Monthly Archives: November 2013

Firefighter injured in house blaze

November 27, 2013
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Firefighter injured in house blaze

JAMAICA HILLS–An early-morning blaze today at a 14 Pond Circle house left one firefighter briefly hospitalized with third-degree burns, according to the Boston Fire Department (BFD). The two residents were not home when the three-alarm fire struck, according to BFD spokesperson Steve MacDonald, who tweeted photos of the blaze. When firefighters arrived around 1...

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ESAC moves out of JP

November 22, 2013
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The Ecumenical Social Action Committee (ESAC), a key Egleston Square nonprofit founded in JP nearly 50 years ago, moved its offices to Dorchester last week. The expense-cutting move out of 3313 Washington St. to 214 Harvard St. in Dorchester will not affect ESAC’s JP programming, according to Executive Director Bill Minkle. The new address...

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Recording studio revives in Hyde Sq.

November 22, 2013
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Recording studio revives in Hyde Sq.

HYDE SQ.—A jewel of local music history is hidden in plain sight in Hyde Square. Dimension Sound Studios is tucked into a blue building with no windows at 386 Centre St. Behind the innocuous door, musicians are keeping up a 50-year history of making music in JP. Producer, engineer and studio co-owner Dan Cardinal...

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Hubway a profit-maker for City, bike company

November 22, 2013
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The Hubway bike-share system is a profit-maker for the City and the Oregon company that operates it, a Gazette review of the program’s finances has found. For the fiscal year 2012, the City collected $173,835 in profit, all of which was funneled back into expanding the system, according to Boston Bikes Director Nicole Freedman....

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Primera fase del desarrollo de Jackson terminada

November 22, 2013
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Primera fase del desarrollo de Jackson terminada

JACKSON SQ.— El edificio multiuso de 225 Centre Street—la primera fase de la renovación de Jackson Square—ha sido construido. El edificio con su etiqueta de $52 millones tiene 103 apartamentos, incluso 35 de bajo ingreso, y un piso de venta al público, aunque todavía no han seleccionado las tiendas. Mientras tanto, el agente inmobiliario...

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Advocate proposes new bus yard location

November 22, 2013
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A member of the Community Planning Committee for the Arborway Yard (CPCAY) has proposed moving the entire bus yard facility a mile away from the Forest Hills area to the American Legion Highway. The state is now studying the feasibility of the move. Allan Ihrer, a long-time member of the CPCAY, has proposed building...

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No public input mandated on bike-share sites

November 22, 2013
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By John Ruch and Peter Shanley/Gazette Staff While the Hubway bike-share stations use public streets and sidewalks, no public input into their locations is required under its operating contract—though financial sponsors can weigh in. Some Hubway locations and limited public input into them have been controversial in Jamaica Plain and other neighborhoods. The Gazette...

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Historic homes signs planned for Sumner Hill

November 22, 2013
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The Sumner Hill Association (SHA) is readying mini-history lessons about houses in the neighborhood. The “If This House Could Talk” project, recently announced in the SHA’s newsletter, would post signs outside notable houses with brief facts about their history. “We’ve got such an incredible amount of history in our neighborhood. You walk past things...

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Governor hopefuls to speak at JP forum

November 22, 2013
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Three Democratic hopefuls to win the Governor’s Office next year will answer questions at a Dec. 4 forum staged at Doyle’s Café by local progressive organizations. Joe Avellone, Donald Berwick and Juliette Kayyem will appear separately at the forum, which is being held by JP Progressives and Jamaica Plain Forum. The organizations were slated...

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Domino’s makes another pass at JP

November 22, 2013
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EGLESTON SQ.—Domino’s Pizza is hoping to be third time lucky in its attempts to open a franchise in Jamaica Plain. Domino’s will be on the agenda for the next Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council’s (JPNC) Zoning Committee meeting on December 4. The national chain pizzeria is hoping to open a franchise at 3203-3213 Washington St....

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