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‘Mobile City Hall’ coming to a corner near you

December 21, 2012
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‘Mobile City Hall’ coming to a corner near you

Starting this month, a “mobile City Hall” in a customized truck started patrolling Boston streets, helping citizens request dog licenses, pay parking tickets and register to vote. “City Hall To Go,” the first of its kind in the country, will go into regular service next year, but it was already on the streets as...

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Former terrorist talks about path to peace

December 21, 2012
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Former terrorist talks about path to peace

Katherine Power, a self-described former terrorist involved in one of the city’s most infamous police murders 40 years ago, talked about her conversion from the “politics of rage” to peace at the Jamaica Plain Forum on Dec. 7. “The politics of rage prevent either party from seeing each other as human...

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Arts programs return to English High

December 21, 2012
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Fifty years after losing its voice, music is returning to English High School. After all English High’s arts programs were cut back in the 1960s, new headmaster Ligia Noriega-Murphy has tasked music teacher Eytan Wurman to bring them back. “Some of the most famous actors and performers” of the last century graduated from English...

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JP Library to get long-planned renovation

December 7, 2012
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SUMNER HILL—After a six-year delay, the Jamaica Plain branch of the Boston Public Library (BPL) is gearing up for the building’s first major renovation since the 1960s. But it’s unclear how large the scope of the renovation might be. “This is a commitment to a full renovation and making a really great...

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Arts programs return to English High

December 7, 2012
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Fifty years after losing its voice, music is returning to English High School with a gala dinner and performance at the school on Dec. 19. After all English High’s arts programs were cut back in the 1960s, new headmaster Ligia Noriega-Murphy has tasked music teacher Eytan Wurman to bring them back. “Some of the...

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Programa de arte vuelve a English High

December 7, 2012
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Después de cincuenta años, English High School celebra el regreso del programa de música con una gala el 19 de diciembre. En los años 1960s, la escuela cortó todos los programas de arte. La nueva directora Ligia Noriega-Murphy le pidió al maestro de música Eytan Wurman que los resucite. Algunos de los actores más...

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BRA ‘corridor plan’ meeting scheduled

December 7, 2012
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The Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) will host a community meeting Weds., Dec. 12 to “start the conversation” on the first draft of a S. Huntington Avenue “corridor plan,” BRA spokesperson Melina Schuler told the Gazette. The meeting is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. at the Hennigan School at 200 Heath St. The first community meeting...

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2 bids made for T parcel

December 7, 2012
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FOREST HILLS—An MBTA parcel across the street from Forest Hills Station has received purchase offers from two developers, according to MBTA spokesperson Joe Pesaturo. Private developers Urbanica and KSS Investments, LLC have both filed bids with the MBTA real estate staff to buy “Parcel U.” The MBTA will decide which offer, if any, to...

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The Casey: Then and Now

December 7, 2012
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Twenty-two years ago, Jamaica Plain was engaged with a now-familiar concern: The Casey Overpass was undergoing a lengthy construction project, and JP was wondering what the impact on the neighborhood and its traffic would be. At the time, the Casey was undergoing renovations to address structural failings and narrow the overpass from three lanes...

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State makes Casey MEPA filing

December 7, 2012
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The state filed a required Massachusetts Environmental Policy Act (MEPA) Office report this month for the Casey Overpass replacement project that identifies no major environmental impacts. The MEPA filing was required as part of the Casey Overpass demolition and ensuing redevelopment of the surrounding area. Such filings are required for nearly all road works...

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