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BRA to present draft ‘corridor plan’

November 23, 2012
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The Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) will host a community meeting to present a first draft for a S. Huntington Avenue “corridor plan” by the end of the month, BRA spokesperson Melina Schuler told the Gazette. “A great team of planners and designers have been selected,” she said. “We’re confident that we’ll be able to...

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Centre/South Main Streets head resigns

November 23, 2012
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JP Centre/South Main Streets (CSMS) Executive Director Randace Moore resigned earlier this month after nearly five years in the chair. “It was time to move on and explore other career options,” Moore told the Gazette. “I’m taking a much needed rest.” CSMS programs are expected to continue as planned, CSMS Board President Richard Downey...

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Gym replaces martial arts studio

November 23, 2012
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FOREST HILLS—A longtime landmark of the Forest Hills area, Yang’s Martial Arts Association at 38 Hyde Park Ave. has closed its Jamaica Plain doors and set up shop in Roslindale Village. Part of the space previously occupied is already home to a new crossfit gym, JP Crossfit. Classes continue as scheduled at Yang’s new...

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Holidays in JP: Local currency to fuel holiday shopping

November 23, 2012
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(Courtesy Photo) The “Boston Bean” local currency.

The Jamaica Plain New Economy Transition (JP NET) will offer $1,000 in “local currency” this holiday season to encourage spending in local businesses. Local currency is make-believe money—like Disney Dollars or Monopoly money—that is backed by real money but only accepted in certain areas. “Boston Beans” will only be accepted in Jamaica Plain. The...

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Holidays in JP: Expert tips on wines to bring to dinner

November 23, 2012
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With holiday feasts on the horizon, Blanchard’s Wines & Spirits General Manager Mike Denson and Streetcar Wine & Beer owner Michael Dupuy gave the Gazette some recommendations for which wines to bring along. For budget wines—under $15 a bottle—Denson recommended Apothic Red, a blend of red wines grapes, not unlike a blended whisky. “Red...

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JP Library restarts renovation talk

November 23, 2012
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SUMNER HILL—Six months after Mayor Thomas Menino said that the Jamaica Plain Branch Library “would be taken care of” financially, the library is having a public meeting to discuss renovations. The meeting is scheduled for Wed., Nov. 28 at 6 p.m. at Curtis Hall, next door to the 12 Sedgwick St. branch. An appointed...

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Eatery gets OK for food truck

November 23, 2012
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JACKSON SQ.—A local restaurant recently ran into trouble for opening a food truck as a kind of second kitchen in its parking lot. Yely’s Coffee Shop will run a food truck just outside its 284 Centre St.  location again, following a Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council (JPNC) decision to grant the eatery conditional approval to...

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Sights and Sounds, Nov. 23, 2012

November 23, 2012
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The deadline for listings is noon, Dec. 4 for the Dec. 7 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Special Events Bella Luna’s Birthday Bash, superhero costume party, $75 prize for best costume, with DJ Brent Covington, Boyfriends, DJ Stella. 21+, Fri.,...

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JP Agenda, Nov. 23, 2012

November 23, 2012
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The deadline for listings is noon, Dec. 4 for the Dec. 7 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Meetings Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council, agenda to include new member applications, likely to include S. Huntington & Norbert School developments and Arboretum’s Bussey...

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State makes Casey MEPA filing

November 21, 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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