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Task Force to protest condo plan

April 26, 2013
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The Hyde Square Task Force (HSTF) will hold an event at 7:30 p.m. in front of the Blessed Sacrament Church at 365 Centre St. on May 3 to oppose the plan to turn the church building into luxury condos. The Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development Corporation and New Atlantic Development bought the church in 2005....

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Route 39 improvement project to begin

April 26, 2013
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The repeatedly delayed Route 39 bus improvement project is set to begin soon, according to MBTA spokesperson Joe Pesaturo. The project calls for several “bump-out” curb extensions, including at the Perkins Street, Roseway Street and Seaverns Avenue stops. Pesaturo said in an email to the Gazette on April 11 that the project should start...

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Arkansas rep. backs off ‘cowering’ crack

April 26, 2013
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(Image by Gazette Staff) A screenshot of the Twitter exchange between Bell and O’Malley.

Arkansas state Rep. Nate Bell, who suggested April 19 on Twitter that Bostonians are “cowering” because they lack assault rifles during the marathon bomber manhunt, and was rebuked by local City Councilor Matt O’Malley, partly apologized for those comments. “I wonder how many Boston liberals spent the night cowering in their homes wishing they...

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Candidates apply for mayoral election papers

April 26, 2013
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Fourteen candidates had applied for nomination papers in the race to replace Mayor Thomas Menino at the Gazette deadline, though others have announced their intention to also enter the scrum. Some of those who have announced include state Rep. Martin Walsh, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel Conley and City Councilors John Connolly, Rob Consalvo...

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O’Malley talks Olympics, Casey Overpass

April 26, 2013
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City Councilor Matt O’Malley, who lives in and represents Jamaica Plain, held his third annual town hall meeting recently where he spoke about past accomplishments and future projects, including the possibility of bringing the Olympics to Boston. More than 60 people attended the April 1 meeting at the Connolly Branch Library. But many attendees...

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City Council candidates seek papers

April 26, 2013
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Eleven candidates had applied for nomination papers in the race for the four At-Large City Council seats at the Gazette deadline, though others have announced their intention to also enter the fight. Some of those who have announced include current At-Large City Councilor Ayanna Pressley and Jamaica Plain resident Shaun Ivers. The first day...

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Political Notes: Councilor O’Malley adds new Latino, JP aides

April 26, 2013
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(Courtesy Photo) Alexandra Valdez (left), Councilor Matt O’Malley, and Beatriz Rivera.

City Councilor Matt O’Malley, who lives in and represents Jamaica Plain, has added two news aides—Beatriz Rivera and Alexandra Valdez—to his staff, according to a press release. Rivera will be his JP liaison, while Valdez will act as his Latino liaison. “I am thrilled to have Beatriz and Alexandra on my staff. They are...

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More JPers apply for City Council election papers

April 25, 2013
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Two Jamaica Plain residents—Julie Ann Larson and Armando Silva—have applied for nomination papers for the At-Large City Council race. Twelve other people have joined them in requesting papers for that race. Shaun Ivers, a JP resident, has announced his intention to run, but has not pulled papers. Larson also applied for papers for the...

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Arkansas rep. partly apologizes for ‘cowering’ comment

April 19, 2013
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Arkansas state Rep. Nate Bell, who suggested earlier today on Twitter that Bostonians are “cowering” because they lack assault rifles, and was rebuked by local City Councilor Matt O’Malley, is partially apologizing for those comments. In a statement posted on Facebook, Bell said, “I would like to apologize to the people of Boston &...

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O’Malley slams Arkansas rep’s terrorism wisecrack

April 19, 2013
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O’Malley slams Arkansas rep’s terrorism wisecrack

City Councilor Matt O’Malley, who lives in and represents Jamaica Plain, had some harsh words on Twitter for Arkansas state Rep. Nate Bell, who brought the gun debate into the Boston Marathon tragedy. Bell wrote on Twitter this morning, “I wonder how many Boston liberals spent the night cowering in their homes wishing they...

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