Monthly Archives: July 2012

JP projects named in City’s 2013 budget

July 20, 2012
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Several Jamaica Plain-based projects were approved in the City’s fiscal year 2013 capital budget. Ward’s Pond, part of the Emerald Necklace’s Olmsted Park and JP’s border with Brookline, is due for boardwalk improvements. “The original boardwalk lifted and shifted during a flood several years ago,” said Jacque Goddard, a spokesperson for the Boston Parks...

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JP Observer: JP needs to honor local peace hero

July 20, 2012
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Not many neighborhoods can boast that a Nobel Peace Prize winner was born there—no more than 101 in the world, to be exact; that’s how many people have won the prize since it was established in 1901. Jamaica Plain can make such a claim, but looking around, one wouldn’t know it. Little in the...

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Health Team

July 20, 2012
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(Courtesy Photo) JP resident Joanne Pokaski (second from left), the director of workforce development at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), and Carol Grady (left) of JVS accept the Exemplary Workforce Partnership Award from Loh-Sze Leung and John Padilla at the National Fund for Workforce Solutions annual meeting July 12 in Cincinnati, Ohio. BIDMC and JVS are among the partners in the Healthcare Training Institute, which helps the careers of low-wage workers at various Longwood Medical Area hospitals.

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Casey may lose bike lanes

July 20, 2012
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In response to new analyses and expert input, the state Casey Arborway design team introduced an “opening year” design variation last month that removes on-street bike lanes. Off-road multi-use paths are still in place. The “opening year” variation, created to enhance pedestrian safety, is so called because it is aimed at accommodating 2016 levels...

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Homeless census results still missing

July 20, 2012
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The City has yet to release its 2011 homeless census, despite the fact it released previous census results during the winter months. The census has been conducted for 32 straight years, with the last several showing a drop in the homeless population. The City uses the census to help determine homeless programs and funding....

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Out in JP

July 20, 2012
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(Photo by CJ Bryan/Invisible Girl Studios) Playwright Letta Neely (right), along with (from left) wife Lynn and daughter Serena, embrace in front of Centre Street’s UFORGE Gallery during The Theater Offensive’s “OUT in Your Neighborhood” event June 17. The lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender support event included a Pride Brunch and a performance of Neely’s play “99% Stone.”

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Eight Lives Left

July 20, 2012
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(Photo Courtesy Angell Animal Medical Center) Sully the cat is examined after successful surgery on July 8 at Angell Animal Medical Center on S. Huntington Avenue to remove a pointed stick over 3 inches long that was completely embedded in his belly in an accident at his Brighton home.

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105A S. Huntington project filed

July 20, 2012
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(Courtesy Illustration) The proposed building at 105A S. Huntington Ave.

S. HUNTINGTON—A plan for luxury apartments and retail space in a 130-foot-tall building at 105A S. Huntington Ave. was filed with the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) late last week, just after the Impact Advisory Group (IAG) had its first meeting. The 195 luxury units in the multi-building development would include townhouses and apartment buildings...

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BHA: Drug deal sparked Bromley violence

July 20, 2012
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By Peter Shanley and John Ruch, Gazette Staff The recent violence at the Bromley-Heath housing development is the result of a drug purchase gone awry, according to Boston Housing Authority (BHA) Administrator Bill McGonagle. “That’s what I’m getting from my police,” he said. “There might be other theories out there.” The BHA and other...

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Councilor joins condo opponents

July 20, 2012
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GLENVALE PARK—City Councilor Matt O’Malley has joined the chorus of opposition to a developer’s controversial housing project at 207-209 Chestnut Ave. “I do have some serious concerns about this,” O’Malley told the Gazette. “I do oppose it as it’s currently being developed.” Developer Pat McKenna plans to demolish an existing vacant house and replace...

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