Monthly Archives: October 2013

Salon holds contest based on local sites

October 11, 2013
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Salon holds contest based on local sites

We Are Hair, a hair salon at 708 Centre St., is running a promotional contest after celebrating its second anniversary in Jamaica Plain. The contest is designed around 20 photos of the salon specialists in various locations around the neighborhood, and the winner will be the contestant who guesses all of the locations correctly....

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Shooting victim found in Bromley-Heath

October 11, 2013
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JACKSON SQ.—Police officers found a male victim with a gunshot wound to his leg in the Bromley-Heath public housing development on Sept. 14. The victim reportedly was shot elsewhere at a place known as “The Stadium,” possibly referring to a South Boston bar where a shooting was reported that night. At about 1 a.m....

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Route 39 improvements hit snag

October 11, 2013
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Route 39 improvements hit snag

The consolidation and moving of certain bus stops during the Route 39 bus improvement project has sown confusion. Meanwhile, the “bump-out” curb extension at the Centre Street and Seaverns Avenue stop has been delayed once again. Several people recently complained to the Gazette about the stop at Centre Street and Robinwood Avenue being removed...

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Obituary: Joel T. Watson, political activist

October 11, 2013
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Obituary: Joel T. Watson, political activist

Joel T. Watson of Jamaica Plain, Mass., died in the early hours of Oct. 1, 2013 at the age of 78. While acute myeloid leukemia eventually took him, he amazed his medical team and delighted his loved ones by beating the odds in more ways than one. With the expert and caring attention of...

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JP man charged with child porn, firearms offenses

October 11, 2013
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JP man charged with child porn, firearms offenses

SUMNER HILL—A Jamaica Plain man has been charged with distributing child pornography and firearms offenses after investigators executed a search warrant at his 76 Elm St. home Oct. 3, according to the Suffolk County District Attorney’s (DA) Office. Martin Kollar, 57, was arraigned Oct. 4 in JP’s West Roxbury District Court on charges of...

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Status of church sale unclear

October 11, 2013
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The status of the purchase-and-sale agreement for the former Blessed Sacrament Church building at 365 Centre St. is unclear. Hyde Square Task Force (HSTF) entered into an agreement to buy the church building in early July from the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development Corporation (JPNDC) and New Atlantic Development. HSTF and JPNDC did not respond...

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JP Agenda, Oct. 11, 2013

October 11, 2013
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues., Oct. 22 for the Oct. 25 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Meetings Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council Zoning Committee meeting, Weds., Oct. 16, 7pm, Farnsworth House, 90 South St., Info: Jesse Abair, 794-1631. Police...

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Arborway ‘Castle’ is up for sale

October 11, 2013
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Arborway ‘Castle’ is up for sale

The whimsical Arborway mansion known as the “Castle,” one of Jamaica Plain’s most prominent homes, is up for sale at a discounted price. The 61 Arborway mansion, which features numerous wings built around a castle-like tower, was known for several years for a massive Christmas light display that was loved by tourists and criticized...

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Sights and Sounds, Oct. 11, 2013

October 11, 2013
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues., Oct. 22 for the Oct. 25 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Special Events           Octoberfest, party sponsored by Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development Corporation, Wed., Oct. 16, 6-9pm, Samuel Adams Brewery, 30 Germania St....

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Invitacion, Oct. 11, 2013

October 11, 2013
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La entrega para la lista de Invitación es al mediodía, el 22 de octubre para la publicación del 25 de octubre. Manda a news@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Atención: Marca el 617 antes de los números que salen abajo. Reuniones Reunión del comité de urbanización de Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council, miércoles, 16 octubre, 7pm, Farnsworth House, 90 South...

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