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JP resident leads Boston Baroque orchestra

December 5, 2014
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JP resident leads Boston Baroque orchestra

Lifelong violinist resident Christina Day Martinson suffered a injury that could have ended her career years ago. Instead, that injury is directly responsible for the Jamaica Plain resident’s current position as concertmaster with the Boston Baroque orchestra. Day Martinson started learning the traditional violin at age 4, despite feeling more connected with baroque music...

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JP nonprofit leader wins fellowship

December 5, 2014
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JP nonprofit leader wins fellowship

Wayne Ysaguirre, the president and CEO of the early-education nonprofit Nurtury and a Jamaica Plain resident, has been awarded a fellowship from the Barr Foundation. It is Ysaguirre’s fourth time being named to the fellowship program since 2005. Formerly known as Associated Early Care and Development, his South End-based organization changed its name this...

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JP activists hold anti-Olympics protest meeting

November 25, 2014
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JP activists held a meeting last night to organize protests against Boston’s 2024 Olympics bid, drawing more than 50 people. The meeting was triggered by Gazette reports that the bid includes Franklin Park, a choice made without public input. It was the city’s first community meeting of any kind about the Olympic bid. An...

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Car lot redevelopment approved

November 21, 2014
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An illustration of the new building planned at Washington and McBride streets. (Courtesy Image)

STONYBROOK—A massive mixed-use development of the former Flanagan & Seaton Motor Car Company on Washington Street was approved by the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) last week. The project at 3521-3529 Washington St. will include a four- to five-story multi-use building at the corner of Washington and McBride streets. The ground floor is planned to...

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JP minister trains Ferguson protesters

November 21, 2014
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JP minister trains Ferguson protesters

A Jamaica Plain minister has been training protesters in non-violent civil disobedience in Ferguson, Mo., in preparation for the grand jury decision on whether to indict the white police officer who killed Michael Brown, an unarmed black youth, three months ago. “I’ve been heartened by a new generation of young leaders… disappointed in our...

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Franklin Park added to Olympics bid without local input

November 21, 2014
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Franklin Park has been added to the venue list for Boston’s 2024 Summer Olympics bid without any public input or notice. The plan—created by a private committee called Boston 2024—proposes building equestrian event facilities in the park, and rebuilding White Stadium to host the pentathlon. While the plan could change, the bidding process begins...

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Aprueban la renovación de lote vacío

November 21, 2014
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STONYBROOK— La renovación de un departamento inmenso multiuso antiguamente de Flanagan & Seaton Motor Car Company en Washington Street fue aprobado por el Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) la semana pasada. El proyecto en 3521-3529 Washington St. incluirá un edificio multiuso de cuatro o cinco pisos en la esquina de las calles Washington y McBride....

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Arsonist now blamed for entire JP fire spree

November 21, 2014
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A Dorchester arsonist currently in federal prison for setting four fires, including one in Jamaica Plain, is now blamed by investigators for an entire nine-blaze arson spree that terrorized JP from 2005 to 2009. That allegedly includes the notorious—and long unsolved—2005 firebombing of Hyde Square’s popular El Oriental de Cuba restaurant, a crime that...

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Casey demo to begin this winter

November 21, 2014
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Demolition and construction on the Casey Arborway project is expected to begin this winter, following the state Department of Transportation’s (MassDOT) vote to approve Barletta Heavy Division Corp.’s bid for the $60 million project. The “Notice To Proceed,” a document that is issued after the contractor’s plan is approved, will likely be issued in...

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JP poet publishes collection

November 21, 2014
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JP poet publishes collection

Jamaica Pond Poets member and Gazette columnist Sandra Storey published her first collection of poems this month. The 114-page book, titled “Every State Has Its Own Light,” welcomes interactive interpretations, Storey said. “I invite people to join the creative process by writing the name of a state, geographical or otherwise, and describing its light...

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