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  1. Hard to believe, but Boston does have other high schoolsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 13 | Universal Hub

    The Dig introduces us to some of the kids at Community Academy in Jamaica Plain, "an alternative BPS high school that is often a last resort for youth who are in danger of leaving or being expelled from the system." Help keep Universal Hub going.


  2. Left joins right to try to overturn state law barring secret recording of police in public placesRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 30 | Universal Hub

    The ACLU of Massachusetts today filed a federal suit against Boston Police and the Suffolk County District Attorney Dan Conley on behalf of two activists who say a state law that bans the secret recording of oral communications even in a public place violates their First Amendment rights. Their lawsuit, filed in US District Court in Boston, joins a similar suit against Conley filed in March by a right-wing activist who claims he wants to do a report on how landlords treat students in Boston.


  3. There's truffle afoot at the ArboretumRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 19, 2016 | Universal Hub

    Jamaica Plain News roots out the news that researchers have discovered a previously unknown species of truffles in our very own Arnold Arboretum. No word when we can expect truffles-mad pigs to start snouting around the grounds.


  4. City sets 10-year program to make Boston artier; program includes...Read the original story w/Photo

    Jun 17, 2016 | Universal Hub

    Mayor Walsh today annnounced a ten-year program, called Boston Creates , to "weave arts and culture into the fabric of everyday life" in the city. The city will set aside money each year for public art projects - 1% of each year's spending on capital projects.


  5. Deer roams Jamaica Plain until it winds up in a backyard, where it is capturedRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 16, 2016 | Universal Hub

    A young deer's explorations of Jamaica Plain came to an end this evening in a backyard on Jess Street, a dead end behind the Brewery complex where two Boston Animal Control workers captured it, a couple hours after firefighters had spotted it, possibly injured, on Boylston Street at Amory. Animal Control Director Amanda Kennedy said the deer, a young male, will be taken to the city animal shelter in Roslindale for observation.


  6. Woman delivers baby streetside with help of BPD sergeantRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 10, 2016 | Universal Hub

    Around 5:10 p.m. on Centre Street at Mozart in Jamaica Plain. The baby girl just wasn't waiting for the ambulance to arrive; she came out moments before the EMTs.


  7. JP gang members swept up by feds, police in raid that also targeted...Read the original story w/Photo

    Jun 9, 2016 | Universal Hub

    Around 3:40 a.m. on March 26, their windows closed on a chilly night, residents of Kittredge Street in Roslindale were jolted awake by the sound of gunfire. It was, a federal indictment charges today, an attempt by a member of a Jamaica Plain gang to murder an associate of a rival Jamaica Plain gang who was living on the normally quiet street near the intersection with Cliftondale.


  8. JP's South Street could get a new dinner spotRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 1, 2016 | Universal Hub

    The Boston Licensing Board decides tomorrow whether to let Fiore's Bakery, 55 South St., stay open until 10 p.m. so it can begin offering what owner Charlie Fiore called "low-key" dinners. At a hearing today, Fiore and city officials said there's strong demand for a dinner option on South Street and a place where people can enjoy their baked goods and sandwiches al fresco.


  9. Arrest warrant issued for brother of Auburn cop murderer - over vinyl siding workRead the original story w/Photo

    May 26, 2016 | Universal Hub

    A judge in West Roxbury Municipal Court today issued an arrest warrant for Giancarlo Zambrano for failing to repay a woman for vinyl-siding work that he nevr did at her home on Child Street in Jamaica Plain, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Zambrano, whose career-criminal twin brother, Jorge, shot and killed Auburn police officer Ronald Tarantino before he committed suicide by cop, was put on pre-trial probation last year on condition he repay the JP resident at least half the $7,000 in question by April 28 of this year.


  10. Man convicted of killing former girlfriend, a mother of nine, in Jamaica PlainRead the original story w/Photo

    May 11, 2016 | Universal Hub

    A Suffolk Superior Court jury yesterday convicted Phillip Carrington, 51, of second-degree murder for the strangulation death of his former girlfriend in her 34 Heath St. apartment in 2013, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. The verdict means a mandatory life sentence, but with the possibility of parole after 15 years.


