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Elugardo, Pressley beat longtime incumbents

September 7, 2018
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Two longtime incumbents saw their tenures ended, as Boston City Councilor Ayanna Pressley beat local U.S. Rep. Mike Capuano (7th Congressional District) and Nika Elugardo knocked-off local state Rep. Jeffrey Sanchez (15th Suffolk District) during the Sept. 4 primary election. Elugardo, a Jamaica Plain resident who is a former aide of local State Sen....

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Arrest made in 2016 Mission Hill murder

September 7, 2018
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A 24-year-old man has been arrested and charged in the 2016 murder of 33-year-old Eden Jacquet of Mission Hill. On Jan. 13, 2016, Boston Police Department officers responded to a call around 7:30 p.m. for a medical situation at 55 Fenwood Road and found Jacquet suffering from gunshot wounds. He was transported to a...

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Somerville man convicted of hacking BCH computer system

September 7, 2018
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Martin Gottesfeld, a 32-year-old Somerville resident, was convicted recently in federal court of conducting attacks on Boston Children’s Hospital and Wayside Youth and Family Support Network computer systems, according to a press release. U.S. District Court Judge Nathaniel Gorton will sentence Gottesfeld on Nov. 14 after he was convicted of one count of conspiracy...

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Art Park project clears another hurdle

September 7, 2018
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The City’s Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) approved several variances for the Art Park project last month, according to a document provided to the Gazette by Inspectional Services Department (ISD) spokesperson Lisa Timberlake. ISD oversees the ZBA. The variances include for lot area for additional dwelling units insufficient, off-street parking insufficient, and multi-family dwelling...

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Sanchez criticized over failed immigrant protection amendment

August 3, 2018
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Local state Rep. Jeffrey Sanchez is being criticized over the state Legislature’s failure to pass undocumented immigrant protections when it approved the state budget on July 18. Sanchez, who holds the powerful chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee position, was a chief negotiator in the conference that reconciled the House and Senate...

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Q. and A. with Charlie Baker

August 3, 2018
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Q. and A. with Charlie Baker

Gov. Charlie Baker is the former CEO of Harvard Pilgrim Health Care and served in both former Gov. Bill Weld and former Gov. Paul Cellucci administrations. He was elected governor in 2014, edging out Democrat Martha Coakley in a close election. He will face-off against Scott Lively, a pastor who espouses homophobic and fringe...

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Q. and A. with Jay Gonzalez

August 3, 2018
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Q. and A. with Jay Gonzalez

Jay Gonzalez is an attorney, the former secretary of administration and finance in the Patrick administration, and the former chair of the Massachusetts Board of Early Education and Care. He is taking on Bob Massie for the Democratic nomination for governor. The two candidates will face-off in the primary on Sept. 4. The Gazette...

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Q. and A. with Bob Massie

August 3, 2018
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Q. and A. with Bob Massie

Bob Massie is an author, activist, and former leader of several nonprofits who has overcome many challenges in life, including a battle with hemophilia. He is taking on Jay Gonzalez for the Democratic nomination for governor. The two candidates will face-off in the primary on Sept. 4. The Gazette recently conducted a question-and-answer session...

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Q. and A. with Nika Elugardo

July 6, 2018
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Q. and A. with Nika Elugardo

Nika Elugardo is an attorney, a former aide to local state Sen. Sonia Chang-Diaz, and a former director of a nonprofit that provides financial education and other resources to those wanting to achieve financial stability and build wealth. She is looking to unseat longtime state Rep. Jeffrey Sanchez. The two candidates will face-off in...

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Q. and A. with Rep. Sanchez

July 6, 2018
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Q. and A. with Rep. Sanchez

Local state Rep. Jeffrey Sanchez has represented the 15th Suffolk District for more than a decade. He is running for re-election this year and is facing Nika Elugardo in the Democratic primary. The winner of the Sept. 4 primary will effectively be the next representative as there will be no challengers in the general...

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