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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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State will skip overpass decision deadline

February 28, 2012
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FOREST HILLS—The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) will miss its own deadline this week for making the decision about the Casey Overpass replacement project, a spokesperson told the Gazette. There is no new timeline for an announcement and MassDOT offered no explanation for the further delay. “We’re still looking to make a decision soon,”...

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Overpass decision to come this month

February 17, 2012
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The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) will announce the decision for the future of the Casey Overpass by the end of the month, the Gazette has learned. MassDOT has also posted answers online to some of the burning questions about the Casey replacement project posed by elected officials and the community since mid-November. MassDOT...

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Illicit chickens roost in JP’s back yards

February 17, 2012
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(Courtesy Photo) Roslindale resident Benjamin Geffken is covered in chickens raised by neighbor Steven Gag last year.

Chickens may be legally welcome back in the City of Boston soon, much to the delight of Jamaica Plain chicken-keepers. JP has a concentration of secret chickens—in back yards, basements and converted lawn furniture—as chicken-keeping is not allowed under the current zoning code. But the growing interest in urban agriculture has pushed the city...

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New overpass group draws fire

February 17, 2012
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FOREST HILLS—As the decision for the future of the Casey Overpass lingers in limbo with no announcement date set, community members push for various options. A new group, Bridging Forest Hills (BFH), consisting of community members and Working Advisory Group (WAG) members, has formed to “share our opinion that neither option presented thus far...

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‘State of JP’ talks hyperlocal issues

February 17, 2012
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Jamaica Plain showed its colors as a hyper-engaged community as residents gathered to discuss politics affecting the neighborhood and their hopes for the future at the second annual “State of Our Neighborhood” Forum held in the auditorium of English High School Feb. 9. “We’re here to ask ourselves where we want JP to be...

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Homeless care project might return to court

February 17, 2012
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PARKSIDE—Neighbors of a proposed care and housing facility for the homeless on Walnut Avenue have begun the process of appeal for a lawsuit that seeks to halt the project, according to the defendants. A group of 11 residents filed a lawsuit against the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) and the developers in December 2010, hoping...

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Tributes to Hailey pour in

February 17, 2012
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(Gazette File Photo by John Swan) Mildred Hailey at Bromley-Heath in 2006.

Tributes to Mildred Hailey were offered by local leaders this week after her retirement from Bromley-Heath housing development’s groundbreaking Tenant Management Corporation (TMC) was announced. State Rep. Jeffrey Sánchez: “She’s the mother of the tenant management movement. That’s big! She was always the first one to be angry when people tried to stir up...

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