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Faulkner received drugs from tainted company; none sick

November 23, 2012
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JAMAICA PLAIN—Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital at 1153 Centre St. in Jamaica Plain received four medications from the New England Compounding Center (NECC) in Framingham, which is at the heart of the meningitis outbreak that has killed at least 30 people. But according to Faulkner spokesperson David Goldberg, only one of those medications was injectable,...

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Protest dolls displayed at 161 S. Huntington site

November 14, 2012
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Protest dolls displayed at 161 S. Huntington site

By Peter Shanley and John Ruch/Gazette Staff S. HUNTINGTON—About 10 dolls adorned with protest signs are arranged around a tree at the Home for Little Wanderers at 161 S. Huntington Ave., an effort carried out by a new Occupy JP-affiliated group called Babies Against Boondoggles, according to an Occupy JP member. The display is...

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Obama, Warren win as JP votes big

November 9, 2012
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The Warren campaign office in Hyde Square on Election Day. (Gazette Photo by Peter Shanley)

There was a large local turnout for the Nov. 6 election with Jamaica Plain residents facing long lines at some polling stations. President Barack Obama won reelection, challenger Elizabeth Warren topped incumbent U.S. Senator Scott Brown, and the state approved medical marijuana. JP residents also saw the beginnings of the 2013 mayoral race. Will...

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Proyecto de Norbert criticado por precios, estacionamiento

November 9, 2012
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Proyecto de Norbert criticado por precios, estacionamiento

HYDE SQ.—El plan para convertir el Norbert School en 21 departamentos comerciales recibió mucha crítica durante una reunión de Boston Redevelopment Authority el 1 de noviembre en el Hennigan School. Asistieron alrededor de 45 personas. El edificio, ubicado en 26 Sunnyside St, es parte del campus de Blessed Sacrament Church. Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development...

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Norbert project criticized for prices, parking

November 9, 2012
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Norbert project criticized for prices, parking

HYDE SQ.—Response was mostly critical of the proposed plan to turn the Norbert School building into 21 market-rate studio and one-bedroom apartments during a Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) meeting Nov. 1 at the Hennigan Elementary School. About 45 people attended the meeting. The Norbert building, which is located at 26 Sunnyside St., is part...

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JP council district retains Forest Hills, loses Woodbourne

November 9, 2012
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The City Council approved by an 11-2 vote on Oct. 31 a redistricting plan that will retain Forest Hills in the Jamaica Plain council district, while also adding Egleston Square and Mission Hill’s Back of the Hill, according to At-Large City Councilor Felix Arroyo. Woodbourne will leave JP’s district under the plan. Woodbourne is...

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English High Sports: Football team winning, but obstacles remain

November 9, 2012
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The English High School football team this year has reversed course from previous woeful seasons, but that doesn’t mean it’s been easy. “We are absolutely on the right track, but there has been challenges. You don’t control what’s on the track,” said Blue and Blue head coach Chris Boswell, whose team was 3-4 when...

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Goddard House transferring bed licenses

November 9, 2012
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S. HUNTINGTON—The Goddard House is in the process of transferring its licenses for nursing beds at its recently shuttered Jamaica Plain facility to another provider to use elsewhere, according to spokesperson Diana Pisciotta. “It’s not a particularly big deal,” she said. Pisciotta said the state licenses each bed and said that the Goddard House...

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Political Notes: Chang-Díaz set to receive legislator award

November 9, 2012
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Local state Sen. Sonia Chang-Díaz will receive the Legislator of the Year Award from the Massachusetts Association of School Committees, according to a press release. “I am so honored to receive this award,” said Chang-Díaz, according to the press release. “Our state’s commitment to education is at the core of who we are.” Chang-Díaz...

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Legislators to hold hearings on lab scandal, meningitis outbreak

November 9, 2012
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State legislators will hold a series of hearings starting Nov. 14 on the state Department of Health (DPH) handling of the meningitis outbreak that has killed at least 30 people and the state drug lab scandal, according to local state Rep. Jeffrey Sánchez. “It’s a really big deal,” said Sánchez. “We want to be...

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