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BLAZE BEATEN

August 12, 2011
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BLAZE BEATEN

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Invitación

August 12, 2011
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Citas Elex. Llegó el momento de conocer más del Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council (JPNC) que es un grupo de  20 miembros que representan al vecindario en posiciones at large y de distrito. El 5de agisto terminó el proceso de presentación de candidaturas y las elecciones son en  Sept. 24. Sólo interesa ser residente y...

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Redistricting plans call for new U.S. reps.

August 12, 2011
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Proposals from advocacy groups for redrawing federal legislative district—put forward last month as the state legislature finished a series of 13 public hearings on the topic—would have a significant impact on who represents Jamaica Plain in Congress. U.S. Rep. Michael Capuano said in an email that he supports the advocates’ goal of increasing minority...

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No bidders on MBTA parcel

August 12, 2011
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The MBTA came up empty for the second time in its efforts to unload a surplus parcel south of the Forest Hills T Station on Hyde Park Avenue when a July 20 bid deadline came and went with no takers. It is was one of a handful of large parcels that the T has...

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Mozart St. gang members sentenced

August 12, 2011
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Two men involved with Jamaica Plain’s Mozart Street gang were sentenced to prison Aug. 3 for shooting high-powered firearms at a Salisbury shooting range, in violation their probation. Jeffrey Medina and Sherwin Garcia both had previous firearms charges and were on probation last December when they traveled to Salisbury for target practice. They both...

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PATRICK’S DAY

August 12, 2011
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PATRICK’S DAY

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Eyeglass shop eyes Sept. opening

August 12, 2011
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CENTRAL JP—Optical Designs, an eyeglasses company with locations in Needham and Wellesley, is planning to open at 753 Centre St. within the next few weeks. Optical Designs announced through its Twitter page on June 7 its decision to set up shop in Jamaica Plain. Ronnie Friedman, a manager at the Needham Optical Designs, told...

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Top Cop

August 12, 2011
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Top Cop

Burglary Prevention Tips   Burglary can happen to you, anywhere in JP, and summer is favorite time for criminals because of open windows. The local District E-13 Police Station offers the following tips for preventing housebreaks:   Keep all doors and windows locked when no one is at home. Secure air conditioners to window...

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The Pastor and the Bridge

August 12, 2011
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How the Casey Overpass Got Its Name FOREST HILLS—If Monsignor William J. Casey were alive today, he surely would be serving on the “working advisory group” overseeing plans to replace the overpass that bears his name. Casey, who lived from 1872 to 1949, was a fixture of Forest Hills. He was the founding pastor...

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Group wants 2nd Suffolk changes

August 12, 2011
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A proposal from the Massachusetts Black Empowerment for Redistricting would see JP’s 2nd Suffolk state senate district redrawn as part of state and federal redistricting taking place in the wake of the 2010 census. State Sen. Sonia Chang-Díaz, vice chair of the state legislature’s Joint Committee on Redistricting, currently holds that seat. The proposed...

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