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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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Mayor Menino’s new book touches on JP issues

October 10, 2014
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Mayor Menino’s new book touches on JP issues

Former Mayor Thomas Menino has penned a memoir about his unprecedented five terms in office, “Mayor for a New America,” that frequently mentions Jamaica Plain and its issues. Due out Oct. 14, the book covers Menino’s service as a Hyde Park city councilor and his mayoral tenure, which ran from 1993 to early this...

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Ladrones armados en Jamaica Pond

October 10, 2014
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De John Ruch y Peter Shanley/Personal de Gazette Tres robos recientes a mano armada en Jamaica Pond invitaron miedo pero también preocupación sobre la notificación al público por la policía de Boston (BPD). Mientras tanto, la policía arrestaron dos sospechosos en un robo a mano armada brutal en Franklin Park y indicó que son...

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‘Onion’ spoof article uses JP map

October 10, 2014
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‘Onion’ spoof article uses JP map

A recent article spoofing exercise apps on the satirical news site “The Onion” used a map of Jamaica Plain as an illustration. The Oct. 3 story is headlined “Popular new exercise app just tells users they ran 5 miles a day no matter what.” Lampooning the trend of biofeedback apps, the story describes an...

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3rd armed robbery reported at pond

October 6, 2014
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Another armed robbery happened near Jamaica Pond on Oct. 4, according to the local District E-13 Police Station. Meanwhile, police arrested two suspects that same day in a Franklin Park armed robbery and indicated they are being looked at suspects in the earlier Jamaica Pond attacks. The latest pond-area robbery was reported as happening on the afternoon...

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Police to hold community meeting about pond robberies

October 2, 2014
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Officers from Jamaica Plain’s District E-13 police station will hold a community meeting tomorrow, Oct. 3, at Jamaica Pond to discuss two recent armed robberies there. The robberies occurred on Sept. 24, but the Boston Police Department did not alert the general public until nearly a week later. The robbers seemed unusually bold and sadistic,...

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Police: Beware of armed robbers at Jamaica Pond

September 30, 2014
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After two armed robberies at Jamaica Pond on Sept. 24, the Boston Police Department is warning residents to be alert for further crimes by the gun- and knife-wielding suspects. The robberies happened in the 11 p.m. hour on the footpath around the pond. The suspects are described as two black Hispanic men in their...

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