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O’Malley to run for reelection

January 16, 2015
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District 6 City Councilor Matt O’Malley, who lives in Jamaica Plain, has told the Gazette he will be running for reelection this year. O’Malley is currently in his second full term, having also served a half term after winning a special election when John Tobin vacated the seat to join Northeastern University. He said...

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Park area clear-cut without input

January 16, 2015
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Park area clear-cut without input

The MBTA cleared the proposed Southwest Corridor Park (SWCP) Greenway Extension of nearly all its trees last month, without input from neighbors working to officially add that area to the SWCP. The MBTA told the Gazette that the clear-cutting was necessary to survey the land for park expansion. Taking advantage of two major developments...

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Hoopz Excellence

January 16, 2015
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Hoopz Excellence

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JP man charged with South End murder

January 16, 2015
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Jamaica Plain resident Johnnie Bonnie was charged last month with first-degree murder and several other offenses for a June 29 South End shooting that killed 17-year-old Evens Archer, according to the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office. Besides the murder charge, Bonnie also faces charges of unlawful possession of a firearm, unlawful possession of ammunition...

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Caribbean Advice

January 16, 2015
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Caribbean Advice

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Bottom Line

January 16, 2015
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Bottom Line

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Nonprofit developers hope to build 40 units on Heath St. parcels

January 16, 2015
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Two nonprofit developers specializing in affordable housing—the Back of the Hill Community Development Corporation (BOTH CDC) and the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development Corporation (JPNDC)—presented a draft plan to develop about 40 housing units in a four-story building on City-owned parcels on Heath Street. The two organizations—which previously co-developed the Back of the Hill housing—...

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Care for Youths

January 16, 2015
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Care for Youths

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JP History: The Boston Public Library in JP

January 16, 2015
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The Connolly Branch—then still called the Boylston Branch—leased 816 square feet for a reading room, shown in this photo. The limestone building on Centre Street opened in 1932. (Photo Courtesy Boston Public Library)

The Boston Public Library (BPL) has been bringing literary joy to Jamaica Plain since 1876, from reading rooms and book depositories, to the first neighborhood branch, to a massive upcoming renovation. The Jamaica Plain Branch began its life in 1876, as a small Reading Room in Curtis Hall at 20 South St., with books...

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JP History: This Week in JP History

January 16, 2015
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The Gazette’s top headlines from this week in JP history: 5 years ago: 2010 “JP man charged with New Year’s hate crime” A Jamaica Plain man, Herbert A. Malloy of Weld Hill St., was charged with a hate crime after allegedly attacking a local lesbian couple for holding hands and kissing on Weld Hill...

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