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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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Faulkner, other hospitals in lockdown

April 19, 2013
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JAMAICA HILLS—Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital at 1153 Centre St. is among the Boston hospitals in lockdown right now, according to hospital officials. And the Martha Eliot Health Center at 75 Bickford St., operated by Boston Children’s Hospital (BCH), is closed. BCH, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) in...

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Faulkner Hospital treating bomb victims

April 16, 2013
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Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital in Jamaica Plain is treating 12 patients, one of whom is in critical condition, from yesterday’s Boston Marathon bombing. Dr. Rick Larson, who heads the department of emergency medicine at Faulkner Hospital, said many patients suffered penetrating injuries from packed shrapnel, including ball-bearing or BB-type shrapnel. One patient suffered...

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Zakim announces City Council bid

April 12, 2013
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Josh Zakim, a Northeastern University School of Law graduate, announced today that he is running for the District 8 City Council seat, which covers part of Hyde Square. Mike Ross, who currently holds the seat, entered the mayor’s race yesterday. “I love the city of Boston, our neighborhoods, our people and our great achievements,”...

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Bromley-Heath to get new advisory board

April 12, 2013
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Residents of the Bromley-Heath housing development will go to the polls on May 30 to elect a new tenant advisory board, according to a Boston Housing Authority (BHA) official. Once elected, the new advisory board will replace the Tenant Management Corporation (TMC), which was the tenant group for many years and had a rocky...

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BRA head backs Green Line extension

April 12, 2013
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Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) Director Peter Meade is in favor of the concept of extending the MBTA Green Line to Hyde Square, according to a BRA spokesperson. “The BRA would be in support of the extension,” said BRA spokesperson Melina Schuler. She noted that it would increase the economic development of the area. But,...

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City: Norbert School project still needs variances

April 12, 2013
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HYDE SQ.—The City has again ruled that the plan to turn the Norbert School building into 21 apartments needs variances in order to proceed. The developer, Norbert School Associates, had re-filed the project after City said the initial proposal needed two variances. The City rejected the latest proposal, saying it needs three variances. The...

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Mayoral race will open up City Council seats

April 12, 2013
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With three Boston city councilors already in the mayoral race—including Jamaica Plain’s Felix Arroyo—there likely will be a domino effect of people running for council seats next year. Two JP residents who have run in recent City Council elections, Kosta Demos and Francesca Fordiani, told the Gazette they will not run for open seats....

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Blessed Sacrament campus stirs controversy again

April 12, 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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