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Senior Life: Retirement home helps seniors downsize

March 1, 2013
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Drive around Boston on Sept. 1 and you’ll witness plenty of misery on the faces of college students moving. And moving only gets harder once you start cashing Social Security checks. But the Springhouse Retirement Community is attempting to ease that process for seniors with a program that has coordinators help them transition from...

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Green Line extension to Hyde Sq. proposed

February 28, 2013
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The Arborway Committee, a transit advocacy group, recently announced that it has released a report advocating for the extension of Green Line streetcar service to Hyde Square. Meanwhile, the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) will ask the MBTA to do exactly that, according to an article posted today by Banker & Tradesman. The BRA did...

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Mayor ‘concerned’ about health center change

February 20, 2013
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Mayor Thomas Menino is “concerned” about Boston Children’s Hospital’s (BCH) decision to stop serving about 5,000 adult patients at the Martha Eliot Health Center (MEHC), according to a letter he sent to BCH. “As you know, I am concerned about the decision to discontinue care for adult patients at the Martha Eliot Community Health...

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Health center adult program closure criticized

February 15, 2013
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(Gazette Photo by John Ruch) The Martha Eliot Health Center at 75 Bickford St. last week.

The Martha Eliot Health Center (MEHC) at 75 Bickford St. in Jackson Square recently announced that it was ending its treatment of adult patients. That pushed patients to criticize Boston Children’s Hospital (BCH), which oversees MEHC, saying that the community lacks information and that the move leaves them feeling stranded. Dr. Shari Nethersole, MEHC’s...

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More concrete removed from Forest Hills Station

February 15, 2013
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Loose concrete has been removed from the ceiling at the commuter rail platform at the Forest Hills Station, according to MBTA spokesperson Joe Pesaturo. That comes on the heels of concrete falling from the ceiling on Jan. 29. No one was injured in either incident. Pesaturo said that an Amtrak maintenance crew removed the...

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Centre/South Main Streets regains nonprofit status, hires interim director

February 15, 2013
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Jamaica Plain’s Centre/South Main Streets (CSMS), a business promotion organization, has regained its status as a nonprofit corporation and has hired an interim executive director, according to a CSMS board member. CSMS has also reacquired its former office space over City Feed and Supply at 670 Centre St. The organization had moved to shared...

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Nonprofit educates women about buying, storing guns

February 15, 2013
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Citizens for Safety (CFS), a nonprofit located at 31 Heath St., is looking for more than a cosmetic solution to gun violence with a program called LIPSTICK. “LIPSTICK,” or “Ladies Involved in Putting a Stop to Inner-City Killing,” is a workshop run by CFS. Nancy Robinson, executive director of CFS, said research shows that...

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Shared-use kitchen expanding to Grove Hall

February 15, 2013
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CropCircle Kitchen (CCK), a nonprofit, shared-use industrial kitchen at the Brewery Complex in Jamaica Plain, is expanding operations to a facility in Grove Hall, according Jen Faigel, a development consultant and board chair of CCK. The facility at 196 Quincy St. is the former Pearl Meat Factory in Grove Hall, which is on the...

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JP woman footballer: ‘It’s not flag football’

February 15, 2013
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When Jamaica Plain resident Nelli Ruotsalainen tells people she plays football, they assume it’s not of the tackle variety. Ruotsalainen, who is a running back for the New England Intensity professional women’s football team, wants to change that. “I want people to know women are playing football and it’s not flag football,” she said...

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Egleston farmers market a hit, expands to summer

February 15, 2013
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The Egleston Square Farmers Market, originally intended as a winter-only market, is such a hit that it will now run every season except the spring. The winter farmers market, which takes place indoors at Our Lady of Lourdes Church Parish Hall at 45 Brookside Ave., had its debut Nov. 10. Kate Peppard, a JP...

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