Monthly Archives: December 2017

Walsh cruises to re-election victory, wins on the Hill

December 1, 2017
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Mayor Martin Walsh cruised to an easy re-election victory, defeating City Councilor Tito Jackson during the Nov. 7 general election, according to City results. About 28 percent of registered voters participated in the election. Walsh garnered 70,187 votes, or 65 percent of voters, while Jackson collected 36,472 votes, or 34 percent of voters. On...

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Neighbors raise concerns over Alleghany Street project

December 1, 2017
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Several Alleghany Street residents are raising concerns over a plan by Home for Little Wanderers to subdivide a parcel of land on Alleghany Street and build a new two-and-a-half story building. The Home for Little Wanderers is a nonprofit child and family service agency that has its headquarters in Walpole. The nonprofit currently owns...

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TURKEY GIVEAWAY

December 1, 2017
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TURKEY GIVEAWAY

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Q. and A. with Rep. Sanchez about criminal justice reform

December 1, 2017
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Q. and A. with Rep. Sanchez about criminal justice reform

The state House of Representatives recently passed a criminal justice reform bill. The bill includes more than 200 amendments to current laws that aim to increase equality within the criminal justice system. The Senate has also passed its own version of a criminal justice reform bill. The two bills will now head to a...

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Preguntas y respuestas con Sánchez sobre la reforma de la justicia penal

December 1, 2017
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La Cámara de Representantes estatal recientemente aprobó una ley de reforma de la justicia penal que incluye más de 200 enmiendas a leyes actuales que buscan aumentar la igualdad dentro del sistema penal. El Senado también ha aprobado su propia versión de una ley de reforma de la justicia penal. Las dos leyes se...

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95 St. Alphonsus approved by BPDA

December 1, 2017
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The Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) has approved a six-story residential development at 95 St. Alphonsus St., a proposal which was generally accepted by the impact advisory group (IAG) at previous meetings. The site is currently a 175-space parking structure at 1575 Tremont Street, and which will be converted into a six-story residential...

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City grants $2 million for rec center project

December 1, 2017
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Mayor Martin Walsh, local elected officials including City Councilor Matt O’Malley, and local residents gathered at the corner of Columbus Avenue and Ritchie Street on Nov. 1 for an event at which the City announced it was giving a $2 million grant toward the proposed Jackson Square Recreational Center. Urban Edge, a community development...

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Q. and A. with Sen. Chang-Diaz about criminal justice reform

December 1, 2017
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The state Senate late last month passed legislation for criminal justice reform, which included the repeal of mandatory minimum sentences of some drug offenses and raising the age at which youths can be charged as adults, as well as other charges. Local state Sen. Sonia Chang-Diaz has been a vocal proponent for criminal justice...

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Sesión de preguntas con la Senadora Chang-Díaz sobre reforma de la justicia penal

December 1, 2017
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A finales del mes pasado el Senado aprobó legislación para reformar la justicia penal, que incluyó la revocación de condenas mínimas obligatorias para algunas infracciones de drogas y la elevación de la edad a la cual un joven puede ser acusado como adulto. La Senadora del Estado local Sonia Chang-Díaz ha sido un proponente...

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Mayor picks Marty Martinez for head of Health and Human Services

December 1, 2017
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Marty Martinez has been selected as the City’s new chief Health and Human Services, and will begin his position on Jan. 8, according to a press release. Martinez will fill the position formerly held by Felix G. Arroyo, who was fired over sexual harassment allegations. The Health and Human Services Cabinet promotes health and...

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