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On the Police Beat, June 29-July 19, 2015

July 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. July 19: Vandalism, 27 Montebello Road; assault simple-battery, 1153 Centre St.; larceny shoplifting, 413 Centre St.; burglary-other-attempt, 32...

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Jamaica Pond closed due to possible toxic algae

July 24, 2015
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People and pets are banned from the water in Jamaica Pond until further notice by the Boston Public Health Commission, which warns that a toxic algae may be growing there. Swimming, fishing, boating and any other kind of water contact is banned. People and pets also should avoid touching anything along the shore that...

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JP Agenda, July 24, 2015

July 24, 2015
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues., Aug. 4 for the Aug. 7 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Meetings Washington St. Corridor Plan open house, kickoff of Boston Redevelopment Authority master plan for Washington St. and Columbus Ave. between Egleston...

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Obituary: Bernard S. Cunningham; raised in JP

July 24, 2015
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Obituary: Bernard S. Cunningham; raised in JP

Bernard S. Cunningham, 49, quietly passed on April 29, 2015 at Brigham and Women’s Hospital of cancer. He was born on March 27, 1966, in Boston and raised in Jamaica Plain. He was the cherished and beloved son of Edward and Jean Griffin of Boston and Sagamore Beach. Never would he describe himself as...

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Baby Baskets

July 24, 2015
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Baby Baskets

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Invitacion, July 24, 2015

July 24, 2015
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El plazo para la lista de eventos es el 4 agosto al mediodía para la publicación del 7 de agosto. Mande a reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Atención: Marque el 617 antes de los números que salen abajo. Reuniones Casa abierta para hablar sobre el plan del corredor de Washington St., lanzamiento del plan maestro de Boston Redevelopment...

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Soda Company Program

July 24, 2015
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Soda Company Program

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Editorial: A good choice for the BRA board

July 24, 2015
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Last year, Mayor Walsh showed good judgment in selecting JP resident and respected architecture expert Ted Landsmark for service on the Boston Redevelopment Authority board. The mayor is showing similar wisdom in nominating Carol Downs, the co-founder of the Bella Luna Restaurant and Milky Way Lounge. We urge the Boston City Council to confirm...

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Letter: JPNC was wrong to reject 3200 Washington

July 24, 2015
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We were disappointed to read about the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council’s summary rejection of a proposed rental housing development on Washington Street near Egleston Square (“JPNC votes down 3200 Washington St. proposal,” July 3.) The decision is problematic for a number of reasons: the lack of due process undermines the Council’s credibility; the decision...

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Letter: Casey project means less bridge, more sky

July 24, 2015
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I have lived directly across from the Casey Overpass, literally a stone’s throw, for almost 20 years. Every day, I have looked out my front window and saw it smack in front of me. Every day, I walked in its shadow. The bridge has been the dominant feature in our neighborhood for almost our...

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