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Sights and Sounds, Aug. 7, 2015

August 7, 2015
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues., Aug. 25 for the Aug. 28 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Special Events Authors Reading on Tuesday August 11: Melville House mystery authors Catie DiSabato (THE EVENT NETWORK) and Josh Cook (AN EXAGGERATED...

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JP Agenda, Aug. 7, 2015

August 7, 2015
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues., Aug. 25 for the Aug. 28 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Meetings District E-13 Police, monthly police-community relations meeting, first Thursday , 7pm, Police Station, 3347 Washington St.; Latino monthly meeting, Thurs., Sept. 10,...

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Food Pantry Donation

August 7, 2015
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Food Pantry Donation

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Friends of Kelly Rink receives grant

August 7, 2015
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The Friends of Kelly Rink was recently awarded a $2,000 grant from the U.S. Figure Skating organization to attract and inspire a new generation of figure skaters, according to a press release. Kelly Rink, which is owned by the state Department of Conservation and Recreation, is located at 1 Marbury Terrace on the Southwest...

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The Boston Public Market has arrived

August 7, 2015
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By Seth Daniel There no shortage of newness in the Old Town these days, and last Thursday, July 30, City and state officials rang in the newest trend to hit Boston – the Boston Public Market, the nation’s first year-round, locally sourced market. The market is located at 100 Hanover St. at Haymarket Station....

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Editorial: Good riddance, Boston 2024; Welcome, Boston 2030

August 7, 2015
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Boston—with significant JP influence—made history today in establishing a new model of fighting off the crony-capitalist scam that is the Olympics. Next, Boston can make another kind of history by establishing a new model of true urban planning: Mayor Walsh’s Imagine Boston 2030 effort. We specifically expect that planning to address sensible assistance for...

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Letter: Franklin Park – more than just a dead Olympics bid

August 7, 2015
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Though the Olympic 2024 bid caused a great deal of commotion amongst Bostonians this summer, activities in Franklin Park have continued as vibrant and fun as ever. From the Elma Lewis Playhouse in the Park concert series, to Salsa in Franklin Park, to the fourth year of line dancing with Angie Dickerson (a.k.a. Mz....

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USOC ends Boston 2024’s Olympic bid

July 27, 2015
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The United States Olympic Committee has withdrawn Boston 2024’s bid to host the 2024 Summer Olympics, citing the lack of public support, according to a statement released by USOC Chief Executive Officer Scott Blackmun. Franklin Park was slated to host several Olympic events, such as the pentathlon and equestrian events. NoBoston2024, an anti-Olympics protest...

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Washington St. master plan kicks off July 28

July 24, 2015
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The long-awaited master plan for the Washington Street corridor is kicking off on July 28 with an open-house meeting. And the plan’s scope has been expanded to include a stretch of Columbus Avenue as well. The Boston Redevelopment Authority is nicknaming the project “PLAN: JP/ROX.” It will cover the zoning of Washington Street between...

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Roxbury Prep moving to Forest Hills

July 24, 2015
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FOREST HILLS—The Roxbury Preparatory Charter School is coming to Jamaica Plain, as it has signed a two-year lease with Bethel AME Church campus. Bethel will hold a community meeting July 30 to discuss the move to 86 Wachusett St., which is a former church school. Match Community Day School currently resides in that location,...

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