Historic JP business’s sign is for sale

January 30, 2015
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Historic JP business’s sign is for sale

Kennedy & Co. Butter and Eggs, a grocer that was a fixture of 20th century Jamaica Plain, is long gone. But its vintage metal store sign has survived as a local artifact in the possession of another iconic local business, J.P. Licks. Now the sign is up for sale, with one local historian hoping...

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Editorial: A Casey Arborway beginning

January 30, 2015
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The start of the Casey Arborway project is good news. It will replace the hulking Casey Overpass with a greener, less expensive road system, and we believe that will be a long-lasting asset to JP. Construction also will be a big pain in the neck, and MassDOT should provide better, more straight-talking information about...

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Editorial: Up-close with Olympics elitism

January 30, 2015
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Predictable as its land-grabby nature is, Boston 2024’s Olympic plans are still an elitist stunner to finally see up-close. Booting great events from Franklin Park to tear up the golf course for horse-racing is just a small part of a plan that includes seizing a chunk of South Boston for a stadium and renaming...

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Letter: Casey protesters were rude and juvenile

January 30, 2015
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At MassDOT’s Jan. 21 informational meeting on construction plans for the Casey Arborway, I was appalled by the rude, mean-spirited, uncivil and even profane shouted accusations directed at officials attempting to convey this vital information. It was of course also inflicted upon those of us in attendance hoping to learn more, stifling participation by...

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2 wounded, 2 arrested in Forest Hills T Station shooting

January 29, 2015
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Two women were wounded–one seriously–by gunfire when a man fired several shots into the Forest Hills T Station on Jan. 26, according to MBTA Transit Police. Two 18-year-old Boston men were later arrested in connection with the shooting, which Transit Police speculate may be gang-related. Witnesses reported seeing man with a handgun exit the 3700...

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Police: 6 shot in Bromley-Heath

January 24, 2015
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Six people were shot in the same incident last night in Jackson Square’s Bromley-Heath public housing development, 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 life-threatening by BPD, while the others...

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Police seek suspect in store robberies

January 23, 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 detective believe the same man also robbed Metro PCS,...

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Franklin Park stadium, golf course planned as Olympics venues

January 21, 2015
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Franklin Park stadium, golf course planned as Olympics venues

Franklin Park’s White Stadium and William J. Devine Golf Course are proposed as 2024 Boston Olympics venues in bid documents finally revealed today by Boston 2024. The plans include hosting various events in a renovated stadium, and temporarily turning the golf course into a cross-country horse-race course. Based on the work involved and a...

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Olympic meetings: A guide to who’s talking about what

January 21, 2015
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Boston’s bid for the 2024 Summer Olympics is the subject of several upcoming meetings in the next week—both in support and in opposition. But keeping track of who is running which meeting, and what will be discussed, can be confusing. The following guide should help. While the JP-area Franklin Park is proposed as an...

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New York man charged with Jackson Sq. murder

January 21, 2015
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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 1542 Columbus...

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Police seek suspect in indecent assault at pond

January 20, 2015
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Boston Police are seeking a suspect in an indecent assault yesterday 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 early 20s,...

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Boston Olympics bid chosen; JP impacts a mystery

January 16, 2015
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By Rebeca Oliveira and John Ruch/Gazette Staff A possible Olympic future for Franklin Park and Jamaica Plain is a step closer to reality, as Boston was tapped last week to submit the official U.S. bid for the 2024 Summer Games. That move is drawing cheers, jeers and confusion from local leaders. And with the...

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Dental firm aims to demolish historic house

January 16, 2015
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Dental firm aims to demolish historic house

FOREST HILLS—Bicon Dental Implants, a 501 Arborway business, is planning to demolish a 19th century house at 21 Yale Terrace and replacing it with a parking garage and townhouses, according to documents filed with the Boston Landmarks Commission (BLC). The house at 21 Yale Terrace abuts Bicon’s business. The project was slated to go...

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EHS Class of ’64

January 16, 2015
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EHS Class of ’64

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You Said It, JP!: 2014 in Quotes

January 16, 2015
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“I was watching the Summer Olympics in London in 2012, and I thought, ‘Why not Boston?’” City Councilor Matt O’Malley about the possibility of the Summer Olympics 2024 coming to Boston.   “The community response was exactly how one would expect it to be: outrage at all these decisions being made behind closed doors,...

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Martínez baja de su puesto en HSTF, comité de escuelas

January 16, 2015
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Martínez baja de su puesto en HSTF, comité de escuelas

Claudio Martínez, el director ejecutivo desde hace tiempo de Hyde Square Task Force (HSTF), ha bajado del puesto y también de su puesto en el comité de escuelas de Boston. HSTF es una organización de liderazgo juvenil. Yi-Chin Chen es la nueva directora ejecutiva interina. Martínez dijo en un correo electrónico a Gazette que...

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BTD eyeing Forest Hills construction traffic

January 16, 2015
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The Boston Transportation Department (BTD) will be ready to deal with the traffic fallout from three major construction projects expected to be underway in the Forest Hills area by spring. BTD Deputy Commissioner Jim Gillooly, who lives in Hyde Park and passes through the Forest Hills area daily, spoke with the Gazette last week....

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Casey prep work could begin next week

January 16, 2015
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Prep work on the Casey Arborway project is likely to start next week, according to the state Department of Transportation (MassDOT). However, demolition of the existing Casey Overpass is still at least a “few weeks” away, according to planners. An email sent by MassDOT earlier this week says that Casey contractor Barletta Heavy Division...

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Urban Edge CEO leaves for Baker administration

January 16, 2015
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Chrystal Kornegay has left her role as chief executive of Urban Edge, having been appointed by Gov. Charlie Baker as chief of the Department of Housing and Community Development. Urban Edge is a Jamaica Plain-based community development corporation. The Baker administration did not return a request to interview Kornegay. “Chrystal is a spectacular leader....

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City to host meeting on Monument Sq.

January 16, 2015
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The City will host a community meeting Jan. 22 to discuss improvements to Monument Square as part of the Jamaica Plain/South/Hyde/Jackson Design Projects. But they will not be the drastic changes that were talked about during earlier phases of the redesign project. Boston Transportation Department (BTD) Director of Planning Vineet Gupta said the changes...

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Harvest South Street store to close in April

January 16, 2015
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Harvest Co-op Market’s South Street store will permanently close its doors in April, according to a letter from the board of directors posted on harvestcoop.com. “After thoughtful discussion and careful consideration, we have decided that it is in the overall best interest of the co-op to close the South Street location,” the letter states....

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Parcel U housing approved by BRA

January 16, 2015
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FOREST HILLS—Urbanica and its development partners were approved to develop 124 units of housing at Parcel U, just south of the Forest Hills T Station, by the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) last month. Working as JP Parcel U, LLC and The Community Builders, the developers will create 76 rental units and 48 condo units...

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JP Irish

January 16, 2015
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JP Irish

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BAPA announces holiday window winners

January 16, 2015
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The Jamaica Plain Business & Professional Association (JP BAPA) chose 13 winners in its annual holiday window decorating competition, with On Centre at 676 Centre St. taking top prize of $50. Ninety-three businesses in the Centre and South streets shopping district —10 more than last year—were seen to have decorations and were awarded points...

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