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Massive snowstorm freezes JP

February 9, 2013
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Jamaica Plain awoke this morning to more than 21 inches of snow on the ground after a massive blizzard with winds up to 45 m.p.h. hit the neighborhood yesterday afternoon and overnight. Cars were entombed, most businesses remained closed, and everything was coated in a white glaze of wind-sprayed ice and flakes. The winds...

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Governor bans road travel due to snow

February 8, 2013
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Road travel will be banned in the entire state starting at 4 p.m. today, Gov. Deval Patrick has ordered in the latest response to the major snowstorm under way. A City of Boston parking ban on major streets is already in effect. All MBTA public transit service will shut down at 3:30 p.m. today....

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City declares snow emergency for Friday; schools to close

February 7, 2013
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With a massive winter storm predicted to bring 18 to 24 inches of snow to Boston tomorrow, the City of Boston has declared that a parking ban, a closure of Boston Public Schools and other emergency measures will go into effect Friday. “This is going to be a very serious storm,” said Mayor Thomas...

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JPNC lawsuit battle begins; chair open to settlement

February 5, 2013
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The chair of the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council (JPNC) defended the council’s controversial lawsuit against the 161 S. Huntington Ave. development in a Gazette interview today, while also opening the possibility of a settlement if the developer alters the project. Chair Benjamin Day also revealed that the legal battle began last month with dueling...

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Convicted bank robber arrested in Egleston rapes

February 5, 2013
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EGLESTON SQ.—A convicted bank robber who just got out of prison last year was arrested yesterday and charged with two sexual assaults last weekend on the Roxbury side of Egleston Square. Tikee Jaun Beverly, 37, of Roxbury is facing three charges of rape, according to the Boston Police Department. In the sexual assaults on...

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Police seek suspects in Egleston sexual assaults

February 4, 2013
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EGLESTON SQ.—Police are seeking suspects in two recent, similar sexual assaults where a man lured a woman to an abandoned property on the Roxbury side of Egleston Square. The assaults happened on Feb. 2 and 3 in the 2900 block of Washington Street and the suspect in both cases is a clean-shaven black man...

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Police warn about business break-ins

February 4, 2013
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The following notice was issued by the Boston Police Department: District E-13 detectives are investigating an increase in commercial break-ins and acts of vandalism in the Jamaica Plain and Roxbury neighborhoods. Most of these incidents are occurring during the night hours. In some cases, the perpetrator gained access after cutting the phone lines and...

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Policía advierte sobre robos

February 4, 2013
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Una notificación del Departamento de Policía de Boston: Los detectives del Distrito E-13 han lanzado una investigación con relación a un aumento en robos a los negocios y actos de vandalismo en los vecindarios de Jamaica Plain y Roxbury. La mayoría de dichos incidentes ocurren durante horas de la noche. Más recientemente las bisagras...

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Park addition design options to be presented

February 1, 2013
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State Department of Transportation consultants will present “several options” for the near-acre of land to be added to the Southwest Corridor Park as a result of the Casey Arborway project to the park’s Parkland Management Advisory Committee (PMAC) next week, PMAC President Janet Hunkel told the Gazette. Hunkel also said she has reached out...

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Centre/South Main Streets regains nonprofit status, hires interim director

February 1, 2013
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Jamaica Plain’s Centre/South Main Streets (CSMS), a business promotion organization, has regained its status as a nonprofit corporation and has hired an interim executive director, according to a CSMS board member. CSMS has also reacquired its former office space over City Feed and Supply at 670 Centre St. The organization had moved to shared...

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