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Chang-Diáz holds hearing on school drop-out bill

October 25, 2013
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Local state Sen. Sonia Chang-Diáz held a hearing Oct. 8 on a bill she is sponsoring to prevent students from dropping out of school, according to a press release. Boston mayoral candidate John Connolly, among others, testified in support of the bill. Connolly, an at-large city councilor, has made education a focal point of...

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Roslindale Neighbors: 2 vie to replace Consalvo in District 5 council race

October 25, 2013
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Tim McCarthy. (Courtesy Photo)

Roslindale residents will head to the polls Nov. 5 to help pick a successor to replace District 5 City Councilor Rob Consalvo, who decided to forgo a reelection campaign for a failed bid for the Mayor’s Office. On the ballot for the District 5 seat will be small-business owner Jean-Claude Sanon of Mattapan and...

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More Hubway stations come to JP

October 23, 2013
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Two more Hubway bike-share stations—at the Jackson Square T Station and the Green Street T Station—have been installed in Jamaica Plain. It is unclear when the new stations were installed. Hubway is a collaboration between the City and a private company. The stations allow people to rent bicycles from an automated system, with registration...

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Hubway comes to JP; community input limited

October 11, 2013
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Hubway comes to JP; community input limited

The Hubway bike-share system has arrived in Jamaica Plain, but the community process the City used to determine the location of stations was limited. Hubway is a collaboration between the City and a private company. Hubway stations have been installed at Monument Square; in front of the post office at the corner of Centre...

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Arroyo, Barros endorse Walsh for mayor

October 11, 2013
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Arroyo, Barros endorse Walsh for mayor

Boston mayoral candidate Marty Walsh has picked up two key endorsements from former rivals John Barros and Felix Arroyo, a Jamaica Plain resident. The Arroyo endorsement could be crucial for Walsh, who placed fifth in the JP vote during the Sept. 24 preliminary election. Arroyo placed first in the JP vote. Walsh’s rival for...

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Route 39 improvements hit snag

October 11, 2013
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Route 39 improvements hit snag

The consolidation and moving of certain bus stops during the Route 39 bus improvement project has sown confusion. Meanwhile, the “bump-out” curb extension at the Centre Street and Seaverns Avenue stop has been delayed once again. Several people recently complained to the Gazette about the stop at Centre Street and Robinwood Avenue being removed...

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JP man charged with child porn, firearms offenses

October 11, 2013
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JP man charged with child porn, firearms offenses

SUMNER HILL—A Jamaica Plain man has been charged with distributing child pornography and firearms offenses after investigators executed a search warrant at his 76 Elm St. home Oct. 3, according to the Suffolk County District Attorney’s (DA) Office. Martin Kollar, 57, was arraigned Oct. 4 in JP’s West Roxbury District Court on charges of...

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Status of church sale unclear

October 11, 2013
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The status of the purchase-and-sale agreement for the former Blessed Sacrament Church building at 365 Centre St. is unclear. Hyde Square Task Force (HSTF) entered into an agreement to buy the church building in early July from the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development Corporation (JPNDC) and New Atlantic Development. HSTF and JPNDC did not respond...

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JP Kids: Match reaches high MCAS scores

October 11, 2013
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JP Kids: Match reaches high MCAS scores

A group of fourth-graders at the Match Community Day Elementary School in Jamaica Plain recently received noteworthy MCAS scores. Principal Kate Carpenter Bernier placed the credit on the school’s structure and tutoring program. The Match School teaches third and fourth grades at 215 Forest Hills St. and kindergarten through second grade at 86 Wachusetts...

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JP Kids: State: Kennedy School is on right track

October 11, 2013
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HYDE SQ.—The John F. Kennedy Elementary School at 7 Bolster St. is moving in the right direction, as it was recently named an improving school by the state Department of Education. Principal Waleska Landing-Rivera credits teachers, parents and a social and emotional program called “Open Circle” for the improvement. The Kennedy School was designated...

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