Monthly Archives: September 2014

Panel to discuss I-95 move history

September 26, 2014
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Boston author Jim Vrabel lead a Sept. 28 panel discussion in Jamaica Plain about the famed fight to stop I-95 running through the neighborhood. Vrabel will be joined by panelists Tom Corrigan, Ron Hafer and John Bassett, all former or current JP residents who were involved in the “Stop I-95” fight, in the Jamaica...

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JP Observer: A second look at ‘open floor plan’ living

September 26, 2014
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Jamaica Plain tends to embrace cutting edge concepts readily. Focus on the environment and shopping locally started decades ago, for example, and has expanded. But people in JP have also been known to dismiss popular trends such as building parklets in parking spaces. In that spirit, maybe it’s time to also examine more closely...

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Casey Arborway bids delayed

September 26, 2014
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FOREST HILLS—Demolition of the Casey Overpass and construction of a new surface street network has been pushed back by a longer-than-expected bidding process. Demolition was first planned to begin this fall. But 11 construction contracts will go out to bid next month. They include contracts for roofing and flashing work, masonry work, painting, electrical...

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JP resident pens book on yoga and trauma healing

September 26, 2014
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JP resident pens book on yoga and trauma healing

When Jamaica Plain resident Becky Thompson began training to become a yoga teacher, she said, she would hear whispers in the hallways and after sessions about people suffering from depression, loss, sexual abuse and other traumas. The traumas always seemed to be talked about in the background. That pushed her to co-lead a workshop...

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Climate Chorus

September 26, 2014
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Climate Chorus

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Sights and Sounds, Sept. 26, 2014

September 26, 2014
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues., Oct. 10 for the Oct. 24 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Special Events Gardner’s Regiment encampment and recruiting event, 18th century military re-enactment, Sat., Sept. 27, 10am-3pm, Loring-Greenough House, 12 South St. Info:...

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AIDS Action welcomes HIV prevention pill

September 26, 2014
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The JP-based AIDS Action Committee is embracing a groundbreaking HIV prevention pill that has stirred debate. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently recommended an HIV drug prevention program called PrEP, or pre-exposure prophylaxis, for people at high risk of obtaining the virus, such as gay men who have sex without condoms...

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City to hold 3rd meeting on Centre/South redesign

September 26, 2014
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The City will hold a third meeting on the Jamaica Plain/South/Hyde/Jackson Design Projects on Sept. 29 at the Kennedy Elementary School. The meeting will cover further discussion of the Hyde Square redesign and other sections of the project. The Jamaica Plain/South/Hyde/Jackson Design Projects will stretch along Centre Street from Jackson Square to Hyde Square...

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Kilt Crawl

September 26, 2014
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Kilt Crawl

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JP Agenda, Sept. 26, 2014

September 26, 2014
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues., Oct. 7 for the Oct. 10 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Meetings Sumner Hill Association annual meeting, learn about Curley fundraiser, the garden stroll, neighborhood safety, Sun., Sept. 28, 3:30-5:30pm, Loring Greenough House,...

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