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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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T restores Green Line runs, but more cuts loom

January 18, 2013
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By Rebeca Oliveira and John Ruch The MBTA has quietly restored some of the Green Line streetcar’s runs to Heath Street, which had been eliminated last year as part of controversial budget-related service cuts. But the MBTA’s budget crisis hasn’t gone away and it may face “unpleasant choices” again this year, according to spokesperson...

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BRA ‘still listening’ on S. Huntington plan

January 18, 2013
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(Gazette Photo by Rebeca Oliveira) Protest “babies” sit under a map during the Jan. 9 BRA “corridor plan” community meeting at the Hennigan School.

The community again asked the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) for height and materials restrictions for new projects in the S. Huntington Avenue area, along with more local retail space and integrated affordable housing, during the second community meeting Jan. 9 about creating a “corridor vision.” The BRA is conducting its “corridor study” in response...

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Match Day School may move

January 18, 2013
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The Match Community Day School, currently at 86 Wachusett St., may have found its new home in Mattapan. While a purchase and sale agreement has been signed, Match Chief Operating Officer Mike Larsson said, it does not mean the move is certain. “It allows us to do our due diligence,” Larsson said. “Obviously, many...

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JP History: Jamaicaway Tower built in familiar controversy

January 18, 2013
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(Photo Courtesy Boston Public Library) The Old Judge Thomas house, afterwards owned by H. Reuter, around 1870. The Jamaicaway Tower and Townhouses currently stand on the same site.

Fifty years ago, in the early 1960s, the Jamaicaway was caught in a familiar struggle. Would a proposed housing development permanently change the face of the neighborhood? Just like today’s S. Huntington area debate, the proposed Jamaicaway Tower and Townhouses would demolish a historic building and impact the Emerald Necklace in order to create...

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Sights & Sounds, Jan. 18, 2013

January 18, 2013
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(Courtesy Photo) ACOUSTIC EVENING - The fiddle/guitar duo of Katie McNally and Eric McDonald (above) perform tonight at 8 p.m. as part of the notloB Parlour Concerts series at the Loring-Greenhouse House in Monument Square.

The deadline for listings is noon, Tues., Jan. 29 for the Feb. 1 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Special Events Snow Festival, with sledding, snowshoe-ing, animal-tracking, cross-country skiing (bring own skis), snowpeople-making contest, board games and refreshments, sponsored by Franklin...

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Invitación, Jan. 18, 2013

January 18, 2013
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La entrega para la lista de Invitación es al mediodía, el 29 de enero para la publicación del 1 de febrero. Manda a news@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Nota: hay que marcar 617 antes de los números que salen abajo, si no tiene otro número. Reuniones Audencia para City Zoning Board of Appeals hearing, martes, 22 enero, 9:30am:...

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Agenda, Jan. 18, 2013

January 18, 2013
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues., Jan. 29 for the Feb. 1 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Meetings JPNC Zoning Committee, agenda TBD, Thurs., Jan. 24, Farnsworth House, 90 South St. Info: jpnc.org. Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council, agenda to...

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BAPA named holiday decoration winners

January 18, 2013
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The Jamaica Plain Business & Professional Association chose 13 winners for its 2012 Business District Holiday Decorations Contest. The first place winner was Boing! JP’s Toy Shop at 667 Centre St. Second place went to JP Knit & Stitch at 461 Centre St. Eighty-five businesses in the Centre/South area were awarded points to determine...

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Latino grocer backs out of 225 Centre

January 17, 2013
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JACKSON SQ.—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 night’s Jackson Square Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC) meeting. The CAC is a City-appointed group that reviews redevelopment in the area. The supermarket made...

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