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2nd police spying protest planned

August 2, 2013
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Civil liberties groups will hold this year’s second protest on Aug. 4 at Boston Police headquarters against a controversial anti-terrorism intelligence center that maintained files on local peace activists. The Boston Regional Intelligence Center (BRIC) has been criticized for overlooking the alleged Boston Marathon bombers while keeping files on legal activities of protesters, including...

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Café Bartlett Square opens

August 2, 2013
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Café Bartlett Square opens

BROOKSIDE—Café Bartlett Square, the newest addition to the Bartlett Square development at 154 Green St., opened its doors last month. The 50-seat café, located across the street from the Green Street MBTA station, is open from 6:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday and...

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JPers win garden contest

August 2, 2013
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Five Jamaica Plain residents scored wins—including two first places—in this year’s Garden Contest sponsored by Mayor Thomas Menino and the Boston Parks and Recreation Department, it was announced this week. Myrna Balk of Chilcott Place tied for first place in the Large Yard Garden category, and Robert Fettig of Goldsmith Street won first place...

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Parklets sparked by city innovation fund

August 2, 2013
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Following the Gazette’s coverage on the lack of an in-depth public process for the City’s pilot parklet program, top Boston Transportation Department’s (BTD) officials met with the Gazette last month to talk funding and where the program could go in the future. The City’s pilot parklet program is being funded from a new, one-time...

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Rt. 39 project includes ADA compliance

August 2, 2013
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Rt. 39 project includes ADA compliance

Workers are replacing sidewalks at many Route 39 bus stops to make them in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), as part of the bus improvement project, according to MBTA spokesperson Joe Pesaturo. The Gazette learned of the replacement when it observed a new sidewalk being poured and concrete testing being done...

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Pond Walk

August 2, 2013
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Pond Walk

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St. John’s Church rector retires

August 2, 2013
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St. John’s Church rector retires

SUMNER HILL—Anne Fowler, who has been at the helm of St. John’s Episcopal Church at 1 Roanoke Ave. for two decades and was part of the effort to legalize gay marriage in the state, stepped away as rector last month. “I have loved my years here, and leave this very special community with profound...

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Talking Business

August 2, 2013
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Talking Business

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Suspects sought in 2 shootings

August 2, 2013
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Police are seeking suspects in two separate shootings July 29 that left two men wounded in Egleston and Jackson Squares. In the Egleston Square incident, a man in his 20s was wounded by a gunshot and beaten in the face with a pistol early in the morning in the area of 72 Walnut Park...

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JP Local First

August 2, 2013
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JP Local First

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