New Mural

July 4, 2014
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New Mural

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Footlight Club fundraising for total renovation

July 4, 2014
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The Footlight Club—America’s oldest community theater— is working on raising up to $186,000 to upgrade its fire alarm and safety systems as part of a massive renovation to its Eliot St. home. Maria Wardwell, Footlight Club board president, told the Gazette that, while the building is safe and has all its safety permits, the...

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Suspect arrested in Arboretum sexual assault

July 4, 2014
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ARBORWAY—A suspect has been arrested in a June 25 sexual assault and robbery at the Arnold Arboretum, according Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office. The suspect, 23-year-old Ashton Davis, was arrested the following day by the Boston Police Department (BPD). Data from a GPS bracelet that Davis was wearing due to another case helped lead...

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Teardown projects return to agenda

July 4, 2014
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Three different controversial plans to tear down existing buildings and replace them with denser development return July 16 to the agenda of the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council’s Zoning Committee. And another teardown project at 213 Lamartine St. goes before the Boston Landmarks Commission on July 8. The teardown projects on the Zoning Committee’s agenda...

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No parklet space found yet

July 4, 2014
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HYDE SQ.—The City still hasn’t found a new location for Jamaica Plain’s parklet, months after it was planned to return. future of JP’s parklet. Boston Transportation Department spokesperson Tracey Ganiatsos told the Gazette that “BTD is still working to find a parklet location in Jamaica Plain.” Due to ongoing utility work on Centre Street...

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Census of 7K Emerald Necklace trees completed

July 4, 2014
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The Emerald Necklace Conservancy (ENC) and its partners have sponsored an extensive census of the Emerald Necklace’s trees as a starting point for a long-term management plan. Co-sponsored by the Arborway Coalition, the ENC, the Friends of Jamaica Pond, the Friends of Olmsted Park Boston and Olmsted 2022, the census surveyed 7,000 trees and...

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Boston shortlisted to bid for 2024 Olympics

July 4, 2014
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Boston has been shortlisted as a possible U.S. host for the 2024 Summer Olympics, along with Los Angeles, San Francisco and Washington, D.C. Jamaica Plain-based City Councilor Matt O’Malley has been a supporter of exploring the possibility. “The U.S. Olympic Committee was very keen on Boston,” O’Malley told the Gazette last week. “There are...

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Book Party

July 4, 2014
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Book Party

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Sights and Sounds, July 4, 2014

July 4, 2014
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues., July 15 for the July 18 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Special Events Summer Sundays in the Park, Sundays, 6pm, Pinebank Promontory, Jamaica Pond Park, Jamaicaway: July 13: Boston Landmarks Orchestra Ensemble. July...

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JPNC supports Green Line extension

July 4, 2014
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The Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council (JPNC) voted during its meeting last month to support the proposal to extend the Green Line to Hyde Square, according to JPNC member Michael Reiskind. But the MBTA said now is not the time to do such a proposal. “The MBTA is pleased that the neighborhood would like to...

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Casey Protest

July 4, 2014
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Casey Protest

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Obituary: Richard Kieffer Feeley, METCO tutor

July 4, 2014
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Obituary: Richard Kieffer Feeley, METCO tutor

Richard Kieffer Feeley of Jamaica Plain, known lovingly by his many friends and family as “Rich Nice,” died May 21, 2014, at the age of 34. A proud, lifelong resident of Jamaica Plain, he is survived by his parents, Thomas Kieffer and Patricia Feeley, and brother Luke Kieffer. Richard attended Boston Public Schools—the Trotter,...

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City adds South St. to street redesign project

July 4, 2014
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The City has heeded Jamaica Plain residents’ concerns and will include South Street in the upcoming street redesign project that will now go from Jackson Square to Forest Hills, according to Rachel Szakmary of the Boston Transportation Department. The City will hold a meeting July 8 at the Kennedy Elementary School on the Hyde...

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Street Spruce-Up

July 4, 2014
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Street Spruce-Up

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JP resident pens self-discovery book

July 4, 2014
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JP resident pens self-discovery book

From a small-mill town to being a Boston Public Schools (BPS) teacher to the life of riches as a real estate developer and restaurateur, Jamaica Plain resident Rob White has led a well-traveled life. But at one point, White looked inside himself and felt spiritually empty. That sparked White on a journey of self-discovery...

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Chief Chat

July 4, 2014
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Chief Chat

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JP Agenda, July 4, 2014

July 4, 2014
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues., July15  for the July 18 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Meetings Jamaica Plain South Hyde Jackson Design Projects, hosted by the Boston Transportation Department, to discuss history, design, engineering capabilities, street furniture and...

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Garden is rooted in community

July 4, 2014
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Garden is rooted in community

JP SOUTH—The St. Rose Street Garden is oriented so strongly toward its neighborhoods, it is a rarity even in the community garden haven that is Jamaica Plain. Located at a bend in the road on St. Rose, it now boasts community concerts, potlucks, gardening workshops—and loads of produce and other plants. “We’re actually a...

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Split verdict in fatal JP shooting case

July 4, 2014
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A Suffolk Superior Court jury on June 26 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. A second defendant also charged with killing Pawlowski, Christopher Howard, is still awaiting trial, according to the Suffolk County District...

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On the Police Beat, June 15-29, 2014

July 4, 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 29: Hit and run (property), 2044 Columbus Ave.; hit and run (injury), 2400 Columbus Ave.; larceny from...

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Amid bus yard mystery, no one meets with T

July 4, 2014
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Following a local group’s claim that the MBTA intends to sell its Arborway Yard land rather than ever build a planned bus facility, neither they nor elected officials seem to have had recent meetings with the MBTA to discuss the project. Meanwhile, the MBTA repeated previous statements to the Gazette, saying that the agency...

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Baby Delivery

July 4, 2014
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Baby Delivery

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‘Bump-Out’ Curb

July 4, 2014
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‘Bump-Out’ Curb

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Invitacion, July 4, 2014

July 4, 2014
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El plazo para la lista de eventos es el 15 de julio al mediodía para la publicación del 18 de julio. Mande a reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Atención: Marca el 617 antes de los números que salen abajo. Reuniones Jamaica Plain South and Hyde/Jackson Design Projects, presentado por el departamento de transporte de Boston, para hablar sobre...

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