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Shot fired at man on Heath St.

June 6, 2014
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JACKSON SQ.—A hooded gunman fired a shot next to a man walking his dog on Heath Street on the night of May 28, according to a Boston Police report obtained by the Gazette. The unidentified victim was walking the dog around 10:40 p.m. in front of 106 Heath St., a building in the Bromley-Heath...

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400 fish die in Jamaica Pond

June 6, 2014
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About 400 dead fish washed ashore in Jamaica Pond over the Memorial Day weekend, a massive die-off apparently caused by warmer temperatures, according to the Boston Parks Department. The fish were mostly perch that had just been placed in the pond in April as part of an annual state fish-stocking program, according to Parks...

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JP First Responders: Decoding the Boston Police badge

June 6, 2014
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JP First Responders: Decoding the Boston Police badge

A galloping horse and a Bible quote are among the decorations on the Boston Police badge carried by every officer. While most people probably avoid situations where they would see a police badge up-close, there is a lot going on for those who take a look. A giant version is available for view at...

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JP Whole Foods debate cited in ethics textbook

June 6, 2014
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The Jamaica Plain Whole Foods Market, whose 2011 move into Hyde Square sparked debate about gentrification, is cited as a mini case study in a new business ethics textbook. The 10th edition of “Business Ethics: Ethical Decision Making and Cases,” published in January, gives the Whole Foods debate as an example of how “the...

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Whole Foods de JP en libro educativo sobre la ética

June 6, 2014
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Whole Foods Market en Jamaica Plain, cuya llegada a Hyde Square en 2011, provocó un debate sobre el aburguesamiento, es citado en un pequeño estudio de caso en un nuevo libro educativo sobre la ética empresarial. Le décima edición de “Business Ethics: Ethical Decision Making and Cases”, publicada en enero, presenta el debate sobre...

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Police spies tracked Occupy JP, Whole Foods protests

June 3, 2014
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A controversial Boston Police spy agency tracked the local Occupy JP events, Whole Foods Market protests, and a vigil for the suicidal son of acclaimed marathon bombing hero Carlos Arredondo, recently released secret documents reveal. The Boston Regional Intelligence Center (BRIC) documents, dating to 2011, put a new context on the Boston Police’s unprecedented,...

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400 fish die in Jamaica Pond

May 30, 2014
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About 400 dead fish washed ashore in Jamaica Pond over the Memorial Day weekend, a massive die-off apparently caused by warmer temperatures, according to the Boston Parks Department. The fish were mostly perch that had just been placed in the pond in April as part of an annual state fish-stocking program, according to Parks Department...

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Gazette founder to be named JP ‘champion’

May 23, 2014
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Sandra Storey, who founded the Gazette and now writes its “JP Observer” column, will be named ESAC’s “Community Champion” of the year at a June 17 celebration. ESAC is a social services nonprofit agency founded nearly 50 years in Egleston Square. It recently moved to Dorchester, but remains active in Jamaica Plain. The “Community...

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Book about map thief has JP ties

May 23, 2014
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Book about map thief has JP ties

A new nonfiction book about an infamous thief of rare maps has some Jamaica Plain ties. “The Map Thief,” due out May 29, follows the strange crimes of Edward Forbes Smiley III, who stole maps from the Boston Public Library and Harvard University, among other places, until he was caught in the act at...

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Gazette founder to be named JP ‘champion’

May 14, 2014
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Sandra Storey, who founded the Gazette and now writes its “JP Observer” column, will be named ESAC’s “Community Champion” of the year at a June 17 celebration. ESAC is a social services nonprofit agency founded nearly 50 years in Egleston Square. It recently moved to Dorchester, but remains active in Jamaica Plain. The “Community Champion”...

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