Monthly Archives: April 2015

JP Kids: Regan League Opening Day is Sat.

April 24, 2015
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The Jamaica Plain Regan Youth League will hold its 46th annual Opening Day parade and ceremonies on Sat., April 25. Players, coaches and parents with the youth baseball and softball league will begin the parade at 9 a.m. in Monument Square at Centre and South streets. The parade runs up Centre and S. Huntington...

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JP Kids: Kids join in ‘rhyme mob’ at Bromley-Heath

April 24, 2015
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JP Kids: Kids join in ‘rhyme mob’ at Bromley-Heath

Parents and children did not let the rainy weather dampen their spirits, as they came out in numbers for a “Flash Rhyme Mob” event at the Bromley-Heath housing development on April 17. About 60 children between the ages of 3 and 5 participated in the event, which took place outside the Nurtury Learning Lab...

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JP Kids: BISB hosts History Bee regionals

April 24, 2015
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JP Kids: BISB hosts History Bee regionals

JAMAICA HILLS—The British International School of Boston (BISB) on April 11 hosted the New England regional edition of the National History Bee, an annual history competition that attracts more than 10,000 students from across the country. The National History Bee is an academic competition for elementary and middle school students that tests knowledge of...

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JP Kids: Dance Center launches ballet program

April 24, 2015
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The Tony Williams Dance Center (TWDC) is launching a new ballet program, including a youth ensemble. The new company will debute at TWDC’s Brewery location, 284 Amory St., on May 17. Started in 2000 by Artistic Director and teacher Tony Williams, TWDC is best known for the critically acclaimed annual production of the “Urban...

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Perkins St. pond access plan still in works

April 24, 2015
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PONDSIDE—The state Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) will hold a follow-up community meeting sometime in May or early June to discuss its plan to improve access to the Jamaica Pond at the intersection of Perkins Street and Francis Parkman Drive, according to spokesperson Bill Hickey. DCR held a community meeting in summer of...

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Latina-centered web series raising funds

April 24, 2015
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A new web series, created by and starring Jamaica Plain residents, is currently raising funds for a late summer release. “The Pineapple Diaries,” created by JP native Paloma Valenzuela, who is of Dominican descent, would focus on the lives of three young JP Latinas who are best friends—Maité, Feliz and Catalina—and their next-door neighbor,...

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FPC creating Olympics wish-list

April 24, 2015
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The Franklin Park Coalition (FPC) is requesting community input for a wish-list to send to Olympic bid organizing committee Boston 2024. “We always ask what people what to see in the park,” said FPC Executive Director Christine Poff. “It’s how our agenda is created. Franklin Park could use a good management plan and a...

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On the Police Beat, April 5-19, 2015

April 24, 2015
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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. April 19: Armed robbery of residence-firearm, 253 Hyde Park Ave.; vandalism, 212 Boylston St.;vandalism, 33 Bickford St.; Mustafah...

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Invitacion, April 24, 2015

April 24, 2015
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El plazo para la lista de eventos es el 5 de mayo al mediodía para la publicación del 8 de mayo. Mande a reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Atención: Marque el 617 antes de los números que salen abajo. Reuniones Comité ad-hoc de JPNC Forest Hills, agenda se anunciará, lunes, 27 abr, 7pm, Farnsworth House, 90 South St....

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Obituary: Colm Bohill, beloved partner at Gazette’s publisher

April 24, 2015
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Obituary: Colm Bohill, beloved partner at Gazette’s publisher

There was never a time when one could not laugh with him, nor a moment that passed when he was short of the perfect word to describe any situation. That’s how friends, family and co-workers most remember Colm Bohill, 69, a long-time partner at the Independent News Group who passed away at Whidden Hospital...

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