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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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Fishing Season

May 9, 2014
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Fishing Season

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JP Agenda, 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. Meetings Boston Police District E-13, Strategic planning: May 15, E-13 Police Station. Police-community relations meeting, Thurs., June 5, 7pm, E-13 Police Station,...

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Roslindale Neighbors: Poets to read in Rozzie

May 9, 2014
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The latest “Rozzie Reads Poetry” event on May 15 will include two featured poets and an open mic. Poet Kenneth Lee is the author of a chapbook, “Cleaning the Attic” (Finishing Line Press, 2010) and two books of poetry, “Sweet Spot” (2012) and “Lake Effect” (2014), both from Antrim House. He has published individual...

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Editorial: Updating Hyde and Monument Squares

May 9, 2014
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The Boston Transportation Department’s revival of plans to improve the Hyde Square rotary is good news. The general idea of tightening car lanes and expanding public space will make Hyde Square much safer for pedestrians and create elbow room for local businesses and public art. For these same reasons, BTD should not give up...

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