Monthly Archives: October 2011

Teen charged with firing gun during chase

October 7, 2011
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A Jamaica Plain youth was held on $100,000 bail after being charged with firing an unlicensed handgun while being chased by police last month. According to a press release, Boston Police were in the area of Academy Homes in Jackson Square at midday Sept. 9 when they saw Tyre Wade, 19, touching the area...

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Landmark laundry returns to Hyde Sq.

October 7, 2011
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HYDE SQ.—A laundromat that has served as a basic community resource and chatting spot for decades re-opened last week after changing owners and a four-month closure and remodel. The Jamaica Plain Laundry Centre at 410 Centre St. closed in late May. The new owners, the Demopoulos family, have installed new washers and dryers and...

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Parking lot repairs see the light

October 7, 2011
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PONSIDE—After a month without power, the parking lot between Thomas and Burroughs streets regained illumination on Sept. 30. The parking lot behind Blanchards Wines and Spirits had been without power since Sept. 2, following a car accident that damaged a control box. “It’s dangerous. It’s been getting dark earlier and earlier,” said John Matthews,...

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Hospital ranked a ‘top performer’

October 7, 2011
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JAMAICA HILLS—Faulkner Hospital last month was named one of the nation’s top performers on key health care quality measures by The Joint Commission, which accredits hospitals. Faulkner was recognized for high performance with procedures that improve outcomes for heart failure, pneumonia and surgical care. Faulkner was one of 405 hospitals nationwide earning the distinction....

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Former nursing home head accused of Medicaid fraud

October 7, 2011
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The former owner of the privately run Pond View Nursing Home at 81 S. Huntington Ave. was indicted for alleged Medicaid fraud last week as part of an investigation by the state Attorney General’s Office. Carolyn Wetterberg co-owned the nursing home with her husband, Leonard Wetterberg, until 2008. According to a press release from...

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Senior car service heads to JP

October 7, 2011
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A low-cost private taxi service for seniors and people who are visually impaired is aiming to serve JP by December, and may even be based here. “We’re really looking forward to serving Jamaica Plain and connected areas of Boston,” said Jean Patel Bushnell, executive director of the nonprofit ITNGreaterBoston, which will operate the service....

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Crime Scene

October 7, 2011
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Crime Scene

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Councilors push for drug drop-offs

October 7, 2011
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Local City Councilor Matt O’Malley and Councilor Rob Consalvo are calling for a year-round program to let residents drop off unwanted prescription drugs. The city and other agencies currently hold occasional drug drop-off days at a few locations. Some type of prescription drug recycling may be on the table as well. Consalvo has been...

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Color play

October 7, 2011
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Color play

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The art of storytelling is alive and well

October 7, 2011
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The art of storytelling is alive and well

Drunken underage little sisters, haunted trees, incontinence and world travelers featured in stories that regaled an audience of about 50 at Doyle’s Café on Washington Street at the first night of massmouth’s third season of story slams. “‪Storytelling is an essentially human art and it creates a deep connection between talker and listener. People...

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