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No new trial for man in 1991 JP murder

December 19, 2014
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The state Supreme Judicial Court has ruled that Pedro Valentin, who took part in a 1991 Jamaica Plain murder, will not get a new trial, according to the Suffolk County District Attorney’s (DA) Office. Pedro Valentin was convicted of first-degree murder 20 years ago as a “joint venture” for the murder of Timothy Bond...

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Winter Biking

December 19, 2014
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Winter Biking

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Bike Season Ends

December 5, 2014
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Bike Season Ends

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Mixed-use project proposed for Washington St.

December 5, 2014
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A developer plans to turn 3383-3389 Washington St. into a mixed-use development that has 21 residential units and more than 2,000 square feet of retail space, according to a Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) document. The BRA was scheduled to hold a community meeting for the project on Dec. 4, after the Gazette deadline. The...

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BLC leadership shake-up still a mystery

December 5, 2014
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Why did Boston Landmarks Commission (BLC) Executive Director Ellen Lipsey leave office as part of a leadership shake-up in Mayor Martin Walsh’s new administration? The Mayor’s Office will only say that it will act quickly to find a replacement for her, and that the BLC will continue to play a crucial role. Lipsey, a...

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New dog parks not high on Open Space plan priorities

December 5, 2014
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Dog parks have long been on the wishlist of JP park and animal advocates. But the recently released rough draft of the City’s 2015-2021 Open Space Plan shows that dog parks rank in the middle of the pack among priorities for citywide park users. Meanwhile, the draft plan also shows that JP is mostly...

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New traffic lights coming to Centre St.

December 5, 2014
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New traffic lights coming to Centre St.

The Boston Transportation Department (BTD) is installing new traffic signals at the intersection of Centre and Burroughs streets and updating the existing signals at Centre and Thomas streets, according to spokesperson Tracey Ganiatsos. The signals at Centre and Burroughs streets will not be overhead lights, but mounted lights on posts on the sidewalks, said...

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Holidays in JP: BAPA decoration contest starts Dec. 6

December 5, 2014
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The Jamaica Plain Business & Professional Association (BAPA) is conducting its annual holiday window decoration contest beginning Dec. 6, according to BAPA secretary Michael Reiskind. He said judges will look at holiday decorations on commercial buildings from Arboretum Place in Forest Hills through Canary Square from Dec. 6 to Dec. 12. “Last year, 83...

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Holidays in JP: JP businesses to chip in for charity

December 5, 2014
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A group of Jamaica Plain businesses are getting into the holiday spirit and holding a Dec. 6 shopping initiative called “Shop w/a Cause” that will give up to 10 percent of all purchase prices to local nonprofits, according to a press release. The charitable event will take place on Dec. 6 from 10 a.m....

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BRA: Washington St. development needs more work

November 21, 2014
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The Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) has told the developer of a project along Washington and Green streets to go back to the “drawing board” in the face of community concerns. The proposal by developer Walter Craven calls for two buildings at 3371-3375 Washington St. and 197-201 Green St. that would have four commercial spaces,...

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