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Jackson Square erupts in violence

November 10, 2017
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Jackson Square erupts in violence

A 16-year-old male teenager was shot and killed on Parker Street on Oct. 31, while the next day the corner of Lamartine and Centre streets erupted with a series of gunshots. According to bpdnews.com, Boston Police Department (BPD) officers responded to the area of 944 Parker St. for a report of shots fired around...

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Battle between Bicon Dental and neighbors continues

November 10, 2017
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FOREST HILLS—The longtime battle between Bicon Dental Implants and its Yale Terrace neighbors is continuing, with local residents complaining—and the City agreeing—that the business was doing construction in the area without the proper permits. Bicon, a 501 Arborway company, has a history of controversial expansions and operations that have drawn neighborhood complaints, City citations,...

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Trolley tour comes to JP on Dec. 2

November 10, 2017
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The “Mayor’s Enchanted Trolley Tour” will be coming to Jamaica Plain on Dec. 2, according to a press release. “Our holiday trolley tour and tree lightings provide some of the best family memories of the year, building community spirit throughout Boston and bringing a little extra joy to residents during the holiday season,” said...

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JPers to help decide mayoral race Nov. 7

October 27, 2017
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Jamaica Plain voters will head to the polls on Nov. 7 to help decide the mayoral race between Mayor Martin Walsh and City Councilor Tito Jackson. But Jackson will need to make up a lot of ground in the closing weeks if he is going make the contest competitive. During the preliminary election, Walsh...

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Roslindale Neighbors: Mural unveiled in Rozzie

October 27, 2017
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Roslindale Neighbors: Mural unveiled in Rozzie

The Mayor’s Office for Immigrant Advancement, in collaboration with the Mayor’s Mural Crew, unveiled the second mural as part of the public art campaign, “To Immigrants With Love,” on Oct. 14 in Roslindale, according to a press release. The unveiling took place outside of Atlas Wine and Liquors, where mural was painted over the...

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Roslindale Neighbors: Drive to create community garden at Healy Field

October 27, 2017
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There is an effort to create a community garden at Healy Field. The Friends of Healy Field group is spearheading a fundraising drive to raise money for the project. The Gazette recently spoke with Gregory Murphy of FOHF about the project. Question: Where did the idea behind creating a community garden at the field...

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Roslindale Neighbors: Check-in with RVMS

October 27, 2017
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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 upcoming Halloween events and figuring out future uses for the Roslindale Substation. RVMS is an independent nonprofit that aims to bring together local volunteers, businesses, and public agencies to strengthen Roslindale...

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Judge hears arguments on motion to dismiss, to rule in coming weeks

October 13, 2017
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Judge Mark Hallal heard arguments on Oct. 4 from both sides on a motion to dismiss a lawsuit over Mordechai Levin’s proposed 3353 Washington St. development and will make a decision within two to three weeks, according to Jonah Rapino, a plaintiff in the case. Lawyers for developer Mordechai Levin and his limited liability...

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JP Kids: Eliot School looks to update and expand building

October 13, 2017
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With an aging building and class size growing, the Eliot School of Fine & Applied Arts is starting a multi-year process to update its facility and expand its footprint. “It’s a long ways out, but we need more space,” said Abigail Norman, director of the Eliot School, which is located at 24 Eliot St....

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JP Kids: City announces BPS investment

October 13, 2017
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The City recently announced the first expenditures of the $1 billion BuildBPS initiative, with a collective $13 million going to Boston Public Schools (BPS) for improvements for the current school year, according to a press release. It is part of the BuildBPS 10-year educational and facilities master plan. The money will be used for...

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