Monthly Archives: August 2011

WAG brainstorms public spaces

August 26, 2011
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FOREST HILLS—The Working Advisory Group (WAG) for the Casey Overpass replacement project has started brainstorming the pedestrian areas surrounding the future overpass replacement. At the Aug. 17 meeting, WAG members brainstormed on possible elements of the final design on either side of New Washington Street and around Shea Circle. Suggestions included a dog park;...

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Sewers treated to prevent West Nile Virus

August 26, 2011
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The Suffolk County Mosquito Control Project treated Jamaica Plain’s catch basins with pesticide last month in an effort to control the population of West Nile Virus (WNV)-carrying mosquitoes. JP catch basins tested positive for WNV mosquito larvae this year. There have been no reported infections. The pesticide Vectolex has been added to catch basins...

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Bank may replace fence

August 26, 2011
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By Benjamin Colb Special to the Gazette   PONDSIDE—Bank of America is considering replacing or repairing the chain-link fence around its Burroughs Street parking lot at the request of the Jamaica Pond Association (JPA). The JPA reached out to the local bank branch at 677 Centre St. in recent months as it conducted interior...

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Sights and Sounds, 8/26

August 26, 2011
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The final, last-minute deadline for Sights and Sounds listings is noon, Sept. 6 for the Sept. 9 issue. Send arts and entertainment listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Listings with no end date will be run for 3 months, space permitting. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Special Events...

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Invitación, 8/26

August 26, 2011
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Deporte Maratón. El domingo 9 de octubre será el maratón que organiza Boston Athletic Association,con un recorrido especial por Emerald Necklace park system. Se trata de la mitad de una competencia regular y gran parte de los números ya han sido tomados; pero t the Emerald Necklace Conservancy tiene  25 números para quienes los...

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Agenda, 8/26

August 26, 2011
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The final, last-minute deadline for JP Agenda listings is noon, Sept. 6 for the Sept. 9 issue. Send listings to news@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Listings with no end date will be run for 3 months, space permitting. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Meetings Casey Overpass Community Meetings, Working...

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E-13 Police log, 7/31-8/3

August 26, 2011
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7/31 9:00 p.m., 1955 Columbus Ave., breaking and entering 9:30 p.m., 198 South St., larceny 10:00 p.m., 74 Jamaica St., larceny 11:39 pm, 93 Amory St., threats   8/1 11:58 a.m., Washington St., car accident with injuries 12:00 p.m., 16 Goldsmith St., hit and run 12:45 p.m., 106 Minden St., hit and run 3:11...

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Violent Femmes singer joins Music Fest line-up

August 18, 2011
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Gordon Gano, the singer/guitarist of the 1980s hit band Violent Femmes, will perform in the Jamaica Plain Music Festival on Aug. 20. The JP connection? Gano’s sister lives in JP, and he has performed previously at the Midway Café, according to festival spokesperson Charles McEnerney. The Violent Femmes were known for such hit songs...

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Children’s home to sell campus

August 16, 2011
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S. HUNTINGTON AVE.—The Home for Little Wanderers announced today that it is putting its 3.5-acre Jamaica Plain 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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Commandos train in Agassiz School

August 12, 2011
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Land chopper on roof U.S. military commandos practiced raids in the shuttered Agassiz Elementary School last month, including a nighttime helicopter landing on the school’s roof, the Gazette has learned. The elite special forces training was done without notice to nearby residents. No live ammo or explosives were involved and safety measures were taken,...

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