Monthly Archives: June 2011

Overpass team tackles street design

June 10, 2011
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FOREST HILLS—The design team for the Casey Overpass replacement project started evaluating alternatives for at-grade traffic patterns, the first of many options to be explored in the redesign of the area. At-grade, or street-level, traffic patterns will dictate what the new overpass will look like or even if one will be included in the...

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Fighting Hunger

June 10, 2011
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(Photo by Dale Yarborough) JP resident Michelle Whiting pauses on Boston Common on May 1 while participating in the Walk for Hunger, a fund-raiser for Project Bread. Whiting was among 42,000 participants who raised $3.6 million for nearly 450 emergency food programs statewide.

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No gold-buying for check-casher

June 10, 2011
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JACKSON SQ.—Because of crime concerns, All Checks Cashed will not be allowed to start buying gold at its 282 Centre St. location following a city zoning Board of Appeal rejection May 24. The rejection was supported by Mayor Thomas Menino’s office and by state Rep. Jeffrey Sánchez, All Checks Cashed proprietor Idalia Flores and...

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JPNC sets election date

June 10, 2011
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The Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council (JPNC) set Sept. 24 as the date for its 2011 election at its May 31 meeting at the First Baptist Church at 633 Centre Street in Jamaica Plain. The election will be held on Sept. 24 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Polling places will be set up at...

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Courageous

June 10, 2011
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(Photo by Roger Farrington) Tao Robinson, a sixth-grader at JP’s Curley K-8 School, receives a medal from Stephanie Warburg, founder of the Max Warburg Courage Curriculum, at a May 13 ceremony at Northeastern University. The Curriculum is a language arts and character development program for students. Robinson was one of 45 Boston-area students to be named a Max Warburg Fellow and to have their essays about courage published in the 20th annual “The Courage of Boston’s Children” publication.

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New police captain takes charge

June 10, 2011
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Boston Police Capt. Paul Russell took over as commander of Jamaica Plain’s E-13 police district June 2, after Capt. John Greland was reassigned to another district in mid-May. “I am looking forward to getting back into a district,” Russell said in an interview with the Gazette. “I am happy to be here.” The switch...

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Psychic: Hyde Sq. future can’t be seen

June 10, 2011
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Will Whole Foods turn Hyde Square into a gentrified wasteland of loft condos and plate-armored baby strollers? Or will it turn Hyde Square residents into organic-powered Popeyes fueled with nutritional, and quite possibly Latino, food? Will members of Whose Foods? and JP for All ever sit down and share a chimi, or at least...

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Peace Planting

June 10, 2011
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(Photo by Jake Giberson) A child uses a shovel made of melted-down guns to plant a tree in the Southwest Corridor Park during the May 7 Wake Up the Earth Festival. The event was part of “Palas por Pistolas” (“Shovels for Guns”), organized by JP’s Urbano Project to memorialize young people killed by guns in JP. The project was conceived by Mexican artist Pedro Reyes and done in partnership with Spontaneous Celebrations, the state Department of Conservation and Recreation, and Rich Gargiulo Jr. of JP’s Tree Works Earth Design.

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Mayoral Visit

June 10, 2011
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Mayoral Visit

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JPNC report is late; members resign

June 10, 2011
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At least two members of the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council’s Ad Hoc Whole Foods Committee resigned this week, following the committee’s failure to meet a May 31 deadline to produce a report on the impact of Whole Foods’ planned move to Hyde Square. Speaking to the Gazette last week, Ad Hoc Committee chair Steve...

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