Monthly Archives: March 2013

Boy donates $1,000 to zoo

March 29, 2013
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(Courtesy Photo) Adam Crellin-Sazama presents John Linehan, Zoo New England president and CEO, with a check for $1,050 last week as parents Jenny Sazama and Tim Crellin look on. The photo has been slightly altered to obscure the family’s address for privacy reasons.

Sixth-grader Adam Crellin-Sazama donated over $1,000 to Franklin Park Zoo last week, following a months-long fund-raising project. The Jamaica Plain boy sold hot cocoa from a sidewalk stand throughout the winter and accepted donations to support the zoo and its worldwide conservation efforts. About $600 of the $1,050 came from his sidewalk stand, he...

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Shattuck Hospital to close 10-story building

March 29, 2013
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(Gazette Photo by Rebeca Oliveira) The Personnel Building on the Shattuck Hospital campus.

FOREST HILLS—Lemuel Shattuck Hospital has plans to “decommission” its Personnel Building, a 10-story tower on its campus that houses a child care facility, administrative offices and equipment and record storage. Shattuck Hospital is a state hospital that treats members of the public as well as prisoners in a secure psychiatric unit. Its main hospital...

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Connolly promete nueva energía como alcalde

March 29, 2013
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Connolly promete nueva energía como alcalde

En su primera entrevista comprensiva sobre su campaña para alcalde, el consejero municipal John Connolly prometió mejorar la infraestructura, incluso las escuelas públicas y los artes, mientras criticaba el alcalde actual Thomas Menino. Según Connolly, Menino carece de la visión y la transparencia. “Aunque respeto el compromiso del alcalde a la ciudad, necesitamos una...

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Former Martha Eliot official questions ending service

March 29, 2013
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A Jamaica Plain doctor, who is a former official at Martha Eliot Health Center, in a letter to the Gazette is questioning Boston Children’s Hospital (BCH) decision to end adult service at the health center. Dr. John Jewett, who worked at MEHC for 13 years, including three years as the director of adult medicine,...

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Falling concrete at station might have been prevented

March 29, 2013
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FOREST HILLS—The loose concrete that recently fell at the Forest Hills Station might have been prevented if an inspection report had been heeded. In early February, loose concrete was removed from the ceiling at the commuter rail platform at the Forest Hills Station, which is located in the southern section of Jamaica Plain near...

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JP Shines to brighten neighborhood

March 29, 2013
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A new Jamaica Plain Business and Professional Association (JP BAPA) initiative called JP Shines to keep local streets clean will kick off April 11. “We’re launching it around the Boston Shines effort,” said Kim Mitchell, owner of Boing! JP’s Toy Shop at 667 Centre St. “We hope this is a long-term initiative.” Boston Shines...

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Parklet site changed to Hyde Sq.

March 29, 2013
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HYDE SQ.—Centre Street across from Wyman Street in Hyde Square will likely get one of the city’s first “parklets” later this year, not central JP, as previously expected. The parklet will be installed in the fall, not the spring as previously announced. A parklet is a small, semi-permanent public space that resembles a deck,...

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Defendants: JPNC lawsuit boosts project costs

March 29, 2013
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The Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council’s (JPNC) controversial lawsuit against the 161 S. Huntington Ave. apartment project is boosting construction costs by $560,000 a month, assuming it is eventually built, according to an affidavit recently filed by the defendants. That claim was made as part of a debate about some Charlestown residents seeking to merge...

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JP Observer: Pond view in danger until the public owns it

March 29, 2013
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The natural area that forms the backdrop of Jamaica Pond on its western side appears eternal. It’s true that Hellenic Hill’s history reaches back to the time when Native American Kuchamakin, Jamaica Plain’s namesake, ruled the area—even back to when the bowls that formed the pond were dug out by glaciers. The natural area...

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Peace Garden redesign discussed

March 29, 2013
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EGLESTON SQ.—Tables to play dominoes and more community events were two of many ideas tossed around during a March 13 brainstorming session on the redesign of the Egleston Square Peace Garden, which is located at the corner of Washington and School streets. About 15 people attended the meeting at the Egleston Square YMCA. Other...

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