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Stained-glass window to be preserved

October 26, 2012
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(Photo Courtesy Home for Little Wanderers) Bob Hope, left, performing for children in front of the Tiffany stained-glass window in the 1950s.

The fate of the historic building at 161 S. Huntington Ave., the former site of the Home for Little Wanderers, is still undecided. But even if the 1914 building is cleared away for luxury apartments, one piece of history will not be destroyed. A Tiffany & Co. stained-glass window that depicts Jesus Christ blessing...

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Former Main Street director charged with larceny

October 26, 2012
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Carlos Schillaci, former executive director of Hyde/Jackson Square Main Street (HJSMS), was arraigned on Oct. 17 on larceny charges for allegedly stealing nearly $20,000 from the nonprofit, according to a press release. Schillaci left HJSMS in summer 2011 amid accusations that money that was intended for the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development Corporation (JPNDC) had...

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Nov. 6 election to decide president, Senate races

October 26, 2012
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The days are dwindling away to the Nov. 6 election, where Jamaica Plain residents will have four different candidates to choose from for the U.S. presidency. JP residents will also help decide a U.S. Senate race and several ballot questions. U.S. President Barack Obama and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney are the candidates for...

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Church owners give financial details

October 26, 2012
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HYDE SQ.—Owners of the Blessed Sacrament complex released financial numbers on the site amid controversy about their plan to have expensive housing built at two buildings on the campus. They reiterated they will go forward with their plan, but are open to other options that are financially feasible. The numbers were released by the...

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Senate race involves JP Latino community

October 26, 2012
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With the U.S. Senate race between incumbent Scott Brown (Republican) and Elizabeth Warren (Democrat) being a nail-biter, the Latino community could play a pivotal role in deciding the winner. Elizabeth Warren, who stopped by Doyle’s Cafe in Jamaica Plain on Oct. 23, said she expects to have a lot of support from the Latino...

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Roslindale Neighbors: Flaherty Pool renovation questioned

October 26, 2012
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Some Roslindale residents are saying the year-long closing of the Boston Centers for Youth & Families (BCYF) Flaherty Pool for renovations is too long, that some portions of the project are unnecessary and that the City’s community process was inadequate. The City countered that the renovation is needed, the community outreach was “sufficient” and...

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Roslindale Neighbors: Rozzie water store offers fresh alternative

October 26, 2012
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(Gazette Photo by Peter Shanley) The Ice Box in Roslindale.

Since the 1980s, The Ice Box, located on the border of Jamaica Plain at 3892 Washington St. in Roslindale, has been bringing spring water to locals. At first, the water came from a spring in Vermont until the business switched to Triple Springs in Connecticut, according to Luis Morales, a Roslindale resident and 12-year...

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JP doctor moonlights as singer

October 26, 2012
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(Image Courtesy of Liz Mitchell) Liz Mitchell.

Liz Mitchell is able to have her cake and eat it, too. The Jamaica Plain resident is an emergency room doctor and musician, two passions in her life. “It’s the best of both worlds,” said Mitchell, a singer-songwriter who recently released her second album, “Pretty House.” She added, “They both are hard jobs. I...

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Norbert School building plan filed

October 26, 2012
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The Norbert School Associates, who have plans to develop the Norbert School building on the Blessed Sacrament campus into 21 market-rate apartments, recently filed the project with the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA). The Norbert, a historic, 14,865-square-foot building, will be rehabilitated and the facade restored to a standard approved by the Boston Landmarks Commission,...

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Former Main Street director charged with larceny

October 16, 2012
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Carlos Schillaci, former executive director of Hyde/Jackson Square Main Street (HJSMS), has been indicted by a grand jury on larceny charges for allegedly stealing nearly $20,000 from the nonprofit, according to Suffolk County District Attorney spokesperson Jake Wark. Schillaci left HJSMS in summer 2011 amid accusations that money that was intended for the Jamaica...

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