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JP court has high acquittal rate for OUI cases

November 23, 2012
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The Jamaica Plain-based West Roxbury District Court at 445 Arborway has one of the highest acquittal rates in the state when it comes to jury-waived operating under the influence (OUI) trials, according to a special report commissioned by the state Supreme Judicial Court. The report was commissioned after a Boston Globe investigation found high...

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English High to get new field

November 23, 2012
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The English High School at 144 McBride St. is slated to receive a new turf field that will be ready for the fall 2013 sport season, according to Boston Parks and Recreation Department spokesperson Jacque Goddard. The field, which is used for football, baseball and soccer games, is in such bad shape the school...

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JP resident debuts record label with own album

November 23, 2012
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(Photo Courtesy Rachel Ament) Eli Schwartz.

Eli Schwartz is pulling a little double duty when it comes to the music business. The Jamaica Plain resident is both the co-founder of the new Mountain of Leopards Company and is the musician behind the company’s recently released first album, “Poison Packets.” Mountain of Leopards, which name comes from the Song of Solomon...

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Faulkner received drugs from tainted company; none sick

November 23, 2012
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JAMAICA PLAIN—Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital at 1153 Centre St. in Jamaica Plain received four medications from the New England Compounding Center (NECC) in Framingham, which is at the heart of the meningitis outbreak that has killed at least 30 people. But according to Faulkner spokesperson David Goldberg, only one of those medications was injectable,...

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Protest dolls displayed at 161 S. Huntington site

November 14, 2012
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Protest dolls displayed at 161 S. Huntington site

By Peter Shanley and John Ruch/Gazette Staff S. HUNTINGTON—About 10 dolls adorned with protest signs are arranged around a tree at the Home for Little Wanderers at 161 S. Huntington Ave., an effort carried out by a new Occupy JP-affiliated group called Babies Against Boondoggles, according to an Occupy JP member. The display is...

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Obama, Warren win as JP votes big

November 9, 2012
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The Warren campaign office in Hyde Square on Election Day. (Gazette Photo by Peter Shanley)

There was a large local turnout for the Nov. 6 election with Jamaica Plain residents facing long lines at some polling stations. President Barack Obama won reelection, challenger Elizabeth Warren topped incumbent U.S. Senator Scott Brown, and the state approved medical marijuana. JP residents also saw the beginnings of the 2013 mayoral race. Will...

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Proyecto de Norbert criticado por precios, estacionamiento

November 9, 2012
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Proyecto de Norbert criticado por precios, estacionamiento

HYDE SQ.—El plan para convertir el Norbert School en 21 departamentos comerciales recibió mucha crítica durante una reunión de Boston Redevelopment Authority el 1 de noviembre en el Hennigan School. Asistieron alrededor de 45 personas. El edificio, ubicado en 26 Sunnyside St, es parte del campus de Blessed Sacrament Church. Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development...

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Norbert project criticized for prices, parking

November 9, 2012
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Norbert project criticized for prices, parking

HYDE SQ.—Response was mostly critical of the proposed plan to turn the Norbert School building into 21 market-rate studio and one-bedroom apartments during a Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) meeting Nov. 1 at the Hennigan Elementary School. About 45 people attended the meeting. The Norbert building, which is located at 26 Sunnyside St., is part...

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JP council district retains Forest Hills, loses Woodbourne

November 9, 2012
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The City Council approved by an 11-2 vote on Oct. 31 a redistricting plan that will retain Forest Hills in the Jamaica Plain council district, while also adding Egleston Square and Mission Hill’s Back of the Hill, according to At-Large City Councilor Felix Arroyo. Woodbourne will leave JP’s district under the plan. Woodbourne is...

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English High Sports: Football team winning, but obstacles remain

November 9, 2012
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The English High School football team this year has reversed course from previous woeful seasons, but that doesn’t mean it’s been easy. “We are absolutely on the right track, but there has been challenges. You don’t control what’s on the track,” said Blue and Blue head coach Chris Boswell, whose team was 3-4 when...

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