Monthly Archives: August 2011

How to remove trees without spreading beetles

August 30, 2011
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As residents clean up the trees and branches knocked down by tropical storm Irene last weekend, they must be careful not to spread the Asian longhorned beetle (ALB). Most of Jamaica Plain remains under a ban against transporting wood out of the area due to the possibility that the tree-killing ALB is hiding inside...

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Storm downs trees

August 28, 2011
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Storm downs trees

  Tropical storm Irene downed trees around Jamaica Plain on Aug. 28 as the former hurricane blew through town with winds up to 65 mph. The ever-weakening storm was significantly less powerful than major media outlets were reporting hours before its arrival. But its strong gusts were still enough to uproot trees, some of which...

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Trolley comeback killed by court

August 26, 2011
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Green Line trolleys won’t be running through central Jamaica Plain anytime soon—if ever—since a court quietly tossed out a lawsuit seeking their return in January, the Gazette has learned. The end of the local Arborway Committee’s lawsuit finishes a trolley controversy that once consumed JP. But debate may linger in plans for the Arborway...

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Children’s home to sell campus

August 26, 2011
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S. HUNTINGTON AVE.—The Home for Little Wanderers announced earlier this month that it is putting its 3.5-acre campus up for sale. The children’s home sought to redevelop the 161 S. Huntington Ave. facility, known as the Knight Children’s Center (KCC), three years ago. But now the Home is developing a site in Walpole instead....

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Whole Foods debate could affect JPNC election

August 26, 2011
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It has been one of the most controversial issues in Jamaica Plain in recent memory, and it looks like Whole Foods’ planned move to Hyde Square could shape the future of the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council (JPNC). At least two active members of the anti-Whole Foods group Whose Foods? Whose Community? The Coalition for...

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Neighborhood Art

August 26, 2011
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Neighborhood Art

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Whole Food’s en campaña JPNC

August 26, 2011
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Tal vez no se quiera repetir la experiencia de Stop & Shop en el vecindario. Por eso ya hemos visto actuar de diversa manera a “Whose Foods”, que se describe como “un grupo multicultural y de generaciones múltiples de residentes de JP que se preocupan profundamente por el futuro del barrio y que quieren...

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Park group leader wins fellowship

August 26, 2011
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Park group leader wins fellowship

Christine Poff is the latest in a line of Jamaica Plain-based winners of the prestigious Barr Foundation Fellowship. Poff, a JP resident, is executive director of the Franklin Park Coalition, a nonprofit dedicated to restoring and preserving Franklin Park, located on the eastern edge of JP. She and the cohort of this year’s fellows...

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Paint could send Hennigan students to Agassiz

August 26, 2011
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There is a good chance that students from the Hennigan School and West Zone Early Learning Center at 200 Heath St. will begin their school year across JP at the recently-closed Agassiz School at 20 Child St. Boston Public School (BPS) officials announced last week. Hennigan Community Center activities already have been temporarily moved...

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Warren visits JP to mull Senate run

August 26, 2011
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With one day’s notice, potential Democratic U.S. senate candidate Elizabeth Warren drew an overflow crowd of 70 people Aug. 17 at the Jamaica Plain stop on her exploratory “listening tour.” “There were people in our dining room, our living room and on our front porch,” said longtime Democratic activist Joel Watson. Watson and his...

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