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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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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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