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Casey para el 2012

December 16, 2011
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Massachusetts Department of Transportation ha postergado “hasta mediados de enero” la decisión sobre el futuro del proyecto que se viene discutiendo hace tiempo bajo el nombre de “Casey Overpass”; es decir, el paso a desnivel Casey. Según proponen los encargados del DOT “esto permitirá a los residentes del área adquirir más conocimiento del proyecto...

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Tree Time

December 16, 2011
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(Gazette Photo by Courtney Sacco) Anais Villalona, 5, decorates the holiday tree in the Egleston Square Peace Garden on Washington Street on Dec. 10 with a little help from Boston Police Officer Carlos Martinez.

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Lynch embraces new district

December 16, 2011
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(Courtesy Photo) U.S. Rep. Stephen Lynch.

Congressman Stephen Lynch is a fan of controversial plan that significantly expands the district he represents in Jamaica Plain, he told the Gazette in a phone interview last week. “I think it’s great. The driving force behind redistricting was trying to come up with a district that is minority-majority. Everyone had to bend a...

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Cemetery Trust holds buried treasure

December 16, 2011
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Forest Hills Cemetery’s troubled arts trust owns over $125,000 in historic artifacts that are not on public view, despite the trust’s educational mission. As part of its $340,000 in assets, the Forest Hills Educational Trust (FHET) lists rare treasures: paintings, sculptures and first editions that are related to people buried in the cemetery. FHET...

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Playtime

December 16, 2011
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(Courtesy Photo) Franklin Park Coalition board member Merlin Southwick and granddaughter Abigail try out the new El Parquesito de Hermandad playground in Franklin Park during its grand opening on Nov. 27. The playground is the work of the Play2Dream Foundation and the Boston Parks and Recreation Department.

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Arborway Yard goes on problem property list

December 16, 2011
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In a City of Boston first, a publicly-owned property has been placed on the “problem properties” list. The Arborway bus yard joined fire hazards, abandoned homes and rat-infested properties this month. City inspectors will go out soon to view the site, Colleen Kennedy, an Inspectional Services Department (ISD) representative, said at a Dec. 7...

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Home, Sweet Home

December 16, 2011
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(Courtesy Photo) JP resident Justin Paik (second from left) was on the team that won the “most realistic” category in the Home for Little Wanderers’ annual gingerbread house decorating competition on Dec. 1 at its S. Huntington Avenue complex. On the team were (from left): WCVB-TV’s Bianca de la Garza; NECN-TV’s Tonya Mezrich; Mandarin Oriental Hotel Chef Nelson Paz; Paik; Joshua Pires; and Dana Williams. Gingerbread houses from the competition are on display in JP, including at JP Seafood Café and the Station 8 salon.

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Car-free councilor travels city by T

December 16, 2011
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She is the only woman sitting on City Council and the only minority woman ever to hold the office, but At-Large City Councilor Ayanna Pressley is unique among her colleagues in another way. She is the only city councilor without a driver’s license. Pressley would not say on the record why she did not...

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South St. Shooting

December 16, 2011
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(Gazette Photo by John Ruch) A bullet hole scars the windshield of a minivan on South Street near the scene of a shooting that wounded a 19-year-old man on Dec. 11, according to the Boston Police Department. The man was wounded behind 219 South St. when two unknown suspects opened fire on a group of five people. Police found bullet holes in two vehicles and a stop sign on South Street. The victim was treated for non-life-threatening injuries, said BPD.

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More council district shifts proposed

December 16, 2011
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New maps are now appearing at a regular clip as Boston City Council presses on with its efforts redraw its districts. The latest redistricting map, unveiled at a hearing on Dec. 7, is the second put forward by City Councilor Bill Linehan, chair of the council’s Committee on the Census and Redistricting. In it,...

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