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JP man charged with child porn, firearm offenses

October 4, 2013
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A Jamaica Plain man has been charged with distributing child pornography and firearms offenses after investigators executed a search warrant at his Elm Street home last night, according to the Suffolk County District Attorney’s (DA) Office. Martin Kollar, 57, was arraigned today in JP’s West Roxbury District Court on charges of possession of child...

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Casey Overpass to close for ‘emergency repairs’ in October

September 27, 2013
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The Casey Overpass will close for two days in October for “emergency repairs,” according to a Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) press release. The bridge, which carries Route 203/Arborway over Washington and New Washington Streets, will close Oct. 5 and Oct. 6 between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. to allow the repair of 17...

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Walsh, Connolly top mayoral ticket; Arroyo out

September 27, 2013
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Mayoral candidate Marty Walsh. (Courtesy Photo)

State Rep. Marty Walsh and At-Large City Councilor John Connolly punched their tickets into the Nov. 5 Boston mayoral final after finishing one-two in the Sept. 24 preliminary, according to the unofficial City results. About 31 percent of registered voters participated in the election. Boston mayoral candidate Felix Arroyo, a Jamaica Plain resident and...

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Local author’s 2nd vampire novel released

September 27, 2013
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The cover of "Sour." (Courtesy Image)

The second book in a series of Boston-based vampire novels came out in July, written by Uzuri Wilkerson, one of the managers of Harvest Co-Op Market’s South Street location in Jamaica Plain. The novel is titled “Sour,” which plays off the name of the first book, “Sweet.” It continues to follow the protagonist Celia...

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JP agent helps top activists be heard

September 27, 2013
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Jodi Solomon, a Jamaica Plain resident, runs an agency booking speaking engagements for a variety of personalities. But Solomon insists having clients who have an impact on the world, such as actor Sidney Poitier and women’s equal pay activist Lilly Ledbetter. Those clients include prominent JP residents. “I’m selective with my clients, who offer...

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Driver faces charges in Arborway crash

September 27, 2013
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The 18-year-old driver who earlier this month caused a two-vehicle crash on the Arborway that sent six people to the hospital will face several criminal and civil charges, according to the Suffolk County District Attorney’s (DA) Office and State Police. Nikolas Papadopoulos, a West Roxbury resident, will be charged with the criminal offense of...

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Real Estate Today: JP real estate market stays strong

September 27, 2013
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Real Estate Today: JP real estate market stays strong

The Jamaica Plain real estate market continues to be strong, but there is a dearth of available homes, according to local real estate agents. “It’s fantastic,” Karen McCormack of McCormack and Scanlan Real Estate said about the state of the market. But, she then added, it depends on who perspective it is, as sellers...

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Real Estate Today: Scale of Washington St. development worries neighbors

September 27, 2013
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A developer’s proposal for two buildings containing 20 residential units and more than 5,000 square feet of commercial space at 3371-3375 Washington St. and 197 Green St. is drawing concern from neighbors. Meanwhile, the proposal was scheduled to go before the Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) on Sept. 10, but has been delayed until...

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Real Estate Today: Parklet installed in Hyde Sq.

September 27, 2013
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Real Estate Today: Parklet installed in Hyde Sq.

HYDE SQ.—Businesses like the new parklet on Centre Street at Wyman Street, while local residents are still getting used to it, according to Hyde/Jackson Square Main Street (HJSMS) Executive Director Gerald Robbins. Robbins said HJSMS held an impromptu lunch event with about 20 people on Sept. 12 to introduce the parklet, on Centre Street...

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Real Estate Today: Peace Garden redesign comes into focus

September 27, 2013
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EGLESTON SQ.—The plan for the redesign of the Egleston Square Peace Garden is coming into focus. The Peace Garden property, which is located at the corner of Washington and School Streets, is owned by Clear Channel Outdoor, which has a billboard on the site, but the park is leased by the Ecumenical Social Action...

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