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Garden is rooted in community

July 4, 2014
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Garden is rooted in community

JP SOUTH—The St. Rose Street Garden is oriented so strongly toward its neighborhoods, it is a rarity even in the community garden haven that is Jamaica Plain. Located at a bend in the road on St. Rose, it now boasts community concerts, potlucks, gardening workshops—and loads of produce and other plants. “We’re actually a...

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Split verdict in fatal JP shooting case

July 4, 2014
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A Suffolk Superior Court jury on June 26 acquitted a man of murdering Brenda Pawlowski in Jamaica Plain three years ago, but found him guilty of possessing the weapon with which she was killed. A second defendant also charged with killing Pawlowski, Christopher Howard, is still awaiting trial, according to the Suffolk County District...

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Amid bus yard mystery, no one meets with T

July 4, 2014
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Following a local group’s claim that the MBTA intends to sell its Arborway Yard land rather than ever build a planned bus facility, neither they nor elected officials seem to have had recent meetings with the MBTA to discuss the project. Meanwhile, the MBTA repeated previous statements to the Gazette, saying that the agency...

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Local author publishes social justice kids’ book

July 4, 2014
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Local author publishes social justice kids’ book

Local author Althea Smith released her new all-ages book, “Clashes: Lessons In Class,” where she tackles common social issues, earlier this year. “It started with the premise that children learn very young that there are some people who have and some who do not,” she told the Gazette. She then followed the train of...

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Split Verdict in Fatal JP Shooting

June 26, 2014
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A Suffolk Superior Court jury today acquitted a man of murdering Brenda Pawlowski in Jamaica Plain three years ago, but found him guilty of possessing the weapon with which she was killed. After eight days of testimony and two days of deliberations, jurors found Mattapan resident Larry Pack, 32, not guilty of murder in...

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CPCAY: T plans to sell Arborway Yard

June 20, 2014
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FOREST HILLS—The community organization that helped the MBTA create a long-stalled plan for a new bus yard in Forest Hills has concluded that the T intends to sell the land rather than ever build the facility. Instead, the Community Planning Committee for the Arborway Yard (CPCAY) is calling for the MBTA to stop spending...

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Lantern Festival is cancelled this year

June 20, 2014
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The Forest Hills Cemetery (FHC) will not hold its annual Lantern Festival this summer, a landmark event that it has held for the last 15 years. FHC Assistant Treasurer Janice Stetz told the Gazette that the Cemetery is “reviewing procedures and logistics” and that the festival “may come back next year.” Stetz said she...

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Cancelaron el Festival de Faroles

June 20, 2014
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El Cementerio de Forest Hills (FHC) no tendrá su anual Festival de Faroles este verano, rompiendo una tradición de quince años. El tesorero adjunto Janice Stetz dijo al Gazette que el cementerio está “revisando sus procedimientos y logística” y que el festival “quizás volverá el próximo año”. Stetz dijo que no se sabe cuándo...

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Parklet future is unclear

June 20, 2014
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HDYE SQ.—The future of JP’s parklet, located last year at 349 Centre St., is only getting murkier. Due to ongoing utility work on Centre Street that regularly takes over parking lanes, Boston Transportation Department (BTD) will not be able to install the parklet at its original location outside Old Havana restaurant. Instead, BTD, with...

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JPNC Forest Hills Committee to add members

June 20, 2014
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The Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council (JPNC) is expecting to add community and JPNC members to an ad hoc committee about various Forest Hills developments at its June 24 meeting. Current members include Anne Barrett, Bernie Doherty, Kristy Nardone, Mike O’Connor, Kyle Smith, JPNC Chair Kevin Moloney, Michael Reiskind and Jerry O’Connor as Interim Chair....

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