Monthly Archives: January 2014

Gazette columnist publishes ebook on mayoral race

January 31, 2014
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The cover of “Hizzonnaroo.” (Courtesy Image)

Author Chris Faraone will release an ebook of his Gazette columns covering the 2013 Boston mayoral race on Feb. 4. The book, “Hizzonnaroo: The Fervent Fete and Street Fight to Replace a Boston Patriarch,” compiles all 32 of Faraone’s weekly “Politics as Unusual” columns and about 5,000 words of extra material, he told the...

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Invitación, Jan. 31, 2014

January 31, 2014
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La entrega para la lista de Invitación es al mediodía, el 11 de febrero para la publicación del 14 de febrero. Manda a reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Atención: Marca el 617 antes de los números que salen abajo. Reuniones Reunión de MassDOT, para hablar sobre la expansión de la plataforma de buses y la consolidación de los...

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JP Agenda, Jan. 31, 2014

January 31, 2014
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues., Feb. 11 for the Feb. 14 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Meetings MassDOT meeting, to discuss expansion of Forest Hills MBTA station upper busway & consolidation of school bus drop-off, Tues. Feb. 4,...

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Election reform backed by Chang-Díaz passes

January 31, 2014
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The state Senate on Jan. 16 passed election-reform legislation that authorizes early voting for state and federal elections and primaries; allows residents to register to vote on Election Day; and creates an online voter registration system, according to a press release. Local state Sen. Sonia Chang-Díaz has pushed for many of the reforms contained...

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Casey meeting on Forest Hills impacts slated for Feb. 4

January 31, 2014
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FOREST HILLS—A community meeting to explain in detail the Casey Arborway project’s expected impact to the Forest Hills area has been scheduled for Feb. 4. Organized by Weld Hill Avenue resident Sarah Buermann, the meeting is expected to cover traffic patterns and circulation, the revised drop-off area and parking concerns for the area. “The...

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New Cuban eatery opens in Hyde Sq.

January 31, 2014
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New Cuban eatery opens in Hyde Sq.

HYDE SQ.—A new Cuban restaurant has opened in the former Tacos El Charro space. The new restaurant, the Old Havana, was opened last month by Juana Tejeda and her husband, a Cuban native, at 349 Centre St. They offer traditional Cuban cuisine, like the nearby El Oriental de Cuba, and a few other dishes...

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Chang-Díaz endorses Berwick for governor

January 31, 2014
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Local state Sen. Sonia Chang-Díaz has endorsed Democrat Don Berwick for governor, according to a press release. She will also serve as the chair of his campaign. Berwick is the founder of the nonprofit Institute for Healthcare Improvement and the former head of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Berwick is battling candidates...

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NACA moving out of Forest Hills

January 31, 2014
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The nonprofit Neighborhood Assistance Corporation of America (NACA) is finalizing a new Boston location after being pushed out of its longtime Washington Street home 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 at...

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Church deal appears ready to close

January 31, 2014
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The deal to have the Hyde Square Task Force (HSTF) buy the former Blessed Sacrament Church building at 365 Centre St. from Church Square Partners is close to being finished, according to HSTF spokesperson Pat Gray. “We are involved in the process leading up to the closing and plan to close very soon,” said...

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CSMS to host Valentine’s Day bazaar

January 31, 2014
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CSMS to host Valentine’s Day bazaar

JP Centre/South Main Streets (CSMS), a business promotion organization, will host its first annual Valentine’s Day pop-up bazaar at 668 Centre St., according to Executive Director Andrew Zarro. Inspired by the “hugely successful” holiday bazaar that, by Zarro’s estimation, put $4,200 into the pockets of some JP women entrepreneurs, the Valentine’s Day bazaar will...

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