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New Neighborhood Council elected

October 7, 2011
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Casting close to 800 votes—more than twice as many as in the last election in 2009—Jamaica Plain residents elected a new Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council Sept. 24. Andrea Howley, who chaired the neighborhood council during its last two-year session, praised the high turnout. “I definitely think the turnout was a validation that, to many...

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District 7 candidates selected

October 7, 2011
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EGLESTON SQ.—Incumbent Tito Jackson and political newcomer Sheneal Parker will be the District 7 candidates for city council following their first- and second- place finishes in the district preliminary election Sept. 27. Jackson received 76 percent of the 2,467 votes cast. Parker got 11.1 percent. The other candidates, Althea Garrison and Roy Owens, won...

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Convicts turn a new leaf

October 7, 2011
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Convicts turn a new leaf

By Rebeca Oliveira and Benjamin Colb Four days a week in the Emerald Necklace—the 1,100-acre chain of parks connecting Jamaica Plain to Brookline and the Back Bay—two crews of eight convicts from the Boston Pre-Release Center on Morton Street do landscaping and horticultural work. The Emerald Necklace Maintenance Collaborative (ENMC) program provides work experience...

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El voto at-large muy disputado

October 7, 2011
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“¡Tiene que ser momento de elecciones ya!’ nos dice un asiduo a los negocios de Jackson Square, destacando la presencia casi permanente de políticos municipales en las últimas semanas. “Compran frutas, disfrutan de jugos y hasta ordenan platos de chicharrones”, menciona, destacando que le hablan familiarmente o le dan sus nombres, tarjetas o flyers...

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Fire!

October 7, 2011
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Fire!

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Overpass team narrows choices

October 7, 2011
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Funding fears addressed FOREST HILLS—State planners in charge of the Casey Overpass replacement project have narrowed the field to two choices from the four presented to the community in July at a Working Advisory Group (WAG) meeting last week. A single-bridge alternative and a surface street-only alternative will be subjected to in-depth studies to...

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Flaherty eager for another term

October 7, 2011
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Flaherty eager for another term

Two years after challenging Mayor Thomas Menino in one of the closest races the mayor has ever faced, former At-Large City Councilor Michael Flaherty wants his old job back. “It was never an option for me to take my ball and go home. I am not interested in sitting in the bleachers,” Flaherty said...

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JP nonprofit boosts women’s self-esteem

October 7, 2011
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Self Esteem Boston Educational Institute (SEB) does work that is often trying to undo decades of harm. SEB, a nonprofit training provider based in Jamaica Plain, is dedicated to preparing low-income and at-risk women for social and economic success by helping them improve their self-esteem. “We work in recovery programs, transitional programs. We go...

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14 JP priests on sex abuser list

October 7, 2011
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A total of 14 priests from all Jamaica Plain parishes appear on a long-awaited list of 159 Boston Catholic clergy convicted or accused of child sexual abuse released Aug. 25 by the Archdiocese of Boston. They include John Geoghan, the notorious child molestor whose crimes at St. Andrew the Apostle in Forest Hills were...

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Store clerk killer imprisoned for life

October 7, 2011
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Store clerk killer imprisoned for life

Edward Corliss was found guilty of first-degree murder and sentenced to life without parole last week for the 2009 shooting of store clerk Surendra Dangol during an armed robbery of the Tedeschi’s Food Shop at 783 Centre St. At the time of the slaying, Corliss, 65, was living in Roslindale, and on parole for...

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