Monthly Archives: December 2013

Gov. candidates talk progressive issues

December 6, 2013
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To no surprise, two Democratic candidates for governor—Attorney General Martha Coakley and state Treasurer Steve Grossman—advocated progressive issues, such as raising the minimum wage and implementing earned sick time, during a progressive forum hosted by two local organizations. But it was not a complete walk in the park for the candidates, as Grossman was...

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Firefighter injured in house blaze

December 6, 2013
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Firefighter injured in house blaze

JAMAICA HILLS–An early-morning blaze the day before Thanksgiving 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 on Nov. 27, according to BFD spokesperson Steve MacDonald, who tweeted photos of the...

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Parklet partner Tacos El Charro closes

December 6, 2013
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Tacos El Charro, a Mexican restaurant at 349 Centre St. and a maintaining partner of the parklet at that address, has closed. It was sold this summer. The new owners plan to re-open the space as “Old Havana” restaurant “soon,” Hyde/Jackson Square Main Streets Executive Director Gerald Robbins told the Gazette. A parklet is...

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Business Birthday

December 6, 2013
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Business Birthday

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Library Thanks

December 6, 2013
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Library Thanks

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Sights and Sounds, Dec. 6, 2013

December 6, 2013
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues., Dec. 17 for the Dec. 20 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Special Events The JP Holiday Stroll and tree lighting, at the Soldier’s Monument, Centre/South Sts., Sat., Dec. 7, 1:30pm; at Hyde Square,...

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Forest Hills Electrical finds new homes

December 6, 2013
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Forest Hills Electrical Supply is moving to Randolph—and opening a small shop on the JP/Roslindale border—after being pushed out of its longtime Washington Street location by a forthcoming housing development. The company was informed its lease would not be renewed this year to make way for the Commons at Forest Hills Station apartment development...

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Church Birthday

December 6, 2013
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Church Birthday

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Hennigan School to expand to K-8

December 6, 2013
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The Hennigan Elementary School at 200 Heath St. will expand to a K-8 school in a phased process spanning several years, according to Boston Public Schools spokesperson Brian Ballou. The Hennigan will add sixth grade for the 2014-2015 school year and then implement seventh and eighth grades for the 2016-2017 school year. Ballou said...

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JP Local First releases directory

December 6, 2013
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The first edition of JP Local First’s business directory is currently available at member businesses in JP. The nonprofit local business organization was also planning a release party to celebrate the directory at Café Bartlett Square on Dec. 4, after the Gazette’s deadline. “We hope the directory will become the go-to resource for folks...

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