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Suspects sought in 2 shootings

August 2, 2013
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Police are seeking suspects in two separate shootings July 29 that left two men wounded in Egleston and Jackson Squares. In the Egleston Square incident, a man in his 20s was wounded by a gunshot and beaten in the face with a pistol early in the morning in the area of 72 Walnut Park...

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Hero Sculpture

August 2, 2013
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Peace activist Carlos Arredondo, who became world-famous for rescuing victims of the Boston Marathon bombing, speaks at the Revere Beach National Sand Sculpting Festival on the weekend of July 19, where he was among the heroes and victims honored in a giant sculpture of beach sand. The Roslindale resident is known for his anti-war displays in JP, and the local post office is dedicated to his son, a Marine killed in the Iraq War. (Photo by Ashley Falcucci)

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Man shot, wounded in Jackson Sq.; suspect sought

July 30, 2013
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A shooting last night in Jackson Square left a man wounded, and police are seeking a suspect. The victim, a man his late 20s, was shot in the area of 274 Centre St. at around 9 p.m., and he is in stable condition, according to the Boston Police Department (BPD). The area of the...

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Marathon hero Arredondo honored in sand sculpture

July 19, 2013
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Arredondo as depicted on the Revere Beach sand sculpture. (Photo by Seth Daniel)

By John Ruch and Seth Daniel Carlos Arredondo, the Boston Marathon bombing rescue hero with strong Jamaica Plain ties, appears with other heroes and victims on a sand sculpture at this weekend’s Revere Beach National Sand Sculpting Festival. The annual festival, which draws about a half-million visitors to Revere to see remarkable sculptures made...

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‘Jamaica Plain’ author: Thriller series will be JP-based

July 19, 2013
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‘Jamaica Plain’ author: Thriller series will be JP-based

The recent police thriller “Jamaica Plain” is just the first in a series of novels whose hero will continue to be based in JP, the English cop-turned-author penning the series told the Gazette. “The plan is that Jim Grant is based in Boston, working out of Jamaica Plain,” novelist Colin Campbell said...

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4 would-be mayors had roles in gov’t secrecy scandal

July 19, 2013
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Four current mayoral candidates played very different roles in a 2005 scandal about secret Boston City Council meetings that led a judge to fine the council $11,000 for violating the state Open Meeting Law. City Councilors Rob Consalvo and Mike Ross joined in the secret meetings, which were about a bacteria outbreak at a...

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JP History: This Week in JP History

July 19, 2013
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The following are the Gazette’s top headlines from this week in Jamaica Plain history: 5 Years Ago: 2008 “State puts up $3.1m for basics” State funding kickstarted construction on the massive redevelopment of 11 acres of land in Jackson Square, a multi-building project that is still underway. 10 Years Ago: 2003 “Crowd...

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Whitehaus still open for now

July 19, 2013
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The Whitehaus, an artist commune and influential underground music venue, has lost its long-term lease but likely will remain at 10 Seaverns Ave. for at least another six months, according to Whitehaus member Sam Potrykus. Potrykus told the Gazette last fall that it looked like the end of the Whitehaus was near following a...

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Turner to be released from prison

July 19, 2013
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Former City Councilor Chuck Turner expects to be released from federal prison to a halfway house in Boston by next week, he said in an email to various contacts, including the Gazette. Turner, who formerly represented part of Jamaica Plain, was convicted in 2009 of taking a $1,000 bribe from an FBI informant and...

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Suffolk Construction offers training to minority and women contractors

July 8, 2013
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Suffolk Construction, Boston’s largest construction firm, is inviting Jamaica Plain minority- and women-owned subcontractor firms to a special course in how to do business on Suffolk projects. The lack of opportunity for such firms on Boston construction projects has been longtime controversy, including recently in Jackson Square spanning JP and Roxbury. Suffolk started its...

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