Archive for February, 2013

Church reuses would cost millions

February 15, 2013
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A consultant has found high costs for renovating the former Blessed Sacrament church building into either a performance/community center or affordable housing, it was announced during a community meeting Feb. 6. Meanwhile, Jason Hutchinson and the Hyde Square Task Force (HSTF) presented proposals to turn the church building into a performance/community center, but neither...
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‘Honk!’ If You Like Musicals

February 15, 2013
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Political Notes: Capuano wants Social Security numbers secret

February 15, 2013
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Local U.S. Rep. Mike Capuano is expected to file legislation to prevent Social Security numbers of deceased people from being publicly available, according to a press release. Social Security numbers can be used for identity theft. The Social Security Administration currently publishes the Death Master File (DMF), which includes the full name, Social Security...
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The Blizzard of 2013

February 15, 2013
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Kid-made arcade coming to JP

February 15, 2013
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A handmade old-fashioned arcade will be coming to Jamaica Plain’s First Church in Jamaica Plain Unitarian Universalist Church at 6 Eliot St. on Sun., Feb. 24, 2-7 p.m. The KidsArts! hand-built community arcade will feature a nine-hole mini-golf course, a pinball machine and kid-created skee-ball, foosball, claw-crane, mini-basketball and wheel of fortune. “...
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JP Poets

February 15, 2013
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Obituary: Ghazi Sami Saba; founded Sami’s falafel restaurants

February 15, 2013
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Ghazi Sami “Big Sam” Saba of Dedham, formerly of Roslindale, a visionary who brought healthy Lebanese food and wraps to Boston, passed away on Feb. 6, 2013 after a long battle with cancer. He was 58 years old. Sami was the founder of Sami’s Falafel Truck of the Longwood Medical Area. Sami was the...
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No State Lab response on critical report

February 15, 2013
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It is unclear what, if any, actions have been taken to correct management issues a report from a lab oversight agency found at the William A. Hinton State Laboratory Institute in Jamaica Plain. The state Department of Public Health (DPH), which oversees the Hinton Institute, did not respond to a request for comment. Local...
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Health Investigators

February 15, 2013
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JP has a hand in puppet comedy videos

February 15, 2013
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Ben Green does not have a drinking problem, no matter what his online comedy videos show. Ben Green can’t have a drinking problem. Ben is a puppet created by Jamaica Plain resident Pam Severns. Puppet Ben Green and his buddy and roommate Eric explore Jamaica Plain’s bars and galleries, celebrate Christmas at the Monument...
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