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Washington St. development still in the works

November 8, 2013
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A proposal for two buildings containing 20 residential units and more than 5,000 square feet of commercial space at 3371-3375 Washington St. and 197 Green St. is still “in the process,” according to the developer Walter Craven. The proposal has drawn concern from neighbors. The project was scheduled to go before the Zoning Board...

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Hennigan School briefly put into lockdown

November 8, 2013
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The Hennigan Elementary School at 200 Heath St. was briefly put into lockdown on Nov. 1, according to Boston Public Schools (BPS) spokesperson Brian Ballou. The Gazette first learned of the lockdown from a parent of a Hennigan student. Ballou said the lockdown was due to a sibling of a Hennigan student entering the...

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Elizabeth Stone House plans move to Egleston

November 8, 2013
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The Elizabeth Stone House, a nonprofit that offers programs for battered women, plans to move into a new $20 million facility in Egleston Square in spring 2013, according to Jim May, the director of development for the nonprofit. The nonprofit, which is currently located on the Roxbury/Jamaica Plain border at 8 Notre Dame St.,...

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JPNDC receives funds

November 8, 2013
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The Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development Corporation, a nonprofit community development corporation, was one of 24 nonprofits that recently received grants totally $700,000 from the Massachusetts Growth Capital Corporation (MGCC), according to a press release. The amount of money each organization received was not listed. MGCC was created in 2010 by the state to help...

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Local resident pens political memoir

November 8, 2013
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Local resident pens political memoir

Unlike Sean Maguire in “Good Will Hunting,” Larry DiCara didn’t give up his tickets to witness Carlton Fisk hit the memorable home run during the Game 6 of the 1975 World Series for a romantic love. DiCara, a Jamaica Plain resident, missed the game to work a crowd at a civic association event in...

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Walsh wins Mayor’s Office

November 6, 2013
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Walsh wins Mayor’s Office

Riding the support of labor unions and endorsements from key elected officials, state Rep. Marty Walsh narrowly defeated At-Large City Councilor John Connolly on Nov. 5 to become the next mayor of Boston. Mayor Thomas Menino is stepping down after 20 years in office. Walsh, a labor leader who received an endorsement from Jamaica...

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Connolly, Walsh talk Casey, JPNC issues

October 25, 2013
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With Jamaica Plain a big prize in the Nov. 5 mayoral election, the Gazette asked candidates John Connolly and Marty Walsh about local issues, including the Casey Overpass replacement and the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council’s lawsuit (JPNC). An ever-flowing source of controversy in JP is the decaying Casey Overpass and the decision to replace...

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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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