Monthly Archives: June 2015

Residents ask City to revoke dental business’s permits

June 5, 2015
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FOREST HILLS—The City’s Inspectional Services Department (ISD) will inspect Bicon Dental Implants after receiving a letter from the Yale Terrace Neighborhood Association asking it to revoke the company’s occupancy permit, according to spokesperson Lisa Timberlake. Bicon did not respond to a request for comment. Bicon, a 501 Arborway company, has stirred controversy in the...

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JP woman to swim English Channel for fundraiser

June 5, 2015
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JP woman to swim English Channel for fundraiser

Like many Jamaica Plain residents, Maura Twomey will head to the ocean this summer. But the 59-year-old Hyde Square business owner is likely the only one who plans to swim all the way from England to France. Twomey plans to swim the English Channel in mid-July as a fundraiser for a specialty program at...

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Taller de autos de JP vuelva ecológico

June 5, 2015
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Taller de autos de JP vuelva ecológico

Tras el éxito de la transición de una empresa local hacia la eliminación de materiales tóxicos, JP New Economy Transition (JPNET) está ayudando a Salcedo Auto Center en 3377 Washington St. a hacer lo mismo. Rafael Salcedo, el propietario y residente de West Roxbury dijo al Gazette (en castellano con traducción del miembro de...

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Zoning hearing delayed on 3200 Washington St.

June 5, 2015
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The Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council Zoning Committee’s hearing on the proposed development at 3200 Washington St. has been deferred until June 17. The committee was originally supposed to hear the project on May 20. The developers, Dan Mangiacotti and Paul Iantosca, have plans to build a 76-unit development project with 11 affordable units and...

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Bridging Forest Hills keeps up Casey fight

June 5, 2015
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Bridging Forest Hills (BFH) will continue to oppose the Casey Arborway project, even as construction is underway founding member Jeffrey Ferris told the Gazette last week. The group has a petition to the governor it intends to circulate to drivers stuck in Casey construction traffic, according to its recent activism emails. BFH, a community...

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JP auto shop goes green

June 5, 2015
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JP auto shop goes green

Following the success of transitioning one local business away from toxic materials, JP New Economy Transition (JP NET) is helping Salcedo Auto Center at 3377 Washington St. do the same. Owner and West Roxbury resident Rafael Salcedo, speaking in Spanish with translation by JP NET member Carlos Espinoza-Toro, told the Gazette during a visit...

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Renovation planned for South St. building

June 5, 2015
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Renovation planned for South St. building

Croan McCormack has plans to renovate 108-110 South St. into a four-unit residential building, while retaining the two commercial spaces out front, according to spokesperson John Moran of Alpine Services. The proposed project is slated to go before the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council’s Zoning Committee June 3, after the Gazette deadline. Moran said the...

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JP reverend moves to Missouri to continue activism

June 5, 2015
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Rev. Osagyefo Uhuru Sekou, an activist minister who spent months in Ferguson, Mo. training protesters in non-violent civil disobedience, has moved from Jamaica Plain to St. Louis to continue that work. Spokesperson Keiller MacDuff told the Gazette that Sekou made the move last month “to base himself there for a while in order to...

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Homeless Care

June 5, 2015
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Homeless Care

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Park group builds its list of Olympics questions

June 5, 2015
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The Franklin Park Coalition is building its list of questions about the proposed Olympics use of the park, and hopes to meet with Boston 2024 about them soon. Some of those questions came from the FPC’s May 9 annual meeting. “We are creating a list of questions to ask 2024 and will meet with...

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