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Former Mayor Menino ‘suspends’ his cancer treatment

October 24, 2014
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Former Mayor Menino ‘suspends’ his cancer treatment

Former Mayor Thomas Menino announced yesterday that he is “suspending” his medical treatments for advanced, reportedly inoperable cancer. He also halted the promotional tour for his new book, “Mayor for a New America.” While Menino’s announcement also said he will “continue to fight this terrible disease,” it is being widely read as an end-of-life decision....

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Homeless care project breaks ground

October 24, 2014
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Homeless care project breaks ground

PARKSIDE—After four years of planning, a two-year lawsuit and a lively community process, a new Boston Healthcare for the Homeless Program (BHCHP) respite care facility at 461 Walnut Ave. broke ground earlier this month. The Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development Corporation (JPNDC) development, now called...

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Mayor’s rep walks JP, street by street

October 24, 2014
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Mayor’s rep walks JP, street by street

Jullieanne Doherty, Jamaica Plain’s neighborhood coordinator from the Mayor’s Office of Neighborhood Services, has been getting plenty of chances to wear down her walking shoes over the last six weeks. Mayor Martin Walsh last month announced NEW (Neighborhood Engagement Walks) Boston, a comprehensive audit...

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Voters face big choices on Nov. 4 ballot

October 24, 2014
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Democrat Martha Coakley and Republican Charlie Baker are fighting it out in a close gubernatorial race, while three other candidates trail far behind in the weeks leading up to...

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Decisiones importantes en la elección del 4 de noviembre

October 24, 2014
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La demócrata Martha Coakley y el republicano Charlie Baker se enfrentan en la estrecha carrera para gobernador, mientras que otros tres candidatos se han quedado muy atrás en las...

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JP resident featured in ACLU report on BPD racial profiling

October 24, 2014
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JP resident featured in ACLU report on BPD racial profiling

The Boston Police Department has a pattern of racial profiling in stop-and-frisk incidents, claims a new report from the state’s American Civil Liberties Union chapter that highlights a Jamaica...

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1 wounded in shooting

October 24, 2014
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HYDE SQ.—An unidentified victim was shot in the leg on the afternoon of Oct. 15 near the Pimentel Market at 340 Centre St. The victim survived and was hospitalized,...

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Caregiver Walk

October 24, 2014
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Caregiver Walk

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Sen. Chang-Díaz weighs in on ballot questions

October 24, 2014
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Local state Sen. Sonia Chang-Díaz recently spoke with the Gazette about the four ballot questions that Jamaica Plain voters will help decide on Nov. 4, including her support for...

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O’Malley votes against council pay raise

October 24, 2014
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City Councilor Matt O’Malley voted against a measure giving councilors a $20,000 raise during a meeting Oct. 8. Despite his no vote, the measure passed with a 9-4 tally....

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JP Observer: New ‘reforms’ could reduce families getting state aid

October 24, 2014
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Most of us like to think we have government programs and funding in place to help poor and disabled people and their children in Massachusetts. We do, to some...

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Mentor Award

October 24, 2014
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Mentor Award

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2 killed in Jamaicaway crash

October 24, 2014
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PONDSIDE—Two women died in a car crash on the Jamaicaway at Perkins Street on Oct. 19. The victims were passengers in a BMW that apparently crossed the center line...

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Indie bookstore is coming to Green St.

October 24, 2014
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JP CENTER—An independent bookstore created by a Jamaica Plain resident with a background in book publishing is slated to open next month at 5 Green St. Papercuts, JP owned...

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Sunday Music

October 24, 2014
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Sunday Music

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No timeframe for Arborway crosswalk upgrade

October 24, 2014
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No timeframe for Arborway crosswalk upgrade

ARBORWAY—A local resident is complaining about the state Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) taking its time making upgrades to a crosswalk on the Arborway. Meanwhile, DCR said those...

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Sights & Sounds, Oct. 24, 2014

October 24, 2014
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues., Nov. 4 for the Nov. 7 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area...

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Jimmy Fund Support

October 24, 2014
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Jimmy Fund Support

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JP Agenda, Oct. 24, 2014

October 24, 2014
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues., Nov. 4 for the Nov. 7 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area...

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Self Esteem Anniversary

October 24, 2014
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Self Esteem Anniversary

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Heath St. parcel project out to bids

October 24, 2014
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A request for proposals (RFP) to redevelopt 10 City-owned parcels along Heath Street was issued Oct. 6, with a preference for “affordable rental housing or mixed use development” clearly...

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Roslindale Neighbors: Roslindale Open Studios returns Nov. 1-2

October 24, 2014
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Kasey Davis Appleman displays her work at her home studio on Lindall Street during a previous Open Studios. (Courtesy Photos)

By Amy West/Special to the Gazette Want to meet local artists, get a jump on your holiday shopping, and experience all that Roslindale has to offer? Don’t miss Roslindale...

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Roslindale Neighbors: Renovated Adams Park reopens

October 24, 2014
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Roslindale Neighbors: Renovated Adams Park reopens

Roslindale’s Adams Park—the triangle formed by Washington, Poplar and South streets—officially reopened Oct. 18 with a ribbon-cutting with Mayor Martin Walsh after undergoing a $253,500 renovation that started last...

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Roslindale Neighbors: Compost program expands to Roslindale market

October 24, 2014
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The City recently expanded its compost drop-off program—and the Roslindale Village Main Street (RVMS) Farmer’s Market was one of five locations chosen to host it. Instead of tossing food...

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