Monthly Archives: September 2011

Hennigan School is aired out, opens

September 12, 2011
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The Hennigan School opened today as planned after being aired out over the weekend amid concerns of paint fumes. The school at 100 Heath St. underwent a troublesome paint job. Boston Public Schools (BPS) delayed the school opening from Sept. 8 after discovering toxic chemicals in old paint that was being removed, as the...

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JPNC: Whole Foods won’t sign agreement

September 9, 2011
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Whole Foods Market is “unwilling” to sign a community benefits agreement and will not offer any benefits unique to Jamaica Plain, according to members of the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council (JPNC) who met with the grocer on Sept. 7. Whole Foods officials “were unwilling to enter into any formal agreement at this time,” said...

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Whole Foods meets with JPNC

September 9, 2011
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Whole Foods Market officials met with members of the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council on Sept. 7, according to the grocer. It is unclear what was discussed or whether the JPNC presented its proposed community benefits agreement to Whole Foods. Whole Foods and JPNC chair Andrea Howley did not immediately respond to Gazette questions. “We...

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Overpass project threatened by funding loss

September 9, 2011
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Construction of the Casey Overpass replacement could be jeopardized if national transportation funding is not extended this year. The planning study and preliminary design are already funded and would continue regardless, Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) spokesperson Michael Verseckes said. Construction currently is scheduled to begin in 2013. “While the Casey Overpass project is...

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Ya viene primera High S. bilingüe

September 9, 2011
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La primera escuela secundaria bilingüe de Boston ya tiene nombre: Margarita Muñiz. Sí, Margarita Muñiz, la mejor directora del sistema escolar; o, si le parece, the Principal of the Rafael Hernández School. Claro, es la Hernandez School de la Calle School en Egleston Square donde las listas de espera se acumulan para alcanzar espacio...

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JPNC deal with Whole Foods stays secret

September 9, 2011
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The Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council is privately drafting what it now calls a “good neighbor agreement” with Whole Foods Market and intends to present it to the grocer in a private meeting sometime this month. The agreement text will remain unpublicized until after the meeting, and is being written in consultation with local nonprofit...

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10 years after 9/11, locals remember

September 9, 2011
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10 years after 9/11, locals remember

Sept. 11, 2001 dawned as a bright, sunny day in Jamaica Plain. For the southern edge of the neighborhood, it was special Election Day in a Congressional race eventually won by Stephen Lynch. For most people, it was just a normal late-summer day. Then came the terrorist airplane attacks on the World Trade Center...

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Martial arts master adopts JP

September 9, 2011
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Martial arts master adopts JP

When In Kwon Jang—Master Jang to his students at JP Taekwondo at 670 Centre St.—first lived in Boston nine years ago, to train the Harvard taekwondo team, he knew he’d come back to  Jamaica Plain, where he lived at the time, from his home in Korea. “For nine years, JP was in my mind…I...

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Washington St. project gets bigger

September 9, 2011
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(Courtesy illustration) A drawing of the proposed development at Washington and McBride streets.

STONYBROOK—The plan for a mixed-use development at the corner of Washington and McBride streets just got bigger, boosting its condo component from 30 to 42 units. The design team increased the number of housing units after changing the configuration of housing from several smaller buildings to one larger building. “Doing it as one building...

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Green Award

September 9, 2011
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(Courtesy Photo) At-large City Councilor John Connolly presents a resolution supporting the Boston Latin School Youth Climate Action Network (BLS Youth CAN) program to JP resident and program co-president Eshe Sherley (right) at the school on Aug. 11. Joining them is faculty advisor Cate Arnold (center).

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