Invitacion, April 10, 2015

April 10, 2015
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El plazo para la lista de eventos es el 21 de abril al mediodía para la publicación del 24 de abril. Mande a reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Atención: Marque el 617 antes de los números que salen abajo. Reuniones Comité de zonificación de JPNC, miércoles, 15 abr, 7pm, agenda incluye 209 Chestnut Ave/ (extender espacio habitable hasta...

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Cat Rescue

April 10, 2015
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Cat Rescue

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Human Rights Award

April 10, 2015
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Human Rights Award

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ZBA hearing postponed for Forest Hills dev.

April 10, 2015
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A Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) hearing for a proposed development at 38-42 Hyde Park Ave. has been deferred until June 2, according to the ZBA Office. Maria Christina Blanco of City Life/Vida Urbana (CLVU) said that community groups and the developer for the project, City Realty Group (CRG) are still working out the...

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Courage Talk

April 10, 2015
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Courage Talk

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BPD: Man pulled knife on fake cop

April 10, 2015
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A bizarre situation unfolded in the early morning hours of April 3 at a JP convenience store with a suspect allegedly pulling a knife on a man claiming to be an undercover police officer, according to the Boston Police Department. The encounter allegedly began inside the Tedeschi Market at 684 Centre St. with the...

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Wildlife Program

April 10, 2015
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Wildlife Program

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Cuba Travelers

April 10, 2015
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Cuba Travelers

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New Faulkner Doctor

April 10, 2015
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New Faulkner Doctor

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Essay Judges

April 10, 2015
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Essay Judges

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On the Police Beat, March 22-April 5, 2015

April 10, 2015
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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. April 5: Jovahn M. Benitez of Roxbury arrested on warrant, 110 South St.; hit and run (property), 235...

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Editorial: A portrait in activism

April 10, 2015
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The near-completion of Janice Rogovin’s documentary about Carlos Arredondo is good news for those who know him only as the cowboy-hat-clad hero of the Boston Marathon bombing. Those of us who covered Arredondo’s activism in JP and elsewhere for years—and often saw Janice at work on the film—know his story is more complex and...

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Editorial: Review Bicon—and ISD

April 10, 2015
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Thank you to City Councilor Ayanna Pressley for calling out Bicon Dental Implants for its apparent straw purchase of a house against the owners’ wishes, and for calling for further review of its planned expansion. We will add that ISD’s treatment of Bicon should be watched just as closely. Bicon appears to have a...

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Editorial: JP’s Olympic answers

April 10, 2015
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That Boston 2024 chose to sort-of apologize for its disrespectful charade of a Franklin Park meeting, not locally, but in a friendly Boston Globe article is typical of its cluelessness. That Boston 2024 has done nothing to change its process—if anything, it has become even more secretive—is no surprise. Capping this is Boston 2024...

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Letter: Post office change process is disrespectful to all

April 10, 2015
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The United States Postal Service apparently intends to close our JP post office. (“Post office running short on time for move decision,” March 13.) We and our neighbors have made many efforts to get a straight story as to the reason and plan. One of us spoke to Postal Service spokesperson, Maureen, who stated...

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Girls basketball team grows together

April 10, 2015
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Girls basketball team grows together

Five years after joining a co-ed kids basketball league, and seeing it bloom into a thriving girls-only league, members and parents of Curtis Hall’s Girls’ Basketball Division are now angling to expand. The girls league, for ages 8 to 12, split off from the co-ed kids league about two years ago when “the girls...

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BRIC says it ‘purged’ Occupy Boston spy files

March 27, 2015
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A Boston Police spy agency destroyed all of its controversial surveillance files of the Occupy Boston movement two years ago, it revealed in response to a Gazette public records request. That may come as a relief to civil liberties organizations that criticized the Boston Regional Intelligence Center’s apparently illegal surveillance of lawful protests and...

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Peace Garden Cleanup

March 27, 2015
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Peace Garden Cleanup

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Sexual abuse alleged at Italian Home in ’80s

March 27, 2015
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The Jamaica Plain-based Italian Home for Children is facing an allegation that its former chief financial officer—George P. Forte Jr.—sexually abused a boy there during the early 1980s. The claim was made last month by lawyer Mitchell Garabedian, a famed advocate of Catholic Church sexual abuse survivors, on behalf of the unnamed alleged victim...

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The return of Dianne Wilkerson

March 27, 2015
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The return of Dianne Wilkerson

Of all of the twists and turns of Boston’s Olympics bid, perhaps the most surprising is the public reappearance of Dianne Wilkerson. JP’s former state senator’s last public activities here were in 2008, when her reelection attempt collapsed with her FBI arrest for taking bribes. After her release from federal prison in 2013, she...

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Alcalde promete arreglar los parques, pero sin dar detalles

March 27, 2015
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Alcalde promete arreglar los parques, pero sin dar detalles

Hablando con periodistas en una mesa redonda el 11 de marzo en el ayuntamiento, el Alcalde Martin Walsh dijo que después de las Olimpiadas, Franklin Park sería renovado de estilo vanguardista en una oportunidad rara. Pero, aunque simpatiza con la gente que tiene preguntas sin respuestas—gente que incluye la coalición de Franklin Park—el alcalde...

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Community Academy dodges closure

March 27, 2015
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The Community Academy school may dodge closure thanks to an updated Boston Public School (BPS) budget proposal created by the school’s community. The small, alternative public high school that serves students who have struggled in traditional classrooms was pegged for closure in a recent BPS plan. At a March 19 BPS budget hearing, BPS...

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JP’s Freedman leaves bike czar job

March 27, 2015
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Nicole Freedman, a Jamaica Plain resident, is leaving her post as director of the City’s Boston Bikes program to take a transportation position with the City of Seattle, according to an email blast from her. Her last day is today, March 27. Freedman, who is a former Olympic cyclist, became the director of the...

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JP groups to host inequality forum

March 27, 2015
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Several neighborhood organizations, including JP Progressives and the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development Corporation (JPNDC), are co-sponsoring a forum on inequality that will take place April 9, according to a press release. The other co-sponsors of the event, which will be moderated by DigBoston news editor and former Gazette columnist Chris Faraone, are Jobs with...

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