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School fitness program OK after review

February 1, 2013
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EGLESTON SQ.—Following a Boston Public Schools (BPS) review of its business practices, a physical fitness program at Greater Egleston Community High School (GECHS) is still under way. Generation Fitness, or Gen/Fit, is GECHS Dean of Students Kwadwo Mike Thompson’s program. Students sign up for off-campus, non-team activities like rock-climbing and other challenges, led by...

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Latino grocer backs out of 225 Centre

February 1, 2013
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The Latino grocery store chain that was considering moving into 225 Centre St. in a controversial move has withdrawn from negotiations. Developer spokesperson Dave Traggorth announced the change at last month’s Jackson Square Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC) meeting. The CAC is a City-appointed group that reviews redevelopment in the area. The supermarket made the...

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Boy’s cocoa stand raises $500-plus for zoo

February 1, 2013
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(Courtesy Photo) Adam Crellin-Sazama (left) and friend Franz Criscione hawk their goods on a snowy day last month.

JP resident Adam Crellin-Sazama has raised over $500 this winter to benefit Franklin Park Zoo by selling hot chocolate, tea and pastries outside his Boylston Street home. He’s aiming to donate over $1,000 by late spring, he told the Gazette. The reason for his generosity is his love of animals. Not only does Crellin-Sazama...

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Agenda, Feb. 1, 2013

February 1, 2013
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues., Feb. 12 for the Feb. 15 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Meetings JPNC Public Service Committee, petition of Same Old Place for a change in its beer and wine license to change the manager from...

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Sights & Sounds, Feb. 1, 2013

February 1, 2013
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues., Feb. 12 for the Feb. 15 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Special Events First Thursday, community art shows and walkabout, throughout Centre and South streets, Thurs., Feb. 7, 6-8pm. Info: jpcentresouthmainstreets.org. Music notloB...

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MEPA on Casey: No further study needed

January 18, 2013
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The Massachusetts Environmental Policy Act Office (MEPA) determined today that the Casey Arborway project does not require further study in the form of an Environmental Impact Report (EIR) and that the project may proceed as planned. A state Department of Transportation (MassDOT) public hearing will update the community on the current, 25-percent-complete state of...

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State questions Shea Circle plan

January 18, 2013
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The state Department of Transportation (MassDOT) plan to turn Shea Circle into a standard signalized intersection is being questioned by the Massachusetts Historical Commission (MHC). MassDOT has been told by the MHC that the planned future of Shea Circle—the intersection of the Arborway, Morton Street and Forest Hills Street—would create an “adverse effect” to...

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MEPA Casey decision comes today

January 18, 2013
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The state Environmental Policy Act (MEPA) Office review of the expected environmental impacts resulting from the state Department of Transportation (MassDOT) Casey Arborway project is expected to be released today, Fri., Jan. 18. The MEPA review will decide if the project requires a more in-depth analysis called an environmental impact report (EIR) or if...

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Cemetery seeks funds to replace trees

January 18, 2013
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Three months after controversy following the cutting and removal of many trees on its property, Forest Hills Cemetery (FHC) is asking for donations to help reforest the 275-acre historic property. According to a letter sent out by the Forest Hills Educational Trust (FHET) Dec. 21, the cemetery’s “anticipated reforestation will be costly.” The cemetery...

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JP chef cooks at (your) home

January 18, 2013
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(Courtesy Photo) Personal chef Jen Rogers prepares a meal last week.

Personal chef Jen Rogers wants you to have dinner with your family, even if she has to be the one to cook it. “I had been listening to families who struggled every day to sit down to dinner together,” the JP resident told the Gazette. “I decided that it was time to go ...

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