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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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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