Monthly Archives: April 2012

Police Spotlight: Late-night robber hits area

April 27, 2012
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Five street robberies in JP between April 8 and 18 have the local E-13 Police Station warning residents to be alert. Two of the robberies were unarmed, while the suspect used a gun in the last three crimes. One of the robberies was described as violent. The suspect is described as a black or...

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Sounding Great

April 27, 2012
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(Courtesy Photo) State Sen. Sonia Chang-Díaz (center), a JP resident, presents an official state Senate citation to officials from JP’s Soundmirror Studios for their achievement in being awarded a Grammy this year for mixing work on the opera “Elmer Gantry” at the State House on April 12. Accepting the award were (from left) Frank Kelley, John Newton, Blanton Alspaugh and Jesse Lewis.

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JP artist remembered with exhibit

April 27, 2012
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Robert A. “Bob” Raymond, a Jamaica Plain photographer and videographer who died on Feb. 27 after a short illness, is being remembered with an exhibit at Cambridge’s Mobius gallery through May 5. Raymond, 59, was involved for 30 years with the Mobius Artist Group, which was founded by his wife, Marilyn Arsem. He documented...

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Health Mobile

April 27, 2012
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(Courtesy Photo) JP resident Marcia Fowler (second from left), the commissioner of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, joins other officials in cutting the ribbon for Northeastern University’s new Bouve College of Health Sciences’ Health and Welness Van at the university on April 5. Also pictured are (from left): Kevin Kranston of the state health department; Terry Fulmer, dean of the college; Maria Coakley from U.S. Sen. Scott Brown’s office; Rita Nieves of the Boston Public Health Commission; and Dr. Huy Nguyen of the state health department.

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Honored Activist

April 27, 2012
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(Courtesy Photo) Beatriz Rivera (left), a community health activist with the Southern Jamaica Plain Health Center and JP’s Beantown Society, is presented with The Philanthropic Initiative’s Boston Neighborhoods Fellow award by Mayor Thomas Menino at an April 11 South End ceremony. Given to only six residents a year, the prestigious fellowship includes an unrestricted cash grant.

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Street Art

April 27, 2012
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(Gazette Photo by John Ruch) Mission Hill artist Peter Bass works on a watercolor painting of the Centre Street and Seaverns Avenue intersection in front of 673 Centre on the afternoon of April 19. Bass said he is teaching himself to paint.

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Bad JP map fades from use

April 27, 2012
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A wildly incorrect official map of Jamaica Plain and other neighborhoods that tainted City of Boston programs for decades appears to be rapidly fading from use a year after it was corrected. The map still lingers in some long-running programs and studies, however. The Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) created the deliberately incorrect map of...

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Web error puts Vegas casino in JP

April 27, 2012
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A major Las Vegas hotel and casino occupies the Jamaicaway Tower and a triple-decker on Child Street, according to an incorrect Google Maps listing that has spread across the web. The 111 Perkins St. condo tower is labeled as Nevada’s Venetian Resort Hotel Casino on the popular web mapping service. Another address behind the...

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Red Sox Nation’s First President

April 27, 2012
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(Courtesy Photo)  JP resident David Crellin (right) joins his 101-year-old father Floyd at Goddard House in Brookline last week during a birthday party sponsored by the Boston Red Sox baseball team. Floyd Crellin was born a year to the day before Fenway Park opened on April 20, 1912 and was honored at the 100th home opener at the park on April 13.

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Cops: Baby kidnapped from JP home

April 27, 2012
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EGLESTON SQ.—An Allston woman allegedly kidnapped an 8-month-old baby from a Jamaica Plain home on April 17, according to the Boston Police Department (BPD). The baby was recovered safely at 70 Weaver Court in Jackson Square’s Academy Homes housing development. Andrea K. Martin, 25, was arrested and charged with kidnapping. An unidentified caregiver was...

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