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Talent Show

March 27, 2015
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Talent Show

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Community skeptical of Franklin Park Olympics use

March 13, 2015
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Boston 2024 underwent a barrage of aggressive questioning from community members about its proposed use of Franklin Park as an Olympics venue at a meeting March 5. The majority of the roughly 80 attendees at the Franklin Park Coalition (FPC)-hosted meeting ranged from skeptical to outright hostile about the Olympics plan. Boston 2024 suggested...

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Egleston History

March 13, 2015
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Egleston History

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Connolly has new kids’ librarian

March 13, 2015
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Connolly has new kids’ librarian

After seven months without a children’s librarian, the Connolly Library at 433 Centre St. welcomed Sujei Lugo to the position in January. Lugo previously lived and worked in Somerville before relocating to JP, within walking distance to her new library. “I moved when I started here,” she told the Gazette last week. “I haven’t...

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New BPS superintendent is chosen

March 13, 2015
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In a 5-to-2 vote on March 3, the Boston School Committee named Dr. Tommy Chang the next superintendent of Boston Public Schools (BPS). “Dr. Chang will provide the leadership that our school system needs and I am confident that his innovative views on education will move our students forward. We need a transformative leader...

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Comunidad escéptica acerca de las Olimpiadas

March 13, 2015
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En una reunión el 5 de marzo, Boston 2024 recibió una oleada de interrogación de miembros de la comunidad sobre su uso propuesto de Franklin Park como uno de las sedes olímpicas. La mayoría de los ochenta asistentes a la reunión presentada por la coalición de Franklin Park (FCP) fue escéptica e incluso hostil...

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Snow delays Casey project to May

March 13, 2015
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The record snowfall the area has received has pushed back the closure of the Casey Overpass until the end of May, said officials at the second construction update meeting hosted by the state Department of Transportation (MassDOT) on March 9. Officials also responded to concerns raised over asbestos and dust contamination. They said that...

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DCR extends Arborway comment period

March 13, 2015
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A proposed bicycle-oriented redesign of the Arborway between Murray and Kelley Circles that would replace the historic rotaries with modern roundabouts has had its public comment date extended to March 20. Created and advertised as a plan to create and improve bicycle facilities on the Arborway, the plan would replace Murray Circle with two...

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English High alumnus Leonard Nimoy dies

March 13, 2015
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Leonard Nimoy, an English High School alumnus and best known for playing the part-human, part-alien Spock in the 1960s “Star Trek” series, died Feb. 27. He was 83. Nimoy died of end-stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, which he blamed on his years of smoking. He announced last year that he had the disease. Born...

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BRA to create a citywide master plan

March 13, 2015
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The Boston Redevelopment Authority soon will begin creating the first citywide land-use master plan in more than a half-century, spokesperson Nick Martin told the Gazette. The effort will tie into smaller-scale neighborhood plans as well—including a long-awaited plan for Jamaica Plain’s Washington Street corridor. “It’s really sort of a monumental effort on our part,”...

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