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West Roxbury man dies in JP truck accident

August 20, 2014
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The State Police is investigating a truck accident on Morton Street near the rotary in Jamaica Plain that killed a West Roxbury man Monday night, according to mspnews.org. A preliminary investigation by the State Police has found that a truck traveling eastbound on Morton Street swerved off the road around 10 p.m. and came...

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Obituary: Carlos B. Icaza, community organizer

August 19, 2014
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Carlos B. Icaza, of Jamaica Plain, died August 16, 2014. Beloved husband of Shelley Norton Icaza and best Poppy of Elizabeth Icaza (Giovanni) Poles.  Carlos is survived by Shelley and Elizabeth, his brothers David H. (Jean) Icaza and Peter S. (Mony) Icaza; nephews Jimmy,...

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Library plan would have more glass, fewer books

August 15, 2014
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Library plan would have more glass, fewer books

An advanced renovation plan of the Jamaica Plain Branch Library at 12 Sedgwick St., revealed at an Aug. 15 meeting, would add flexible space, but also reduce the book collection. The proposed addition of a computer bar and reading room would create a new...

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Cool Summer

August 15, 2014
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Cool Summer

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BRA chief pledges transparency

August 15, 2014
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The Boston Redevelopment Authority’s acting director pledged more transparency on some of the agency’s locally controversial issues in a recent Gazette interview. Brian Golden is helming the quasi-public economic...

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To rent Curley House, know a secret and skip caterers

August 15, 2014
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To rent Curley House, know a secret and skip caterers

The City-owned historic home of legendary Boston politician James Michael Curley at 350 Jamaicaway, now sitting empty, is technically available for event rentals. But even finding that out—let alone...

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Jóvenes de JP habla de la violencia

August 15, 2014
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Una serie de tiroteos – uno de ellos fatal – en Jamaica Plain ha provocado la inquietud de la comunidad, incluso en una reunión organizada por el Consejero Municipal...

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Historic house teardown to move ahead

August 15, 2014
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Neighbors and the developer of a controversial residential project proposed at 57 Wachusett St. have reached a resolution, according to Boston Preservation Alliance (BPA) Executive Director Greg Galer. The...

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Report: Health care dominates JP economy

August 15, 2014
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Jamaica Plain’s business community is dominated by the health care and social assistance industry, mirroring the city as a whole, according to a new business report by the Boston...

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Sights and Sounds, Aug. 15, 2014

August 15, 2014
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues., Aug. 26 for the Aug. 29 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area...

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JP teens talk about gun violence

August 15, 2014
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A recent rash of shootings—one of them fatal—in Jamaica Plain has stirred community concerns, including a packed meeting hosted by City Councilor Matt O’Malley. While officials and police investigators...

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‘You Spy’ scavenger hunt for Ten Tables dinner

August 15, 2014
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A new JP photo scavenger hunt is taking place this summer, with the grand prize of dinner for two at Ten Tables up for grabs. Maxfield & Company, a...

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Hyde Sq. speed hump to return

August 15, 2014
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A speed hump that was removed in Hyde Square last year will be reinstalled this fall, according to Tracey Ganiatsos of the Boston Transportation Department (BTD). Resident Erik Berg...

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JP Agenda, Aug. 15, 2014

August 15, 2014
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues., Aug. 26 for the Aug. 29 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area...

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Global Girls Advocacy

August 15, 2014
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Global Girls Advocacy

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Jackson Sq. development gets funding

August 15, 2014
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The Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development Corporation (JPNDC) has received funding for its planed low-income apartment project at 75 Amory Ave. “We have secured the financing for 75 Amory Ave.,...

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Obituary: Noah Katz, world traveler and runner

August 15, 2014
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Obituary: Noah Katz, world traveler and runner

Noah Katz of Jamaica Plain passed away July 31, 2014. Born March 13, 1952 in White Plains, N.Y. Pre-deceased by his loving mother Frances (Wollin) Katz; devoted son of...

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Invitacion, Aug. 15, 2014

August 15, 2014
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El plazo para la lista de eventos es el 26 de agosto al mediodía para la publicación del 29 de agosto. Mande a reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Atención: Marque el 617 antes...

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New Zoo Chair

August 15, 2014
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New Zoo Chair

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JP teacher wins national education award

August 15, 2014
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JP teacher wins national education award

Christopher Hoeh, a Jamaica Plain resident and second-grade teacher at Cambridge Friends School in Cambridge, was awarded one of five 2014 Teaching Tolerance Award for Excellence in Teaching by...

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Rockland Trust buys Peoples Federal Bank

August 15, 2014
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Rockland Trust Company has entered into an agreement to buy Peoples Federal Savings Bank, which has a branch at 725 Centre St. in Jamaica Plain. Ellen Molle of Rockland...

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Editorial: Legislative achievements

August 15, 2014
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With our state legislators wrapping up another session of lawmaking, a couple of items strike us as particularly noteworthy. State Sen. Sonia Chang-Díaz was a strong proponent of election...

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Letter: State government should divest from fossil fuels

August 15, 2014
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Regarding the July 18 article “First Church UU divesting from fossil fuels”: Right now, Massachusetts pension funds are invested in fossil fuel industries. This is wrong. We should divest...

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Letter: Gazette is misleading about 71 South St. project

August 15, 2014
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The Gazette’s Aug. 1 story “South Street office-to-houses project shot down” misleads readers about the zoning issues at the 71 South St. site. First, the Gazette asserts that the...

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