New York man charged with Jackson Sq. murder

January 30, 2015
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JACKSON SQ.— 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...

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JP Observer: Tree removal needs regulation

January 30, 2015
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In what is just the latest in several tree massacres in Jamaica Plain in the past decade, the MBTA cleared the proposed Southwest Corridor Park Greenway Extension near Washington Street of most of its trees last month without informing or getting input from neighbors or groups. Wholesale chopping down of trees on private and...

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500 Arborway demo delayed for Casey

January 30, 2015
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Demolition of the vacant MBTA building at 500 Arborway has been delayed until the completion of the Casey Arborway project, late 2016 at the earliest, according to MBTA spokesperson Joe Pesaturo. The building will be used for office space for that project, Pesaturo said. Other parts of the site have been slated for temporary...

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SJC upholds conviction of store clerk’s killer

January 30, 2015
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SJC upholds conviction of store clerk’s killer

The state’s highest court upheld the conviction of the murderer who committed one of Jamaica Plain’s most infamous crimes in a Jan. 20 decision. Edward Corliss, now 68, robbed the Tedeschi convenience store in Monument Square on the day after Christmas in 2009. After clerk Surendra Dangol handed over the cash, Corliss shot him...

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Nonprofits place only bid for Heath St. site

January 30, 2015
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A team of local nonprofit developers placed the only bid to develop 10 City-owned parcels along Heath Street, according to the Department of Neighborhood Development (DND). The bid was put together by two nonprofit developers specializing in affordable housing—the Back of the Hill Community Development Corporation (BOTH CDC) and the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development...

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Urban Edge appoints interim CEO

January 30, 2015
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Urban Edge, a community development corporation based in Jamaica Plain, has appointed Susan Davy as interim chief executive officer to replace Chrystal Kornegay, according to an email sent out by board chair Tom Davis. Kornegay left the organization after being appointed chief of the Department of Housing and Community Development by Gov. Charlie Baker....

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Police seek suspect in indecent assault at pond

January 30, 2015
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PONDSIDE—Boston Police are seeking a suspect in an indecent assault on Jan. 19 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...

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Fresh Truck expands from new JP home

January 30, 2015
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A fresh market on wheels called Fresh Truck has moved to JP and is expanding its mission. According to a newsletter sent out earlier this month, Fresh Truck, a converted school bus that brings fruits and vegetables to communities that would otherwise not have access to fresh foods, is looking to add a second...

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Honoring Dukakis

January 30, 2015
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Honoring Dukakis

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Supreme Visit

January 30, 2015
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Supreme Visit

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JP Agenda, Jan. 30, 2015

January 30, 2015
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues., Feb. 10 for the Feb. 13 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Meetings Arborway bicycle facilities meetings, hosted by DCR, to discuss potential addition of bicycle facilities between Eliot Street and Murray Circle, Mon.,...

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JPNC Zoning supports Hyde Park Ave. project

January 30, 2015
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The proposed redevelopment of a vacant property at 38-42 Hyde Park Ave. was approved by the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council (JPNC) Zoning Committee last week, pending the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the neighbors. The developer of the project, City Realty Group (CRG), plans to turn 38-42 Hyde Park Ave. into...

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JPNC to distribute developer’s $150K donation

January 30, 2015
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The developer of the Olmsted Place apartments will donate $150,000 to local organizations as the final part of a lawsuit settlement with the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council (JPNC). The JPNC will decide which institutions will receive the money, according to JPNC Chair Kevin Moloney. The money stems from a lawsuit settlement between JPNC and...

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Police: 6 shot in Bromley-Heath

January 30, 2015
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JACKSON SQ.— Six people were shot in the same incident in Jackson Square’s Bromley-Heath public housing development on the night of Jan. 23, 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...

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JP Doctor

January 30, 2015
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JP Doctor

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Volunteers for Vets

January 30, 2015
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Volunteers for Vets

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Sights and Sounds, Jan. 30, 2015

January 30, 2015
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues., Feb. 10 for the Feb. 13 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Special Events Franklin Park Snow Festival, Sat., Jan. 31, 1-4pm, Golf Clubhouse, cross country ski tour, 2pm (BYO skis). Info: franklinparkcoalition.org. Eliot...

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FII director wins fellowship

January 30, 2015
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FII director wins fellowship

The Director of Family Improvement Initiative (FII), Jesús Gerena, has been awarded a fellowship from the Barr Foundation in recognition of his extraordinary contributions to Greater Boston’s children and families in need. FII is the Jamaica Plain-based Boston branch of a national nonprofit that aims to help people help themselves by organizing families into...

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On the Police Beat, Jan. 11-20, 2015

January 30, 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. Jan. 20: Vandalism, 180 Green St.; Michael C. Bernal of Lynn charged with assault and battery, Lochstead Ave.;...

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Invitacion, Jan. 30, 2015

January 30, 2015
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El plazo para la lista de eventos es el 10 de feb al mediodía para la publicación del 13 de feb. Mande a reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Atención: Marque el 617 antes de los números que salen abajo. Reuniones Reuniones sobre los sitios de bicicletas en Arborway, presentadas por DCR, para hablar sobre centros para bicicletas entre...

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Faulkner President

January 30, 2015
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Faulkner President

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Police seek suspect in store robberies

January 30, 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 detectives believe the same man also robbed Metro PCS,...

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Parlor Music

January 30, 2015
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Parlor Music

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New Agent

January 30, 2015
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New Agent

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