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JP Champion

June 20, 2014
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Skate park applies for public/private partnership

June 20, 2014
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Young organizers are forging ahead with a public/private partnership application to upgrade and maintain a skate park on the Southwest Corridor Park (SWCP). Wheels of Steel, an organization founded by Brian Leff, a recent Massachusetts College of Art and Design (MassArt) graduate and JP resident, has spearheaded the transformation of a former disused hockey...

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Courage Award

June 20, 2014
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Courage Award

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St. John’s rectory to get renovation

June 20, 2014
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St. John’s rectory to get renovation

SUMNER HILL—The rectory for St. John’s Episcopal Church, which is located at 24 Alveston St., is slated for a major renovation that will split the 4,000-square-foot house into two units, according to Franklyn Salimbene. St. John’s Episcopal Church is located nearby at 1 Roanoke Ave. One unit will be either sold or leased to...

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Regan League gets Major League grant

June 20, 2014
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The Jamaica Plain Regan Youth League was recently awarded a grant of almost $20,000 from the Baseball Tomorrow Fund (BTF), a joint initiative of Major League Baseball and the MLB Players Association. The grant will support efforts to expand participation in spring, summer and fall baseball and softball programming by providing funding for uniforms...

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Neighborhood 5K

June 20, 2014
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Neighborhood 5K

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Lantern Festival cancelled this year

June 6, 2014
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The Forest Hills Cemetery (FHC) announced it will not hold its annual Lantern Festival this summer, which 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 did...

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Police spies tracked Occupy JP, Whole Foods protests

June 6, 2014
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Police spies tracked Occupy JP, Whole Foods protests

A controversial Boston Police spy agency tracked the local Occupy JP events, Whole Foods Market protests, and a vigil for the suicidal son of acclaimed marathon bombing hero Carlos Arredondo, recently released secret documents reveal. The Boston Regional Intelligence Center (BRIC) documents, dating to 2011, put a new context on the Boston Police’s unprecedented,...

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BRA: Washington St. planning study possible

June 6, 2014
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The Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) might soon conduct a planning study that would encompass the Washington Street corridor between Egleston Square and Forest Hills, according to BRA spokesperson Nick Martin. That section of Washington Street has several proposed projects on the horizon, including a 283-unit apartment project called “The Commons” at 3593-3615 Washington St....

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Connolly Children’s librarian to retire

June 6, 2014
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Connolly Children’s librarian to retire

HYDE PARK—The longtime children’s librarian at the Connolly Branch Library, Laura Foner, will be retiring next month. Foner became a children’s librarian after having her first child and “falling in love with children’s books,” she told the Gazette. “I was doing a lot of reading with him and I was going to the library,...

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