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Mayor missing from coffee hour

May 8, 2013
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About 35 people showed up for Mayor Thomas Menino’s Jamaica Plain neighborhood coffee hour at Brewer Burroughs Park today. But the mayor was not among those people. According to the Mayor’s Office, Menino had a “private appointment” earlier today that ran later than expected. The mayor has had health issues in the past, but...

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Markey, Gomez to battle for U.S. Senate seat

May 1, 2013
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Democrat U.S. Rep. Ed Markey (5th District) and Republican Gabriel Gomez will face off against each other to fill the U.S. Senate seat left by John Kerry, after yesterday’s primary election. Markey topped U.S. Rep. Stephen Lynch (8th District), who represents a portion of Jamaica Plain, for the Democratic nomination. Gomez, a Cohasset resident...

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Candidate’s claimed employers say he doesn’t work there

April 29, 2013
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Shaun Ivers, a Jamaica Plain resident who has announced he is running for At-Large city councilor, claimed in an email to the Gazette earlier this month that he is a freelance consultant for the Boston Municipal Research Bureau and the Child Welfare League of America (CWLA) in Quincy. But those organizations are saying that...

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Markey to visit JP Sunday

April 26, 2013
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U.S. Rep. Ed Markey (5th District), who is running to fill the U.S. Senate seat left by John Kerry, is set to visit Jamaica Plain Sunday, days ahead of the April 30 primary election. Markey will visit Doyle’s Cafe at 3484 Washington St. at 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Doyle’s, a pub with politically themed memorabilia,...

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JPer announces run for City Council

April 26, 2013
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(Courtesy Photo) Shaun Ivers in his campaign photo.

Shaun Ivers, a Jamaica Plain resident who said he is a freelance consultant for the Boston Municipal Research Bureau and the Child Welfare League of America, has announced his intention to run for an At-Large City Council seat. “With an open race for the Mayor’s Office and several city councilors putting their jobs on...

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Blessed Sacrament campus stirs controversy again

April 26, 2013
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The Blessed Sacrament Church campus has been the source of recent controversy, as the proposals to turn the former Catholic church into 37 luxury condos and the Norbert School building into 21 apartments has drawn the ire of residents concerned about gentrification. The controversy has now ensnared two prominent Jamaica Plain organizations—the Hyde Square...

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Wake Up the Earth parade expands

April 26, 2013
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The 35th annual Wake Up the Earth parade on May 4 will have a little more panache this year. The event will actually feature three different parades: the traditional Jamaica Plain parade down Centre Street, another one from Egleston Square and a new one from Dudley Square in Roxbury. The Wake Up the Earth...

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U.S. Senate primary is April 30

April 26, 2013
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Three Republicans and two Democrats are set to fight it out April 30 for their respective party’s nominations in the race to fill the U.S. Senate seat left vacant by John Kerry. U.S. Rep. Stephen Lynch (8th District), who represents a portion of Jamaica Plain, and U.S. Rep. Ed Markey (5th District) are running...

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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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