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Baby Delivery

July 4, 2014
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Baby Delivery

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‘Bump-Out’ Curb

July 4, 2014
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‘Bump-Out’ Curb

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Local author publishes social justice kids’ book

July 4, 2014
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Local author publishes social justice kids’ book

Local author Althea Smith released her new all-ages book, “Clashes: Lessons In Class,” where she tackles common social issues, earlier this year. “It started with the premise that children learn very young that there are some people who have and some who do not,” she told the Gazette. She then followed the train of...

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Suspect arrested in sexual assault at Arboretum

June 27, 2014
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A suspect has been arrested in a sexual assault that happened at the Arnold Arboretum on Wednesday, according to the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office. The suspect, 23-year-old Ashton Davis, was arrested last night by the Boston Police Department (BPD). Data from a GPS bracelet that Davis was wearing due to another case helped...

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Split Verdict in Fatal JP Shooting

June 26, 2014
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A Suffolk Superior Court jury today acquitted a man of murdering Brenda Pawlowski in Jamaica Plain three years ago, but found him guilty of possessing the weapon with which she was killed. After eight days of testimony and two days of deliberations, jurors found Mattapan resident Larry Pack, 32, not guilty of murder in...

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Two men shot, one fatally

June 24, 2014
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Two 24-year-old men were shot—one fatally—Sunday morning in the area of School and Arcadia streets, according to bpdnews.com. Officers responded to a report of two people shot at about 1:50 a.m. on Sunday June 22 and found two men suffering from gunshot wounds. Both men were transported to Brigham and Women’s Hospital, where one...

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CPCAY: T plans to sell Arborway Yard

June 20, 2014
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FOREST HILLS—The community organization that helped the MBTA create a long-stalled plan for a new bus yard in Forest Hills has concluded that the T intends to sell the land rather than ever build the facility. Instead, the Community Planning Committee for the Arborway Yard (CPCAY) is calling for the MBTA to stop spending...

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Gov. candidates spar at forum

June 20, 2014
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The Democratic candidates for governor gathered at a Jamaica Plain forum for the first time following the state party convention June 14. Although the group was smaller, there were plenty of fireworks, as state Treasurer Steve Grossman and state Attorney General Martha Coakley sparred over campaign finances. About 60 people were at the Curley...

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Gymnastics Champ

June 20, 2014
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Gymnastics Champ

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Lantern Festival is cancelled this year

June 20, 2014
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The Forest Hills Cemetery (FHC) will not hold its annual Lantern Festival this summer, a landmark event that it has held for the last 15 years. FHC Assistant Treasurer Janice Stetz told the Gazette that the Cemetery is “reviewing procedures and logistics” and that the festival “may come back next year.” Stetz said she...

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