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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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What Olympic horses meant in other parks

December 5, 2014
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By Rebeca Oliveira and John Ruch/Gazette Staff With Boston’s Olympics committee proposing Franklin Park as a venue for horse events, the Gazette looked at the major impacts equestrian events had in other Olympic parks. The 2012 London Olympics horse events shuttered a public park for a full year. A Friends group later reported that,...

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In Ferguson, JP minister reacts to ‘heartbreaking’ decision

December 5, 2014
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The Jamaica Plain minister training non-violent protesters in Ferguson, Mo., told the Gazette about his strong emotions following a Nov. 24 grand jury decision not to indict police officer Darren Wilson in the shooting of unarmed youth Michael Brown three months ago. “I’m exhausted. It’s heartbreaking. The grand jury actually issued an indictment last...

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Regalos originales en JP

December 5, 2014
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Las compras navideñas de forma local es una buena manera de sostener las pequeñas empresas y de encontrar cosas distintivas que no aparecen en el centro comercial típico. No importa si necesitas un regalo para un motociclista jugador de juegos de mesa o para un anarquista elegante, aquí están unos artículos de regalo especiales...

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Group home permitting status is in dispute

December 5, 2014
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A landlord and City officials differ on whether the proposed group home at 221 Chestnut Ave. needs a zoning variance and community review. It also remains unclear exactly what kind of group home is being proposed, which would affect the permitting, with even its proposed operating organization expressing confusion. Neighbors, meanwhile, have retained a...

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Kelly Rink may open this month

December 5, 2014
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Unlike other state-run ice skating rinks, Kelly Rink at 1 Marbury Terrace has not yet opened. All other Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) rinks opened the day before Thanksgiving. Because it is an outdoor rink and therefore impacted by the weather, DCR spokesperson Bill Hickey told the Gazette, it is more likely that...

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Improv theater opens on South St.

December 5, 2014
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Improv theater opens on South St.

Along with plenty of galleries, orchestras and choruses, Jamaica Plain has added an improv theater to its repertoire. Riot Theater, started by Boston Latin teacher and JP resident Joseph Gels, moved into a shared space with A Far Cry Chamber Orchestra at 146A South St. in August, after several months of brainstorming, Gels told...

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Church seeks school tenant

December 5, 2014
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FOREST HILLS—Bethel AME Church is looking for a new tenant to take over the space at 86 Wachusetts St. after the MATCH Community Day School moves out at the end of the school year, Bethel officials announced at a community meeting last month. Nancy Dickerson, the interim operations officer at Bethel, told the Gazette...

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