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Historic JP business’s sign is for sale

January 30, 2015
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Historic JP business’s sign is for sale

Kennedy & Co. Butter and Eggs, a grocer that was a fixture of 20th century Jamaica Plain, is long gone. But its vintage metal store sign has survived as a local artifact in the possession of another iconic local business, J.P. Licks. Now the sign is up for sale, with one local historian hoping...

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2 wounded, 2 arrested in Forest Hills T Station shooting

January 29, 2015
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Two women were wounded–one seriously–by gunfire when a man fired several shots into the Forest Hills T Station on Jan. 26, according to MBTA Transit Police. Two 18-year-old Boston men were later arrested in connection with the shooting, which Transit Police speculate may be gang-related. Witnesses reported seeing man with a handgun exit the 3700...

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Police: 6 shot in Bromley-Heath

January 24, 2015
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Six people were shot in the same incident last night in Jackson Square’s Bromley-Heath public housing development, according to the Boston Police Department. The victims were described only as five men and one woman, all between the ages of 18 and 22. One victim’s injuries were described as life-threatening by BPD, while the others...

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Police seek suspect in store robberies

January 23, 2015
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Police seek suspect in store robberies

Boston police are seeking a man they believe robbed four local stores at gunpoint in recent weeks. The Boston Police Department released security-camera photos of the suspect in a Jan. 16 robbery at the City Feed and Supply store at 66 Boylston St. BPD says detective believe the same man also robbed Metro PCS,...

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Franklin Park stadium, golf course planned as Olympics venues

January 21, 2015
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Franklin Park stadium, golf course planned as Olympics venues

Franklin Park’s White Stadium and William J. Devine Golf Course are proposed as 2024 Boston Olympics venues in bid documents finally revealed today by Boston 2024. The plans include hosting various events in a renovated stadium, and temporarily turning the golf course into a cross-country horse-race course. Based on the work involved and a...

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Olympic meetings: A guide to who’s talking about what

January 21, 2015
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Boston’s bid for the 2024 Summer Olympics is the subject of several upcoming meetings in the next week—both in support and in opposition. But keeping track of who is running which meeting, and what will be discussed, can be confusing. The following guide should help. While the JP-area Franklin Park is proposed as an...

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New York man charged with Jackson Sq. murder

January 21, 2015
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A woman found dead last summer in Jackson Square was a murder victim, according to Boston Police, who arrested a suspect in New York City on Jan. 19. On July 13, 2014, the body of Pippin Roe, 40, of Boston was found in a wooded area next to Urban Edge’s building at 1542 Columbus...

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Police seek suspect in indecent assault at pond

January 20, 2015
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Boston Police are seeking a suspect in an indecent assault yesterday at Jamaica Pond. A woman reported that, while she jogged in the area of the boathouse around 9:30 a.m., a man on a bicycle slapped her on the buttocks. The suspect is described as a black or Hispanic man in his early 20s,...

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Boston Olympics bid chosen; JP impacts a mystery

January 16, 2015
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By Rebeca Oliveira and John Ruch/Gazette Staff A possible Olympic future for Franklin Park and Jamaica Plain is a step closer to reality, as Boston was tapped last week to submit the official U.S. bid for the 2024 Summer Games. That move is drawing cheers, jeers and confusion from local leaders. And with the...

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Dental firm aims to demolish historic house

January 16, 2015
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Dental firm aims to demolish historic house

FOREST HILLS—Bicon Dental Implants, a 501 Arborway business, is planning to demolish a 19th century house at 21 Yale Terrace and replacing it with a parking garage and townhouses, according to documents filed with the Boston Landmarks Commission (BLC). The house at 21 Yale Terrace abuts Bicon’s business. The project was slated to go...

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