Monthly Archives: August 2013

On the Police Beat, Aug. 16, 2013

August 16, 2013
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The following police incident reports are public records provided by the Community Service Office of the District E-13 Police Station, which is solely responsible for their content. All suspects are innocent unless proven guilty in court. Aug. 11: Assault and battery, 200 Boylston St.; evading fare, Washington St.; Carl A. Effee of Mission Hill...

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Police: Missing man found in ‘safe’ condition

August 15, 2013
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Josiah Simmons, the Jamaica Plain man who had been reported as missing for three days, has been found in “safe” condition, according to the Boston Police Department (BPD). Simmons is the operator of Hyde Square’s Video Underground video store. BPD issued a community alert yesterday asking for the public’s help in finding him. “His...

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Police seek missing JP store owner

August 14, 2013
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Police seek missing JP store owner

The Jamaica Plain man who is the operator of Hyde Square’s Video Underground video store has been missing for three days, and the Boston Police Department is seeking the public’s help in finding him. Josiah Simmons, 31, was last seen Sun., Aug. 11, around 2:40 p.m. at the Stony Brook T Station at Boylston...

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Politics as Unusual: In this blue city, conservative votes can still count big

August 13, 2013
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Unlike what we saw in Missouri this week, there’s no rodeo in Boston where a clown could please a crowd by sporting a caricature mask of President Barack Obama. Nor do we have gas stations with rebel flags flying in full view, or a Fox News fan store at our airport like they do...

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Cuban baseball players to return to JP

August 8, 2013
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A team of senior Cuban baseball players, including several major league and national team legends, will play softball against an American team this month in Jamaica Plain in a repeat of a popular event last summer. The “Friendship Games” visit Aug. 22-29 will include an Aug. 24, 10 a.m., pick-up game at Pinebank Field...

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Politics as Unusual: A look in the mayoral mailbag

August 6, 2013
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Just a few weeks ago, it seemed like not too many people gave a damn about the Boston mayoral race. Even media experts on the local PBS show “Beat the Press” addressed the severe lack of coverage in our slog of a contest. Following the marathon bombing, the Senate rumble and a flood of...

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Turner out of prison, volunteering in Dot

August 5, 2013
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Former City Councilor Chuck Turner is back in Boston after serving prison time for bribery and is volunteering at a nonprofit in Dorchester, he told the Gazette last week. Turner, who is living under home confinement and volunteering at the Black Community Information Center (BCIC), said he is getting involved in community organizing on...

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City residential composting to debut in JP

August 2, 2013
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A new City pilot program to create residential composting is set to debut in Jamaica Plain this weekend. JP is getting one of three pilot residential composting sites at the weekly Saturday Egleston Farmers Market starting Sat., Aug. 3. People can drop off food scraps at the site for free. The raw compost will...

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JPNC election date set; nomination papers ready soon

August 2, 2013
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The Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council, a JP-wide neighborhood association, will hold its biannual election on Oct. 19, it announced this week. Nomination papers for candidates will be available starting Mon., Aug. 5. The 20-member JPNC was created by former Mayor Raymond Flynn in 1985 to advise the City on neighborhood issues. Five council members...

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Proposed Hughes Oil development filed with BRA

August 2, 2013
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Proposed Hughes Oil development filed with BRA

Plans to redevelop an industrial property at 3593-3615 Washington St. into 280 units of housing, called “The Commons at Forest Hills Station,” were filed with the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) late last month. Meanwhile, the BRA’s Back Streets program, aimed at retaining and growing the city’s industrial and commercial businesses and preserving its job...

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