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JPNC supports Green Line extension

July 4, 2014
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The Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council (JPNC) voted during its meeting last month to support the proposal to extend the Green Line to Hyde Square, according to JPNC member Michael Reiskind. But the MBTA said now is not the time to do such a proposal. “The MBTA is pleased that the neighborhood would like to...

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City adds South St. to street redesign project

July 4, 2014
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The City has heeded Jamaica Plain residents’ concerns and will include South Street in the upcoming street redesign project that will now go from Jackson Square to Forest Hills, according to Rachel Szakmary of the Boston Transportation Department. The City will hold a meeting July 8 at the Kennedy Elementary School on the Hyde...

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JP resident pens self-discovery book

July 4, 2014
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JP resident pens self-discovery book

From a small-mill town to being a Boston Public Schools (BPS) teacher to the life of riches as a real estate developer and restaurateur, Jamaica Plain resident Rob White has led a well-traveled life. But at one point, White looked inside himself and felt spiritually empty. That sparked White on a journey of self-discovery...

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‘Bump-Out’ Curb

July 4, 2014
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‘Bump-Out’ Curb

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Suspect arrested in sexual assault at Arboretum

June 27, 2014
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A suspect has been arrested in a sexual assault that happened at the Arnold Arboretum on Wednesday, according to the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office. The suspect, 23-year-old Ashton Davis, was arrested last night by the Boston Police Department (BPD). Data from a GPS bracelet that Davis was wearing due to another case helped...

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Two men shot, one fatally

June 24, 2014
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Two 24-year-old men were shot—one fatally—Sunday morning in the area of School and Arcadia streets, according to bpdnews.com. Officers responded to a report of two people shot at about 1:50 a.m. on Sunday June 22 and found two men suffering from gunshot wounds. Both men were transported to Brigham and Women’s Hospital, where one...

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Gov. candidates spar at forum

June 20, 2014
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The Democratic candidates for governor gathered at a Jamaica Plain forum for the first time following the state party convention June 14. Although the group was smaller, there were plenty of fireworks, as state Treasurer Steve Grossman and state Attorney General Martha Coakley sparred over campaign finances. About 60 people were at the Curley...

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Groups favor Washington St. study

June 20, 2014
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Some local neighborhood groups appear to be on board for the Boston Redevelopment Authority’s (BRA) potential planning study for the Washington Street Corridor, with one group even calling for the study to be extended to Jackson Square. The BRA announced last month that it might conduct a planning study on Washington Street between Egleston...

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Art initiative for Boylston Street

June 20, 2014
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The Jamaica Plain New Economy Transition (JP NET) and the Boston Beer Company (BBC) are partnering to liven up Boylston Street through an artwork initiative, starting with a contest for murals. The mural contest is part of the Boylston Public Art Corridor initiative, which seeks to create “a public art corridor through Jamaica Plain’s...

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Hyde Park Ave. project to shrink

June 20, 2014
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Developer Fred Starikov of City Realty Group said he has heeded to neighbors’ concerns, reducing a proposed four-story project at 38-42 Hyde Park Ave. to three stories. Starikov had originally proposed demolishing the existing structure and replacing it with a four-story building. The first floor would have commercial space towards the front facing Hyde...

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