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Obituary: Robert DeFranco; former Galway House owner

January 7, 2013
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Obituary: Robert DeFranco; former Galway House owner

Robert DeFranco of Quincy, formerly of Roxbury, passed away Jan. 5, 2013. Beloved husband of Claire (York) DeFranco of Quincy. Loving father of Robert Y. Haley and his wife Conni of Randolph. Cherished “Papa” to Gena, Gillian and Robert D. Haley of Randolph. Brother of Mary Casey of Peabody and uncle to Sean Casey...

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Cafe planned near Green St. T Station

January 4, 2013
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A new cafe and bakery operated by a Jamaica Plain resident is planned for the Bartlett Square building at 154 Green St., diagonally across Amory Street from the Green Street T Station. Phil Peterson told the Gazette he hopes to be open by June 1 and is hosting an informal neighborhood meeting on Jan....

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JPNC claims to be City board in lawsuit

January 4, 2013
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The Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council’s lawsuit against the City and a developer is based on a claim that the council is a government body. But the City of Boston says that’s not true, and just last year, the JPNC itself denied in a council report that it is a government body subject to the state Open...

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Major housing, stores coming to T parcel

January 4, 2013
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FOREST HILLS—Developer Urbanica is planning to build 120 new units of housing on “Parcel U” across the street from Forest Hills Station starting in 2014. Urbanica’s bid for the parcel was selected by the MBTA, spokesperson Joe Pesaturo told the Gazette, and Urbanica is expected to agree to the T’s terms by today. Vacant...

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Reason to Sing

January 4, 2013
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You Said It, JP! 2012 in Quotes

January 4, 2013
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“ process has led us to determine that the at-grade alternative reconnects the neighborhood, provides more open space, incorporates more design elements that are pedestrian- and bicycle-friendly, and allows for more efficient bus movements through the area.” —Massachusetts Department of Transportation Secretary Richard Davey on announcing the decision to replace the Casey Overpass...

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Wu runs for more diverse City Council

January 4, 2013
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Go on the City Council website and you’ll see a wealth of male faces, but only a solitary female face. Michelle Wu would like to change that. Wu, a 27-year-old attorney who lives in the South End, is running for one of the four “at-large,” or citywide, Boston City Council seats this year. “No...

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Wu se presenta como candidata al concejo municipal

January 4, 2013
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Wu se presenta como candidata al concejo municipal

En el sitio web del consejo municipal se ven muchas caras de hombres, pero solamente una de mujer. Michelle Wu quiere cambiar esto. Wu es una abogada de 27 años que vive en el South End, y está entrando en la candidatura para uno de los cuatro puestos del consejo municipal este año. “Mi...

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JPNC lawsuit unclear about who is suing

January 4, 2013
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Who exactly is doing the suing is unclear in the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council’s recent lawsuit against the zoning approval for the 161 S. Huntington Ave. project. The lawsuit was filed by JPNC chair Benjamin Day “in his representative capacity, as chairperson of the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council.” While a quorum of JPNC members voted...

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Activist seeks to remove JPNC members

January 4, 2013
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A local activist and Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council (JPNC) critic is seeking to remove the current council members in the wake of their lawsuit against the 161 S. Huntington Ave. development. “This group of eight people made a unilateral decision to sue our city…pretending to represent 37,000 people,” said Rick Stockwood, adding that he...

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