Monthly Archives: April 2013

Consalvo: Mayor’s Office is about helping people

April 6, 2013
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Consalvo: Mayor’s Office is about helping people

City Councilor and mayoral candidate Rob Consalvo pledged to bring a mix of innovation—including naming a “technology czar”—and old-fashioned public service to the Mayor’s Office in his first major campaign interview. “We’ll fistfight over who’s the biggest visionary,” Consalvo said of the mayoral candidates in the exclusive interview April 5 at the Gazette office....

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Chang-Díaz won’t run for mayor

April 5, 2013
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Local state Sen. Sonia Chang-Díaz will not run for mayor, according to spokesperson Katherine Adam. Mayor Thomas Menino announced last week he would not seek reelection. Chang-Díaz had previously told the Gazette she was considering becoming a candidate.

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Mayor Menino won’t run again

April 5, 2013
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Mayor Menino won’t run again

Mayor Thomas Menino announced March 28 that he will not run for reelection this year after a record 20 years in office at a Faneuil Hall event broadcast live by New England Cable News. Menino also said he has no desire to pick his successor. After arriving on stage to the tune of “My...

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Local officials consider mayoral runs

April 5, 2013
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With incumbent Thomas Menino out of the race, several local officials are considering a run for the Mayor’s Office. City Councilor Mike Ross, state Rep. Jeffrey Sánchez and state Sen. Sonia Chang-Díaz are among those either considering a run or not ruling it out. City Councilors Tito Jackson and Matt O’Malley are the only directly...

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Owners: Condos rotting after 10 years

April 5, 2013
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Owners: Condos rotting after 10 years

Owners of Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development Corporation (JPNDC)-constructed homes on the Back of the Hill are claiming that shoddy construction is responsible for a myriad of problems, including leaky roofs and rotting porches. They are considering legal action against the developers. JPNDC Executive Director Richard Thal denied any culpability, but said the organization is...

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Passion Parade

April 5, 2013
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Passion Parade

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Connolly promete nueva energía como alcalde

April 5, 2013
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Connolly promete nueva energía como alcalde

En su primera entrevista comprensiva sobre su campaña para alcalde, el consejero municipal John Connolly prometió mejorar la infraestructura, incluso las escuelas públicas y los artes, mientras criticaba el alcalde actual Thomas Menino. Según Connolly, Menino carece de la visión y la transparencia. Le hizo la entrevista el 14 de marzo, antes de que...

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U.S. Senate primary is April 30

April 5, 2013
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Three Republicans and two Democrats are set to fight it out April 30 for their respective party’s nomination in the race to fill the U.S. Senate seat left vacant by John Kerry. Former U.S. Attorney Michael Sullivan; Gabriel Gomez, a Cohasset resident and former Navy SEAL; and state Rep. Daniel Winslow (9th Norfolk District)...

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Connolly pledges ‘new energy’ as mayor

April 5, 2013
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Connolly pledges ‘new energy’ as mayor

City Councilor John Connolly pledged to improve everything from public schools to the arts scene, while blasting incumbent Mayor Thomas Menino’s City Hall as lacking vision and transparency, in Connolly’s first major interview about his mayoral campaign. The interview was held March 14, before Menino announced he will not run. “While I deeply respect...

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Addition, kitchen concerns in Fenway High plan

April 5, 2013
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By Ryan Deto/Special to the Gazette The lack of a full-service kitchen in the new Fenway High School emerged as a concern for residents and the school alike in a March 26 City meeting about a large addition to its future home at 67 Alleghany St. It also was announced that the school’s move...

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