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Drug bust goes down in JP

July 14, 2017
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On July 1, Boston Police officers raided an organized drug trafficking operation in the area of 42 Forbes Street and recovered over 400 grams of heroin, 250 grams of fentanyl, and $4,945 in cash, according to bpdnews.com. Officers assigned to the Boston Police Department (BPD) City Wide Drug Control Unit executed a search warrant...

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Egleston Square Main Street continues books initiative

July 14, 2017
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Egleston Square Main Streets will be keeping shears and minds sharp with the second “Books in the Barbershop Summer Reading Initiative,” which encourages daily reading by giving free books to elementary aged students who get their hair styled or cut in any participating barber shop, according to the press release. The program, launched by...

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Residents demand affordable housing for MassDOT land

June 23, 2017
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The first public meeting about the sale of seven parcels in Jamaica Plain drew strong community criticism over the state Department of Transportation’s (MassDOT) proposal to auction its public land off to the highest bidder without requiring affordable housing to be built. At the public meeting June 7 at English High School about 50...

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Medical marijuana dispensary proposed for Forest Hills

June 23, 2017
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Massachusetts Patient Foundation Inc. (MPF), a nonprofit corporation, is applying for certificates of registration from the state Department of Health (DPH) to operate a medical marijuana treatment center at 54A Hyde Park Ave. in Jamaica Plain. The proposal will appear before the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council during its monthly meeting on June 27, according...

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BPD to host family-friendly fishing derby at Jamaica Pond

June 23, 2017
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The first of possibly many annual fishing derbies will be held at Jamaica Pond on June 24, and will be a free family event, according to a press release. The “Catch & Release with the Boston Police” is the first annual fishing derby hosted by the officers and staff of the Boston Police District...

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Elected officials, residents to mingle at hot dog night

June 23, 2017
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Summer Hot Dog Nights at the South Street housing development are returning with a kickoff celebration launched by local state Rep. Liz Malia and Jamaica Plain City Councilor Matt O’Malley, according to a press release. The event was started as a means of bringing neighbors together and forming community. Elected and public safety officials...

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JP Pets: Still no decision from DCR on dog park proposal

June 23, 2017
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It has been over two months since state Department of Conservation and Recreation’s (DCR) public comment period ended in response to a proposal for a dog park to be built in Jamaica Plain, and the state agency still has yet to release any sort of decision on the matter. Responding to a resident demand...

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JP Pets: MSPCA-Angell advocates for animals

June 23, 2017
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Jamaica Plain’s local Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals-Angell (MSPCA-Angell) branch has been focused on advocating for public access to animal records. MSPCA was invited to testify in Washington, D.C. as part of a bipartisan briefing regarding the removal of the reports on June 8. The briefing followed the U.S. Department...

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JP Pets: Keeping dogs tick-free and healthy

June 23, 2017
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JP Pets: Keeping dogs tick-free and healthy

With warm weather arriving, owners should monitor their dogs for fleas and ticks to keep them happy and healthy. “Fleas and ticks are more than just a nuisance to pet owners and their pets; they pose a major health threat to the animals if they are not treated right away,” said Yessy Feliz, owner...

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Melissa Ferrick to play Emerald Necklace summer series

June 9, 2017
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Grammy-nominated artist Melissa Ferrick will be performing at a free concert in Jamaica Plain this summer. The event is part of the Emerald Necklace Conservancy summer series, which is hosted by the Emerald Necklace Conservancy, a private nonprofit organization that advocates for the six Emerald Necklace parks. The series includes free yoga and six...

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