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Councilor Wu to hold business roundtable May 1

April 28, 2014
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City Councilor At-Large Michelle Wu will host a roundtable discussion with small business owners Thurs., May 1 at the Brendan Behan Pub in Hyde Square. Wu invites local owners of small businesses to attend and discuss their experiences with the City’s licensing and permitting processes. Wu campaigned on making Boston more business-friendly. This is...

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JP leaders react to Menino cancer news

March 15, 2014
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JP leaders react to Menino cancer news

Former Mayor Thomas Menino is being treated for “advanced” cancer, the Boston Globe reported tonight, triggering early words of shock and support from local leaders. “I’m in shellshock right now,” said state Rep. Jeffrey Sánchez, a Jamaica Plain resident who long worked for Menino, starting in the mid-1990s. “One thing I know about him...

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Zoo plans ‘major project’

March 14, 2014
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Franklin Park Zoo will announce a new “major project” at a March 17 press conference slated to include Mayor Martin Walsh, according to a press release and a zoo publicist. Zoo New England, which operates Franklin Park Zoo and Stoneham’s Stone Zoo, declined to give advance details about the project. The press release describes...

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Flowery peace symbol may return to pond

March 14, 2014
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Flowery peace symbol may return to pond

Flowery symbols secretly planted at Jamaica Pond may again bloom this spring, according to the “Guerrilla Gardner” who last year cultivated a peace symbol of daffodils there. “Spring is on the way, and who knows what might pop up this year!” said the anonymous planter in an email to the Gazette signed only, “your...

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Felix D. Arroyo explains register run

February 28, 2014
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Felix D. Arroyo, a popular former Boston city councilor who retired to Uruguay a few years ago, recently explained to the Gazette his surprise return to run for Suffolk County register of probate and family court. He said he always kept a home in Roslindale, and was “energized” by working last fall on the...

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2 teens charged in Bromley-Heath shooting

February 14, 2014
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JACKSON SQ.—Two teens are facing attempted murder charges after allegedly shooting a man outside a Bromley-Heath public housing development building on Jan. 27. The victim, a man in his twenties found by Boston Police officers outside 49 Horan Way, suffered “non-life-threatening” injuries, according to the Boston Police Department. A short time later, officers arrested...

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Sights and Sounds, Feb. 14, 2014

February 14, 2014
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues., Feb. 25 for the Feb. 28 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Special Events Valentine’s Day Pop Up Shop, hosted by CSMS, 12 local craftspeople & artisans, Feb 14, 6-9pm; Feb. 15 & 16,...

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2 teens charged in Bromley-Heath shooting

February 10, 2014
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JACKSON SQ.—Two teens are facing attempted murder charges after allegedly shooting a man outside a Bromley-Heath public housing development building on Jan. 27. The victim, a man in his twenties found by Boston Police officers outside 49 Horan Way, suffered “non-life-threatening” injuries, according to the Boston Police Department. A short time later, officers arrested...

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New book reveals JP’s role in Boston’s subway

January 31, 2014
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The cover of “The Race Underground” by Doug Most. (Courtesy Photo)

As Boston and New York City competed to build the country’s first subway system in the 1890s, a high-powered sibling rivalry fueled the contest, and a Jamaica Plain company dug the tunnel that made Boston the winner. The dramatic personalities who built the T and transformed Boston come to life in the new book...

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Héroe local asiste al Discurso del Estado de la Unión

January 31, 2014
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Héroe local asiste al Discurso del Estado de la Unión

Carlos Arredondo, un activista político muy conocido y un héroe local del atentado del maratón de Boston, fue invitado al Discurso del Estado de la Unión de Presidente Obama el 28 de enero. Arredondo y Jeff Bauman, un superviviente del atentado cuya vida fue salvada por Arredondo, serán dos invitados de la Primera Dama...

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