Monthly Archives: December 2013

JP Agenda, 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. Meetings E-13 Police: Latino monthly meeting, Thurs., Dec. 12, 7pm, Nate Smith House, 155 Lamartine St.; Strategic planning meeting, Thurs., Dec. 19,...

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JP kid stars in BCT production

December 6, 2013
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JP kid stars in BCT production

Jamaica Plain actor Samil Battenfeld, 12, will star in Boston Children’s Theatre (BCT) annual production of “The Velveteen Rabbit” starting Dec. 7. Based on the famous children’s book, “The Velveteen Rabbit” was first performed by BTC during the holiday season four years ago. The performances blend live actors with puppets, including a puppet of...

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Hyde Square eatery hires new chef

December 6, 2013
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HYDE SQ.—Centre Street Sanctuary, a restaurant in Hyde Square, has hired a new chef, Timothy Hopkins, according to owner Adam Rutstein. The name Sanctuary plays off the fact that the restaurant is located at 365 Centre St., on the campus of the former Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church. The restaurant opened last spring. “We are...

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Urban farming guidelines approved by BRA

December 6, 2013
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The Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) board approved new urban farming zoning guidelines, called Article 89, at its Nov. 14 meeting. It must still be approved by the Zoning Commission before it takes effect. Assuming the Zoning Commission approves it at its Dec. 18 meeting, Article 89 will go into effect before the end of...

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JP musician makes Midway tour stop

December 6, 2013
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Stevie Weinstein-Foner, the musician son of local activist Laura Foner, returned to his hometown and performed at the Midway Café Friday, Nov. 29. “It always feels good to come back. I have a lot of friends who still in the area,” Weinstein-Foner told the Gazette last week. “I’m really happy to be taking these...

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Hospital recognized for surgical patient care

December 6, 2013
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JAMAICA HILLS—The American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS NSQIP) recently recognized Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital as one of 37 ACS NSQIP-participating hospitals nationwide that have achieved meritorious outcomes for surgical patient care. Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital, located at 1153 Centre St. in Jamaica Plain, is the only hospital...

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Faulkner Hospital gains surgery accreditation

December 6, 2013
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JAMAICA HILLS—The bariatric surgery program at Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital, located at 1153 Centre St. in Jamaica Plain, has been accredited as a Level 1 facility under the Bariatric Surgery Center Network (BSCN) Accreditation Program of the American College of Surgeons (ACS).  The accreditation demonstrates the surgery center’s commitment to delivering the highest...

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Editorial: The JPNC lawsuit settlement

December 6, 2013
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We previously said that the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council’s quixotic lawsuit against the 161 S. Huntington Ave. development was a must-win if the council was to retain its political credibility. It turns out that the JPNC has technically neither won or lost. But it is doubtful that the concessions it wrung from a settlement...

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Editorial: Welcome back, JP Progressives

December 6, 2013
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The return of the JP Progressives group is a welcome development in JP’s political life. Skilled at holding forums and questioning candidates, JP Progressives was influential in the 2009 mayoral race. One did not have to share their political leanings to get oodles of valuable information from their events and candidate questionnaires. Now the...

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Editorial: English High’s champs

December 6, 2013
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Congratulations to English High’s football team for triumphing in its annual Thanksgiving Day battle with Boston Latin at Harvard Stadium. The school football rivalry goes back more than 125 years, and this is the first time English has won since 1997. That is a long time even to those of us who were not...

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