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  1. MassDev. Awards $95M To Fund Six Boston Affordable Housing ProjectsRead the original story

    22 hrs ago | Banker & Tradesman

    The bonds were issued on behalf of UW4 Limited Partnership, Trinity Northampton Phase Two Limited Partnership, Mandela Preservation LLC, Madison Botolph II Limited Partnership, Caritas Project Place Cortes LLC and Walnut Washington Apartments LLC. In total, the six projects will add 35 affordable units and preserve 533 existing affordable units in Boston's housing supply. The projects include the following: UW4 Limited Partnership, sponsored by VietAID, received $7.7 million in bond proceeds to construct a 35-unit affordable multifamily rental housing development in the Four Corners section of Dorchester, that offers community space, outdoor sitting and play areas.

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  2. Fire in Jamaica Plain displaces oneRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Boston.com

    One person was displaced after a 3-alarm fire spread rapidly through a house at 9 Porter St. in Jamaica Plain early Sunday morning, Boston Fire Department Spokesman Steve MacDonald said. The fire department received the first call at 5:12 a.m..

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  3. Jamaica Plain house goes up in flamesRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday | WHDH

    Firefighters responded to a fire Sunday morning at a house in Jamaica Plain. The fire broke out at a house on Porter Street.

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  4. ICYMI: Thrillist Declares Somerville One Of America's Coolest NeighborhoodsRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday | Patch.com

    Here's news that could make a Somerville resident proud of his or her home turf, or nervous, aware that propagating a reputation of "hipp"ness inevitably leads to skyrocketing rents and venture capitalists rushing in to co-opt everything they once loved about their neighborhood. Or both! Probably both, actually.

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  5. West Roxbury Has Big Draws for Young FamiliesRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday | Boston.com

    After one of the recent snowstorms, Karen Hickman didn't have to shovel her driveway, because her neighbor did it. "Somebody up the street who has a Bobcat plowed every single driveway," she said.

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  6. Obituary: Edward J. O'Connell, Marine Corps Veteran, Born in Jamaica PlainRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday | Patch.com

    Edward J., O'Connell, 82, was a 46-year resident of Norwood. He passed on Friday, February 27, 2015.

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  7. Three-alarm fire in Jamaica Plain displaces one resident, one catRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday | Universal Hub

    The department reports no injuries and that Lt. Bill Miller rescued a "scared, cold cat" and reunited it with its owner.

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  8. Fire leaves resident, cat homelessRead the original story

    Sunday | Boston Herald

    Lt. Bill Miller of Engine 14 comes out with a scared, cold cat and reunites it with owner. Nice.

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  9. Just In: Jamaica Plain fire leaves resident, cat homelessRead the original story

    Sunday | Boston Herald

    One person and a cat escaped a pre-dawn three-alarm fire that left them homeless this morning in Jamaica Plain. The fierce flames gutted the second floor of a 2 1/2 story house at Porter and Jess streets shortly after 5 a.m. Boston Fire officials said no one was injured.

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  10. Pols and Politics: Holmes sees whitewash in DeLeo's picksRead the original story

    Saturday | Boston Herald

    Nearly two months into the session, Speaker of the House Robert A. DeLeo formally reshaped his power structure last week, handing out dozens of coveted leadership posts with few surprises, despite up to 13 positions being up for grabs. "To me it begins to speak of the old boys' network," said Holmes, a Mattapan Democrat who chairs the State House's black and Latino caucus.

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  11. Us Coast Guard Man says - coyote' spotted on Boston Harbor likely his dogRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Feb 28 | Boston.com

    A Jamaica Plain man says that what the US Coast Guard thought was a coyote running in front of their vessel on the frozen Boston Harbor this week could actually be his pet dog, a rare breed that "moves like a wild animal." Alex Humphreys, 26, said his dog Taupaw, an 11-month old Saarloos Wolfhound that he had shipped from Finland last year, escaped from his house in Jamaica Plain on February 25, around 10 p.m. The following day, crewmembers aboard a US Coast Guard cutter near Quincy snapped a photo of an animal that they identified as a coyote, darting across the frozen water, directly in front of the ship's bow.

