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Nov. 5 Election Roundup: What the candidates said about JP

November 1, 2013
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The Nov. 5 city election will reshape Boston’s political landscape for years. Mayoral candidates John Connolly and Marty Walsh are locked in an epic battle to run the entire city. Jamaica Plain’s two district City Council seats are being fought for as well, and JP will weigh in on the eight candidates running for...

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Ex-senator leaves prison

October 25, 2013
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A former local state senator imprisoned for bribery in 2011 reportedly is back in Boston after being released early. Dianne Wilkerson is now out of prison and under the supervision of a re-entry program, according to the federal Bureau of Prisons website. According to the Dorchester Reporter, she returned to Boston sometime around the...

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JPNC election is Oct. 19

October 11, 2013
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The Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council (JPNC) biannual election will be held Sat., Oct. 19. Polls will be open 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the following locations: Forest Hills T Station (3700 Washington St.), J.P. Licks (659 Centre St.) and Stop & Shop (301 Centre St.). Any JP resident 16 or older can vote...

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Casey Arborway changes: Funding, busway, parking

October 11, 2013
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As the Casey Arborway design nears a release for construction bids, the state Department of Transportation (MassDOT) is seeking new funding sources, redesigning a Forest Hills T Station busway, and planning permanent replacement parking at the Arborway Yard. The crumbling Casey Overpass, which the Casey Arborway surface streets eventually will replace, underwent emergency repaving...

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Shooting victim found in Bromley-Heath

October 11, 2013
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JACKSON SQ.—Police officers found a male victim with a gunshot wound to his leg in the Bromley-Heath public housing development on Sept. 14. The victim reportedly was shot elsewhere at a place known as “The Stadium,” possibly referring to a South Boston bar where a shooting was reported that night. At about 1 a.m....

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Arborway ‘Castle’ is up for sale

October 11, 2013
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Arborway ‘Castle’ is up for sale

The whimsical Arborway mansion known as the “Castle,” one of Jamaica Plain’s most prominent homes, is up for sale at a discounted price. The 61 Arborway mansion, which features numerous wings built around a castle-like tower, was known for several years for a massive Christmas light display that was loved by tourists and criticized...

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Arborway ‘Castle’ is up for sale

October 8, 2013
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Arborway ‘Castle’ is up for sale

The whimsical Arborway mansion known as the “Castle,” one of Jamaica Plain’s most prominent homes, is up for sale at a discounted price. The 61 Arborway mansion, which features numerous wings built around a castle-like tower, was known for several years for a massive Christmas light display that was loved by tourists and criticized...

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Connolly, Walsh ganan; Arroyo excluido

September 27, 2013
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De John Ruch y Peter Shanley/Gazette Staff De un campo de 12 candidatos para alcalde, John Connolly y Marty Walsh fueron los finalistas en la elección preliminar del martes pasado. Felix Arroyo, un residente de Jamaica Plain y el primer latino a presentarse para alcalde en Boston, terminó en el quinto lugar. “No me...

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JPNC Election: 20 seats, 12 candidates

September 27, 2013
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Twelve candidates have been certified to run in next month’s election for the 20-seat Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council (JPNC), according to an official nominee list provided by the election’s ombuds board. The low number of candidates means the Oct. 19 election will be noncompetitive and the council will have to fill some seats by appointment. Among...

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Election Dep’t uses wrong polling place name

September 27, 2013
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The Boston Election Department’s official polling place list for Tuesday’s city election gave an incorrect name for a Jamaica Plain polling place. The Gazette has not received any reports of voter confusion about the error. The guide on the department’s website (cityofboston.gov/elections) said the Agassiz Elementary School at 20 Child St. would be the...

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