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Mayor’s Office: No comment on JP in Olympic bid

December 19, 2014
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The Mayor’s Office had no response to Gazette questions about Mayor Martin Walsh’s stance on how a Boston Olympics might impact Jamaica Plain. A spokesperson first referred questions to Boston 2024, the private committee backing the Olympic bid, then did not respond to follow-up questions. Walsh is a co-signer of the official bid by...

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Police refuse to release more local spy documents

December 19, 2014
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In the wake of revelations that a Boston Police spy agency tracked legal protest events in Jamaica Plain for years, the police department last week refused a Gazette request to release any further documents on local spying. Earlier this year, the Washington, D.C.-based Partnership for Civil Justice Fund released hundreds of documents from the...

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Police warn of robbers near Stony Brook T Station

December 12, 2014
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Robbers with handguns assaulted two people near the Stony Brook T Station in recent days, according to a warning from the Boston Police Department. The incidents occurred Wed., Dec. 10 around 9:20 p.m. and yesterday, Dec. 11 around 10 p.m. One victim was robbed, and the other incident was an attempted robbery, according to...

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Local activists to host anti-Olympics meeting Monday

November 21, 2014
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Local activists will hold a public meeting on Monday for those interested in opposing Boston’s bid for the 2024 Summer Olympics, which proposes using Franklin Park for horse and pentathlon events. Organized by veterans of such movements as Black Lives Matter and Occupy Boston, the meeting will be held at 7 p.m. on Nov....

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Menino memorial arrangements announced

October 30, 2014
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Former Mayor Thomas Menino, who died yesterday, will lie in state at Faneuil Hall downtown on Sun., Nov. 2, according to an official memorial website. The event will be open to the public starting at 10 a.m. that day. A private funeral Mass will follow on Mon., Nov. 3 at noon at Most Precious...

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How to send condolences to Menino family

October 30, 2014
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Anyone wishing to share memories and condolences with the family of the late former Mayor Thomas Menino can do so in several ways, the City announced today. A memorial area in the lobby of Boston City Hall is open until 11 p.m. tonight, Oct. 30. Starting tomorrow, Oct. 31, condolence books will be available...

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Former Mayor Menino, city’s 20-year leader, dies

October 30, 2014
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Former Mayor Menino, city’s 20-year leader, dies

Former Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino, who led the city for an unprecedented 20 years before choosing not to run again last year, died this morning after a long and public battle with cancer, his family announced. Menino, 71, began his first term as mayor in 1993. For 10 years before that, he served...

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Former Mayor Menino ‘suspends’ his cancer treatment

October 24, 2014
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Former Mayor Menino ‘suspends’ his cancer treatment

Former Mayor Thomas Menino announced yesterday that he is “suspending” his medical treatments for advanced, reportedly inoperable cancer. He also halted the promotional tour for his new book, “Mayor for a New America.” While Menino’s announcement also said he will “continue to fight this terrible disease,” it is being widely read as an end-of-life decision....

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Sedgwick SLOG

October 24, 2014
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Sedgwick SLOG

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Armed robbers strike at Jamaica Pond

October 10, 2014
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By John Ruch and Peter Shanley/Gazette Staff Three recent armed robberies at Jamaica Pond sparked fear as well as concerns in the Boston Police Department notifying the public about them. Meanwhile, police arrested two suspects in a brutal Franklin Park armed robbery and indicated they are being looked at suspects in two of the...

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