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161 S. Huntington project vote delayed

September 10, 2012
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The controversial luxury apartment project proposed for 161 S. Huntington Ave. is no longer up for an approval vote at the Thurs., Sept. 13 Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) board meeting. The BRA announced that the project would be on the agenda last week. “The developer needs to do more work on it,” BRA spokesperson...

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Election results: Hennigan wins clerk race

September 7, 2012
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The Sept. 6 primary election results have been counted, and in the most contentious local race, the incumbent retained the seat. Robert Dello Russo was attempting to unseat Jamaica Plain resident Maura Hennigan for the clerk of the criminal division of the Suffolk County Superior Court. But Hennigan garnered 63 percent of the vote,...

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161 S. Huntington project up for BRA vote

September 6, 2012
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The controversial luxury apartment project proposed for 161 S. Huntington Ave. will be heard and voted on by the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) board Thurs., Sept. 13. It has a high likelihood of being approved, as BRA staff only submits projects to the board when it considers the plans ready for approval. The developer,...

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Casey Overpass repairs completed

September 5, 2012
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The emergency repairs to the Casey Overpass have been completed, but future maintenance will likely be needed, according to Massachusetts Department of Transportation spokesperson Michael Verseckes. The eastbound lane was closed for approximately 12 hours on Aug. 31 for repairs after debris fell from a section of the overpass over the T station property...

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Body found in Jamaica Pond

August 31, 2012
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PONDSIDE—A person found dead in Jamaica Pond this morning apparently was the victim of an accidental or self-inflicted drowning, according to the Boston Police Department (BPD). BPD detectives are investigating the death as a “non-homicide,” according to BPD. The body was found around 8 a.m. The female victim was pronounced dead at the scene,...

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Casey Overpass partly closed for repairs

August 31, 2012
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Casey Overpass partly closed for repairs

FOREST HILLS—The eastbound lane of the Casey Overpass is closed for emergency repairs after debris reportedly fell from the crumbling bridge. The overpass is the State Route 203/Arborway bridge over Washington Street and New Washington Street. Work is expected to begin shortly and last until around 11 p.m., according to the Massachusetts Department of...

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Clerk’s race tops Sept. 6 primary battles

August 31, 2012
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By Peter Shanley and John Ruch, Gazette Staff The Sept. 6 primary election is fast approaching and several local elected officials will be facing challengers. The most contentious race is for the clerk of the criminal division of the Suffolk County Superior Court, where Democrats Robert Dello Russo, a former clerk, and office-holder Maura...

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Island Tree

August 31, 2012
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(Courtesy Photo) (from left) David Gladstone, vice president of business banking at Citizens Bank, and Gerry Wright, president of Friends of Jamaica Pond and organizer of Olmsted 2022, plant a willow tree on Shea’s Island in the pond on Aug. 24 to replace a tree that fell last year in Hurricane Irene. There have been local concerns that the human-made island is eroding. The Parks Department spokesperson Jacque Goddard said the tree was planted without permission, but that it will stay.

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New schools raise traffic concerns

August 31, 2012
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SOUTH ST.—One of two schools opening next week in the former Agassiz building at 20 Child St. will use a Carolina Avenue entrance for school bus drop-off and pick-up for the first time, raising traffic concerns among local residents, who include state Rep. Liz Malia. Malia and City Councilor Matt O’Malley both opposed the...

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Cuban baseball greats play in JP

August 31, 2012
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(Photo by Courtney Sacco) Alfredo Mora of the Cuba Veteranos makes a hit during the Aug. 25 game at Jamaica Pond Park.

A team of senior Cuban baseball players, including several major league and national team legends, played softball against an American senior team at Jamaica Pond Park on Aug. 25 as part of a “Friendship Games” visit to Boston. The pick-up game was followed by a visit to Hyde Square’s landmark Cuban restaurant El Oriental...

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