City unveils new online tools for teen summer jobs

February 27, 2015
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The City recently announced a new online tool called “SuccessLink” that allows teenagers to apply for summer jobs, according to a press release. SuccessLink, which replaces Boston Youth Fund’s HOPELINE, also allows applicants to connect with the City’s Department of Youth Engagement and Employment and its services, which include peer-led personal and career development...

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Franklin Park’s golf course still a treasure, 119 years in

February 27, 2015
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With Franklin Park’s White Stadium and William J. Devine Golf Course potentially hosting Olympic events in 2024—and possibly shuttered to local users for a year or more—the Gazette set out to learn some of the Devine course’s history. The proposed plans for those facilities include hosting various events in a renovated stadium, and temporarily...

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JP resident co-edits compilation by bisexual men

February 27, 2015
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JP resident co-edits compilation by bisexual men

International LGBT activist and JP resident Robyn Ochs has co-edited an anthology documenting the experience of men who are bisexual or identify with the “middle sexualities” between gay and straight. “Both bi erasure and anti-queer sentiment continue to take a toll on folks who identify in the middle sexualities,” Ochs, who identifies as bi,...

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Fire and Ice

February 27, 2015
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Fire and Ice

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JP Agenda, Feb. 27, 2015

February 27, 2015
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues., March 10 for the March 13 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Meetings Boston Police District E-13, Monthly meeting, March 5, 7pm, Curtis Hall, 20 South St. Latino monthly meeting, Thurs., March 12, Nate...

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Skeleton Crew

February 27, 2015
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Skeleton Crew

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2 face charges in JP store robberies

February 27, 2015
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Two men are in custody and facing charges in two of Jamaica Plain’s recent store robberies, according to the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office. Heath Carson, 35, of Quincy, and Richard Perry, 41, of Taunton, are accused of committing a Jan. 22 hold-up at the Tostado Sandwich Bar at 300 Centre St. in Jackson...

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Man shot, killed on Centre St.

February 27, 2015
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A young man was fatally shot near 891 Centre St. on Feb. 11, according to Boston Police Department (BPD). An officer who was nearby heard the shots, fired around 10:30in the morning, and chased two male suspects. While at least one of the suspects fired at police, the officer did not return fire. With...

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Invitacion, Feb. 27, 2015

February 27, 2015
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El plazo para la lista de eventos es el 10 de marzo al mediodía para la publicación del 13 de marzo. Mande a reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Atención: Marque el 617 antes de los números que salen abajo. Reuniones La policía de Boston del distrito E-13, reunión mensual, 5 mar, 7pm, Curtis Hall, 20 South St.; reunión...

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Event celebrates Jamaica Pond, birthday of supporter

February 27, 2015
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First Church in Jamaica Plain, Unitarian Universalist in Monument Square will host an event March 1 to celebrate Jamaica Pond and one of its biggest supporters, Gerry Wright, who is turning 80 years old. Wright is the founder of Friends of Jamaica Pond and the “Olmsted 2022” project, an effort to spur environmental programs...

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Boston 2024 to meet at Franklin Park March 5

February 27, 2015
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A meeting has been scheduled between the Franklin Park Coalition (FPC) and Boston 2024, the private nonprofit heading Boston’s bid to host the 2024 Summer Olympic Games for March 5. Franklin Park is part of Boston 2024’s bid as a suggested venue for equestrian and pentathlon events for the Olympics and Paralympics. According to...

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Giraffe calf dies at zoo

February 27, 2015
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Kali, a 4-month-old giraffe calf born at Zoo New England’s Franklin Park Zoo in October died unexpectedly earlier this month. According to a release, Kali had not exhibited any signs of illness and nothing seemed amiss when the zookeepers completed their shift on Feb. 9. Upon their return to the Giraffe Barn the morning...

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On the Police Beat, Feb. 8-22, 2015

February 27, 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. Feb. 22: Lelis Y. Ortiz of JP charged with assault and battery, 5 Weld Ave.; larceny shoplifting, 704...

