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Elected officials, residents to mingle at hot dog night

June 23, 2017
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Summer Hot Dog Nights at the South Street housing development are returning with a kickoff celebration launched by local state Rep. Liz Malia and Jamaica Plain City Councilor Matt O’Malley, according to a press release. The event was started as a means of bringing neighbors together and forming community. Elected and public safety officials...

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Q. and A. with homework mentor Mollie Ockene

June 23, 2017
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Mollie Ockene, a senior in high school, recently wrapped up a three-year stint as a homework mentor at the Connolly Branch of the Boston Public Library (BPL). The Gazette conducted a question-and-answer session through email with Ockene to discuss the program and her time as a mentor. (The session has been edited.) Q.: When/why...

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Sights and Sounds, June 23, 2017

June 23, 2017
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues. July 11 for the July 14 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Arts and culture JPAA Spring Members Show, visual art by more than 25 Boston artists featured in Eliot Hall at the Footlight...

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Parkman/Perkins improvement project heads to BCC

June 23, 2017
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The state Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) has submitted its notice of intent to the Boston Conservation Commission (BCC) for its improvement project at the intersection of Francis Parkman Drive and Perkins Street. BCC is expected to review the project during its July 5 meeting. DCR held a meeting in Jamaica Plain on...

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ENGLISH HIGH GRADUATION

June 23, 2017
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ENGLISH HIGH GRADUATION

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JP Pets: Still no decision from DCR on dog park proposal

June 23, 2017
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It has been over two months since state Department of Conservation and Recreation’s (DCR) public comment period ended in response to a proposal for a dog park to be built in Jamaica Plain, and the state agency still has yet to release any sort of decision on the matter. Responding to a resident demand...

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JP Pets: MSPCA-Angell advocates for animals

June 23, 2017
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Jamaica Plain’s local Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals-Angell (MSPCA-Angell) branch has been focused on advocating for public access to animal records. MSPCA was invited to testify in Washington, D.C. as part of a bipartisan briefing regarding the removal of the reports on June 8. The briefing followed the U.S. Department...

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JP Pets: Keeping dogs tick-free and healthy

June 23, 2017
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JP Pets: Keeping dogs tick-free and healthy

With warm weather arriving, owners should monitor their dogs for fleas and ticks to keep them happy and healthy. “Fleas and ticks are more than just a nuisance to pet owners and their pets; they pose a major health threat to the animals if they are not treated right away,” said Yessy Feliz, owner...

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JP Agenda, June 23, 2017

June 23, 2017
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues. July 11 for the July 14 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Meetings JP Problem Properties Committee, first Wednesday of the month, 10:30am, E-13 Police Station Community Room, 3347 Washington St. Info: Liana Poston,...

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Obituary: Leola MacDonald, a former JP resident, dies

June 23, 2017
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Obituary: Leola MacDonald, a former JP resident, dies

Leola M. “Lee” MacDonald, 75, of W. Wareham and formerly of Jamaica Plain, died on June 5 at Tobey Hospital in Wareham after a brief illness.  She was the wife of the late Robert D. MacDonald. Born in Jamaica Plain, she was the daughter of the late Frederick J. and Florence E. (Harding) Morlock....

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