Monthly Archives: October 2012

Letter: T buses don’t use bus stops

October 12, 2012
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It was great to read that the T is going to crack down on people who park in bus stops, and to know that the buses have a button to report the location. (“T police target bus stop parkers,” Sept. 28.) Now, if I could only get a similar button in my car to...

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Letter: Casey bus plan harms public transit

October 12, 2012
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The Arborway Committee, a longtime JP organization, has set as its mission a commitment to improving public transportation for Jamaica Plain and its neighbors. To that end, it sponsors public events on topics relating to better streetscapes for pedestrians, cyclists and people with disabilities. It advocates for better options for all sorts of transportation,...

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Abandoned property heading to foreclosure

October 12, 2012
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The owner of an abandoned building at 52 Montebello Road owes the City $265,000 in unpaid taxes and is in danger of losing the six-unit property, according to City Collector of Taxes Meredith Weenick. The property has been abandoned for years, neighbor Kate Peppard told the Gazette, though it had been quiet for a...

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Arborway Yard push renewed

October 12, 2012
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FOREST HILLS—After almost a year of inactivity, the Community Planning Committee for the Arborway Yard (CPCAY) has reconvened to keep the hope alive for a new Arborway bus yard. The Arborway bus yard, located at Washington Street and the Arborway, was built as a temporary facility nine years ago and is four years overdue...

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Invitación, Oct. 12, 2012

October 12, 2012
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La entrega para la lista de Invitación es al mediodía, el 9 de octubre para la publicación del 12 de octubre. Mandar a news@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Nota: hay que marcar 617 antes de los números que salen abajo, si no tiene otro número. Reuniones Reunión comunitaria sobre el proyecto del 161 S. Huntington, con el Jamaica...

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JP Agenda, Oct. 12, 2012

October 12, 2012
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The deadline for listings is noon, Oct. 23 for the Oct. 26 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Meetings 161 S. Huntington project community meeting, hosted by Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council, Mon., Oct. 15, 6:30pm, Hennigan Community Center, 200 Heath St....

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Sights and Sounds, Oct. 12, 2012

October 12, 2012
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(Courtesy Photo) JP singer/songwriter Bob Bradshaw (above), originally from Ireland, will perform along with Christa Gniadek and Neil Helme at the Harvest Concert at Hope Church on Sat., Oct. 13.

The deadline for listings is noon, Oct. 23 for the Oct. 26 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Special Events Artists Ball, sponsored by Centre/South Main Street, live auction, silent art auction, Sat., Oct. 13, 8pm, Eliot Hall, 7 Eliot St....

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Family Dollar seeks to open JP store

October 8, 2012
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Family Dollar seeks to open JP store

WASHINGTON ST.—Family Dollar, a national discount-goods chain, is the proposed tenant for a new store to be built at 3383 Washington St., the former location of Royal Fried Chicken, according to a spokesperson for the North Carolina-based company. “We do currently have a lease signed for that location,” Family Dollar Communication Director Josh Braverman...

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Overpass, roads to close Sun. a.m. for race

October 5, 2012
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Several roadways in Pondside, Forest Hills and Jamaica Hills, including the parkways and the Casey Overpass, will be closed Sunday morning for the Boston Athletic Association Half Marathon. The closure will run 7:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Oct. 7 on the following streets: the Arborway, Casey Overpass, Francis Parkman Drive, the Jamaicaway, Perkins Street,...

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161 S. Huntington slated for BRA vote

October 5, 2012
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S. HUNTINGTON— The controversial luxury apartment project proposed for 161 S. Huntington Ave. is “anticipated” to be heard and voted on by the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) board at its Thurs., Oct. 18 meeting, according to a BRA spokesperson. It has a high likelihood of being approved, as BRA staff only submit projects to...

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