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Editorial: Supporting local businesses

February 27, 2015
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The natural disaster that was—and still is—Boston’s recent waves of blizzards has hit small businesses hard. JP’s local businesses are not only a source of pride, but a linchpin of the local economy. They keep dollars in the neighborhood, from paychecks to contributions to another key JP resource, the nonprofit sector. Mayor Walsh’s “Boston...

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Editorial: A good School Committee choice

February 27, 2015
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We applaud Mayor Walsh for appointing Miren Uriarte to the Boston School Committee. It is good to see that both JP and the Latino community that is a key constituency of our neighborhood will continue to be represented on the committee following the recent departure of Claudio Martinez. Uriarte shares and perhaps exceeds Martinze’s...

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Letter: Meeting needed on mail delivery problems

February 27, 2015
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The following letter was sent to U.S. Rep. Steven Lynch: Mail delivery in my neighborhood of Jamaica Plain has been erratic and unpredictable. ( Repeated calls to the Mark Stokes Supervisor of Customer Service at the 02130 post office have been fruitless. Complaints to the Boston postmaster have been fruitless, too. In 12 delivery...

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Letter: Mayor should halt historic house demolition

February 27, 2015
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Thank you for your piece on Bicon’s plans to demolish 21 Yale Terrace. (“Dental firm aims to demolish historic house,” Jan. 16.) Yale Terrace is a historic, architecturally interesting and cohesive neighborhood, nestled between the Forest Hills Cemetery and Franklin Park. There are nine houses on this street, and it is a very cohesive,...

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2 face charges in JP store robberies

February 17, 2015
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Two men are in custody and facing charges in two of Jamaica Plain’s recent store robberies, according to the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office. Heath Carson, 35, of Quincy, and Richard Perry, 41, of Taunton, are accused of committing a Jan. 22 hold-up at the Tostado Sandwich Bar at 300 Centre St. in Jackson Square. Carson...

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Olympics organizers to meet with Franklin Park Coalition

February 13, 2015
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A meeting has been scheduled between the Franklin Park Coalition (FPC) and Boston 2024, the private nonprofit heading Boston’s bid to host the 2024 summer Olympic games for March 5. Franklin Park is part of Boston 2024’s bid as a suggested venue for equestrian and pentathlon events for the Olympics and Paralympics. According to a...

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Local officials urge post office not to move

February 13, 2015
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A group of local elected officials is urging the United States Post Office (USPS) and Bulfinch Companies, which owns the building that houses the Jamaica Plain Post Office at 655 Centre St., to resolve lease negotiations and allow the post office to remain at its current location. Meanwhile, USPS is saying it is a...

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Snow Day

February 13, 2015
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Snow Day

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JP Historical Society acquires Curley photo collection

February 13, 2015
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Curley waves to the crowd at a rally during his unsuccessful 1938 campaign for governor. (Photo Courtesy JP Historical Society)

The Jamaica Plain Historical Society (JPHS) recently bought a collection of nearly 1,000 photos of James Michael Curley, the late Boston mayor, Massachusetts governor and U.S. congressman who lived in Jamaica Plain. Born in 1874, Curley became a powerful populist Democrat and led the era of rising Irish-American political influence in Boston. His involvement...

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JP officials voice Olympic doubts and questions

February 13, 2015
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Several local elected officials are expressing doubts and calling for more details on Boston’s Olympics bid following the first public meetings hosted by Mayor Martin Walsh and the Boston 2024 bid committee. While the City Council is forming an Olympics subcommittee, it appears JP’s State House leaders will let Boston 2024’s own meetings serve...

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Olimpiadas tendrían grandes impactos locales

February 13, 2015
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Jules Boykoff, un antiguo jugador de fútbol y actualmente un académico que estudia las Olimpiadas, dice que Boston debe esperar numerosos impactos a escala comunitaria si albergue los Juegos Olímpicos de verano de 2024. Boykoff dijo que los residentes de Boston pueden disfrutar de “los mejores atletas del mundo durante una fiesta divertida de...

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