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Lantern Festival cancelled this year

June 6, 2014
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The Forest Hills Cemetery (FHC) announced it will not hold its annual Lantern Festival this summer, which it has held for the last 15 years. FHC Assistant Treasurer Janice Stetz told the Gazette that the Cemetery is “reviewing procedures and logistics” and that the festival “may come back next year.” Stetz said she did...

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Connolly Children’s librarian to retire

June 6, 2014
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Connolly Children’s librarian to retire

HYDE PARK—The longtime children’s librarian at the Connolly Branch Library, Laura Foner, will be retiring next month. Foner became a children’s librarian after having her first child and “falling in love with children’s books,” she told the Gazette. “I was doing a lot of reading with him and I was going to the library,...

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Bibliotecaria de Connolly se jubilará

June 6, 2014
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Bibliotecaria de Connolly se jubilará

HYDE PARK—Laura Foner, la bibliotecaria de literatura infantil del sucursal Connolly desde hace muchos años, se jubilará el próximo mes. Foner se hizo bibliotecaria de literatura infantil después de dar la luz a su primer hijo y enamorarse de la literatura infantil”, dijo al Gazette. “Leía mucho con él e iba a la biblioteca,...

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The T’s Arborway Yard plan: a recap

June 6, 2014
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FOREST HILLS—The planned, but long-stalled, new MBTA bus facility at the Arborway Yard, the property at Washington Street and the Arborway, has been in the news a lot recently. Most attention has focused on a Jamaica Plain resident’s alternative plan to build the still-unfunded facility on American Legion Highway instead. But it has been...

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First Church UU minister to retire

June 6, 2014
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First Church UU minister to retire

Terry Burke, minister of First Church in Jamaica Plain, Unitarian Universalist (UU) for the last 31 years, will retire this month. Burke told the Gazette that he is retiring to focus on his health. He was diagnosed with serious lung cancer in September. He said he’ll also work on writing a novel—and maybe get...

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Book Box

June 6, 2014
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Book Box

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Parklet could come to Aurum restaurant

June 6, 2014
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JP’s parklet, located last year at 349 Centre St., could find a temporary home this year at Aurum Restaurant at 377 Centre St. Due to ongoing utility work on Centre Street that regularly takes over parking lanes, Boston Transportation Department (BTD) will not be able to install the parklet at its original location outside...

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Regan League to hold end-of-year parade

June 6, 2014
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After canceling its annual Opening Day parade due to weather, the Jamaica Plain Regan Youth League baseball and softball league will hold an “End of Year” Parade on June 28, organizer Harry Smith told the Gazette. The parade will include fire truck and police escort, music, and players from 53 teams marching from the...

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500 Arborway demo timeline coming

June 6, 2014
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The MBTA will issue the timeline for demolition of its office building at 500 Arborway in the next few weeks, MBTA spokesperson Joe Pesaturo told the Gazette. No specific dates are yet known, though Pesaturo previously said demo work would begin this summer. The demolition is part of site preparation for a new bus...

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DND holds Heath St. parcels meeting

June 6, 2014
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Following a Department of Neighborhood Development (DND) meeting in April where residents told the City that they want affordable housing on 10 vacant parcels on Bromley, New Heath and Parker streets, DND slated a follow-up on June 5 to tour the site and discuss possible models. The meeting, scheduled after the Gazette deadline, was...

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