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Bike Race

June 8, 2012
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(Gazette Photo by Courtney Sacco) A young bicyclist joins in a race at the Bikes Not Bombs Green Roots Festival at the Stony Brook T Station on June 3.

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Daycare, state differ on investigation

June 8, 2012
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By Peter Shanley and John Ruch, Gazette Staff The Arc-En-Ciel Daycare Center and Montessori School and the state child care agency differ on the nature of an investigation into its founding director, Linda Chery-Valentin, and how it might impact the school. Douglas Martin, an attorney for Chery-Valentin, is claiming that the state Department of...

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Man shot, wounded

June 8, 2012
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JACKSON SQ.—A man was shot and wounded on Horan Way on May 26, according to the Boston Police Department (BPD). The unidentified victim was shot multiple times around 1 a.m. at 42 Horan Way in the Bromley-Heath housing development, according to a police report. He was transported to a hospital. The shooters were described...

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Owner of vacant house brought to court

June 8, 2012
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EGLESTON SQ.—The owner of a vacant house at 25 Chilcott Place was taken to housing court by the Inspectional Services Department (ISD), following a police visit that found evidence of squatters inside the house. During the May 21 hearing, the housing court judge ordered the owner of the house, Jamaica Plain resident John Darling,...

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VA hospital builds garage

June 8, 2012
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(Gazette Photo by John Ruch) A sign warns drivers away from the VA medical center garage construction site at 150 S. Huntington Ave. on June 1.

The Veterans Affairs medical center is constructing a five-story, 500-space parking garage on its 150 S. Huntington Ave. campus. Work began in April and will last about a year, according to VA Boston Healthcare System spokesperson Diane Keefe. “The new garage should alleviate the parking congestion on the neighboring streets and traffic back-up onto...

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Mayor hints at library renovation

June 8, 2012
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By Rebeca Oliveira and Peter Shanley, Gazette Staff Mayor Thomas Menino dropped a tantalizing hint about the future of the Jamaica Plain Branch of the Boston Public Library (BPL) at a sit-down lunch with city reporters on May 25. “We’ve had some internal conversations…I don’t want to drop the ball now because I haven’t...

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New Catholic pastor is here to listen

June 8, 2012
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Rev. Carlos Flor, the new pastor of Jamaica Plain’s three Roman Catholic parishes, plans to spend his first year on the job learning about the neighborhood’s needs, he said in a Gazette interview last week. “I am very happy to go there,” said Flor, who started as pastor June 5. He said he will...

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Pride block party slated for June 10

June 8, 2012
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HYDE SQ.—The JP Block Party for Boston Pride Week makes its annual return to Perkins Street on Sun., June 10. A celebration of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community, Pride Week features dozens of events around town, including the downtown Pride Parade on June 9. A co-grand marshal of this year’s parade is the...

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Pond Park may get erosion fixes

June 8, 2012
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The City aims to fix erosion issues around the Pinebank area of Jamaica Pond Park with a project this fall. Pinebank is the high embankment on the north end of the pond. The work would include cleaning a drainage basin on the Pinebank area and regrading paths there and along the park’s ball field,...

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JPNDC marks 35 years of rebuilding JP

June 8, 2012
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(Courtesy Photo) The Brewery complex as it looked in 2010, when renovations were completed.

The Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development Corporation (JPNDC) will celebrate 35 years of working to improve JP with its annual meeting and a barbecue on June 9. With major projects of national significance like the Brewery complex renovation on Amory Street, the rehabilitation of the Blessed Sacrament campus and the multi-stage revitalization of Jackson Square,...

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