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Editorial: NACA’s home

May 23, 2014
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The Neighborhood Assistance Corporation of America’s post-eviction move to another JP location is good news for the local nonprofit sector, for the Jackson Square redevelopment, and for the stability of a nationally important organization that called out predatory lending before it was hip to do so—including when it was happening right here out of...

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Editorial: Arborway Yard detour

May 23, 2014
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We’ve said before that the Community Planning Committee for the Arborway Yard should focus on shedding light on the existing bus yard plan and mysterious work underway regarding it. That goes double as its recent public meeting found it distracted by an interesting, but largely abstract, alternative location plan. The MBTA already said it...

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Editorial: Remember the living, too

May 23, 2014
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Memorial Day is a time to remember the incredible sacrifice and loss of war. It is also a time to reflect on how it is part of what made our neighborhood, our city and our country what it is today. The most obvious influence on JP is Monument Square, so named for the prominent...

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Invitacion, May 23, 2014

May 23, 2014
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El plazo para la lista de eventos es el 3 de junio al mediodía para la publicación del 6 de junio. Mande a reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Atención: Marca el 617 antes de los números que salen abajo. Reuniones Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council reunión mensual, agenda incluye nombramientos, entrevistas y elección de un puesto vacío en Area...

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JP man guilty in 2011 killing

May 23, 2014
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A Jamaica Plain man and another defendant pleaded guilty to a 2011 Charlestown killing on May 7, the day their trial was set to begin. Jose Mercado, 20, of JP and Prince Denis, 23, of Dorchester pleaded guilty to manslaughter, unlawful firearm possession and witness intimidation, according to the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office....

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On the Police Beat, May 5-18, 2014

May 23, 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. May 18: Assault and battery, 1998 Columbus Ave.; explosives turned in/found, 25 Rosemary St.; larceny, 1890 Columbus Ave.;...

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Wake Up the Earth

May 9, 2014
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Serah Holley of JP shows off her costume on stilts. (Photo by Stacey Rupolo)

The truly official arrival of spring in Jamaica Plain is the annual Wake Up the Earth Parade and Festival, sponsored by Spontaneous Celebrations, which made its 35th appearance May 3. These are some images taken during the Monument Square parade, one of three separate parades that met at the festival grounds on the Southwest...

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Home Visit

May 9, 2014
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Home Visit

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Boston Shines cleanup slated for May 17

May 9, 2014
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The annual Boston Shines neighborhood cleanup event returns to Jamaica Plain on Sat., May 17. The City-organized event provides tools and guidance to volunteers cleaning up litter and tending green space around JP. The citywide event started in JP and is still sometimes locally known as the JP Spring Cleanup. Boston Shines runs 9...

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Sights and Sounds, May 9, 2014

May 9, 2014
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues., May 20 for the May 23 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Special Events JP Bikes Spring Roll, all-ages bike ride through JP, Sat., May 10, meet at 10am, ride 11am, South Street Mall,...

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Best of JP 2014