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Dental firm gets wall permit

October 21, 2011
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Bicon Dental Implants, was almost immediately issued a permit this month after it was cited by the city Inspectional Services Department (ISD) for building a patio wall without a permit at its office building at 500 The Arborway. Bicon was issued the permit on Oct. 4. The stop-work order from ISD had been issued...

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Agenda, 10/21/11

October 21, 2011
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The final, last-minute deadline for JP Agenda listings is noon, Nov. 1 for the Nov. 4 issue. Send listings to news@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Listings with no end date will be run for 3 months, space permitting. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Meetings BPS walk-through & public meeting,...

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New Neighborhood Council elected

October 7, 2011
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Casting close to 800 votes—more than twice as many as in the last election in 2009—Jamaica Plain residents elected a new Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council Sept. 24. Andrea Howley, who chaired the neighborhood council during its last two-year session, praised the high turnout. “I definitely think the turnout was a validation that, to many...

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Flaherty eager for another term

October 7, 2011
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Flaherty eager for another term

Two years after challenging Mayor Thomas Menino in one of the closest races the mayor has ever faced, former At-Large City Councilor Michael Flaherty wants his old job back. “It was never an option for me to take my ball and go home. I am not interested in sitting in the bleachers,” Flaherty said...

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Store clerk killer imprisoned for life

October 7, 2011
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Store clerk killer imprisoned for life

Edward Corliss was found guilty of first-degree murder and sentenced to life without parole last week for the 2009 shooting of store clerk Surendra Dangol during an armed robbery of the Tedeschi’s Food Shop at 783 Centre St. At the time of the slaying, Corliss, 65, was living in Roslindale, and on parole for...

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Former nursing home head accused of Medicaid fraud

October 7, 2011
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The former owner of the privately run Pond View Nursing Home at 81 S. Huntington Ave. was indicted for alleged Medicaid fraud last week as part of an investigation by the state Attorney General’s Office. Carolyn Wetterberg co-owned the nursing home with her husband, Leonard Wetterberg, until 2008. According to a press release from...

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Curley House revival presses forward

October 7, 2011
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PONDSIDE—It is taking a little longer than expected, but plans to revive the long-underused historic home of legendary Boston Politician James Michael Curley are moving forward. Richard Dennis, head of the Friends of the James Michael Curley House, which is spearheading the revival effort, said that the group’s plans to take over operations at...

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Bartlett Square nears completion

October 7, 2011
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Barlett Square, a 13-unit condo building with three ground-floor retail units, will be completed by early next year, Chris DeSisto of Maple Hurst Builders told the Gazette last week. . The new development is on Green Street between Amory Street and Brookside Avenue. “We are hoping to be done by year’s end. It will...

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City halts dental business construction

October 7, 2011
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City halts dental business construction

FOREST HILLS—Bicon Dental Implants, a 501 Arborway business that has a history of zoning controversies and refusing to meet with neighbors about construction on its property, had its latest construction project halted by the city last week. The stop-work order followed a Gazette visit to the site and request for comment from the city...

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Curtis Hall to reopen by next month

October 7, 2011
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MONUMENT SQ.—Curtis Hall, a city-run community center at 30 South St.. will officially reopen Nov. 19 after being closed for renovations for over a year, and could open sooner. Boston Center for Youth and Families spokesperson Sandy Holden told the Gazette last week that a reopening celebration for the community center is scheduled for...

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