Monthly Archives: August 2012

Motorcycle hits T van, killing 1

August 20, 2012
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PARKSIDE—A motorcyclist died after running into an MBTA RIDE van this morning at the corner of Park Lane and Walnut Avenue, according to MBTA spokesperson Joe Pesaturo. The motorcyclist was identified as Juan Feliz, 35, of Boston by the Boston Police Department (BPD). The van contained no passengers at the time and its driver...

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Cuban baseball greats to play in JP

August 17, 2012
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Cuban baseball greats to play in JP

A team of senior Cuban baseball players, including several major league and national team legends, will play softball against an American senior team at Jamaica Pond Park on Sat., Aug. 25 as part of a “Friendship Games” visit to Boston. Tony Gonzalez and Reinaldo Linares are among the legends of 1960s Cuban baseball who...

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Sen. Brown visits JP to support vets memorial

August 17, 2012
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Sen. Brown visits JP to support vets memorial

HYDE SQ.—U.S. Sen. Scott Brown visited Jamaica Plain on Aug. 16, meeting with organizers of a Puerto Rican veterans memorial at the landmark restaurant El Oriental de Cuba at 416 Centre St. “The good senator has committed to help us raise $100,000 for the monument,” said Tony Molina, a JP resident and the project...

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JP man charged in strip club shooting

August 17, 2012
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Lived at eviction dispute house A Jamaica Plain man is charged with assault with intent to murder in the shooting of two men inside a downtown strip club on Aug. 8. Steve Gayle, 34, was a resident of a house at the center of a prominent eviction controversy that included the arrest of local...

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Study: JP friendships unusually diverse

August 17, 2012
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Friendships in Jamaica Plain are unusually diverse, apparently because of the high value JPers place on the ideal of diversity, according to a new study by Wellesley College psychology professor Angela Bahns. “People in Jamaica Plain said they value diversity more,” Bahns told the Gazette. “They have motivation…to step outside their comfort zones.” “Diversity”...

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Casey Overpass to survive in model train set

August 17, 2012
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Casey Overpass to survive in model train set

FOREST HILLS—Model train enthusiast, Casey Arborway design team member and Jamaica Plain resident Nathaniel Cabral-Curtis is honoring the soon-to-be demolished Casey Overpass with a miniature version of the overpass in his model train set. “The idea isn’t to create an exact replica of Forest Hills down in the basement, but to do sort of...

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Estudio: Amistades en JP son diversas

August 17, 2012
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Según un estudio de Angela Bahns, una profesora de sicología en Wellesley College, las amistades en Jamaica Plain son más diversas que en otras partes, debido al hecho de que los residentes de JP valoran la diversidad como un idea. “La gente de JP dice que valora la diversidad, y por eso están motivados...

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Church housing plan to get BRA review

August 17, 2012
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HYDE SQ.—The Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) will hold at least one community meeting and reconvene a community advisory committee (CAC) to review a controversial high-end apartment plan at the Blessed Sacrament Church site, assuming the plan is officially filed. But another controversial plan—the construction of luxury condos in the main church building—will undergo only...

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Goddard House says most residents have new homes

August 17, 2012
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The Goddard House Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation Center at 201 S. Huntington Ave., which announced in July that it would be closing forever in September, has found new homes for most of its residents and is helping find employees new work. Meanwhile, a local elected official is expected to meet with the Goddard House...

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MBTA war memorials may move for Casey project

August 17, 2012
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MBTA war memorials may move for Casey project

FOREST HILLS—Two memorials for MBTA employees who served in both World Wars and other wars may need to be relocated during demolition and construction of the new Casey Arborway. Traffic will be rerouted from the Casey Overpass to a temporary roadway north of the overpass during construction, which is expected between 2014 and 2016....

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