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Boston 2024 chief: Olympics would boost park

December 19, 2014
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A Boston Olympics would be a “major reinvestment” in Franklin Park and a “catalyst” for improvements to Jamaica Plain, Boston 2024 President Dan O’Connell, told the Gazette during an exclusive interview last week. If JPers disagree, Boston 2024 would find other sites, Dan O’Connell added. But Boston 2024—the private committee planning the local Olympics—will...

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JP students hold Black Lives Matter protest march

December 19, 2014
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JP students hold Black Lives Matter protest march

Hundreds of students from the Margarita Muñiz Academy on Child Street march up Centre Street on the morning of Dec. 16 in a local version of the nationwide protests against police brutality, especially against young African-Americans. Marching from to JP to Roxbury’s Dudley Square, the students chanted, “Hands up, don’t shoot” and “We can’t...

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Jefe de Boston 2024: la Olimpiada restauraría Franklin Park

December 19, 2014
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Las Olimpiadas en Boston significaría una reinversión en Franklin Park y un catalizador para las mejoras de Jamaica Plain, dijo el presidente de Boston 2024 Dan O’Connell al Gazette durante una entrevista exclusiva la semana pasada. Si están en desacuerdo los activistas de JP, Boston 2024 encontraría otros sitios, agregó Dan. Pero Boston 2024—el...

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London park group gives more details on Olympics impact

December 19, 2014
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The friends group for the London park that hosted horse events at the 2012 Summer Olympics recently gave the Gazette more details on the Games’ impact. Franklin Park has been named as a similar horse venue by backers of Boston’s 2024 Olympics bid. As the Gazette previously reported, a large section of the park...

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Franklin Park advocates seek improvements

December 19, 2014
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Franklin Park advocates seek improvements

While supporters and critics of a Boston Olympics debate the Games’ possible impact on Franklin Park, the advocates who care for the park spent Dec. 12 looking at smaller, more immediate concerns. That day, the Franklin Park Coalition (FPC) and the Egleston Square Neighborhood Association held a park walk-through, looking at issues of erosion,...

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JP orchestra nominated for Grammy

December 19, 2014
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The local orchestra A Far Cry has been nominated for a Grammy Award for its first album on its own label. “Dreams & Prayers,” is nominated in the category “Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance.” It marks the first Grammy nomination for the South Street-based chamber orchestra. A Far Cry has 17 members—known as “Criers”—who...

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JP resident wins contest, meets Hillary Clinton

December 19, 2014
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JP resident wins contest, meets Hillary Clinton

Boston Community Leadership Academy (BCLA) student and Jamaica Plain resident Imanie Sampson won a video contest at the Massachusetts Conference for Women on Dec. 4. Among those congratulating her in person were former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Oscar-winning actor Lupita Nyong’o. Sampson, a 17-year-old senior at BCLA, won the conference’s video...

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Park extension coming, community involvement needed

December 19, 2014
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An illustration showing the proposed community garden land donation between Burnett Street and the SWCP. (Courtesy image)

The Southwest Corridor Park (SWCP) is getting ready to expand between Forest Hills and McBride Street thanks to over three years’ worth of work by a dedicated group of neighbors. But the project is at a crucial junction, needing to move into a community-wide committee before work can begin in earnest. Besides providing a...

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Students march on Centre in Black Lives Matter protest

December 16, 2014
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Students march on Centre in Black Lives Matter protest

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JP Olympics protest begins as bid is submitted

December 5, 2014
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A bid to host the 2024 Summer Olympics in Boston, which includes Franklin Park on the venue list, was submitted this week by a private committee that held no community meetings and never notified park advocates. Meanwhile, Jamaica Plain activists began organizing an anti-Olympics protest movement. Boston 2024, the group backing a local Olympics,...

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