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Day at the Beach

August 31, 2012
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(Courtesy Photo) A group of youths and supervisors from the Boston Centers for Youth & Families Curtis Hall Community Center in JP enjoy at day at the M Street Beach in South Boston on Aug. 17 as part of Save the Harbor/Save the Bay’s annual Kids Beach Bash.

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BRA won’t analyze latest census data

August 31, 2012
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The Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) will not create a local report of the latest U.S. Census data, according to BRA spokesperson Melina Schuler. “Those facts and figures had been recently released,” said Schuler, referring to the 2010 U.S. Census, though that is not the most recent census data. The BRA will not analyze the...

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Motorcycle hits T van; 1 dead

August 31, 2012
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PARKSIDE—A motorcyclist died after running into an MBTA RIDE van at the corner of Park Lane and Walnut Avenue on Aug. 20, according to MBTA spokesperson Joe Pesaturo. The motorcyclist was identified as Juan Feliz, 35, of Boston by the Boston Police Department (BPD). The van contained no passengers at the time and its...

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JP Art

August 31, 2012
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(Image by Barbara Watkins) The painting “Red Boots” by Barbara Watkins is among the works on display in the Jamaica Plain Artists Association 2012 Summer Member Exhibition, showing through Sept. 17 at J.P. Licks. A reception will be held during the First Thursday art event on Sept. 6. See Sights & Sounds listing.

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New charter school opens, others swap spaces

August 31, 2012
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PARKSIDE—A new public charter school, KIPP Boston Middle School, has just opened at 215 Forest Hill St., sharing a building with the Match Charter Public Middle School. The Match Charter Public Middle School has just relocated to 215 Forest Hills St. from 86 Wachusett St., in a building swap with NAtch’s elementary school, which...

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Local nursing homes highly rated

August 31, 2012
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With the Goddard House Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation Center closing, there are three remaining nursing homes in Jamaica Plain. The three nursing homes rank mostly higher than the state average, according to state Executive Office of Health and Human Services website. The Goddard House at 201 S. Huntington Ave., which recently announced it will...

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New plan, same criticism for 161 S. Huntington

August 31, 2012
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Opposition to the 161 S. Huntington Ave. apartment project remains high despite changes made by the developer, Boston Residential Group, after an initial round of public comment on the project. Most of the about 40 attendees who spoke during a community meeting at the Back of the Hill Apartments on Aug. 15 voiced much...

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Good Sportsmanship

August 31, 2012
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(Courtesy Photo) JP resident Sam Steeves (right) of the Boston Astros youth baseball league meets legendary sportswriter Peter Gammon (left) as teammates look on at Fenway Park on Aug. 22. Sponsored by the Foundation to Be Named Later, the event featured Los Angeles Angels star Torii Hunter talking about the challenges he overcame as a young man. The Astros then were guests for the Red Sox-Angels game that night.

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Local councilors differ on redistricting plan

August 31, 2012
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The City Council approved a controversial redistricting plan by a 7-6 vote on Aug. 22, with local councilors splitting on the issue. City Councilor Matt O’Malley, who lives in and represents Jamaica Plain, voted in favor of the plan, saying it creates a “fair map.” At-Large City Councilor Felix Arroyo, a JP resident, said...

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Murder attempt suspect arrested at T station

August 31, 2012
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FOREST HILLS—A man cited for smoking at the Forest Hills T Station on Aug. 16 turned out to be wanted on a charge of assault with intent to murder, according to MBTA Transit Police. Ronaldo Taylor, 39, of Roxbury had an open warrant issued in Chelsea, according to Transit Police. He was approached by...

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