Feds: Police officer aided street gang

November 7, 2014
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Mel Steele, a former Boston police officer who worked in Jackson Square, was charged last month with making false statements to the FBI, according to a press release from the US Attorney’s Office. Steele, who was on the Boston Police Department (BPD) Youth Violence Task Force, allegedly made the false statements to the FBI...

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Church Update

November 7, 2014
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Church Update

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Sights and Sounds, Nov. 7, 2014

November 7, 2014
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues., Nov. 18 for the Nov. 21 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Special Events Fall Bazaar, Ukrainian foods, baked goods, crafts, raffles, dollar tables.  Sat. Nov. 15, 10am to 3pm, Sun. Nov. 16, noon...

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Halloween Firefighter

November 7, 2014
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Halloween Firefighter

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JP Agenda, Nov. 7, 2014

November 7, 2014
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues., Nov. 18 for the Nov. 21 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Meetings JP Branch Library renovation, Weds., Nov. 12, 6pm, Jamaica Plain Branch Library, 12 Sedgwick St. Info: 524-2053. JPNDC & Back of...

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Art Corridor

November 7, 2014
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Art Corridor

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Baker wins close election

November 7, 2014
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In one of the closest gubernatorial elections in recent memory, Republican Charlie Baker squeezed out a victory over Democrat Martha Coakley during the Nov. 4 general election. Meanwhile, in the only competitive local election, Democrat  state Sen. Sonia Chang-Díaz (2nd Suffolk District) trounced Republican David James Wyatt. The senator garnered 90 percent of the...

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‘Shelter’ plans to open in Central JP house

November 7, 2014
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A nonprofit serving the homeless plans to create some sort of group home or shelter of 16 to 18 beds at 221 Chestnut Ave. in an unannounced move into a house owned by the controversial firm City Realty. Neighbors and officials met on Oct. 28 to discuss the impending arrival of the shelter, operated...

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JP Porchfest starts fundraiser

November 7, 2014
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The organizers of the JP Porchfest have started a Kickstarter fundraising campaign with the goal of raising $10,000. JP Porchfest, which had its first event this year with bands playing on porches throughout JP, is expected to grow in size in 2015. “The funds we raise will cover basic costs like printing and office...

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Townhouse to replace fire-damaged building

November 7, 2014
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FOREST HILLS—A vacant property at 306 South St. and 39 Asticou Road that was site of a four-alarm fire that destroyed a two-family house more than a year ago appears set to have a new structure placed on it. William Spinale has applied for a permit on Oct. 17 to build a two-family townhouse...

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JP@Home reaches 100 pledges

November 7, 2014
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JP@Home, a grassroots membership group with the mission of keeping aging residents at home as long as possible, has reached its goal of having 100 pledges to join about a year after starting the drive. The group, which is partnering with Jamaica Plain-based Ethos, lets members join in a group purchase of such services...

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Centre Street Cafe

November 7, 2014
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Centre Street Cafe

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Hyenas come to Franklin Park Zoo

November 7, 2014
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Hyenas come to Franklin Park Zoo

Spotted hyenas joined the roster at Franklin Park Zoo last month. Thika, age 15, and Kai, age 5, are settling in to their new home, the exhibit that was previously occupied by African painted dogs. Because African painted dogs are pack animals, the decision was made to relocate Brahma, the lone African painted dog...

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Loring-Greenough concerts turn 15

November 7, 2014
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Loring-Greenough concerts turn 15

The Sunday Afternoons at the Loring-Greenough House concert series is celebrating its 15th season this year with seven more dates through May. The historic house museum at 12 South St. in Monument Square has hosted the parlor concert series since its inception in 2000. Katharine Cipolla has organized them from the beginning. This year’s...

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Shattuck Award Winner

November 7, 2014
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Shattuck Award Winner

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Invitacion, Nov. 7, 2014

November 7, 2014
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El plazo para la lista de eventos es el 18 de noviembre al mediodía para la publicación del 21 de noviembre. Mande a reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Atención: Marque el 617 antes de los números que salen abajo. Reuniones La renovación de JP Branch Library, miércoles, 12 noviembre, 6pm, Jamaica Plain Branch Library, 12 Sedgwick St. Info:...

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Mayor cuts ribbon on new Curley field

November 7, 2014
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Mayor cuts ribbon on new Curley field

JP CENTER—With hundreds of kids, parents, elected officials—including Mayor Martin Walsh—and community members in attendance, the community-funded artificial turf field and track for the Curley K-8 School at 493 Centre St. celebrated its official ribbon-cutting ceremony on Oct. 28. “Our kids in the city deserve the best. The Curley is a model for us,”...

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HJSMS joins energy-saving pilot program

November 7, 2014
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HYDE/JACKSON— Hyde Jackson Square Main Streets (HJSMS) was recently selected by the National Trust for Historic Preservation and the National Main Street Center as one of the first pilot communities to participate in America Saves! The new program, funded by a $2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy, is designed to support...

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ZBA hearing delayed for Forest Hills project

November 7, 2014
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A Zoning Board of Appeals hearing for a proposed development at 38-42 Hyde Park Ave. that was originally scheduled for last month has been delayed until Feb. 10. The developer of the project, City Realty Group, has stirred controversy in the neighborhood recently with attempting to evict tenants, including a popular local restaurant, in...

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Halloween Bike Ride

November 7, 2014
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Halloween Bike Ride

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On the Police Beat, Oct. 20-Nov. 2, 2014

November 7, 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. Nov. 2: Hit and run (property), 3532 Washington St. Nov. 1: Criminal harassment, 3 Glen Road; breaking and...

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Dog grooming business aims to replace botanica

November 7, 2014
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A dog-grooming business called Fancy Schmancy is looking to open in Central JP, according to Centre/South Main Streets board member Michael Reiskind. “The owner is Nancy Baxter,” Reiskind said in an email to the Gazette. “She wants to open a luxury dog day care, grooming, self wash and unique retail store at 610 Centre...

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Editorial: Remembering Mayor Menino

November 7, 2014
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In the week since Tom Menino passed away, much has been said about his stature as one of Boston’s great mayors. We’ll add that he would have been one of its great ex-mayors, too. The most remarkable thing about Menino was his unfeigned guy-from-the-old-neighborhood localism. Unlike virtually any pol you care to name, he...

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Letter: Thanks for supporting Elizabeth Stone House

November 7, 2014
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With our fundraising officially over, I’m thrilled to report that Wilderness Heals, a three-day hiking event in the White Mountains of New Hampshire to raise funds for the Elizabeth Stone House, has reached and surpassed our goal by raising more than $200,000. The Elizabeth Stone House provides residential and non-residential programs and services, as...

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