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Film on Marathon hero, peace activist nears completion

April 10, 2015
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Carlos Arredondo in Sept. 2013. (Courtesy Photo)

A documentary about Carlos Arredondo, the Boston Marathon bombing rescue hero and peace activist with strong Jamaica Plain ties, is nearing completion after a decade in the works. “The Man in the Cowboy Hat,” a documentary by JP resident Janice Rogovin, has been in production since Rogovin filmed her first interview with Arredondo in...

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Franklin Park get key role, but no answers, in Olympics debate

April 10, 2015
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The contentious Olympics meeting last month at Franklin Park has become a key moment in the bid’s plummeting public image, with Boston 2024 apologizing for the process’s failings in a prominent March 30 Boston Globe story. Yet Boston 2024 has not changed its process, and has not offered new information to the Franklin Park...

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Franklin Park tiene un papel clave en el debate olímpico

April 10, 2015
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La reunión contenciosa del mes pasado en Franklin Park se ha convertido en un momento clave para la imagen pública de la apuesta olímpica. Boston 2024 se disculpó por las deficiencias del proceso en un artículo prominente en la edición del 30 de marzo del Boston Globe. No obstante, Boston 2024 no ha cambiado...

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Where City Councilors stand on Olympics

April 10, 2015
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With the Olympics bid facing increasing questions from the public, the Gazette checked in with all 13 Boston city councilors to see where they stand. Only six councilors were willing to comment. All of them have a position of “maybe” to hosting the Olympics, but with varying degrees of enthusiasm and skepticism. The councilors...

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Franklin Park struggles with snow piles

April 10, 2015
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Following a record-setting winter, Franklin Park is reeling from the mess left behind by snow piles created by City snow crews. Franklin Park served as one of the city’s many snow farms, receiving excess snow from other parts of the city. Now that that surplus snow is melting, Franklin Park Coalition (FPC) President Christine...

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Art ‘grove’ coming to Franklin Park

April 10, 2015
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Franklin Park will host a “pop-up art grove,” a temporary art installation, during the month of August. And it’s seeking artists to join in. The City issued a call for artists’ proposals late last month. The program will include a selection of outdoor art installations, public talks and artist-led youth workshops, all sited in...

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Plainfield development likely to restart soon

April 10, 2015
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Plainfield development likely to restart soon

Following two years of work and a stop-work order from the City, the development at 22-26 Plainfield St. is likely to get the green light to resume construction soon. Following neighborhood concerns about the plans for a new three-unit, three-story townhouse, the city’s Inspectional Services Department (ISD) issued a stop-work order pending review and...

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City crafting 2030 transportation plan

April 10, 2015
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The City of Boston is developing a new comprehensive transportation plan, called “Go Boston 2030,” as part of the various coordinated efforts to envision the city in 2030. The initiative just completed its first phase, asking residents to submit their questions and requests, partly through a City truck visiting various neighborhoods. There are no...

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Girls basketball team grows together

April 10, 2015
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Girls basketball team grows together

Five years after joining a co-ed kids basketball league, and seeing it bloom into a thriving girls-only league, members and parents of Curtis Hall’s Girls’ Basketball Division are now angling to expand. The girls league, for ages 8 to 12, split off from the co-ed kids league about two years ago when “the girls...

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Peace Garden Cleanup

March 27, 2015
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Peace Garden Cleanup

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