Monthly Archives: May 2012

Housing Leader

May 11, 2012
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(Gazette Photo by Rebeca Oliveira) Angel Lopez, the Boston Housing Authority’s new manager of the Bromley-Heath housing development in Jackson Square, speaks to residents at a welcome breakfast held by state Re. Jeffrey Sanchez April 25 at Hyde Square’s El Oriental de Cuba restaurant.

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Apartamentos estilo loft vienen al sitio de una iglesia

May 11, 2012
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HYDE SQ.— Van planeando nuevos departamentos estilo loft para el edificio vacío del Norbert School en el sitio de la iglesia Blessed Sacrament. La decisión ha dividido al comité de la organización de vivienda económica que vende el edificio. El edificio vacío en el sitio Centre Street llama la atención de agentes inmobiliarios, con...

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JP man shot to death in home

May 11, 2012
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FOREST HILLS—A local man was shot to death in his Hyde Park Avenue apartment on April 27. The Boston Police Department (BPD) has not announced any suspects or motive in the killing of Mariano Malave, 25, of 132 Hyde Park Ave. “He was a nice guy. He had a lot of charisma,” said property...

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2 charged in South St. shooting

May 11, 2012
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Two men—one of them a Jamaica Plain resident—have been charged in a shooting last December on South Street, the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office told the Gazette. Luis Prieto, 19, of Hyde Park is charged with firing the gun that wounded a man behind 219 South St. on Dec. 11, 2011. Niko Flores, 17,...

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JP Indian Center: Warren should visit us

May 11, 2012
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U.S. Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren, who is embroiled in a controversy over her claims of American Indian ethnicity, has never visited the local North American Indian Center of Boston (NAICOB), despite her many campaign stops in Jamaica Plain, according to the center’s head. “We’ve never heard from Elizabeth Warren, unfortunately,” said NAICOB Executive Director...

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Jackson Square redevelopment starts

May 11, 2012
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The first phase of the $250 million redevelopment of Jackson Square will kick off Saturday, May 12 with a groundbreaking ceremony for the 225 Centre St. project. “I think the community has been so involved in setting the vision for the Jackson Square redevelopment that it is a real exciting day to reach the...

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Literary Lights

May 11, 2012
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(Photo by Roger Farrington) Amy Chua, author of “Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother” poses with JP’s Larry DiCara (left) and Teresa Spillaine (right) and their daughters Flora and Sophia at the Associates of the Boston Public Library’s Literary Lights Dinner at the Boston Park Plaza Hotel downtown on April 15.

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Casey plan features Shea Square, parking changes

May 11, 2012
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The design phase of the Casey Arborway project began with a discussion on parking, bus traffic, street names and the announcement of Shea Circle’s future: a standard intersection to be named Shea Square. While the design has been assumed to be future of the rotary for months, it was finally announced as the state...

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Running for a Cause

May 11, 2012
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(Courtesy Photo)  JP resident Jennifer Stewart (right) joins National Braille Press board member David Kennedy (left) in the Back Bay on April 15, where they ran in the Blindfold Challenge following the Boston Marathon. Stewart was tethered to the blindfolded Kennedy as they ran the Boston Athletic Association 5K race as a fund-raiser for nonprofits that support blind and visually impaired people.

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New Catholic pastor takes over; parishioners concerned

May 11, 2012
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The pastor of Jamaica Plain’s three Roman Catholic parishes is leaving after only 13 months on the job and will be replaced on June 5, according to the St. Thomas Aquinas Church bulletin. The pending replacement of Rev. Alonso Macias by Rev. Carlos Flor has stirred concern in local congregations, with the May 6...

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