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Sexual abuse alleged at Italian Home in ’80s

March 27, 2015
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The Jamaica Plain-based Italian Home for Children is facing an allegation that its former chief financial officer—George P. Forte Jr.—sexually abused a boy there during the early 1980s. The claim was made last month by lawyer Mitchell Garabedian, a famed advocate of Catholic Church sexual abuse survivors, on behalf of the unnamed alleged victim...

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The return of Dianne Wilkerson

March 27, 2015
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The return of Dianne Wilkerson

Of all of the twists and turns of Boston’s Olympics bid, perhaps the most surprising is the public reappearance of Dianne Wilkerson. JP’s former state senator’s last public activities here were in 2008, when her reelection attempt collapsed with her FBI arrest for taking bribes. After her release from federal prison in 2013, she...

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Alcalde promete arreglar los parques, pero sin dar detalles

March 27, 2015
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Alcalde promete arreglar los parques, pero sin dar detalles

Hablando con periodistas en una mesa redonda el 11 de marzo en el ayuntamiento, el Alcalde Martin Walsh dijo que después de las Olimpiadas, Franklin Park sería renovado de estilo vanguardista en una oportunidad rara. Pero, aunque simpatiza con la gente que tiene preguntas sin respuestas—gente que incluye la coalición de Franklin Park—el alcalde...

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Community Academy dodges closure

March 27, 2015
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The Community Academy school may dodge closure thanks to an updated Boston Public School (BPS) budget proposal created by the school’s community. The small, alternative public high school that serves students who have struggled in traditional classrooms was pegged for closure in a recent BPS plan. At a March 19 BPS budget hearing, BPS...

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JP’s Freedman leaves bike czar job

March 27, 2015
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Nicole Freedman, a Jamaica Plain resident, is leaving her post as director of the City’s Boston Bikes program to take a transportation position with the City of Seattle, according to an email blast from her. Her last day is today, March 27. Freedman, who is a former Olympic cyclist, became the director of the...

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JP groups to host inequality forum

March 27, 2015
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Several neighborhood organizations, including JP Progressives and the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development Corporation (JPNDC), are co-sponsoring a forum on inequality that will take place April 9, according to a press release. The other co-sponsors of the event, which will be moderated by DigBoston news editor and former Gazette columnist Chris Faraone, are Jobs with...

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Mayor echoes Olympic park fix-up promises, but no new details

March 27, 2015
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Mayor echoes Olympic park fix-up promises, but no new details

Mayor Martin Walsh said that a post-Olympics Franklin Park would be renovated to the “state of the art” in a rare fix-up opportunity, speaking to reporters at a March 11 roundtable at City Hall. But, while saying he sympathizes with people who have unanswered questions—which includes the Franklin Park Coalition—the mayor provided no new...

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JP groups win art grants

March 27, 2015
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More than two-dozen JP organizations and institutions supporting arts and culture won grants from the Boston Cultural Council (BCC), totaling over $57,000. The BCC awarded over $303,000 to 137 organizations in total out of 151 applicants. The 26 JP-area local organizations are: 826 Boston, Asian American Resource Workshop, BalletRox, Boston Cyberarts, Castle of Our...

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Digital copy of Loring-Greenough House created

March 27, 2015
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Digital copy of Loring-Greenough House created

MONUMENT SQ.—The Loring-Greenough House has been scanned and digitized into hologram-style 3-D images to document its historic details. The scan was performed by Feldman Land Surveyors, the same company that recently created a similar digital version of the historic Curley House on the Jamaicaway. “The scan is both a preservation tool and will...

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Curley Exhibit

March 27, 2015
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Curley Exhibit

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