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Markey wins U.S. Senate seat

June 26, 2013
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Democratic U.S. Rep. Ed Markey (5th District) beat Republican Gabriel Gomez to claim the U.S. Senate seat left vacant by John Kerry. Third-party candidate Richard Heos, who represents the Twelve Visions Party, came in a distant third. Markey, who campaigned in Jamaica Plain at J.P. Licks and had a Hyde Square office, garnered about...

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Mayoral candidate Walsh will run on state rep. record

June 21, 2013
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(Courtesy Photo)State Rep. Marty Walsh, a candidate for mayor.

By Peter Shanley and John Ruch, Gazette Staff Boston mayoral candidate Marty Walsh wants it known he’s not going to be vacillating when his past 16 years as state representative for Dorchester comes up during the campaign. “My record is black-and-white. I’m proud of my record,” said Walsh in a recent interview at the...

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Three candidates to battle for U.S. Senate seat

June 21, 2013
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Democrat U.S. Rep. Ed Markey (5th District), Republican Gabriel Gomez and third-party candidate Richard Heos will face off against each other on June 25 in an election to fill the U.S. Senate seat left by John Kerry. Interim Sen. William Cowan holds the seat in the meantime. Markey and Gomez won their respective party...

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Un candidato para alcalde tiene historia de representar el estado

June 21, 2013
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Un candidato para alcalde tiene historia de representar el estado

De Peter Shanley y John Ruch, Gazette Staff El candidato para alcalde Marty Walsh quiere asegurarnos que no va a vacilar cuando durante su campaña le preguntamos sobre sus 16 años como representante del estado en Dorchester. “Mi record es blanco y negro y me da orgullo,” dijo Walsh en una entrevista reciente en...

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Hubway might be coming to JP in late summer

June 21, 2013
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The Hubway bike-share system might be coming to Jamaica Plain in late August or early September, according to Boston Bikes director Nicole Freedman, a JP resident. Hubway is a collaboration between the City and a private company. Meanwhile, Franklin Park Coalition Executive Director Christine Poff is advocating for one of those spots for Hubway...

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Jackson Square CAC disbanded

June 21, 2013
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Jackson Square Community Advisory Committee (CAC), which was formed in 2006 to oversee a massive redevelopment of the area, has been disbanded by the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA), according to that agency and to Rodney Singleton, the former chair of the group. The reasoning behind why the group was disbanded is disputed. Singleton said...

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Two mayoral candidates had outside income

June 21, 2013
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Two of the five city councilors who are running for mayor supplemented their income with outside work last year. City councilors have an annual salary of $87,500. City councilors must file annual financial statements with the City. The Gazette went to City Hall to obtain the statements. City Councilor Mike Ross earned between $60,001...

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3 candidatos se presenta para el senado

June 21, 2013
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El Representante demócrata Ed Markey (5º distrito), el republicano Gabriel Gomez y el candidato de partido bisagra Richard Heos van a enfrentarse el 25 de junio en una elección para llenar la sede de John Kerry. El senador actual es el interino William Cowan. Markey y Gomez ganaron la nominación de sus partidos respectivos...

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JP Pets: MSPCA waives fee for older cat adoption

June 21, 2013
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(Courtesy Photo) Precious, a senior cat up for adoption at the MSPCA on S. Huntington Ave.

Sometimes older siblings are ignored by parents who are doting on the newborn baby. The same dilemma strikes when people go to adopt cats, picking young kitties over seniors. Because of that, the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (MSPCA) center on S. Huntington Avenue is waiving the adoption fee, which...

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JP Pets: Polka Dog provides niche spot in food market

June 21, 2013
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(Gazette Photo by Peter Shanley) Polka Dog manager Julia Ann Culkin and employee Sarah James holding the store cat Persephone.

Some owners like to pamper their dogs with the finest of everything. If you fall under that category, you might want to check out Polka Dog Bakery at 42 South St., which sells high-grade food and a variety of unusual treats, such as pig hearts. “We are very special. We are very unique,” said...

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