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JP man charged in double shooting at strip club

August 8, 2012
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A Jamaica Plain man is charged with assault with intent to murder in the shooting of two men inside a downtown strip club earlier today. Steve Gayle, 34, allegedly was still carrying a handgun that was cocked and ready to fire when he was arrested by Boston Police officers following the double shooting at...

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Puerto Rican Pride

August 3, 2012
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(Photo by Courtney Sacco) Dancers brighten Columbus Avenue during the Puerto Rican Festival parade on July 28. The festival at Franklin Park followed on July 29.

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Baseball Champ

August 3, 2012
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(Courtesy Photo) The Mt. Washington Bank baseball team of the JP Regan Youth League visit the local Centre Street branch on June 30 to celebrate their Farm League championship. Joining them were (back row, from left) coach Jeff Paquette, local branch manager Melvin Tutiven and parent Arthur Atkinson.

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Reggae Fest

August 3, 2012
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(Courtesy Photo) Junior Toots (above), son of Jamaica’s legendary Frederick “Toots” Hibbert, is headlining the four-band Reggae Festival at the Milky Way Lounge on Amory Street on Weds., Aug. 15. See Sights & Sounds listing.

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Scooper Bowl

August 3, 2012
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(Courtesy Photo) Students from the Boston Teachers Union School in Forest Hills enjoy all-you-can-eat ice cream on City Hall Plaza downtown at the Jimmy Fund Scooper Bowl on June 6. The students were rewarded for raising $1,000 for the charity, which supports research at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

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Regan League’s 43rd season wraps up with champs, picnic

August 3, 2012
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(Courtesy Photo) The Regan League’s U15 Girls softball team hold trophies after winning the Mayor’s Cup championship July 15.

By Harry Smith, Special to the Gazette The 43rd season of the Jamaica Plain Regan Youth League has come to a close with another successful year of close pennant races, thrilling championship games, and friendships and memories that will last a lifetime. The league continued to reflect the diversity of the neighborhood, with 800...

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Obituary: Warren Hagar; raised in JP

August 3, 2012
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(Courtesy Photo) Warren Arnold Hagar.

Warren Arnold Hagar, 99, loving father, husband, grandfather and great-grandfather, passed away on July 13, 2012, at Park Lane Assisted Living, Monterey, Calif. He led a full life as manager of J.J. Newberry’s; high school English teacher, Yucaipa, Calif.; state rehabilitation counselor, Riverside; social worker, Redlands, Calif.; top salesperson, Encyclopedia Britannica; member of the...

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Editorial: Remembering Fred Ciampa

August 3, 2012
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One lunch hour at Same Old Place, a clumsy guy, who today happens to edit this newspaper, dropped a freshly made Italian sub all over the counter and floor. From his perch behind the cash register, owner Fred Ciampa teased the customer relentlessly about how everyone’s a food critic. Then he offered up another,...

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Editorial: JPNDC’s crisis of faith

August 3, 2012
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Blessed Sacrament is looking more like Cursed Development for the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development Corporation, an affordable housing organization that is being criticized by longtime friends for selling much of the church campus to luxury builders. The JPNDC itself is clearly not thrilled about it. It struggled, delayed and cajoled its for-profit partner for...

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Letter: Seize the chance to improve our streets

August 3, 2012
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In Jamaica Plain, we are fortunate to enjoy not just world-class green spaces, but also a lush and vibrant streetscape. Our public ways are the seams that bind our civic lives together: culture to culture, “1 percent” to “99 percent,” young to old. When an opportunity to rejuvenate a neglected part of our streetscape...

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