Monthly Archives: February 2013

Letter: Thanks for great auto service

February 15, 2013
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It is so very refreshing to find a place that really takes care of you these days. This is the way I feel every time I visit the best service and gas station in Jamaica Plain: JP Auto Service, located on Centre Street near Whole Foods. I always get my gas there. The folks...

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Invitación, Feb. 15, 2013

February 15, 2013
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La entrega para la lista de Invitación es al mediodía, el 26 de febrero para la publicación del 1 de marzo. Manda a news@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Nota: hay que marcar 617 antes de los números que salen abajo, si no tiene otro número. Reuniones JPNC Housing and Development Committee, martes, 19 febrero, 7pm, Farnsworth House, 90...

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Sights & Sounds, Feb. 15, 2013

February 15, 2013
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues., Feb. 26 for the March 1 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Special Events ParkSCIENCE Children’s Festival, with Boston Park Rangers “Horse of Course” program and Critter Exhibit, the New England Aquarium Tidal Pool...

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JP Agenda, Feb. 15, 2013

February 15, 2013
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues., Feb. 26 for the March 1 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Meetings JPNC Housing and Development Committee, Tues., Feb. 19, 7pm, Farnsworth House, 90 South St. Info: jpnc.org. JPNC Parks and Public Spaces...

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Snow Cleanup Continues

February 13, 2013
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Snow Cleanup Continues

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Obituary: Ghazi Sami Saba; founded Sami’s falafel restaurants

February 11, 2013
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Obituary: Ghazi Sami Saba; founded Sami’s falafel restaurants

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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Massive snowstorm freezes JP

February 9, 2013
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(Gazette Photo by John Ruch) A woman skis down Perkins Street on Feb. 9 after a historic snowstorm.

Jamaica Plain awoke this morning to more than 21 inches of snow on the ground after a massive blizzard with winds up to 45 m.p.h. hit the neighborhood yesterday afternoon and overnight. Cars were entombed, most businesses remained closed, and everything was coated in a white glaze of wind-sprayed ice and flakes. The winds...

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Governor bans road travel due to snow

February 8, 2013
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Road travel will be banned in the entire state starting at 4 p.m. today, Gov. Deval Patrick has ordered in the latest response to the major snowstorm under way. A City of Boston parking ban on major streets is already in effect. All MBTA public transit service will shut down at 3:30 p.m. today....

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City declares snow emergency for Friday; schools to close

February 7, 2013
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With a massive winter storm predicted to bring 18 to 24 inches of snow to Boston tomorrow, the City of Boston has declared that a parking ban, a closure of Boston Public Schools and other emergency measures will go into effect Friday. “This is going to be a very serious storm,” said Mayor Thomas...

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JPNC lawsuit battle begins; chair open to settlement

February 5, 2013
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The chair of the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council (JPNC) defended the council’s controversial lawsuit against the 161 S. Huntington Ave. development in a Gazette interview today, while also opening the possibility of a settlement if the developer alters the project. Chair Benjamin Day also revealed that the legal battle began last month with dueling...

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