Monthly Archives: December 2012

State drug lab was not accredited

December 7, 2012
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The state drug lab at the heart of the tainted evidence scandal was not accredited, it was revealed during a state legislature hearing on Nov. 28, according to local state Rep. Jeffrey Sánchez. Accreditation is a process where an outside agency certifies an organization as meeting industry standards. The state drug lab scandal involves...

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Thanksgiving Football

December 7, 2012
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(Photo by Patrick E. O’Connor) The English High School Blue & Blue (right) and the Boston Latin Wolfpack square off in their 126th annual Thanksgiving Day football game at Harvard Stadium on Nov. 22. The Wolfpack won this year, 44-15.

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Programa de arte vuelve a English High

December 7, 2012
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Después de cincuenta años, English High School celebra el regreso del programa de música con una gala el 19 de diciembre. En los años 1960s, la escuela cortó todos los programas de arte. La nueva directora Ligia Noriega-Murphy le pidió al maestro de música Eytan Wurman que los resucite. Algunos de los actores más...

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VA garage site has early a.m. work

December 7, 2012
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(Gazette Photo by Rebeca Oliveira) A crane prepares to hoist a section of concrete at the garage construction site on Nov. 29.

S. HUNTINGTON—New work, some of it in the early morning, is under way at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center garage construction site at 150 S. Huntington Ave., where noise previously has been an issue for neighbors. A large crane was moved to the site on Nov. 26 and delivery of large sections of pre-cast...

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Mini Library

December 7, 2012
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(Gazette Photo by John Ruch) The “JP Free Tiny Library,” a house-shaped wooden box set atop a City street light control box at South and Bardwell streets, invites passers-by to “take a book, leave a book” earlier this week. It is unclear who placed the “library” there or when. Books on math, Tibet and the history of punk rock were among the offerings. The site is across South Street from the Jamaica Plain Branch Library, which had been closed for repairs.

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Route 39 project delayed again

December 7, 2012
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(Gazette Photo by John Ruch) A new sign with some handwritten details marks the move of a Route 39 bus stop in Monument Square this week.

Dangerous stop moved The Route 39 bus improvement project has been delayed another season, starting spring 2013 instead of this winter, according to MBTA spokesperson Joe Pesaturo. He also announced a dangerous Monument Square stop has been moved. The project has been repeatedly delayed. The MBTA said in September that the project was being...

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BRA ‘corridor plan’ meeting scheduled

December 7, 2012
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The Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) will host a community meeting Weds., Dec. 12 to “start the conversation” on the first draft of a S. Huntington Avenue “corridor plan,” BRA spokesperson Melina Schuler told the Gazette. The meeting is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. at the Hennigan School at 200 Heath St. The first community meeting...

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2 bids made for T parcel

December 7, 2012
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FOREST HILLS—An MBTA parcel across the street from Forest Hills Station has received purchase offers from two developers, according to MBTA spokesperson Joe Pesaturo. Private developers Urbanica and KSS Investments, LLC have both filed bids with the MBTA real estate staff to buy “Parcel U.” The MBTA will decide which offer, if any, to...

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JPNC opposes Norbert School project

December 7, 2012
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HYDE SQ.—The Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council (JPNC) approved a motion during a Nov. 27 meeting to oppose the plan to turn the Norbert School building into 21 market-rate apartments unless the developers show a good-faith effort to include affordable housing. The vote was split, with seven members approving the motion, two members opposing and...

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The Casey: Then and Now

December 7, 2012
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Twenty-two years ago, Jamaica Plain was engaged with a now-familiar concern: The Casey Overpass was undergoing a lengthy construction project, and JP was wondering what the impact on the neighborhood and its traffic would be. At the time, the Casey was undergoing renovations to address structural failings and narrow the overpass from three lanes...

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