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Burglaries hit Jamaica Plain area

September 5, 2013
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The Boston Police Department (BPD) is investigating a series of residential burglaries that have happened this week in Jamaica Plain and the surrounding area, according to bpdnews.com. Police responded to two burglaries yesterday in Jamaica Plain, the first around 12:07 a.m. at 32 Mozart St. and the second about 5:50 p.m. at 82 Jamaica...

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Mayoral candidate Yancey has education on his mind

August 30, 2013
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Mayoral candidate Yancey has education on his mind

Mayoral candidate Charles Yancey staked his claim to the title of the race’s “education candidate” during a recent hour-long interview at the Gazette’s office. Yancey, currently a city councilor whose district includes part of Jamaica Plain, spent the majority of the interview discussing improving education in the city, saying students are being “short-changed.” He...

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Local musician joins JP Music Festival lineup

August 30, 2013
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Local musician joins JP Music Festival lineup

Merrie Amsterburg, a Jamaica Plain singer-songwriter, won’t be alone as she steps onto the stage Sat., Sept. 7 for the third annual Jamaica Plain Music Festival. Next to her will be her husband Peter Linton. The two met years ago when they played together in a band. Linton now plays guitar and sings back-up...

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Los candidatos quieren mejorar los parques

August 30, 2013
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En un foro sobre los parques el 16 de agosto, la mayoría de los candidatos para alcalde expresaron su deseo para más fondos para los parques y de hacer más eficiente el proceso de conseguir permisos. Alrededor de 300 personas asistieron al foro patrocinado por Boston Park Advocates en Franklin Park Clubhouse. Los candidatos...

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Four-alarm blaze hits JP house

August 30, 2013
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Four-alarm blaze hits JP house

FOREST HILLS—A four-alarm fire ripped through a two-family house at the corner of Asticou Road and South Street on Aug. 17, causing an estimated $350,000 in damage, according to the Boston Fire Department (BFD). The house has two addresses, 306 South St. and 39 Asticou Road. Officials determined that the careless disposal of a...

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Suspect sought in stabbing

August 30, 2013
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The Boston Police Department (BPD) is seeking a suspect for a stabbing that took place Aug. 19 on Heath Street. BPD has released a video that appears to show the suspect chasing the victim after the stabbing. According to BPD, the suspect is described as a white male, 6 feet tall and about 200...

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Candidates talk ways to improve parks

August 30, 2013
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More City funds for parks and streamlining the permitting process were two issues the majority of the Boston mayoral candidates agreed upon during a forum on parks and open spaces Aug. 16. About 300 people attended the forum at the Franklin Park Clubhouse, which was sponsored by the Boston Park Advocates. Mayoral candidates Felix...

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Campaign Cleanup

August 30, 2013
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Campaign Cleanup

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Former JP resident arrested for Minden St. murder

August 30, 2013
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Yerri Perez, a former resident of the Bromley-Heath housing development who now lives in Medford, is being charged with the murder of Edward Villalona on Minden Street earlier this year, according to the Suffolk County District Attorney’s (DA) Office. Perez was arrested Aug. 27 by the Boston Police Department and faces murder and firearm...

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Dems to skip debates, host candidate picnic

August 30, 2013
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With a field of 12 mayoral candidates and 19 city councilor candidates, voters can be hard-pressed to learn information about each candidate through crowded forums. The Wards 11 and 19 Democratic Committees have decided to tackle the issue from different paths. Ward 11 has taken a novel approach to the matter, as it will...

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