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JPNC-City links seen in early documents

April 12, 2013
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The Gazette has discovered JPNC documents from the 1980s that may bolster its claim in a controversial lawsuit to be a government body. An April 10 court hearing in the dispute concluded without a decision by the judge. The documents include discussion of a contract between the JPNC and the Mayor’s Office of Neighborhood...

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City takes over some Charlestown council duties

April 12, 2013
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The City of Boston has quietly taken over some Charlestown Neighborhood Council (CNC) zoning review duties after a private City Hall meeting with its leaders, the Gazette has learned. The move apparently was triggered by recent lawsuits filed against the council, and the plaintiffs say it bolsters their argument that the CNC—and other neighborhood...

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Women in Business

April 12, 2013
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Man shot to death; vehicle sought

April 12, 2013
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By John Ruch and Peter Shanley, Gazette Staff HYDE SQ.—A man was shot to death at 104 Minden St. on March 31, and Boston Police are seeking a dark-colored Ford Flex vehicle seen in the area around the time of the 8:30 p.m. shooting. The victim was Edward Villalona, 25, of Jamaica Plain, according...

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Air Force Grad

April 12, 2013
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No decision on JPNC lawsuit

April 11, 2013
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A Suffolk County Superior Court judge made no decision on a motion to dismiss the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council’s (JPNC) controversial lawsuit at a hearing yesterday afternoon, according to an attorney involved in the case. The attorney declined to speak on the record about what happened in the hearing. No further hearings have been scheduled...

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Councilor Ross announces run for mayor

April 11, 2013
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Councilor Ross announces run for mayor

City Councilor Mike Ross, who lives in Mission Hill and represents part of Hyde Square, announced he is running for mayor today. He tweeted the announcement with a link to his campaign website at Kevin Fitzgerald Park on Mission Hill. “Today, in that same spirit of community activism and determination to continue building a...

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Hennigan won’t join mayoral race

April 10, 2013
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By John Ruch and Peter Shanley/Gazette Staff Maura Hennigan, clerk of the Suffolk County criminal courts and a 2005 mayoral candidate, will not run for mayor this year, she told the Gazette. “As much as I would love to run for mayor with this open seat, the short timeframe to put together a campaign...

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Arroyo announces mayoral run

April 9, 2013
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Arroyo announces mayoral run

City Councilor At-Large Felix Arroyo, a Jamaica Plain resident, officially joined the mayoral race today, kicking off his campaign at the downtown office of the Service Employees International Union Local 615. “I will bring my skills as a community organizer, my experience as a city councilor and my commitment to moving Boston forward to...

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City takes over some Charlestown council duties

April 9, 2013
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The City of Boston has quietly taken over some Charlestown Neighborhood Council (CNC) zoning review duties after a private City Hall meeting with its leaders, the Gazette has learned. The move apparently was triggered by recent lawsuits filed against the council, and the plaintiffs say it bolsters their argument that the CNC—and other neighborhood...

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