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Mail delivery spotty after route cuts

August 12, 2011
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Parts of Jamaica Plain are experiencing irregular mail delivery as a result of a route reshuffling in the United States Postal Service (USPS). Homes in central JP—on Rockview Street, Parley Avenue, Parley Vale, Burr Street, Grovenor Road and St. John Street—are receiving their mail as late as 7 p.m., due to a new mail...

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Doc’s office to become home

August 12, 2011
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MONUMENT SQ.—The recently closed Atreva Health Care doctor’s office at 770 Centre St. will become a private home for former owner Dr. Francisco Trilla’s children, he told the Gazette. Trilla still lives in Jamaica Plain, but now works in California as chief medical officer at a chain of community health centers. He closed Atreva...

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Cop catches escaped bird

August 12, 2011
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A pet bird named Hope who escaped her Jamaica Plain home last month was captured in Hyde Park by a Boston School Police officer. The 3-ounce cockatiel, an Australian bird, was found in Ross Field. That’s four miles away as the crow—er, cockatiel—flies. Hope escaped July 13 while trying to land on the shoulder...

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Serial rapist guilty in ’91 attacks

August 12, 2011
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A serial rapist last month admitted to committing three rapes 20 years ago, including attacks in JP and Jackson Square’s Academy Homes. Jerry Dixon, 38, formerly of Dorchester, pleaded guilty in Suffolk Superior Court to the brutal rapes and was sentenced to three consecutive 10-year prison terms. He has already been in custody for...

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JPNC forms team for Whole Foods deal

August 12, 2011
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The Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council (JPNC) will aim to negotiate some form of community benefits agreement (CBA) with the Whole Foods Market coming to Hyde Square, and on July 26 appointed a five-member team to cut the deal. The team includes JPNC chair Andrea Howley, who said she already has a meeting with Whole...

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Man charged with carjacking

August 12, 2011
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JACKSON SQ.—A Brockton man is facing charges that he carjacked two people at gunpoint after asking to bum a cigarette on July 27 at Centre and Lamartine streets, according to the Boston Police Department (BPD). Orlando Pizzaro, 34, is charged with armed carjacking, assault with intent to murder, unlawful gun possession and possession of...

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SNAP benefits good at farmers market

August 12, 2011
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For the second year in a row, the Community Servings farmers market is this year providing access to fresh produce for low-income families who receive federal food subsidies. The farmers market—which happens every Wednesday from 4 to 7 p.m. at Community Servings’ parking lot at 18 Marbury Terrace—is accepting Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)...

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RED, WHITE AND BLUE

August 12, 2011
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RED, WHITE AND BLUE

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Latino grocer plan is dead; doctors may move in

August 12, 2011
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HYDE SQ.—Plans for a Latino grocery store at 363 Centre St. are dead, and the Beth Israel Deaconess HealthCare (BIDHC) Jamaica Plain doctor’s office is looking to move in instead, according to the property’s owner. The BIDHC move could come by year’s end, according to Richard Thal, executive director of the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood...

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Church must hide crosses for school use

August 12, 2011
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Church must hide crosses for school use

First Baptist Church will have to hide crosses and other religious symbols to avoid violating the Constitution when Bridge Boston Charter School operates in its worship space starting next month. Separation of church and state could mean that First Baptist has to cover a cross-bearing plaque next to its front door and skip any...

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