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Former English High administrator convicted of shooting student

June 8, 2018
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A former administrator at English High School was recently convicted of shooting a student in the head and was sentenced to more than 20 years in prison on June 1, according to the Suffolk County District Attorney’s (DA) Office. According to the DA’s Office, a jury convicted Shaun Harrison, 58, of armed assault with...

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Update on DCR’s parkway improvement project

June 8, 2018
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The majority of the state Department of Conservation and Recreation’s (DCR) parkway improvement project is finally under construction after many years of planning and pushing by the community. The parkway improvement project focuses on three different areas: Perkins Street and Francis Parkman Drive intersection; Centre Street, from VFW Parkway to Murray Circle; and the...

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Kids’ fishing derby June 30

June 8, 2018
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The second annual kids’ fishing derby will be held at Jamaica Pond on June 30, and will be a free event for kids 14 years old and younger, according to a press release. The “Catch & Release with the Boston Police” is the second annual fishing derby hosted by the officers and staff of...

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Q. and A. with co-founder of Omega Theater, which is celebrating 50 years

May 25, 2018
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Q. and A. with co-founder of Omega Theater, which is celebrating 50 years

Omega Theater (Theater Workshop Boston, Inc.) is a small, nonprofit organization founded 50 years ago to develop original plays and experiment with audience/actor relationships within the environmental theater genre of the time. The two founders and artistic directors wanted to create plays that would awaken their audiences to important socio-political issues about which they...

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Dorchester man arrested for double murder in Jackson Square

May 25, 2018
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Wilvin Guity, a 28-year-old Dorchester man, has been charged with the shooting deaths of 23-year-old Christopher Joyce and 58-year-old Clayborn Blair on May 4 in Jackson Square, according to the Suffolk County District Attorney’s (DA) Office. Joyce was a college student who would have graduated last weekend, while Blair was a father of three....

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Battle continues between City Realty, Washington St. business

May 11, 2018
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The battle is continuing between El Embajador Dominican Restaurant, which is located at 3371 Washington St., and its landlord, City Realty, over lease negotiations. The Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development Corporation (JPNDC) is saying that City Realty is attempting to “flip” the property, by selling for a 80 percent profit on what City Realty originally...

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Two men fatally shot in Jackson Square

May 11, 2018
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Boston Police Department (BPD) officers responded to shots fired in the area of the Mildred C. Hailey Apartments on May 4 and found two men—23-year-old Christopher Joyce and 58-year-old Clayborn Blair—suffering from gunshot wounds that turned out to be fatal. The police activity continued the next day with officers arresting three suspects in the...

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Bike fest coming to JP

May 11, 2018
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Several local bike organizations will be putting on “JP Bike Week Festival” from May 13 to May 19, according to a press release. The events, which are being held by Ferris Wheels Bike Shop with Revolution Bicycle Repair and Bikes Not Bombs, will include bike rides, bike maintenance training, kids skills rodeo, and movie...

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City to host meeting on Centre/South improvement project

May 11, 2018
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The City will be hosting a community meeting on the Centre/South streets improvement project May 14 at Curtis Hall. The meeting starts at 6 p.m. The improvement project will be based off the Centre and South Streets Streetscape and Transportation Action Plan, which was a process that began in 2009. The improvement project, which...

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JPNC election results

May 11, 2018
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The Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council held its election on April 28 when 293 valid ballots were cast. Below are the results (via Pam Bender). At-Large Vicky Arroyo: 186 Michael Reiskind: 166 Carolyn Royce: 163 Dave Baron: 147 Carmel Levy: 144   Area A Brianne Connelly: 48 Kevin Rainsford: 45 Bruce Marks: 39 Trevor Wissink-Adams:...

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