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Needles found in Forest Hills Cemetery

August 31, 2012
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By Rebeca Oliveira and John Ruch, Gazette Staff FOREST HILLS—Three hypodermic needles, apparently used for drugs, have been found at Forest Hills Cemetery in the past month, according to local resident Kosta Demos, who pricked his finger on one while trying to throw it away. Forest Hills Cemetery installed new streetlights last month to...

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A look inside JP’s new hotel

August 31, 2012
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S. HUNTINGTON—The Gazette received an exclusive tour of the new boutique hotel on S. Huntington Avenue. EnVision Hotel Boston offers 39 stylish and well-proportioned rooms, including two two-bedroom suites that overlook Olmsted Park and Leverett Pond. “You want to make people feel warm and welcome,” Manager Trevor Cross told the Gazette during the recent...

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Local nonprofit helps the ‘unexceptional’

August 31, 2012
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JP SOUTH—Tucked away in an unremarkable corner of South Street, a group of unexceptional people are helping other unexceptional people, one donation at a time. The Endowment for Unexceptional Humans, based out of an apartment at 215 South St., is a nonprofit organization that aims to provide financial and community support to those in...

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Sights & Sounds, Aug. 31, 2012

August 31, 2012
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(Courtesy Photo) NOVEL APPROACH Author James Redfearn (above) will read from his new historical novel, “The Rising at Roxbury Crossing,” on Sept. 13 at the Jamaica Plain Branch Library. The novel follows a rookie cop caught up in the Boston Police strike and Irish war for independence in 1919.

The deadline for listings is noon, Sept. 11 for the Sept. 14 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Special Events First Thursday, community art shows and walkabout, throughout Centre and South streets, Thurs., Sept. 6, 6-8pm. Info: jpcentresouthmainstreets.org. JP Music Festival,...

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Invitacion, Aug. 31, 2012

August 31, 2012
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La entrega para la lista de Invitación es al mediodía, el 11 de septiembre para la publicación del 14 de septiembre. Mandar a news@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Nota: hay que marcar 617 antes de los números que salen abajo, si no tiene otro número. Reuniones Jamaica Pond Association Board of Directors, primer lunes del mes, 7pm, Jamaicaway...

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JP Agenda, Aug. 31, 2012

August 31, 2012
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The deadline for listings is noon, Sept. 11 for the Sept. 14 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Meetings Jamaica Pond Association Board of Directors, first Monday of the month, 7pm, Jamaicaway Tower, 111 Perkins St. JPNC Public Service Committee, to...

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Casey Overpass to survive in model train set

August 17, 2012
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Casey Overpass to survive in model train set

FOREST HILLS—Model train enthusiast, Casey Arborway design team member and Jamaica Plain resident Nathaniel Cabral-Curtis is honoring the soon-to-be demolished Casey Overpass with a miniature version of the overpass in his model train set. “The idea isn’t to create an exact replica of Forest Hills down in the basement, but to do sort of...

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MBTA war memorials may move for Casey project

August 17, 2012
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MBTA war memorials may move for Casey project

FOREST HILLS—Two memorials for MBTA employees who served in both World Wars and other wars may need to be relocated during demolition and construction of the new Casey Arborway. Traffic will be rerouted from the Casey Overpass to a temporary roadway north of the overpass during construction, which is expected between 2014 and 2016....

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Art installation protests eviction

August 17, 2012
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Art installation protests eviction

EGLESTON SQ.—City Life/Vida Urbana member Heather Gordon collaborated with an artist in protesting her recent eviction at her former home at 3 Mendell Way on Aug. 7. Gordon and video artist John Hulsey worked together in creating a video of Gordon handwriting a letter that tells her foreclosure story. The video was then projected...

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JP Branch Library to add community mosaic

August 17, 2012
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JP Branch Library to add community mosaic

SUMNER HILL—A community-wide art collaboration is under way to create mosaic art for the Jamaica Plain Branch of the Boston Public Library. A collaboration between ceramic artist and sculptor Bette Ann Libby and the community will result in a piece of ceramic artwork that will make its home in the library’s downstairs auditorium. The...

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