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Court trials to move for Casey Arborway project

December 19, 2014
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All jury trials will be transferred out of Jamaica Plain’s West Roxbury District Court at the start of next year because of the upcoming Casey Arborway project, according to a Trial Court spokesperson. Casey Arborway project will replace the Casey Overpass, which carries the Arborway over the Forest Hills T Station area. A new...

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Local officials want more Olympics info

December 19, 2014
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Local state Rep. Jeffrey Sánchez and local state Sen. Sonia Chang-Díaz have not formed definitive opinions about the possibility of the 2024 Summer Olympics coming to Boston, but both agreed that there are unanswered questions. Local state Rep. Liz Malia and City Councilor Matt O’Malley did not respond to requests for comment. Earlier this...

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More Latino officials needed in gov’t, JP leaders agree

December 19, 2014
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A new report that finds low representation of Latinos in city government shows that the issue must be fixed, say local state Rep. Jeffrey Sánchez and state Sen. Sonia Chang-Díaz. The report, titled “The Silent Crisis,” was commissioned by the Greater Boston Latino Network, a group of Latino community organizations in Boston, Chelsea and...

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Community supports Washington St. project

December 19, 2014
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Community supports Washington St. project

Attendees at a Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) community meeting were generally receptive to a developer’s plan to turn 3383-3389 Washington St. into a mixed-use development that has 21 residential units and more than 2,000 square feet of retail space. About 16 people attended the meeting at Curtis Hall on Dec. 4. The site at...

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Harvest Co-op space advertised for lease

December 19, 2014
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Harvest Co-op Market’s South Street storefront is being advertised as for lease by its landlord. Harvest and landlord Dean Rusk have been in lease negotiations for months over the 57 South St. space. The current lease expires in February. The popular grocery market would close if a new agreement is not reached. Rusk—who is...

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No new trial for man in 1991 JP murder

December 19, 2014
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The state Supreme Judicial Court has ruled that Pedro Valentin, who took part in a 1991 Jamaica Plain murder, will not get a new trial, according to the Suffolk County District Attorney’s (DA) Office. Pedro Valentin was convicted of first-degree murder 20 years ago as a “joint venture” for the murder of Timothy Bond...

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Winter Biking

December 19, 2014
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Winter Biking

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Bike Season Ends

December 5, 2014
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Bike Season Ends

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Mixed-use project proposed for Washington St.

December 5, 2014
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A developer plans to turn 3383-3389 Washington St. into a mixed-use development that has 21 residential units and more than 2,000 square feet of retail space, according to a Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) document. The BRA was scheduled to hold a community meeting for the project on Dec. 4, after the Gazette deadline. The...

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BLC leadership shake-up still a mystery

December 5, 2014
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Why did Boston Landmarks Commission (BLC) Executive Director Ellen Lipsey leave office as part of a leadership shake-up in Mayor Martin Walsh’s new administration? The Mayor’s Office will only say that it will act quickly to find a replacement for her, and that the BLC will continue to play a crucial role. Lipsey, a...

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