Monthly Archives: March 2013

2 bids placed for former church

March 4, 2013
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HYDE SQ.–Two bids have been submitted for the former Blessed Sacrament Church building on Centre Street in Hyde Square, according to a spokesperson for church co-owner the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development Corporation (JPNDC). Developers Jason Hutchinson and Andre White placed one of the bids, as the Gazette previously reported. JPNDC spokesperson Sally Swenson declined...

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Police issue description of Pondside robber

March 2, 2013
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PONDSIDE–The Boston Police Department has confirmed that two armed robberies were committed this week on Eliot Street and released a description of the suspect. Both gunpoint robberies occurred at the Eliot School of Fine & Applied Arts at 24 Eliot St.–one inside the school, and the other outdoors behind the building. The suspect is described...

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1 wounded in Egleston Sq. shooting

March 1, 2013
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EGLESTON SQ.—A person was shot in the stomach and suffered “life-threatening injuries” yesterday around 3090 Washington St. in Egleston Square, according to the Boston Police Department (BPD). BPD did not identify the victim or provide their age or gender. The victim was wounded following a report of shots fired on nearby Weld Avenue around...

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Armed robber strikes Pondside

March 1, 2013
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PONDSIDE—An armed robber held up at least two people at gunpoint in the Pondside area near Monument Square this week, including a teacher inside the Eliot School of Fine & Applied Arts, according to the school’s executive director. A meeting for concerned neighbors with Boston Police officers from the local District E-13 Police Station...

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Developers submit $1.4m bid for former church

March 1, 2013
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HYDE SQ.—A pair of local developers yesterday submitted a $1.4 million bid for the former Blessed Sacrament Church building on Centre Street in Hyde Square, proposing a $3.4 million renovation into “JP Exchange,” an array of community-based businesses. The proposal includes a “small business incubator and open market,” event space and an indoor play...

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Charlestown residents seek to join JPNC lawsuit

March 1, 2013
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The Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council’s (JPNC) legal battle to be declared a government body has attracted the attention of Charlestown residents who recently sued the neighborhood council there for alleged Open Meeting Law violations. The Charlestown plaintiffs are seeking to team up their lawsuits with that of the JPNC. That is just one way...

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After the Storm

March 1, 2013
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(Photo by Kathryn Niforos) Jamaica Pond Park appears to be sculpted from ice on Feb. 9 in the wake of the Blizzard of 2013.

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Markey praises JP in local Senate campaign rally

March 1, 2013
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(Photo by Daniella Rascón) U.S. Rep. Ed Markey (right) shares a fist-bump with a young support during his Feb. 24 campaign rally at J.P. Licks.

Energized by a big turnout at a J.P. Licks campaign rally Feb. 24, Congressman Ed Markey told the Gazette that “Jamaica Plain is a very key progressive part of Massachusetts” that is going to “unleash” its power on behalf of his U.S. Senate campaign. Markey also declined to comment on his differences with fellow Congressman...

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9 hip trends JP doesn’t have yet

March 1, 2013
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For at least 40 years, Jamaica Plain has been Boston’s hotbed of progressive ideas. JP residents’ lasting inventions include the city’s first recycling program and the unique Wake Up the Earth Festival. That spirit also has made JP the City government’s favorite test market for such left-field innovations as parklets and the Open Streets...

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Markey elogia JP en un evento campaña

March 1, 2013
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En un evento de su campaña en J.P. Licks el 24 de febrero, el congresista Ed Markey dijo al Gazette que Jamaica Plain es un importante pueblo progresista en Massachuetts que va a apoyar a su campaña para el senado. Markey decidió no comparar sus caracteres con los del congresista Stephen Lynch, quien representa...

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