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Rockumentary about Midway Café in the works

February 23, 2018
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Local resident Billy Squire is creating a rockumentary about the Midway Café, raising awareness of what an asset the café is for the community at a time when similar venues are being closed across the area to make way for new developments. He is inviting residents to a filming of a live performance for...

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Cineasta local hace documental sobre Midway Café

February 23, 2018
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El residente local Billy Squire está creando un documental sobre el Midway Café para fomentar la conciencia sobre el beneficio de Midway y otras sedes para la comunidad. El cineasta está invitando a residentes a una grabación y concierto para la producción de su documental el mes que viene. El documental se publicará en...

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‘Resist” art series comes to the city

February 23, 2018
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Hoopla Productions, the producers of Jamaica Plain Porchfest, are bringing several arts events to JP and the city this spring as part of the ResistARTS series with a mission to build community across the divides of race, class, culture and immigrant status. The series is a response to the Trump administration’s attitudes and policies...

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City Realty proposes new project in JP, abutters raise concerns

February 23, 2018
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City Realty is proposing to demolish a garage and construct a new single family building on a lot on Rocky Nook Terrace, which has drawn concerns from abutters of the property. The existing building at 21 Rocky Nook Terrace is a two story carriage house that has fallen into disrepair and sits approximately six...

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Q. and A. with local playwright Stefan Lanfer

February 9, 2018
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By Emily Resnevic Gazette Staff Jamaica Plain playwright Stefan Lanfer has written a play titled “An Education in Prudence,” which will be directed by Pascale Florestal and performed at St. John’s Church this month. The play is produced in collaboration with Open Theatre Project, a theater company which aims to broaden the range of...

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Residents celebrate Jamaica Pond, Christine Cooper

January 26, 2018
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Over 100 people gathered at First Church UU in Jamaica Plain on Jan. 18 to celebrate Jamaica Pond Park and commemorate the late Christine Cooper. The event was sponsored by the Jane Addams-Ellen Swallow Richards-Harriet Tubman Institute, Olmsted 2022, and the Friends of Jamaica Pond group. Gerry Wright, local environmental activist and ecologist, gave...

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Identical twin convicted of kidnapping, rape

January 26, 2018
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On Jan. 12, a man was found guilty for a kidnapping and rape that took place near Forest Hills 13 years ago. The case was complicated by the fact that the defendant was an identical twin, according to Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office. Jurors convicted Dwayne McNair, 36, on all charges in connection with...

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City’s emergency shelter system to be redesigned

January 26, 2018
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By Emily Resnevic Gazette Staff The City of Boston is requesting proposals to redesign the emergency shelter system to better support people experiencing homelessness, according to a press release. Proposals are due Feb. 20. The request for proposals (RFP) outlines the City’s goals of modernizing the emergency shelter system to ensure that people seeking...

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Governor launches initiative to increase housing production

January 26, 2018
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The Baker-Polito administration announced last month a new initiative in efforts to increase housing production across the Commonwealth, according to a press release. The Housing Choice Initiative will create a system of incentives and rewards for municipalities that deliver sustainable housing growth and propose legislative changes regarding zoning through “An Act to Promote Housing...

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Former BPD sergeant sentenced

January 26, 2018
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By Emily Resnevic Gazette Staff Bruce Smith, a former Boston Police Department sergeant detective assigned to District E-13 in Jamaica Plain, was sentenced this month in federal court in Boston for repeatedly making false statements so that he could fly with a weapon on personal trips and enable a friend to fly with him...

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