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Prudential Unlimited Realty becomes Sotheby’s

October 10, 2014
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Prudential Unlimited Realty, with offices at 673 Centre St., changed its affiliation to Unlimited Sotheby’s International Realty as of Oct. 1. The change is a result of Prudential Financial selling its Real Estate Division back in 2011. As franchise agreements expire, the franchisees must find new brands. Unlimited’s Prudential license expired on Sept. 30....

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JP’s resident ‘joggler’ runs and juggles

October 10, 2014
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JP’s resident ‘joggler’ runs and juggles

Chances are, if you’ve seen Jeremy Fischer, you remember him. He is Jamaica Plain’s resident ‘joggler’—someone who juggles while jogging. Fischer told the Gazette he has been doing it for years. “The first race I joggled was a 5K in Somerville, and I definitely dropped the balls more than a few times,” he...

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DA: New DNA test fingers twin in 2004 rapes

October 10, 2014
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Cutting-edge DNA testing has allegedly implicated a Dedham man—and excluded his twin brother—as a suspect in a pair of abductions and sexual assaults in 2004 in Jamaica Plain and Mission Hill, the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office said last week. Based on the new evidence, Dwayne McNair, 33, was arraigned Sept. 15 in Suffolk...

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3rd armed robbery reported at pond

October 6, 2014
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Another armed robbery happened near Jamaica Pond on Oct. 4, according to the local District E-13 Police Station. Meanwhile, police arrested two suspects that same day in a Franklin Park armed robbery and indicated they are being looked at suspects in the earlier Jamaica Pond attacks. The latest pond-area robbery was reported as happening on the afternoon...

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Police to hold community meeting about pond robberies

October 2, 2014
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Officers from Jamaica Plain’s District E-13 police station will hold a community meeting tomorrow, Oct. 3, at Jamaica Pond to discuss two recent armed robberies there. The robberies occurred on Sept. 24, but the Boston Police Department did not alert the general public until nearly a week later. The robbers seemed unusually bold and sadistic,...

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Police: Beware of armed robbers at Jamaica Pond

September 30, 2014
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After two armed robberies at Jamaica Pond on Sept. 24, the Boston Police Department is warning residents to be alert for further crimes by the gun- and knife-wielding suspects. The robberies happened in the 11 p.m. hour on the footpath around the pond. The suspects are described as two black Hispanic men in their...

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Taste of JP highlights local eateries on Oct. 2

September 29, 2014
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Jamaica Plain has earned its reputation as a restaurant hotspot—and even the most determined foodie could spend weeks visiting them all. The 19th annual Taste of JP, slated for Thurs., Oct. 2, lets guests sample the offerings of more than 20 local restaurants all in one room. Taste of JP is a major fundraiser...

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Protests target landlord for business rent hikes

September 26, 2014
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Protests target landlord for business rent hikes

EGLESTON SQ.—Protesters joined by City Councilor Tito Jackson took to the streets Sept. 16 to protest rent hikes and evictions they say City Realty Group leveled against seven businesses in Egleston Square, including the popular Pin Bochinche Restaurant. The protest continued into a Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council (JPNC) Zoning Committee meeting the following day,...

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WIT profs create digital Curley House

September 26, 2014
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The digital scan of the Curley House’s exterior, as seen in a Gazette screenshot of the Wentworth Institute of Technology video.

PONDSIDE—The historic Curley House on the Jamaicaway remains closed to the public. But a hologram-style virtual tour is now available, thanks to Wentworth Institute of Technology professors who have scanned the entire building—inside and out—into a computer. The City-owned historic home of legendary Boston politician James Michael Curley at 350 Jamaicaway is currently in...

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JP resident named to Art Commission

September 26, 2014
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JP resident named to Art Commission

Jamaica Plain resident George Fifield, founder and director of Boston Cyberarts, has been named to the Boston Art Commission. Fiefield recently talked to the Gazette about the appointment at the Green Street T Station, where the Boston Cyberarts manages an art gallery. He spoke favorably about the Walsh administration’s new focus on the arts...

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