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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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Q. and A. with U.S. Rep. Capuano

June 22, 2018
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Q. and A. with U.S. Rep. Capuano

U.S. Rep. Mike Capuano (7th District) was first elected to Congress in 1998 and is a member of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, and the Financial Services Committee. He is running for re-election this year and is facing Boston City Councilor Ayanna Pressley in the Sept. 4 Democratic primary election....

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Q. and A. with Councilor Pressley

June 22, 2018
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Q. and A. with Councilor Pressley

At-Large City Councilor Ayanna Pressley was first voted to the Boston City Council in 2009, becoming the first woman of color to be elected to that body. She is now part of a wave of candidates challenging incumbent Democrats across the country. Her aim is to unseat U.S. Rep. Mike Capuano (7th District) in...

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