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Aviary to open photo lab

March 16, 2012
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Aviary, a gallery and art boutique on South Street, is raising funds to install a digital photo lab for community use. The planned lab will include four computers, four professional-grade scanners and two professional-grade printers for rent. Each computer will have state-of-the art software like Photoshop, Lightroom and Aperture. “We’ll also have a selection...

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Street Music

March 16, 2012
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(Gazette Photo by Rebeca Oliveira) (from left) Daniel Winshall, 14, and Mike Greenstein serenade walkers on Centre Street on March 12 with a high hat, a saxophone and a double bass. A busking veteran of over four years, Greenstein has an album, “Big Man on the Shelf,” coming out in the next few months.

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Letter: Yes to homeless facility

March 16, 2012
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Yes in my back yard. As a JP resident, I am still in full support of the plan to make the former Barbara McInnis House into a respite care facility (“Homeless care project is back in court,” March 2). If it weren’t for housing options when I was growing up, we would have ended up...

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Sights and Sounds, 3/16/2012

March 16, 2012
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(Courtesy Photo) The Nickel & Dime Band (above), featuring renowned JP rocker Rick Berlin, will play an “Anti-St. Patty’s Party” on Sat., March 17 at the Midway Café with fellow JP band Erin Harpe and the Delta Swingers. The Nickel & Dime Band also plays the House of Blues on March 22, opening for Dr Dog.

The deadline for listings is noon, March 27 for the March 30 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Special Events Casino Day trips, cost include bus rides and other amenities. Sat., Sun., March 18: Newport Playhouse for ‘Never Get Smart with...

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Agenda, 3/16/12

March 16, 2012
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The deadline for JP Agenda listings is noon, March 27 for the March 30 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Meetings BPS school choice meetings, Mon., March 19 & April 23, 6pm: External Advisory Committee roundtable discussion. Sat. March 31, 11am-2pm:...

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Invitación, 3/16/12

March 16, 2012
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La entrega para la lista de Invitación es al mediodía, el 27 de marzo para la publicación del 30 de marzo. Mandar a news@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Nota: hay que marcar 617 antes de los números que salen abajo, si no tiene otro número.  Reuniones Reuniones para escoger una escuela BPS, lunes, 19 marzo & 23 abril,...

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Overpass to be replaced by surface street network

March 8, 2012
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FOREST HILLS—After months of delay and speculation, the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) has decided that the Casey Overpass will be replaced by an at-grade street network and not a new bridge. The decision was confirmed to the Gazette today by MassDOT spokesperson Michael Verseckes. Community meetings are slated for later this month. “[The...

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State misses overpass decision deadline

March 2, 2012
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FOREST HILLS—The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) missed its own deadline this week for making the decision about the Casey Overpass replacement project. 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,” MassDOT spokesperson Michael Verseckes told the...

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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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