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Trolley tour comes to JP on Dec. 2

November 25, 2017
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The “Mayor’s Enchanted Trolley Tour” will be coming to Jamaica Plain on Dec. 2, according to a press release. “Our holiday trolley tour and tree lightings provide some of the best family memories of the year, building community spirit throughout Boston and bringing a little extra joy to residents during the holiday season,” said...

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Walsh cruises to reelection victory, Jackson win’s JP

November 10, 2017
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Mayor Martin Walsh cruised to an easy reelection victory, defeating City Councilor Tito Jackson during the Nov. 7 general election, according to unofficial City results. About 28 percent of registered voters participated in the election. Walsh garnered 70,125 votes, or 65 percent of voters, while Jackson collected 36,433 votes, or 34 percent of voters....

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Q. and A. with Sen. Chang-Diaz about criminal justice reform

November 10, 2017
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The state Senate late last month passed legislation for criminal justice reform, which included the repeal of mandatory minimum sentences of some drug offenses and raising the age at which youths can be charged as adults, as well as other charges. Local state Sen. Sonia Chang-Diaz has been a vocal proponent for criminal justice...

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City grants $2 million for rec center project

November 10, 2017
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Mayor Martin Walsh, local elected officials including Jamaica Plain City Councilor Matt O’Malley, and local residents gathered at the corner of Columbus Avenue and Ritchie Street on Nov. 1 for an event at which the City announced it was giving a $2 million grant toward the proposed Jackson Square Recreational Center. Urban Edge, a...

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Jackson Square erupts in violence

November 10, 2017
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Jackson Square erupts in violence

A 16-year-old male teenager was shot and killed on Parker Street on Oct. 31, while the next day the corner of Lamartine and Centre streets erupted with a series of gunshots. According to bpdnews.com, Boston Police Department (BPD) officers responded to the area of 944 Parker St. for a report of shots fired around...

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Battle between Bicon Dental and neighbors continues

November 10, 2017
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FOREST HILLS—The longtime battle between Bicon Dental Implants and its Yale Terrace neighbors is continuing, with local residents complaining—and the City agreeing—that the business was doing construction in the area without the proper permits. Bicon, a 501 Arborway company, has a history of controversial expansions and operations that have drawn neighborhood complaints, City citations,...

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Trolley tour comes to JP on Dec. 2

November 10, 2017
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The “Mayor’s Enchanted Trolley Tour” will be coming to Jamaica Plain on Dec. 2, according to a press release. “Our holiday trolley tour and tree lightings provide some of the best family memories of the year, building community spirit throughout Boston and bringing a little extra joy to residents during the holiday season,” said...

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JPers to help decide mayoral race Nov. 7

October 27, 2017
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Jamaica Plain voters will head to the polls on Nov. 7 to help decide the mayoral race between Mayor Martin Walsh and City Councilor Tito Jackson. But Jackson will need to make up a lot of ground in the closing weeks if he is going make the contest competitive. During the preliminary election, Walsh...

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Roslindale Neighbors: Mural unveiled in Rozzie

October 27, 2017
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Roslindale Neighbors: Mural unveiled in Rozzie

The Mayor’s Office for Immigrant Advancement, in collaboration with the Mayor’s Mural Crew, unveiled the second mural as part of the public art campaign, “To Immigrants With Love,” on Oct. 14 in Roslindale, according to a press release. The unveiling took place outside of Atlas Wine and Liquors, where mural was painted over the...

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Roslindale Neighbors: Drive to create community garden at Healy Field

October 27, 2017
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There is an effort to create a community garden at Healy Field. The Friends of Healy Field group is spearheading a fundraising drive to raise money for the project. The Gazette recently spoke with Gregory Murphy of FOHF about the project. Question: Where did the idea behind creating a community garden at the field...

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