Meat CSA offered at JP Crossfit

June 6, 2014
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JP Crossfit at 54 Hyde Park Ave. offers something most other Crossfit gyms don’t: a monthly meat-purchasing pick-up. Walden Local Meat Co. offers it wares through a “community-supported agriculture” (CSA) deal, an agreement between farmers and consumers where the customer pre-pays for a share of the farmer’s crop. Walden supplies only grass-fed beef and...

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Library renovation options presented

June 6, 2014
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Various options for the planned renovation of the Jamaica Plain Branch Library at 12 Sedgwick Street were shown to the community at a community meeting on May 21. Because of the branch’s age and historic significance, none of the proposed plans can accommodate all the good ideas the team has had, Boston Public Library...

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Memory fragment leads to adoption revelation

June 6, 2014
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Memory fragment leads to adoption revelation

Just a fragment of memory was all that decided whether Jamaica Plain resident Barbara Ohrstrom would find out who her birth parents were. Ohrstrom, who was adopted as a child, has detailed that quest in her book “Searching for the Castle.” “I thought about my birth parents: Who are you? What happened? How did...

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Egleston Sq. businesses could become housing

June 6, 2014
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Egleston Sq. businesses could become housing

Egleston Square’s business district might get a new housing development at 3152-3160 Washington St., according to developer Fred Starikov of City Realty Group. Starikov bought the property during an auction in April and told the Gazette he might turn the property into a housing development, as it is “a nice site and right near...

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First Communion

June 6, 2014
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First Communion

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Residents object to Forest Hills development

June 6, 2014
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FOREST HILLS—Developer Fred Starikov of City Realty Group presented plans to turn 38-42 Hyde Park Ave., at the intersection with Weld Hill Street, into a four-story, mixed-use building during a community meeting May 22. Local residents voiced opposition to the fourth floor, which would need a variance as the area is zoned for three...

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JP Agenda, June 6, 2014

June 6, 2014
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues., June 17 for the June 20 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Meetings JPNC Zoning Committee, Wed., June 18, 7pm, Farnsworth House, 90 South St., agenda to include 66 Wyman Street (total renovation of...

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JP First Responders: JP EMS garage is ready for anything

June 6, 2014
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Capt. Robert Haley shows off “The Bear,” an armored emergency vehicle, during a Gazette visit to the EMS garage on Bragdon Street on May 16. (Gazette Photo by Rebeca Oliveira)

If disaster strikes, Jamaica Plain will be prepared, courtesy of an unmarked brick building at 85 Bragdon St.: the Boston Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Special Operations garage. EMS has three branches, Special Operations Division Capt. Robert Haley told the Gazette on a recent visit: the emergency medical technicians (EMTs)—aka the Field Division—who drive ambulances...

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Editorial: Thank you, first responders

June 6, 2014
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In late 2012, the Gazette staff decided to create this annual special section of stories about JP’s first responders—the police officers, firefighters and EMTs who keep us safe, yet often work unnoticed and un-thanked. Since then, the months just before the special section’s annual publication have been marked by tragic disasters that put gratitude...

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JP First Responders: JP’s Police Report in 1872

June 6, 2014
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JP First Responders: JP’s Police Report in 1872

In 1872, Jamaica Plain was part of the Town of West Roxbury, and its police station was based in what is now a condo building at 28 Seaverns Ave. According to a police incident log for several months of that year preserved in archives, it appears that police work of the time consisted mostly...

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JP First Responders: Fallen firefighters to be honored at June 8 JP event

June 6, 2014
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JP First Responders: Fallen firefighters to be honored at June 8 JP event

The second Sunday of June marks the day when members of the Boston Fire Department (BFD) and others gather at the Firemen’s Memorial at Forest Hill Cemetery to pay tribute to those firefighters who have died. This year’s event on June 8 will be especially poignant given the recent deaths of BFD Lt. Edward...

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JP First Responders: In new novel, JP-based cop is back fighting crime

June 6, 2014
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JP First Responders: In new novel, JP-based cop is back fighting crime

Jamaica Plain-based English cop Jim Grant is back fighting crime, this time taking his talents to Los Angeles, in author Colin Campbell’s latest thriller “Montecito Heights.” Grant was introduced to readers in Campbell’s previous novel, “Jamaica Plain.” Campbell, who is a former English police officer, said in an email to the Gazette that his...

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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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