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“A Place Called Space” by The Juan Maclean

This weeks track is “A Place Called Space” by The Juan Maclean, stage name for electronic musician John Maclean This song may be have some of the bassiest bass notes I’ve ever heard and is reminiscent of Big Audio Dynamite mixed with 1980s Doctor Who soundtracks, with some klassik rawk guitar riffs on top. What are you […]
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Fire Breaks Out in Basement of Jamaica Plain Home

Multiple fire trucks have responded to a home on Carolina Avenue in Jamaica Plain following reports of a water heater explosion in the home.
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Fire Breaks Out in Basement of Jamaica Plain Home

Multiple fire trucks have responded to a home on Carolina Avenue in Jamaica Plain following reports of a water heater explosion in the home.
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Water Heater Explosion Reported at Jamaica Plain Home

Multiple fire trucks have responded to a home on Carolina Avenue in Jamaica Plain following reports of a water heater explosion in the home.
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Water Heater Explosion Reported at Jamaica Plain Home

Multiple fire trucks have responded to a home on Carolina Avenue in Jamaica Plain following reports of a water heater explosion in the home.
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Police ID Suspect in Stony Brook Shooting

Police are looking for a 22-year-old Boston man after he allegedly shot a man outside of the station in Jamaica Plain July 7.
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Obituary: Marilyn R. Shamon

SHAMON, Marilyn R. (Previte) 87, of Jamaica Plain, passed away Thursday, July 17, 2014 at Beth Israel Hospital. Marilyn is survived by her beloved husband of 63 years, Joseph J. Shamon, her loving sons, Joseph J. Shamon, Jr. and Richard J. Shamon. She born in Somerville and raised in Roslindale, the only child of the late Joseph and Rose (Jansky) Previte. Marilyn is also survived by cousins, including Joseph Previte, Janet DeMaio, Ross Venuti, John Jansky and Rita Paolini.Marilyn was a graduate of Girls Latin School in Boston, attended Burdette School in Boston, and was wonderful pianist/singer, loving mother and wife. Visitation will be held Monday, July 21, 2014, from 4:00 to 8 :00 pm at Gormley Funeral Home, 2055 ...
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Photos of Thursday's Awesome Boston Sunset

Twitter and Instagram users around Boston snapped some beautiful photos of the sun setting over our city Thursday night.
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Obituary: Winifred M. Killeen

Killeen, Winifred M. "Wynne" (Ranahan) Of Jamaica Plain, peacefully at home surrounded by her family on July 17, 2014. Beloved wife of the late Francis J. Killeen, Sr. Loving mother of Elaine Hanley and her companion Robert Pearlstein, John P. and his fiance Amy McCarthy, Francis J. Jr. and his wife Maureen, Phyllis Killeen and her husband Robert Donato all of Jamaica Plain and the late Carolyn M. Killeen. Sister of the late John and Bernard Ranahan. Sister in law of Mary Durant and Barbara Harkins. Half sister of Dorothy Morse of NH. Grandmother of Nicole, Kristen, Christian and Courtney. Also survived by 4 great grandchildren as well as many nieces and nephews and extended family. Funeral from the Brady ...
Jamaica Plain Gazette

Egleston block eyed for massive mixed-use project

EGLESTON SQ.—A block of Washington Street that includes former plumbing company and car garage is being eyed for an energy-efficient, mixed-use development. Developers Dan Mangiacotta and Paul Iantosca are looking to redevelop the 3190-3204 block of Washington Street, between Montebello and Iffley roads, into ground-level retail and housing with “some sustainability and energy conservation components,” their attorney, Joe Hanley of McDermott, Quilty & Miller, told the Gazette this week. “We’re very excited. Egleston Square is a vibrant, diverse neighborhood,” Hanley said. According to Hanley, the project is currently in a very rudimentary stage. No filings have been made with any City agency so far. “We’re just starting to discuss things with the City and he community,” he said. The developers ...
Jamaica Plain Gazette

JP Porchfest set to rock July 19

More than 30 bands are set to jam for the first annual Jamaica Plain Porchfest, which will kickoff tomorrow, July 19. The event will have bands play on the porches of houses throughout JP. Marie Ghitman and Mindy Fried are organizing the music event, which is similar to the Somerville Porchfest. “This is a first for the city, and we can feel the excitement – when we talk to people on the streets, as more volunteers step up to help because they love the idea of Porchfest, and when we follow the off-the-chart responses on social media,” said Fried in an email to the Gazette. She said that the organizers have been “amazed and grateful” to people who are offering ...
Jamaica Plain Gazette

Illegal bike path found in Parkman woods

A “rogue operation” by unknown dirt-bikers created an illegal dirt-bike path in the woodlands next to the Francis Parkman Memorial. The City is saying it has not given anyone permission to build such a path and are looking into fixing the problem. The Parkman Memorial woodland is located next to Jamaica Pond and is a triangular piece of land formed by Francis Parkman Drive and Prince and Perkins streets. The bike path leveled the landscape at some areas, exposed tree roots and formed a ramp. The Gazette was first made aware of the path from John Iappini, who is a member of the Jamaica Pond Association and a park overseer for the Emerald Necklace Conservancy. He said in an email ...
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Song of the Week: “Word Crimes” by Weird Al Yankovic

You’d probably be even more of a media hermit than I to avoid the news that Weird Al Yankovic is releasing a new video each day this week to promote is new album Mandatory Fun.  Still, I neglected to post a Song of the Week on Monday, so I’ll share this one today.  Of the […]
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