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JP man is human guinea pig

December 7, 2012
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Jamaica Plain resident Christopher Gussis, aged 84, has found a new calling in his retirement: human guinea pig. A former health science teacher, Gussis was volunteering at Harvard-MIT Health Science and Technology several years ago, “because of my background,” he said, “when I got these flyers coming across my desk” for medical research. He...

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Sights and Sounds, Dec. 7, 2012

December 7, 2012
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The deadline for listings is noon, Dec. 18 for the Dec. 21 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., Jan. 3, 6-8pm. Info: jpcentresouthmainstreets.org. Mayor’s Trolley Tour...

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JP Agenda, Dec. 7, 2012

December 7, 2012
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(Courtesy Photo) PEACE TALK Controversial 1970s anti-war radical Katherine Power, a self-described former “terrorist” who was involved in the killing of a Boston police officer, will speak about her conversion to peaceful life at tonight’s Jamaica Plain Forum at First Church in Monument Square.

The deadline for listings is noon, Dec. 18 for the Dec. 21 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Meetings District E-13 Police, Latino Monthly meeting, Thurs., Dec. 13, 7pm, Nate Smith House, 155 Lamartine St., Monthly strategic meeting, Thurs., Dec. 20,...

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Invitación, Dec. 7, 2012

December 6, 2012
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La entrega para la lista de Invitación es al mediodía, el 18 de diciembre para la publicación del 21 de diciembre. Mandar a news@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Nota: hay que marcar 617 antes de los números que salen abajo, si no tiene otro número. Reuniones Reunión de BRA Corridor Plan, BRA presenta su primer borrador del plan...

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BRA ‘corridor plan’ meeting scheduled

November 28, 2012
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The Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) will host a community meeting 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 about...

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Kids’ theater class teaches ‘Magic & Mayhem’

November 23, 2012
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(Photo Courtesy Lucas Mulder) Magic & Mayhem owner and teacher Sarae DeCoster-Pacetta plays with two students.

New theater classes for 3- to 5-year-olds, called Magic & Mayhem, have come to Spontaneous Celebrations and Curtis Hall in Jamaica Plain. The classes include movement, music and storytelling games and grow into creating productions—writing, costuming and performing—completely from scratch. From pretending to walk across a room full of chocolate pudding, to creating dances...

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State makes Casey MEPA filing

November 23, 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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S. Huntington project approved by City

November 23, 2012
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The City Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) voted last week to approve the variances requested by the developers of the luxury apartment project at 161 S. Huntington Ave. in the midst of great community opposition. That, along with the expected approval from the Parks Commission this week, were the last steps in approving the...

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Mayor responds to donation controversy

November 23, 2012
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Mayor Thomas Menino has responded to controversy created after local activists spotlighted campaign contributions made to elected officials by developers of two disputed S. Huntington Avenue housing projects. Dot Joyce, Menino’s spokesperson, told the Gazette that, as far as she is aware, Menino did not know about those campaign donations and that he did...

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Café/bar coming to Arboretum Place

November 23, 2012
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FOREST HILLS—A 700-square-foot café and bar is planned to open in April at Arboretum Place. The “Simpli Café” would be owned and managed by Jamaica Plain-based WCI Corp., which is the developer of the Washington Street site. It will be WCI’s first foray into owning a restaurant or café, though employees and owner Kevin...

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