Monthly Archives: December 2011

Fallen Marine’s brother takes his own life

December 22, 2011
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A brother of the fallen Marine for whom the Jamaica Plain post office was renamed has committed suicide, reportedly due to grief over his sibling’s 2004 death in Iraq. Brian Luis Arredondo, 24, took his own life in Norwood on Dec. 19, according to a statement from his father Carlos and stepmother Melida. Brian...

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FinComm investigates school move

December 21, 2011
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Updated The Boston Finance Commission (FinComm) is investigating Boston Public Schools’ (BPS) funding of a plan to open two new schools in the former Agassiz School building. “We are going to look at how the funding decisions were made and whether there is enough money for the renovations,” FinComm Director Matt Cahill said. BPS...

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French-influenced eatery to open next year

December 21, 2011
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FOREST HILLS—A new restaurant called Tonic will open early next year at 3698 Washington St., offering French-influenced cuisine at affordable prices and with late dining hours. “It’s a French restaurant with an accent of American food,” said owner Croan McCormack. Tonic is going into the former Griffin’s bar location and is right next door...

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Occupy JP marches on Centre St.

December 16, 2011
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(Gazette Photo by John Ruch) Occupy JP protesters march on Centre Street on Dec. 11.

Occupy JP held two protest marches on Centre Street in recent weeks, with stops at corporate chains and community institutions, in the new group’s debut actions. “Occupy JP is mobilizing to protect the working classes,” went the rallying cry that began the Dec. 4 and 11 marches. The group was formed by socialist activists...

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Overpass decision is delayed

December 16, 2011
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Activists debate options Supporters of two different futures for the Forest Hills area are mobilizing in the wake of the state’s postponement of its decision about the Casey Overpass replacement. Originally scheduled for this week, the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) announcement of the replacement plan for the failing Casey Overpass has been postponed...

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Youth center gets neighbors’ support

December 16, 2011
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Teenagers from the South Street housing development’s Youth Center are now making house calls. In response to neighbors interested in learning more about the center at 15 St. Rose St., two center youths, John Mejia and Jamilex Paulino, appeared as the featured speakers at a house party hosted by St. Rose Street resident Christy...

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Casey para el 2012

December 16, 2011
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Massachusetts Department of Transportation ha postergado “hasta mediados de enero” la decisión sobre el futuro del proyecto que se viene discutiendo hace tiempo bajo el nombre de “Casey Overpass”; es decir, el paso a desnivel Casey. Según proponen los encargados del DOT “esto permitirá a los residentes del área adquirir más conocimiento del proyecto...

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Tree Time

December 16, 2011
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(Gazette Photo by Courtney Sacco) Anais Villalona, 5, decorates the holiday tree in the Egleston Square Peace Garden on Washington Street on Dec. 10 with a little help from Boston Police Officer Carlos Martinez.

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Lynch embraces new district

December 16, 2011
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(Courtesy Photo) U.S. Rep. Stephen Lynch.

Congressman Stephen Lynch is a fan of controversial plan that significantly expands the district he represents in Jamaica Plain, he told the Gazette in a phone interview last week. “I think it’s great. The driving force behind redistricting was trying to come up with a district that is minority-majority. Everyone had to bend a...

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Cemetery Trust holds buried treasure

December 16, 2011
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Forest Hills Cemetery’s troubled arts trust owns over $125,000 in historic artifacts that are not on public view, despite the trust’s educational mission. As part of its $340,000 in assets, the Forest Hills Educational Trust (FHET) lists rare treasures: paintings, sculptures and first editions that are related to people buried in the cemetery. FHET...

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