Monthly Archives: January 2014

MBTA won’t move Arborway Yard

January 17, 2014
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FOREST HILLS—The MBTA has decided against pursuing a new location for a permanent bus yard in Jamaica Plain. In November, JP resident Allan Ihrer, a member of the Community Planning Committee for the Arborway Yard (CPCAY), suggested to the MBTA that a long-planned new bus yard be created on American Legion Highway instead of...

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JPNC nixes Washington/Green project

January 17, 2014
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By Peter Shanley and Rebeca Oliveira/Gazette Staff The Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council’s Zoning Committee voted during its Jan. 8 meeting to deny support for a proposal for two buildings containing 20 residential units and more than 5,000 square feet of commercial space at 3371-3375 Washington St. and 197-201 Green St. When the Gazette called...

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New Curley School field nears goal

January 17, 2014
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Following a second $50,000 donation, the Curley K-8 School at 493 Centre St. is nearing its $260,000 goal to replace an asphalt lot with an artificial turf field and track for recess use. As of this week, the school had raised $175,000 of its goal. “We’re getting very close,” campaign parent co-chair Kieran Fitzgibbon...

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Pedestrian killed in Egleston Square

January 17, 2014
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A pedestrian died on Christmas Eve after being hit by a car in Egleston Square. Just after 8 p.m. on Tues., Dec. 24, a woman was hit near Amory Street and Columbus Avenue and taken to Brigham and Women’s Hospital, where she was later pronounced dead. Boston Police (BPD) is still investigating the incident....

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Chorus praises JP in song lyrics

January 17, 2014
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A Jamaica Plain-based choral group, SingPositive, featured a cover of a Disney song with lyrics adapted to highlight JP life in a concert last month. “Here in JP,” sung to the tune of “Under the Sea” from the movie “The Little Mermaid,” talks of JP’s parks, notable stores and restaurants like Kitchenwitch and Wonder...

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Youths talk education, jobs at Walsh forum

January 17, 2014
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Better educational opportunities, jobs and curbing violence were the prominent themes discussed during a public forum on youth issues held by Mayor Martin Walsh’s transition team at Jamaica Plain’s English High School on Jan. 9. Transition team member Charlotte Golar Richie, a former mayoral candidate who later endorsed Walsh, said at the beginning that...

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JP chef dishes on his New England cookbook

January 17, 2014
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JP chef dishes on his New England cookbook

A son of New England, Jamaica Plain resident and renowned chef Daniel Bruce recently came out with a cookbook based on the region he grew up in. From traditional regional fare, such as New England lobster and clam boil, to the more complex, such as cumin-rubbed roasted pork tenderloin with pear ginger compote, the...

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JP group objects to council president vote

January 17, 2014
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JP group objects to council president vote

City Councilor Bill Linehan of South Boston was elected earlier this month by a vote of 8-5 to be the council president despite an effort from several groups, including the JP Progressives, to block him from taking the reins. According to Linehan’s office, Councilors Mark Ciommo, Timothy McCarthy, Frank Baker, Sal LaMattina, Michael Flaherty...

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BAPA announces holiday window winners

January 17, 2014
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The Jamaica Plain Business & Professional Association (JP BAPA) chose 13 winners in its annual window decorating competition, with Caramelo Clothing Company at 606 Centre St. taking top prize. Eighty-three businesses in the Centre and South streets shopping district were seen to have decorations and were awarded points in three categories: most artistic, most...

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JP History: Breweries made their homes in Jamaica Plain

January 17, 2014
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American Brewery Lofts at 251 Heath St. this week. (Gazette Photo Rebeca Oliveira)

Jamaica Plain was the home of most of Boston’s 31 breweries before Prohibition outlawed the sale of alcoholic drinks in 1920. Twenty-four beer makers were located within a 1-mile radius of Columbus Avenue, Heath Street and Amory Street, and many of them have since been repurposed and found new lives as loft housing or...

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Best of JP 2014