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Rockland Trust Arrives

February 27, 2015
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Rockland Trust Arrives

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Franklin Park’s golf course still a treasure, 119 years in

February 27, 2015
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With Franklin Park’s White Stadium and William J. Devine Golf Course potentially hosting Olympic events in 2024—and possibly shuttered to local users for a year or more—the Gazette set out to learn some of the Devine course’s history. The proposed plans for those facilities include hosting various events in a renovated stadium, and temporarily...

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JP resident co-edits compilation by bisexual men

February 27, 2015
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JP resident co-edits compilation by bisexual men

International LGBT activist and JP resident Robyn Ochs has co-edited an anthology documenting the experience of men who are bisexual or identify with the “middle sexualities” between gay and straight. “Both bi erasure and anti-queer sentiment continue to take a toll on folks who identify in the middle sexualities,” Ochs, who identifies as bi,...

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Man shot, killed on Centre St.

February 27, 2015
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A young man was fatally shot near 891 Centre St. on Feb. 11, according to Boston Police Department (BPD). An officer who was nearby heard the shots, fired around 10:30in the morning, and chased two male suspects. While at least one of the suspects fired at police, the officer did not return fire. With...

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Boston 2024 to meet at Franklin Park March 5

February 27, 2015
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A meeting has been scheduled between the Franklin Park Coalition (FPC) and Boston 2024, the private nonprofit heading Boston’s bid to host the 2024 Summer Olympic Games for March 5. Franklin Park is part of Boston 2024’s bid as a suggested venue for equestrian and pentathlon events for the Olympics and Paralympics. According to...

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Giraffe calf dies at zoo

February 27, 2015
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Kali, a 4-month-old giraffe calf born at Zoo New England’s Franklin Park Zoo in October died unexpectedly earlier this month. According to a release, Kali had not exhibited any signs of illness and nothing seemed amiss when the zookeepers completed their shift on Feb. 9. Upon their return to the Giraffe Barn the morning...

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Olympics organizers to meet with Franklin Park Coalition

February 13, 2015
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A meeting has been scheduled between the Franklin Park Coalition (FPC) and Boston 2024, the private nonprofit heading Boston’s bid to host the 2024 summer Olympic games for March 5. Franklin Park is part of Boston 2024’s bid as a suggested venue for equestrian and pentathlon events for the Olympics and Paralympics. According to a...

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JP Historical Society acquires Curley photo collection

February 13, 2015
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Curley waves to the crowd at a rally during his unsuccessful 1938 campaign for governor. (Photo Courtesy JP Historical Society)

The Jamaica Plain Historical Society (JPHS) recently bought a collection of nearly 1,000 photos of James Michael Curley, the late Boston mayor, Massachusetts governor and U.S. congressman who lived in Jamaica Plain. Born in 1874, Curley became a powerful populist Democrat and led the era of rising Irish-American political influence in Boston. His involvement...

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JP officials voice Olympic doubts and questions

February 13, 2015
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Several local elected officials are expressing doubts and calling for more details on Boston’s Olympics bid following the first public meetings hosted by Mayor Martin Walsh and the Boston 2024 bid committee. While the City Council is forming an Olympics subcommittee, it appears JP’s State House leaders will let Boston 2024’s own meetings serve...

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Councilor seeks Olympics vote

February 13, 2015
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City Councilor Josh Zakim last week filed an order for four nonbinding questions about Boston’s 2024 Summer Olympics bid to appear on the Nov. 3 municipal election ballots. The yes-or-no questions would ask whether Boston should host the Games, and if so, whether public money or seizing of private property by eminent domain should...

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