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Historic review continues Casey delay

February 28, 2014
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The Casey Arborway project remains delayed, with a review by the Massachusetts Historic Commission (MHC) holding up the project. No explanation beyond the fact that the MHC is still “consulting” with the state Department of Transportation (MassDOT) has been offered by either agency, despite Gazette requests. MassDOT needs approval from MHC for a redesign...

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Youth jobs rally brings 1,000 teens to Boston

February 28, 2014
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Youth jobs rally brings 1,000 teens to Boston

Over 1,000 teens from 12 cities across the state, including locals organized by the Hyde Square Task Force (HSTF), took to downtown streets to participate in an annual rally to boost support for youth jobs on Feb. 20. The rally gathered at the Old South Church, then marched to the State House to ask...

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JP jazz musician releases 12th album

February 28, 2014
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JP jazz musician releases 12th album

Jazz guitarist and Jamaica Plain resident John Stein has released his 12th album, a tango-infused jazz album called “Emotion.” While he usually keeps to acoustic “mainstream” jazz, for this release he found an unexpected partner in drummer Matias Mingote German, an Argentine who lives in Spain. “It’s a jazz record with a lot of...

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Sandwich shop delivers the ‘Goods’ in Hyde Sq.

February 28, 2014
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Sandwich shop delivers the ‘Goods’ in Hyde Sq.

HYDE SQ.—A new sandwich shop has opened at the former home of Slice o’ Pie pizzeria at 378 Centre St. Owner Beth Troisi opened The Goods JP, offering sandwiches, pizzas and sides, in the last week of September. Troisi had always wanted to own her own restaurant, she told the Gazette last week. After...

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Video Underground to close

February 28, 2014
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Video Underground to close

After providing JP with movies for 12 years, Video Underground at 358 Centre St. will close, likely late next month, owner Josiah Simmons told the Gazette. “It’s that time of the century, I guess,” Simmons told the Gazette last week. “I can’t afford to be open, based on the sales that we’re doing.” Simmons...

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Man injured in house fire

February 28, 2014
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Man injured in house fire

A two-alarm fire sent an elderly resident to the hospital after causing $400,000 of damages to a two-family home at 104 Bynner St. early on Feb. 22. Four people were displaced. The Boston Fire Department (BFD) twitter account (@BostonFire) documented the incident as it happened, starting at 1:48 a.m. Feb. 22, complete with pictures...

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JPNC Zoning supports take-out license for Cuban restaurant

February 28, 2014
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The Old Havana Restaurant at 349 Centre St. requested support for a take-out license application, and the owners of 83-85 Brookside Ave. requested support for a new rooftop deck, at the Feb. 19 meeting of the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council’s (JPNC) Zoning Committee. According to Committee Chair David Baron, no one on the committee...

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State of Neighborhood event slated for Feb. 27

February 24, 2014
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The fourth annual State of Our Neighborhood Forum, a community conversation about racial justice and equity organized by the Jamaica Plain Forum, is slated for Feb. 27, 6-9 p.m., at the Kennedy Elementary School on Bolster Street. This year’s theme is “Ain’t No One Can Afford This,” about the high cost of living in JP and...

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Officials question Shattuck child care’s pending closure

February 14, 2014
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Officials question Shattuck child care’s pending closure

FOREST HILLS—Seven months after the state-subsidized Shattuck Child Care Center was given its official eviction and de-funding notice, it is no closer to finding a new permanent home, despite getting help from local elected officials.“It’s really unfortunate. Very, very, very sad, really,” said state Rep. Liz Malia, blasting the lack of resolution. “The ...

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Oiste? recibe nuevo director de JP

February 14, 2014
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Oiste? recibe nuevo director de JP

Residente de Jamaica Plain Juan Leyton se quedará a cargo de la organización política latina Oiste? como director interino debido a la salida inesperada se su antigua directora. “Me encanta trabajar con la comunidad latina,” dijo Leyton al Gazette esta semana. “No puedo predecir qué pasará después de conseguir otro director, pero me gustaría...

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