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Split Verdict in Fatal JP Shooting

June 26, 2014
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A Suffolk Superior Court jury today 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. After eight days of testimony and two days of deliberations, jurors found Mattapan resident Larry Pack, 32, not guilty of murder in...

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Two men shot, one fatally

June 24, 2014
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Two 24-year-old men were shot—one fatally—Sunday morning 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 and Women’s Hospital, where one...

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CPCAY: T plans to sell Arborway Yard

June 20, 2014
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FOREST HILLS—The community organization that helped the MBTA create a long-stalled plan for a new bus yard in Forest Hills has concluded that the T intends to sell the land rather than ever build the facility. Instead, the Community Planning Committee for the Arborway Yard (CPCAY) is calling for the MBTA to stop spending...

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Gov. candidates spar at forum

June 20, 2014
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The Democratic candidates for governor gathered at a Jamaica Plain forum for the first time following the state party convention June 14. Although the group was smaller, there were plenty of fireworks, as state Treasurer Steve Grossman and state Attorney General Martha Coakley sparred over campaign finances. About 60 people were at the Curley...

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Gymnastics Champ

June 20, 2014
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Gymnastics Champ

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Lantern Festival is cancelled this year

June 20, 2014
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The Forest Hills Cemetery (FHC) will not hold its annual Lantern Festival this summer, a landmark event that it has held for the last 15 years. FHC Assistant Treasurer Janice Stetz told the Gazette that the Cemetery is “reviewing procedures and logistics” and that the festival “may come back next year.” Stetz said she...

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Cancelaron el Festival de Faroles

June 20, 2014
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El Cementerio de Forest Hills (FHC) no tendrá su anual Festival de Faroles este verano, rompiendo una tradición de quince años. El tesorero adjunto Janice Stetz dijo al Gazette que el cementerio está “revisando sus procedimientos y logística” y que el festival “quizás volverá el próximo año”. Stetz dijo que no se sabe cuándo...

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Groups favor Washington St. study

June 20, 2014
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Some local neighborhood groups appear to be on board for the Boston Redevelopment Authority’s (BRA) potential planning study for the Washington Street Corridor, with one group even calling for the study to be extended to Jackson Square. The BRA announced last month that it might conduct a planning study on Washington Street between Egleston...

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Art initiative for Boylston Street

June 20, 2014
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The Jamaica Plain New Economy Transition (JP NET) and the Boston Beer Company (BBC) are partnering to liven up Boylston Street through an artwork initiative, starting with a contest for murals. The mural contest is part of the Boylston Public Art Corridor initiative, which seeks to create “a public art corridor through Jamaica Plain’s...

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Parklet future is unclear

June 20, 2014
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HDYE SQ.—The future of JP’s parklet, located last year at 349 Centre St., is only getting murkier. Due to ongoing utility work on Centre Street that regularly takes over parking lanes, Boston Transportation Department (BTD) will not be able to install the parklet at its original location outside Old Havana restaurant. Instead, BTD, with...

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