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BPS eyes JP school closure and move

March 13, 2015
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BPS eyes JP school closure and move

Citing budget woes, Boston Public Schools (BPS) is calling for closure of the Community Academy at 25 Glen Road at the end of the school year. Another possible change: the Margarita Muñiz Academy at 20 Child St. may be relocated to the building currently occupied by the Rogers Middle School in Hyde Park in...

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Post office running short on time for move decision

March 13, 2015
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With its lease set to expire in less than two months, the Jamaica Plain post office still has no resolution over whether it will move or shrink. “As it stands, we are looking at all the best available opportunities for both our operations in JP and the customers we serve. I will be in...

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Sanctuary restaurant closes

March 13, 2015
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HYDE SQ.—The restaurant Centre Street Sanctuary, which was located at the Blessed Sacrament Church campus at 365 Centre St., has closed, according to owner Adam Rutstein. The restaurant’s last day was March 8. “We ran out of time and we ran out of money,” he said in a Gazette interview. He said Sanctuary was...

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The return of Dianne Wilkerson

March 12, 2015
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The return of Dianne Wilkerson

Of all of the twists and turns of Boston’s Olympics bid, perhaps the most surprising is the public reappearance of Dianne Wilkerson. JP’s former state senator’s last public activities here were in 2008, when her reelection attempt collapsed with her FBI arrest for taking bribes. After her release from federal prison in 2013, she has...

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EHS staffer charged with shooting student

March 6, 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 Tuesday night in a shooting related to drug-dealing, according to Suffolk County District Attorney spokesperson Jake Wark. Shaun Harrison, 55, was working as dean of students at EHS at 144 McBride St. at the...

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Community skeptical of Franklin Park Olympics use

March 6, 2015
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Boston 2024 underwent a barrage of aggressive questioning from community members about its proposed use of Franklin Park as an Olympics venue at a meeting last night, March 5. The majority of the roughly 80 attendees at the Franklin Park Coalition (FPC)-hosted meeting ranged from skeptical to outright hostile about the Olympics plan. Boston...

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2nd suspect charged in Centre St. murder

February 27, 2015
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A second suspect has been charged in the Feb. 11 shooting death of Kenneth Lamour, a 21-year-old Hyde Park resident who was working as a snow-shoveler at 891 Centre St. at the time of his murder. Donte Henley, 24, of South Boston allegedly “called in the hit” on Lamour, according to the Suffolk County...

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Arborway bike plan includes major rotary redesigns

February 27, 2015
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A proposed bicycle-oriented redesign of the Arborway between Murray and Kelley Circles would replace the historic rotaries with modern roundabouts. Created and advertised as a plan to create and improve bicycle facilities on the Arborway, the plan would replace Murray Circle with two smaller, modern roundabouts, replace Kelley Circle with one roundabout, and redirect...

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Pond Snow

February 27, 2015
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Pond Snow

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JP resident appointed to School Committee

February 27, 2015
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JP resident appointed to School Committee

Jamaica Plain resident Miren Uriarte, a University of Massachusetts-Boston professor and active member of the Latino community, was appointed to the Boston School Committee earlier this month, according to a press release. Uriarte replaces JP’s Claudio Martinez, who resigned in December from the School Committee and from the Hyde Square Task Force for personal...

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