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JP man guilty of owning, sharing child porn

December 11, 2012
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A Jamaica Plain man will serve a year and a day in state prison after pleading guilty yesterday to owning and sharing child pornography videos, according to the state Attorney General’s Office. Jose Guzman, 42, was arrested at his JP home by State Police on Jan. 31, 2011 after a search found numerous child...

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Developer eyes Goddard House for hotel, housing

December 11, 2012
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S. HUNTINGTON—Tom Donnelly, who was involved with the construction of the new EnVision Hotel, told the Gazette he is interested in developing the now-vacant Goddard House into either an assisted-living facility or another hotel. The EnVision Hotel opened this year at 81 S. Huntington Ave. Donnelly, who is a contractor and developer based in...

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JP Library to get long-planned renovation

December 7, 2012
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SUMNER HILL—After a six-year delay, the Jamaica Plain branch of the Boston Public Library (BPL) is gearing up for the building’s first major renovation since the 1960s. But it’s unclear how large the scope of the renovation might be. “This is a commitment to a full renovation and making a really great...

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Arts programs return to English High

December 7, 2012
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Fifty years after losing its voice, music is returning to English High School with a gala dinner and performance at the school on Dec. 19. After all English High’s arts programs were cut back in the 1960s, new headmaster Ligia Noriega-Murphy has tasked music teacher Eytan Wurman to bring them back. “Some of the...

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Egleston Tree-Lighting

December 7, 2012
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The annual Egleston Holiday Celebration at the Peace Garden on Washington Street Dec. 1 featured a tree-lighting and caroling. Boston Express Multi Services was announced as the winner of Egleston Square Main Street’s decoration contest.

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Hyde/Jackson Trust Fund gives away last of $500K

December 7, 2012
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After 15 years of supporting local nonprofits and businesses, the Hyde/Jackson Square Community Benefits Trust Fund recently gave away the last of its $500,000 and shut down. “We’ve enjoyed a good run,” said trust fund board member David Worrell. “We’ve reached the end of the road. We knew it wouldn’t last forever.” The Trust...

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State drug lab was not accredited

December 7, 2012
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The state drug lab at the heart of the tainted evidence scandal was not accredited, it was revealed during a state legislature hearing on Nov. 28, according to local state Rep. Jeffrey Sánchez. Accreditation is a process where an outside agency certifies an organization as meeting industry standards. The state drug lab scandal involves...

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Thanksgiving Football

December 7, 2012
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VA garage site has early a.m. work

December 7, 2012
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S. HUNTINGTON—New work, some of it in the early morning, is under way at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center garage construction site at 150 S. Huntington Ave., where noise previously has been an issue for neighbors. A large crane was moved to the site on Nov. 26 and delivery of large sections of pre-cast...

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Mini Library

December 7, 2012
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