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Connolly pledges ‘new energy’ as mayor, blasts Menino

March 27, 2013
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City Councilor John Connolly pledged to improve everything from public schools to the arts scene, while blasting incumbent Mayor Thomas Menino’s City Hall as lacking vision and transparency, in Connolly’s first major interview about his mayoral campaign. “While I deeply respect the mayor’s commitment to the city, we need an infusion of new energy...

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Former Martha Eliot official questions ending service

March 27, 2013
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A Jamaica Plain doctor who is a former official at Martha Eliot Health Center in a letter to the Gazette is questioning Boston Children’s Hospital (BCH) decision to end adult service at the health center. Dr. John Jewett, who worked at MEHC for 13 years, including three years as the director of adult medicine,...

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Woman knocked down, robbed on Arborway

March 26, 2013
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ARBORWAY—A woman was knocked down and robbed by two suspects on the Arborway near the Jamaica Place intersection on the evening of March 20, according to Boston Police reports confirmed to the Gazette by Capt. Paul Russell, commander of Jamaica Plain’s District E-13 Police Station. One suspect knocked the woman to the ground and...

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Casey opposition gets louder, but doesn’t sway officials

March 15, 2013
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FOREST HILLS—Opponents of the Casey Arborway plan are turning out in greater numbers, though they are no closer to overturning the state’s decision, according to key elected officials. Despite the vocal opposition, local elected officials, including state reps. Russell Holmes and Liz Malia, who are critical of the at-grade plan, and Boston Mayor Thomas...

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Death of a Tree

March 15, 2013
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Death of a Tree

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Green Line extension to Hyde Square proposed

March 15, 2013
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The Arborway Committee, a transit advocacy group, recently released a report advocating for the extension of Green Line streetcar service to Hyde Square. The report includes various alternatives, including one routing the streetcar through the Hyde Square rotary. The Gazette learned of the report during the State of Our Neighborhood forum Feb. 26. “The...

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Ex-Mayor Flynn backs JPNC lawsuit

March 15, 2013
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Former Mayor Raymond Flynn supports the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council’s (JPNC) right to sue the City in its controversial lawsuit, he told the Gazette in a phone interview March 8. Flynn created the JPNC and other neighborhood councils around the city in the 1980s to advise City Hall. He said he did not consider...

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Health center to hold meeting on care change

March 15, 2013
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JACKSON SQ.—Boston Children’s Hospital (BCH) will hold a community meeting on ending adult service at the Martha Eliot Health Center (MEHC), while some people remain perplexed about the decision to do so. A member of the MEHC community advisory board said there are still unanswered questions about why Boston Children’s Hospital is ending adult...

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Peace Garden to get redesign

March 15, 2013
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EGLESTON SQ.—The Ecumenical Social Action Committee, Inc. (ESAC) is hosting two “re-imagining” sessions for a redesign of the Egleston Square Peace Garden at the corner of Washington and School streets. The two sessions, one planned for March 13, after the Gazette’s deadline, and one planned for Sat., March 16, are aimed at gathering community...

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Preservation group eyes Goddard future

March 15, 2013
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With announcement that the former Goddard House nursing home at 201 S. Huntington Ave. is for sale, a preservation group is hoping that the new owners will maintain the building’s historic value. The sale of the building moves to the next phase a controversy that first began last summer when the Goddard House announced...

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