Monthly Archives: June 2013

Parklet to cost up to $25K

June 7, 2013
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Jamaica Plain’s parklet could cost as much as $25,000, according to the Boston Transportation Department (BTD). Each of the four parklets in the City’s pilot program is expected to cost “anywhere between $15,000 and $25,000,” for a total as high as $100,000, BTD spokesperson Tracey Ganiatsos told the Gazette. That will include the design...

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Route 39 project to start this month

June 7, 2013
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The Route 39 bus improvement project has a general starting date and location after being delayed numerous times. The project calls for several “bump-out” curb extensions, including at the inbound Perkins Street, Roseway Street and Seaverns Avenue stops. All stops will remain open, but some will be relocated during construction. “In the middle of...

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Franklin Park off-leash dog area plan moves forward

June 7, 2013
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City Councilor Matt O’Malley supports the Franklin Park Coalition’s (FPC) plan for off-leash dog areas and times in Franklin Park, proposed last month, while the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (MSPCA) questions part of the plan. Meanwhile, the FPC is engaging in discussions with park users before going to the...

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Where JP’s dogs run free

June 7, 2013
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Dog owners in Jamaica Plain know where to go to let their dogs off-leash—even if it’s not legal. Peter’s Hill in the Arboretum, the Peter Parkman playground on Wachusett Street and the Beecher Street Park are not City-sanctioned off-leash dog parks. But daily, dozens of dogs have off-leash adventures there. Beecher Street Park is...

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Spy center missed bomb suspect, watched JP peace activists

June 7, 2013
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Spy center missed bomb suspect, watched JP peace activists

A controversial police spy agency overlooked the alleged Boston Marathon bombing mastermind, but kept secret files on local peace activists—possibly including marathon rescue hero Carlos Arredondo. A small group of civil liberties activists staged a protest June 1 at Boston Police headquarters against the agency’s work following Gazette and DigBoston reports. The Boston Regional...

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New senior health center serves 125 Amory housing

June 7, 2013
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New senior health center serves 125 Amory housing

EGLESTON SQ.—A new senior health care center opened last week in the 125 Amory St. public housing complex and will complement 12 new affordable apartments being added in the main building. The new PACE Adult Day Health Center at 125A Amory St. had its ribbon-cutting June 1. It is a collaboration between Dorchester’s Upham’s...

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Pride block party slated for June 9

June 7, 2013
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HYDE SQ.—The Jamaica Plain Block Party for Boston Pride Week will make its annual return to Perkins Street on Sun., June 9. A celebration of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community, Pride Week features dozens of events around town, including the downtown Pride Parade tomorrow, June 8. Co-hosted by Dyke Night Productions, the Jamaica...

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CSMS trash cans missing; replacements on the way

June 7, 2013
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Half a dozen sidewalk trash cans bought by Centre/South Main Streets (CSMS) about five years ago have gone missing after being delivered to the City for installation. While City Department of Public Works (DPW) spokesperson Tim McCarthy could not locate the exact bins purchased by CSMS, he did say that DPW had those same...

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Baseball Champs

June 7, 2013
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(Photo by Patrick E. O’Connor) The English High School boys baseball team celebrates its City League championship win at Roxbury’s Madison Park May 28. The Blue and Blue Eagles defeated Boston Latin Academy 4-3 for the win and ended the season 16-4.

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No historic review needed on Peter Parley house

June 7, 2013
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PARKSIDE—The partial demolition at 6 Peter Parley Road, which is the former home of the pioneer physician Dr. Marie Zakrzewska, does not fall under Boston Landmarks Commission (BLC) review because the structure is not being completely demolished, according to City officials. BLC automatically reviews total demolitions, but not partial ones, according to City officials....

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