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February 15, 2013
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JP has a hand in puppet comedy videos

February 15, 2013
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Ben Green does not have a drinking problem, no matter what his online comedy videos show. Ben Green can’t have a drinking problem. Ben is a puppet created by Jamaica Plain resident Pam Severns. Puppet Ben Green and his buddy and roommate Eric explore Jamaica Plain’s bars and galleries, celebrate Christmas at the Monument...

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JP rapper creates new music genre

February 15, 2013
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Jamaica Plain resident Devin Ferreira is pushing the boundaries of the music business. The rapper incorporates playing his saxophone in his rap songs, something he believes no one else has ever done. “People have never thought to put together…I used to make beats with the sax, but within the last year, I...

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Snow Cleanup Continues

February 13, 2013
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Snow Cleanup Continues

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Obituary: Ghazi Sami Saba; founded Sami’s falafel restaurants

February 11, 2013
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Obituary: Ghazi Sami Saba; founded Sami’s falafel restaurants

Ghazi Sami “Big Sam” Saba of Dedham, formerly of Roslindale, a visionary who brought healthy Lebanese food and wraps to Boston, passed away on Feb. 6, 2013 after a long battle with cancer. He was 58 years old. Sami was the founder of Sami’s Falafel Truck of the Longwood Medical Area. Sami was the...

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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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