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2 wounded, 2 arrested in Forest Hills T Station shooting

January 29, 2015
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Two women were wounded–one seriously–by gunfire when a man fired several shots into the Forest Hills T Station on Jan. 26, according to MBTA Transit Police. Two 18-year-old Boston men were later arrested in connection with the shooting, which Transit Police speculate may be gang-related. Witnesses reported seeing man with a handgun exit the 3700...

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Police: 6 shot in Bromley-Heath

January 24, 2015
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Six people were shot in the same incident last night in Jackson Square’s Bromley-Heath public housing development, according to the Boston Police Department. The victims were described only as five men and one woman, all between the ages of 18 and 22. One victim’s injuries were described as life-threatening by BPD, while the others...

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Police seek suspect in store robberies

January 23, 2015
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Police seek suspect in store robberies

Boston police are seeking a man they believe robbed four local stores at gunpoint in recent weeks. The Boston Police Department released security-camera photos of the suspect in a Jan. 16 robbery at the City Feed and Supply store at 66 Boylston St. BPD says detective believe the same man also robbed Metro PCS,...

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Franklin Park stadium, golf course planned as Olympics venues

January 21, 2015
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Franklin Park stadium, golf course planned as Olympics venues

Franklin Park’s White Stadium and William J. Devine Golf Course are proposed as 2024 Boston Olympics venues in bid documents finally revealed today by Boston 2024. The plans include hosting various events in a renovated stadium, and temporarily turning the golf course into a cross-country horse-race course. Based on the work involved and a...

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New York man charged with Jackson Sq. murder

January 21, 2015
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A woman found dead last summer in Jackson Square was a murder victim, according to Boston Police, who arrested a suspect in New York City on Jan. 19. On July 13, 2014, the body of Pippin Roe, 40, of Boston was found in a wooded area next to Urban Edge’s building at 1542 Columbus...

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Police seek suspect in indecent assault at pond

January 20, 2015
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Boston Police are seeking a suspect in an indecent assault yesterday at Jamaica Pond. A woman reported that, while she jogged in the area of the boathouse around 9:30 a.m., a man on a bicycle slapped her on the buttocks. The suspect is described as a black or Hispanic man in his early 20s,...

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Boston chosen as U.S. Olympic bid city

January 8, 2015
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Boston will be the host city for the official U.S. bid for the 2024 Summer Olympic Games, the U.S. Olympic Committee decided today at the Denver airport. Franklin Park is among the potential venues for a Boston Olympics, putting Jamaica Plain among the neighborhoods that could directly host the Games. The park could be...

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Casey Arborway construction meeting slated for Jan. 21

December 23, 2014
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Casey Arborway construction planning details will be revealed at a state Department of Transportation meeting slated for Jan. 21, 6:30-8 p.m. at English High School, 144 McBride St. This is a reschedule of the original Jan. 13 date. MassDOT announced the meeting via a press release that does not give the project’s specific start date....

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Mayor’s Office: No comment on JP in Olympic bid

December 19, 2014
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The Mayor’s Office had no response to Gazette questions about Mayor Martin Walsh’s stance on how a Boston Olympics might impact Jamaica Plain. A spokesperson first referred questions to Boston 2024, the private committee backing the Olympic bid, then did not respond to follow-up questions. Walsh is a co-signer of the official bid by...

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Police refuse to release more local spy documents

December 19, 2014
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In the wake of revelations that a Boston Police spy agency tracked legal protest events in Jamaica Plain for years, the police department last week refused a Gazette request to release any further documents on local spying. Earlier this year, the Washington, D.C.-based Partnership for Civil Justice Fund released hundreds of documents from the...

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