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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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Local marathon bombing hero attends State of Union

January 31, 2014
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Local marathon bombing hero attends State of Union

Carlos Arredondo, a well-known local peace activist and a hero of last year’s Boston Marathon bombing, was a special guest at President Obama’s State of the Union address on Jan. 28. Arredondo and Jeff Bauman, the bombing victim whose life Arredondo helped save, were guests of First Lady Michelle Obama, according to the White...

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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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