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Jamaica Pond closed due to possible toxic algae

July 24, 2015
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People and pets are banned from the water in Jamaica Pond until further notice by the Boston Public Health Commission, which warns that a toxic algae may be growing there. Swimming, fishing, boating and any other kind of water contact is banned. People and pets also should avoid touching anything along the shore that...

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Baby Baskets

July 24, 2015
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Baby Baskets

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Soda Company Program

July 24, 2015
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Soda Company Program

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JP History: Marking a renewal of the historic JP Branch Library

July 24, 2015
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Two events celebrations are coming—one filled with superheroes and another bringing stories to life—for the renovation of the Jamaica Plain Branch Library building at 12 Sedgwick St., which opened in 1911. The building was the first building specifically built by the City to function as a branch library. An addition was built in 1936...

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JP History: This Week in JP History

July 24, 2015
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The Gazette’s top headlines from this week in JP history:  5 years ago: 2010 “City gets go-ahead for Monument Sq. redesign” The City appeared set to move forward with plans to design a new park at Monument Square following a community meeting of the Centre/South Street Corridor Advisory Group. That plan has stalled for...

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Jamaica Pond closed due to possible toxic algae

July 21, 2015
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People and pets are banned from the water in Jamaica Pond until further notice by the Boston Public Health Commission, which warns that a toxic algae may be growing there. Swimming, fishing, boating and any other kind of water contact is banned. People and pets also should avoid touching anything along the shore that...

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JP gives hostile reception to Olympics

July 3, 2015
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JP gives hostile reception to Olympics

Most attendees at Jamaica Plain’s latest City-sponsored Boston 2024 meeting on June 30 did not welcome the idea of bringing the Olympics to Boston with open arms. Instead, they barraged City officials with concerns ranging from security to the legacy of parks to an unwillingness to listen to the opposition. More than 250 people...

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Franklin Park remains in new Olympic bid

July 3, 2015
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An illustration of a refurbished White Stadium during the proposed Summer Olympics in Boston 2024's "Bid 2.0" draft. (Courtesy Image)

Franklin Park remains a proposed Olympics venue in Boston 2024’s second-draft bid unveiled June 29. The updated plan has two big changes: the removal of a pentathlon swimming pool, and Columbia Road through Dorchester transforming into a kind of parkway. In addition, Boston 2024 told the Gazette it intends to pay for the entire...

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JP Porchfest returns July 11

July 3, 2015
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The Jamaica Plain Porchfest music and arts event returns for its second year on July 11 with nearly 130 bands playing outside local homes—and a bevy of other activities, too. Co-producer Mindy Fried, in a press release, calls the event “a block party on steroids,” adding, “There is so much talent and creativity in...

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Franklin Park se queda en la nueva oferta olímpica

July 3, 2015
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Boston 2024 reveló el segundo borrador de su plan olímpico el 29 de junio y Franklin Park todavía figura como una propuesta sede. El nuevo plan tiene dos cambios grandes: la eliminación de la piscina del pentatlón y la trasformación de Columbia Road en Dorchester en una calle arbolada. Además, Boston 2024 dijo a...

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