Monthly Archives: September 2012

Programa de ingles pierde sus fondos

September 14, 2012
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La Alianza Hispana, una prominente organización latina sin fines de lucro basada en Roxbury está al punto de cerrar su primer programa tras una decisión de Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education’s (DESE) de cortar sus fondos. El retiro se debe a la opinión de DESE que los servicios de La Alianza ya...

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161 S. Huntington project vote canceled

September 14, 2012
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The controversial luxury apartment project proposed for 161 S. Huntington Ave. was removed from yesterday’s Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) board meeting agenda, where it would likely have received an approval. The change was announced Monday. “The developer needs to do more work on it,” BRA spokesperson Melina Schuler told the Gazette. “That’s great news....

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Election results: Hennigan wins clerk race

September 14, 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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Menino vetoes redistricting plan

September 14, 2012
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Mayor Thomas Menino on Sept. 6 vetoed the City Council’s redistricting plan, citing a lack of diversity in districts. The council had passed the plan by a 7-6 vote on Aug. 22 and must now go back to the drawing board. The vetoed map did not change Jamaica Plain, but a new map could....

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Warren meets with Latino leaders

September 14, 2012
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PARKSIDE—Elizabeth Warren, the Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate, met privately with Latino community leaders at the home of longtime Jamaica Plain activist Jaime Rodriguez in April. “I really like her,” said Rodriguez, who invited Warren to meet with various leaders at his Montebello Road home. “People are really happy with her.” “They discussed a...

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Ready to Walk

September 14, 2012
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(Courtesy Photo) JP resident Maria Nunez (right) stands with (from left) Candy O’Terry of MAGIC 106.7 radio and Adam Williams of Channel 7 News at the Park Plaza Hotel downtown Aug. 15 for a kickoff breakfast for the American Cancer Society’s upcoming Making Strides Against Breast Cancern fundraiser walk. Nunez is among 40,000 people slated to walk in the Oct. 14 event. For info, see makingstrideswalk.org/bostonma.

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BPS: Buses will run on time

September 14, 2012
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Boston Public School (BPS) Superintendent Carol Johnson discussed plans to improve busing schedules this school year that include addressing a street closure in Jamaica Plain during a roundtable interview with reporters last week. BPS’s new transportation director, Carl Allen, a JP resident, and Johnson have been hard at work on getting bus schedules timed...

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Whole Foods adds seating

September 14, 2012
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HYDE SQ.—Whole Foods Market debuted outdoor and indoor seating at its 413 Centre St. grocery store on Sept. 10. The store received City approval earlier this year for 16 outdoor and 22 indoor seats. The store issued a photo showing metal chairs and small metal tables.

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Arboretum Place Harvest opening delayed

September 14, 2012
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Arboretum Place Harvest opening delayed

FOREST HILLS—The opening for the new Arboretum Place Harvest Co-op Market on Washington Street has been delayed to December. Harvest Director of Membership and Community Relations Chris Durkin told the Gazette that pushing the opening from September to December was the result of construction delays. Arboretum Place is located at the corner of Ukraine...

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Garden Winners

September 14, 2012
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(Courtesy Photo) JP resident Jamie Day (right) and his children celebrates his third-place win in the porch/balcony category in Mayor Menino’s 2012 Garden Contest, along with (from left) winner Kimberly Roberts of East Boston and Angela Menino, wife of the mayor, at the Public Garden on Aug. 28. Other JP winners included Myrna Balk (first place, senior garden) and Walter Janulewicz and Tim Otte (third place, large yard garden).

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