Monthly Archives: May 2012

Driver’s Seat

May 25, 2012
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(Gazette Photo by Rebeca Oliveira) Twenty-month-old Muir Powell (center) lives the dream of sitting in the driver’s seat of a fire truck with help from mom Zena Harris and firefighter Alector Tavares at the Centre Street firehouse on May 11.

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Harvest bus stop will stay

May 25, 2012
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The Route 39 bus stop across from the Harvest Co-op Market will no longer be eliminated, according to MBTA spokesperson Joe Pesaturo. The South Street stop had been eliminated under an earlier version of the Route 39 bus renovation plan. “I think it is fantastic,” said Harvest Co-op spokesperson Chris Durkin when informed of...

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Community centers in ‘rebuilding phase’

May 25, 2012
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The 2010 consolidation of four local community centers down to two, and the year-long closing of Curtis Hall while it went underwent reconstruction last year, contributed to the Jamaica Plain Community Centers’ (JPCC) recent rate hikes, according to JPCC chair Kerry Costello. The rates were raised at Curtis Hall and the Hennigan Community Center...

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Walk around Jamaica Pond to benefit libraries

May 25, 2012
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A Jamaica Plain-centered Facebook group has organized a walk around Jamaica Pond to fund raise for the Jamaica Plain and Connolly branches of the Boston Public Library (BPL). The “I Grew Up in Jamaica Plain” Facebook group will be walking around Jamaica Pond on June 2 to “bring people into JP, into the local...

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JP Observer: BPS needs more ‘pathways’ to boost grad rates

May 25, 2012
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Sit at a desk facing the front of the room with young people roughly your age. Listen. Write things down from time to time. Speak every once in while after you get permission. Move around when told, down a hall to another room that looks pretty much the same, maybe briefly outdoors or to...

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T parcel unsold, but buyers are looking

May 25, 2012
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FOREST HILLS—The MBTA received no bids on a surplus parcel south of the Forest Hills T Station on Hyde Park Avenue. The parcel is now open to offers from any interested buyers. “Despite concerted outreach efforts, which included bidder-friendly modifications to the requirements for submitting offers, no bids were received,” MBTA spokesperson Joe Pesaturo...

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JP Heroes

May 25, 2012
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(Courtesy Photo) Art teacher Brian Barresi (left) shows Aimee Wang a “3-D mural” called “JP Heroes” made by children in the Home for Little Wanderers Voices & Visions Creative Writing and Art Exhibit last week at the Home on S. Huntington Avenue. The heroes included firefighters and the J.P. Licks ice cream store. The exhibit was on display May 17 and 18 at the Home and earlier this week at the Home’s downtown gala.

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Police post signs for fallen officers

May 25, 2012
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Street signs memorializing Boston Police officers killed in the line of duty have popped up at three Jamaica Plain locations as part of a citywide effort. The gray-and-black signs are part of the “Hero Project” to mark spots where officers were killed, according to Boston Police Department (BPD) historian Officer Robert Anthony. All three...

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Brookley Road owners owe $7,000 in taxes

May 25, 2012
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The City of Boston filed a lien against the owners of 101 Brookley Road for over $7,000 in unpaid property taxes in December. The lien could result in the eventual foreclosure of the property, possibly as soon as next month. “We move to foreclose on a property only after we have exhausted all other...

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Senator, Whole Foods duel on fish ban

May 25, 2012
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U.S. Sen. Scott Brown is dueling with Whole Foods Market over the grocer’s policy to stop selling seafood that is not caught in a “sustainable” way. Brown claimed that the move by Whole Foods, which has a store at 413 Centre St. in Jamaica Plain, is based on “political correctness” and will “hurt Massachusetts...

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