Monthly Archives: January 2013

Invitación, Jan. 18, 2013

January 18, 2013
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La entrega para la lista de Invitación es al mediodía, el 29 de enero para la publicación del 1 de febrero. Manda a news@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Nota: hay que marcar 617 antes de los números que salen abajo, si no tiene otro número. Reuniones Audencia para City Zoning Board of Appeals hearing, martes, 22 enero, 9:30am:...

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Agenda, Jan. 18, 2013

January 18, 2013
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues., Jan. 29 for the Feb. 1 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Meetings JPNC Zoning Committee, agenda TBD, Thurs., Jan. 24, Farnsworth House, 90 South St. Info: jpnc.org. Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council, agenda to...

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BAPA named holiday decoration winners

January 18, 2013
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The Jamaica Plain Business & Professional Association chose 13 winners for its 2012 Business District Holiday Decorations Contest. The first place winner was Boing! JP’s Toy Shop at 667 Centre St. Second place went to JP Knit & Stitch at 461 Centre St. Eighty-five businesses in the Centre/South area were awarded points to determine...

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Latino grocer backs out of 225 Centre

January 17, 2013
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JACKSON SQ.—The Latino grocery store chain that was considering moving into 225 Centre St. in a controversial move has withdrawn from negotiations. Developer spokesperson Dave Traggorth announced the change at last night’s Jackson Square Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC) meeting. The CAC is a City-appointed group that reviews redevelopment in the area. The supermarket made...

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‘Glitch’ stays City Hall To Go’s Egleston visit

January 17, 2013
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A computer glitch killed the City’s new resident service vehicle’s first visit to Egleston Square on Jan. 16. The truck remains out of commission for the time being. The last minute cancellation, announced through the truck’s Twitter feed, was due to a “computer glitch,” City spokesperson John Guilfoil told the Gazette. “We hope to...

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Amid protests, 225 Centre hiring diversity rises

January 16, 2013
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JACKSON SQ.—The housing and retail tower going up at 225 Centre St., the first major piece of the massive Jackson Square redevelopment plan, has set itself to a high standard of hiring diversity. In part, that is because it sits at the heart of a low-income community linking Jamaica Plain and Roxbury that sorely...

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Curley student shot in Roxbury

January 14, 2013
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A 13-year-old student at Jamaica Plain’s Curley K-8 School was shot and seriously wounded in Roxbury on Jan. 11, reportedly while walking to choir practice at his church. The victim was widely named in major media, but the Gazette generally does not name juvenile crime victims. The Boston Police Department (BPD) described the victim as...

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MEPA Casey decision to come Jan. 18

January 11, 2013
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The state Environmental Policy Act (MEPA) Office review of the Casey Arborway project’s environmental impacts is expected to be released Fri., Jan. 18. The MEPA review will decide whether the project requires a more in-depth analysis called an Environmental Impact Report (EIR) or whether it can move into the final design stage. MEPA likely...

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State shuts down salon; reopening planned

January 10, 2013
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State shuts down salon; reopening planned

CENTRAL JP—State regulators yesterday shut down the Amp Hair Studio salon at 482 Centre St. for operating without a license. Owner Aura Peguero told the Gazette that she applied for the license today and expects to be back in business in about two weeks. But there is no guarantee she will get the license,...

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City declares flu crisis, offers free vaccination

January 10, 2013
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The City of Boston has declared a public health emergency due to a severe flu epidemic sweeping the city and the nation, and is offering free vaccinations in Jamaica Plain to help stop the sometimes fatal disease. Since Oct. 1, about 700 cases of the flu have been reported to health authorities, which is...

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