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Skate park wins DCR funds

November 7, 2014
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Young organizers have independently fund-raised and secured a public/private partnership with the state Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) for $75,000 to upgrade and maintain a skate park on the Southwest Corridor Park (SWCP). According to SWCP Parkland Management Advisory Committee (PMAC) President Janet Hunkel, the grant means the skate park is a “legit...

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English High Reunion

November 7, 2014
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English High Reunion

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Menino memorial arrangements announced

October 30, 2014
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Former Mayor Thomas Menino, who died yesterday, will lie in state at Faneuil Hall downtown on Sun., Nov. 2, according to an official memorial website. The event will be open to the public starting at 10 a.m. that day. A private funeral Mass will follow on Mon., Nov. 3 at noon at Most Precious...

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How to send condolences to Menino family

October 30, 2014
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Anyone wishing to share memories and condolences with the family of the late former Mayor Thomas Menino can do so in several ways, the City announced today. A memorial area in the lobby of Boston City Hall is open until 11 p.m. tonight, Oct. 30. Starting tomorrow, Oct. 31, condolence books will be available...

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‘A giant is gone': Locals mourn Menino

October 30, 2014
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By Peter Shanley, Rebeca Oliveira and John Ruch/Gazette Staff A “legend.” A “giant.” A “champion of the underdog.” Those are just a few of the ways local leaders remember former Mayor Thomas Menino, who died today, as seen in the following quotes. The Gazette will continue to update this story with more local tributes....

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Former Mayor Menino, city’s 20-year leader, dies

October 30, 2014
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Former Mayor Menino, city’s 20-year leader, dies

Former Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino, who led the city for an unprecedented 20 years before choosing not to run again last year, died this morning after a long and public battle with cancer, his family announced. Menino, 71, began his first term as mayor in 1993. For 10 years before that, he served...

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Former Mayor Menino ‘suspends’ his cancer treatment

October 24, 2014
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Former Mayor Menino ‘suspends’ his cancer treatment

Former Mayor Thomas Menino announced yesterday that he is “suspending” his medical treatments for advanced, reportedly inoperable cancer. He also halted the promotional tour for his new book, “Mayor for a New America.” While Menino’s announcement also said he will “continue to fight this terrible disease,” it is being widely read as an end-of-life decision....

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Homeless care project breaks ground

October 24, 2014
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Homeless care project breaks ground

PARKSIDE—After four years of planning, a two-year lawsuit and a lively community process, a new Boston Healthcare for the Homeless Program (BHCHP) respite care facility at 461 Walnut Ave. broke ground earlier this month. The Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development Corporation (JPNDC) development, now called Walnut Avenue Apartments, will turn the former Barbara McInnis House,...

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Mayor’s rep walks JP, street by street

October 24, 2014
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Mayor’s rep walks JP, street by street

Jullieanne Doherty, Jamaica Plain’s neighborhood coordinator from the Mayor’s Office of Neighborhood Services, has been getting plenty of chances to wear down her walking shoes over the last six weeks. Mayor Martin Walsh last month announced NEW (Neighborhood Engagement Walks) Boston, a comprehensive audit of every street in every neighborhood across Boston last month....

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Voters face big choices on Nov. 4 ballot

October 24, 2014
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Democrat Martha Coakley and Republican Charlie Baker are fighting it out in a close gubernatorial race, while three other candidates trail far behind in the weeks leading up to the Nov. 4 general election. Meanwhile, in the only competitive local election, Democrat  state Sen. Sonia Chang-Díaz (2nd Suffolk District) will face Republican David James...

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