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Mayor, City Council races to narrow in Sept. 24 election

September 13, 2013
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Jamaica Plainers heading to the City’s preliminary election on Sept. 24 will be greeted to a vast array of choices for both the mayoral and At-Large City Council races. There are 12 candidates running for mayor, while 19 candidates are fighting for at-large. A JPer will appear in each race. Meanwhile, there are two...

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Mayoral candidate Ross focuses on public safety

September 13, 2013
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Mayoral candidate Ross focuses on public safety

Boston mayoral candidate Mike Ross does not think throwing money at a problem and hoping it goes away is the best solution to a problem, he said during a recent hour-long interview at the Gazette’s office this week. Take public safety, for an example. Ross wants to measure where the City is most effective...

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Arborway accident injures 6 people, 2 critically

September 13, 2013
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A two-vehicle crash on the Arborway on Sept. 6 sent six victims to local hospitals, including two teenagers in critical condition, according to the Suffolk County District Attorney’s (DA) Office and the State Police. Around 2 p.m. on Sept. 6, a 2003 Mazda SUV traveling westbound on the Arborway between the Casey Overpass and...

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Route 39 bus stop upgrades delayed

September 13, 2013
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The completion of the Route 39 bus improvement project has been delayed because drainage structures at some “bump-out” curb extensions could not be relocated, according to MBTA spokesperson Joe Pesaturo. The project was expected to be substantially completed around Labor Day, Pesaturo previously told the Gazette. The delay affects stops at Curtis Hall, 20...

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Nursing home has new owner

September 13, 2013
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Nursing home has new owner

PARKSIDE—The Laurel Ridge Rehabilitation & Skilled Care Center at 174 Forest Hill St., which was recently bought by the Sheehan Health Group, is undergoing a $1 million renovation. “It’s pretty extensive,” said Patrick Sheehan, owner of Sheehan Health Group, while giving the Gazette a tour of the renovations. The 120-bed facility is having its...

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Martha Eliot transfers adult patients, increases services

September 13, 2013
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The transition of adult patients from Martha Eliot Health Center (MEHC) to other facilities was completed on July 1, as was scheduled, according to Boston Children’s Hospital (BCH) spokesperson Rob Graham. MEHC has also added pediatric providers and mental health services. Graham said MEHC, which is operated by BCH, is continuing to provide mental...

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Burglaries hit Jamaica Plain area

September 13, 2013
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The Boston Police Department (BPD) is investigating a series of residential burglaries that happened last week in Jamaica Plain and the surrounding area. Police responded to two burglaries Sept. 4 in Jamaica Plain, the first around 12:07 a.m. at 32 Mozart St. and the second about 5:50 p.m. at 82 Jamaica St. In both...

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Burglaries hit Jamaica Plain area

September 5, 2013
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The Boston Police Department (BPD) is investigating a series of residential burglaries that have happened this week in Jamaica Plain and the surrounding area, according to bpdnews.com. Police responded to two burglaries yesterday in Jamaica Plain, the first around 12:07 a.m. at 32 Mozart St. and the second about 5:50 p.m. at 82 Jamaica...

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Mayoral candidate Yancey has education on his mind

August 30, 2013
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Mayoral candidate Yancey has education on his mind

Mayoral candidate Charles Yancey staked his claim to the title of the race’s “education candidate” during a recent hour-long interview at the Gazette’s office. Yancey, currently a city councilor whose district includes part of Jamaica Plain, spent the majority of the interview discussing improving education in the city, saying students are being “short-changed.” He...

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Local musician joins JP Music Festival lineup

August 30, 2013
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Local musician joins JP Music Festival lineup

Merrie Amsterburg, a Jamaica Plain singer-songwriter, won’t be alone as she steps onto the stage Sat., Sept. 7 for the third annual Jamaica Plain Music Festival. Next to her will be her husband Peter Linton. The two met years ago when they played together in a band. Linton now plays guitar and sings back-up...

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