Monthly Archives: March 2013

Flute Concert

March 29, 2013
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(Photo by Paul Marotta) Venezuelan flute player Orlando Cela (above) will perform Sun., April 7 at the Loring-Greenough House in Monument Square. The program includes “Tonguetwister,” a piece Cela commissioned as part of a project to create works using only “extended techniques,” a term for unusual sounds and effects produced with flutes. See Sights & Sounds listing.

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Community centers MOU fate unclear

March 29, 2013
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A rough draft of the new operating agreement between the City and community centers was expected to be in place by now, but it’s unclear whether it is finished. The City had said in December that it anticipated having the document ready early this year. But repeated Gazette phone calls and emails to the...

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Vacant house faces new lien

March 29, 2013
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EGLESTON SQ.—A vacant house at 25 Chilcott Place is facing a new lien after going to housing court last year. The owner of the house, Jamaica Plain resident John Darling, has previously been cited by ISD for improper trash storage, overgrown weeds and for failing to secure the property, the charge that took him...

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Women making history

March 29, 2013
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(Photo by Ellen Shub) Hillary and Julie Goodridge, then JP residents, hold hands after leaving Boston City Hall with the first same-sex marriage license issued in Boston, joined by attorney Mary Bonauto of Gay and Lesbian Advocates and Defenders, on May 17, 2004. The historic moment was captured in this photograph by Newton’s Ellen Shub, whose exhibit “Women Making History: Portraits and Protests” is showing at the Connolly Branch Library in Hyde Square.

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JP artist prints out Atomic Age jewelry

March 29, 2013
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(Courtesy Photo) Earrings designed by JP-based artist Bob Field.

Jamaica Plain artist Bob Field is combining his long-time love of natural shapes and traditional art with new technologies to create and sell something that sound like they’re from out of the 23rd century: 3-D-printed earrings. Much like a traditional printer lays down layer after layer of ink on paper, a 3-D printer creates...

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Buses still parking in illegal former stop

March 29, 2013
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(Gazette Photo by John Ruch) An MBTA bus parks in the former stop on South Street on March 12.

MONUMENT SQ.—MBTA buses are still frequently parking in a former Monument Square bus stop that was shut down four months ago due to its illegal location and dangers to drivers and pedestrians. The practice continues despite repeated warnings from MBTA management. “Old habits die hard, but we are working diligently to remind operators...

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Homelessness increases in city, JP

March 29, 2013
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The number of homeless people living on the city’s streets increased 7 percent from a year ago, according to the City’s 2012 homeless census. And Jamaica Plain followed suit with two homeless people being found on its streets compared to none the year before. According to the census, 193 homeless people were found living...

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Gulf War syndrome study launched at VA hospital

March 29, 2013
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The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) recently announced the launch of a Gulf War syndrome study that will take place at the VA Medical Center at 150 S. Huntington Ave, according to a press release. The Gulf War Veteran’s Illnesses Biorepository (GWVIB) will support research on the causes, progression and treatment of disorders...

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Cops: On-duty firefighter bought heroin

March 29, 2013
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(Photo Courtesy Boston Police Department) The police booking photo of former firefighter Stephen Hogan.

SourceURL:file://localhost/Volumes/public/*JP%203-29-13/JP%20Copy/firefighter%20drugs%20JP%203-15-13.doc EGLESTON SQ.—A firefighter at Egleston Square’s Engine 42 firehouse was arrested Feb. 26 after allegedly buying heroin nearby while on duty, according to the Boston Police Department. Stephen Hogan, 24, of Dorchester resigned shortly after the arrest. Boston Fire Department spokesperson Steve MacDonald declined to comment on whether BFD views it as an...

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WIT students study JP planning

March 29, 2013
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Wentworth Institute of Technology (WIT) students will be working in Jamaica Plain to develop design ideas for mixed-use projects along the Southwest Corridor this spring and summer as an academic exercise. The Community Design Studio program will analyze existing proposals for the study area, including the Jackson Square Re-development Initiative, and will make proposals...

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