Monthly Archives: November 2013

We Are Hair names contest winners, expands

November 22, 2013
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We Are Hair, a hair salon at 708 Centre St., has awarded three JP residents with months of free haircuts following an unusual contest to celebrate its second anniversary. Last month’s contest was designed around 20 photos of the salon employees in various unidentified locations around the neighborhood. The winners were selected from the...

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JP Observer: One small neighborhood, many major issues

November 22, 2013
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Wow! I knew JP’s Stonybrook neighborhood was active, but I was shocked when I moved to this dense, friendly neighborhood between Forest Hills, Franklin Park and Washington Street. I had heard and read about the issues facing my new neighbors, but I didn’t realize how large and complex they are until they were in...

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1st Jackson Sq. redevelopment project completed

November 22, 2013
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1st Jackson Sq. redevelopment project completed

JACKSON SQ.—The $52 million mixed-use development at 225 Centre St.—the first phase in the redevelopment of Jackson Square—has finished construction. The development has 103 apartments, including 35 affordable housing units, and retail space, though no stores have been selected yet. Meanwhile, the developer for the project said some residential- and minority-hiring goals were met...

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JP Birth Notice

November 22, 2013
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Gazette reporter Rebeca Oliveira and husband Martin Schmidheiny welcomed daughter Vivian Ivy on Sept. 17, 2013. JP parents can send birth notices to news@jamaicaplaingazette.com.

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Walsh won the JP vote

November 22, 2013
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Mayor-Elect Marty Walsh, who placed fifth in the Jamaica Plain vote during the preliminary election in September, bounced back to be the neighborhood’s top vote-getter in the Nov. 5 general election. The reversal may lay at the feet of At-Large City Councilor Felix Arroyo. The Jamaica Plain resident was a former rival who endorsed...

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Egleston Main Streets head takes City job

November 22, 2013
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Egleston Square Main Streets (ESMS) Executive Director Betsy Cowan is leaving her position after five years. Cowan will join the City’s Office of Business Development starting mid-December. “This is bittersweet, given the love I have for this community, the great work we’re doing, and the amazing network of relationships here, but I’m enthusiastic about...

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Honored for Service

November 22, 2013
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Honored for Service

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Casey project timeline delayed

November 22, 2013
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At the last community design meeting for the Casey Arborway project on Nov. 19, the state design team announced a slightly delayed schedule. A main hold-up has the Shea Square design, which is still under Massachusetts Historical Commission (MHC) review. The project is expected to be put out to bid in late January instead...

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Hyde Halloween

November 22, 2013
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Hyde Halloween

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Top Cadet

November 22, 2013
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Top Cadet

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