Monthly Archives: November 2012

Holidays in JP: Secret Recipes – Chef Herbie’s Traditional Jerk Chicken

November 23, 2012
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The Gazette asked various JP people and institutions to share their favorite holiday recipes. Whole Foods Market at 413 Centre St. offered the following: Chef Herbert “Herbie” Ewan began his Whole Foods Market career in the Prepared Foods department at the Jamaica Plain store in May, but Herbie has been cooking for over 26...

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JP Library restarts renovation talk

November 23, 2012
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SUMNER HILL—Six months after Mayor Thomas Menino said that the Jamaica Plain Branch Library “would be taken care of” financially, the library is having a public meeting to discuss renovations. The meeting is scheduled for Wed., Nov. 28 at 6 p.m. at Curtis Hall, next door to the 12 Sedgwick St. branch. An appointed...

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Eatery gets OK for food truck

November 23, 2012
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JACKSON SQ.—A local restaurant recently ran into trouble for opening a food truck as a kind of second kitchen in its parking lot. Yely’s Coffee Shop will run a food truck just outside its 284 Centre St.  location again, following a Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council (JPNC) decision to grant the eatery conditional approval to...

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JP court has high acquittal rate for OUI cases

November 23, 2012
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The Jamaica Plain-based West Roxbury District Court at 445 Arborway has one of the highest acquittal rates in the state when it comes to jury-waived operating under the influence (OUI) trials, according to a special report commissioned by the state Supreme Judicial Court. The report was commissioned after a Boston Globe investigation found high...

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Veterans Day

November 23, 2012
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(Photo by Patrick E. O’Connor) English High School students march in the Veterans Day Parade downtown on Nov. 11.

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Court orders retrial in gang murder

November 23, 2012
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The state’s highest court has ordered a new trial for a Jamaica Plain street gang member previously convicted of murder in an infamous 2006 mistaken-identity killing. Lamory S. “Lawz” Gray of 934 Parker St. in the Bromley-Heath housing development was a member of the Heath Street gang. In 2009, he was convicted of first-degree...

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English High to get new field

November 23, 2012
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The English High School at 144 McBride St. is slated to receive a new turf field that will be ready for the fall 2013 sport season, according to Boston Parks and Recreation Department spokesperson Jacque Goddard. The field, which is used for football, baseball and soccer games, is in such bad shape the school...

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Editorial: S. Huntington achievements

November 23, 2012
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The City’s approval of 161 S. Huntington in the face of heavy neighborhood opposition has surprised, and perhaps demoralized, many people. But the big-picture rationales for the project were so strong as to make approval virtually inevitable. Opponents should recognize their significant achievements—including more affordable units and a S. Huntington “corridor plan”—and push for...

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Editorial: Giving thanks

November 23, 2012
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Over the past 12 months, the Gazette has worked hard to bring you in-depth local news. The Casey Overpass decision, the Blessed Sacrament redevelopment, all of the major plans for S. Huntington—you heard about them here first. We did that work not only for JP, but with JP. Many of our stories happen because...

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Letter: Thanks for Halloween party success

November 23, 2012
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The Connolly Branch Library and the Hyde Square community celebrated their 5th annual Halloween Party and Parade on Oct. 31.  Hundreds of children and adults enjoyed a costume party with food and activities before parading through Hyde/Jackson Squares, stopping at 34 local businesses and organizations: Volunteers of America; Peter J. Hanley, DMD; Guardian Health...

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