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Roslindale Neighbors: Familiar foes may face off for Rozzie council seat

May 8, 2015
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Roslindale Neighbors: Familiar foes may face off for Rozzie council seat

Two familiar foes have a chance to face off again in District 5 City Council race, as current seat-holder Tim McCarthy and Jean-Claude Sanon have applied for nomination papers. District 5 covers Roslindale. McCarthy beat Sanon in the 2013 race, replacing longtime District 5 Councilor Rob Consalvo, who had a failed bid for mayor....

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Remembering Moms

May 8, 2015
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Remembering Moms

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Spring into Design

May 8, 2015
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Spring into Design

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Peace and Love

May 8, 2015
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Peace and Love

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Bicon and residents discuss 21 Yale Terrace

May 8, 2015
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FOREST HILLS—Bicon Dental Implants and neighbors continue to meet over the company’s controversial plan to demolish a 19th century house at 21 Yale Terrace and replace it with a building and a parking garage. Bicon is located at 501 Arborway. The company has agreed not to demolish the house at 21 Yale Terrace, which...

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Egleston Sq. might get new fire station

May 8, 2015
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Egleston Square might be in the pipeline for a new firehouse, according to Boston Fire Department (BFD) spokesperson Steve MacDonald. He said that BFD Commissioner Joseph Finn has put in his five-year capital plan money to build two new fire houses—one at the Engine 42 station at 1870 Columbus Ave. in Egleston Square and...

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Rare MFA photo leads to segregation exhibit

May 8, 2015
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Rare MFA photo leads to segregation exhibit

It began with a single photograph in the Museum of Fine Arts’ (MFA) collection. Photography curator and JP resident Karen Haas knew very little about it, aside from the fact that Gordon Parks had made it in 1950: a black-and-white photograph of a couple outside under the segregated Liberty Theater’s marquee, in Fort Scott,...

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O’Malley pitches sunscreen dispensers

May 8, 2015
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City Councilor Matt O’Malley, who represents most of Jamaica Plain, proposed last week to install sunscreen dispensers in City parks. “The response has been phenomenal,” he told the Gazette this week. According to him, the Melanoma Foundation of New England has already been in touch with the goal of possibly underwriting the expense of...

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BRA seeks to renew 1960s-era local plan

May 8, 2015
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A 1960s-era plan to displace thousands of people in Jackson and Egleston Squares by eminent domain is among 14 “urban renewal” plans the Boston Redevelopment Authority is seeking to have reapproved. Much of that displacement already happened, and the BRA says it won’t use eminent domain there again, but it still seeking reauthorization of...

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Casey Overpass closure to begin Sat.; meeting slated for May 7

May 5, 2015
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The Casey Overpass will being shutting down forever this Saturday in preparation for its demolition, currently slated for the week of May 18. Major detours and construction of the new Casey Arborway surface streets will continue for more than 18 months. The state Department of Transportation will hold a public information meeting about the closure...

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