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Horizons for Homeless Children names new chief

January 17, 2014
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Horizons for Homeless Children names new chief

Horizons for Homeless Children announced the appointment of Dianne Luby as its new president and chief executive officer last month. Luby had been serving as interim CEO of the organization, dedicated to improving the lives of homeless children and their families, since August. “With homelessness on the rise, Horizons’ excellence in early education and...

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Student population in JP spikes

January 17, 2014
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Jamaica Plain’s student population has dramatically increased since 2011 according to an annual census, with the number of graduate students almost doubling in that time. JP’s student residents used to be evenly split between graduates and undergraduates, though that is no longer the case. Graduate students now dominate JP with 1,053 students to 622...

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Centre St. lane closed for repairs

January 15, 2014
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The right lane on southbound Centre Street between Allendale Street and the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Parkway will be closed by the Department of of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) for repairs until further notice. The Faulkner Hospital side of the road, including the bike lane and sidewalk, will be closed due to debris...

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Parking ban, other snow emergency information available online

January 2, 2014
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The City’s website will continue to post snow emergency updates, including parking bans, trash and recycling scheduling and library and community center hours. A snow emergency parking ban went into effect at noon today. Boston Public Schools will be closed tomorrow. For a complete list of the parking ban and other information, see cityofboston.gov.

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First Thursday postponed

January 2, 2014
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JP Centre/South Main Streets neighborhood gallery walk, “First Thursday,” has been postponed until next week due to the snow. Originally scheduled for 6 to 8 p.m. tonight, the event will take place Jan. 9 instead, according to an email sent out today by JP Centre/South Main Streets.

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Pedestrian killed in Egleston Square

December 26, 2013
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A pedestrian died on Christmas Eve after being hit by a car in Egleston Square. Just after 8 p.m. on Tues., Dec. 24, a woman was hit near Amory Street and Columbus Avenue and taken to Brigham and Women’s Hospital, where she was later pronounced dead. Boston Police (BPD) is still investigating the incident....

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Gov. candidates make their pitches in JP

December 20, 2013
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Three Democratic hopefuls to win the Governor’s Office next year spoke and answered questions at a Dec. 4 forum staged at Doyle’s Café by local progressive organizations. Joe Avellone, Donald Berwick and Juliette Kayyem took turns speaking and answering questions at the forum organized by JP Progressives and Jamaica Plain Forum. Avellone, an executive...

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JP reflects on Menino’s legacy

December 20, 2013
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JP reflects on Menino’s legacy

By Rebeca Oliveira and Peter Shanley/Gazette Staff When Mayor Thomas Menino leaves office on Jan. 6, he will leave more behind than just his office. His 20 years as mayor have left indelible memories in the hearts of his constituents. Some JP residents shared their thoughts with the Gazette last week. Howard Leibowitz, former Menino...

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Councilor gets district number tattooed on arm

December 20, 2013
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Councilor gets district number tattooed on arm

City Councilor Matt O’Malley decided to mark his dedication to District 6 permanently with a bicep tattoo of the number 6. “I wanted to commemorate the fact that I live in and represent the best place on Earth,” said O’Malley, a Jamaica Plain resident whose District 6 covers most of the neighborhood. “I’ve gotten...

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Candidatos a gobernador en JP

December 20, 2013
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Tres candidatos democráticos a gobernador hablaron y contestaron preguntas el 4 de diciembre en Doyle’s Café en un foro presentado por unas organizaciones locales progresistas. Joe Avellone, Donald Berwick y Juliette Kayyem hablaron en el foro organizado por JP Progressives y Jamaica Plain Forum. Avellone, un ejecutivo de PAREXEL International, una compañía global de...

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