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Pride block party slated for June 9

June 7, 2013
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HYDE SQ.—The Jamaica Plain Block Party for Boston Pride Week will make its annual return to Perkins Street on Sun., June 9. A celebration of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community, Pride Week features dozens of events around town, including the downtown Pride Parade tomorrow, June 8. Co-hosted by Dyke Night Productions, the Jamaica...

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CSMS trash cans missing; replacements on the way

June 7, 2013
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Half a dozen sidewalk trash cans bought by Centre/South Main Streets (CSMS) about five years ago have gone missing after being delivered to the City for installation. While City Department of Public Works (DPW) spokesperson Tim McCarthy could not locate the exact bins purchased by CSMS, he did say that DPW had those same...

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Baseball Champs

June 7, 2013
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No historic review needed on Peter Parley house

June 7, 2013
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PARKSIDE—The partial demolition at 6 Peter Parley Road, which is the former home of the pioneer physician Dr. Marie Zakrzewska, does not fall under Boston Landmarks Commission (BLC) review because the structure is not being completely demolished, according to City officials. BLC automatically reviews total demolitions, but not partial ones, according to City officials....

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JP Music Fest seeking bands through June 10

June 7, 2013
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The annual JP Music Festival is accepting submissions from local musicians who want to join the line-up through Mon., June 10. Slated for Sept. 7 at Jamaica Pond Park, the festival is for local musicians or bands with at least one member who lives or works in Jamaica Plain. For submission info, email jpmusicfestival@gmail.com...

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5 JP artists win state grants

June 7, 2013
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Five Jamaica Plain artists are among the winners of this year’s Massachusetts Cultural Council (MCC) Artist Fellowship Program grants. The state grants, announced May 30, are intended to recognize significant artists and encourage their work. JP winners of the full, unrestricted $7,500 grants include installation artist J. Georgie Friedman and photographers Brian Rosa and...

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Happy 100th

June 7, 2013
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Casey design plans move forward

June 7, 2013
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The state Department of Transportation’s (MassDOT) Casey Arborway project design team has dismissed the notion of an “opening year” variation, while it continues to discuss the possibility of adding off-peak left-hand turns on the Arborway. There is also the possibility of moving the MBTA Forest Hills station’s upper busway by a few feet to...

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JP First Responders: E-13 Community Service Officers multitask in JP

June 7, 2013
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A day in the life of a community service officer (CSO) in the Boston Police Department (BPD) can hold a great many surprises, the Gazette recently learned after sitting down with Officers Carlos Lara, Antonette Ramsay and William Jones of Jamaica Plain’s District E-13 Police Station. From counseling troubled teens during softball practice, to...

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JP First Responders: Firefighter serves up meals at JP firehouse

June 7, 2013
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The Boston firefighters at the Jamaica Plain firehouse at 746 Centre St. have a motto: they rather “eat good than eat out.” Luckily, they have firefighter Jay Sciara manning the grill. The firehouse is headquarters for Division Two and is home to Engine 28 and Tower Ladder 10. Sciara started working in the restaurant...

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