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Roslindale Neighbors: Substation listed on historic register; rehab pending

October 25, 2013
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Roslindale Neighbors: Substation listed on historic register; rehab pending

The former MBTA electrical substation in Roslindale Square has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places, making it eligible for tax credits that can help its pending redevelopment. A plaque marking the historic honor was unveiled in a large event Oct. 19, featuring Mayor Thomas Menino, at the building at the corner...

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Roslindale Neighbors: Community center renamed in honor of Mayor Menino

October 25, 2013
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Roslindale has recently honored the outgoing mayor by officially renaming the Boston Centers for Youth & Families Archdale Community Center to the BCYF Thomas M. Menino Community Center. As a city councilor more than 20 years ago, Menino got the long-shuttered center reopened at 125 Brookway Road. The official name-changing ceremony on July 29...

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New bubbler installed at Jamaica Pond

October 25, 2013
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A new water fountain and water bottle filling station was installed this month in Jamaica Pond Park at the corner of the Jamaicaway and Perkins Street. The water fountain includes a water bottle filling station, as well as a drinking fountain. It was unveiled on Oct. 9. “Jamaica Pond was the perfect place to...

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JP@Home grupo quiere ayudar a los ancianos

October 11, 2013
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Unos ancianos locales han creado JP@Home, una organización de la base que tiene como su misión ayudar a los ancianos a quedarse en sus casas. El grupo, una colaboración con la organización Ethos de JP, tendrá su inauguración en el evento del cuadragésimo aniversario de Ethos el 23 de octubre. JP@Home permitirá que los...

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JP@Home group to help seniors live at home

October 11, 2013
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Local seniors have created JP@Home, a new grassroots membership group with the mission of keeping aging citizens at home as long as possible. The group, partnering with Jamaica Plain-based Ethos, will be launched at Ethos’s 40th Anniversary Event on Oct. 23. JP@Home will let members join in a group purchase of such services as...

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Vacant Brookley Road lot sold, reportedly subdivided

October 11, 2013
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STONYBROOK—A long-controversial parcel of land at 101 Brookley Road may finally be in the process of development after years of vacancy. The 1.7-acre lot was purchased this summer by a real estate company and reportedly is being cleared and subdivided. But the exact plans remain unclear. The site was formerly a nursing home that...

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Centre St. repair shop eyed for redevelopment

October 11, 2013
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An auto repair shop at 626 Centre St. is targeted for redevelopment, though its owner is backing away from a plan to turn it into a liquor store. Christ Stamatos, the property’s owner, told the Gazette he is still considering possibilities. Meanwhile, employees at El Rubio’s Auto Repair Shop said they hadn’t heard of...

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Salon holds contest based on local sites

October 11, 2013
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Salon holds contest based on local sites

We Are Hair, a hair salon at 708 Centre St., is running a promotional contest after celebrating its second anniversary in Jamaica Plain. The contest is designed around 20 photos of the salon specialists in various locations around the neighborhood, and the winner will be the contestant who guesses all of the locations correctly....

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JP Kids: Library recommends Halloween books for kids

October 11, 2013
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JP Kids: Library recommends Halloween books for kids

Halloween is right around the corner, and what better way to get into the spirit than to curl up with some scary stories and seasonal tales? Laura Foner, the children’s librarian at Hyde Square’s Connolly Branch Library, recommended dozens of beloved books for readers of all ages. We narrowed it down to these: “Hoy...

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JP Kids: Library to hold annual Halloween parade

October 11, 2013
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HYDE SQ.—The Friends of the Connolly Branch Library is sponsoring the annual Halloween Party and Parade for kids this year. The event will take place on Thurs., Oct. 31, and will begin at 3:30 p.m. at the 433 Centre St. library in Hyde Square.       There will be free activities available, including face painting,...

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