Monthly Archives: October 2012

Latvian Church may become condos

October 26, 2012
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The Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council (JPNC) Zoning Committee voted to support the redevelopment of the Jamaica Plain Latvian Lutheran Church at 98 Rockview St. at its Oct. 11 meeting. The committee supported the project in large part because owner Dennis Coghlan is planning to save the church building, committee member Michael Reiskind told the...

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1 wounded in Bromley-Heath shooting

October 26, 2012
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JACKSON SQ.—A man was shot in the leg in a burst of gunfire that also hit six vehicles in the Bromley-Heath housing development on the night of Oct. 11, according to a Boston Police Department (BPD) report. Police officers patrolling Parker Street around 8 p.m. saw the unidentified victim, aged 18 or 19, running...

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Obituary: Marjorie A. Hennigan; mother of prominent JP family

October 26, 2012
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Marjorie A. Hennigan. (Courtesy Photo)

Marjorie A. (Murphy) Hennigan of Jamaica Plain, formerly of West Roxbury, passed away Oct. 12, 2012. Beloved wife of former state Sen. James W. Hennigan Jr. Loving mother of Maura Hennigan, clerk magistrate and former Boston city councilor; Deirdre Donovan of New York City; James W. Hennigan III and his wife Jude of West...

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Norbert School building plan filed

October 26, 2012
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The Norbert School Associates, who have plans to develop the Norbert School building on the Blessed Sacrament campus into 21 market-rate apartments, recently filed the project with the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA). The Norbert, a historic, 14,865-square-foot building, will be rehabilitated and the facade restored to a standard approved by the Boston Landmarks Commission,...

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Good Reading

October 26, 2012
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(Photo by Roger Farrington) JP resident and Winsor School student Victoria Onteverios (third from left) holds up a copy of “The Wednesday Wars” to be autographed by author Gary Schmidt (far right) at the Literary Lights for Children event at the Boston Public Library in Copley Square Sept. 30. Joining her are fellow students (from left) Eve Driver, Chae Chun, Abigail Simon, Nazanene Vatan and Rachel Marandett.

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The Jamaica Pond Lantern Parade

October 26, 2012
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(Photo by Daniella Rascón) NIGHT LIGHT A child gazes at the lights at the annual Lantern Parade around Jamaica Pond on Oct. 21.

Children and adults alike welcomed autumn with the annual Lantern Parade around Jamaica Pond on Oct. 20 and 21, sponsored by Jamaica Plain’s Spontaneous Celebrations. Parade-goers carried handmade, candlelit lanterns around the pond while enjoying live music, fresh-pressed apple cider and more. These photos were taken on Oct. 21. (Photos by Daniella Rascón)  

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Agreement reached on school bus traffic

October 26, 2012
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JP SOUTH—While the new school bus traffic on Carolina Avenue serving the Mission Hill K-8 School is improving, officials will shut down three local streets in the afternoon to keep things safe and smooth for buses, it was announced at an Oct. 16 meeting at the school. Neighbors who have criticized the surprise plan...

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Forum covers religious response to climate change

October 26, 2012
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The Jamaica Plain Forum will host climate change activist Bill McKibben, along with four clergy of different faiths, at an event geared to building a climate change plan this Sunday. “Bill McKibben may be the world’s foremost activist and scholar on global climate change,” Coordinator for the Jamaica Plain Forum Greg Buckland told the...

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JP victims added to homicide memorial

October 26, 2012
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The names of two Jamaica Plain homicide victims were added to a downtown memorial in a Sept. 20 ceremony. Brenda Pawlowski and Kenneth Soto were among 52 victims enshrined in the Garden of Peace memorial in the plaza at 100 Cambridge St. The memorial, which features names engraved on stones, already marked 691 lost...

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Art Appreciation

October 26, 2012
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(Courtesy Photo) (from left) JP resident Alicia Herman, shown with daughters Luna Post and Solara Post, recently founded the “Bring Your Baby” program at the Danforth Museum of Art in Framingham. The program sets aside days for parents with young children to attend without worrying about disturbing others or having logistical problems. Herman recently had a paper called “Bringing New Families to the Museum One Baby at a Time” published in the “Journal of Museum Education.” For more info, see danforthmuseum.org.

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