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Former Mayor Menino ‘suspends’ his cancer treatment

October 24, 2014
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Former Mayor Menino ‘suspends’ his cancer treatment

Former Mayor Thomas Menino announced yesterday that he is “suspending” his medical treatments for advanced, reportedly inoperable cancer. He also halted the promotional tour for his new book, “Mayor for a New America.” While Menino’s announcement also said he will “continue to fight this terrible disease,” it is being widely read as an end-of-life decision....

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Homeless care project breaks ground

October 24, 2014
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Homeless care project breaks ground

PARKSIDE—After four years of planning, a two-year lawsuit and a lively community process, a new Boston Healthcare for the Homeless Program (BHCHP) respite care facility at 461 Walnut Ave. broke ground earlier this month. The Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development Corporation (JPNDC) development, now called Walnut Avenue Apartments, will turn the former Barbara McInnis House,...

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Mayor’s rep walks JP, street by street

October 24, 2014
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Mayor’s rep walks JP, street by street

Jullieanne Doherty, Jamaica Plain’s neighborhood coordinator from the Mayor’s Office of Neighborhood Services, has been getting plenty of chances to wear down her walking shoes over the last six weeks. Mayor Martin Walsh last month announced NEW (Neighborhood Engagement Walks) Boston, a comprehensive audit of every street in every neighborhood across Boston last month....

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Voters face big choices on Nov. 4 ballot

October 24, 2014
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Democrat Martha Coakley and Republican Charlie Baker are fighting it out in a close gubernatorial race, while three other candidates trail far behind in the weeks leading up to the Nov. 4 general election. Meanwhile, in the only competitive local election, Democrat  state Sen. Sonia Chang-Díaz (2nd Suffolk District) will face Republican David James...

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Decisiones importantes en la elección del 4 de noviembre

October 24, 2014
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La demócrata Martha Coakley y el republicano Charlie Baker se enfrentan en la estrecha carrera para gobernador, mientras que otros tres candidatos se han quedado muy atrás en las semanas previas a la elección general del 4 de noviembre. Mientras tanto, en la única elección local competitiva, la Senadora del Estado demócrata Sonia Chang-Diaz...

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JP resident featured in ACLU report on BPD racial profiling

October 24, 2014
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JP resident featured in ACLU report on BPD racial profiling

The Boston Police Department has a pattern of racial profiling in stop-and-frisk incidents, claims a new report from the state’s American Civil Liberties Union chapter that highlights a Jamaica Plain resident’s experiences. Ivan Richiez, a longtime resident of JP’s South Street Apartments, appears on the front page of the report, titled, “Black, Brown and...

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1 wounded in shooting

October 24, 2014
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HYDE SQ.—An unidentified victim was shot in the leg on the afternoon of Oct. 15 near the Pimentel Market at 340 Centre St. The victim survived and was hospitalized, according to the Boston Police Department. A Roxbury man arrested on gun charges that night in Mozart Park was friends with the victim, the Suffolk...

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Caregiver Walk

October 24, 2014
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Caregiver Walk

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Sen. Chang-Díaz weighs in on ballot questions

October 24, 2014
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Local state Sen. Sonia Chang-Díaz recently spoke with the Gazette about the four ballot questions that Jamaica Plain voters will help decide on Nov. 4, including her support for the ballot question to overturn the state casino law. Question 3 is about repealing the state casino law, which Chang-Díaz voted against at the State...

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O’Malley votes against council pay raise

October 24, 2014
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City Councilor Matt O’Malley voted against a measure giving councilors a $20,000 raise during a meeting Oct. 8. Despite his no vote, the measure passed with a 9-4 tally. “It’s a little disappointing,” O’Malley, who represents most of Jamaica Plain, said in a Gazette interview. “It’s still too high.” City Council President Bill Linehan...

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