Monthly Archives: September 2012

Letter: Sánchez wrong to rant about Brown visit

September 14, 2012
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I take exception to Rep. Jeffrey Sánchez’s public ranting and raving over Sen. Scott Brown’s decision to meet the Puerto Rican Veterans Monument Square Association (PRVMSA) at El Oriental de Cuba in Jamaica Plain on Aug. 16. (“Sen. Brown visits JP, backs vets memorial,” Aug. 31.) El Oriental is owned by Mr. Nobel Garcia,...

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Letter: Serenity project meets neighborhood needs

September 14, 2012
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We have read a few critical comments about the plans for the development on the empty lot at 105A S. Huntington Ave., and we’d like to respond. We think the architectural drawings that have been shown are attractive and offer a positive modern alternative to the valued historic brownstones and bay-fronts that have dominated...

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Letter: Thanks for Elizabeth Stone House support

September 14, 2012
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We recently completed our 17th annual Elizabeth Stone House Wilderness Heals pledge hike and want to express our heartfelt gratitude to all of the hikers, volunteers, team leaders and sponsors. The event helped to raise over $165,000. This support helped to make this an unforgettable, life-changing experience for everyone involved. A special thanks to all of you...

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JP Agenda, Sept. 14, 2012

September 14, 2012
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The deadline for listings is noon, Sept. 25 for the Sept. 28 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Meetings Casey Arborway Design Advisory Group, reviewing plan for Casey Overpass replacement in Forest Hills, hosted by MassDOT, Mon., Oct. 1, 6pm, State...

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Sights & Sounds, Sept. 14, 2012

September 14, 2012
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The deadline for listings is noon, Sept. 25 for the Sept. 28 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Special Events Tribute to Charlie Sandler, longtime teacher at Eliot School, with live music by the Bo Winiker Band, Sat., Sept. 15, 3-5pm,...

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Invitación, Sept. 14, 2012

September 14, 2012
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La entrega para la lista de Invitación es al mediodía, el 25 de septiembre para la publicación del 28 de septiembre. Mandar a news@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Nota: hay que marcar 617 antes de los números que salen abajo, si no tiene otro número. Reuniones Foro State of the Safety Net, oradores de organizaciones locales sobre servicios...

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T police warn of Orange Line bike thefts

September 13, 2012
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A rash of bicycle thefts is hitting the MBTA Orange Line stations in Jamaica Plain, according to the MBTA Transit Police. “They’re stealing these bikes in less than two minutes,” said Transit Police Lt. Stephen Salisbury of the thieves. The Transit Police have some suspects in the ongoing thefts, he added. The Transit Police...

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Cemetery tree removal creates controversy

September 13, 2012
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FOREST HILLS—Several people have recently contacted the Gazette to complain about tree removal taking place at the Forest Hills Cemetery. George Milley, CEO of the cemetery, says that the tree-cutting is to remove insect-infected hemlock trees and to produce space for future plots. Forest Hills is a historic garden cemetery founded 1848 and is...

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161 S. Huntington project vote delayed

September 10, 2012
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The controversial luxury apartment project proposed for 161 S. Huntington Ave. is no longer up for an approval vote at the Thurs., Sept. 13 Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) board meeting. The BRA announced that the project would be on the agenda last week. “The developer needs to do more work on it,” BRA spokesperson...

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Election results: Hennigan wins clerk race

September 7, 2012
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The Sept. 6 primary election results have been counted, and in the most contentious local race, the incumbent retained the seat. Robert Dello Russo was attempting to unseat Jamaica Plain resident Maura Hennigan for the clerk of the criminal division of the Suffolk County Superior Court. But Hennigan garnered 63 percent of the vote,...

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