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Firefighter Memorial

April 11, 2014
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101 Brookley Road tweaks continue

April 11, 2014
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STONYBROOK—Plans for a dozen triple-deckers to be erected on a long-vacant lot at 101 Brookley Road are still in development while the developer consults with the community. Yan Schecter, manager of Buildex Real Estate Ventures LLC, the lot’s owner, has already subdivided the large property into 12 parcels and plans to erect a three-family...

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Spring Bikes

April 11, 2014
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Local online venture links community to nonprofits

April 11, 2014
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A Jamaica Plain-based online fundraising platform called Social Seam has been created to link local nonprofits, donors and businesses. “The goal is for Social Seam to become a useful tool for communities,” Jason Baguio, the website creator, said in an email to the Gazette. “That it helps members and supporters of a community to...

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Domino’s pulls out of JP again

April 11, 2014
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Keeping the streak alive, Domino’s has yet again given up a potential Jamaica Plain location. The latest proposal, aimed at opening a Domino’s franchise at 3203-3213 Washington St. in Egleston Square, was originally scheduled to appear before the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council (JPNC) in December before potential franchisee Robert Rivard asked to postpone the...

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Birdwatcher aims to boost Latino interest in hobby

April 11, 2014
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When Isabel Mendez retired, she returned to a hobby she had picked up during college: birdwatching. But she encountered a lack of Spanish-language literature as she researched the study of birds. Mendez is now attempting to rectify that problem through a project that targets the Latino population of the city, including creating Spanish-language literature....

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O’Malley talks Casey, dog parks at town hall

April 11, 2014
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City Councilor Matt O’Malley, who represents and lives in Jamaica Plain, outlined his achievements and plans for the upcoming year in his fourth annual “Town Hall” meeting, held March 26 at Arnold Arborteum. O’Malley said his “best role” in the Casey Overpass demolition and Casey Arborway construction project is to disseminate information and encourage...

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DA gives funds to JP group

April 11, 2014
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DA gives funds to JP group

Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley last month delivered thousands of dollars seized from drug traffickers to a Jamaica Plain organization dedicated to reducing gun violence in Boston. As part of his annual Asset Forfeiture Community Reinvestment Program, Conley visited Citizens for Safety to present staff members with a check for $5,000 earmarked...

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Ecotone Magazine celebrates short story book publication

April 7, 2014
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Doyle’s Café at 3484 Washington St. will host a party to celebrate the publication of “Astoria to Zion: Twenty-Six Stories of Risk and Abandon” from Ecotone Magazine’s First Decade on April 8. Featured storytellers will include award-winning Boston writer Steve Almond, as well as Bill Roorbach, author of “Life Among Giants,” and Matthew Neill...

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Firefighter memorial

March 28, 2014
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