Monthly Archives: March 2012

Yoon lands federal job

March 30, 2012
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Sam Yoon has left his executive director position at the National Alliance of Community Economic Development Associations (NACEDA) in Washington, D.C. and accepted an appointment with the U.S. Department of Labor, according to Frank Woodruff, who took over Yoon’s position at NACEDA. Yoon is a former Boston city councilor who ran a prominent but...

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JPNC opposes Curley funding cuts

March 30, 2012
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The Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council on March 20 sent the Boston School Committee a letter urging it to restore funding for the Curley K-8 School. “The budget cuts proposed for next year are dramatic and will be felt by every student at the Curley,” the letter states. According to the letter, the school will...

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Franklin Park paths, entries up for repairs

March 30, 2012
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Over the next two fiscal years, Franklin Park is slated to receive $300,000 from the City—two-thirds of which will go to fix entryways and pathways, while the remaining amount is to re-do the cross-country course. “There is more work to do than there is money out there this go-round,” said Margaret Dyson, director of...

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Exceptional Care

March 30, 2012
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(Courtesy Photo) Yanick Louis-Jean (left), lead nursing assistant at Goddard House Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation Center on S. Huntington Avenue, is congratulated by colleague Francia Mazile for being awarded the 2012 Phyllis Vineyard Award for Exemplary Service. Louis-Jean is a 26-year employee.

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Cemetery files overdue reports

March 30, 2012
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FOREST HILLS—Forest Hills Cemetery filed overdue annual reports with the state in January, when the Gazette began pointing out their absence. The historic, nonprofit cemetery at 95 Forest Hills Ave. had never filed annual reports, despite being required to do by a 1985 law, according to Secretary of State’s Office spokesperson Brian McNiff. The...

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JP residents are on Gaming Commission

March 30, 2012
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Stephen Crosby and Enrique Zuniga, two Jamaica Plain residents, have seats on the recently finalized state Gaming Commission. The five-member commission will help usher casino gambling into the state and will decide which developers receive licenses to operate. “We have a huge amount to do. We have to start from scratch,” Crosby said in...

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Sights and Sounds, 3/30/12

March 30, 2012
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(Courtesy Photo) A photograph printed on the inside of an eggshell (above) is among the photographic and mixed-media works by Gretjen Helene that will show April 5-27 at the Hallway Gallery at 66a South St. See Sights & Sounds listing.

The deadline for listings is noon, April 10 for the April 13 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Special Events First Thursdays, community art shows and walkabout, throughout Centre & South streets. Thurs., April 5. Info: jpcentresouthmainstreets.org. Hot Jazz Cool Neighborhood,...

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Invitación, 3/30/12

March 30, 2012
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La entrega para la lista de Invitación es al mediodía, el 10 de abril para la publicación del 13 de abril. Mandar a news@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Nota: hay que marcar 617 antes de los números que salen abajo, si no tiene otro número. Reuniones Reunión pública anual del Concejal Matt O’Malley’s. lunes, 2 abril, 630pm, Connolly...

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Agenda, 3/30/12

March 30, 2012
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The deadline for JP Agenda listings is noon, April 10 for the April 13 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Meetings City Councilor Matt O’Malley’s annual town hall meeting. Mon., April 2, 6:30pm, Connolly Brach Library, 433 Centre St. Info: 635-4220....

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T plans to trim Green Line, kill JP Loop bus

March 28, 2012
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The MBTA plans an overall 23 percent fare increase,  an end to weekend Green Line streetcar service between Brigham Circle and Heath Street, and an elimination of the Route 48 “JP Loop” bus, according to a budget summary document released March 28 following months of controversy about the T’s sorry financial state. Originally facing...

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