Basketball Star

April 10, 2015
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City crafting 2030 transportation plan

April 10, 2015
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The City of Boston is developing a new comprehensive transportation plan, called “Go Boston 2030,” as part of the various coordinated efforts to envision the city in 2030. The initiative just completed its first phase, asking residents to submit their questions and requests, partly through a City truck visiting various neighborhoods. There are no...

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JP woman charged with defrauding Marathon fund

April 10, 2015
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A Jamaica Plain woman is facing fraud charges after allegedly pretending to be a Boston Marathon bombing victim and collecting more than $40,000 in aid, according to the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office. Joanna Leigh, 41, claims she suffered a traumatic brain injury whose symptoms, while severe, took about two weeks after the 2013...

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Library Benefactors

April 10, 2015
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Library Benefactors

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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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