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New York man charged with Jackson Sq. murder

January 21, 2015
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A woman found dead last summer in Jackson Square was a murder victim, according to Boston Police, who arrested a suspect in New York City on Jan. 19. On July 13, 2014, the body of Pippin Roe, 40, of Boston was found in a wooded area next to Urban Edge’s building at 1542 Columbus...

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Police seek suspect in indecent assault at pond

January 20, 2015
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Boston Police are seeking a suspect in an indecent assault yesterday at Jamaica Pond. A woman reported that, while she jogged in the area of the boathouse around 9:30 a.m., a man on a bicycle slapped her on the buttocks. The suspect is described as a black or Hispanic man in his early 20s,...

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Boston Olympics bid chosen; JP impacts a mystery

January 16, 2015
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By Rebeca Oliveira and John Ruch/Gazette Staff A possible Olympic future for Franklin Park and Jamaica Plain is a step closer to reality, as Boston was tapped last week to submit the official U.S. bid for the 2024 Summer Games. That move is drawing cheers, jeers and confusion from local leaders. And with the...

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Dental firm aims to demolish historic house

January 16, 2015
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Dental firm aims to demolish historic house

FOREST HILLS—Bicon Dental Implants, a 501 Arborway business, is planning to demolish a 19th century house at 21 Yale Terrace and replacing it with a parking garage and townhouses, according to documents filed with the Boston Landmarks Commission (BLC). The house at 21 Yale Terrace abuts Bicon’s business. The project was slated to go...

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EHS Class of ’64

January 16, 2015
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EHS Class of ’64

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You Said It, JP!: 2014 in Quotes

January 16, 2015
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“I was watching the Summer Olympics in London in 2012, and I thought, ‘Why not Boston?’” City Councilor Matt O’Malley about the possibility of the Summer Olympics 2024 coming to Boston.   “The community response was exactly how one would expect it to be: outrage at all these decisions being made behind closed doors,...

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Martínez baja de su puesto en HSTF, comité de escuelas

January 16, 2015
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Martínez baja de su puesto en HSTF, comité de escuelas

Claudio Martínez, el director ejecutivo desde hace tiempo de Hyde Square Task Force (HSTF), ha bajado del puesto y también de su puesto en el comité de escuelas de Boston. HSTF es una organización de liderazgo juvenil. Yi-Chin Chen es la nueva directora ejecutiva interina. Martínez dijo en un correo electrónico a Gazette que...

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BTD eyeing Forest Hills construction traffic

January 16, 2015
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The Boston Transportation Department (BTD) will be ready to deal with the traffic fallout from three major construction projects expected to be underway in the Forest Hills area by spring. BTD Deputy Commissioner Jim Gillooly, who lives in Hyde Park and passes through the Forest Hills area daily, spoke with the Gazette last week....

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Casey prep work could begin next week

January 16, 2015
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Prep work on the Casey Arborway project is likely to start next week, according to the state Department of Transportation (MassDOT). However, demolition of the existing Casey Overpass is still at least a “few weeks” away, according to planners. An email sent by MassDOT earlier this week says that Casey contractor Barletta Heavy Division...

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Urban Edge CEO leaves for Baker administration

January 16, 2015
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Chrystal Kornegay has left her role as chief executive of Urban Edge, having been appointed by Gov. Charlie Baker as chief of the Department of Housing and Community Development. Urban Edge is a Jamaica Plain-based community development corporation. The Baker administration did not return a request to interview Kornegay. “Chrystal is a spectacular leader....

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