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City adds South St. to street redesign project

July 4, 2014
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The City has heeded Jamaica Plain residents’ concerns and will include South Street in the upcoming street redesign project that will now go from Jackson Square to Forest Hills, according to Rachel Szakmary of the Boston Transportation Department. The City will hold a meeting July 8 at the Kennedy Elementary School on the Hyde...

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Street Spruce-Up

July 4, 2014
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Street Spruce-Up

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JP resident pens self-discovery book

July 4, 2014
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JP resident pens self-discovery book

From a small-mill town to being a Boston Public Schools (BPS) teacher to the life of riches as a real estate developer and restaurateur, Jamaica Plain resident Rob White has led a well-traveled life. But at one point, White looked inside himself and felt spiritually empty. That sparked White on a journey of self-discovery...

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Chief Chat

July 4, 2014
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Chief Chat

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Garden is rooted in community

July 4, 2014
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Garden is rooted in community

JP SOUTH—The St. Rose Street Garden is oriented so strongly toward its neighborhoods, it is a rarity even in the community garden haven that is Jamaica Plain. Located at a bend in the road on St. Rose, it now boasts community concerts, potlucks, gardening workshops—and loads of produce and other plants. “We’re actually a...

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Split verdict in fatal JP shooting case

July 4, 2014
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A Suffolk Superior Court jury on June 26 acquitted a man of murdering Brenda Pawlowski in Jamaica Plain three years ago, but found him guilty of possessing the weapon with which she was killed. A second defendant also charged with killing Pawlowski, Christopher Howard, is still awaiting trial, according to the Suffolk County District...

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Amid bus yard mystery, no one meets with T

July 4, 2014
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Following a local group’s claim that the MBTA intends to sell its Arborway Yard land rather than ever build a planned bus facility, neither they nor elected officials seem to have had recent meetings with the MBTA to discuss the project. Meanwhile, the MBTA repeated previous statements to the Gazette, saying that the agency...

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Baby Delivery

July 4, 2014
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Baby Delivery

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‘Bump-Out’ Curb

July 4, 2014
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‘Bump-Out’ Curb

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Local author publishes social justice kids’ book

July 4, 2014
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Local author publishes social justice kids’ book

Local author Althea Smith released her new all-ages book, “Clashes: Lessons In Class,” where she tackles common social issues, earlier this year. “It started with the premise that children learn very young that there are some people who have and some who do not,” she told the Gazette. She then followed the train of...

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