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Obituary: Joel T. Watson, political activist

October 8, 2013
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Obituary: Joel T. Watson, political activist

Joel T. Watson of Jamaica Plain, Mass., died in the early hours of Oct. 1, 2013 at the age of 78. While acute myeloid leukemia eventually took him, he amazed his medical team and delighted his loved ones by beating the odds in more ways than one. With the expert and caring attention of...

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Park Cleanup

September 27, 2013
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Park Cleanup

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Martinez named school committee vice-chair

September 27, 2013
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Claudio Martinez, a Jamaica Plain resident and executive director of the Hyde Square Task Force, was named the new vice-chair of the Boston School Committee on Sept. 18. Martinez has served on the School Committee, which governs Boston Public Schools, since 2008. He is known for his advocacy for bilingual education and co-chairs the...

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Council passes Arroyo’s ‘Invest in Boston’

September 27, 2013
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At-Large City Councilor Felix Arroyo, a Jamaica Plain resident, has for several years been pushing the “Invest in Boston” ordinance. The City Councilor passed that measure unanimously on Sept. 18, according to a press release. The “Invest in Boston” ordinance calls for the City to deposit funds only in banks that demonstrate they are...

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Star Power

September 27, 2013
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Star Power

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Sewing with a Heart

September 27, 2013
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Sewing with a Heart

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JP Agenda, Sept. 27, 2013

September 27, 2013
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues., Oct. 8 for the Oct. 11 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Meetings Public Service Committee of the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council Monthly Meeting, Oct. 1, 7pm, John F. Kennedy School, 7 Bolster St....

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Invitacion, Sept. 27, 2013

September 27, 2013
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La entrega para la lista de Invitación es al mediodía, el 8 de octubre para la publicación del 11 de octubre. Manda a news@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Atención: Marca el 617 antes de los números que salen abajo. Reuniones Public Service Committee de Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council reunión mensual, 1 octubre, 7pm, John F. Kennedy School, 7...

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Real Estate Today: Mayor announces plan to house homeless

September 27, 2013
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Real Estate Today: Mayor announces plan to house homeless

Mayor Thomas Menino last week announced a plan to provide more housing and support for Boston’s homeless people. The city’s homeless population is currently estimated at about 7,000, an increase from last year. Only about 190 of those people live on the streets without shelter, almost none of them in Jamaica Plain, according a...

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Sights and Sounds, Sept. 27, 2013

September 27, 2013
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues., Oct. 8 for the Oct. 11 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Special Events First Thursday, community art shows and walkabout, throughout Centre and South streets, Thurs., Oct. 3, 6-8pm. Info: jpcentresouthmainstreets.org. Family Fall...

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