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Elugardo, Pressley a sustituir a titulares

September 14, 2018
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Peter Shanley Miembro del Personal de Gazette Dos veteranos oficiales electos perdieron en las elecciones primarias del 4 de septiembre. La Consejera Municipal Ayanna Pressley le ganó al Representante Mike Capuano del séptimo distrito del congreso y Nika Elugardo reemplazará al Representante Jeffrey Sánchez del decimoquinto distrito Suffolk. Elugardo, una residente de Jamaica Plain...
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DCR reviewing comments, petition on dog park proposals

September 14, 2018
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The state Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) is currently reviewing comments and a petition over proposed dog parks within the Southwest Corridor Park. DCR held a public meeting on Aug. 2 to present the different proposals on a potential off-leash dog recreation area within Southwest Corridor Park. According to DCR, the sites considered...
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Several competitive races for Sept. 4 primary election

August 24, 2018
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Jamaica Plain residents will head to the polls on Sept. 4 for the primary election, and unlike in years past, many voters will have an opportunity to help decide competitive local races. Two races that have captured the most attention in the neighborhood, and that many JP residents will be voting on, are local...
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Crowded field for DA race

August 24, 2018
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With Suffolk County District Attorney (DA) Dan Conley announcing earlier this year that he will not seek re-election after leading the office for more than 15 years, a crowded field has emerged to replace him. Five candidates—Evandro Carvalho, Linda Champion, Greg Henning, Shannon McAuliffe, and Rachael Rollins—are facing-off for the Democratic nomination on Sept....
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Governor battles highlight statewide races

August 24, 2018
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The battle for the Democratic and Republican nominations for governor highlight the slew of statewide races that Jamaica Plain residents will vote on when they go to the polls for the Sept. 4 primary election. For the Democratic nomination, Bob Massie is taking on Jay Gonzalez. Massie is an author, activist, and former leader...
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Q. and A. with author Beth Castrodale

August 24, 2018
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Jamaica Plain-based author Beth Castrodale is back, with her second novel “In This Ground” slated to be released on Sept. 18. The novel takes place largely in a graveyard and was inspired by the Forest Hills Cemetery in JP. The Gazette recently conducted a question-and-answer session through email with Castrodale about the new book....
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Q. and A. with Charlie Baker

August 10, 2018
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Q. and A. with Charlie Baker

Gov. Charlie Baker is the former CEO of Harvard Pilgrim Health Care and served in both former Gov. Bill Weld and former Gov. Paul Cellucci administrations. He was elected governor in 2014, edging out Democrat Martha Coakley in a close election. He will face-off against Scott Lively, a pastor who espouses homophobic and fringe...
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JP Progressives endorse Malia, Elugardo

August 10, 2018
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The Jamaica Plain Progressives group voted to endorse incumbent Liz Malia and newcomer Nika Elugardo in their respective races for state representative, according to an email blast. Malia is battling Charles Clemons Muhammad and Ture Turnbull to retain her seat, representing the 11th Suffolk District, while Elugardo is looking to unseat Jeffrey Sanchez, who...
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Gang member sentenced for dealing drugs at JP housing dev.

August 10, 2018
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Javonte Robinson, a 21-year-old Heath Street gang member, was sentenced on July 19 in federal court for distributing drugs in and around the Mildred C. Hailey Apartments, according to a press release. Robinson, who is also known as “Biggie” and “Big Dog,” was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge William G. Young to one...
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Update on the 64 Allandale lawsuit

August 10, 2018
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A resolution to the lawsuit by a group of abutters–Carl Tremblay, Jacqueline Lees, Stephen P. Bell, Mary Reed, and Elizabeth Bowen Donovan—over the 64 Allandale St. project appears to be on the horizon. According to an update on the Allandale Woods Coalition website, a group opposed to the current project and that is helping...
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