Monthly Archives: August 2011

Happenings

August 12, 2011
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The final, last-minute deadline for Happenings listings is noon, Aug. 23 for the Aug. 26 issue. Send arts and entertainment listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Listings with no end date will be run for 3 months, space permitting. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Special Events Keepin’ Cool...

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Mail delivery spotty after route cuts

August 12, 2011
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Parts of Jamaica Plain are experiencing irregular mail delivery as a result of a route reshuffling in the United States Postal Service (USPS). Homes in central JP—on Rockview Street, Parley Avenue, Parley Vale, Burr Street, Grovenor Road and St. John Street—are receiving their mail as late as 7 p.m., due to a new mail...

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Doc’s office to become home

August 12, 2011
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MONUMENT SQ.—The recently closed Atreva Health Care doctor’s office at 770 Centre St. will become a private home for former owner Dr. Francisco Trilla’s children, he told the Gazette. Trilla still lives in Jamaica Plain, but now works in California as chief medical officer at a chain of community health centers. He closed Atreva...

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Cop catches escaped bird

August 12, 2011
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A pet bird named Hope who escaped her Jamaica Plain home last month was captured in Hyde Park by a Boston School Police officer. The 3-ounce cockatiel, an Australian bird, was found in Ross Field. That’s four miles away as the crow—er, cockatiel—flies. Hope escaped July 13 while trying to land on the shoulder...

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Serial rapist guilty in ’91 attacks

August 12, 2011
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A serial rapist last month admitted to committing three rapes 20 years ago, including attacks in JP and Jackson Square’s Academy Homes. Jerry Dixon, 38, formerly of Dorchester, pleaded guilty in Suffolk Superior Court to the brutal rapes and was sentenced to three consecutive 10-year prison terms. He has already been in custody for...

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JPNC forms team for Whole Foods deal

August 12, 2011
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The Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council (JPNC) will aim to negotiate some form of community benefits agreement (CBA) with the Whole Foods Market coming to Hyde Square, and on July 26 appointed a five-member team to cut the deal. The team includes JPNC chair Andrea Howley, who said she already has a meeting with Whole...

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Man charged with carjacking

August 12, 2011
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JACKSON SQ.—A Brockton man is facing charges that he carjacked two people at gunpoint after asking to bum a cigarette on July 27 at Centre and Lamartine streets, according to the Boston Police Department (BPD). Orlando Pizzaro, 34, is charged with armed carjacking, assault with intent to murder, unlawful gun possession and possession of...

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JP Music Fest is built to last

August 12, 2011
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Jamaica Plain is rich with musicians, but low on venues. Semi-secret house shows and gigs outside the neighborhood are the norm. Enter the First Annual Jamaica Plain Music Festival, which will shine a huge spotlight on the local music scene on Aug. 20 at the Pinebank ballfield at Jamaica Pond Park. “It is our...

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RED, WHITE AND BLUE

August 12, 2011
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RED, WHITE AND BLUE

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SNAP benefits good at farmers market

August 12, 2011
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For the second year in a row, the Community Servings farmers market is this year providing access to fresh produce for low-income families who receive federal food subsidies. The farmers market—which happens every Wednesday from 4 to 7 p.m. at Community Servings’ parking lot at 18 Marbury Terrace—is accepting Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)...

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