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Hoopz Excellence

January 16, 2015
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JP man charged with South End murder

January 16, 2015
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Jamaica Plain resident Johnnie Bonnie was charged last month with first-degree murder and several other offenses for a June 29 South End shooting that killed 17-year-old Evens Archer, according to the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office. Besides the murder charge, Bonnie also faces charges of unlawful possession of a firearm, unlawful possession of ammunition...

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Caribbean Advice

January 16, 2015
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Bottom Line

January 16, 2015
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Bottom Line

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Nonprofit developers hope to build 40 units on Heath St. parcels

January 16, 2015
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Two nonprofit developers specializing in affordable housing—the Back of the Hill Community Development Corporation (BOTH CDC) and the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development Corporation (JPNDC)—presented a draft plan to develop about 40 housing units in a four-story building on City-owned parcels on Heath Street. The two organizations—which previously co-developed the Back of the Hill housing—...

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Care for Youths

January 16, 2015
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JP History: The Boston Public Library in JP

January 16, 2015
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The Connolly Branch—then still called the Boylston Branch—leased 816 square feet for a reading room, shown in this photo. The limestone building on Centre Street opened in 1932. (Photo Courtesy Boston Public Library)

The Boston Public Library (BPL) has been bringing literary joy to Jamaica Plain since 1876, from reading rooms and book depositories, to the first neighborhood branch, to a massive upcoming renovation. The Jamaica Plain Branch began its life in 1876, as a small Reading Room in Curtis Hall at 20 South St., with books...

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JP History: This Week in JP History

January 16, 2015
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The Gazette’s top headlines from this week in JP history: 5 years ago: 2010 “JP man charged with New Year’s hate crime” A Jamaica Plain man, Herbert A. Malloy of Weld Hill St., was charged with a hate crime after allegedly attacking a local lesbian couple for holding hands and kissing on Weld Hill...

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Green energy firm to pay $4m settlement

January 16, 2015
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Utility company Just Energy, who tried to sign up Jamaica Plain customers in 2010, has agreed to pay $4 million to settle allegations of deceptive marketing. Attorney General Martha Coakley announced last week that Just Energy will pay a total of $4 million, including $3.8 million to an independent trust fund for purposes of...

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DCR to study bike lanes in parkway system

January 16, 2015
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The state Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) announced last month that it will review its parkway system to find locations where bike lanes and improvements could be installed, according to a press release. DCR parkways in Jamaica Plain include the Jamaicaway and the Arborway. Bike lanes were installed and then removed on the...

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