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EHS staffer charged with shooting student

March 13, 2015
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An employee of JP’s English High School (EHS) is charged with attempting to murder an EHS student in Roxbury on March 3 in a shooting related to drug-dealing, according to Suffolk County District Attorney spokesperson Jake Wark. Shaun Harrison, 55, was working as “dean of academy” at EHS at 144 McBride St. at the...

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ESMS to host music series

March 13, 2015
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Egleston Square Main Street (ESMS) will host a music series this summer after being one of five Main Street districts receiving a total of $22,500 in grant money, according to a press release. Main Street is a business-promotion organization. The grant money is from the Boston Main Streets Foundation. “We’re very excited about the...

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Concert Time

March 13, 2015
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Concert Time

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JP Reads flash fiction contest begins

March 13, 2015
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JP Reads, the local literary organization, is holding its annual “flash fiction” contest. Entries are due April 6, and the winners will be published in the Gazette. JP Reads stages an annual event series encouraging Jamaica Plain residents to all read and discuss the same book. This year’s book is “The Song of Achilles,”...

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Gallery, store close down; bike shop to expand

March 13, 2015
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The Hallway Gallery and the Room 68 furniture store closed down on Dec. 31. An expansion of the neighboring Ferris Wheels Bike Shop, as well as a marketing firm, are taking over their South Street storefronts. Brent Refsland ran the Hallway at 66a South for six years, and with partner Eric Portnoy, operated Room...

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Wright Stuff

March 13, 2015
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Wright Stuff

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50-52 Montebello won’t mix with bigger project

March 13, 2015
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The proposed development on the 3200 block of Washington Street between Montebello and Iffley roads will not include the properties at 50-52 Montebello Road, as originally suggested by the developers. Instead, the City Department of Neighborhood development (DND) will offer a Request for Proposals (RFP) by the end of the month for renovations of...

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Forbes Fire

March 13, 2015
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Forbes Fire

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Senior Life: Dedicated staff help seniors during record snow

March 13, 2015
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Dedicated personnel for the Springhouse Retirement Community and Ethos helped deliver services to seniors during the recent record snowfall that hit the area. Karen Pollack, spokesperson for the Springhouse Retirement Community on Allandale Street in Jamaica Hills, said that everyday service was “100 percent not affected” because the staff went “above and beyond.” She...

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Senior Life: City plans a senior-friendly future

March 13, 2015
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The City’s Commission on Affairs of the Elderly has recently launched the “Age Friendly Boston” initiative, aimed at making transportation, public meetings and public spaces more accessible and respectful to Boston’s older denizens. It all ties into the City’s coordinated development of improvements for the future Boston of 2030. “Mayor Walsh is committed to...

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