Monthly Archives: July 2014

Editorial: Rattling the chains

July 18, 2014
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JP debating the arrival of a multinational chain store is nothing new. But in the ever-speeding Manhattan-ization of Boston, the context is now different, and it may well be that such chains are here to stay. The wild gentrification of local housing gets a lot of attention, but it also spurs commercial gentrification. As...

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Letter: Thanks for the farewell—and see you at the library

July 18, 2014
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Thank you so much for the article about my plans to leave my job as the children’s librarian at the Connolly library. (“Connolly children’s library to retire,” June 6.) My immense gratitude also goes to everyone who attended the celebration on June 9. The Friends of the Connolly Branch Library, the staff and a...

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Letter: Gazette is right about Curley House

July 18, 2014
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The final paragraph of your editorial about the future of the Curley House, “What would Curley do?” (July 4), struck a nerve with me. Few Bostonians realize that Boston has the best water in the world as a result of James Michael Curley’s move as governor to create the Quabbin Reservoir. We have the...

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Invitacion, July 18, 2014

July 18, 2014
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El plazo para la lista de eventos es el 29 de julio al mediodía para la publicación del 1 de agosto. Mande a reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Atención: Marca el 617 antes de los números que salen abajo. Reuniones Reunión para hablar sobre el crimen, para hablar sobre los tiroteos recientes en Stony Brook T/Egleston Square, organizada...

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On the Police Beat, June 29-July 13, 2014

July 18, 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. July 13: Assault and battery, 20 Amory St.; larceny, 3345 Washington St.; Martin Solivan of Boston charged with...

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Detectives investigate larceny at smoke shop

July 17, 2014
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Detectives investigate larceny at smoke shop

Detectives at Jamaica Plain’s District E-13 are investigating a larceny that occurred Sunday July 13 at the Smoke Shop Variety at 666 Centre St., according to bpdnews.com. Responding officers were informed that a suspect had walked behind the counter and stole an undisclosed amount of money from the register while the store employee was...

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Washington/Green project dropped from agenda

July 15, 2014
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The status of a proposed development along Washington and Green streets is unclear, as it was supposed to appear for the second time before the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council’s Zoning Committee on July 16 before being pulled from the agenda. The project is scheduled to appear before the City’s Zoning Boards of Appeals (ZBA)...

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Man shot at Stony Brook T Station

July 7, 2014
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A man was shot around 8 p.m. tonight near the entrance to the Stony Brook T Station, according to MBTA Transit Police. The 23-year-old victim suffered a wound that Transit Police described as apparently non-life-threatening. Transit Police detectives are investigating. Anyone with information can contact the Criminal Investigation Unit at 617-222-1050 or anonymously by texting...

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Obituary: Howard F. Lehr; JP resident and electrical contractor

July 7, 2014
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Obituary: Howard F. Lehr; JP resident and electrical contractor

Howard F. Lehr, 73, passed away unexpectedly while on vacation in Dublin, Ireland on June 25, 2014. Beloved husband of the late Nancy G. Lehr, he leaves behind his daughters Virginia G. Lehr-LaGanke, of Bellingham, Mass., and Cynthia J. Holden and husband Thomas, of Arden Hills, Minn.; his grandchildren Matthew J. LaGanke and Nicole...

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BLC holds demo delay hearing tomorrow

July 7, 2014
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The Boston Landmarks Commission (BLC) will hold a demolition delay hearing on 213 Lamartine St. tomorrow evening at City Hall, according to the BLC meeting agenda. The plan would demolish the existing two-family house and replace it with a three-unit building. The demolition delay ordinance, which is Article 85 of the zoning code, requires...

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Best of JP 2014