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No historic review needed on Peter Parley house

June 7, 2013
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PARKSIDE—The partial demolition at 6 Peter Parley Road, which is the former home of the pioneer physician Dr. Marie Zakrzewska, does not fall under Boston Landmarks Commission (BLC) review because the structure is not being completely demolished, according to City officials. BLC automatically reviews total demolitions, but not partial ones, according to City officials....

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JP First Responders: Firefighter serves up meals at JP firehouse

June 7, 2013
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(Gazette Photo by Peter Shanley) Firefighter and cook Jay Sciara.

The Boston firefighters at the Jamaica Plain firehouse at 746 Centre St. have a motto: they rather “eat good than eat out.” Luckily, they have firefighter Jay Sciara manning the grill. The firehouse is headquarters for Division Two and is home to Engine 28 and Tower Ladder 10. Sciara started working in the restaurant...

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Church owners set deadline in negotiations

May 24, 2013
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The Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development Corporation (JPNDC) and the New Atlantic Development have said that a decision will need to be made within 60 days from May 10 in the negotiations with the Hyde Square Task Force (HSTF) over the possibility of that organization buying the former Blessed Sacrament Church building. “We told them...

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Activism is life for mayoral candidate Walczak

May 24, 2013
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(Photo from billforboston.com) Mayoral candidate Bill Walczak.

By Peter Shanley and John Ruch, Gazette Staff The list of mayoral candidate Bill Walczak’s efforts goes on and on—founding president of the Codman Square Health Center (CSHC), founding president of the Codman Academy Charter Public School, co-founder of Edward M. Kennedy Academy for Health Careers—just to name a few. He also has been...

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Partial demo of historic house stirs controversy

May 24, 2013
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(Gazette Photo by Peter Shanley) The remains of 6 Peter Parley Road on May 17.

PARKSIDE—A construction project at 6 Peter Parley Road, the former home of the pioneer physician Dr. Marie Zakrzewska, has brought rebukes from neighbors and an architectural historian, saying it goes against the original plan and destroyed a historic house. Meanwhile, the City is saying that it is looking into whether the project falls under...

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Charges dropped against day care director

May 24, 2013
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The felony charges against Linda Chery-Valentin, who is the founding directing of a day care center in Jamaica Plain, have been dismissed, according to the Suffolk County District Attorney’s (DA) Office. The facility used to be called the Arc-En-Ciel Day Care Center and Montessori School, but has since changed its name to the Bilingual...

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Deadline passes for entering city election

May 24, 2013
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The deadline has passed to pull nomination papers for the municipal elections, with 24 candidates entering the mayoral race. One Jamaica Plain resident—At-Large City Councilor Felix Arroyo—has pulled papers for that race. For the At-Large City Councilor race, 27 candidates have thrown their hats into ring, including JPers Julie Ann Larson, George John Rigas...

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Ex-state rep. busted on drug charges at JP school

May 22, 2013
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Stephen Doran, a former state representative, was arrested May 21 by State Police outside the Match Charter Public Middle School at 215 Forest Hills St. in Jamaica Plain after allegedly receiving a package containing 480 grams of methamphetamine there, according to the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office. A search of Dolan’s home allegedly found...

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Church owners set deadline in negotiations

May 10, 2013
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The Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development Corporation (JPNDC) and the New Atlantic Development have said that a decision will need to be made within 60 days in the negotiations with the Hyde Square Task Force (HSTF) over the possibility of that organization buying the former Blessed Sacrament Church building. “We told them everyday resources are...

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Mayor candidate Connolly tours Hyde/Jackson

May 10, 2013
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At-Large City Councilor John Connolly, who is running for mayor, came to Jamaica Plain on April 29 for a walking tour from Canary Square to Jackson Square, where he talked to business owners and residents about a variety of issues, including streamlining the permitting process for restaurants. About halfway through the tour, Connolly sat...

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