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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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BPDA approves revised Art Park project

July 6, 2018
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As expected, the Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) board during its June 14 meeting approved the revised Art Park project. A version of project was approved by the then Boston Redevelopment Authority and the City’s Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) in 2014, but was held up by a since-settled lawsuit. That has led...
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Q. and A. with Councilor Pressley

July 6, 2018
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Q. and A. with Councilor Pressley

At-Large City Councilor Ayanna Pressley was first voted to the Boston City Council in 2009, becoming the first woman of color to be elected to that body. She is now part of a wave of candidates challenging incumbent Democrats across the country. Her aim is to unseat local U.S. Rep. Mike Capuano (7th District)...
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Q. and A. with U.S. Rep. Capuano

July 6, 2018
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Q. and A. with U.S. Rep. Capuano

Local U.S. Rep. Mike Capuano (7th District) was first elected to Congress in 1998 and is a member of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, and the Financial Services Committee. He is running for re-election this year and is facing Boston City Councilor Ayanna Pressley in the Sept. 4 Democratic primary...
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Parker Hill Library to reopen on July 28

July 6, 2018
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The Parker Hill Branch Library will reopen on July 28, according to Boston Public Library. The City and BPL will host a ceremony with Mission City Councilor Josh Zakim, BPL President David Leonard, and others at 10 a.m. on July 28. The library’s programming will resume at the branch following the reopening, including summer...
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Art Park project will likely go before BPDA board this month

June 1, 2018
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The revised Art Park project will likely go before the Boston Planning and Development Authority (BPDA) board this month, according to BPDA spokesperson Bonnie McGilpin. If the BPDA board reviews the project during its monthly meeting, it will likely approve it. The BPDA staff only submits projects to the board when they consider the...
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Parker Hill Library to reopen this summer

June 1, 2018
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The Parker Hill Branch Library will reopen this summer, according to Boston Public Library spokesperson Rosemary Lavery. An exact date has not been determined, but Lavery said BPL hopes to have one sometime this month. The library closed last July to undergo a renovation to address a series of façade and exterior problems to...
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District Attorney forum covers criminal justice reform, leadership abilities

May 4, 2018
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With Suffolk County District Attorney (DA) Dan Conley announcing earlier this year that he will not seek re-election after leading the office for more than 15 years, a healthy field of candidates have emerged so far in the race to replace him. The Jamaica Plain Progressives and the NAACP Boston Branch co-hosted a forum...
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Changes coming to Burney Street development

May 4, 2018
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The Boston Planning and Development Agency will host a community meeting May 10 when the developers for the 9-11 Burney St. project will present new plans that include a smaller project with fewer residential units. The meeting will happen at 6 p.m. at the Tobin Community Center. The developers—Mitch Wilson and Russell Preston—said in...
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Temas del foro del Fiscal de Distrito: la reforma de la justicia penal y las aptitudes de liderazgo

May 4, 2018
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El Fiscal del Distrito Dan Conley anunció a principios de este año que no se presentará a la reelección después de quince años de servicio, y hay varios candidatos que quieren sustituirle. Los Progresistas de Jamaica Plain y la sucursal local de la NAACP presentaron un foro el 9 de abril en The English...
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