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  1. Patient at VA hospital diagnosed with Legionnaires' diseaseRead the original story

    Saturday | Boston Herald

    The Boston Globe reports that the VA Healthcare System announced the diagnosis Friday and is testing water at its hospitals in the city's Brockton, Jamaica Plain and West Roxbury neighborhoods. Officials say the patient diagnosed with the disease had been treated at all three hospitals.


  2. Patient at VA hospital diagnosed with Legionnaires' diseaseRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday | WWLP

    The Boston Globe reports that the VA Healthcare System announced the diagnosis Friday and is testing water at its hospitals in the city's Brockton, Jamaica Plain and West Roxbury neighborhoods. Officials say the patient diagnosed with the disease had been treated at all three hospitals.


  3. Roxbury Prep Charter School students deserve a state-of-the-art learning placeRead the original story

    Wednesday Sep 19 | Dorchester Reporter, Dorchester MA

    By By Roy Lincoln Karp Special to the Reporter High school students at Roxbury Prep Charter School have to eat lunch in their classrooms.


  4. Former Boston police officer convicted of illegally purchasing pistols for acquaintancesRead the original story

    Monday Sep 17 |

    Officials said Adarbaad Karani, 38, of West Roxbury acted as the "straw purchaser" of two pistols, a Glock .40-caliber and Glock .45-caliber, that cannot be acquired by civilians. On two different occasions, in November 2014 and September 2015, Karani used his police identification to buy the weapons and falsely certified that the guns were for his own use as a police officer, prosecutors said.


  5. Van Ness won't try write-in campaign against Scaccia in NovemberRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Sep 14 | Universal Hub

    Gretchen Van Ness, who came in second to incumbent state Rep. Angelo Scaccia in a field of five in the Democratic primary for the 14th Suffolk state representative district told supporters today she will run again in 2020 but that for now, she will concentrate her free time on working to support Question 3, which would enshrine transgender people's right against discrimination in public places. In an e-mail message, she acknowledged several people have asked her to consider a write-in campaign against Scaccia, who won the Democratic nomination with less than 40% of the total vote: We've looked carefully at the numbers and I'm afraid there's no clear path to victory.


  6. Developer wins tentative approval for three triple deckers on long...Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Sep 11 | Universal Hub

    The Board of Appeals today approved a Dorchester developer's plans for three triple deckers on a ledgy outcropping across from the Burger King in Washington - provided he can work out a driveway issue with a neighbor for the 28-space parking lot he wants to build. John Lydon wants to put his triple deckers - which would have nine total condos, each with three bedrooms - at 4623 Washington St., a site that has been vacant for decades and where neighbors beat an earlier proposal for a two-building complex some 17 years ago.


  7. Time for Action': Robert Hoatson is a clergy abuse victim and former priest.Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Sep 11 | Boston Herald

    Robert Hoatson, a former priest who founded Road to Recovery to help victims, is himself a survivor of clergy sexual abuse. He was ordained by the now-notorious Cardinal Theodore McCarrick in 1997 through the Archdiocese of Newark, N.J., and was also a Christian Brother at Catholic Memorial High School in West Roxbury in the 1980s.


  8. Craig F. Walker/Globe Staff Meet the other empty nesters, and they're missing the kids, tooRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Sep 10 |

    In Sudbury, an older Labradoodle named Reuben has been dragging himself up three flights of stairs and plopping himself in front of Kerani Verma's room - vacant since she left for the University of Delaware - and just waiting. Gracie, a Newton goldendoodle, has put herself on a hunger strike since sisters Rachel and Emma Brown left for post-grad life and Tufts.


  9. NEFAa s Creative City announces - The Sound' by composer/sound artist Beau KenyonRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Sep 8 | Sampan

    All programs are free and open to the public. "Calling upon the tree as a metaphor for family identity and water as a symbol for migration and connection," explains Kenyon, "the SOUND explores the perspectives of young adult immigrants in a three-movement piece."


  10. Progressives split vote, so longest serving state rep gets to serve even longerRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Sep 5 | Universal Hub

    Angelo Scaccia, who has served in the state House of Representatives since 1973 - except for two years - won re-election tonight in the 14th Suffolk district, which covers Hyde Park and parts of Roslindale and West Roxbury. Latest results from the Boston elections department show Scaccia with only about 39.5 percent.


