Monthly Archives: August 2012

Casey demolition schedule laid out

August 3, 2012
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(Courtesy Illustration) The Casey demolition and construction plan, outlined by color. Temporary streets, to be used during demolition, are shown in green. The first stage of demolition is shown in yellow, followed by light orange, then dark orange.

FOREST HILLS—The Casey Arborway design team presented its proposed demolition and construction schedule at the latest Design Advisory Group (DAG) meeting on July 18. The state Department of Transportation (MassDOT) team outlined the two-and-a-half-year, seven-stage demolition and construction plan, noting that it is liable to change, depending on weather and contractor suggestions. The first...

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Baseball Champ

August 3, 2012
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(Courtesy Photo) The Mt. Washington Bank baseball team of the JP Regan Youth League visit the local Centre Street branch on June 30 to celebrate their Farm League championship. Joining them were (back row, from left) coach Jeff Paquette, local branch manager Melvin Tutiven and parent Arthur Atkinson.

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Revised plans for 161 S. Huntington filed

August 3, 2012
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(Image from Boston Residential Group filing) An illustration of the new facade proposed at 161 S. Huntington Ave.

S. HUNTINGTON—Developers for the luxury apartment project proposed for 161 S. Huntington Ave. have filed an updated plan with the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) in response to strong community feedback. The updated plan includes a revised facade with a public pocket park facing S. Huntington Avenue, five new three-bedroom “family” units, reduced parking and...

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Political Notes: O’Malley has new JP liaison

August 3, 2012
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(Courtesy Photo) (from left) City Councilor Matt O’Malley and JP liaison Ture Turnbull.

O’Malley has new JP liaison City Councilor Matt O’Malley, who lives in and represents Jamaica Plain, announced recently the addition of Ture Turnbull to his staff as a JP liaison, according to a press release. “I am thrilled to have Ture on my team,” said O’Malley, according to the press release. “Ture is smart,...

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Goddard House closure is questioned

August 3, 2012
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S. HUNTINGTON— Local state Rep. Jeffrey Sánchez has questioned the closing of the Goddard House Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation Center and asked officials to reconsider, while the head of Mount Pleasure Home, another local nursing home, called the closing the result of the community’s “moral responsibility” failing. With the closing, Jamaica Plain is losing...

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Restaurant picketed in wage dispute

August 3, 2012
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(Gazette Photo by Rebeca Oliveira) Protesters picket outside Bukhara Indian Bistro on Centre Street July 26.

CENTRAL JP—Protesters picketed outside Bukhara Indian Bistro at 701 Centre St. last week to demand payment of what they claim are owed wages from the restaurant’s owner, One World Cuisine restaurant group, as part of coordinated protests across the city. About 30 people chanting and carrying signs and banners paced in front of Bukhara’s...

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Rocker Rick Berlin releases new album

August 3, 2012
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(Courtesy Photo) Rick Berlin (in white) and The Nickel and Dime Band.

Longtime Jamaica Plain resident and rock musician Rick Berlin released his latest album late last month. Backed by the eight-member The Nickel and Dime Band, with whom he has been playing for over a year, Berlin is pleased with the result, “Always on Insane,” he said. “For me, it’s my best recording, largely because...

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Reggae Fest

August 3, 2012
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(Courtesy Photo) Junior Toots (above), son of Jamaica’s legendary Frederick “Toots” Hibbert, is headlining the four-band Reggae Festival at the Milky Way Lounge on Amory Street on Weds., Aug. 15. See Sights & Sounds listing.

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Scooper Bowl

August 3, 2012
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(Courtesy Photo) Students from the Boston Teachers Union School in Forest Hills enjoy all-you-can-eat ice cream on City Hall Plaza downtown at the Jimmy Fund Scooper Bowl on June 6. The students were rewarded for raising $1,000 for the charity, which supports research at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

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Surprise concerts planned for JP streets

August 3, 2012
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August Noise JP, a series of nine surprise street concerts that are announced only just before they happen, is returning to Jamaica Plain this month for its second year. The first concert was slated for Aug. 1, after the Gazette deadline. The concerts are intended to “bring the joy of unexpected music into everyday...

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