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Park horses try to avoid the sunset ride

March 2, 2012
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(Courtesy Photo) Park Ranger Meghan O’Boyle on horse Fredrick and Ranger Hodari Keels talk with children about horse grooming at Mayor Thomas Menino’s Children’s Festival at the Franklin Park Clubhouse on Feb. 23.

The Boston Park Rangers Mounted Unit—stabled at Franklin Park—is once again trying to avoid a sunset ride into retirement. An upcoming fund-raiser, organized by the Friends of the Boston Park Rangers Mounted Unit, is aimed at keeping the horses on the force for another year. While the City pays the salaries of the 12...

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Illicit chickens ruffle neighbors’ feathers

March 2, 2012
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While the process to legally welcome chickens into the Boston cityscape has begun, makes Jamaica Plain chicken-keepers happy, it may raise concerns with their neighbors. A JP resident who lives near an illicit chicken-keeper spoke to the Gazette about how it has created tension between herself and her neighbor. She asked to remain anonymous...

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Homeless care project is back in court

March 2, 2012
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PARKSIDE—The lawsuit about a proposed care and housing facility for the homeless on Walnut Avenue is in appeal, after a failed round of negotiations between the developers and neighbors. Both sides refused offers to settle out of court. JPNDC offered to donate an undisclosed amount to the Friends of the Egleston Square Library and...

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JP resident wins Grammy

March 2, 2012
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A JP resident brought home a Grammy award after last month’s music industry ceremony. Jesse Lewis was the mastering engineer on Robert Aldridge’s opera “Elmer Gantry.” He shared the Grammy for best-engineered classical album along with recording engineers John Newton and Byeong-Joon Hwang. “This was a huge opera project and really fun to work...

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Kelly Rink offers accessible ice-skating

March 2, 2012
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(Courtesy Photo) Director of DCR’s Universal Access Program Tom McCarthy and Alejandra Taco take advantage of the accessibility options on the Kelly Rink last winter.

EGLESTON SQ.—A state Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) program gives people of limited mobility a chance to do what many take for granted: have fun ice skating at the Kelly Rink. The Universal Access Program (UAP) creates opportunities for the physically handicapped to take advantage of expert assistance and alternate equipment to enjoy...

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No bids on T parcel, deadline shifts

March 2, 2012
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(Courtesy Illustration) Parcel U is the long rectangle at the center of the map.

FOREST HILLS—The MBTA has not received any bids in its third attempt to sell a surplus parcel south of the Forest Hills T Station on Hyde Park Avenue. The bidding deadline was extended to this week. The parcel was offered at a reduced price, MBTA spokesperson Joe Pesaturo previously told the Gazette. Bidding documentation...

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Retirees offer advice to younger generation

March 2, 2012
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The Gazette joined a group of seniors at J.P. Lick’s last week for a cup of coffee and good advice. The retiree group, organized by Arva Clark, meets weekly to discuss different topics. The group is so popular that Clark has recently added a second regular meeting. She can be reached at 971-9419. Some...

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Seaverns Ave. trees to return

March 2, 2012
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(Gazette Photo by Rebeca Oliveira) Two mature trees were cut down to accommodate construction on Seaverns Avenue last month. The property owner told the Gazette that new trees will be planted.

A construction project at 21 Seaverns Ave. has caused the felling of two trees, causing neighbor complaints. New trees will be planted, the property owner told the Gazette. Owner Paul Donovan said his project spent a year being vetted in neighborhood processes. He cut down the trees to install a driveway and parking area....

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Sights and Sounds, 3/2/12

March 2, 2012
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The deadline for listings is noon, March 13 for the March 16 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Special Events Friends of the Boston Park Rangers Mounted Unit fundraiser, Jacob Wirth Restaurant, 31 Stuart St., Mon., March 5, 6-8pm. Under 35,...

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Agenda, 3/2/12

March 2, 2012
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The deadline for JP Agenda listings is noon, March 13 for the March 16 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Meetings    JP Republicans (Wards 10, 11, 19), to discuss and organize for the March 6 ward and state committee elections....

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