Police: 6 shot in Bromley-Heath

January 24, 2015
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Six people were shot in the same incident last night in Jackson Square’s Bromley-Heath public housing development, according to the Boston Police Department. The victims were described only as five men and one woman, all between the ages of 18 and 22. One victim’s injuries were described as life-threatening by BPD, while the others...

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Police seek suspect in store robberies

January 23, 2015
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Police seek suspect in store robberies

Boston police are seeking a man they believe robbed four local stores at gunpoint in recent weeks. The Boston Police Department released security-camera photos of the suspect in a Jan. 16 robbery at the City Feed and Supply store at 66 Boylston St. BPD says detective believe the same man also robbed Metro PCS,...

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Franklin Park stadium, golf course planned as Olympics venues

January 21, 2015
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Franklin Park stadium, golf course planned as Olympics venues

Franklin Park’s White Stadium and William J. Devine Golf Course are proposed as 2024 Boston Olympics venues in bid documents finally revealed today by Boston 2024. The plans include hosting various events in a renovated stadium, and temporarily turning the golf course into a cross-country horse-race course. Based on the work involved and a...

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Olympic meetings: A guide to who’s talking about what

January 21, 2015
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Boston’s bid for the 2024 Summer Olympics is the subject of several upcoming meetings in the next week—both in support and in opposition. But keeping track of who is running which meeting, and what will be discussed, can be confusing. The following guide should help. While the JP-area Franklin Park is proposed as an...

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New York man charged with Jackson Sq. murder

January 21, 2015
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A woman found dead last summer in Jackson Square was a murder victim, according to Boston Police, who arrested a suspect in New York City on Jan. 19. On July 13, 2014, the body of Pippin Roe, 40, of Boston was found in a wooded area next to Urban Edge’s building at 1542 Columbus...

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Police seek suspect in indecent assault at pond

January 20, 2015
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Boston Police are seeking a suspect in an indecent assault yesterday at Jamaica Pond. A woman reported that, while she jogged in the area of the boathouse around 9:30 a.m., a man on a bicycle slapped her on the buttocks. The suspect is described as a black or Hispanic man in his early 20s,...

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Boston Olympics bid chosen; JP impacts a mystery

January 16, 2015
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By Rebeca Oliveira and John Ruch/Gazette Staff A possible Olympic future for Franklin Park and Jamaica Plain is a step closer to reality, as Boston was tapped last week to submit the official U.S. bid for the 2024 Summer Games. That move is drawing cheers, jeers and confusion from local leaders. And with the...

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Dental firm aims to demolish historic house

January 16, 2015
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Dental firm aims to demolish historic house

FOREST HILLS—Bicon Dental Implants, a 501 Arborway business, is planning to demolish a 19th century house at 21 Yale Terrace and replacing it with a parking garage and townhouses, according to documents filed with the Boston Landmarks Commission (BLC). The house at 21 Yale Terrace abuts Bicon’s business. The project was slated to go...

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EHS Class of ’64

January 16, 2015
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EHS Class of ’64

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You Said It, JP!: 2014 in Quotes

January 16, 2015
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“I was watching the Summer Olympics in London in 2012, and I thought, ‘Why not Boston?’” City Councilor Matt O’Malley about the possibility of the Summer Olympics 2024 coming to Boston.   “The community response was exactly how one would expect it to be: outrage at all these decisions being made behind closed doors,...

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Martínez baja de su puesto en HSTF, comité de escuelas

January 16, 2015
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Martínez baja de su puesto en HSTF, comité de escuelas

Claudio Martínez, el director ejecutivo desde hace tiempo de Hyde Square Task Force (HSTF), ha bajado del puesto y también de su puesto en el comité de escuelas de Boston. HSTF es una organización de liderazgo juvenil. Yi-Chin Chen es la nueva directora ejecutiva interina. Martínez dijo en un correo electrónico a Gazette que...

