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Former JP resident arrested for Minden St. murder

August 30, 2013
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Yerri Perez, a former resident of the Bromley-Heath housing development who now lives in Medford, is being charged with the murder of Edward Villalona on Minden Street earlier this year, according to the Suffolk County District Attorney’s (DA) Office. Perez was arrested Aug. 27 by the Boston Police Department and faces murder and firearm...

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Dems to skip debates, host candidate picnic

August 30, 2013
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With a field of 12 mayoral candidates and 19 city councilor candidates, voters can be hard-pressed to learn information about each candidate through crowded forums. The Wards 11 and 19 Democratic Committees have decided to tackle the issue from different paths. Ward 11 has taken a novel approach to the matter, as it will...

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BPD investigates Egleston Sq. shooting

August 30, 2013
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The Boston Police Department (BPD) is investigating a shooting in Egleston Square where a man suffered non-life-threatening injuries on the night of Aug. 15. According to BPD, police officers responded to a report of shots fired at 3096 Washington St. around 10:44 p.m. on Aug. 15. The officers arrived to find a blood trail...

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Suspect sought in stabbing

August 21, 2013
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The Boston Police Department (BPD) is seeking a suspect for a stabbing that took place Monday night on Heath Street. BPD has released a video that appears to show the suspect chasing the victim after the stabbing. According to bpdnews.com, the suspect is described as a white male, 6-feet tall and about 200 pounds....

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BPD investigates Egleston Square shooting

August 21, 2013
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The Boston Police Department (BPD) is investigating a shooting in Egleston Square where a man suffered non-life threatening injuries Thursday night. According to bpdnews.com, police officers responded to a report of shots fired at 3096 Washington St. around 10:44 p.m. on Thursday. The officers arrived to find a blood trail that led them to...

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Arroyo’s Green Plan

August 16, 2013
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Arroyo’s Green Plan

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JP’s population about the same as a year ago

August 16, 2013
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Jamaica Plain’s population is statistically the same as it was a year ago, according to the latest U.S. Census Bureau data, which has a significant margin of error. But the main U.S. Census, which is more accurate, showed that JP’s population has declined over the past decade and the new data’s numbers are lower...

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Mayoral forum focused on affordable housing

August 16, 2013
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Affordable housing was a prominent issue discussed during an Aug. 6 mayoral forum on housing, according to Boston Tenant Coalition (BTC) coordinator Kathy Brown. BTC co-sponsored the event at the Quincy Elementary School in Chinatown with several other organizations, including Mass Alliance of HUD Tenants and City Life/Vida Urbana, both of which are based...

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Yancey draws criticism in District 4 race

August 2, 2013
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District 4 City Councilor Charles Yancey is running for both reelection and mayor. The three other candidates for the District 4 seat—Steven Godfrey, Divo Rodrigues Monteiro and Terrance Williams—are criticizing that move. City rules allow Yancey to be on the ballot for both, but he can only serve one position if elected. District 4...

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Norbert School plan linked to church’s deed restriction

August 2, 2013
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HYDE SQ.—The plan to turn the Norbert School into 21 apartments has been approved by the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) board on the condition that a deed restriction on the Blessed Sacrament Church building is lifted. The lifting of the deed restriction is key to the sale of the church. Meanwhile, BRA spokesperson Melina...

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