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Pipeline Protest

February 14, 2014
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Pipeline Protest

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JP man charged with gun possession

February 14, 2014
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FOREST HILLS—A traffic stop on Forest Hills Street led police to arrest a Jamaica Plain man on charges of illegally carrying a handgun on Jan. 31. Officers investigating gang and firearm crimes allegedly saw a car speeding on Lamartine Street that day, and observed it honking and swerving around pedestrians as they followed it,...

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Dimock Discussion

February 14, 2014
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Dimock Discussion

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Obituary: Monique Monroe; ran family daycare

February 14, 2014
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Obituary: Monique Monroe; ran family daycare

Monique Monroe, a longtime resident of Jamaica Plain, died peacefully in her home on Jan. 22, 2014, following a short battle with cancer. Monique will be much missed by family members, friends, neighbors and generations of “Mema’s Babies” who were nurtured in her family daycare. In many ways, Monique was larger than life, from...

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JP Firefighter

February 14, 2014
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JP Firefighter

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On the Police Beat, Jan. 26-Feb. 9, 2014

February 14, 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. Feb. 9: Coreen Fortunato of JP charged with larceny shoplifting $50 to $199, 704 Centre St. Feb. 8:...

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Improving Child Care

February 14, 2014
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Improving Child Care

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Polar Bear Weather

February 14, 2014
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Polar Bear Weather

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Editorial: Saving the Shattuck’s child care

February 14, 2014
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What’s really going on with the state and the Shattuck Child Care Center it is giving the boot? It’s hard to tell. But when two of our most respected elected officials make extraordinary criticism of the move, it’s time to pay attention. In their op-ed in this week’s Gazette, state Sen. Sonia Chang-Díaz and...

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Editorial: The State of JP

February 14, 2014
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The annual State of Our Neighborhood forum convenes on Feb. 27, co-sponsored by the Gazette, offers Jamaica Plain a chance to take stock. “Ain’t No One Can Afford This” is this year’s provocative theme, one that notes a turning point in the neighborhood’s history. Of course, many people can afford JP—if only just barely....

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