Monthly Archives: October 2013

Octoberfest Support

October 11, 2013
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Octoberfest Support

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On the Police Beat, Sept. 18-Oct. 6, 2013

October 11, 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. Oct. 6: Hit and run (property), 284 Amory St.; larceny from vehicle, 5 Spring Park Ave.; threats, 20...

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Radio host gets special Fazenda coffee brew

October 11, 2013
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FOREST HILLS—Fazenda Coffee and Kiss 108 radio personality Billy Costa have teamed up to create a unique blend of coffee only offered at Fazenda Coffee Roasters at 3710 Washington St. Costa is co-host of Kiss 108’s “Matty in the Morning.” He visited Fazenda’s Dedham coffee-roasting facility to come up with the brew, according to...

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Politics as Unusual: The old school, not New Boston, will decide this race

October 8, 2013
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For Bostonians who have been monitoring our race for mayor, the grind and bustle couldn’t possibly pump at a faster pace. One minute, everyone from columnists to online commenters are hammering the candidates about union pay raises and arbitration dilemmas. A day later, the same horde seemingly forgets there’s an election underway, gets wildly...

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Arborway ‘Castle’ is up for sale

October 8, 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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Obituary: Joel T. Watson, political activist

October 8, 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, firearm offenses

October 4, 2013
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A Jamaica Plain man has been charged with distributing child pornography and firearms offenses after investigators executed a search warrant at his Elm Street home last night, according to the Suffolk County District Attorney’s (DA) Office. Martin Kollar, 57, was arraigned today in JP’s West Roxbury District Court on charges of possession of child...

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Politics as Unusual: Union-bashing blames victims, overlooks bank blood money

October 1, 2013
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There’s a dangerous dialogue undermining the mayoral race. It’s irrationally contemptuous of organized labor, and is reflective of the rhetorical course that America is increasingly embarking on, in which economic realities are distorted by ignorance. In the past week, since Bostonians chose John Connolly and Marty Walsh to advance past the preliminary, there’s been...

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