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‘City of Work’ to open at Cyberarts

January 4, 2013
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The Boston Cyberarts Gallery will host its second exhibit since officially taking over the space from Axiom starting Jan. 11. The exhibit, a collection of media that includes video, slide presentations, photographs and an interactive component, called “City of Work,” addresses a dystopian view of an overworked American public, where vacations are given by...

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JP Agenda, Jan. 4, 2013

January 4, 2013
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues., Jan. 15 for the Jan. 18 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, agenda to include 2013 street cleaning schedule, Tues., Jan. 8, 7pm, Curtis Hall, 20 South St. Info:...

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Sights & Sounds, Jan. 4, 2013

January 4, 2013
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues., Jan. 15 for the Jan. 18 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Special Events New Year’s Walk, meet at Franklin Park Gold Clubhouse, Jan. 5, 10am. Info: franklinparkcoaliton.org. Snow Festival, with sledding, snowshoe-ing, animal-tracking,...

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100+ debate Casey project at hearing

December 21, 2012
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More than 100 people came out to support or oppose the Casey Arborway project at a three-hour Massachusetts Environmental Policy Act (MEPA) Office hearing at English High School on Dec. 13. The hearing was technically a public “consultation” among MEPA officials and state Department of Transportation (MassDOT) planners about whether the project, which will...

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S. Huntington ‘vision’ plan questioned, praised

December 21, 2012
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The Boston Redevelopment Authority’s (BRA) first community meeting about creating a “corridor vision” for upcoming S. Huntington Avenue redevelopment drew both questions and support from about 80 residents, officials and developers on Dec. 12 at the Hennigan School at 200 Heath St. The BRA is conducting its “corridor study” in response to community demands...

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Hotel completes $25K donation to Jamaica Pond

December 21, 2012
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Hotel completes $25K donation to Jamaica Pond

S. HUNTINGTON—Four years after first committing to do so, the enVision Hotel at 81 S. Huntington Ave. has completed its promised $25,000 donation to the upkeep and maintenance of Jamaica Pond Park. “It’s meant exclusively for the maintenance and restoration of Jamaica Pond,” Jamaica Pond Association (JPA) member John Iappini told the Gazette at...

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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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