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State to regain management of Hinton Lab

May 23, 2014
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Management of the William A. Hinton State Laboratory Institute in Jamaica Plain, which was the site of the state drug lab scandal, is  switching from the hands of the University of Massachusetts Medical School (UMMS) to the state. In essence, the state is becoming the landlord of the institute. The Gazette was first made...

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Arborway crosswalk improvements coming

May 23, 2014
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A community meeting was held May 6 where a presentation was given on improving the crosswalk on the Arborway near the main entrance of the Arnold Arboretum. It suggested a three-tier approach that includes curb extensions and a flash beacon. The three-tier approach suggested by the presentation would implement markings, signs and fence adjustments;...

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Competitive spirit leads to fighting cancer

May 23, 2014
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Competitive spirit leads to fighting cancer

Jamaica Plain resident Trinity Peacock-Broyles first became involved with Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition’s (MBCC) “Against the Tide” athletic fundraising event several years ago because she was interested in the competitive aspect of it. But as she became more involved with MBCC, which is an organization that seeks the causes and prevention of breast cancer,...

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Bilingual organization helps vets

May 23, 2014
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HYDE SQ.—With the United States set to celebrate Memorial Day, eyes will fall upon the veterans who have served our country. One organization, which has a branch in Hyde Square, seeks to ensure those eyes are not diverted and that attention is focused on supporting our veterans. The Bilingual Veterans Outreach Centers of Massachusetts,...

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Flash beacon, curb extensions suggested to improve Arborway crosswalk

May 14, 2014
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A community meeting was held May 6 where a presentation was given on improving the crosswalk on the Arborway near the main entrance of the Arnold Arboretum. It suggested a three-tier approach that includes curb extensions and a flash beacon. To view the presentation, visit 1.usa.gov/1mVFajr. The public comment period ends May 20. The...

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Hyde Sq., Centre St. design plans coming

May 9, 2014
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Long-stalled plans to improve the Hyde Square rotary and the Centre Street sidewalks area in Hyde/Jackson Squares will hit official drawing boards over the next year, City officials said an April 28 meeting. But they also revealed that a similar Monument Square facelift might not happen, while attendees pressed for South Street improvements to...

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Wu holds roundtable for small businesses

May 9, 2014
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At-Large City Councilor Michelle Wu held a roundtable discussion for small-business owners May 1 in Jamaica Plain, where complaints were launched about a complex licensing process and burdensome inspections, according to a recap provided by Wu spokesperson Henry Cohen. About 20 small businesses, including owners of restaurants, art businesses and tech startups, attended the...

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Egleston association regroups

May 9, 2014
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The Egleston Square Neighborhood Association (ESNA) is regrouping after being dormant for several years, according to a press release. “ESNA had been inactive for many years, but with the ever-pressing need to improve the quality of life in the Egleston Square neighborhood, neighbors need and want a vehicle to express their issues and concerns...

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New music festival coming to JP

May 9, 2014
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If you are a Jamaica Plain resident who is a fan of the musical festival Somerville Porchfest, you soon won’t have to travel out of the neighborhood to enjoy that type of experience. Marie Ghitman and Mindy Fried are organizing the first annual Jamaica Plain Porchfest that will be held on porches throughout the...

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HSTF gears up for annual run

May 9, 2014
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HSTF gears up for annual run

HYDE SQ.—The Hyde Square Task Force (HSTF), a nonprofit dedicated to improving the lives of youths, is gearing up for its third annual 5K run/walk on June 7 that promotes healthy living and raises money for the organization. Runners and walkers will have three different routes to pick from that go through the Jamaica...

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