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Decades-old Kennedy family mural painted over without warning

A mural featuring Kennedy family photos and memorabilia that long adorned a wall in the neighborhood where John F. Kennedy was born is now gone.

The owner of the building on the corner of Harvard and Thorndike Streets, which contains Anna’s Taqueria, painted over the mural in early May with no warning, to the frustration of the artist, Joshua Winer, and town officials.

It was not immediately clear why the building owner painted over the mural. A manager working at the taqueria declined to comment, and the restaurant chain, which has seven locations around the Boston area, did not respond to a request for comment. The building is owned by Rocket Street LLC, according to Norfolk County deed records. Rocket Street also could not be reached for comment.

The mural was one of four around the JFK Crossing neighborhood near Coolidge Corner painted in 1995 to brighten the otherwise drab walls of local businesses. The other three remain in place.

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Town Meeting emails: May 6 to May 12

Brookline.News is publishing the latest emails from the Town Meeting Members Association listserv, which were obtained as part of an ongoing public records request. In these messages sent between May …

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