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Meat CSA offered at JP Crossfit

June 6, 2014
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JP Crossfit at 54 Hyde Park Ave. offers something most other Crossfit gyms don’t: a monthly meat-purchasing pick-up. Walden Local Meat Co. offers it wares through a “community-supported agriculture” (CSA) deal, an agreement between farmers and consumers where the customer pre-pays for a share of the farmer’s crop. Walden supplies only grass-fed beef and...

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Library renovation options presented

June 6, 2014
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Various options for the planned renovation of the Jamaica Plain Branch Library at 12 Sedgwick Street were shown to the community at a community meeting on May 21. Because of the branch’s age and historic significance, none of the proposed plans can accommodate all the good ideas the team has had, Boston Public Library...

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JP First Responders: JP EMS garage is ready for anything

June 6, 2014
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Capt. Robert Haley shows off “The Bear,” an armored emergency vehicle, during a Gazette visit to the EMS garage on Bragdon Street on May 16. (Gazette Photo by Rebeca Oliveira)

If disaster strikes, Jamaica Plain will be prepared, courtesy of an unmarked brick building at 85 Bragdon St.: the Boston Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Special Operations garage. EMS has three branches, Special Operations Division Capt. Robert Haley told the Gazette on a recent visit: the emergency medical technicians (EMTs)—aka the Field Division—who drive ambulances...

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Author to read, sing from ’80s music novel

June 6, 2014
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Author to read, sing from ’80s music novel

Former Jamaica Plain resident Terry Kitchen will return to JP to read from his novel, “Next Big Thing,” set in the 1980s Boston music scene, on June 12. The novel tells the story of Mark Zodiac, a songwriter who moves to Boston from L.A. with his bandmates with the goal of landing a major...

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DND Heath St. parcels meeting scheduled for June 5

May 30, 2014
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Following an April 30 Department of Neighborhood Development (DND) meeting where residents told the City that they want affordable housing on 10 vacant parcels on Bromley, New Heath and Parker streets, DND has scheduled a follow-up meeting on June 5 to tour the site and discuss possible models. The meeting is scheduled for 6:30...

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Walsh backs off call for Casey review

May 23, 2014
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Walsh backs off call for Casey review

Mayor Martin Walsh backed off a campaign statement calling for the state to reconsider the Casey Arborway project when pressed by activists at a Jamaica Plain community coffee hour on May 13. During his mayoral campaign last year, Walsh issued a statement saying, “I am calling on MassDOT to fairly evaluate the option of...

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Yancey opposes bus yard move

May 23, 2014
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City Councilor Charles Yancey came out in opposition of a proposed plan to relocate the proposed permanent Arborway bus yard facility to American Legion Highway, in his district, at a May 14 community meeting. Earlier this year, JP resident Allan Ihrer proposed that the long-delayed and still-funded future MBTA bus maintenance yard be built...

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NACA ahora en 225 Centre St.

May 23, 2014
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De Rebeca Oliveira and Peter Shanley/Gazette Staff JACKSON SQ.— Neighborhood Assistance Corporation of America (NACA), una organización sin fines de lucro que ha sido desplazado de su larga estancia en Washington Street, va a ser el primer inquilino comercial en el edificio multiuso recién construido en 225 Centre Street. NACA es una organización de...

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Neighbors want BRA to review 101 Brookley

May 23, 2014
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Neighbors want BRA to review 101 Brookley

STONYBROOK—The process to create a dozen triple-deckers on a long-vacant lot at 101 Brookley Road are being questioned by the Stonybrook Neighborhhod Association (SNA). Yan Schecter, manager of Buildex Real Estate Ventures LLC, the lot’s owner, has already subdivided the large property into 12 parcels and plans to erect a three-family building on each...

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JP is officially beetle-free

May 23, 2014
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The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) announced on May 12 that the Asian longhorned beetle (ALB) has been eradicated from Jamaica Plain. The tree-killing insects, an invasive species, were first identified in Boston in 2010, in six trees at Faulkner Hospital, just across the street from the...

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