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Cuban baseball players to return to JP

August 8, 2013
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A team of senior Cuban baseball players, including several major league and national team legends, will play softball against an American team this month in Jamaica Plain in a repeat of a popular event last summer. The “Friendship Games” visit Aug. 22-29 will include an Aug. 24, 10 a.m., pick-up game at Pinebank Field...

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Turner out of prison, volunteering in Dot

August 5, 2013
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Former City Councilor Chuck Turner is back in Boston after serving prison time for bribery and is volunteering at a nonprofit in Dorchester, he told the Gazette last week. Turner, who is living under home confinement and volunteering at the Black Community Information Center (BCIC), said he is getting involved in community organizing on...

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JPNC election date set; nomination papers ready soon

August 2, 2013
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The Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council, a JP-wide neighborhood association, will hold its biannual election on Oct. 19, it announced this week. Nomination papers for candidates will be available starting Mon., Aug. 5. The 20-member JPNC was created by former Mayor Raymond Flynn in 1985 to advise the City on neighborhood issues. Five council members...

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2nd police spying protest planned

August 2, 2013
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Civil liberties groups will hold this year’s second protest on Aug. 4 at Boston Police headquarters against a controversial anti-terrorism intelligence center that maintained files on local peace activists. The Boston Regional Intelligence Center (BRIC) has been criticized for overlooking the alleged Boston Marathon bombers while keeping files on legal activities of protesters, including...

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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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