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Local marathon bombing hero to attend State of Union

January 27, 2014
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Local marathon bombing hero to attend State of Union

Carlos Arredondo, a well-known local peace activist and a hero of last year’s Boston Marathon bombing, will be a special guest at President Obama’s State of the Union address tomorrow night. Arredondo and Jeff Bauman, the bombing victim whose life Arredondo helped save, will be guests of First Lady Michelle Obama, according to the...

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Arroyo is new City Health and Human Services chief

January 17, 2014
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Arroyo is new City Health and Human Services chief

City Councilor Felix G. Arroyo, a Jamaica Plain resident, was named the the City’s new chief of Health and Human Services by Mayor Martin Walsh. Arroyo, who started the job Jan. 6, was not immediately available for comment. Arroyo ran his own mayoral campaign last year. After losing in the preliminary election, he became...

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Judge rules Charlestown council is public body; cites JPNC case

January 17, 2014
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The Charlestown Neighborhood Council (CNC) is a “public body” that must obey the state Open Meeting Law, a judge ruled last month. Whether the ruling will affect the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council (JPNC), which unsuccessfully claimed to be a “municipal board” in another lawsuit this year, and similar councils around the city is unclear....

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Victim shot, wounded in Bromley-Heath

January 17, 2014
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JACKSON SQ.—A male victim found by police inside a Bromley-Heath apartment on Dec. 27 survived several gunshot wounds in the back, according to a Boston Police report obtained by the Gazette. Officers later found a handgun hidden on a car nearby, but no suspect has been identified or charged. Boston Police officers responded to...

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Victim shot, wounded in Bromley-Heath

January 8, 2014
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JACKSON SQ.—A male victim found by police inside a Bromley-Heath apartment on Dec. 27 survived several gunshot wounds in the back, according to a Boston Police report obtained by the Gazette. Officers later found a handgun hidden on a car nearby, but no suspect has been identified or charged. Boston Police officers responded to 940 Parker...

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Arroyo to be City’s Health and Human Services chief

January 5, 2014
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Arroyo to be City’s Health and Human Services chief

City Councilor Felix G. Arroyo, a Jamaica Plain resident, will be the City’s new chief of Health and Human Services, incoming Mayor Marty Walsh announced today. Arroyo will start the job tomorrow, Walsh said this morning on WCVB-TV’s “On the Record.” Arroyo ran his own mayoral campaign last year. After losing in the preliminary...

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Judge rules Charlestown council is public body; cites JPNC case

December 31, 2013
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The Charlestown Neighborhood Council (CNC) is a “public body” that must obey the state Open Meeting Law, a judge ruled last week in a decision issued yesterday. Whether the ruling will affect the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council (JPNC), which unsuccessfully claimed to be a “municipal board” in another lawsuit this year, and similar councils around the city...

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3 wounded in 2 shootings

December 20, 2013
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Three people were wounded in two separate shootings—one of them a drive-by—earlier this month in Jamaica Plain. On Dec. 6 around 10:20 p.m., two people were wounded in a drive-by shooting on South Street near the McBride Street intersection, according to a Boston Police report obtained by the Gazette. The victims were passengers in...

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JPNC lawsuit settlement deal reached

December 6, 2013
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With a deal for more affordable housing and a pedestrian path, the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council (JPNC) has agreed to settle its lawsuit against an apartment project at 161 S. Huntington Ave. The deal announced Dec. 3 would end the JPNC’s controversial, nearly year-old suit against the Boston Residential Group (BRG) and the City’s...

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State lab chemist guilty of evidence-tampering

December 6, 2013
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The former drug-lab chemist at the heart of an evidence-tampering scandal at Jamaica Plain’s William A. Hinton State Laboratory Institute pleaded guilty last month and was sentenced to 3 to 5 years in prison. Annie Dookhan, 36, of Franklin, was arrested last year, and the State Police shuttered the drug testing lab. Dookhan was...

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