Monthly Archives: September 2011

City: Hyde/Jackson Main Street still active

September 23, 2011
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Thanks to support from city Department of Neighborhood staffers, Hyde/Jackson Square Main Street (HJSMS) has remained active since Executive Director Carlos Scillachi was suspended in July, DND spokesperson Jessica Shumaker told the Gazette this week. In an email, Shumaker said that DND staffers are working with a 13 local businesses on signage improvement projects....

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Whole Foods will not create fund

September 23, 2011
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Whole Foods Market will not agree to set up a “fund for use by JP community groups,” a main request of a Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council (JPNC) committee trying to negotiate a “good neighbor agreement” with the supermarket. Whole Foods described the request as one that “has never been made by any other retailer...

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Company offers cargo flights

September 23, 2011
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IMEX Cargo is aiming to serve the Hispanic community with a new station offering personal and commercial cargo shipping by air. The cargo will ship via Amerijet to the Caribbean, Latin America and Mexico. The station, at 480 McClellan Highway in East Boston, is open Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. For more information, call 617-716-1023...

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JP Open Studios returns this weekend

September 23, 2011
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This weekend, Jamaica Plain artists will open their doors in the 18th annual Jamaica Plain Open Studios (JPOS). The free event showcases the artwork of over 230 artists at 52 sites including artists’ studios, the historic Eliot School on Eliot Street, the Sam Adams brewery complex on Amory Street, and the Arnold Arboretum. This...

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Amazing Find

September 23, 2011
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  (Gazette Photos by John Ruch) A baby snapping turtle fits easily in the palm of Megan Day, who incredibly found the tiny reptile on the sidewalk in Monument Square on Sept. 9 as the Gazette happened by. Day said she might release the turtle in a park.

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11th Annual ‘Best of JP’ winners

September 23, 2011
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The following are the “Best of JP 2011” as chosen by Gazette readers. More than 700 ballots were submitted containing thousands of votes. In a tribute to the neighborhood, over 50 businesses were nominated as Best Place to Work, and over 80 as Friendliest Business.   BEST PLACE TO… Enjoy the outdoors: Arnold Arboretum...

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Wine store near school draws concern

September 23, 2011
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A high-end wine and beer store aiming to open across from the Curley K-8 School will seek approval from the school and nearby churches, owner Michael Dupuy told the Gazette. Streetcar Wine & Beer, proposed for 488 Centre St., would not sell snack food or cheep beer, and Dupuy is trained in catching underage...

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Editorial: Vote Sept. 27, too

September 23, 2011
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Egleston Square-area citizens should seize their chance to vote in the Sept. 27 preliminary election for the District 7 Boston City Council race. Turnout in preliminaries is usually terrible. The vote only narrows the field; deciding the winner comes in the Nov. 8 final election. And the District 7 race has been quiet in...

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Editorial: Vote Sept. 24

September 23, 2011
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How great is this neighborhood? Well, we have our own mini city council that the government actually listens to on quality-of-life issues that affects us all sooner or later. A lot of places would kill to have something like the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council. If you like democracy, you know how lucky we are...

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Letter: Today’s JPNC a far cry from the first

September 23, 2011
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Oh, how the times have changed! Various members of the original Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council accomplished many great things that have made JP a greater place to live. They include: Establishing the Jamaica Plain World’s Fair; conducting the rezoning of Jamaica Plain; creating the Franklin Park Coalition; serving as executive director of The Tree...

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