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Sights and Sounds, March, 27, 2015

March 27, 2015
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues., April 7 for the April 10 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Music Annual Gloucester Hornpipe & Clog Society fundraising concert, $10 donation, to benefit JP Branch Library, Sat., April 11, 7pm, JP BPL,...

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JP Agenda, March 27, 2015

March 27, 2015
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues., April 7 for the April 10 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Meetings BRA urban renewal extension, intro to request to extend special planning districts, including in Jackson and Egleston Squares,Tues., March 31, 6pm,...

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Talent Show

March 27, 2015
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Talent Show

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Editorial: Farewell to bike czar

March 27, 2015
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We will miss Nicole Freedman, the JP resident who long served as the City’s pioneering Bike Program leader. Freedman’s hiring was a legacy of the late Mayor Menino’s unexpected conversion to the bicycling gospel. She got Boston up to speed at a velocity one would expect from a former Olympian. A plethora of bike...

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Editorial: Avoid hasty school moves

March 27, 2015
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The apparent preservation of the Community Academy for another year is good news. But BPS should not be proposing the drastic options of school closures and moves at this point anyway. Such conversations should wait for new Superintendent Tommy Chang to take office and execute his vision. And it should wait for a solid,...

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Letter: Willing to join the dog-poop police if it will stop careless pet owners

March 27, 2015
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There’s a scourge upon our land, and it’s not Asian long-horned beetles, Ebola or the Boston 2024 Olympics movement. It’s dog poop. Recent warm temperatures and spring rain have uncovered these odiferous landmines in my Jamaica Plain neighborhood, particularly Franklin Park. The city plowed the walking paths there this winter, to the surprise and...

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Letter: Gazette is right about Boston 2024’s contempt for public

March 27, 2015
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I want to thank you for your forceful editorial denouncing the Boston 2024 cabal and their attempt to bring the 2024 Olympics to Boston by stealth. (“The answer behind the Franklin Park Olympics non-answers,” March 13). Their moves thus far show utter contempt for the people of Boston and for democracy itself, but only...

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Obituary: Detlev Koepke, JP activist

March 27, 2015
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Obituary: Detlev Koepke, JP activist

Detlev Alain Koepke, a longtime Jamaica Plain community activist, died Feb. 2, 2015 after a long battle with metastatic prostate cancer. Detlev was born on June 23, 1956 at Kandang Kerbau Hospital in Singapore. He spent his early childhood in Munich, Germany, and immigrated to the United States at age 9. After graduating from...

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Invitacion, March 27, 2015

March 27, 2015
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El plazo para la lista de eventos es el 7 de abril al mediodía para la publicación del 10 de abril. Mande a reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Atención: Marque el 617 antes de los números que salen abajo. Reuniones Extensión de la renovación urbana de BRA, introducción a la petición de extender distritos de planificación especial, incluso...

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On the Police Beat, March 8-22, 2015

March 27, 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. March 22: Assault and battery, 8 Burnett St.; Bobby Feagin of Boston charged with trespassing, 1153 Centre St.;...

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