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JP woman achieves English Channel swim

July 24, 2015
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Maura Twomey during her July 10 swim of the English Channel. (Courtesy Photo)

JP resident Maura Twomey successfully swam the English Channel on July 10 as a fundraiser for a cystic fibrosis charity in Ireland. The 59-year-old completed the grueling swim from England to France in 16 hours, 23 minutes. She said in an email that she “enjoyed the swim and was very lucky with a sunny...

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Olmsted Trip

July 24, 2015
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Olmsted Trip

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Representante Capuano quiere más información sobre las Olimpíadas

July 24, 2015
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Representante local Mike Capuano dijo que le encantaría que Boston sea sede de los Juegos Olímpicos. Pero, dice el congresista, quiere asegurar que el dinero del contribuyente sea protegido y Boston 2024 no lo ha garantizado. “Todavía no estoy satisfecho con los números que se han publicado”, dijo en una entrevista telefónica. “No sé...

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Bella Luna/Milky Way co-owner tapped for BRA board

July 24, 2015
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Bella Luna/Milky Way co-owner tapped for BRA board

A co-owner of a landmark Jamaica Plain restaurant and nightclub has been nominated by Mayor Martin Walsh to serve on the Boston Redevelopment board of directors. Carol Downs co-founded the Bella Luna Restaurant and Milky Way Lounge, now based in The Brewery complex on Amory Street, 20 years ago. “It is my goal to...

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Landlord and tenant groups reach rent agreement

July 24, 2015
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A memorandum of understanding (MOU) has been reached between City Realty and several tenant-advocate organizations, including Jamaica Plain-based City Life/Vida Urbana, according to a press release. The MOU, which is a legal agreement, states that CRG will not raise Section 8 tenant rent beyond the Housing Authority Payment Standard, which places a cap on...

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Rep. Capuano wants more Olympics info

July 24, 2015
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Local U.S. Rep. Mike Capuano said he would love for Boston to host the Olympics. But, the congressman says, he wants to make sure taxpayers’ money is protected and he has not been assured of that by Boston 2024. “I’m not yet satisfied with the numbers they have put out,” he said in a...

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Campbell’s council run spurred by twin’s death

July 24, 2015
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Campbell’s council run spurred by twin’s death

Spurred into the District 4 City Council race by the death of her twin brother, Mattapan resident Andrea Campbell says she is taking a wait-and-see approach with the Olympics and thinks the Casey Arborway project had a “problematic community process.” Campbell faces three other candidates in the race: longtime District 4 City Councilor Charles...

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Jamaica Pond closed due to possible toxic algae

July 24, 2015
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People and pets are banned from the water in Jamaica Pond until further notice by the Boston Public Health Commission, which warns that a toxic algae may be growing there. Swimming, fishing, boating and any other kind of water contact is banned. People and pets also should avoid touching anything along the shore that...

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Baby Baskets

July 24, 2015
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Baby Baskets

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Soda Company Program

July 24, 2015
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Soda Company Program

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