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Car-free councilor travels city by T

December 16, 2011
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She is the only woman sitting on City Council and the only minority woman ever to hold the office, but At-Large City Councilor Ayanna Pressley is unique among her colleagues in another way. She is the only city councilor without a driver’s license. Pressley would not say on the record why she did not...

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South St. Shooting

December 16, 2011
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(Gazette Photo by John Ruch) A bullet hole scars the windshield of a minivan on South Street near the scene of a shooting that wounded a 19-year-old man on Dec. 11, according to the Boston Police Department. The man was wounded behind 219 South St. when two unknown suspects opened fire on a group of five people. Police found bullet holes in two vehicles and a stop sign on South Street. The victim was treated for non-life-threatening injuries, said BPD.

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More council district shifts proposed

December 16, 2011
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New maps are now appearing at a regular clip as Boston City Council presses on with its efforts redraw its districts. The latest redistricting map, unveiled at a hearing on Dec. 7, is the second put forward by City Councilor Bill Linehan, chair of the council’s Committee on the Census and Redistricting. In it,...

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No light display at mansion

December 16, 2011
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The famous—and often infamous—Christmas light display at an Arborway mansion is not happening this year. “No, I’m just not going to do it,” said Dominic Luberto, who for years has covered his 61 Arborway home in thousands of dollars in lights. “Next year. I’ll do it next year.” Luberto has gained international attention for...

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Emerging Candidate

December 16, 2011
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(Courtesy Photo) JP resident Maria Moreno graduated from Emerge Massachusetts’ political training program on Dec. 3 at a downtown ceremony. Emerge trains Democratic women to run for public office.

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Sheriff In Town

December 16, 2011
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(Courtesy Photo) Ed Geary Jr. (left), director of external relations and communications for the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Department, accepts a Boston Neighborhood Network Producer Spotlight Award from BNN General Manager Curtis Henderson at BNN’s annual meeting at its Egleston Square headquarters on Nov. 15. Geary produces the “Common Ground” program for the department, headed by JP resident Sheriff Andrea Cabral.

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Man sought in stroller assault case

December 16, 2011
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(Image Courtesy Boston Police Department) A sketch of the man sought in the stroller assault case.

The Boston Police Department has released a sketch of a man being sought in connection with a Nov. 28 sexual assault in Franklin Park. The man is described as Hispanic; in his mid-20s; 5-feet-8-inches tall; medium build; and wearing a black hat and a black jacket or long-sleeved shirt. The sketch appears to show...

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Walkers’ Choice

December 16, 2011
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(Photo by Gloria Carrigg) Mary Hannon (left), board member of JP Centre/South Main Streets (CSMS) holds WalkBoston’s Walkers’ Choice Award as CSMS Executive Director Randace Moore (center) and WalkBoston Executive Director Wendy Landman (right) look on at Centre Street’s UForge Gallery on Dec. 1. CSMS won the award for its pedestrian-friendly First Thursday monthly art events.

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Protesters to sing against Whole Foods

December 16, 2011
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HYDE SQ.—An anti-Whole Foods Market group is attempting to boycott the grocer and will sing Christmas carol parodies against it in a Dec. 21 demonstration. Whose Foods? Whose Community? aims to get the grocer to sign a community benefits agreement (CBA) with the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council (JPNC), even though the council has abandoned...

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Going For Baroque

December 16, 2011
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(Courtesy Photo) Ensemble 44 performs music by women composers of the French and Italian Baroque era Jan. 8 at the Loring-Greenough House. See Sights & Sounds listing.

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