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BTD eyeing Forest Hills construction traffic

January 16, 2015
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The Boston Transportation Department (BTD) will be ready to deal with the traffic fallout from three major construction projects expected to be underway in the Forest Hills area by spring. BTD Deputy Commissioner Jim Gillooly, who lives in Hyde Park and passes through the Forest Hills area daily, spoke with the Gazette last week....

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Casey prep work could begin next week

January 16, 2015
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Prep work on the Casey Arborway project is likely to start next week, according to the state Department of Transportation (MassDOT). However, demolition of the existing Casey Overpass is still at least a “few weeks” away, according to planners. An email sent by MassDOT earlier this week says that Casey contractor Barletta Heavy Division...

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Urban Edge CEO leaves for Baker administration

January 16, 2015
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Chrystal Kornegay has left her role as chief executive of Urban Edge, having been appointed by Gov. Charlie Baker as chief of the Department of Housing and Community Development. Urban Edge is a Jamaica Plain-based community development corporation. The Baker administration did not return a request to interview Kornegay. “Chrystal is a spectacular leader....

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City to host meeting on Monument Sq.

January 16, 2015
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The City will host a community meeting Jan. 22 to discuss improvements to Monument Square as part of the Jamaica Plain/South/Hyde/Jackson Design Projects. But they will not be the drastic changes that were talked about during earlier phases of the redesign project. Boston Transportation Department (BTD) Director of Planning Vineet Gupta said the changes...

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Harvest South Street store to close in April

January 16, 2015
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Harvest Co-op Market’s South Street store will permanently close its doors in April, according to a letter from the board of directors posted on harvestcoop.com. “After thoughtful discussion and careful consideration, we have decided that it is in the overall best interest of the co-op to close the South Street location,” the letter states....

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Parcel U housing approved by BRA

January 16, 2015
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FOREST HILLS—Urbanica and its development partners were approved to develop 124 units of housing at Parcel U, just south of the Forest Hills T Station, by the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) last month. Working as JP Parcel U, LLC and The Community Builders, the developers will create 76 rental units and 48 condo units...

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JP Irish

January 16, 2015
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BAPA announces holiday window winners

January 16, 2015
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The Jamaica Plain Business & Professional Association (JP BAPA) chose 13 winners in its annual holiday window decorating competition, with On Centre at 676 Centre St. taking top prize of $50. Ninety-three businesses in the Centre and South streets shopping district —10 more than last year—were seen to have decorations and were awarded points...

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JP resident launches Internet mapping initiative

January 16, 2015
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Charles McEnerney, a Jamaica Plain marketing consultant, has launched a mapping initiative he hopes will lead to more Internet options for the neighborhood. “Monopolies are not good for consumers and I just want there to be more choice for residents in JP and, ultimately, all of Boston,” said McEnerney in an email to the...

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Martinez resigns from HSTF, School Committee

January 16, 2015
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Martinez resigns from HSTF, School Committee

Claudio Martinez, the longtime executive director of the Hyde Square Task Force (HSTF), has resigned from that position, as well as his Boston School Committee seat. HSTF is a youth leadership organization. Yi-Chin Chen has taken over as interim executive director. Martinez said in an email to the Gazette that he was unavailable to...

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O’Malley to run for reelection

January 16, 2015
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District 6 City Councilor Matt O’Malley, who lives in Jamaica Plain, has told the Gazette he will be running for reelection this year. O’Malley is currently in his second full term, having also served a half term after winning a special election when John Tobin vacated the seat to join Northeastern University. He said...

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Park area clear-cut without input

January 16, 2015
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Park area clear-cut without input

The MBTA cleared the proposed Southwest Corridor Park (SWCP) Greenway Extension of nearly all its trees last month, without input from neighbors working to officially add that area to the SWCP. The MBTA told the Gazette that the clear-cutting was necessary to survey the land for park expansion. Taking advantage of two major developments...

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Hoopz Excellence

January 16, 2015
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Hoopz Excellence

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