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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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Developer: Norbert School gets ISD OK

June 21, 2013
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HYDE SQ.—The plan to turn the Norbert School building into 21 apartments has moved back to the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) after the Inspectional Services Department (ISD) issued a “revised ruling” on variances needed for the project, according to project manager Dave Traggorth. BRA review is still pending for the project, but it is...

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Bromley-Heath residents pick new advisory board

June 21, 2013
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Residents of the Bromley-Heath housing development went to the polls May 30 and picked a new eight-member Local Tenant Organization, an advisory board that will report to the Boston Housing Authority (BHA). The board replaces the Tenant Management Corporation (TMC), which was the tenant group for many years and had a rocky relationship with...

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Jackson Square CAC disbanded

June 13, 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. It is...

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Problemas de BPS inspira al candidato para consejero

June 7, 2013
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Problemas de BPS inspira al candidato para consejero

La fricción entre los padres y BPS no es nada nueva. Pero para un padre, Luis Valerio de West Roxbury, esa tensión le ha propulsado a presentarse para consejero municipal del distrito 6, con la esperanza de cambiar el sistema. Matt O’Malley, quien vive en Jamaica Plain, es el consejero municipal actual del distrito...

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BPS troubles spurs candidate for local council seat

June 7, 2013
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(Courtesy Photo) District 6 city councilor candidate Luis Valerio.

Friction between parents and the Boston Public Schools (BPS) is not anything new. But for one parent—Luis Valerio of West Roxbury—that tension has propelled him to run for the District 6 City Council seat, in hope of changing the system. Matt O’Malley, who lives in Jamaica Plain, currently holds the District 6 seat, which...

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Route 39 project to start this month

June 7, 2013
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The Route 39 bus improvement project has a general starting date and location after being delayed numerous times. The project calls for several “bump-out” curb extensions, including at the inbound Perkins Street, Roseway Street and Seaverns Avenue stops. All stops will remain open, but some will be relocated during construction. “In the middle of...

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