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MBTA bus stop relocation hits a few bumps

December 21, 2012
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The MBTA recently relocated a dangerous Monument Square bus stop in front of the Loring-Greenough House. But the transition has hit a few bumps with buses continuing to park at the old stop and the Route 41 bus not picking up at a new stop. The Gazette received an email from Jamaica Plain resident...

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‘Mobile City Hall’ coming to a corner near you

December 21, 2012
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‘Mobile City Hall’ coming to a corner near you

Starting this month, a “mobile City Hall” in a customized truck started patrolling Boston streets, helping citizens request dog licenses, pay parking tickets and register to vote. “City Hall To Go,” the first of its kind in the country, will go into regular service next year, but it was already on the streets as...

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Malia may call hearings on OUI acquittal rates

December 21, 2012
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Local state Rep. Liz Malia, who is the chair of the Joint Committee on Mental Health and Substance Abuse, said she is open to holding hearings on the high-acquittal rates in the state when it comes to jury-waived operating under the influence (OUI) trials. “This is something that needs to be looked at,” said...

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Arroyo gets up-close look at bike safety

December 21, 2012
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Arroyo gets up-close look at bike safety

At-Large City Councilor Felix Arroyo, who lives in Jamaica Plain, got a first-hand account on bike safety on Dec. 6 when he cycled to work with several bike activists and later co-hosted a City Council hearing on the issue. Arroyo and fellow At-Large City Councilor Ayanna Pressley held the hearing where it was announced...

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Former terrorist talks about path to peace

December 21, 2012
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Former terrorist talks about path to peace

Katherine Power, a self-described former terrorist involved in one of the city’s most infamous police murders 40 years ago, talked about her conversion from the “politics of rage” to peace at the Jamaica Plain Forum on Dec. 7. “The politics of rage prevent either party from seeing each other as human...

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State drug lab fallout continues

December 21, 2012
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The former chemist behind the state drug lab scandal has been indicted on 27 charges, while another top state Department of Public Health (DPH) official is on the way out. The Gazette has also confirmed that at least one of the 17 labs at the William A. Hinton State Laboratory Institute at 305 South...

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Market Day

December 21, 2012
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Market Day

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Tree Removal

December 21, 2012
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Tree Removal

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Arts programs return to English High

December 21, 2012
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Fifty years after losing its voice, music is returning to English High School. After all English High’s arts programs were cut back in the 1960s, new headmaster Ligia Noriega-Murphy has tasked music teacher Eytan Wurman to bring them back. “Some of the most famous actors and performers” of the last century graduated from English...

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South Ender runs for City Council

December 21, 2012
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Michelle Wu, a South End attorney, last week announced her campaign for an at-large Boston City Council seat in next year’s election. “In Boston, we can lead globally by innovating locally,” Wu said in a press statement. “Innovation shouldn’t be associated solely with the Seaport, but should also define our neighborhood schools, community health...

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