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Casey project inspires Somerville

June 8, 2012
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(Photo Courtesy Somerville Transportation Equity Partnership) The McCarthy Overpass in Somerville.

Activists in Somerville are pressing the state to immediately tear down a highway overpass, citing Jamaica Plain’s Casey Overpass as an example. The state Department of Transportation (MassDOT) is planning on spending 23 months and $10.9 million to repair the McCarthy Overpass, a structure that supports part of the McGrath Highway as part of...

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Mayor’s Casey statements draw criticism

June 8, 2012
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By Rebeca Oliveira and Peter Shanley, Gazette Staff FOREST HILLS—The community reacted to Mayor Thomas Menino’s comments calling the project a “second Big Dig” and stating his preference for a new bridge to replace the Casey during a sit-down lunch with city reporters on May 25, first reported on the Gazette website. A replacement...

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Lender evicts man during move-out

June 8, 2012
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(Gazette Photo by Rebeca Oliveira) Ken Tilton and City Life/Vida Urbana activist Maria Christina Blanco in front of Tilton’s Weld Avenue house during the June 1 eviction.

EGLESTON SQ.—Ken Tilton was forcibly evicted from his Weld Avenue home on June 1 despite the fact he already was in the process of moving out. Tilton—the former owner of landmark JP businesses Zon’s restaurant and the novelty store Pluto—has been working with the local housing group City Life/Vida Urbana since Bank of America...

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New Headmaster appointed for English High

June 8, 2012
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Ligia Noriega-Murphy has been announced as the new headmaster of English High School, starting next school year. She will be the first woman leader of the oldest high school in America. Noriega-Murphy is the current assistant academic superintendent for high schools at Boston Public Schools (BPS) and the former headmaster of Excel High School...

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Feed the Hood delivers to JP’s needy

June 8, 2012
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Fund-raiser planned An activist who distributes food to needy Jamaica Plain residents is planning a “legendary” fund-raiser in Roxbury to continue his efforts to feed JP’s hungry. Organizer Jamarhl Crawford is bringing the Last Poets, a group of poets and musicians originally organized during the 1960s, to Roxbury to raise funds to continue his...

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Sights and Sounds, 6/8/12

June 8, 2012
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The deadline for listings is noon, June 19 for the June 22 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Special Events JPNDC 35th anniversary celebration, Sat., June 9, Blessed Sacrament Campus, 365 Centre St. noon-2pm: Annual Meeting, 2-4pm: Community celebration with live...

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Agenda, 6/8/12

June 8, 2012
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The deadline for JP Agenda listings is noon, June 19 for the June 22 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Meetings JPNDC annual meeting, Sat. June 9. Meeting noon-2pm, Community celebration 2-4pm. Blessed Sacrament campus, 365 Centre St. Info: jpndc.org. Bus...

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Apartment project faces delay, opposition

May 25, 2012
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S. HUNTINGTON—Eleven out of 13 members of the city-appointed Impact Advisory Group (IAG) for the proposed apartment building at 161 S. Huntington Ave. have signed a letter opposing the project. The opposition came on the heels of a Boston Landmarks Commission (BLC) vote to delay demolition of the 1914 Knight Building and a Jamaica...

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Casey group talks new park and parking

May 25, 2012
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FOREST HILLS—The Casey Arborway Design Advisory Group (DAG) brainstormed ideas for an acre of land to be added to the Southwest Corridor Park (SWCP) and other livability concerns at their May 16 meeting. Parking near the West Roxbury Courthouse was also brought up at the DAG meeting by community members as a concern. The...

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O’Malley to address vets

May 25, 2012
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City Councilor Matt O’Malley will address veterans at the American Legion Post 076 as part of the post’s Memorial Day ceremony. The post, located at 280 South St., will also lay a wreath on its memorial stone to honor fallen service members, said spokesperson Marty Vardaro. The ceremony will be held at noon on...

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