Monthly Archives: March 2014

On the Police Beat, March 10-23, 2014

March 28, 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. March 23: Jorge Landaverde charged with assault and battery, 3234 Washington St.; assault and battery, 132 Williams St.;...

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Invitación, March 28, 2014

March 28, 2014
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La entrega para la lista de Invitación es al mediodía, el 8 de abril para la publicación del 11 de abril. Manda a reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Atención: Marca el 617 antes de los números que salen abajo. Reuniones JPNC Zoning Committee, 1 abril, 7pm, Curtis Hall, 20 South St., agenda incluye: el traslado de licencia de...

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Editorial: Another Arborway Yard surprise

March 28, 2014
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Here we go again with another Arborway Yard surprise. The MBTA’s roundabout confession to the Gazette that it is about to start “site preparation,” including a major demolition, is the latest unnecessarily confusing and surprising step in 15 years of tinkering with this crucial public transit facility. The goals here should be simple. The...

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Editorial: Farewell to a JP behind-the-scenes star

March 28, 2014
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Commercial landlords are rarely lauded. When things go well, they tend to be invisible, and we may only hear their names when things go wrong. Yet they shape our neighborhoods behind the scenes. In JP, some particularly committed landlords are part of the reason off-beat, indie businesses continue to thrive. Stavros Frantzis, a JP...

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Obituary: Stavros Frantzis, JP developer and art collector

March 28, 2014
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Obituary: Stavros Frantzis, JP developer and art collector

Stavros Socrates Frantzis of Jamaica Plain, 72, passed away on March 15, 2014 after a short illness. He was the beloved husband of Doris Charry Frantzis, the beloved father of Renzo Miranda of Jamaica Plain and Socrates Frantzis of California and beloved brother of Kostas and sister Anthi. Born and raised in Mytilini, Greece,...

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State rep. to lead AIDS Action Committee

March 25, 2014
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State rep. to lead AIDS Action Committee

State Rep. Carl Sciortino will be the new executive director of Jamaica Plain-based AIDS Action Committee of Massachusetts, and will resign from office April 4 to take the job, the nonprofit announced today. Sciortino is openly gay and is living with HIV, he said in a press release. He takes over for Rebecca Haag,...

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Obituary: Stavros Frantzis, JP developer and art collector

March 17, 2014
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Obituary: Stavros Frantzis, JP developer and art collector

Stavros Socrates Frantzis of Jamaica Plain, 72, passed away on March 15, 2014 after a short illness. He was the beloved husband of Doris Charry Frantzis, the beloved father of Renzo Miranda of Jamaica Plain and Socrates Frantzis of California and beloved brother of Kostas and sister Anthi. Born and raised in Mytilini, Greece,...

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JP leaders react to Menino cancer news

March 15, 2014
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JP leaders react to Menino cancer news

Former Mayor Thomas Menino is being treated for “advanced” cancer, the Boston Globe reported tonight, triggering early words of shock and support from local leaders. “I’m in shellshock right now,” said state Rep. Jeffrey Sánchez, a Jamaica Plain resident who long worked for Menino, starting in the mid-1990s. “One thing I know about him...

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Zoo plans ‘major project’

March 14, 2014
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Franklin Park Zoo will announce a new “major project” at a March 17 press conference slated to include Mayor Martin Walsh, according to a press release and a zoo publicist. Zoo New England, which operates Franklin Park Zoo and Stoneham’s Stone Zoo, declined to give advance details about the project. The press release describes...

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Gov. candidate Berwick aims to create community

March 14, 2014
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Gov. candidate Berwick aims to create community

Don Berwick, a Democratic candidate for governor, grew up in a small town in Connecticut called Moodus, where he said he learned the value of looking out for each other. Berwick said he wants to bring that philosophy to the Governor’s Office. “We were in it together,” Berwick said about his childhood in Moodus....

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