Monthly Archives: August 2013

JP Observer: How JP activists created the Southwest Corridor

August 30, 2013
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No wonder Jamaica Plain residents speak and act as though they can have some control of what happens in the neighborhood. Starting 49 years ago, local people along the Southwest Corridor banded together to stop a highway from splitting the neighborhood. Then they persuaded government to move the elevated Orange Line from over Washington...

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Suspect sought in stabbing

August 30, 2013
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The Boston Police Department (BPD) is seeking a suspect for a stabbing that took place Aug. 19 on Heath Street. BPD has released a video that appears to show the suspect chasing the victim after the stabbing. According to BPD, the suspect is described as a white male, 6 feet tall and about 200...

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Candidates talk ways to improve parks

August 30, 2013
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More City funds for parks and streamlining the permitting process were two issues the majority of the Boston mayoral candidates agreed upon during a forum on parks and open spaces Aug. 16. About 300 people attended the forum at the Franklin Park Clubhouse, which was sponsored by the Boston Park Advocates. Mayoral candidates Felix...

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Campaign Cleanup

August 30, 2013
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Campaign Cleanup

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Sights and Sounds, Aug. 30, 2013

August 30, 2013
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues., Aug. 27 for the Aug. 30 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Special Events First Thursday, community art shows and walkabout, throughout Centre and South streets, Thurs., Sept. 5, 6-8pm. Info: jpcentresouthmainstreets.org. JP Music...

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Invitacion, Aug. 30, 2013

August 30, 2013
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La entrega para la lista de Invitación es al mediodía, el 27 de agosto para la publicación del 30 de agosto. Manda a news@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Atención: Marca el 617 antes de los números que salen abajo. Reuniones Zoning Board of Appeals, martes, 10 septiembre, 197 Green St. (combinar lotes, construir edificios de 4 pisos), 3371-3375...

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Former JP resident arrested for Minden St. murder

August 30, 2013
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Yerri Perez, a former resident of the Bromley-Heath housing development who now lives in Medford, is being charged with the murder of Edward Villalona on Minden Street earlier this year, according to the Suffolk County District Attorney’s (DA) Office. Perez was arrested Aug. 27 by the Boston Police Department and faces murder and firearm...

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Pub holds Paint Nite for thirsty artists

August 30, 2013
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FOREST HILLS—Easels, paints and brushes are an alternative to trivia night or karaoke at Paint Nite at Eugene O’Neill’s pub at 3700 Washington St. The $45 art class, held twice a month, includes all materials for budding artists to recreate their version of the painting of the day, Eugene O’Neill’s manager Melissa Hunt told...

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Dems to skip debates, host candidate picnic

August 30, 2013
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With a field of 12 mayoral candidates and 19 city councilor candidates, voters can be hard-pressed to learn information about each candidate through crowded forums. The Wards 11 and 19 Democratic Committees have decided to tackle the issue from different paths. Ward 11 has taken a novel approach to the matter, as it will...

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JP Agenda, Aug. 30, 2013

August 30, 2013
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues., Sept. 10 for the Sept. 13 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Meetings Zoning Board of Appeals, Tues., Sept. 10, 197 Green St. (combine lots, erect 4-story building), 3371-3375 Washington St. (combine lots, create...

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