Victim shot, wounded in Bromley-Heath

January 17, 2014
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JACKSON SQ.—A male victim found by police inside a Bromley-Heath apartment on Dec. 27 survived several gunshot wounds in the back, according to a Boston Police report obtained by the Gazette. Officers later found a handgun hidden on a car nearby, but no suspect has been identified or charged. Boston Police officers responded to...

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Canary Square looks for year-round outdoor perch

January 17, 2014
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Canary Square looks for year-round outdoor perch

The owners of Canary Square at 435 S. Huntington Ave. are looking to expand use of the restaurant’s outdoor venue to year-round. According to a Canary Square employee, the owners are proposing a semi-enclosed, convertible glass patio. Gazette emails to co-owner Michael Moxley were not returned by press time. The owners have appeared before...

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Help for Victims

January 17, 2014
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Help for Victims

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Invitación, Jan. 17, 2014

January 17, 2014
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La entrega para la lista de Invitación es al mediodía, el 28 de enero para la publicación del 31 de enero. Manda a reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Atención: Marca el 617 antes de los números que salen abajo. Reuniones Reuniones comunitarias de Parcel U, Urbanica discute planes para la urbanización de una parcela en Hyde Park Ave.,...

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Beautiful World

January 17, 2014
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Beautiful World

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JPNC Zoning votes no on Parkside housing

January 17, 2014
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PARKSIDE—Over a dozen neighbors and interested parties attended a Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council (JPNC) Zoning Committee meeting on Jan. 8 to oppose a proposed residential development at 18 Robeson St. The committee voted unanimously to deny its support to the project, proposed by City Real Estate Development Corp. of Brighton. The proposed project would...

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JP Agenda, Jan. 17, 2014

January 17, 2014
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues., Jan. 28 for the Jan. 31 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Meetings Parcel U community meetings, Urbanica discussing plans for mixed-use redevelopment of parcel along Hyde Park Ave., Mon., Jan. 20, 6:30pm, Woodbourne...

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Horizons for Homeless Children names new chief

January 17, 2014
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Horizons for Homeless Children names new chief

Horizons for Homeless Children announced the appointment of Dianne Luby as its new president and chief executive officer last month. Luby had been serving as interim CEO of the organization, dedicated to improving the lives of homeless children and their families, since August. “With homelessness on the rise, Horizons’ excellence in early education and...

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Student population in JP spikes

January 17, 2014
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Jamaica Plain’s student population has dramatically increased since 2011 according to an annual census, with the number of graduate students almost doubling in that time. JP’s student residents used to be evenly split between graduates and undergraduates, though that is no longer the case. Graduate students now dominate JP with 1,053 students to 622...

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Home for Holidays

January 17, 2014
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Home for Holidays

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On the Police Beat, Dec. 15, 2013-Jan. 12, 2014

January 17, 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. Jan. 12: Lawrence R. Knowles of Norridgewock, Maine charged with possession of dangerous firearm/weapon, 225 Centre St.; Ruben...

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Heart surgery survivor raises money with road races

January 17, 2014
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Heart surgery survivor raises money with road races

Jamaica Plain resident Ashley Girard was a Northeastern University (NU) student in 2006 when she walked into the campus health center with flu-like symptoms. She left with a recommendation to visit a heart specialist and was soon undergoing open-heart surgery at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. “I was really nervous. I had to write out...

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Editorial: Walsh deserves our support

January 17, 2014
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Mayor Martin J. Walsh has taken over the reins of power at Boston City Hall, and he has set high goals for his administration. These goals are never easy to attain under the best of circumstances, and these are not the best of circumstances. With a new administration, many residents are expecting quick changes,...

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Editorial: Bear Dens a symptom of park malaise

January 17, 2014
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The sorry state of the historic Bear Dens in Franklin Park is symptomatic of the City’s long disregard for its outstanding park system. Mayor Walsh, already smartly pledging to fix City Hall Plaza’s open space disaster, has an excellent opportunity to make the entire Emerald Necklace shine its brightest. Boston’s parks are no disaster...

