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Q. and A. with Rep. Sanchez

June 8, 2018
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Q. and A. with Rep. Sanchez

Local state Rep. Jeffrey Sanchez has represented the 15th Suffolk District for more than a decade. He is running for re-election this year and is facing Nika Elugardo in the Democratic primary. The winner of the Sept. 4 primary will effectively be the next representative as there will be no challengers in the general...

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Q. and A. with Nika Elugardo

June 8, 2018
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Q. and A. with Nika Elugardo

Nika Elugardo is an attorney, a former aide to local state Sen. Sonia Chang-Diaz, and a former director of a nonprofit that provides financial education and other resources to those wanting to achieve financial stability and build wealth. She is looking to unseat longtime state Rep. Jeffrey Sanchez. The two candidates will face-off in...

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Antiguo administrador de English High condenado por disparar a un estudiante

June 8, 2018
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Un antiguo administrador de English High School fue condenado por disparar a un estudiante en la cabeza y el primero de junio fue sentenciado a más de 20 años en la cárcel, según la Oficina del Fiscal de Suffolk County. Un jurado condenó a Shaun Harrison, 58, por asalto armado con intención de matar,...

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Former English High administrator convicted of shooting student

June 8, 2018
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A former administrator at English High School was recently convicted of shooting a student in the head and was sentenced to more than 20 years in prison on June 1, according to the Suffolk County District Attorney’s (DA) Office. According to the DA’s Office, a jury convicted Shaun Harrison, 58, of armed assault with...

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Update on DCR’s parkway improvement project

June 8, 2018
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The majority of the state Department of Conservation and Recreation’s (DCR) parkway improvement project is finally under construction after many years of planning and pushing by the community. The parkway improvement project focuses on three different areas: Perkins Street and Francis Parkman Drive intersection; Centre Street, from VFW Parkway to Murray Circle; and the...

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Kids’ fishing derby June 30

June 8, 2018
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The second annual kids’ fishing derby will be held at Jamaica Pond on June 30, and will be a free event for kids 14 years old and younger, according to a press release. The “Catch & Release with the Boston Police” is the second annual fishing derby hosted by the officers and staff of...

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Q. and A. with co-founder of Omega Theater, which is celebrating 50 years

May 25, 2018
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Q. and A. with co-founder of Omega Theater, which is celebrating 50 years

Omega Theater (Theater Workshop Boston, Inc.) is a small, nonprofit organization founded 50 years ago to develop original plays and experiment with audience/actor relationships within the environmental theater genre of the time. The two founders and artistic directors wanted to create plays that would awaken their audiences to important socio-political issues about which they...

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Dorchester man arrested for double murder in Jackson Square

May 25, 2018
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Wilvin Guity, a 28-year-old Dorchester man, has been charged with the shooting deaths of 23-year-old Christopher Joyce and 58-year-old Clayborn Blair on May 4 in Jackson Square, according to the Suffolk County District Attorney’s (DA) Office. Joyce was a college student who would have graduated last weekend, while Blair was a father of three....

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Battle continues between City Realty, Washington St. business

May 11, 2018
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The battle is continuing between El Embajador Dominican Restaurant, which is located at 3371 Washington St., and its landlord, City Realty, over lease negotiations. The Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development Corporation (JPNDC) is saying that City Realty is attempting to “flip” the property, by selling for a 80 percent profit on what City Realty originally...

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Two men fatally shot in Jackson Square

May 11, 2018
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Boston Police Department (BPD) officers responded to shots fired in the area of the Mildred C. Hailey Apartments on May 4 and found two men—23-year-old Christopher Joyce and 58-year-old Clayborn Blair—suffering from gunshot wounds that turned out to be fatal. The police activity continued the next day with officers arresting three suspects in the...

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