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Former Main Street director charged with larceny

October 16, 2012
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Carlos Schillaci, former executive director of Hyde/Jackson Square Main Street (HJSMS), has been indicted by a grand jury on larceny charges for allegedly stealing nearly $20,000 from the nonprofit, according to Suffolk County District Attorney spokesperson Jake Wark. Schillaci left HJSMS in summer 2011 amid accusations that money that was intended for the Jamaica...

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1 wounded in Bromley-Heath shooting

October 15, 2012
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JACKSON SQ.—A man was shot in the leg in a burst of gunfire that also hit six vehicles in the Bromley-Heath housing development on the night of Oct. 11, according to a Boston Police Department (BPD) report. Police officers patrolling Parker Street around 8 p.m. saw the unidentified victim, aged 18 or 19, running...

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Obituary: Marjorie A. Hennigan; mother of prominent JP family

October 15, 2012
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Obituary: Marjorie A. Hennigan; mother of prominent JP family

Marjorie A. (Murphy) Hennigan of Jamaica Plain, formerly of West Roxbury, passed away Oct. 12, 2012. Beloved wife of former state Sen. James W. Hennigan Jr. Loving mother of Maura Hennigan, clerk magistrate and former Boston city councilor; Deirdre Donovan of New York City; James W. Hennigan III and his wife Jude of West...

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BRA chief backs S. Huntington master plan

October 12, 2012
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By John Ruch and Rebeca Oliveira Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) Director Peter Meade backed the creation of a S. Huntington Avenue master plan in an exclusive Gazette interview held Oct. 11 in Jamaica Plain after he personally looked at some controversial local development sites. Asked whether there should be a BRA-created master plan for...

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JPNC opposes 161 S. Huntington

October 12, 2012
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The Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council (JPNC) Zoning Committee voted unanimously to oppose the proposed luxury apartment project at 161 S. Huntington Ave. at last night’s meeting at the Farnsworth House. Committee Chair Dave Baron also proposed that the neighborhood engage with elected officials to rezone the S. Huntington area. That way, he said, the...

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State House to probe drug lab

October 12, 2012
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By Peter Shanley, John Ruch and Rebeca Oliveira Local state Rep. Liz Malia is saying she had concerns four years ago about the state drug lab now the focus of a scandal that has put thousands of convictions in doubt. Meanwhile, local state Rep. Jeffrey Sánchez said the legislature has begun an investigation into...

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Latin Jazz

October 12, 2012
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(Courtesy Photo) Vocalist and songwriter Maura Mendoza and guitarist Jeremy Quick (above) will perform Latin jazz and pop music in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month on Oct. 21 at the Loring –Greenough House, 12 South St. See Sights & Sounds listing.

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BPS, pols propose dueling school plans

October 12, 2012
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Boston Public Schools (BPS) and its External Advisory Committee (EAC) have announced five possible plans for a new busing system that could offer up to 23 busing zones, likely starting in 2014. That was met with an alternative plan proposed by City Councilors John Connolly and Matt O’Malley and state Reps. Russell Holmes, Linda...

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Marijuana, suicide ballot questions debated at forum

October 12, 2012
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Opponents and proponents of the ballot questions to legalize medical marijuana and to allow terminally ill patients to commit suicide sparred during a Ward 19 Democratic Committee forum on Oct. 2. About 15 people attended the forum at the Nate Smith House, where the most contentious issue appeared to be whether to legalize medical...

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Warren habla sobre religión, violencia

October 12, 2012
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Elizabeth Warren, la candidata democrática para el Senado, habló sobre varios temas comunes de su campaña durante un foro reciente en Roxbury Community College (RCC), pero también mencionó los temas menos comunes como la libertad de religión y la violencia urbana. El foro, patrocinado por el NAACP entre otras organizaciones, tomó lugar el 26...

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