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Q. and A. with co-owners of the Bella Luna & Milky Way Lounge

September 28, 2018
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Q. and A. with co-owners of the Bella Luna & Milky Way Lounge

From its inception in the early 1990s to the complicated move from Hyde Square in 2009, The Bella Luna & Milky Way Lounge has a storied history. With the restaurant celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, the Gazette recently conducted a question-and-answer session through email with co-owners Carol Downs and Megan Mainzer. (The other...
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Man fatally shot on South Street

September 28, 2018
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A man in his 20s was fatally shot at a barber shop on South Street on Sept. 22. According to the Boston Police Department, officers from District E-13 Police Station responded shortly before 10 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 22 to a report of a person shot on South Street. Officers found a male victim...
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Sánchez reflexiona después de perder elección

September 28, 2018
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Después de una década y media de servicio a la gente de Jamaica Plain y Mission Hill en la Cámara, el Representante Jeffrey Sánchez saldrá de su puesto a finales de este año tras perder una elección competitiva a principios de este mes en la cual Nika Elugardo salió la ganadora. Un nativo de...
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Parts of Jamaica Pond path to close during improvement project

September 28, 2018
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Sections of the Jamaica Pond path will be closed next year as it undergoes part of a $4 million improvement project. Along with improving the path around the pond, the project will also replace benches and signs, add water fountains and bike racks, improve some entrances, fix stairways, and install environmental protections. The project...
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Cotto leaves Egleston Square MS

September 28, 2018
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Luis Edgardo Cotto has left Egleston Square Main Street (ESMS) after leading the organization for four years as executive director. ESMS is a business promotion organization. “Back in August I accepted an offer from the Mass Cultural Council to be Program Manager for Community Initiatives,” said Cotto in an email to the Gazette. “This...
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O’Malley files hearing order to examine gas safety

September 28, 2018
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Jamaica Plain City Councilor Matt O’Malley filed a hearing order on Sept. 19 with two other councilors—Ed Flynn and Ayanna Pressley—to examine the safety of the City’s gas infrastructure. The move comes after a natural gas incident led to fires and explosions in Lawrence, Andover, and North Andover and one man being killed. The...
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Real Estate Today: Developer continues to work on Bartlett II proposal

September 28, 2018
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The developer for the proposed Bartlett II development at 450-456 Amory St. continues to work on a revision to the project. The developer, Chris DeSisto, told the Gazette he is still “working out some issues” with the proposal, but hopes to “resolve them sometime soon.” He said there is no timeframe to when he...
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Real Estate Today: Shattuck Supportive Housing proposal to merge with master plan

September 28, 2018
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The Asset Management Board (AMB) did not vote on the Shattuck Supportive Housing proposal during its Sept. 18 meeting, as a decision was made to align the project with the overall Shattuck Campus Master Plan, according to an update posted on the state website. The preliminary proposal for supportive housing at the campus was...
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Judge rules against neighborhood association members in Bicon Dental case

September 14, 2018
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Suffolk Superior Court Judge Douglas H. Wilkins has ruled against by members of the Yale Terrace Neighborhood Association in their lawsuit against the Bicon Dental Implant’s property-owning branch, Debbie LLC, and the City’s Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA), according to the state trial court website. Bicon, a 501 Arborway company, stirred controversy in the...
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Elugardo, Pressley beat longtime incumbents

September 14, 2018
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Two longtime incumbents saw their tenures ended, as Boston City Councilor Ayanna Pressley beat local U.S. Rep. Mike Capuano (7th Congressional District) and Nika Elugardo knocked-off local state Rep. Jeffrey Sanchez (15th Suffolk District) during the Sept. 4 primary election. Elugardo, a Jamaica Plain resident who is a former aide of local State Sen....
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