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Q. and A. with Charlie Baker

August 10, 2018
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Q. and A. with Charlie Baker

Gov. Charlie Baker is the former CEO of Harvard Pilgrim Health Care and served in both former Gov. Bill Weld and former Gov. Paul Cellucci administrations. He was elected governor in 2014, edging out Democrat Martha Coakley in a close election. He will face-off against Scott Lively, a pastor who espouses homophobic and fringe...

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JP Progressives endorse Malia, Elugardo

August 10, 2018
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The Jamaica Plain Progressives group voted to endorse incumbent Liz Malia and newcomer Nika Elugardo in their respective races for state representative, according to an email blast. Malia is battling Charles Clemons Muhammad and Ture Turnbull to retain her seat, representing the 11th Suffolk District, while Elugardo is looking to unseat Jeffrey Sanchez, who...

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Gang member sentenced for dealing drugs at JP housing dev.

August 10, 2018
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Javonte Robinson, a 21-year-old Heath Street gang member, was sentenced on July 19 in federal court for distributing drugs in and around the Mildred C. Hailey Apartments, according to a press release. Robinson, who is also known as “Biggie” and “Big Dog,” was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge William G. Young to one...

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Update on the 64 Allandale lawsuit

August 10, 2018
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A resolution to the lawsuit by a group of abutters–Carl Tremblay, Jacqueline Lees, Stephen P. Bell, Mary Reed, and Elizabeth Bowen Donovan—over the 64 Allandale St. project appears to be on the horizon. According to an update on the Allandale Woods Coalition website, a group opposed to the current project and that is helping...

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No vote taken on Shattuck housing proposal

August 10, 2018
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The Asset Management Board did not take a vote on the Shattuck Hospital campus supportive housing project during its July 17 meeting, according to the Division of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance. The board received an update from the project team and asked for another update at its September meeting. A deeply contentious public...

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Sanchez criticized over failed immigrant protection amendment

July 27, 2018
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Local state Rep. Jeffrey Sanchez is being criticized over the state Legislature’s failure to pass undocumented immigrant protections when it approved the state budget on July 18. Sanchez, who holds the powerful chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee position, was a chief negotiator in the conference that reconciled the House and Senate...

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Community notices

July 26, 2018
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–The Jamaica Plain Artists Association, a group of artists who make and promote art in the Jamaica Plain community, is presenting its 2018 Member Exhibition at JP Licks, 659 Centre Street, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130.  The exhibition will run from July 17 – September 12, 2018 during the store’s normal business hours –The Franklin Park...

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Q. and A. with Bob Massie

July 13, 2018
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Q. and A. with Bob Massie

By Peter Shanley Gazette Staff Bob Massie is an author, activist, and former leader of several nonprofits who has overcome many challenges in life, including a battle with hemophilia. He is taking on Jay Gonzalez for the Democratic nomination for governor. The two candidates will face-off in the primary on Sept. 4. The Gazette...

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Q. and A. with Jay Gonzalez

July 13, 2018
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Q. and A. with Jay Gonzalez

Jay Gonzalez is an attorney, the former secretary of administration and finance in the Patrick administration, and the former chair of the Massachusetts Board of Early Education and Care. He is taking on Bob Massie for the Democratic nomination for governor. The two candidates will face-off in the primary on Sept. 4. The Gazette...

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City to host JP/Rox transportation meeting

July 13, 2018
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The City will hold a JP/Rox transportation meeting on July 17 at English High School from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The Plan: JP/Rox study, which was approved by the BPDA board last year, had already discussed transportation at length as part of its planning. Major points of discussion in that process were about...

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