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City to unveil urban farm zoning

June 7, 2013
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Chickens, bees and rooftop gardens may finally find a home in Jamaica Plain. Following community pressure and talks between the Mayor’s Urban Agriculture Working Group (UAWG) and the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA), several community meetings have been scheduled across the city to refine updates to the City’s zoning code to better accommodate urban agriculture....

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Woman killed by train at Stony Brook Station; T running shuttle buses

June 5, 2013
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A woman was struck and killed by an Orange Line train while on the tracks at the Stony Brook T Station around 2:45 p.m. today, according to MBTA Transit Police. The MBTA is running shuttle bus service for all Orange Line stops from Jamaica Plain’s Forest Hill Station to Roxbury’s Ruggles Station while the...

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Obituary: Joyce Perkit, attorney and activist

June 4, 2013
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Obituary: Joyce Perkit, attorney and activist

Jamaica Plain resident Joyce Lynda Perkit passed away on Sun., June 2, 2013 at age 71 after a long and hard-fought battle with breast cancer. She was a brilliant and learned woman who stood up and defended people’s rights and community causes that she thought were vitally important. She was a highly regarded attorney...

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1 dead, 1 wounded in Egleston shooting

June 2, 2013
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EGLESTON SQ.–A woman was killed and a man wounded in a double shooting yesterday afternoon in the heart of Egleston Square at Columbus Avenue and Washington Street, according to the Boston Police Department (BPD). Brianna Bigby, 23, of Boston, was pronounced dead at the scene, according to BPD. The male victim, who police did not...

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Activists to protest police spy center

May 31, 2013
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Civil liberties groups will stage a protest tomorrow, June 1, at Boston Police headquarters against a controversial anti-terrorism intelligence center based there. The protest follows recent articles in the Gazette and DigBoston about how the Boston Regional Intelligence Center (BRIC) overlooked the alleged Boston Marathon bombing mastermind Tamerlan Tsarnaev, but kept secret files on...

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Cause of death unknown in Jamaica Hills body case; may be natural

May 29, 2013
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The cause of death for the body found yesterday in Jamaica Hills is still under investigation and may be natural, according to Boston Police Department (BPD) spokesperson Cheryl Fiandaca. She said the dead person is female. “It appears this may be a sudden death,” Fiandaca told the Gazette, adding, “We are awaiting the [medical...

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BPD: Body found in Jamaica Hills

May 29, 2013
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A body was found on Parkside Drive in Jamaica Hills yesterday, and the Boston Police Department is seeking tips about the death of the “victim,” according to BPD. The body was found outside near a motor vehicle in the area of 7 Parkside Drive, according to BPD. BPD did not identify the dead person in any way,...

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Spy center missed bomb suspect, watched JP peace activists

May 24, 2013
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Spy center missed bomb suspect, watched JP peace activists

A controversial police spy agency overlooked the alleged Boston Marathon bombing mastermind, but kept secret files on local peace activists—possibly including marathon rescue hero Carlos Arredondo. The Boston Regional Intelligence Center (BRIC), an anti-terrorism agency run by the Boston Police Department with state and federal support, was the focus of Congressional scrutiny this month...

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Church owners set deadline in negotiations

May 24, 2013
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The Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development Corporation (JPNDC) and the New Atlantic Development have said that a decision will need to be made within 60 days from May 10 in the negotiations with the Hyde Square Task Force (HSTF) over the possibility of that organization buying the former Blessed Sacrament Church building. “We told them...

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Zoo Hero

May 24, 2013
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