopment Authority is seeking approval to keep alive its “urban renewal” plans and powers that cover large sections of the city, including parts of Jackson and Egleston Squares. Re-approval is required every 10 years, and usually has been done in secrecy and mystery—including last time around, when the BRA orchestrated secret Boston...

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BRA to create a citywide master plan

March 13, 2015
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The Boston Redevelopment Authority soon will begin creating the first citywide land-use master plan in more than a half-century, spokesperson Nick Martin told the Gazette. The effort will tie into smaller-scale neighborhood plans as well—including a long-awaited plan for Jamaica Plain’s Washington Street corridor. “It’s really sort of a monumental effort on our part,”...

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2nd suspect charged in Centre St. murder

February 27, 2015
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A second suspect has been charged in the Feb. 11 shooting death of Kenneth Lamour, a 21-year-old Hyde Park resident who was working as a snow-shoveler at 891 Centre St. at the time of his murder. Donte Henley, 24, of South Boston allegedly “called in the hit” on Lamour, according to the Suffolk County...

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2 face charges in JP store robberies

February 17, 2015
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Two men are in custody and facing charges in two of Jamaica Plain’s recent store robberies, according to the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office. Heath Carson, 35, of Quincy, and Richard Perry, 41, of Taunton, are accused of committing a Jan. 22 hold-up at the Tostado Sandwich Bar at 300 Centre St. in Jackson Square. Carson...

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On the Police Beat, Jan. 20-Feb. 8, 2015

February 13, 2015
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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. Feb. 8: Stolen vehicle recovered, 90 Bragdon St.; threats, 14 Spring Park Ave.; assault and battery, 45 Bournedale...

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Teen charged after gun found in bedroom

January 31, 2015
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JACKSON SQ.–A teen is facing firearms charges after Boston Police officers allegedly found a handgun hidden under a mattress in his bedroom in the Bromley-Heath public housing development, according to the Boston Police Department. According to BPD, officers visited the 17-year-old’s home at 9 Horan Way on Jan. 30 after state Department of Youth Services...

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