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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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Roslindale Neighbors: Check-in with RVMS

May 11, 2018
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The Gazette recently checked-in with Alia Hamada Forrest, executive director of Roslindale Village Main Street (RVMS), about happenings in the district, which include the upcoming start of the farmers market and potential new businesses opening up in the village. RVMS is an independent nonprofit that aims to bring together local volunteers, businesses, and public...

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Abutters raise opposition to City Realty project

April 27, 2018
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A group of abutters are opposing a proposed City Realty project in the Parkside neighborhood, citing in a letter to the developer concerns such as parking and density, and saying that the project does not benefit the community, only City Realty’s financials. A City Realty spokesperson said that City Realty is not interested in...

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Egleston Farmers Market kicks off new season

April 27, 2018
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The Egleston Farmers Market will kick-off its spring/summer season at the Wake Up the Earth Festival on May 5 and will have an official opening on May 12, according to a press release. The market will be open every Saturday during its season at 31 Germania St. from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. According...

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