Daily Archives: February 14, 2014

On the Police Beat, Jan. 26-Feb. 9, 2014

February 14, 2014
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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. Feb. 9: Coreen Fortunato of JP charged with larceny shoplifting $50 to $199, 704 Centre St. Feb. 8:...

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JP reps. weigh in on Henriquez’s expulsion

February 14, 2014
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Jamaica Plain’s state representatives talked to the Gazette about the “difficult vote” to expel Rep. Carlos Henriquez, following his conviction on two counts of misdemeanor assault. The Massachusetts House voted earlier this month to expel Henriquez, a Dorchester Democrat. He was convicted last month of two misdemeanor charges, stemming from an episode in July...

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‘Problem Properties’ get updates

February 14, 2014
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‘Problem Properties’ get updates

The Jamaica Plain Problem Properties Committee recently reported on updates with several local properties that have been in the news for their conditions. The committee, composed of City officials, Boston Police officers and residents, helps to direct City action on properties that appear to have ongoing issues with their conditions or uses. 38-40 Sheridan...

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El antiguo director de Main Street culpable del latrocinio

February 14, 2014
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Carlos Schillaci, el anterior director ejecutivo de Hyde/Jackson Square Main Street (HJSMS), se declaró culpable de cuatro cargos del latrocinio el verano pasado, según el portavoz del fiscal del distrito de Suffolk County Jake Wark. Schillaci tendrá tres años de libertad condicional y pagará alrededor de $20.000 en restitución al HJSMS, dijo Wark. Schillaci...

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Vet displays Tuskegee Airmen plane models at VA hospital

February 14, 2014
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Vet displays Tuskegee Airmen plane models at VA hospital

A veteran who lives on the Jamaica Plain/Roxbury border recently had his three large model airplanes, replicas of the P-51 Mustangs he says the Tuskegee Airmen flew in WW IIin World War II, displayed at the Veterans Affairs (VA) Medical Center at 150 S. Huntington Ave. Tuskegee Airmen is the name given to the...

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Improving Child Care

February 14, 2014
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Improving Child Care

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Mayor reorganizes his cabinet

February 14, 2014
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Mayor reorganizes his cabinet

Mayor Martin Walsh released a plan last month for a reorganization of the cabinets under his leadership, according to a press release. The reorganization includes elevating arts and culture to a cabinet-level position, a pledge Walsh had made during the mayoral race. “Our role as a government is to improve people’s lives, and the...

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HSTF plans youth jobs rally

February 14, 2014
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The Hyde Square Task Force (HSTF) is doing its part in planning an annual rally to boost support for youth jobs on Feb. 20. The rally will gather at the Old South Church then march to the State House to ask for state officials to support budget line items that will fund jobs for...

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Polar Bear Weather

February 14, 2014
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Polar Bear Weather

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Editorial: Saving the Shattuck’s child care

February 14, 2014
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What’s really going on with the state and the Shattuck Child Care Center it is giving the boot? It’s hard to tell. But when two of our most respected elected officials make extraordinary criticism of the move, it’s time to pay attention. In their op-ed in this week’s Gazette, state Sen. Sonia Chang-Díaz and...

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