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Police seek suspects in McDonald’s robbery

March 7, 2012
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Police seek suspects in McDonald’s robbery

EGLESTON SQ.—The Boston Police Department has released descriptions of two suspects in a Feb. 25 armed robbery of the McDonald’s restaurant at 3064 Washington St. The two men reportedly ate at the restaurant, then returned around 11 p.m. They entered through a back door and brandished a pistol while robbing the restaurant. The pistol...

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Suspect arrested in 7-Eleven homicide

March 6, 2012
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HYDE SQ.—A suspect in last year’s stabbing death of a Jamaica Plain man in the 7-Eleven parking lot was arrested yesterday by Boston Police officers and charged with murder. Kenneth Soto, 19, was killed during an early-morning fight at the 451 Centre St. convenience store on Oct. 16. The man charged in the killing...

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State misses overpass decision deadline

March 2, 2012
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FOREST HILLS—The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) missed its own deadline this week for making the decision about the Casey Overpass replacement project. There is no new timeline for an announcement and MassDOT offered no explanation for the further delay. “We’re still looking to make a decision soon,” MassDOT spokesperson Michael Verseckes told the...

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Park horses try to avoid the sunset ride

March 2, 2012
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(Courtesy Photo) Park Ranger Meghan O’Boyle on horse Fredrick and Ranger Hodari Keels talk with children about horse grooming at Mayor Thomas Menino’s Children’s Festival at the Franklin Park Clubhouse on Feb. 23.

The Boston Park Rangers Mounted Unit—stabled at Franklin Park—is once again trying to avoid a sunset ride into retirement. An upcoming fund-raiser, organized by the Friends of the Boston Park Rangers Mounted Unit, is aimed at keeping the horses on the force for another year. While the City pays the salaries of the 12...

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Presidential primary is March 6

March 2, 2012
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The U.S. presidential primary election in Massachusetts will be held March 6. It will help to select the nominees for the Democratic, Green and Republican parties in the November presidential election. Incumbent President Barack Obama is the only Democrat on his party’s ballot. The Republican ballot will include active candidates Newt Gingrich, Ron Paul,...

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Illicit chickens ruffle neighbors’ feathers

March 2, 2012
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While the process to legally welcome chickens into the Boston cityscape has begun, makes Jamaica Plain chicken-keepers happy, it may raise concerns with their neighbors. A JP resident who lives near an illicit chicken-keeper spoke to the Gazette about how it has created tension between herself and her neighbor. She asked to remain anonymous...

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Dog Day

March 2, 2012
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(Gazette Photo by Chris Alspach) The weather looks more like April as Kayla McCue plays tug of war with dog Jackson at Beecher Park on Hyde Square’s Beecher Street on Feb. 20.

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Jackson Square development receives funds

March 2, 2012
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(Courtesy Image) An illustration of the proposed 225 Centre St. building.

JACKSON SQ.—The 225 Centre St. development recently received $46.8 million in funding from MassHousing, New Market Tax Credits and union pension funds. The project, which will create 103 new apartments along with retail and commercial space, is the first part of a $250 million redevelopment in Jackson Square. The 225 Centre St. development is...

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BHA: Bromley TMC had no contract, no ‘heir’

March 2, 2012
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JACKSON SQ.—The Bromley-Heath housing development’s Tenant Management Corporation (TMC) had no existing management contract and no “heir apparent” to follow its retiring leader, sparking the Boston Housing Authority’s (BHA) surprise takeover, the Gazette has learned. Led by Mildred Hailey for 40 years, the TMC drew national attention for its groundbreaking model of tenant-operated public...

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Housing project to get advisory group

March 2, 2012
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S. HUNTINGTON AVE.—The giant apartment project proposed for the Home for Little Wanderers site will be reviewed by an advisory group being formed by the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA). Boston Residential Group is proposing to demolish the existing buildings at the Home site at 161 S. Huntington Ave. and erecting a new building with...

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