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JP Pets: MSPCA pushes for ivory ban

June 19, 2015
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The Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (MSPCA), which includes a hospital and adoption center at 350 S. Huntington Ave., is pushing for a law at the State House that would ban the sale of ivory in Massachusetts. “We are still contributing to the deaths of rhinos and elephants,” said MSPCA...

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Battle continues over Bicon Dental Implants

June 19, 2015
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FOREST HILLS—The battle over Bicon Dental Implants’ occupancy permit is continuing, with the company reportedly applying for a change in its use, while the Yale Terrace Neighborhood Association is still asking the City to revoke the permit, according to a neighborhood association letter. Bicon did not respond to a request for comment. Bicon, a...

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Goddard House to turn into residential units

June 5, 2015
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The former Goddard House nursing home at 201 S. Huntington Ave. will be redeveloped into a 169-unit residential development. The Goddard House controversially ceased operations on Sept. 8, 2012 and has remained vacant. The enormous brick building was constructed in 1927 and housed about 100 seniors. The project, proposed by Eden Properties and Samuels...

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Experts: Olympics limit freedoms, boost debt

June 5, 2015
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The fattening of the security state, public debt and displacement were several harmful effects of mega-events like the Olympics that were discussed during a NoBoston2024 event at Hope Central Church on June 2. About 75 people attended the event that featured speakers Dave Zirin, sports editor at The Nation, and Kade Crockford, director of...

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Casey Comes Down

June 5, 2015
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Residents ask City to revoke dental business’s permits

June 5, 2015
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FOREST HILLS—The City’s Inspectional Services Department (ISD) will inspect Bicon Dental Implants after receiving a letter from the Yale Terrace Neighborhood Association asking it to revoke the company’s occupancy permit, according to spokesperson Lisa Timberlake. Bicon did not respond to a request for comment. Bicon, a 501 Arborway company, has stirred controversy in the...

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Zoning hearing delayed on 3200 Washington St.

June 5, 2015
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The Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council Zoning Committee’s hearing on the proposed development at 3200 Washington St. has been deferred until June 17. The committee was originally supposed to hear the project on May 20. The developers, Dan Mangiacotti and Paul Iantosca, have plans to build a 76-unit development project with 11 affordable units and...

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Renovation planned for South St. building

June 5, 2015
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Renovation planned for South St. building

Croan McCormack has plans to renovate 108-110 South St. into a four-unit residential building, while retaining the two commercial spaces out front, according to spokesperson John Moran of Alpine Services. The proposed project is slated to go before the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council’s Zoning Committee June 3, after the Gazette deadline. Moran said the...

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DCR: Arborway crosswalk upgrade to begin

June 5, 2015
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ARBORWAY—Long-awaited improvements to a crosswalk on the Arborway should begin at the end of the month, according to the state Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR). The crosswalk is on the state-operated Arborway near the Arnold Arboretum. That stretch of the Arborway is known for high-speed car crashes. A Jamaica Plain resident complained last...

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JP First Responders: Boston EMS faces increase in heroin calls

June 5, 2015
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Heroin addiction has increasingly become an issue for Boston, as illustrated by a report on substance abuse released last month at the Dimock Community Health Center that found Boston EMS responding to more heroin-related calls. The report, “Addiction and Recovery Services in the City of Boston,” says that Boston EMS had a 25 percent...

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