Monthly Archives: August 2014

Speed hump disappears in Hyde Sq.

August 1, 2014
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A speed hump was removed in Hyde Square last fall during a construction project and still has not been replaced, according to Jamaica Plain resident Erik Berg. The speed hump at 70 Day St. was one of several that were installed in the Hyde Square area about 15 years ago as part of a...

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Invitacion, Aug. 1, 2014

August 1, 2014
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El plazo para la lista de eventos es el 12 de agosto al mediodía para la publicación del 15 de agosto. Mande a reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Atención: Marca el 617 antes de los números que salen abajo. Reuniones Reunión sobre la renovación de JP Branch Library, lunes, 4 agosto, 6pm, JP Branch, 12 Sedgwick St. Info:...

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Curley Field

August 1, 2014
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Curley Field

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BPD investigates larceny at smoke shop

August 1, 2014
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BPD investigates 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 a store employee was...

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Inside JP Licks’ ice cream kitchen

August 1, 2014
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Inside JP Licks’ ice cream kitchen

While you’re grabbing a cone at the JP Licks counter, the little-known kitchen is whipping up the ice cream and experimenting with new flavors. The kitchen in the company headquarters at 659 Centre St. makes at least 1,500 gallons of ice cream a day to sell there and at the 12 other branches around...

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Editorials: BRA reform

August 1, 2014
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The BRA “is in dire need of reform.” For once, that isn’t just residents, or political candidates, or disapproving judges in lawsuits, or the Gazette saying it. That’s straight from the Mayor’s Office, and it’s about time. Mayor Walsh is doing an outstanding job at checking items off his list of campaign promises. BRA...

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Editorial: The magic word ‘opportunity’

August 1, 2014
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Egleston Square, that great neighborhood where JP and Roxbury shake hands, is the latest gentrification hotspot that developers are sniffing around. At a recent meeting, the would-be developers of the Economy Plumbing building said the right things about “community,” and Tim Reardon of the Egleston Square Neighborhood Association said smart things about “affordability.” Those...

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JP writer masks identity to publish crime novel

August 1, 2014
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JP writer masks identity to publish crime novel

A Jamaica Plain-based author released a pulp-fiction crime thriller last year under a pen name, due to its “dark scenes.” Going by J.M. Taylor, the author of “Night of the Furies” works as a secondary English teacher in a neighboring suburb. The Gazette agreed to keep his real identity secret. “I wouldn’t want my...

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On the Police Beat, July 13-27, 2014

August 1, 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 27: Vandalism, 10 Woodman St. July 26: Larceny shoplifting, 467 Centre St.; Gerado Axel Rivera of Dorchester...

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ZBA to work more, appear on TV

August 1, 2014
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The City’s Zoning Board of Appeals will hold longer hearings that will be televised and live-streamed online, in a move to boost speed and transparency. Mayor Martin Walsh and the City’s Inspectional Services Department announced the changes, effective Aug. 5. Currently, applicants seeking zoning variances face a wait list of up to six months...

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