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Veterans Day

November 23, 2012
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Court orders retrial in gang murder

November 23, 2012
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The state’s highest court has ordered a new trial for a Jamaica Plain street gang member previously convicted of murder in an infamous 2006 mistaken-identity killing. Lamory S. “Lawz” Gray of 934 Parker St. in the Bromley-Heath housing development was a member of the Heath Street gang. In 2009, he was convicted of first-degree...

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English High to get new field

November 23, 2012
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The English High School at 144 McBride St. is slated to receive a new turf field that will be ready for the fall 2013 sport season, according to Boston Parks and Recreation Department spokesperson Jacque Goddard. The field, which is used for football, baseball and soccer games, is in such bad shape the school...

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JP resident debuts record label with own album

November 23, 2012
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Eli Schwartz is pulling a little double duty when it comes to the music business. The Jamaica Plain resident is both the co-founder of the new Mountain of Leopards Company and is the musician behind the company’s recently released first album, “Poison Packets.” Mountain of Leopards, which name comes from the Song of Solomon...

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Faulkner received drugs from tainted company; none sick

November 23, 2012
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JAMAICA PLAIN—Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital at 1153 Centre St. in Jamaica Plain received four medications from the New England Compounding Center (NECC) in Framingham, which is at the heart of the meningitis outbreak that has killed at least 30 people. But according to Faulkner spokesperson David Goldberg, only one of those medications was injectable,...

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Food, heating help requests skyrocket

November 21, 2012
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Fuel assistance and food bank referrals at Action for Boston Community Development’s (ABCD) offices, including Jamaica Plain APAC, are at an “all-time high,” and the anti-poverty nonprofit has launched a “Winter Emergency Campaign” in response. ABCD is seeking donations of all kinds, such as new winter clothing, blankets and non-perishable food, for an expected...

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Gift drive moves from S. Huntington site

November 21, 2012
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The Home for Little Wanderers is holding its annual Big Wishes gift drive again this season, starting Nov. 26. But it is alerting generous Jamaica Plain residents that its recently closed 161 S. Huntington Ave. location and its traditional “Toy Room” is no longer a drop-off spot. Instead, a new “Toy Room” drop-off will...

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State makes Casey MEPA filing

November 21, 2012
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The state filed a required Massachusetts Environmental Policy Act (MEPA) Office report this month for the Casey Overpass replacement project that identifies no major environmental impacts. The MEPA filing was required as part of the Casey Overpass demolition and ensuing redevelopment of the surrounding area. Such filings are required for nearly all road works...

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Crane, early deliveries heading to VA garage site

November 20, 2012
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S. HUNTINGTON—A large crane will be moved to the Veterans Affairs Medical Center garage construction site at 150 S. Huntington Ave. on Mon., Nov. 26. Delivery of large sections of pre-cast concrete, some of which must happen in the 5-7 a.m. hour, will begin Nov. 28 and run through Dec. 21, the VA said...

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JPNC seeks new members

November 20, 2012
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The Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council (JPNC) has five vacant seats and is welcoming any nominees interested in joining the council to attend its Nov. 27 meeting, according to chair Ben Day. The JPNC is an elected 20-member community organization that advises City government about local issues. It reviews zoning and licensing requests and serves...

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