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  12. Second Suspect in JP Shooting Arraigned on Murder ChargeRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Feb 28 | Boston.com

    The man who prosecutors say "called in the hit" against Kenny Lamour - the 21-year-old man fatally shot in Jamaica Plain earlier this month - was arraigned on a murder charge Friday at West Roxbury Municipal Court, according to the Suffolk County District Attorney's Office. Donte Henley, 24, of South Boston, was working on a snow-shoveling crew alongside Lamour on February 11, the day of the shooting.

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  13. William B. Rogers Middle School lost nearly 200 students, a 40 percent drop, since 2012.Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 27 | Boston.com

    Interim School Superintendent John McDonough is recommending closing five Boston public schools, in an effort to shrink gaping holes in enrollment and facilities that are straining the district. The proposal would shutter the Elihu Greenwood Leadership Academy in Hyde Park, a turnaround school that once showed signs of promise; the William B. Rogers Middle School, also in Hyde Park; and West Roxbury Academy.

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  14. Southie man charged in JP slayingRead the original story

    Friday Feb 27 | Boston Herald

    A South Boston man charged in the murder of a man who was part of a Jamaica Plain shoveling crew allegedly called in a "hit" on the victim, exchanging text messages and phone calls with the accused gunman in the hours and minutes leading up to the Feb. 11 fatal shooting. Donte Henley, 24, pleaded not guilty to a murder charge and was held without bail yesterday in West Roxbury Municipal Court, just two weeks after Josiah Zachery, 18, was arraigned in the same courtroom, accused of fatally shooting Kenny Lamour, 21, of Hyde Park.

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  15. Shoveling crew member allegedly ordered hit on fellow workerRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 27 | Boston.com

    A member of a shoveling work crew charged with murder for his alleged role in the shooting death of another man in the group exchanged phone calls and text messages with the accused gunman, directing him to the Jamaica Plain site where the victim was working, a prosecutor said Friday. Donte H. Henley, 24, was arraigned in the West Roxbury division of the Boston Municipal Court for the Feb. 11 murder of 21-year-old Kenny Lamour.

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  16. Slay wasn't random, cops tell shaken JP residentsRead the original story

    Thursday Feb 26 | Boston Herald

    Police tried to reassure Jamaica Plain residents last night that the brazen daylight fatal shooting on Centre Street two weeks ago was the result of a fluke encounter that could have happened anywhere. "They were people who didn't like each other who crossed paths," said police Capt.

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  17. Second man charged with broad-daylight Jamaica Plain murderRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 26 | Universal Hub

    Boston Police report arresting a South Boston man on charges he helped kill Kenny Lamour as Lamour worked on a snow-removal crew on Centre Street near the Arborway on Feb. 11. Donte Henley, 24, is expected to be arraigned tomorrow on a charge of murder in West Roxbury Municipal Court, according to police and the Suffolk County District Attorney's office. Police had initially stopped two men after Lamour's fatal shooting, but initially charged only Josiah Zachery, whom they say fired on pursuing officers as he tried to escape .

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  18. Space Saver Beer Summit: And They Shoveled Happily Ever AfterRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 26 | Boston.com

    Josh Swett shoveled out a parking spot in front of his Jamaica Plain residence. He placed a bookcase in the space to save it.

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  19. Thrillist Declares Somerville One Of America's Coolest NeighborhoodsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 26 | Patch.com

    Here's news that could make a Somerville resident proud of his or her home turf, or nervous, aware that propagating a reputation of "hipp"ness inevitably leads to skyrocketing rents and venture capitalists rushing in to co-opt everything they once loved about their neighborhood. Or both! Probably both, actually.

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  20. Proposal would bring new residential units to Egleston SquareRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 26 | Universal Hub

    Developers hope to break ground this fall on a residential complex in Egleston Square that could also bring a new restaurant to the neighborhood - and more affordable housing than required by city code. In a filing with the BRA, developers Paul and Justin Iantosca and Dan Mangiacotti detail their proposal to replace the E & J Auto Center, the old Economy Plumbing and Heating Supply Co.

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