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Two men shot, one fatally

July 4, 2014
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Two 24-year-old men were shot—one fatally—on the morning of Sunday June 22 in the area of School and Arcadia streets, according to bpdnews.com. Officers responded to a report of two people shot at about 1:50 a.m. on Sunday June 22 and found two men suffering from gunshot wounds. Both men were transported to Brigham...

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Shattuck child care center dealt crucial blow

July 4, 2014
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FOREST HILLS—The state-subsidized Shattuck Child Care Center was written out of the state budget during Senate and House budget reconciliation talks this week, gutting the center’s hopes for a permanent home. The center currently has one year to find a new home or be shut down. According to Clare Reilly, a member of the...

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Where to watch the Cup in JP

July 4, 2014
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With the soccer World Cup quarter finals currently underway, Jamaica Plain is getting into the swing of watching the soccer matches. Most bars in JP are showing the matches live. A few have added Cup-specific specials to enhance JP’s cheering pleasure. The Haven, 2 Perkins St., 524-2836: halftime “Pint and a Pie” special, $10;...

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Work starts at 57 Wachusett

July 4, 2014
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Work starts at 57 Wachusett

Neighbors and the developer of a controversial residential project proposed at 57 Wachusett St. met June 23, but what happened at the meeting remains unknown. The developer has already started construction at an adjacent lot. Local resident Tess Pope said the developer, Stephen Ballas, has asked attendees not to speak with the press. But,...

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New Mural

July 4, 2014
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New Mural

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Footlight Club fundraising for total renovation

July 4, 2014
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The Footlight Club—America’s oldest community theater— is working on raising up to $186,000 to upgrade its fire alarm and safety systems as part of a massive renovation to its Eliot St. home. Maria Wardwell, Footlight Club board president, told the Gazette that, while the building is safe and has all its safety permits, the...

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Suspect arrested in Arboretum sexual assault

July 4, 2014
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ARBORWAY—A suspect has been arrested in a June 25 sexual assault and robbery at the Arnold Arboretum, according Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office. The suspect, 23-year-old Ashton Davis, was arrested the following day by the Boston Police Department (BPD). Data from a GPS bracelet that Davis was wearing due to another case helped lead...

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Teardown projects return to agenda

July 4, 2014
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Three different controversial plans to tear down existing buildings and replace them with denser development return July 16 to the agenda of the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council’s Zoning Committee. And another teardown project at 213 Lamartine St. goes before the Boston Landmarks Commission on July 8. The teardown projects on the Zoning Committee’s agenda...

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No parklet space found yet

July 4, 2014
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HYDE SQ.—The City still hasn’t found a new location for Jamaica Plain’s parklet, months after it was planned to return. future of JP’s parklet. Boston Transportation Department spokesperson Tracey Ganiatsos told the Gazette that “BTD is still working to find a parklet location in Jamaica Plain.” Due to ongoing utility work on Centre Street...

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Census of 7K Emerald Necklace trees completed

July 4, 2014
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The Emerald Necklace Conservancy (ENC) and its partners have sponsored an extensive census of the Emerald Necklace’s trees as a starting point for a long-term management plan. Co-sponsored by the Arborway Coalition, the ENC, the Friends of Jamaica Pond, the Friends of Olmsted Park Boston and Olmsted 2022, the census surveyed 7,000 trees and...

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