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June 5, 2015
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Park group builds its list of Olympics questions

June 5, 2015
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The Franklin Park Coalition is building its list of questions about the proposed Olympics use of the park, and hopes to meet with Boston 2024 about them soon. Some of those questions came from the FPC’s May 9 annual meeting. “We are creating a list of questions to ask 2024 and will meet with...

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Dog groomer opens on Centre St.

June 5, 2015
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Dog groomer opens on Centre St.

Dog groomers and pet daycare shop Fancy Schmancy opened at 610 Centre Street in mid-April. “My job is literally to shower your pet with love and fun. Nothing could be better,” co-owner Nancy Baxter told the Gazette. Offering both full-service and do-it-yourself dog grooming, as well as retail items like leashes, collars and food,...

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Mayor talks parks, youth jobs at JP coffee hour

June 5, 2015
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Mayor talks parks, youth jobs at JP coffee hour

Boston Mayor Martin Walsh stopped by Jamaica Plain’s Brewer-Burroughs playground on Brewer Street last week on his yearly Community Coffee Hour tour. He spoke briefly to the small crowd about increased funding for city parks, including adding a proposed $20 million to the capital budget and adding another $20 million for park cleaning and...

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Man surrenders on 2003 gun charges

June 5, 2015
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A South Boston man last month turned himself in on 12-year-old gun charges related to a threatening incident near Hyde Square’s Mozart Park. Wellington Matos, 34, was wanted on a warrant for assault with a dangerous weapon and unlawful possession of a firearm and ammo, according to the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office. The...

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DCR: Arborway crosswalk upgrade to begin

June 5, 2015
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ARBORWAY—Long-awaited improvements to a crosswalk on the Arborway should begin at the end of the month, according to the state Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR). The crosswalk is on the state-operated Arborway near the Arnold Arboretum. That stretch of the Arborway is known for high-speed car crashes. A Jamaica Plain resident complained last...

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JP First Responders: Decoding the Boston Police badge

June 5, 2015
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JP First Responders: Decoding the Boston Police badge

A galloping horse and a Bible quote are among the decorations on the Boston Police badge carried by every officer. While most people probably avoid situations where they would see a police badge up-close, there is a lot going on for those who take a look. A giant version is available for view at...

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JP First Responders: JP’s Police Report in 1872

June 5, 2015
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JP First Responders: JP’s Police Report in 1872

In 1872, Jamaica Plain was part of the Town of West Roxbury, and its police station was based in what is now a condo building at 28 Seaverns Ave. According to a police incident log for several months of that year preserved in archives, it appears that police work of the time consisted mostly...

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JP First Responders: Canteen Crew feeds firefighters during blazes

June 5, 2015
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While Boston Fire Department (BFD) firefighters are out battling the flames, the all-volunteer Canteen Crew are right behind them, making sure they stay hydrated and fed. The Boston Sparks Association, a private nonprofit that also operates the Boston Fire Museum on Congress Street, supports not only BFD, but also firefighters in neighboring cities, eight-year...

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JP First Responders: Program brings teens and cops together

June 5, 2015
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JP First Responders: Program brings teens and cops together

A long-running program to bring teens and police officers together—including in Jamaica Plain—aims to expand its offerings, according to a recent announcement at Boston Police headquarters. Since 1992, Roxbury-based Center for Teen Empowerment has worked with BPD on events where teens and police can meet face-to-face and learn about each other. Those events include...

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