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Armed robbers strike at Jamaica Pond

October 10, 2014
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By John Ruch and Peter Shanley/Gazette Staff Three recent armed robberies at Jamaica Pond sparked fear as well as concerns in the Boston Police Department notifying the public about them. Meanwhile, police arrested two suspects in a brutal Franklin Park armed robbery and indicated they are being looked at suspects in two of the...

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Mayor Menino’s new book touches on JP issues

October 10, 2014
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Mayor Menino’s new book touches on JP issues

Former Mayor Thomas Menino has penned a memoir about his unprecedented five terms in office, “Mayor for a New America,” that frequently mentions Jamaica Plain and its issues. Due out Oct. 14, the book covers Menino’s service as a Hyde Park city councilor and...

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Baby Giraffe

October 10, 2014
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Baby Giraffe

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New beetle infestation will be ‘contained’

October 10, 2014
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New beetle infestation will be ‘contained’

Officials aim to contain, rather than eliminate, the tree-killing emerald ash borer beetle (EAB) that appeared in Jamaica Plain this summer. The tactics will include a ban on moving...

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Ladrones armados en Jamaica Pond

October 10, 2014
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De John Ruch y Peter Shanley/Personal de Gazette Tres robos recientes a mano armada en Jamaica Pond invitaron miedo pero también preocupación sobre la notificación al público por la...

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Harvest warns South St. store may close

October 10, 2014
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The Harvest Co-op Market at 57 South St. is warning that it may be close its doors in February as lease negotiations go down to the wire. According to...

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Egleston Farmers Market moves to Brewery

October 10, 2014
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The Egleston Farmers Market will kick off the winter season Nov. 1 in a new location at the Brewery complex at 29 Germania St., according to a press release....

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CropCircle Kitchen backs new Public Market

October 10, 2014
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The Boston Public Market (BPM), a new indoor market slated to open inside the Haymarket T Station building next summer, has partnered with JP’s CropCircle Kitchen (CCK). That partnership...

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Feral felines spur neighborhood catfight

October 10, 2014
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Residents of a small, dead-end street in Central JP are facing off over a colony of feral cats. Mark David Chesak and Suzanne Sobert, a married couple living on...

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Rangers Mounted Unit seeks annual funds

October 10, 2014
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PARKSIDE—The Boston Park Rangers Mounted Unit—stabled at Franklin Park—is once again trying to avoid a sunset ride into retirement. An Oct. 16 fundraiser and auction, organized by the Friends...

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Diabetes Prevention

October 10, 2014
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Diabetes Prevention

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‘Onion’ spoof article uses JP map

October 10, 2014
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‘Onion’ spoof article uses JP map

A recent article spoofing exercise apps on the satirical news site “The Onion” used a map of Jamaica Plain as an illustration. The Oct. 3 story is headlined “Popular...

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O’Malley: Council pay raise is ‘too high’

October 10, 2014
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City Councilor Matt O’Malley, who represents most of Jamaica Plain, said last week he does not support his colleagues’ proposal to raise the salary for Council members by 29...

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Voter registration deadline is Oct. 15

October 10, 2014
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The deadline for registering to vote in the Nov. 4 state election—which will choose a new governor, among other officials—is Weds., Oct. 15. That is also the deadline for...

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City unveils redesign plan for Hyde Square

October 10, 2014
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City unveils redesign plan for Hyde Square

The City unveiled a redesign plan of the Hyde Square rotary during a community meeting Sept. 29 that would increase the width of the sidewalk, enhance greenery and add...

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Big Sister Ride

October 10, 2014
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Big Sister Ride

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Sights and Sounds, Oct. 10, 2014

October 10, 2014
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues., Oct. 21 for the Oct. 24 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area...

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British School student achieves rare perfect IB score

October 10, 2014
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British School student achieves rare perfect IB score

A British International School of Boston achieved a rare perfect score in this year’s International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme—a feat so difficult that only 1 in 1,000 students accomplish it....

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JP Agenda, Oct. 10, 2014

October 10, 2014
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues., Oct. 21 for the Oct. 24 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area...

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JP Kids: The many playgrounds of JP

October 10, 2014
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JP Kids: The many playgrounds of JP

Jamaica Plain is a playground paradise, with at least 14 public facilities for all ages and activity levels. Some are well-known community gems. Others are hidden treasures that separate,...

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JP Kids: English QB named ESPN’s ‘Player of the Week’

October 10, 2014
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English High School senior quarterback Emmanuel Almonte was recently named “Player of the Week” by ESPN Boston. But he has not always loved the sport that has landed him...

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JP Kids: BPS updates pregnancy policies

October 10, 2014
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Boston Public Schools (BPS) has updated its policies in support of students who are parenting and to reduce student pregnancy. The changes tighten confidentiality guidelines and enforce federal Title...

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JP Kids: Curley field set to open

October 10, 2014
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JP CENTER—The community-funded artificial turf field and track for the Curley K-8 School at 493 Centre St. is close to being completed. There will be a ribbon-cutting to open...

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Invitacion, Oct. 10, 2014

October 10, 2014
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El plazo para la lista de eventos es el 21 de octubre al mediodía para la publicación del 24 de octubre. Mande a reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Atención: Marque el 617 antes...

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