  11. Jamaica Plain emerges in the spring to wake up the earthRead the original story w/Photo

    May 7, 2016 | Universal Hub

    Parades from both ends of Jamaica Plain converged today, as they do every May, to march to the Southwest Corridor for the neighborhood's annual Wake Up the Earth festival in front of Stony Brook station, where residents converged for arts, music, progressive politics and all sorts of food and stuff to buy - as well as the usual ad-hoc slide for kids down one hillside. There were more musicians at the festival, some playing on a large stages, some banging on various objects in a free-form percussion area - or just walking around, jamming: Help keep Universal Hub going.


  12. Students at four BPS schools may have been exposed to lead due to BPS miscommunicationRead the original story w/Photo

    May 5, 2016 | Universal Hub

    WBZ reports workers turned on fountains at the Lee and Mather schools in Dorchester, the Curley school in Jamaica Plain and Another Course to College in Brighton by mistake and that students may have drunk from them before they were shut off again because of elevated lead levels. [A BPS administrator] met with staff on January 29th to discuss the water situation.


  13. Officer's gun goes off by mistake in Jamaica Plain; police investigatingRead the original story w/Photo

    May 2, 2016 | Universal Hub

    John Hayden forwards a report from the local neighborhood watch - that an officer's gun went off accidentally and that nobody was hit. Boston Police are investigating the incident.


  14. City Council approves Latin Quarter designation for Hyde and Jackson squares in Jamaica PlainRead the original story

    Apr 27, 2016 | Universal Hub

    The City Council voted unanimously today to approve a measure celebrating the Latino heritage of Centre Street from Hyde to Jackson squares in JP. The designation of the stretch of Centre Street does not change the name of either square, but could make the area eligible for state funds, City Councilor Matt O'Malley , who sponsored the proposal, said.


  15. Jamaica Plain bank held upRead the original story

    Apr 22, 2016 | Universal Hub

    East Boston Savings Bank, 515 Centre St., around 3:50 p.m. The suspect is described as a black man in his early 20s, about 5'6" and wearing a gray hoodie. Help keep Universal Hub going.


  16. As developers run out of land elsewhere in Boston, they start to...Read the original story w/Photo

    Apr 21, 2016 | Universal Hub

    A developer is floating the idea of buying three parcels near the Sprague Street bridge in Readville for an eight-acre, 600-unit residential complex, just down the street from the 2.7-acre parcel another developer recently bought with plans for 240 apartments . News of the possible 600-unit market rate complex with a pool had Readville residents in an uproar at a neighborhood meeting tonight, even though the developer does not yet own the land, let alone have formal plans to submit to the city.


  17. Amazon's same-day delivery map is pretty black and whiteRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 21, 2016 | Universal Hub

    Bloomberg analyzes where Amazon now offers same-day deliver in major cities. Scroll down the story a bit to see the Boston map: The most striking gap in Amazon's same-day service is in Boston, where three ZIP codes encompassing the primarily black neighborhood of Roxbury are excluded from same-day service, while the neighborhoods that surround it on all sides are eligible.


  18. Teen charged with leading robberies of nine taxi, Uber drivers in Dorchester, Jamaica PlainRead the original story

    Apr 9, 2016 | Universal Hub

    Boston Police report arresting a 17-year-old they say was the leader of a group of teens preying on taxi and Uber drivers in recent weeks. The teen, not named because of his age, led robberies of seven drivers in the area of Dacia Street in Dorchester starting March 22, and two drivers in Jamaica Plain, police say.


  19. Back Bay paper moves to fill news hole left by demise of the Boston CourantRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 25, 2016 | Universal Hub

    The Back Bay Sun has added a reporter, changed its name to the Boston Sun and expanded into the South End and Fenway, neighborhoods, which lost a source of local news when the Boston Courant ended its press run earlier this month. The paper is owned by the Independent Newspaper Group of Revere, which publishes weekly papers from Lynn to Jamaica Plain, including the Beacon Hill Times.


  20. Boston could get an official Latin Quarter in Jamaica PlainRead the original story

    Feb 24, 2016 | Universal Hub

    The City Council today agreed with a proposal to look at designating Hyde and Jackson Squares as an official Latin Quarter, in recognition of the Latinos who have long called the area home. City Councilor Matt O'Malley , who said he fondly recalled the bilingual Christmas-eve massses at Blessed Sacrament, sponsored the measure to begin looking at an official designation.


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