Monthly Archives: March 2012

Letter: Homeless care opposition is sickening

March 16, 2012
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If anything proves that Jamaica Plain has become a selfish, gentrified community, it is the opposition to the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development Corporation/Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program housing at 461 Walnut Ave. (“Homeless care project is back in court,” March 2). How the 11 litigants can sleep at night or even look...

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Letter: Yes to homeless facility

March 16, 2012
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Yes in my back yard. As a JP resident, I am still in full support of the plan to make the former Barbara McInnis House into a respite care facility (“Homeless care project is back in court,” March 2). If it weren’t for housing options when I was growing up, we would have ended up...

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Letter: NIMBYism, not the homeless, is the local threat

March 16, 2012
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I would like to express my personal support and that of the nonprofit Rogerson Communities for the redevelopment of the former Barbara McInnis House as presented by the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development Corporation (“Homeless care project is back in court,” March 2). Not only am I a long-term resident of Jamaica Plain now residing...

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Sights and Sounds, 3/16/2012

March 16, 2012
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(Courtesy Photo) The Nickel & Dime Band (above), featuring renowned JP rocker Rick Berlin, will play an “Anti-St. Patty’s Party” on Sat., March 17 at the Midway Café with fellow JP band Erin Harpe and the Delta Swingers. The Nickel & Dime Band also plays the House of Blues on March 22, opening for Dr Dog.

The deadline for listings is noon, March 27 for the March 30 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Special Events Casino Day trips, cost include bus rides and other amenities. Sat., Sun., March 18: Newport Playhouse for ‘Never Get Smart with...

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Agenda, 3/16/12

March 16, 2012
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The deadline for JP Agenda listings is noon, March 27 for the March 30 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Meetings BPS school choice meetings, Mon., March 19 & April 23, 6pm: External Advisory Committee roundtable discussion. Sat. March 31, 11am-2pm:...

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E-13 Police Report, 2/27-3/8

March 16, 2012
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2/27 6:00pm, Boylston St. Drugs. 4:15pm, 3347 Washington St. Drugs. 7:14pm, Wyman St. A Lynn man arrested for possession with intend of class A drugs. 2:35pm, 393 Centre St. Assault and battery.   2/28 12:24am, 16 Wardman Rd. Breaking and entering. 12:30am, 342 Amory St. Stolen plates. 10:39am, 110 Morton St. Hit and run...

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Invitación, 3/16/12

March 16, 2012
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La entrega para la lista de Invitación es al mediodía, el 27 de marzo para la publicación del 30 de marzo. Mandar a news@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Nota: hay que marcar 617 antes de los números que salen abajo, si no tiene otro número.  Reuniones Reuniones para escoger una escuela BPS, lunes, 19 marzo & 23 abril,...

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Overpass to be replaced by surface street network

March 8, 2012
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FOREST HILLS—After months of delay and speculation, the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) has decided that the Casey Overpass will be replaced by an at-grade street network and not a new bridge. The decision was confirmed to the Gazette today by MassDOT spokesperson Michael Verseckes. Community meetings are slated for later this month. “[The...

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Police seek suspects in McDonald’s robbery

March 7, 2012
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Police seek suspects in McDonald’s robbery

EGLESTON SQ.—The Boston Police Department has released descriptions of two suspects in a Feb. 25 armed robbery of the McDonald’s restaurant at 3064 Washington St. The two men reportedly ate at the restaurant, then returned around 11 p.m. They entered through a back door and brandished a pistol while robbing the restaurant. The pistol...

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Suspect arrested in 7-Eleven homicide

March 6, 2012
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HYDE SQ.—A suspect in last year’s stabbing death of a Jamaica Plain man in the 7-Eleven parking lot was arrested yesterday by Boston Police officers and charged with murder. Kenneth Soto, 19, was killed during an early-morning fight at the 451 Centre St. convenience store on Oct. 16. The man charged in the killing...

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