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JP resident faces medication price increase

August 2, 2013
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Jan Donley, a Jamaica Plain resident, will see her compounded medication for symptoms from menopause double in price this month because Harvard Pilgrim Heath Insurance is refusing to continue coverage of that type of drug. Compounded medication is a combination of ingredients created specifically for a patient. Compounded medication was in the news last...

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Task Force buys Blessed Sacrament Church

July 19, 2013
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HYDE SQ.—The purchase of the former Blessed Sacrament Church building by the Hyde Square Task Force (HSTF) from the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development Corporation (JPNDC) and New Atlantic Development has been finalized, according to a HSTF statement issued after the Gazette first revealed the deal in an online article. HSTF and JPNDC had been...

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For mayoral candidate Richie, experience counts

July 19, 2013
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For mayoral candidate Richie, experience counts

Citing her “unique set of skills,” Boston mayoral candidate Charlotte Golar Richie said she wants to bring her experience as a legislator, a former director of city’s Department of Neighborhood Development and an advocate for at-risk youths to the Mayor’s Office. Richie said her time spent as a former director of DND enables her...

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Task Force compra Blessed Sacrament Church

July 19, 2013
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HYDE SQ.— Hyde Square Task Force ha comprado el edificio del antiguo Blessed Sacrament Church de Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development Corporation (JPNDC) y New Atlantic, según una declaración de HSTF. HSTF y JPNDC habían negociado durante varios meses sobre una posible venta. En una declaración, HSTF dijo que firmó el contrato con JPNDC y...

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JP History: White Stadium replaced former Olmsted building

July 19, 2013
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JP History: White Stadium replaced former Olmsted building

With a $20 million plan to renovate Franklin Park’s White Stadium in the works, some people might wonder what a sports facility is doing in the middle of a park. The location where the stadium resides is next to the remnants of the Playstead Overlook Shelter, according to Margaret Dyson, director of Historic Parks...

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JP History: Blessed Sacrament’s 120 years in Hyde Square

July 19, 2013
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JP History: Blessed Sacrament’s 120 years in Hyde Square

The former Blessed Sacrament Church building is in the spotlight again with it soon to have its third owner in a decade. The church building has a long and storied history. The church is located on the Blessed Sacrament campus at 365 Centre St. and is bordered by Creighton and Sunnyside Streets. According to...

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City: Sale of former Blessed Sacrament Church finalized

July 12, 2013
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HYDE SQ.—The purchase of the former Blessed Sacrament Church building by the Hyde Square Task Force (HSTF) from the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development Corporation (JPNDC) and New Atlantic Development has been finalized, according to Boston Redevelopment Authority spokesperson Melina Schuler and HSTF. The sale price is not known. JPNDC and HSTF had been in...

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Mayoral candidate Barros wants to unite city

July 5, 2013
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Mayoral candidate Barros wants to unite city

By Peter Shanley and John Ruch/Gazette Staff   Growing up in Dudley Square in Roxbury during the 1970s and 1980s, Boston mayoral candidate John Barros said, other parts of the city seemed inaccessible to him. And though the city has changed, he said wants to do more to unite the neighborhoods. “Boston did not...

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State plans improving access to Jamaica Pond

July 5, 2013
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PONDSIDE—The state Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) unveiled during a June 26 community meeting three concepts to improve access to the Jamaica Pond at the intersection of Perkins Street and Francis Parkman Drive. Attendees seemed to prefer a combination of the concepts, where traffic-calming measures would be implemented at the intersection and a...

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Goddard House property sale continues

July 5, 2013
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S. HUNTINGTON—The sale process of the former Goddard House property is moving forward, but the exact status of where it stands is disputed. According to a developer, the property is under agreement to be sold to an unknown buyer. But Diana Pisciotta, spokesperson for the Goddard House, said the property is “not yet” under...

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