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BRIC says it ‘purged’ Occupy Boston spy files

March 27, 2015
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A Boston Police spy agency destroyed all of its controversial surveillance files of the Occupy Boston movement two years ago, it revealed in response to a Gazette public records request. That may come as a relief to civil liberties organizations that criticized the Boston Regional Intelligence Center’s apparently illegal surveillance of lawful protests and...

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Peace Garden Cleanup

March 27, 2015
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Peace Garden Cleanup

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Sexual abuse alleged at Italian Home in ’80s

March 27, 2015
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The Jamaica Plain-based Italian Home for Children is facing an allegation that its former chief financial officer—George P. Forte Jr.—sexually abused a boy there during the early 1980s. The claim was made last month by lawyer Mitchell Garabedian, a famed advocate of Catholic Church...

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The return of Dianne Wilkerson

March 27, 2015
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The return of Dianne Wilkerson

Of all of the twists and turns of Boston’s Olympics bid, perhaps the most surprising is the public reappearance of Dianne Wilkerson. JP’s former state senator’s last public activities...

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Alcalde promete arreglar los parques, pero sin dar detalles

March 27, 2015
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Alcalde promete arreglar los parques, pero sin dar detalles

Hablando con periodistas en una mesa redonda el 11 de marzo en el ayuntamiento, el Alcalde Martin Walsh dijo que después de las Olimpiadas, Franklin Park sería renovado de...

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Community Academy dodges closure

March 27, 2015
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The Community Academy school may dodge closure thanks to an updated Boston Public School (BPS) budget proposal created by the school’s community. The small, alternative public high school that...

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JP’s Freedman leaves bike czar job

March 27, 2015
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Nicole Freedman, a Jamaica Plain resident, is leaving her post as director of the City’s Boston Bikes program to take a transportation position with the City of Seattle, according...

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JP groups to host inequality forum

March 27, 2015
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Several neighborhood organizations, including JP Progressives and the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development Corporation (JPNDC), are co-sponsoring a forum on inequality that will take place April 9, according to a...

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Mayor echoes Olympic park fix-up promises, but no new details

March 27, 2015
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Mayor echoes Olympic park fix-up promises, but no new details

Mayor Martin Walsh said that a post-Olympics Franklin Park would be renovated to the “state of the art” in a rare fix-up opportunity, speaking to reporters at a March...

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JP Observer: Thaw reveals more work to be done

March 27, 2015
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A new exercise program is being launched here this spring. Jamaica Plain resident Vivienne Frachtenberg called me last week to ask if I want to participate. She said it’s...

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JP groups win art grants

March 27, 2015
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More than two-dozen JP organizations and institutions supporting arts and culture won grants from the Boston Cultural Council (BCC), totaling over $57,000. The BCC awarded over $303,000 to 137...

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Digital copy of Loring-Greenough House created

March 27, 2015
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Digital copy of Loring-Greenough House created

MONUMENT SQ.—The Loring-Greenough House has been scanned and digitized into hologram-style 3-D images to document its historic details. The scan was performed by Feldman Land Surveyors, the same company...

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Curley Exhibit

March 27, 2015
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Curley Exhibit

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Sights and Sounds, March, 27, 2015

March 27, 2015
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues., April 7 for the April 10 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area...

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JP Agenda, March 27, 2015

March 27, 2015
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues., April 7 for the April 10 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area...

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Real Estate Today: Height vs. affordability trade-off at 3200 Washington

March 27, 2015
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The developers of 3200 Washington St. said at an Impact Advisory Group (IAG) group this week that sacrificing the building’s height would also cause a drop in affordably priced...

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Real Estate Today: Real estate market rebounding from snowy winter

March 27, 2015
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The most expensive home sold between March 11 and March 18 was this three-family home at 43 Parkton Road, which went for $1.2 million. (Gazette Photo by Peter Shanley)

The real estate market in Jamaica Plain took a hit along with the rest of the economy during the recent record snowfall, but it is rebounding strong as the...

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Real Estate Today: Excavation begins at 101 Brookley

March 27, 2015
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Real Estate Today: Excavation begins at 101 Brookley

STONYBROOK—Work has begun at the site planned for dozen triple-deckers on a long-vacant lot at 101 Brookley Road, though the City tells the Gazette that it is unclear whether...

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Real Estate Today: BRA seeks public input on ‘urban renewal’ plans

March 27, 2015
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The Boston Redevelopment Authority is seeking approval to keep alive its “urban renewal” plans and powers that cover large sections of the city, including parts of Jackson and Egleston...

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Real Estate Today: Developers release plan for City-owned land

March 27, 2015
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Two local community development corporations released their proposal earlier this month to build a four-story, $15 million affordable rental development at City-owned land formed by the triangle of Heath,...

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Anti-Olympic activist to appear at JP comedy night

March 27, 2015
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Laughing Liberally Boston, a political comedy show, will feature a special guest star at JP’s Riot Theater on Sat., March 28: anti-Olympic activist Robin Jacks of the group NoBoston2024....

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State of JP outcomes focus on housing affordability

March 27, 2015
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This year’s State of our Neighborhood (SOON), held on Feb. 26 at the Kennedy Elementary School, generated new commitments from community members to improve JP’s housing problems through the...

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Petition asks mayor to stop house demo

March 27, 2015
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FOREST HILLS—The Yale Terrace Neighborhood Association has started a petition asking Mayor Martin Walsh to stop the planned demolition of a historic house at 21 Yale Terrace. Bicon Dental...

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Talent Show

March 27, 2015
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Talent Show

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