Monthly Archives: March 2012

Retirees offer advice to younger generation

March 2, 2012
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The Gazette joined a group of seniors at J.P. Lick’s last week for a cup of coffee and good advice. The retiree group, organized by Arva Clark, meets weekly to discuss different topics. The group is so popular that Clark has recently added a second regular meeting. She can be reached at 971-9419. Some...

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Car Crash

March 2, 2012
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(Gazette Photo by John Ruch) Police officers examine a car disabled by a two-vehicle crash on Centre Street in Monument Square on Feb. 27. The mid-morning accident caused long traffic back-ups.

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Patrons’ scent forces librarians to move

March 2, 2012
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HYDE SQ.—A strong fragrance worn by Connolly Branch Library patrons triggered health issues for two librarians who were forced to temporarily transfer elsewhere, and the library’s Friends group is raising a stink about it. The Friends group wants longtime librarians Jane Bickford and Amy Manson back and a fragrance-free policy to keep them there....

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Ready to Work

March 2, 2012
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(Courtesy Photo) JP youths march in Downtown Crossing as part of a Youth Jobs Coalition rally downtown and at the State House on Feb. 23. More than 1,200 youths from across the state demanded more government and corporate youth jobs programs and tax increases to pay for them. Local groups involved included Beantown Society, Franklin Park Coalition, Hyde Square Task Force, JP Youth Health Equity Coalition, Southern Jamaica Plain Health Center, South Street Youth Center, Spontaneous Celebrations and Teen Empowerment.

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BPS bus-arrival time improving

March 2, 2012
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School buses in Jamaica Plain are running more punctually than earlier in the school year when they were arriving as late as an hour. “They fixed it three or four weeks ago,” said JP parent Marc Lipsitch, a parent of two children at the Hernandez School, whose bus was running 30 minutes late in...

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Digging in

March 2, 2012
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(Gazette Photo by Chris Alspach) Young Reya Weintroub digs into some ice cream at J.P. Licks at 659 Centre St. on Feb. 20.

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Un perfume obliga mudarse a los bibliotecarios

March 2, 2012
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Dos bibliotecarias del Connolly Branch Library fueron obligadas a mudarse temporalmente después de sufrir unos síntomas de malestar causados por un perfume fuerte llevado por unos clientes. El grupo Friends de la biblioteca se está quejando. El grupo Friends quiere prohibir las fragancias fuertes para que regresen las bibliotecarias Amy Manson y Jane Bickford....

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Seaverns Ave. trees to return

March 2, 2012
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(Gazette Photo by Rebeca Oliveira) Two mature trees were cut down to accommodate construction on Seaverns Avenue last month. The property owner told the Gazette that new trees will be planted.

A construction project at 21 Seaverns Ave. has caused the felling of two trees, causing neighbor complaints. New trees will be planted, the property owner told the Gazette. Owner Paul Donovan said his project spent a year being vetted in neighborhood processes. He cut down the trees to install a driveway and parking area....

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Pedestrian Struck

March 2, 2012
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(Gazette Photo by John Ruch) Firefighters treat a woman lying on Greenough Avenue at Centre Street after she was struck by a car while walking on the morning of Feb. 15. The unidentified woman, believed by the Boston Fire Department to be in her 80s, was strapped to a backboard and had a neck brace applied before being taken to a hospital. No citations or charges were issued against the driver, according to the Boston Police Department.

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Editorial: Thanks to Casey activists

March 2, 2012
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Debate about the Casey Overpass replacement project has been heated, and when the state’s decision comes, one side is going to win and one side is going to lose. That could produce bitterness. We hope that instead, activists on both (or all) sides will appreciate how much their friends and foes accomplished in this...

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