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Vacant house is secured

June 22, 2012
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EGLESTON SQ.—The owner of a vacant house at 25 Chilcott Place returned to housing court last week and proved he had secured the house. The owner of the house, Jamaica Plain resident John Darling, was ordered to secure the property from invaders at a May 21 hearing. “We also asked an inspector go by...

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Apartment project IAG forming

June 22, 2012
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S. HUNTINGTON AVE.—The Impact Advisory Group (IAG) for an apartment building project at 105A S. Huntington Ave. is currently being assembled by the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA). An IAG is a city-appointed group of residents and other stakeholders that advise the city on potential impacts of building projects. The project would build 190 to...

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‘Extreme ironing’ steams into JP

June 22, 2012
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(Photo Courtesy Rhea Becker) Anne McKinnon irons a shirt in front of the South Street Mall on June 1.

Anne McKinnon wants to raise the standards for the “slobs of the world.” Jamaica Plain resident McKinnon partakes in “extreme ironing”—a new sport that takes the often-dreaded laundry chore and does it in unexpected and possibly dangerous places. A cursory Google search shows participants ironing garments on mountains, on kayaks and strapped to the...

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Vacant lot draws fines

June 22, 2012
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(Gazette Photo by Rebeca Oliveira) The collapsed fence at 101 Brookley Road revealed car parts, broken furniture and other refuse on the property during a Gazette visit on June 14.

STONYBROOK—A controversial property at 101 Brookley Road is garnering fines over its unkempt state. Since October, the city’s Inspectional Services Department (ISD) has cited the owner eight times for improper trash storage and overgrown weeds. Six of those fines, ranging from $25 to $65, have been issued since April. They remain unpaid, according to...

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JP restaurateur expands to Caribbean

June 22, 2012
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While most of Jamaica Plain was spending last winter inside, JP Seafood Café owner Phil Paik was commuting to the Caribbean to pull double duty at his second restaurant, The Ocean Club. The Ocean Club, open since October, is located on the small Caribbean island of St. Lucia, just northwest of Barbados. “It’s not...

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Faulkner docs publish book on migraines

June 22, 2012
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Two Faulkner Hospital doctors have written a book aimed at headache sufferers and their families. “The Migraine Solution,” written by doctors Elizabeth Loder and Paul Rizzoli, talks about migraine research and treatment, lifestyle issues and how to get help, as well as headache management. “The book tries to give a well-rounded understanding of the...

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Congratulations!

June 22, 2012
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(Photo by Patrick E. O’Connor) TOP GRAD: Laura Ochoa, the valedictorian of English High School’s Class of 2012, poses during the graduation ceremony at Boston University on June 9. The native of Colombia will attend Suffolk University in the fall. Among those addressing the class was local City Councilor Tito Jackson.

The following Jamaica Plain individuals and organizations are being congratulated for achievements in education: Augustus Lamb and Gregory Loukas achieved academic honors at Belmont Hill School. Gregory Loukas won an Independent School League All League Honorable Mention in Lacrosse at Belmont Hill School. Aaron Yemane completed the United States Institute of Peace’s course “Introduction...

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Agenda, 6/22/12

June 22, 2012
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The deadline for JP Agenda listings is noon, July 2 for the July 6 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Meetings Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council, normally the last Tuesday of the month, Tues., June 26, Julia Martin House, 90 Bickford St....

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Sights and Sounds, 6/22/12

June 22, 2012
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The deadline for listings is noon, July 2 for the July 6 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Special Events Circle the City, with live performances, outdoor fitness, dance and yoga classes, farmer’s markets, bike clinics. Sun., June 24, 1-5pm, Franklin...

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Invitación, 6/22/12

June 22, 2012
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La entrega para la lista de Invitación es al mediodía, el 2 de julio para la publicación del 6 de julio. Mandar a news@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Nota: hay que marcar 617 antes de los números que salen abajo, si no tiene otro número. Reuniones Grupo consultivo sobre el diseño del Casey Arborway, lunes, 18 junio y...

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