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JP resident featured in ACLU report on BPD racial profiling

October 24, 2014
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JP resident featured in ACLU report on BPD racial profiling

The Boston Police Department has a pattern of racial profiling in stop-and-frisk incidents, claims a new report from the state’s American Civil Liberties Union chapter that highlights a Jamaica Plain resident’s experiences. Ivan Richiez, a longtime resident of JP’s South Street Apartments, appears on the front page of the report, titled, “Black, Brown and...

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1 wounded in shooting

October 24, 2014
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HYDE SQ.—An unidentified victim was shot in the leg on the afternoon of Oct. 15 near the Pimentel Market at 340 Centre St. The victim survived and was hospitalized, according to the Boston Police Department. A Roxbury man arrested on gun charges that night in Mozart Park was friends with the victim, the Suffolk...

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Caregiver Walk

October 24, 2014
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Caregiver Walk

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Sen. Chang-Díaz weighs in on ballot questions

October 24, 2014
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Local state Sen. Sonia Chang-Díaz recently spoke with the Gazette about the four ballot questions that Jamaica Plain voters will help decide on Nov. 4, including her support for the ballot question to overturn the state casino law. Question 3 is about repealing the state casino law, which Chang-Díaz voted against at the State...

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O’Malley votes against council pay raise

October 24, 2014
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City Councilor Matt O’Malley voted against a measure giving councilors a $20,000 raise during a meeting Oct. 8. Despite his no vote, the measure passed with a 9-4 tally. “It’s a little disappointing,” O’Malley, who represents most of Jamaica Plain, said in a Gazette interview. “It’s still too high.” City Council President Bill Linehan...

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Mentor Award

October 24, 2014
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Mentor Award

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2 killed in Jamaicaway crash

October 24, 2014
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PONDSIDE—Two women died in a car crash on the Jamaicaway at Perkins Street on Oct. 19. The victims were passengers in a BMW that apparently crossed the center line and struck an oncoming Toyota Camry at around 3 a.m., according to the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office. They were identified only as a 33-year-old...

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Indie bookstore is coming to Green St.

October 24, 2014
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JP CENTER—An independent bookstore created by a Jamaica Plain resident with a background in book publishing is slated to open next month at 5 Green St. Papercuts, JP owned by Kate Layte, a former associate production editor at Little, Brown/Hachette Book Group. The store will carry “a carefully curated selection of new and nearly...

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Sunday Music

October 24, 2014
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Sunday Music

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No timeframe for Arborway crosswalk upgrade

October 24, 2014
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No timeframe for Arborway crosswalk upgrade

ARBORWAY—A local resident is complaining about the state Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) taking its time making upgrades to a crosswalk on the Arborway. Meanwhile, DCR said those upgrades will happen “shortly,” but had no timeframe for when they would happen. The crosswalk in question is on the state-operated Arborway near the Arnold...

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