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Lawsuit could affect JPNC election

August 16, 2013
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The Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council’s (JPNC) controversial lawsuit against a real estate project could have an impact on the council’s upcoming election. Potential candidates will have to consider the JPNC’s connection to a lawsuit that likely will remain under appeal during the entire campaign process. And the next JPNC chair will be the plaintiff...

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New Mural

August 16, 2013
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New Mural

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Cuban baseball players to return to JP

August 16, 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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El desfile dominicano regresa a JP

August 16, 2013
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El desfile dominicano anual regresa a Hyde, Jackson y Egleston Square el domingo, 18 de agosto, pero el festival que sigue tendrá lugar en Clifford Playground en Roxbury, y no en Franklin Park como siempre. El desfile y el festival celebran la cultura de la República Dominicana. Como el festival puertorriqueño de hace unas...

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Police: Missing man found in ‘safe’ condition

August 15, 2013
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Josiah Simmons, the Jamaica Plain man who had been reported as missing for three days, has been found in “safe” condition, according to the Boston Police Department (BPD). Simmons is the operator of Hyde Square’s Video Underground video store. BPD issued a community alert yesterday asking for the public’s help in finding him. “His...

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Police seek missing JP store owner

August 14, 2013
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Police seek missing JP store owner

The Jamaica Plain man who is the operator of Hyde Square’s Video Underground video store has been missing for three days, and the Boston Police Department is seeking the public’s help in finding him. Josiah Simmons, 31, was last seen Sun., Aug. 11, around 2:40 p.m. at the Stony Brook T Station at Boylston...

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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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