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T parcel unsold, but buyers are looking

May 25, 2012
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FOREST HILLS—The MBTA received no bids on a surplus parcel south of the Forest Hills T Station on Hyde Park Avenue. The parcel is now open to offers from any interested buyers. “Despite concerted outreach efforts, which included bidder-friendly modifications to the requirements for submitting offers, no bids were received,” MBTA spokesperson Joe Pesaturo...

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Brookley Road owners owe $7,000 in taxes

May 25, 2012
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The City of Boston filed a lien against the owners of 101 Brookley Road for over $7,000 in unpaid property taxes in December. The lien could result in the eventual foreclosure of the property, possibly as soon as next month. “We move to foreclose on a property only after we have exhausted all other...

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Hyde/Jackson Main Street missing annual report

May 25, 2012
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Hyde/Jackson Square Main Street (HJSMS) is six months late in filing a mandatory annual report with the state Attorney General’s Office. The annual report is required of all nonprofits and includes details of that organization’s assets and officers. “We know we’re required to file and we will,” HJSMS President of the Board...

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Chuck Turner appeal starts

May 25, 2012
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Former City Councilor Chuck Turner, whose district included Egleston Square in Jamaica Plain, began the appeal of his 2010 conviction on charges of public corruption earlier this month. Oral arguments for the federal case were heard on May 9 in district court. “Given the quality of the brief prepared by I think...

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JP residents help urban gardens grow

May 25, 2012
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Urban agriculture is blooming in Boston, from backyard vegetable patches to community gardens to for-profit urban farms, and Jamaica Plain residents are involved in nearly all aspects of the boom. From the Mayor’s Urban Agriculture Working Group (UAWG), to Boston’s “Food Czar,” to business owners and backyard beekeepers, JP residents are not afraid to...

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Disney casting director moves to JP

May 25, 2012
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(Courtesy Photo) Brittany Shapiro.

Leaving her job casting actors for Disney has worked out well for recent Jamaica Plain transplant Brittany Shapiro. After years in Los Angeles, she has just been made director of the Media Performance Institute (MPI) at Boston Casting. “L.A. is such a tough city. There’s a very warm feeling in JP,” Shapiro said in...

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Community chorus brings music to JP

May 25, 2012
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A new all-ages community chorus, SingPositive!, aims to bring music to Jamaica Plain’s art scene. “Jamaica Plain has so many artists, musicians and community-oriented residents, but no community chorus” until now, Executive Director Krissy Skare told the Gazette. The first concert was May 20 at Saint John’s Episcopal Church in Sumner Hill to a...

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Sights and Sounds, 5/25/12

May 25, 2012
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The deadline for listings is noon, June 5 for the June 8 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Special Events Bikes Not Bombs Bike-A-Thon and Green Roots Festival, Weds., June 6, ride 8-11:30am, festival: noon-5pm, Stony Brook T Station at Amory...

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Agenda, 5/25/12

May 25, 2012
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The deadline for JP Agenda listings is noon, June 5 for the June 8 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, Tues. June 5, 7pm, Cheverus Bldg., 365 Centre St. Info: jpnc.org. Police monthly meeting, Thu.,  June...

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Apartment project faces more opposition

May 16, 2012
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Eleven out of 13 members of the city-appointed Impact Advisory Group (IAG) for the proposed apartment building at 161 S. Huntington Ave. have signed a letter opposing the project. The letter, sent to the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) today, included 20 bullet points opposing the look, size and scope of the project. “The signatories...

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