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Casey project going out to bid tomorrow

April 11, 2014
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FOREST HILLS– The massive state Department of Transportation (MassDOT) project to demolish the Casey Overpass and replace it with an at-grade street network will be going out to bid tomorrow, April 12, following Massachusetts Historic Commission (MHC) review of the plan to turn Shea Circle into a signalized intersection called Shea Square. A draft...

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Casey project moves ahead; Shea Sq. approved

April 11, 2014
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After months of delays, the Casey Arborway project is heading out to construction bids following state approval to turn the Shea Circle rotary into an intersection. A Massachusetts Historic Commission (MHC) review of the “Shea Square” plan held up the Casey project. At an...

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Fair Time

April 11, 2014
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Fair Time

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Car lot project gets major revisions

April 11, 2014
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Car lot project gets major revisions

STONYBROOK—Three years after it was first proposed, a stalled mixed-use development on Washington Street has been revived with major changes, following the discovery of hazardous chemicals on the site...

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Researcher: Whole Foods ‘decimated’ JP Latino culture

April 11, 2014
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An upcoming academic study on Whole Foods Market’s impact on Jamaica Plain’s Hyde Square will report that the upscale grocer’s arrival “decimated” the Latino community’s “cultural ecology,” its lead...

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Investigador: Whole Foods ‘diezmó’ la cultura latina en JP

April 11, 2014
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Un inminente proyecto de estudio sobre el impacto de Whole Foods Market en Hyde Square revelará que la llegada del supermercado de lujo “diezmó” la “ecología cultural” de la...

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Bus yard demo leaves hole in plans

April 11, 2014
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FOREST HILLS—Despite the MBTA’s surprise plan to demolish the soon-to-be vacant 500 Arborway office building this year, the plans for the overdue Arborway Yard bus facility have not been...

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U.K. café chain looks at JP location

April 11, 2014
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A U.K.-based coffee franchise is looking to open one of its first U.S. locations in Jamaica Plain. Caffè Nero, similar to Starbucks or Au Bon Pain, is planning on...

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Group forms over Wachusett St. project

April 11, 2014
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Group forms over Wachusett St. project

A neighborhood group is forming around the Wachusett and Wenham streets area over concerns with proposed developments, especially a project to demolish at historic house at 57 Wachusett Street,...

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Rangers Mounted Unit tries to avoid sunset ride

April 11, 2014
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The Boston Park Rangers Mounted Unit—stabled at Franklin Park—is once again trying to avoid a sunset ride into retirement. A fundraiser and auction, organized by the Friends of the...

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JPNC chair seeks Forest Hills development committee

April 11, 2014
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Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council (JPNC) Chair Kevin Moloney and member Bernard Doherty want to form a council committee to give Forest Hills-area residents a forum to discuss the numerous...

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AIDS Action’s new head hits ground running

April 11, 2014
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AIDS Action’s new head hits ground running

Carl Sciortino, a former state representative from Medford, is hitting the ground running after becoming the new executive director of the Jamaica Plain-based AIDS Action Committee of Massachusetts. AIDS...

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Artists create peace mural at Spontaneous Celebrations

April 11, 2014
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Artists create peace mural at Spontaneous Celebrations

While U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is pushing for a resolution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, a group of local Jewish and Palestinian artists is creating a mosaic “peace”...

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City seizes apartments, plans affordable housing

April 11, 2014
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City seizes apartments, plans affordable housing

The City is seizing a six-unit apartment building on Montebello Road for back taxes and will likely turn it into affordable housing, the Gazette has learned. The long-vacant building...

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Charter schools compromise fails

April 11, 2014
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The state Legislature’s Joint Committee of Education, which local state Sen. Sonia Chang-Díaz co-chairs, failed to reach a compromise last month on the lifting the cap on charter schools...

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Walsh announces housing task force

April 11, 2014
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Mayor Martin Walsh announced a new City Housing Task Force during the ground-breaking for a new affordable senior housing residence in Mission Hill on March 29. “We’re here to...

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Mayor cuts ribbon for Hyde Sq. businesses

April 11, 2014
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Mayor cuts ribbon for Hyde Sq. businesses

Mayor Martin Walsh cut the ribbon on six recent and brand-new businesses and nonprofits in the former Blessed Sacrament Church site in a March 29 event. The event marked...

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Parks Party

April 11, 2014
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Parks Party

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Sights and Sounds, April 11, 2014

April 11, 2014
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues., April 22 for the April 25 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area...

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Historic Eliot School undergoes renovation

April 11, 2014
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North Bennett Street School students Mindy Otten-Chen (left) and Brahm Wilson at work on the Eliot School cupola. (Photo by Julio Fuentes)

By Bonnie McBride/Special to the Gazette PONDSIDE—Working in a maze of scaffolding high above Jamaica Plain’s Eliot Street, two women from North Bennet Street School’s (NBSS) Preservation Carpentry program...

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Local rocker to release 14th album

April 11, 2014
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Local rocker to release 14th album

Jamaica Plain’s resident rock star Rick Berlin is releasing his 14th album, “When We Were Kids,” on April 18. Known for his songwriting, Berlin is currently playing with the...

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Firefighter Memorial

April 11, 2014
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Firefighter Memorial

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101 Brookley Road tweaks continue

April 11, 2014
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STONYBROOK—Plans for a dozen triple-deckers to be erected on a long-vacant lot at 101 Brookley Road are still in development while the developer consults with the community. Yan Schecter,...

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JP Agenda, April 11, 2014

April 11, 2014
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues., April 22 for the April 25 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area...

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