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JP Kids: Parades, parties mark JP Halloween

October 12, 2012
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With Halloween only a few weeks away, Jamaica Plain is gearing up with family-friendly activities. The JP Business and Professional Association (BAPA) will, once again, offer treats to trick-or-treaters on Halloween, Wed., Oct. 31. Stores along Centre and South streets will open their doors to give out candy. Trick-or-treaters should look for posters welcoming...

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‘Jesse Tree’ coming to church lawn

October 12, 2012
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CENTRAL JP—First Baptist Church and Stonybrook Fine Arts are collaborating with each other and the community this upcoming holiday season to create a “Jesse Tree” on the church’s lawn. A Jesse Tree, a Christian tradition of remembrance during Advent—the few weeks preceding Christmas—is usually decorated with ornaments or objects that symbolize Old Testament events....

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Abandoned property heading to foreclosure

October 12, 2012
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The owner of an abandoned building at 52 Montebello Road owes the City $265,000 in unpaid taxes and is in danger of losing the six-unit property, according to City Collector of Taxes Meredith Weenick. The property has been abandoned for years, neighbor Kate Peppard told the Gazette, though it had been quiet for a...

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Arborway Yard push renewed

October 12, 2012
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FOREST HILLS—After almost a year of inactivity, the Community Planning Committee for the Arborway Yard (CPCAY) has reconvened to keep the hope alive for a new Arborway bus yard. The Arborway bus yard, located at Washington Street and the Arborway, was built as a temporary facility nine years ago and is four years overdue...

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Invitación, Oct. 12, 2012

October 12, 2012
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La entrega para la lista de Invitación es al mediodía, el 9 de octubre para la publicación del 12 de octubre. Mandar a news@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Nota: hay que marcar 617 antes de los números que salen abajo, si no tiene otro número. Reuniones Reunión comunitaria sobre el proyecto del 161 S. Huntington, con el Jamaica...

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JP Agenda, Oct. 12, 2012

October 12, 2012
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The deadline for listings is noon, Oct. 23 for the Oct. 26 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Meetings 161 S. Huntington project community meeting, hosted by Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council, Mon., Oct. 15, 6:30pm, Hennigan Community Center, 200 Heath St....

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Sights and Sounds, Oct. 12, 2012

October 12, 2012
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(Courtesy Photo) JP singer/songwriter Bob Bradshaw (above), originally from Ireland, will perform along with Christa Gniadek and Neil Helme at the Harvest Concert at Hope Church on Sat., Oct. 13.

The deadline for listings is noon, Oct. 23 for the Oct. 26 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Special Events Artists Ball, sponsored by Centre/South Main Street, live auction, silent art auction, Sat., Oct. 13, 8pm, Eliot Hall, 7 Eliot St....

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161 S. Huntington slated for BRA vote

October 5, 2012
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S. HUNTINGTON— The controversial luxury apartment project proposed for 161 S. Huntington Ave. is “anticipated” to be heard and voted on by the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) board at its Thurs., Oct. 18 meeting, according to a BRA spokesperson. It has a high likelihood of being approved, as BRA staff only submit projects to...

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MassDOT: Casey doesn’t need safety upgrades

September 28, 2012
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FOREST HILLS—The state Department of Transportation (MassDOT) has no plans to alter the Casey Overpass’s maintenance schedule or safety devices following emergency repairs late last month. MassDOT continues to monitor the condition of the aging Casey on the same maintenance schedule as before Aug. 31, when debris fell from a section of the overpass...

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Real Estate Today: JP is hot seller’s market

September 28, 2012
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(Gazette Photo by Rebeca Oliveira) The least expensive property on sale in JP is a $159,900 condo in this building at 406 Centre St.

The Jamaica Plain real estate market can be described in one word: “hot.” Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Sales Manager Paul Melanson told the Gazette that JP is a seller’s market right now, with every listing receiving multiple offers and usually being sold at a higher price than the asking price. “We’ve seen a complete...

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