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Man guilty in JP murder

April 26, 2013
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A Roslindale man was convicted this week of second-degree murder in the 2011 stabbing death of Jamaica Plain resident Kenneth Soto in the parking lot of the Canary Square 7-Eleven, according to the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office. Hector “Nemo” Soto, 22 and no relation to the victim, faces a mandatory sentence of life...

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Boston Shines cleanup tomorrow

April 26, 2013
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Boston Shines, the City of Boston’s annual cleanup event, will be held Sat., April 27. Organizations and individuals will volunteer to clean up streets, parks and similar areas. In JP, Boston Shines collaborates with a longtime neighborhood cleanup and is one of the most popular local volunteer events.

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350.org Boston branch opens in JP

April 26, 2013
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A Boston branch of the state branch of the environmental activist organization 350.org is making a home in Jamaica Plain. Following an introductory meeting on March 28 at the Nate Smith House at 155 Lamartine St., the Cambridge-based 350 Massachusetts has decided to expand to a second branch in Jamaica Plain. “It would be...

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Health Leader

April 26, 2013
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Task Force to protest condo plan

April 26, 2013
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The Hyde Square Task Force (HSTF) will hold an event at 7:30 p.m. in front of the Blessed Sacrament Church at 365 Centre St. on May 3 to oppose the plan to turn the church building into luxury condos. The Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development Corporation and New Atlantic Development bought the church in 2005....

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Route 39 improvement project to begin

April 26, 2013
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The repeatedly delayed Route 39 bus improvement project is set to begin soon, according to MBTA spokesperson Joe Pesaturo. The project calls for several “bump-out” curb extensions, including at the Perkins Street, Roseway Street and Seaverns Avenue stops. Pesaturo said in an email to the Gazette on April 11 that the project should start...

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Dozens attend church vigil

April 26, 2013
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CENTRAL JP—Dozens of people attended a candlelight vigil on the lawn of First Baptist Church in Jamaica Plain April 17, the first such local vigil in the wake of the Boston Marathon bombing. “It’s a way of helping people know they’re not alone in a time of stress and crisis,” First Baptist Pastor Ashlee...

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JP man learns friend survived near-miss

April 26, 2013
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Like many concerned Jamaica Plain residents, Henry Beguiristain wondered about the safety of his friends running and watching the marathon yesterday. But in his case, the danger was closer than most: his friend, Tim Hare, was mere feet away from the second explosion. Hare, who was uninjured, told the Gazette his eyewitness account. Beguiristain...

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JP Mourns

April 26, 2013
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Red Cross CEO runs marathon, then helps victims

April 26, 2013
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Jarrett Barrios, the chief executive officer of the American Red Cross of Eastern Massachusetts and a Jamaica Plain resident, had his first-ever run of the Boston Marathon halted by the April 15 bombing. Then, despite hurting his leg during the run, he went straight to work with hundreds of other Red Cross volunteers to...

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