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Field narrows for City election

July 5, 2013
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The field for the mayoral race dropped from 15 candidates to 12 after a review of required signatures, according to a City document. Mayoral candidates had to collect 3,000 signatures. One Jamaica Plain resident—At-Large City Councilor Felix Arroyo—is in the mayoral race. The other mayoral candidates are City Councilors John Connolly, Rob Consalvo, Mike...

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Historic demolition process reviewed

July 5, 2013
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After a historic house in Jamaica Plain recently was partially demolished without Boston Landmarks Commission (BLC) review, the City regulation controlling such acts has been thrust into the spotlight. Meanwhile, the Boston Preservation Alliance (BPA) is in discussions with the City about the possibility about strengthening the regulation, as other cities have done. Article...

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Jackson Sq. development gets added units

July 5, 2013
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The Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development Corporation’s (JPNDC) plan for a low-income apartment project at 75 Amory Ave. has changed slightly since it was filed with the City in January, as two units have been added to the proposal. “Basically, we are trying to get the greatest number of units within the envelope of the...

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Goddard House property sale process continues

June 26, 2013
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S. HUNTINGTON—The sale process of the former Goddard House property is moving forward, but the exact status of where it stands is disputed. According to a developer, the property is under agreement to be sold to an unknown buyer. But Diana Pisciotta, spokesperson for the Goddard House, said the property is “not yet” under...

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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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