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JP activists featured in same-sex marriage exhibits

May 9, 2014
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JP activists featured in same-sex marriage exhibits

May 17 marks the 10th anniversary of legal same-sex marriages in Massachusetts and the United States—an achievement rooted in a lawsuit brought by seven couples, three of whom lived in Jamaica Plain. Those activists and other local couples are featured in two photo exhibits commemorating the anniversary at the Boston Center for Adult Education...

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Gas and sewer work comes to Hyde Sq.

May 9, 2014
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National Grid will be digging up part of Centre Street in Hyde Square starting this week to replace natural gas pipes—a project that will last four to six months. When that work is done, the Boston Water and Sewer Commission will do its own repairs in the same area. The work will affect the...

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Gas and sewer work comes to Hyde Sq.

May 7, 2014
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National Grid will be digging up part of Centre Street in Hyde Square starting this week to replace natural gas pipes—a project that will last four to six months. When that work is done, the Boston Water and Sewer Commission will do its own repairs in the same area. The work will affect the...

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Councilor Wu to hold business roundtable May 1

April 28, 2014
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City Councilor At-Large Michelle Wu will host a roundtable discussion with small business owners Thurs., May 1 at the Brendan Behan Pub in Hyde Square. Wu invites local owners of small businesses to attend and discuss their experiences with the City’s licensing and permitting processes. Wu campaigned on making Boston more business-friendly. This is...

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JP leaders react to Menino cancer news

March 15, 2014
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JP leaders react to Menino cancer news

Former Mayor Thomas Menino is being treated for “advanced” cancer, the Boston Globe reported tonight, triggering early words of shock and support from local leaders. “I’m in shellshock right now,” said state Rep. Jeffrey Sánchez, a Jamaica Plain resident who long worked for Menino, starting in the mid-1990s. “One thing I know about him...

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Zoo plans ‘major project’

March 14, 2014
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Franklin Park Zoo will announce a new “major project” at a March 17 press conference slated to include Mayor Martin Walsh, according to a press release and a zoo publicist. Zoo New England, which operates Franklin Park Zoo and Stoneham’s Stone Zoo, declined to give advance details about the project. The press release describes...

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Flowery peace symbol may return to pond

March 14, 2014
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Flowery peace symbol may return to pond

Flowery symbols secretly planted at Jamaica Pond may again bloom this spring, according to the “Guerrilla Gardner” who last year cultivated a peace symbol of daffodils there. “Spring is on the way, and who knows what might pop up this year!” said the anonymous planter in an email to the Gazette signed only, “your...

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Felix D. Arroyo explains register run

February 28, 2014
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Felix D. Arroyo, a popular former Boston city councilor who retired to Uruguay a few years ago, recently explained to the Gazette his surprise return to run for Suffolk County register of probate and family court. He said he always kept a home in Roslindale, and was “energized” by working last fall on the...

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2 teens charged in Bromley-Heath shooting

February 14, 2014
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JACKSON SQ.—Two teens are facing attempted murder charges after allegedly shooting a man outside a Bromley-Heath public housing development building on Jan. 27. The victim, a man in his twenties found by Boston Police officers outside 49 Horan Way, suffered “non-life-threatening” injuries, according to the Boston Police Department. A short time later, officers arrested...

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Sights and Sounds, Feb. 14, 2014

February 14, 2014
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues., Feb. 25 for the Feb. 28 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Special Events Valentine’s Day Pop Up Shop, hosted by CSMS, 12 local craftspeople & artisans, Feb 14, 6-9pm; Feb. 15 & 16,...

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