Monthly Archives: December 2012

MBTA welcomes carolers back

December 21, 2012
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Two days after kicking Christmas carolers out of the Forest Hills T Station, the MBTA reversed course and brought them back. Laura Ruth Jarrett, pastor of Jamaica Plain’s Hope Central Church, and other church carolers were asked to leave the station Dec. 17 because they did not have a permit. But after that event...

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Bromley-Heath to host school shooting memorial event

December 20, 2012
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JACKSON SQ.—The 26 victims of last week’s mass murder at a Connecticut school will be remembered with a moment of silence and speeches at an event tomorrow morning at the Bromley-Heath housing development. Local representatives, clergy and residents will speak at the 8:30 a.m. event in the Rose Garden outside 30 Bickford St. The...

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MBTA welcomes carolers back

December 19, 2012
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Two days after kicking Christmas carolers out of the Forest Hills T Station, the MBTA is reversing course and bringing them back. Laura Ruth Jarrett, pastor of Jamaica Plain’s Hope Central Church, and other church carolers were asked to leave the station Monday because they did not have a permit. But after that event...

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School shooting memorial going up in Monument Sq.

December 18, 2012
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A homemade memorial to the 20 children mass-murdered in a Connecticut elementary school last week is going up this evening in Monument Square, the work of well-known peace and anti-war activists Carlos and Melida Arredondo. Carlos Arredondo spoke to the Gazette while erecting the memorial with zip ties on the Civil War Solider’s Monument...

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JP man guilty of owning, sharing child porn

December 11, 2012
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A Jamaica Plain man will serve a year and a day in state prison after pleading guilty yesterday to owning and sharing child pornography videos, according to the state Attorney General’s Office. Jose Guzman, 42, was arrested at his JP home by State Police on Jan. 31, 2011 after a search found numerous child...

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Developer eyes Goddard House for hotel, housing

December 11, 2012
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S. HUNTINGTON—Tom Donnelly, who was involved with the construction of the new EnVision Hotel, told the Gazette he is interested in developing the now-vacant Goddard House into either an assisted-living facility or another hotel. The EnVision Hotel opened this year at 81 S. Huntington Ave. Donnelly, who is a contractor and developer based in...

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JP Library to get long-planned renovation

December 7, 2012
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SUMNER HILL—After a six-year delay, the Jamaica Plain branch of the Boston Public Library (BPL) is gearing up for the building’s first major renovation since the 1960s. But it’s unclear how large the scope of the renovation might be. “This is a commitment to a full renovation and making a really great...

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Arts programs return to English High

December 7, 2012
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Fifty years after losing its voice, music is returning to English High School with a gala dinner and performance at the school on Dec. 19. After all English High’s arts programs were cut back in the 1960s, new headmaster Ligia Noriega-Murphy has tasked music teacher Eytan Wurman to bring them back. “Some of the...

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Egleston Tree-Lighting

December 7, 2012
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(Photo by George Anastos) LIGHT IT UP  Firefighters from the local Engine 42/Rescue 2 firehouse use a ladder truck to help install lights on the Egleston Square Main Street holiday tree in the Peace Garden at 3133 Washington St. on Nov. 25.

The annual Egleston Holiday Celebration at the Peace Garden on Washington Street Dec. 1 featured a tree-lighting and caroling. Boston Express Multi Services was announced as the winner of Egleston Square Main Street’s decoration contest.

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Hyde/Jackson Trust Fund gives away last of $500K

December 7, 2012
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After 15 years of supporting local nonprofits and businesses, the Hyde/Jackson Square Community Benefits Trust Fund recently gave away the last of its $500,000 and shut down. “We’ve enjoyed a good run,” said trust fund board member David Worrell. “We’ve reached the end of the road. We knew it wouldn’t last forever.” The Trust...

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