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Basketball Star

March 15, 2013
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S. Huntington ‘vision’ draft presented

March 15, 2013
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By Ryan Deto Special to the Gazette S. HUNTINGTON—The Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) presented a first draft of its “corridor vision” for S. Huntington Avenue to a generally accepting community on Feb. 27 at the Curley K-8 School at 493 Centre St. The BRA is conducting a “corridor study” to assess the future of...

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Budget Protest

March 15, 2013
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Budget Protest

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Faulkner amends clinic closure plans

March 15, 2013
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JAMAICA HILLS—Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital has altered its plan to close its in-patient detox unit in response to the state Department of Public Health’s (DPH) feedback following a public hearing last month. The dedicated unit will still close, but it will be replaced by nine beds in the hospital’s general population instead of...

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JP Music Fest Auction

March 15, 2013
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JP Music Fest Auction

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Police seek T station robber

March 15, 2013
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JACKSON SQ.—MBTA Transit Police are seeking an armed robber who stole a passenger’s iPad computer at gunpoint inside the Jackson Square T Station on March 9. The victim was robbed on the Orange Line platform around 12:50 p.m. The suspect fled in the direction of the Bromley-Heath housing development, according to Transit Police. The...

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Urban farms, JP Loop discussed at forum

March 15, 2013
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HYDE SQ.—Urban agriculture and the defunct Route 48 “JP Loop” bus were two of the many themes touched upon during the third annual State of Our Neighborhood forum on Feb. 26. More than 200 people attended the forum at the Kennedy Elementary School. The Jamaica Plain Forum, the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development Corporation and...

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Gang feud shooting suspect arrested in JP

March 15, 2013
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JACKSON SQ.—A Braintree man arrested in Jamaica Plain on March 8 is charged with two recent shootings that prosecutors claim was triggered by an infamous feud between JP and Roxbury street gangs. Paul Walrond, 22, faces many serious charges, including two counts of assault with intent to murder and unlawful gun possession. He was...

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Council suit gets court date

March 15, 2013
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The Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council’s (JPNC) lawsuit against the Home for Little Wanderers project will have its first day in court on April 10, according to council member and attorney Jeffrey Wiesner. A judge will hear arguments on the defendants’ motion to dismiss the case. The defendants—the City of Boston and the developer Boston...

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School assignment plan approved

March 14, 2013
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By Rebeca Oliveira and John Ruch/Gazette Staff The Boston School Committee voted 6-1 to approve a new home-based, zone-free school choice plan last night. The approved plan does not include walk-zone priority and will take effect in the 2014-2015 school year. The plan does away with zones and uses a child’s address as a...

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