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Convicts turn a new leaf

October 7, 2011
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Convicts turn a new leaf

By Rebeca Oliveira and Benjamin Colb Four days a week in the Emerald Necklace—the 1,100-acre chain of parks connecting Jamaica Plain to Brookline and the Back Bay—two crews of eight convicts from the Boston Pre-Release Center on Morton Street do landscaping and horticultural work. The Emerald Necklace Maintenance Collaborative (ENMC) program provides work experience...

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El voto at-large muy disputado

October 7, 2011
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“¡Tiene que ser momento de elecciones ya!’ nos dice un asiduo a los negocios de Jackson Square, destacando la presencia casi permanente de políticos municipales en las últimas semanas. “Compran frutas, disfrutan de jugos y hasta ordenan platos de chicharrones”, menciona, destacando que le hablan familiarmente o le dan sus nombres, tarjetas o flyers...

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Fire!

October 7, 2011
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Fire!

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Overpass team narrows choices

October 7, 2011
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Funding fears addressed FOREST HILLS—State planners in charge of the Casey Overpass replacement project have narrowed the field to two choices from the four presented to the community in July at a Working Advisory Group (WAG) meeting last week. A single-bridge alternative and a surface street-only alternative will be subjected to in-depth studies to...

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Flaherty eager for another term

October 7, 2011
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Flaherty eager for another term

Two years after challenging Mayor Thomas Menino in one of the closest races the mayor has ever faced, former At-Large City Councilor Michael Flaherty wants his old job back. “It was never an option for me to take my ball and go home. I am not interested in sitting in the bleachers,” Flaherty said...

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JP nonprofit boosts women’s self-esteem

October 7, 2011
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Self Esteem Boston Educational Institute (SEB) does work that is often trying to undo decades of harm. SEB, a nonprofit training provider based in Jamaica Plain, is dedicated to preparing low-income and at-risk women for social and economic success by helping them improve their self-esteem. “We work in recovery programs, transitional programs. We go...

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14 JP priests on sex abuser list

October 7, 2011
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A total of 14 priests from all Jamaica Plain parishes appear on a long-awaited list of 159 Boston Catholic clergy convicted or accused of child sexual abuse released Aug. 25 by the Archdiocese of Boston. They include John Geoghan, the notorious child molestor whose crimes at St. Andrew the Apostle in Forest Hills were...

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Store clerk killer imprisoned for life

October 7, 2011
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Store clerk killer imprisoned for life

Edward Corliss was found guilty of first-degree murder and sentenced to life without parole last week for the 2009 shooting of store clerk Surendra Dangol during an armed robbery of the Tedeschi’s Food Shop at 783 Centre St. At the time of the slaying, Corliss, 65, was living in Roslindale, and on parole for...

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O’Malley calls for snow removal hearing

October 7, 2011
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It’s not too early to be investigating snow removal problems, according to local City Councilor Matt O’Malley. O’Malley last month called for a hearing into city and state agencies’ problems removing snow from public property. Last winter, bus stops, sidewalks and other areas in Jamaica Plain were heaped with snow while agencies disputed whose...

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Alleged drug trafficker arrested in JP

October 7, 2011
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A major drug bust that included an arrest in a JP restaurant on Sept. 7 led to the seizure of over 3 kilos of cocaine. Adriano Pena, 35, of Roslindale and Wiston Pena, 42, of Dorchester, were arrested after allegedly exchanging more than 200 grams of cocaine. Adriano Pena was arrested at El Embajador...

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