Monthly Archives: April 2014

Boston Shines in JP tomorrow

April 25, 2014
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Boston Shines, the City of Boston’s annual cleanup event, will be held tomorrow April 26 in Jamaica Plain. Other Boston Shines events will be held in different neighborhoods of the city on other dates. Organizations and individuals can volunteer to help spruce up city streets and public spaces. In JP, Boston Shines collaborates with...

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JP Observer: Bus yard belongs on the highway

April 25, 2014
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Looking into details of a proposal to put a new MBTA bus maintenance and storage facility on American Legion Highway (ALH) instead of on Washington Street at the Arborway makes me pound my forehead with the heel of my hand. Of course! It’s such a good idea. At first, I was dubious just because...

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JP police captain: Community policing works

April 25, 2014
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JP police captain: Community policing works

When District E-13 Police Capt. Alfredo Andres joined the Boston Police Department in 1995, he said, there was a culture of cops and robbers. But as he rose in the ranks and the philosophy of community policing began permeating the police force, Andres said he witnessed the benefits of interacting with the community. “I...

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Arborway crosswalk meeting scheduled

April 25, 2014
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A community meeting will be held May 6 to discuss improving the crosswalk on the Arborway near the main entrance of the Arnold Arboretum. The meeting will be hosted by the state Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) and the Arborway Coalition, a local community organization. The hosts will ask for feedback on the...

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Wi-Fi arrives at local parks

April 25, 2014
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Free wireless Internet service is now available at Jamaica Pond Park and part of Franklin Park. The recent installation is part of the City program called “Wicked Free Wi-Fi: Boston’s Public Wireless Network.” The program includes 170 access points throughout the city. “Closing the digital divide and providing free public Wi-Fi in our neighborhoods...

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Sights and Sounds, April 25, 2014

April 25, 2014
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues., May 6 for the May 9 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Special Events Jamaica Plain Regan Youth League Opening Day Ceremonies, Sat., April 26, parade begins 9am from the Monument, at Daisy Field...

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AIDS Action

April 25, 2014
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AIDS Action

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Match Day School leaving JP

April 25, 2014
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The Match Community Day School, which is a charter public school that first opened in 2011, will soon be leaving Jamaica Plain for a new home on Hyde Park/Mattapan line. The school is currently split in two locations in JP: Kindergarten through grade 2 reside at leased space at 86 Wachusett St., while grades...

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SMART Team joins forces with JRI

April 25, 2014
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Supporting Multi-Need Families with Advocacy, Resources and Tenacity (SMART) Team, a youth services provider based at 34 Arborway in Jamaica Plain, has joined Justice Resource Institute (JRI), gaining the support of JRI’s broad array of trauma-informed services to better serve at-risk youths aged 13 to 24. Founded in 2011, SMART Team provides mental health...

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JP Kids: JP nonprofit targets high-risk kids

April 25, 2014
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JP Kids: JP nonprofit targets high-risk kids

The Friends of the Children-Boston is a Jamaica Plain-based chapter of a national organization that turns its attention to the children who need the most help. “We go into a high-risk community and build mentoring relationships with children,” said Friends-Boston Executive Director Michelle Harrington in a recent Gazette phone interview. Friends-Boston, which is located...

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