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2 face charges in JP store robberies

February 27, 2015
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Two men are in custody and facing charges in two of Jamaica Plain’s recent store robberies, according to the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office. Heath Carson, 35, of Quincy, and Richard Perry, 41, of Taunton, are accused of committing a Jan. 22 hold-up at the Tostado Sandwich Bar at 300 Centre St. in Jackson...

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Man shot, killed on Centre St.

February 27, 2015
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A young man was fatally shot near 891 Centre St. on Feb. 11, according to Boston Police Department (BPD). An officer who was nearby heard the shots, fired around 10:30in the morning, and chased two male suspects. While at least one of the suspects fired at police, the officer did not return fire. With...

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Event celebrates Jamaica Pond, birthday of supporter

February 27, 2015
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First Church in Jamaica Plain, Unitarian Universalist in Monument Square will host an event March 1 to celebrate Jamaica Pond and one of its biggest supporters, Gerry Wright, who is turning 80 years old. Wright is the founder of Friends of Jamaica Pond and the “Olmsted 2022” project, an effort to spur environmental programs...

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Boston 2024 to meet at Franklin Park March 5

February 27, 2015
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A meeting has been scheduled between the Franklin Park Coalition (FPC) and Boston 2024, the private nonprofit heading Boston’s bid to host the 2024 Summer Olympic Games for March 5. Franklin Park is part of Boston 2024’s bid as a suggested venue for equestrian and pentathlon events for the Olympics and Paralympics. According to...

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Giraffe calf dies at zoo

February 27, 2015
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Kali, a 4-month-old giraffe calf born at Zoo New England’s Franklin Park Zoo in October died unexpectedly earlier this month. According to a release, Kali had not exhibited any signs of illness and nothing seemed amiss when the zookeepers completed their shift on Feb. 9. Upon their return to the Giraffe Barn the morning...

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2 face charges in JP store robberies

February 17, 2015
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Two men are in custody and facing charges in two of Jamaica Plain’s recent store robberies, according to the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office. Heath Carson, 35, of Quincy, and Richard Perry, 41, of Taunton, are accused of committing a Jan. 22 hold-up at the Tostado Sandwich Bar at 300 Centre St. in Jackson Square. Carson...

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Olympics organizers to meet with Franklin Park Coalition

February 13, 2015
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A meeting has been scheduled between the Franklin Park Coalition (FPC) and Boston 2024, the private nonprofit heading Boston’s bid to host the 2024 summer Olympic games for March 5. Franklin Park is part of Boston 2024’s bid as a suggested venue for equestrian and pentathlon events for the Olympics and Paralympics. According to a...

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Local officials urge post office not to move

February 13, 2015
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A group of local elected officials is urging the United States Post Office (USPS) and Bulfinch Companies, which owns the building that houses the Jamaica Plain Post Office at 655 Centre St., to resolve lease negotiations and allow the post office to remain at its current location. Meanwhile, USPS is saying it is a...

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Snow Day

February 13, 2015
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Snow Day

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JP Historical Society acquires Curley photo collection

February 13, 2015
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Curley waves to the crowd at a rally during his unsuccessful 1938 campaign for governor. (Photo Courtesy JP Historical Society)

The Jamaica Plain Historical Society (JPHS) recently bought a collection of nearly 1,000 photos of James Michael Curley, the late Boston mayor, Massachusetts governor and U.S. congressman who lived in Jamaica Plain. Born in 1874, Curley became a powerful populist Democrat and led the era of rising Irish-American political influence in Boston. His involvement...

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