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Senior Life: City plans a senior-friendly future

March 13, 2015
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The City’s Commission on Affairs of the Elderly has recently launched the “Age Friendly Boston” initiative, aimed at making transportation, public meetings and public spaces more accessible and respectful to Boston’s older denizens. It all ties into the City’s coordinated development of improvements for the future Boston of 2030. “Mayor Walsh is committed to...

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BPS eyes JP school closure and move

March 13, 2015
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BPS eyes JP school closure and move

Citing budget woes, Boston Public Schools (BPS) is calling for closure of the Community Academy at 25 Glen Road at the end of the school year. Another possible change: the Margarita Muñiz Academy at 20 Child St. may be relocated to the building currently occupied by the Rogers Middle School in Hyde Park in...

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The return of Dianne Wilkerson

March 12, 2015
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The return of Dianne Wilkerson

Of all of the twists and turns of Boston’s Olympics bid, perhaps the most surprising is the public reappearance of Dianne Wilkerson. JP’s former state senator’s last public activities here were in 2008, when her reelection attempt collapsed with her FBI arrest for taking bribes. After her release from federal prison in 2013, she has...

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EHS staffer charged with shooting student

March 6, 2015
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An employee of JP’s English High School (EHS) is charged with attempting to murder an EHS student in Roxbury on Tuesday night in a shooting related to drug-dealing, according to Suffolk County District Attorney spokesperson Jake Wark. Shaun Harrison, 55, was working as dean of students at EHS at 144 McBride St. at the...

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Community skeptical of Franklin Park Olympics use

March 6, 2015
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Boston 2024 underwent a barrage of aggressive questioning from community members about its proposed use of Franklin Park as an Olympics venue at a meeting last night, March 5. The majority of the roughly 80 attendees at the Franklin Park Coalition (FPC)-hosted meeting ranged from skeptical to outright hostile about the Olympics plan. Boston...

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Arborway bike plan includes major rotary redesigns

February 27, 2015
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A proposed bicycle-oriented redesign of the Arborway between Murray and Kelley Circles would replace the historic rotaries with modern roundabouts. Created and advertised as a plan to create and improve bicycle facilities on the Arborway, the plan would replace Murray Circle with two smaller, modern roundabouts, replace Kelley Circle with one roundabout, and redirect...

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EHS senior awarded football scholarship to UMaine

February 27, 2015
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EHS senior awarded football scholarship to UMaine

Emmanuel Almonte, a senior and football quarterback at English High School (EHS) at 144 McBride St., signed a Letter of Intent to play football on an athletic scholarship at the University of Maine (UMaine) earlier this month. Almonte told the Gazette last week that he was accepted into UMaine before his football career became...

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IAG for 3200 Washington St. project formed

February 27, 2015
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An Impact Advisory Group (IAG) for the proposed development on the 3190-3204 block of Washington Street between Montebello and Iffley roads has been created as a result of the developers filing a Letter of Intent with the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA). The proposed 76-unit, six- to seven-story development was proposed by developers Dan Mangiacotti...

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Urban Edge developing affordable rentals

February 27, 2015
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EGLESTON SQ.—Urban Edge is planning on developing 40 to 50 affordable rental units in Egleston Square, adjacent to the Egleston Square Branch Library at 2044 Columbus Ave. Urban Edge planned to host a community meeting at the Library Feb. 28, after the Gazette’s deadline, to discuss the project with the neighborhood. According to Urban...

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Rockland Trust Arrives

February 27, 2015
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Rockland Trust Arrives

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