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Detectives investigate larceny at smoke shop

July 17, 2014
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Detectives investigate larceny at smoke shop

Detectives at Jamaica Plain’s District E-13 are investigating a larceny that occurred Sunday July 13 at the Smoke Shop Variety at 666 Centre St., according to bpdnews.com. Responding officers were informed that a suspect had walked behind the counter and stole an undisclosed amount of money from the register while the store employee was...

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Washington/Green project dropped from agenda

July 15, 2014
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The status of a proposed development along Washington and Green streets is unclear, as it was supposed to appear for the second time before the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council’s Zoning Committee on July 16 before being pulled from the agenda. The project is scheduled to appear before the City’s Zoning Boards of Appeals (ZBA)...

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Man shot at Stony Brook T Station

July 7, 2014
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A man was shot around 8 p.m. tonight near the entrance to the Stony Brook T Station, according to MBTA Transit Police. The 23-year-old victim suffered a wound that Transit Police described as apparently non-life-threatening. Transit Police detectives are investigating. Anyone with information can contact the Criminal Investigation Unit at 617-222-1050 or anonymously by texting...

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BLC holds demo delay hearing tomorrow

July 7, 2014
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The Boston Landmarks Commission (BLC) will hold a demolition delay hearing on 213 Lamartine St. tomorrow evening at City Hall, according to the BLC meeting agenda. The plan would demolish the existing two-family house and replace it with a three-unit building. The demolition delay ordinance, which is Article 85 of the zoning code, requires...

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Washington/Green project pulled from Zoning agenda

July 7, 2014
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A revived proposal for a mixed-use redevelopment of properties at 3371-3375 Washington St. and 197-201 Green St. have been withdrawn from the agenda of the July 16 Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council Zoning Committee meeting. The withdrawal came at the request of project attorney Joseph Feaster, according to Zoning Committee chair Dave Baron. Two other...

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City reviewing a reuse for Curley House

July 4, 2014
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City reviewing a reuse for Curley House

PONDSIDE—Stalled plans to revive the long-underused historic home of legendary Boston politician James Michael Curley are getting a second look from Mayor Martin Walsh’s new administration. Richard Dennis, head of a friends group for the 350 Jamaicaway mansion, aims to turn it into a museum and events rental space. “It appears the requested use...

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Local LGBT activist visits Cuba

July 4, 2014
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Local LGBT activist visits Cuba

Local LGBT educator and author Robyn Ochs traveled to Cuba in May as part of that country’s Jornada Contra la Homofobia event, part of the worldwide International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHO). Ochs and spouse Peg Preble, a well-known Jamaica Plain electrician, were part of a 20-strong delegation that received rare travel visas...

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Renovation of White Stadium on hold

July 4, 2014
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PARKSIDE—The renovation of Franklin Park’s White Stadium has been delayed and might even be canceled, according to a mass email from the Franklin Park Coalition (FPC). But the organization that is partnering with the City for the renovation says it remains “excited” for the project and looks forward to moving forward. Former Mayor Thomas...

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La guardería de Shattuck dado un golpe fuerte

July 4, 2014
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FOREST HILLS—Esta semana la guardería subsidiada por el estado, Shattuck Child Care Center, fue excluida del presupuesto estatal durante charlas de reconciliación del presupuesto del Senado y la Cámara. La guardería había esperado tener un sitio permanente, pero tiene que encontrar un nuevo sitio dentro de un año o dejará de existir. Según Clare...

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Business organization opposes chain café

July 4, 2014
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The nonprofit local business organization JP Local First has issued a letter opposing the opening of a U.K.-based coffee franchise on Centre Street. The local Main Streets organization’s board opposes it as well and is actively seeking alternatives. Caffè Nero, similar to Starbucks or Au Bon Pain, is planning on opening its second American...

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