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April 11, 2014
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Mayor cuts ribbon for Hyde Sq. businesses

April 11, 2014
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Mayor cuts ribbon for Hyde Sq. businesses

Mayor Martin Walsh cut the ribbon on six recent and brand-new businesses and nonprofits in the former Blessed Sacrament Church site in a March 29 event. The event marked the full occupancy of a 7,500-square-foot retail space at Centre and Creighton streets created by the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development Corporation and New Atlantic Development....

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Parks Party

April 11, 2014
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Parks Party

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Sights and Sounds, April 11, 2014

April 11, 2014
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues., April 22 for the April 25 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Special Events Easter Egg-stravaganza, crafts, basket-making, egg hunt, Sat. April 12, 9:30-11:30am, River of Life Church, 440 Center St. Info: 894-4358. Wood...

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Historic Eliot School undergoes renovation

April 11, 2014
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North Bennett Street School students Mindy Otten-Chen (left) and Brahm Wilson at work on the Eliot School cupola. (Photo by Julio Fuentes)

By Bonnie McBride/Special to the Gazette PONDSIDE—Working in a maze of scaffolding high above Jamaica Plain’s Eliot Street, two women from North Bennet Street School’s (NBSS) Preservation Carpentry program are restoring the cupola on the historic 1831 schoolhouse of the Eliot School of Fine and Applied Arts. Students Mindy Otten-Chen and Brahm Wilson are...

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JP Agenda, April 11, 2014

April 11, 2014
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues., April 22 for the April 25 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Meetings Stonybrook Neighborhood Association, Mon., April 14, 7-9pm, back room of Doyle’s, 3484 Washington St. Info: www.sna-jp.org JPNC Housing & Development Committee,...

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On the Police Beat, March 23-April 6, 2014

April 11, 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. April 6: Larceny shoplifting, 704 Centre St.; larceny from vehicle, 665 Centre St.; threats, 31 St. Rose St....

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Editorial: Our Boston Marathon

April 11, 2014
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“Explosions injure dozens at Boston Marathon; many JPers in race.” So read the headline that Gazette reporters, still in shock, wrote atop a breaking news story on the afternoon of April 15, 2013. For nearly four days, the news only got worse. JP’s Faulkner Hospital filled with victims of the maniacal bombings. Nearly everyone...

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Editorial: Organizing Forest Hills

April 11, 2014
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Rumblings about a special Forest Hills committee for the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council and a new neighborhood association forming around Wachusett Street are different expressions of a similar truth. The Forest Hills/Woodbourne area is JP’s hot new epicenter of development and gentrification. It is also by far JP’s least politically organized sub-neighborhood. That is...

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DA gives funds to JP group

April 11, 2014
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DA gives funds to JP group

Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley last month delivered thousands of dollars seized from drug traffickers to a Jamaica Plain organization dedicated to reducing gun violence in Boston. As part of his annual Asset Forfeiture Community Reinvestment Program, Conley visited Citizens for Safety to present staff members with a check for $5,000 earmarked...

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