JP First Responders: Decoding the Boston Police badge

June 6, 2014
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JP First Responders: Decoding the Boston Police badge

A galloping horse and a Bible quote are among the decorations on the Boston Police badge carried by every officer. While most people probably avoid situations where they would see a police badge up-close, there is a lot going on for those who take a look. A giant version is available for view at...

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On the Police Beat, May 20-June 1, 2014

June 6, 2014
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The following police incident reports are public records provided by the Community Service Office of the District E-13 Police Station, which is solely responsible for their content. All suspects are innocent unless proven guilty in court. June 1: Assault and battery, 230 South St.; assault and battery, 3 Boylston Place; larceny from vehicle, 92...

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Invitacion, June 6, 2014

June 6, 2014
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El plazo para la lista de eventos es el 17 de junio al mediodía para la publicación del 20 de junio. Mande a reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Atención: Marca el 617 antes de los números que salen abajo. Reuniones JPNC Zoning Committee, miércoles, 18 junio, 7pm, Farnsworth House, 90 South St., agenda incluye 66 Wyman Street (renovación...

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Author to read, sing from ’80s music novel

June 6, 2014
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Author to read, sing from ’80s music novel

Former Jamaica Plain resident Terry Kitchen will return to JP to read from his novel, “Next Big Thing,” set in the 1980s Boston music scene, on June 12. The novel tells the story of Mark Zodiac, a songwriter who moves to Boston from L.A. with his bandmates with the goal of landing a major...

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Good Samaritans

June 6, 2014
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Good Samaritans

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Law Day

June 6, 2014
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Law Day

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Editorial: Another BRIC in the wall

June 6, 2014
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The latest revelations about Boston Police spying in Jamaica Plain are many, but they can be summed up easily: daily, even hourly, violations of the Constitution by a spy center with more tax money than sense. It’s easy to laugh at the Boston Regional Intelligence Center’s obsession with supermarket protesters. But it’s not funny...

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Editorial: Thanks to longtime leaders

June 6, 2014
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Two of JP’s great neighborhood leaders will retire this month. Both are the sorts of leaders whose name you may never have heard, but whose work has touched your JP life. Laura Foner, the children’s librarian at Hyde Square’s Connolly Branch Library, has helped educate and delight generations of kids—English-speaking and Spanish-speaking—with outstanding programs....

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Letter: Join Hyde Square’s 5K run/walk

June 6, 2014
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Our teens defy the odds. While obesity and diabetes rates skyrocket in Latino and African-American populations, the Hyde Square Task Force Rookie Runners, ninth-graders in Boston Public Schools, lace up their running sneakers and hit the pavement to promote healthy urban living. For the past three years, the Hyde Square Task Force Rookie Runners...

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JP Whole Foods debate cited in ethics textbook

June 6, 2014
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The Jamaica Plain Whole Foods Market, whose 2011 move into Hyde Square sparked debate about gentrification, is cited as a mini case study in a new business ethics textbook. The 10th edition of “Business Ethics: Ethical Decision Making and Cases,” published in January, gives the Whole Foods debate as an example of how “the...

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Whole Foods de JP en libro educativo sobre la ética

June 6, 2014
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Whole Foods Market en Jamaica Plain, cuya llegada a Hyde Square en 2011, provocó un debate sobre el aburguesamiento, es citado en un pequeño estudio de caso en un nuevo libro educativo sobre la ética empresarial. Le décima edición de “Business Ethics: Ethical Decision Making and Cases”, publicada en enero, presenta el debate sobre...

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Baby Basics

June 6, 2014
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Baby Basics

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Police spies tracked Occupy JP, Whole Foods protests

June 3, 2014
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A controversial Boston Police spy agency tracked the local Occupy JP events, Whole Foods Market protests, and a vigil for the suicidal son of acclaimed marathon bombing hero Carlos Arredondo, recently released secret documents reveal. The Boston Regional Intelligence Center (BRIC) documents, dating to 2011, put a new context on the Boston Police’s unprecedented,...

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400 fish die in Jamaica Pond

May 30, 2014
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About 400 dead fish washed ashore in Jamaica Pond over the Memorial Day weekend, a massive die-off apparently caused by warmer temperatures, according to the Boston Parks Department. The fish were mostly perch that had just been placed in the pond in April as part of an annual state fish-stocking program, according to Parks Department...

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DND Heath St. parcels meeting scheduled for June 5

May 30, 2014
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Following an April 30 Department of Neighborhood Development (DND) meeting where residents told the City that they want affordable housing on 10 vacant parcels on Bromley, New Heath and Parker streets, DND has scheduled a follow-up meeting on June 5 to tour the site and discuss possible models. The meeting is scheduled for 6:30...

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Walsh backs off call for Casey review

May 23, 2014
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Walsh backs off call for Casey review

Mayor Martin Walsh backed off a campaign statement calling for the state to reconsider the Casey Arborway project when pressed by activists at a Jamaica Plain community coffee hour on May 13. During his mayoral campaign last year, Walsh issued a statement saying, “I am calling on MassDOT to fairly evaluate the option of...

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Yancey opposes bus yard move

May 23, 2014
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City Councilor Charles Yancey came out in opposition of a proposed plan to relocate the proposed permanent Arborway bus yard facility to American Legion Highway, in his district, at a May 14 community meeting. Earlier this year, JP resident Allan Ihrer proposed that the long-delayed and still-funded future MBTA bus maintenance yard be built...

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JP Shines

May 23, 2014
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JP Shines

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Gov. candidates answer JP questions

May 23, 2014
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The state Democratic Convention is around the corner on June 14, where the five Democratic candidates for governor will fight to garner the 15 percent of delegate votes needed for a spot on the primary ballot. The Gazette recently checked in with the five candidates—Joe Avellone, Don Berwick, state Attorney General Martha Coakley, state...

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NACA ahora en 225 Centre St.

May 23, 2014
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De Rebeca Oliveira and Peter Shanley/Gazette Staff JACKSON SQ.— Neighborhood Assistance Corporation of America (NACA), una organización sin fines de lucro que ha sido desplazado de su larga estancia en Washington Street, va a ser el primer inquilino comercial en el edificio multiuso recién construido en 225 Centre Street. NACA es una organización de...

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Neighbors want BRA to review 101 Brookley

May 23, 2014
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Neighbors want BRA to review 101 Brookley

STONYBROOK—The process to create a dozen triple-deckers on a long-vacant lot at 101 Brookley Road are being questioned by the Stonybrook Neighborhhod Association (SNA). Yan Schecter, manager of Buildex Real Estate Ventures LLC, the lot’s owner, has already subdivided the large property into 12 parcels and plans to erect a three-family building on each...

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JP is officially beetle-free

May 23, 2014
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The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) announced on May 12 that the Asian longhorned beetle (ALB) has been eradicated from Jamaica Plain. The tree-killing insects, an invasive species, were first identified in Boston in 2010, in six trees at Faulkner Hospital, just across the street from the...

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JPNC creates Forest Hills committee

May 23, 2014
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The Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council (JPNC) voted to create an ad hoc committee about various developments proposed and already underway for the Forest Hills area at its April 29 meeting. “The idea is to take into account the multitude of construction projects already approved, some en route, some already started” and have a unified...

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Gazette founder to be named JP ‘champion’

May 23, 2014
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Sandra Storey, who founded the Gazette and now writes its “JP Observer” column, will be named ESAC’s “Community Champion” of the year at a June 17 celebration. ESAC is a social services nonprofit agency founded nearly 50 years in Egleston Square. It recently moved to Dorchester, but remains active in Jamaica Plain. The “Community...

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