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Pride Party

June 21, 2013
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Mayoral candidate Walsh will run on state rep. record

June 21, 2013
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By Peter Shanley and John Ruch, Gazette Staff Boston mayoral candidate Marty Walsh wants it known he’s not going to be vacillating when his past 16 years as state representative for Dorchester comes up during the campaign. “My record is black-and-white. I’m proud of my record,” said Walsh in a recent interview at the...

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Three candidates to battle for U.S. Senate seat

June 21, 2013
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Democrat U.S. Rep. Ed Markey (5th District), Republican Gabriel Gomez and third-party candidate Richard Heos will face off against each other on June 25 in an election to fill the U.S. Senate seat left by John Kerry. Interim Sen. William Cowan holds the seat in the meantime. Markey and Gomez won their respective party...

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Other cities have better off-leash dog parks

June 21, 2013
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Boston is lagging behind major—and not-so-major—metropolitan areas around the country when it comes to providing recreational off-leash spaces for its canine citizens. Boston currently has three City-maintained off-leash dog areas, the result of a seemingly abandoned pilot program. But there are frequent requests for more and frequent conflicts between park users and dog owners....

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‘Serenity’ approved by BRA

June 21, 2013
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S. HUNTIGNTON—After over a year in development, the luxury apartment building at 105A S. Huntington Ave., called “Serenity,” was approved by the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) last week. It still needs significant variance approvals from the Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA). The 195-unit apartment complex will be no higher than five floors on the...

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Hubway might be coming to JP in late summer

June 21, 2013
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The Hubway bike-share system might be coming to Jamaica Plain in late August or early September, according to Boston Bikes director Nicole Freedman, a JP resident. Hubway is a collaboration between the City and a private company. Meanwhile, Franklin Park Coalition Executive Director Christine Poff is advocating for one of those spots for Hubway...

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Attorney: Owners liable for dogs’ damage

June 21, 2013
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Owners and keepers of dogs are liable for any injuries or property damage their dogs may cause, whether off- or on-leash, according to personal injury lawyer David White. “In Massachusetts, there is strict liability,” White told the Gazette, which means total legal responsibility without proof of fault. White has 30 years of experience in...

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Greener Arborway

June 21, 2013
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Jackson Square CAC disbanded

June 21, 2013
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Jackson Square Community Advisory Committee (CAC), which was formed in 2006 to oversee a massive redevelopment of the area, has been disbanded by the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA), according to that agency and to Rodney Singleton, the former chair of the group. The reasoning behind why the group was disbanded is disputed. Singleton said...

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Two mayoral candidates had outside income

June 21, 2013
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Two of the five city councilors who are running for mayor supplemented their income with outside work last year. City councilors have an annual salary of $87,500. City councilors must file annual financial statements with the City. The Gazette went to City Hall to obtain the statements. City Councilor Mike Ross earned between $60,001...

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