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Restaurant picketed in wage dispute

August 3, 2012
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(Gazette Photo by Rebeca Oliveira) Protesters picket outside Bukhara Indian Bistro on Centre Street July 26.

CENTRAL JP—Protesters picketed outside Bukhara Indian Bistro at 701 Centre St. last week to demand payment of what they claim are owed wages from the restaurant’s owner, One World Cuisine restaurant group, as part of coordinated protests across the city. About 30 people chanting and carrying signs and banners paced in front of Bukhara’s...

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Rocker Rick Berlin releases new album

August 3, 2012
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(Courtesy Photo) Rick Berlin (in white) and The Nickel and Dime Band.

Longtime Jamaica Plain resident and rock musician Rick Berlin released his latest album late last month. Backed by the eight-member The Nickel and Dime Band, with whom he has been playing for over a year, Berlin is pleased with the result, “Always on Insane,” he said. “For me, it’s my best recording, largely because...

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Curley House revival crawls forward

August 3, 2012
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PONDSIDE—It is taking a little longer than expected, but plans to revive the long-underused historic home of legendary Boston politician James Michael Curley are still ongoing. Richard Dennis, head of the Friends of the James Michael Curley House, which is spearheading the revival effort, said that the group’s plans to take over operations at...

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30th anniversary for South St. businesses

August 3, 2012
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(Courtesy Photo) Fresh Hair’s first sign being installed in the summer of 1982.

Joy Silverstein, owner of Fresh Hair salon at 62 South St., and Jeffrey Ferris, owner of Ferris Wheels Bike Shop at 66 South St., are celebrating 30 years of doing business in Jamaica Plain this year. The celebration, scheduled to coincide with First Thursday on Aug. 2, after the Gazette’s deadline, was expected to...

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Sights and Sounds, Aug. 3, 2012

August 3, 2012
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The deadline for listings is noon, Aug. 14 for the Aug. 17 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Special Events Summer Nights Out, carnival, fitness, sponsored by Hyde Square Task Force, Wed., Aug. 8 and 15, 6pm, Blessed Sacrament patio, 365...

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Invitación, Aug. 31, 2012

August 3, 2012
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La entrega para la lista de Invitación es al mediodía, el 14 de agosto para la publicación del 17 de agosto. Mandar a news@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Nota: hay que marcar 617 antes de los números que salen abajo, si no tiene otro número. Reuniones JPNC Public Service Committee, agenda incluye la petición de JP Kitchen’s (3510...

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JP Agenda, Aug. 3, 2012

August 3, 2012
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The deadline for JP Agenda listings is noon, Aug. 14 for the Aug. 17 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 JP Kitchen’s (3510 Washington St.) request for common victualler license with 11:30pm closing...

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Fred Ciampa, owner of Same Old Place, dies

July 23, 2012
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Fred Ciampa, the long-time owner of Same Old Place pizza parlor at 662 Centre St, died unexpectedly last night. He was 69. “He was a healthy man. It was sudden,” daughter Gina Ciampa said when asked about the cause of death. Funeral services are still begin planned, Ciampa added. “They built Jamaica Plain around...

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MassDOT chief: We’ll fix Casey ‘trust issue’

July 20, 2012
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Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) chief Richard Davey pledged more transparency in the Casey Arborway project in an exclusive Gazette interview with him and other top officials at MassDOT headquarters last week. “We have to continue to work hard to earn the community’s trust, so they don’t expect the worst from the DOT,” Davey...

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JP projects named in City’s 2013 budget

July 20, 2012
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Several Jamaica Plain-based projects were approved in the City’s fiscal year 2013 capital budget. Ward’s Pond, part of the Emerald Necklace’s Olmsted Park and JP’s border with Brookline, is due for boardwalk improvements. “The original boardwalk lifted and shifted during a flood several years ago,” said Jacque Goddard, a spokesperson for the Boston Parks...

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