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Arborway ‘Castle’ is up for sale

October 8, 2013
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Arborway ‘Castle’ is up for sale

The whimsical Arborway mansion known as the “Castle,” one of Jamaica Plain’s most prominent homes, is up for sale at a discounted price. The 61 Arborway mansion, which features numerous wings built around a castle-like tower, was known for several years for a massive Christmas light display that was loved by tourists and criticized...

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Connolly, Walsh ganan; Arroyo excluido

September 27, 2013
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De John Ruch y Peter Shanley/Gazette Staff De un campo de 12 candidatos para alcalde, John Connolly y Marty Walsh fueron los finalistas en la elección preliminar del martes pasado. Felix Arroyo, un residente de Jamaica Plain y el primer latino a presentarse para alcalde en Boston, terminó en el quinto lugar. “No me...

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JPNC Election: 20 seats, 12 candidates

September 27, 2013
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Twelve candidates have been certified to run in next month’s election for the 20-seat Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council (JPNC), according to an official nominee list provided by the election’s ombuds board. The low number of candidates means the Oct. 19 election will be noncompetitive and the council will have to fill some seats by appointment. Among...

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Election Dep’t uses wrong polling place name

September 27, 2013
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The Boston Election Department’s official polling place list for Tuesday’s city election gave an incorrect name for a Jamaica Plain polling place. The Gazette has not received any reports of voter confusion about the error. The guide on the department’s website (cityofboston.gov/elections) said the Agassiz Elementary School at 20 Child St. would be the...

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Taste of JP moves to West Roxbury

September 27, 2013
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By John Ruch and Peter Shanley/Gazette Staff The Taste of Jamaica Plain, one of the neighborhood’s most popular annual events, will be held in West Roxbury this year after learning its longtime venue will be under renovation on its Nov. 21 date. “We are feverishly trying to find another spot,” said Bill Minkle, The...

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Shooting victim found in Bromley-Heath

September 26, 2013
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JACKSON SQ.–Police officers found a male victim with a gunshot wound to his leg in the Bromley-Heath public housing development on Sept. 14. The victim reportedly was shot elsewhere at a place known as “The Stadium,” possibly meaning White Stadium in Franklin Park. At about 1 a.m. on Sept. 14, police officers responded to...

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Mayoral Election Roundup: What the candidates said about JP

September 23, 2013
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With 12 candidates running for mayor, polls are naturally showing a close race and many voters still undecided just days before the Sept. 24 preliminary election. For Jamaica Plain citizens still rubbing their chins–or scratching their heads–at the choices, we offer this recap of what the candidates had to say in and about JP....

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JPNC Election: 12 candidates for 20 seats

September 23, 2013
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Twelve candidates have been certified to run in next month’s election for the 20-seat Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council (JPNC), according to an official nominee list provided by the election’s ombuds board. The low number of candidates means the Oct. 19 election will be noncompetitive and the council will have to fill some seats by appointment. Among...

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JPNC extends candidate nomination deadline

September 16, 2013
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The Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council (JPNC) has extended it nomination deadline for its upcoming election to Fri., Sept. 20. The JPNC will hold its biannual election on Oct. 19. The 20-member JPNC was created by former Mayor Raymond Flynn in 1985 to advise the City on neighborhood issues. Five council members represent the entire...

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La elección para alcalde y concejal municipal es el 24 de septiembre

September 13, 2013
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La primera elección en la campaña para alcalde y concejal municipal se llevará a cabo martes, el 24 de septiembre, para reducir la enorme lista de candidatos. De los 12 candidatos para alcalde, solamente dos permanecerán después de la elección. Los candidatos conectados a JP incluyen el residente de JP y Concejal Municipal Felix...

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