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New Faulkner Doctor

April 10, 2015
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New Faulkner Doctor

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Essay Judges

April 10, 2015
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Essay Judges

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Girls basketball team grows together

April 10, 2015
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Girls basketball team grows together

Five years after joining a co-ed kids basketball league, and seeing it bloom into a thriving girls-only league, members and parents of Curtis Hall’s Girls’ Basketball Division are now angling to expand. The girls league, for ages 8 to 12, split off from the co-ed kids league about two years ago when “the girls...

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BRIC says it ‘purged’ Occupy Boston spy files

March 27, 2015
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A Boston Police spy agency destroyed all of its controversial surveillance files of the Occupy Boston movement two years ago, it revealed in response to a Gazette public records request. That may come as a relief to civil liberties organizations that criticized the Boston Regional Intelligence Center’s apparently illegal surveillance of lawful protests and...

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Peace Garden Cleanup

March 27, 2015
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Peace Garden Cleanup

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Sexual abuse alleged at Italian Home in ’80s

March 27, 2015
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The Jamaica Plain-based Italian Home for Children is facing an allegation that its former chief financial officer—George P. Forte Jr.—sexually abused a boy there during the early 1980s. The claim was made last month by lawyer Mitchell Garabedian, a famed advocate of Catholic Church sexual abuse survivors, on behalf of the unnamed alleged victim...

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The return of Dianne Wilkerson

March 27, 2015
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The return of Dianne Wilkerson

Of all of the twists and turns of Boston’s Olympics bid, perhaps the most surprising is the public reappearance of Dianne Wilkerson. JP’s former state senator’s last public activities here were in 2008, when her reelection attempt collapsed with her FBI arrest for taking bribes. After her release from federal prison in 2013, she...

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Alcalde promete arreglar los parques, pero sin dar detalles

March 27, 2015
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Alcalde promete arreglar los parques, pero sin dar detalles

Hablando con periodistas en una mesa redonda el 11 de marzo en el ayuntamiento, el Alcalde Martin Walsh dijo que después de las Olimpiadas, Franklin Park sería renovado de estilo vanguardista en una oportunidad rara. Pero, aunque simpatiza con la gente que tiene preguntas sin respuestas—gente que incluye la coalición de Franklin Park—el alcalde...

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Community Academy dodges closure

March 27, 2015
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The Community Academy school may dodge closure thanks to an updated Boston Public School (BPS) budget proposal created by the school’s community. The small, alternative public high school that serves students who have struggled in traditional classrooms was pegged for closure in a recent BPS plan. At a March 19 BPS budget hearing, BPS...

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JP’s Freedman leaves bike czar job

March 27, 2015
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Nicole Freedman, a Jamaica Plain resident, is leaving her post as director of the City’s Boston Bikes program to take a transportation position with the City of Seattle, according to an email blast from her. Her last day is today, March 27. Freedman, who is a former Olympic cyclist, became the director of the...

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