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Candidate’s claimed employers say he doesn’t work there

May 10, 2013
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Shaun Ivers, a Jamaica Plain resident who has announced he is running for At-Large city councilor, claimed in an email to the Gazette earlier this month that he is a freelance consultant for the Boston Municipal Research Bureau and the Child Welfare League of America (CWLA) in Quincy. But those organizations are saying that...

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Franklin Park Runner

May 10, 2013
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JFK Shines

May 10, 2013
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Sánchez won’t run for mayor

May 10, 2013
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Local state Rep. Jeffrey Sánchez, who was considering joining the Boston mayoral race, told the Gazette this week he will not run. “Not now,” Sánchez said. “I’m not going to run, but I’m not going to rule it out in the future.” “I’m looking forward to hearing what all 20 candidates will do about...

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Hyde Sq. parklet design chosen

May 10, 2013
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Following two meetings with community partners that were open to the public, the design for the upcoming Hyde Square parklet has been chosen. Landscape architect Kyle Zick, the designer of JP’s parklet, was directed by community partners to combine two design sketches that included non-movable stools and a counter with raised planters with built-in...

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Mayor missing from coffee hour

May 8, 2013
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About 35 people showed up for Mayor Thomas Menino’s Jamaica Plain neighborhood coffee hour at Brewer Burroughs Park today. But the mayor was not among those people. According to the Mayor’s Office, Menino had a “private appointment” earlier today that ran later than expected. The mayor has had health issues in the past, but...

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Big crowd, officials back Task Force church buy

May 3, 2013
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Big crowd, officials back Task Force church buy

A crowd of about 150 people and three of Boston’s mayoral candidates were among those backing the Hyde Square Task Force’s (HSTF) attempt to purchase the former Blessed Sacrament Church building at a rally last night in front of the 365 Centre St. church. City Councilors and current mayoral contenders Felix Arroyo, John Connolly and Mike...

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Markey, Gomez to battle for U.S. Senate seat

May 1, 2013
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Democrat U.S. Rep. Ed Markey (5th District) and Republican Gabriel Gomez will face off against each other to fill the U.S. Senate seat left by John Kerry, after yesterday’s primary election. Markey topped U.S. Rep. Stephen Lynch (8th District), who represents a portion of Jamaica Plain, for the Democratic nomination. Gomez, a Cohasset resident...

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Candidate’s claimed employers say he doesn’t work there

April 29, 2013
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Shaun Ivers, a Jamaica Plain resident who has announced he is running for At-Large city councilor, claimed in an email to the Gazette earlier this month that he is a freelance consultant for the Boston Municipal Research Bureau and the Child Welfare League of America (CWLA) in Quincy. But those organizations are saying that...

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Gazette columnist publishes marathon bombing ebook

April 29, 2013
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Gazette columnist publishes marathon bombing ebook

Chris Faraone, a Jamaica Plain journalist who writes the Gazette’s “Politics as Unusual” column, has published an ebook of essays and photos about the week of the Boston Marathon bombing. “Heartbreak Hell: Searching for Sanity in Boston through a Week of Tragedy & Terror” is currently available for free at a dedicated website, heartbreakhell.marquee.by....

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