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Editorial: Walsh moving BRA in right direction

January 17, 2014
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The Boston Redevelopment Authority is regularly subjected to JP criticism and lawsuits, and rightly so. It’s an overpowered, unaccountable dinosaur. Mayor Walsh is moving in the right direction with promised BRA reform. He is pledging an independent audit of the secretive quasi-public agency. He is actively working on legislation to reform it, including by...

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Op-Ed: Welfare ‘reform’ would only deepen a poverty crisis

January 17, 2014
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By Georgia Mattison and Margaret Rhodes/Special to the Gazette One might think that the legislature would be busy figuring out how to provide more help for those in need. But no, instead the Senate and House Conference Committee is considering how to “reconcile” two mean-spirited welfare bills that chip away at the meager benefits...

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Letter: JP’s earlier eagle visit

January 17, 2014
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With the recent sightings of a bald eagle on Jamaica Pond (jamaicaplaingazette.com, Dec. 28, 2013), it should be noted that we had a visit from one eight or nine years ago that was featured on the front page of the Gazette. I was the person who photographed that original bald eagle. I was on...

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Letter: SNA backs Arborway Yard move

January 17, 2014
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The Stonybrook Neighborhood Association membership fully supports Allan Ihrer’s proposal of moving the Arborway bus yard project to the American Legion Highway site. This large property, which directly abuts our neighborhood, has great potential to upgrade and beautify the area, if utilized in a more appropriate way than the current plan. The Boston Redevelopment...

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Letter: Thanks to businesses and shoppers for great holiday

January 17, 2014
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The Jamaica Plain Business and Professional Association (JP BAPA) is celebrating a very successful holiday season in the Centre/South business district recently. More than 83 businesses and property owners decorated and were considered for cash prizes awarded by JP BAPA based on artistry, festivity and appeal to customers. Many people supplemented JP BAPA’s decorations...

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Centre St. lane closed for repairs

January 15, 2014
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The right lane on southbound Centre Street between Allendale Street and the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Parkway will be closed by the Department of of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) for repairs until further notice. The Faulkner Hospital side of the road, including the bike lane and sidewalk, will be closed due to debris...

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Victim shot, wounded in Bromley-Heath

January 8, 2014
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JACKSON SQ.—A male victim found by police inside a Bromley-Heath apartment on Dec. 27 survived several gunshot wounds in the back, according to a Boston Police report obtained by the Gazette. Officers later found a handgun hidden on a car nearby, but no suspect has been identified or charged. Boston Police officers responded to 940 Parker...

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Mayor Walsh inaugural speech: ‘I will listen, learn, lead’

January 6, 2014
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The following is Mayor Marty Walsh’s inaugural speech, given on Jan. 6, in its official, prepared form. Walsh improvised some remarks while giving the speech. The Gazette also edited it for typos and style. Good morning. Chief Justice Ireland, President of Boston College, Father Leahy, Cardinal Sean O’Malley and the other Reverend Clergy attending;...

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Arroyo to be City’s Health and Human Services chief

January 5, 2014
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Arroyo to be City’s Health and Human Services chief

City Councilor Felix G. Arroyo, a Jamaica Plain resident, will be the City’s new chief of Health and Human Services, incoming Mayor Marty Walsh announced today. Arroyo will start the job tomorrow, Walsh said this morning on WCVB-TV’s “On the Record.” Arroyo ran his own mayoral campaign last year. After losing in the preliminary...

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Parking ban, other snow emergency information available online

January 2, 2014
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The City’s website will continue to post snow emergency updates, including parking bans, trash and recycling scheduling and library and community center hours. A snow emergency parking ban went into effect at noon today. Boston Public Schools will be closed tomorrow. For a complete list of the parking ban and other information, see cityofboston.gov.

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