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MEPA Casey decision to come Jan. 18

January 11, 2013
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The state Environmental Policy Act (MEPA) Office review of the Casey Arborway project’s environmental impacts is expected to be released Fri., Jan. 18. The MEPA review will decide whether the project requires a more in-depth analysis called an Environmental Impact Report (EIR) or whether it can move into the final design stage. MEPA likely...

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Mobile City Hall to visit Egleston Sq.

January 9, 2013
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“City Hall To Go,” a resident service vehicle, will be in Egleston Square Wed., Jan. 16 from 10 a.m. to noon. The truck offers residents services like filing for dog licenses and paying parking tickets without having to take a trip downtown. The truck will be parked at 3089 Washington St. Egleston Square Main...

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Major housing, stores coming to T parcel

January 4, 2013
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FOREST HILLS—Developer Urbanica is planning to build 120 new units of housing on “Parcel U” across the street from Forest Hills Station starting in 2014. Urbanica’s bid for the parcel was selected by the MBTA, spokesperson Joe Pesaturo told the Gazette, and Urbanica is expected to agree to the T’s terms by today. Vacant...

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School fitness program reviewed for business ties

January 4, 2013
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EGLESTON SQ.—A new physical fitness program at Greater Egleston Community High School (GECHS) is under review by Boston Public Schools (BPS) following Gazette questions about its relationship to a fitness supplement business. Generation Fitness, or Gen/Fit, is GECHS Dean of Students Kwadwo Mike Thompson’s program. Students sign up for off-campus, non-team activities like rock-climbing,...

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Volunteers weatherize JP homes

January 4, 2013
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Groups of volunteers are coming to Jamaica Plain to help neighbors weatherize their homes. The Boston Climate Action Network (BostonCAN) has scheduled its third “Green Minga Barn-raising” in JP for Sat., Jan. 12. Volunteers from the Boston metro area will come to Minden Street to help homeowner Yolanda Gonzalez weatherize her triple-decker for the...

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Commune builds community in Hyde Square

January 4, 2013
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HYDE SQ.—In the heart of Hyde Square, an unusual household is thriving. With nine residents ages 22 to 65, the heARTbeat Collective at 35 Wyman St. is responsible for no fewer than six ongoing dance, arts and sustainability programs, some operating internationally. As part of their programming, heARTbeat also occasionally hosts concerts and festivals...

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JP man makes video games as art

January 4, 2013
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(Courtesy Image) The title screen of Anthony Montuori’s video game “Debtris.”

Jamaica Plain artist Anthony Montuori is redefining what art is with video games he creates himself. The lifelong gamer, recent School of the Museum of Fine Arts graduate and Institute of Contemporary Art employee creates his own video games. While video games often are basically puzzles, Montuori adds in high-art concepts, too. His games...

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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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