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FBI seeks bank robber

April 12, 2013
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FBI seeks bank robber

The FBI is seeking a man accused of robbing the Mt. Washington Bank branch at 515 Centre St. on April 10. The suspect is described as a white man, 5-feet-10-inches to 6 feet tall, medium build, bald or with a closely shaved head. He was wearing dark sunglasses, a green zippered jacket with yellow...

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Casey documents suggest at-grade bias

April 12, 2013
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The state Casey Arborway team has released documents that suggest the state was biased in favor of an at-grade street network plan before the public process even started, though it still allowed for the possibility of a bridge replacement. Early internal meeting notes mention an “Eisenhower Concept” and an “Olmsted Concept,” presumably referring to...

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Good Friday

April 12, 2013
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Arroyo, Ross join crowded mayoral race

April 12, 2013
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City Councilor At-Large Felix Arroyo, a Jamaica Plain resident, and City Councilor Mike Ross, who represents part of the neighborhood, joined the mayoral race this week. At least two other JP-area officials—state Rep. Jeffrey Sánchez and City Councilor Charles Yancey—are still considering a run. “I will bring my skills as a community organizer, my experience...

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Consalvo: Mayor’s Office is about helping people

April 12, 2013
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City Councilor and mayoral candidate Rob Consalvo pledged to bring a mix of innovation—including naming a “technology czar”—and old-fashioned public service to the Mayor’s Office in his first major campaign interview. “We’ll fistfight over who’s the biggest visionary,” Consalvo said of the mayoral candidates in the exclusive interview April 5 at the Gazette office....

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Bromley-Heath to get new advisory board

April 12, 2013
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Residents of the Bromley-Heath housing development will go to the polls on May 30 to elect a new tenant advisory board, according to a Boston Housing Authority (BHA) official. Once elected, the new advisory board will replace the Tenant Management Corporation (TMC), which was the tenant group for many years and had a rocky...

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Resident considers lawsuit against Casey project

April 12, 2013
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Casey Arborway Design Advisory Group (DAG) member Bernard Doherty told the Gazette he is considering filing an injunction against the project to protect his neighborhood. “No one prefers to go that route if there’s a reasonable solution,” he told the Gazette this week. “But all our arrows are in our quiver.” Doherty, a member...

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Boston Shines comes to JP

April 12, 2013
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Boston Shines, the City of Boston’s annual cleanup event, will be held Sat., April 27. Organizations and individuals can volunteer to help spruce up city streets and public spaces. In JP, Boston Shines collaborates with a longtime neighborhood cleanup and is among the most popular local volunteer events. The City or local organizers can...

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Owners: Homes rotting after 10 years

April 12, 2013
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Owners of Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development Corporation (JPNDC)-constructed homes on Mission Hill’s Back of the Hill area are claiming that shoddy construction is responsible for a myriad of problems, including leaky roofs and rotting porches. They are considering legal action against the developers. JPNDC Executive Director Richard Thal denied any culpability, but said the...

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Drumming Up Support

April 12, 2013
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