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Voter registration deadline is Oct. 15

October 10, 2014
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The deadline for registering to vote in the Nov. 4 state election—which will choose a new governor, among other officials—is Weds., Oct. 15. That is also the deadline for changing a voting address or party affiliation. Registration or changes must be made either by postal mail or in person at Boston City Hall downtown....

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Big Sister Ride

October 10, 2014
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Big Sister Ride

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Sights and Sounds, Oct. 10, 2014

October 10, 2014
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues., Oct. 21 for the Oct. 24 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Special Events Jamaica Pond Lantern Parade, family-oriented walk around pond with homemade lanterns, with music and children’s activities, sponsored by Spontaneous Celebrations,...

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JP Agenda, Oct. 10, 2014

October 10, 2014
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues., Oct. 21 for the Oct. 24 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Meetings Boston Police District E-13, Strategic Planning meeting, Oct. 16, 7pm, District E-13, 3345 Washington St. Police monthly meeting, Nov. 6, 7pm,...

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Invitacion, Oct. 10, 2014

October 10, 2014
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El plazo para la lista de eventos es el 21 de octubre al mediodía para la publicación del 24 de octubre. Mande a reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Atención: Marque el 617 antes de los números que salen abajo. Reuniones Policía de Boston del Distrito E-13, reunión de la planificación estratégica, 16 octubre, 7pm, District E-13, 3345 Washington...

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DA: New DNA test fingers twin in 2004 rapes

October 10, 2014
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Cutting-edge DNA testing has allegedly implicated a Dedham man—and excluded his twin brother—as a suspect in a pair of abductions and sexual assaults in 2004 in Jamaica Plain and Mission Hill, the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office said last week. Based on the new evidence, Dwayne McNair, 33, was arraigned Sept. 15 in Suffolk...

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Editorial: Police communications must improve

October 10, 2014
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The Boston Police Department flubbed badly in waiting days to warn the general public about brutal armed robbers lurking at Jamaica Pond. Anyone will mess up now and again, but the really troubling issue is BPD’s persistent communications problems that are undermining its supposed community-policing strategy. Public trust is crucial, and things like this...

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Editorial: Take back the pond—and the Mounted Unit

October 10, 2014
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As virtually every local parks group is sitting down to talk safety concerns, a couple of other news items spring to mind. The popular Jamaica Pond Lantern Parade returns on Oct. 18 and 19. This family-friendly event is a great way for the neighborhood to take back the pond from crime fears. Spontaneous Celebrations...

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Letter: Vote yes on bottle bill question

October 10, 2014
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Given all the controversial issues facing us in the coming election, there is one issue that should be, in the common parlance, a “no-brainer:” a yes vote on Question 2, the Bottle Bill. The bill would revise the existing one to include bottled water, tea, sports drinks and other beverages, which now most often...

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Letter: Don’t blame bicyclists for using bike path

October 10, 2014
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To quote Yanira Kilgore’s letter (“Dangerous bicyclists need to learn to share the path”) in the Sept. 12 issue, “…everyone uses this path.” Gee, I don’t know why bicyclists would feel they have to explain that it’s a bike path. Meanwhile, they’re moving, so it’s going to be quick. They’re bicycling, remember? I’ve done...

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