  11. Endorsement: Katie Forde would bring new energy to Suffolk Registry of DeedsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 31 |

    Katie Forde, candidate for Suffolk County Register of Deeds, at an event at Blackmore Bar and Kitchen in Charlestown on Aug. 28. For the second time, the West Roxbury resident is running hard for the obscure office, which manages land records in Boston, Chelsea, Revere, and Winthrop. Forde almost won the Democratic primary in 2016, finishing second in a divided field against Steve Murphy.


  12. Boston rolls out the red carpet for morning bus/bike lane in RoslindaleRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 31 | Universal Hub

    Sometime overnight, a city crew painted the town red - or at least the morning bus/bike lane from Roslindale Square to Forest Hills - as BNF shows us . The lane, in effect since June , requires people to move their cars before the morning rush hour so that commuters on all the buses that funnel down Washington Street from Roslindale, West Roxbury and Mattapan, along with bicyclists, can get a faster ride to the T stop.


  13. Prosecutors want to throw book at gang member accused of dealing drugs in Boston housing developmentRead the original story

    Friday Aug 31 |

    A gang member with a long rap sheet who once threatened a court officer in West Roxbury should serve a lengthy prison term for selling drugs at a Jamaica Plain housing development, prosecutors said Thursday. In a legal document filed in US District Court in Boston, federal prosecutors described Joe "Profit" Simmons, 31, as an identified member of the Heath Street Gang with 19 convictions on his record stemming from six separate cases.


  14. Federal judge rules Boston can deny request to fly Christian flag over City Hall PlazaRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 29 |

    A federal judge in Boston ruled Wednesday that city officials were justified in denying a group's request to fly a Christian flag from a municipal flagpole in conjunction with events scheduled for September. In an 18-page ruling, US District Court Judge Denise J. Casper denied West Roxbury resident Harold Shurtleff's request for a preliminary injunction to force the city to allow Camp Constitution, which Shurtleff directs, to fly a Christian flag on a pole at City Hall Plaza during the camp's Constitution Day and Citizenship Day events.


  15. Candidates Of Color Break New Ground In The Contest For Campaign...Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 29 | WGBH

    In 2002, the year Jeffrey Sanchez first won the 15th Suffolk House seat-representing parts of Jamaica Plain and Mission Hill-he raised $28,367. It was an impressive showing, and was the biggest haul of the eight candidates who competed for the open seat, who combined to spend just over $100,000.


  16. State to shut West Roxbury Parkway bridge this weekendRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 28 | Universal Hub

    MassDOT reports it will be shutting the West Roxbury Parkway bridge over the train tracks near Belgrade Avenue for repairs from Saturday until Monday. This traffic impact is necessary to allow crews and contractors to safely and effectively conduct necessary immediate bridge repairs.


  17. Imagine Boston 2030: Emerald Necklace - a connected green space 140 years in the makingRead the original story

    Tuesday Aug 28 | City of Boston

    Since Fall 2015, Imagine Boston has heard a lot of ideas from residents about how to make the city more green. We know that Boston has incredible parks and open spaces, but resident feedback suggests a need more investment and better connectivity to other green spaces and neighborhoods.


  18. Cyclist finds razor blades along bike path in West RoxburyRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Aug 27 |

    Sebastian Ruiz Ferrer MacGregor can't be certain that someone intentionally placed a handful of razor blades along a bike path on Baker Street in West Roxbury. But given similar incidents in nearby Newton recently, he's willing to bet they weren't dropped by someone by mistake.


  19. Dorchester man arrested after shots firedRead the original story

    Saturday Aug 25 |

    Joquentz Constant, 22, was seen walking quickly on Columbia Road, clutching the waistband of his pants while police were responding to a report gunshots in the area of Columbia Road and Seaver Street, police said in a statement. When officers got out of their vehicle to speak to him, Constant began running away, according to police.


  20. Boston City Hall flag flap lands in federal courtRead the original story

    Aug 22, 2018 |

    A West Roxbury man has filed suit against the city of Boston, claiming the city has violated his constitutional rights by denying his group the opportunity to fly a Christian flag with a cross on it in conjunction with an event at City Hall Plaza. Harold Shurtleff, the 59-year-old director of Camp Constitution, a public charitable trust, said last year when his group wanted to raise a Christian flag on one of City Hall's flag poles at City Hall Plaza in connection with an event, they were denied a permit to do so.


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