Posts Tagged ‘ politics ’

Casey project could be Malia campaign issue

March 30, 2012
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The debate that has surrounded the Casey Overpass project and the at-grade or bridge option could become a campaign issue for state Rep. Liz Malia. Although no opponents have declared a candidacy, some residents have criticized her involvement with the project, while others have praised it. But for her, that comes with the territory....

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Ross will not run for Congress

February 3, 2012
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City Councilor Mike Ross has decided not to run for a U.S. Congress seat after openly considering the idea for weeks, according to a press release attributed to his campaign exploratory committee. “It wasn’t the right time for me, unfortunately,” said Ross, a Democrat who represents part of Jamaica Plain’s Hyde Square. He was...

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Editorial: The State House and the T

February 3, 2012
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We expect suburban and rural state legislators to hop on board with their Boston peers in fixing the MBTA’s budget woes. Most of them are Democrats, and Massachusetts Democrats believe in properly funding the MBTA. It says so right in their party platform, which supports “increasing investments and promotion of public transportation throughout the...

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Legislature OK’s JP Congressional split

November 18, 2011
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Despite last-minute efforts by Jamaica Plain’s entire state legislative delegation, the state Senate this week passed a new Congressional map that moves a huge part of JP into Congressman Steve Lynch’s district. The House also approved the plan and Gov. Deval Patrick is expected to sign it. The plan drew fire from JP Progressives...

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Occupy JP movement begins

November 18, 2011
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(Image from Occupy JP on Facebook) The flyer for the next Occupy JP meeting.

An “Occupy JP” movement is organizing as a local version of the Occupy Wall Street protest. Occupy JP began organizing at a Nov. 13 “general assembly” meeting and is still deciding its agenda—including whether it will be an actual occupation. “There was a lot of discussion about whether we would even want to quote-unquote...

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Incumbents win City Council races

November 8, 2011
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City Councilor Felix G. Arroyo is all smiles at his victory party Nov. 8 at JP's James's Gate. (Gazette Photo by John Ruch)

The incumbent candidates won all of the at-large and local district Boston City Council seats in today’s election. In the at-large race, Jamaica Plain resident Felix Arroyo, John Connolly, Steve Murphy and Ayanna Pressley retained their seats. Challenger Michael Flaherty finished a close fifth in the balloting. Another JP resident, Sean Ryan, finished a...

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Arroyo: The campaign never stops

November 4, 2011
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Arroyo: The campaign never stops

At-Large City Councilor and Jamaica Plain resident Felix Arroyo barely broke stride walking past the E-13 Police Station on Washington Street, Oct. 24. “It never stopped!” he shouted with a wry grin, responding to a police officer in the parking lot who asked how his re-election campaign is going. Elected in 2009, Arroyo is...

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City Council candidates make their stands

November 4, 2011
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Candidates for the At-Large and District 7 City Council seats staked out positions aon many issues at two recent Jamaica Plain forums All seven At-Large candidates—Felix Arroyo, John Connolly, William Dorcena, Michael Flaherty, Stephen Murphy, Ayanna Pressley and Sean Ryan—appeared at a forum hosted by the Wards 10, 11 and 19 Democratic Committees Oct....

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Warren talks jobs, Wall Street

October 21, 2011
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Warren talks jobs, Wall Street

EGLESTON SQ.—Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren said she was “astonished” at Congress’s failure to pass the American Jobs Act after a campaign house party in JP on Oct. 12. “People across this country, across this state, are hurting. I don’t understand how anyone could vote against the jobs bill,” Warren told the Gazette....

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Council districts must change, but how?

October 21, 2011
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Jamaica Plain’s City Council District 6 must grow and District 7 must shrink in this year’s redistricting process. That could mean that Egleston Square shifts from City Councilor Tito Jackson to City Councilor Matt O’Malley. But while big changes are on the way, the local councilors involved with the process are not being specific...

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