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Homeless census a mixed bag

February 14, 2014
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The number of homeless people living on the city’s streets decreased almost 7 percent from a year ago, but the number of people homeless has risen by about 4 percent, according to the City’s 2013 homeless census. The Gazette contacted the Mayor’s Office to see if any Jamaica Plain-specific numbers were available, but it...

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El antiguo director de Main Street culpable del latrocinio

February 14, 2014
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Carlos Schillaci, el anterior director ejecutivo de Hyde/Jackson Square Main Street (HJSMS), se declaró culpable de cuatro cargos del latrocinio el verano pasado, según el portavoz del fiscal del distrito de Suffolk County Jake Wark. Schillaci tendrá tres años de libertad condicional y pagará alrededor de $20.000 en restitución al HJSMS, dijo Wark. Schillaci...

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Vet displays Tuskegee Airmen plane models at VA hospital

February 14, 2014
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Vet displays Tuskegee Airmen plane models at VA hospital

A veteran who lives on the Jamaica Plain/Roxbury border recently had his three large model airplanes, replicas of the P-51 Mustangs he says the Tuskegee Airmen flew in WW IIin World War II, displayed at the Veterans Affairs (VA) Medical Center at 150 S. Huntington Ave. Tuskegee Airmen is the name given to the...

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Mayor reorganizes his cabinet

February 14, 2014
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Mayor reorganizes his cabinet

Mayor Martin Walsh released a plan last month for a reorganization of the cabinets under his leadership, according to a press release. The reorganization includes elevating arts and culture to a cabinet-level position, a pledge Walsh had made during the mayoral race. “Our role as a government is to improve people’s lives, and the...

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Gunshot victim was Hennigan student

February 11, 2014
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A 9-year-old boy who was shot and killed in Mattapan, allegedly by his older brother, was a Hennigan Elementary School student, according to Boston Public Schools spokesperson Brian Ballou. The Hennigan School is located at 200 Heath St. in Jamaica Plain. “Counselors are at the school and are available for any students or staff,”...

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Undelivered mail problems hit part of JP

January 31, 2014
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Several areas of Jamaica Plain have had problems with undelivered mail in recent weeks. St. Rose, Boylston and Jamaica Streets, as well as Robinwood and Spring Park Avenues, have been reportedly affected. Maureen O’Connor, a St. Rose Street resident, said in an email to the Gazette she did not have mail delivered for four...

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Future of neighborhood coordinator unclear

January 31, 2014
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Jullieanne Doherty, Jamaica Plain’s coordinator for the Mayor’s Office of Neighborhood Services, was still grinding away at local issues when the Gazette spoke with her recently, but whether she remains in that position in Mayor Marty Walsh’s new administration is unclear. “I’m here and strong in this capacity for now,” Doherty said in a...

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Plan for White Stadium renovation progressing

January 31, 2014
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Plan for White Stadium renovation progressing

PARKSIDE—The plan to renovate Franklin Park’s White Stadium into a year-round facility appears to be moving forward. Former Mayor Thomas Menino and Boston Scholar Athletes (BSA), a nonprofit founded by construction company magnate John Fish, announced last summer a $45 million renovation plan for White Stadium. The proposal would add a turf field for...

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JP software company moves

January 31, 2014
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Infrared5, a Jamaica Plain company that creates video games and other software, mostly for smartphones and the web, has moved its office to 500 Amory St. “The layout is better for us for what we do,” said Infrared5 owner Rebecca Allen, pointing out that the new office has a closed conference room and other...

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New Hyde Sq. diner opens

January 31, 2014
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New Hyde Sq. diner opens

HYDE SQ.—The Aurum Restaurant, a creative diner with artwork-strewn walls that is located at 377 Centre St., was a dream that turned into reality in six weeks. During that time, general manager Andrea Belanger and owner Matt Virzi developed the concept, aesthetic and menu for the diner, which specializes in calzone-type pies. Sitting in...

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