Monthly Archives: March 2012

Crash victim cut out of car

March 16, 2012
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JAMAICA HILLS—A victim of a three-car accident on Parkman Drive had to be cut out of his vehicle by firefighters on March 2. The Boston Fire Department’s Egleston Square-based Rescue 2 company was called to the scene because it has heavy-duty rescue equipment, according to BFD spokesperson Steve MacDonald. “They used Jaws ...

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Occupy JP continues with fewer members

March 16, 2012
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Occupy JP, the local version of the Occupy protest movement, plans to join a St. Patrick’s Day Peace Parade this week, but is facing “dwindling” participation in its meetings, according to its website. “Do we want to continue Occupy JP?” was a question raised at a Feb. 5 meeting, according to minutes posted at...

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Rep. Sánchez looks at medicine shortage

March 16, 2012
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A State House committee co-chaired by local state Rep. Jeffrey Sánchez examined prescription drug shortages at a Feb. 13 hearing. “That came up from individual complaints—people saying there were on a cancer regimen and had to stop,” Sánchez told the Gazette. The Joint Committee on Public Health is investigating the impact of drug shortages...

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After the fire

March 16, 2012
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(Photo by Richard Heath) Only the doorway remains standing at 71 Westminster Ave. in Egleston Square, as the fire-damaged building is razed March 8 for forthcoming reconstruction. The Urban Edge-owned apartment building was severely damaged in an Oct. 17 explosion and fire apparently caused by an arsonist. Urban Edge says the reconstruction schedule will be set later.

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Urban farm aims to feed BPS

March 16, 2012
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A farm business is pushing Boston Public Schools (BPS) to include more locally-grown fruits and vegetables in school meals. City Growers, a for-profit organization that aims to transform vacant lots into intensive urban farms, is trying to join the fleet of food vendors who sell to BPS for student breakfasts and lunches. The problem...

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Police seek suspects in McDonald’s robbery

March 16, 2012
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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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Kosovo president lays wreaths at cemetery

March 16, 2012
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(Photo Courtesy Forest Hills Cemetery) Kosovo President Atifete Jahjaga (left) shakes hands with George Milley, president and CEO of Forest Hills Cemetery, at the cemetery on March 4.

FOREST HILLS—The president of the Republic of Kosovo visited Forest Hills Cemetery on March 4 to lay wreaths on the graves of prominent Albanian nationalists of the early 1900s. President Atifete Jahjaga paid her respects at the graves of Archbishop Fan Noli, who headed Boston’s St. George Cathedral, and Faik Konitza, who edited a...

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Accessory store opens on Hyde Park Ave.

March 16, 2012
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(Gazette Photo by Rebeca Oliveira) (from left) Owners Marcos and Wendy Paul and jewelry artist Joanna Werman show off Werman’s wares at Loud Accessories’ grand opening on March 10.

FOREST HILLS—Loud Accessories opened its doors to shoppers last Saturday. The new accessory store carries hats, scarves, gloves and jewelry, as well as local artists’ handmade jewelry on consignment. It took over the former Ultimate Kitchen and Bath storefront at 18 Hyde Park Ave. Co-owner Wendy Paul told the Gazette she already has pieces by...

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Urban Edge wins anti-foreclosure funds

March 16, 2012
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JACKSON SQ.—Urban Edge has been awarded a $20,000 grant from Citi Community Development to support its Foreclosure Prevention Counseling Program. Citi provided start-up funds for the program at the Columbus Avenue community development corporation in 2007. Since then, it has provided $90,000 in funds. The latest grant was awarded in January. The program provides...

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JP-based restaurant ‘pops up’ anywhere

March 16, 2012
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Wheeler del Torro ’s restaurant, Fillet of Soul, is based in Jamaica Plain, but it serves food in Brighton. And Paris. And São Paulo. And Tokyo—and anywhere Del Torro feels like going. Fillet of Soul is part of a new trend in dining out: “pop-up” restaurants, which open wherever and whenever the cook feels...

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