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Walsh, Connolly battle in tight mayoral race

October 25, 2013
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Mayoral candidate John Connolly. (Courtesy Photo)

With polls showing an ever-narrowing Boston mayoral race, state Rep. Marty Walsh and At-Large City Councilor John Connolly will face off in a Nov. 5 general election to replace Mayor Thomas Menino, who is stepping down after 20 years in office. Walsh garnered about 18 percent of voters in the Sept. 24 preliminary election,...

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Walsh, Connolly se enfrentan en la carrera para alcalde

October 25, 2013
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El Representante Marty Walsh y el Consejero Municipal “At-Large” John Connolly se enfrentarán en la elección general el 5 de noviembre para el título de alcalde. Thomas Menino se bajó de la candidatura después de 20 años de alcalde. Walsh ganó el 18 por ciento de los votos en la elección preliminar del 24...

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For O’Malley, quality of life counts in council race

October 25, 2013
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For O’Malley, quality of life counts in council race

Some people might not remember, having erased the memory with the warm summer sun, but last February a huge blizzard buried the city. City Councilor Matt O’Malley—who faces a re-election fight in JP’s District 6 against West Roxbury’s Luis Valerio—said he began getting complaints after the storm passed about the cleanup taking too long....

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BRA approves Forest Hills project

October 25, 2013
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FOREST HILLS—The Boston Redevelopment Authority board on Oct. 17 approved The Commons at Forest Hills project at 3593-3615 Washington St. The project will create 283 units, including 40 affordable-housing units. The developers, John M. Corcoran and Company and The Brennan Group, had originally planned 280 units, with 37 affordable-housing units. For 100 years, the...

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LGBTQ Rights

October 25, 2013
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LGBTQ Rights

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State Rep. Sánchez holds gun violence forum

October 25, 2013
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Local state Rep. Jeffrey Sánchez convened a forum on Oct. 9 to discuss gun violence and ways to prevent it. The event was also meant to draw attention to several gun control bills moving through the State House. About 100 people, including anti-gun activists, attended the forum at the Anna M. Community Center in...

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Egleston Market to start Nov. 2

October 25, 2013
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The Egleston Farmers Market is kicking off its second winter season Nov. 2 with Jamaica Plain’s Ten Tables chef Eric Cooper, who will share ideas on what to make with the produce available at the market. The farmer’s market, which will run every Saturday between Nov. 2 and Feb. 22 except Dec. 28, is...

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Chang-Diáz holds hearing on school drop-out bill

October 25, 2013
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Local state Sen. Sonia Chang-Diáz held a hearing Oct. 8 on a bill she is sponsoring to prevent students from dropping out of school, according to a press release. Boston mayoral candidate John Connolly, among others, testified in support of the bill. Connolly, an at-large city councilor, has made education a focal point of...

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Roslindale Neighbors: 2 vie to replace Consalvo in District 5 council race

October 25, 2013
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Tim McCarthy. (Courtesy Photo)

Roslindale residents will head to the polls Nov. 5 to help pick a successor to replace District 5 City Councilor Rob Consalvo, who decided to forgo a reelection campaign for a failed bid for the Mayor’s Office. On the ballot for the District 5 seat will be small-business owner Jean-Claude Sanon of Mattapan and...

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More Hubway stations come to JP

October 23, 2013
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Two more Hubway bike-share stations—at the Jackson Square T Station and the Green Street T Station—have been installed in Jamaica Plain. It is unclear when the new stations were installed. Hubway is a collaboration between the City and a private company. The stations allow people to rent bicycles from an automated system, with registration...

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