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Editorial: Good riddance, Boston 2024; Welcome, Boston 2030

July 27, 2015
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Boston—with significant JP influence—made history today in establishing a new model of fighting off the crony-capitalist scam that is the Olympics. Next, Boston can make another kind of history by establishing a new model of true urban planning: Mayor Walsh’s Imagine Boston 2030 effort. We specifically expect that planning to address sensible assistance for...

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USOC ends Boston 2024’s Olympic bid

July 27, 2015
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The United States Olympic Committee has withdrawn Boston 2024’s bid to host the 2024 Summer Olympics, citing the lack of public support, according to a statement released by USOC Chief Executive Officer Scott Blackmun. Franklin Park was slated to host several Olympic events, such...

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Washington St. master plan kicks off July 28

July 24, 2015
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The long-awaited master plan for the Washington Street corridor is kicking off on July 28 with an open-house meeting. And the plan’s scope has been expanded to include a stretch of Columbus Avenue as well. The Boston Redevelopment Authority is nicknaming the project “PLAN:...

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Roxbury Prep moving to Forest Hills

July 24, 2015
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FOREST HILLS—The Roxbury Preparatory Charter School is coming to Jamaica Plain, as it has signed a two-year lease with Bethel AME Church campus. Bethel will hold a community meeting...

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JP woman achieves English Channel swim

July 24, 2015
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Maura Twomey during her July 10 swim of the English Channel. (Courtesy Photo)

JP resident Maura Twomey successfully swam the English Channel on July 10 as a fundraiser for a cystic fibrosis charity in Ireland. The 59-year-old completed the grueling swim from...

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Olmsted Trip

July 24, 2015
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Olmsted Trip

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Representante Capuano quiere más información sobre las Olimpíadas

July 24, 2015
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Representante local Mike Capuano dijo que le encantaría que Boston sea sede de los Juegos Olímpicos. Pero, dice el congresista, quiere asegurar que el dinero del contribuyente sea protegido...

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Bella Luna/Milky Way co-owner tapped for BRA board

July 24, 2015
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Bella Luna/Milky Way co-owner tapped for BRA board

A co-owner of a landmark Jamaica Plain restaurant and nightclub has been nominated by Mayor Martin Walsh to serve on the Boston Redevelopment board of directors. Carol Downs co-founded...

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Landlord and tenant groups reach rent agreement

July 24, 2015
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A memorandum of understanding (MOU) has been reached between City Realty and several tenant-advocate organizations, including Jamaica Plain-based City Life/Vida Urbana, according to a press release. The MOU, which...

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Rep. Capuano wants more Olympics info

July 24, 2015
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Local U.S. Rep. Mike Capuano said he would love for Boston to host the Olympics. But, the congressman says, he wants to make sure taxpayers’ money is protected and...

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JP Observer: Action is needed to preserve JP’s middle class

July 24, 2015
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Boston, like most major cites in the U.S., is losing its middle class, according to the Brookings Institute and others looking at demographic trends. A large middle class is...

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Campbell’s council run spurred by twin’s death

July 24, 2015
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Campbell’s council run spurred by twin’s death

Spurred into the District 4 City Council race by the death of her twin brother, Mattapan resident Andrea Campbell says she is taking a wait-and-see approach with the Olympics...

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Sights and Sounds, July 24, 2015

July 24, 2015
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues., Aug. 4  for the Aug. 7 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area...

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On the Police Beat, June 29-July 19, 2015

July 24, 2015
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The following police incident reports are public records provided by the Community Service Office of the District E-13 Police Station, which is solely responsible for their content. All suspects...

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Jamaica Pond closed due to possible toxic algae

July 24, 2015
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People and pets are banned from the water in Jamaica Pond until further notice by the Boston Public Health Commission, which warns that a toxic algae may be growing...

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JP Agenda, July 24, 2015

July 24, 2015
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues., Aug. 4 for the Aug. 7 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area...

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Obituary: Bernard S. Cunningham; raised in JP

July 24, 2015
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Obituary: Bernard S. Cunningham; raised in JP

Bernard S. Cunningham, 49, quietly passed on April 29, 2015 at Brigham and Women’s Hospital of cancer. He was born on March 27, 1966, in Boston and raised in...

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Baby Baskets

July 24, 2015
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Baby Baskets

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Invitacion, July 24, 2015

July 24, 2015
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El plazo para la lista de eventos es el 4 agosto al mediodía para la publicación del 7 de agosto. Mande a reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Atención: Marque el 617 antes de...

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Soda Company Program

July 24, 2015
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Soda Company Program

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JP History: Marking a renewal of the historic JP Branch Library

July 24, 2015
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Two events celebrations are coming—one filled with superheroes and another bringing stories to life—for the renovation of the Jamaica Plain Branch Library building at 12 Sedgwick St., which opened...

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JP History: This Week in JP History

July 24, 2015
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The Gazette’s top headlines from this week in JP history:  5 years ago: 2010 “City gets go-ahead for Monument Sq. redesign” The City appeared set to move forward with...

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Editorial: A good choice for the BRA board

July 24, 2015
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Last year, Mayor Walsh showed good judgment in selecting JP resident and respected architecture expert Ted Landsmark for service on the Boston Redevelopment Authority board. The mayor is showing...

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Letter: JPNC was wrong to reject 3200 Washington

July 24, 2015
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We were disappointed to read about the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council’s summary rejection of a proposed rental housing development on Washington Street near Egleston Square (“JPNC votes down 3200...

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