Monthly Archives: January 2012

Local mentor

January 6, 2012
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(Courtesy Photo) JP resident Teresa Herd (above), a Staples employee, is one of many volunteers who mentor at-risk youths through the Mass Mentoring Partnership, which is receiving a $25,000 donation from Staples. Mass Mentoring serves a wide variety of organizations, including JP’s Home for Little Wanderers. For info, see massmentors.org.

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Laundromat has clean start

January 6, 2012
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The new Jackson Square Laundromat washed its first loads at 270 Centre St. on Dec. 30. The full-service laundry offers some unusual features, including New England’s only washer-dryer combo machines, according to owner Jason Santelli. Free Wi-Fi is another service for those waiting on the wash. The laundromat will have a grand opening this...

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Man convicted in teen’s murder

January 6, 2012
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JACKSON SQ.—A Dorchester man was convicted of murder last month for gunning down a Bromley-Heath housing development teenager in 2008. Elbert Newson, 23, was sentenced to life in prison with no parole for killing 17-year-old Thomas Webb. Another man charged in the case, Michael Gaines of Roxbury, was convicted last year of unlawful gun...

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Met his MATCH

January 6, 2012
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(Photo by Eric Haynes/Governor’s Office) Gov. Deval Patrick reads along with students at the new MATCH Community Day Charter Public School on Forest Hills Street on Dec. 20, where he praised the school’s focus on English Language Learners. Patrick also visited Community Servings on Marbury Terrace the same day to announce a new newsletter about healthy family eating.

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Ten Tables owner to open ‘burger bar’

January 6, 2012
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JP CENTER—A new burger restaurant called Grass Fed Burger Bar, operated by the owner of the well-known Ten Tables, is coming soon to 605 Centre St. Grass Fed will replace the recently shuttered Bon Savor restaurant a few doors down from Ten Tables. The menu will include “alternative, creative burgers” as well as classic...

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French-style eatery coming soon

January 6, 2012
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FOREST HILLS—A new restaurant called Tonic will open early this 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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Grocery team-up

January 6, 2012
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(Photo by Don West) Officials from three competing JP grocery stores come together last month at Jackson Square’s ABCD Jamaica Plain Food Pantry, which they supported with donations. Whole Foods Market’s Jennifer Licht (left), Stop & Shop’s Fitzgerald Iyamabo (center rear) and Harvest Co-Op Markets’ Chris Durkin (right) joined local ABCD Operations Manager Ana Soto de Bechtold (center front).

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JP residents could vote on Eastie casino

January 6, 2012
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JP residents should have the chance to vote on a casino development project in East Boston, local elected officials say. Under a recently passed state law authorizing three casinos and one slot parlor in Massachusetts, Boston City Council has the power to decide whether development plans for a casino in Boston will be subject...

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No overpass decision yet

January 6, 2012
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By Rebeca Oliveira and John Ruch, Gazette Staff The Massachusetts Department of Transportation plans to announce its decision on a Casey Overpass replacement project the week of Jan. 16, spokesperson Michael Verseckes told the Gazette this week. No community meetings have been scheduled. The aging bridge over the Forest Hills T Station area must...

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T may kill E Line on weekends

January 6, 2012
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E Line streetcar service could be shut down on weekends starting this summer as part of an MBTA cost-savings plan. The MBTA is also considering fare hikes and a range of other service cuts, as detailed on its website at mbta.com. The possible cuts and hikes were announced on Tuesday. A series of public...

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