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Apartment project hits roadblocks

May 11, 2012
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S. HUNTINGTON—The Boston Landmarks Commission (BLC) voted this week to delay demolition of the 1914 Knight Building at 161 S. Huntington Ave. to make way for luxury apartments. The BLC vote came on the heels of a Jamaica Pond Association’s (JPA) vote in opposition of the project earlier this week. The project’s developer, Boston...

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Casey plan features Shea Square, parking changes

May 11, 2012
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The design phase of the Casey Arborway project began with a discussion on parking, bus traffic, street names and the announcement of Shea Circle’s future: a standard intersection to be named Shea Square. While the design has been assumed to be future of the rotary for months, it was finally announced as the state...

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English High headmaster will not return in fall

May 11, 2012
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English High School Headmaster Sito Narcisse announced this week that he will not be returning to the school next fall. Narcisse is leaving English, located on McBride Street, because he was offered a “leadership position in a school district outside Massachusetts,” Boston Public Schools (BPS) spokesperson Lee Maguire told the Gazette. Narcisse was not...

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50 Years of Faith

May 11, 2012
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(Photo by Patrick E. O’Connor) Monsignor Charles Bourque (center), the former pastor of the Our Lady of Lourdes (OLOL) Catholic parish on Brookside Avenue, celebrates the 50th anniversary of his ordination to the priesthood with brother James Bourque (left) and his wife Gail at the church following a Mass of Thanksgiving on April 15. Bourque, now retired, served as OLOL pastor for 28 years until 2008 and still frequently returns to perform the noontime Mass in Spanish.

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Hyde/Jackson Main Street gets new director

May 11, 2012
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Nearly a year after its last executive director resigned amid allegations of $20,000 in missing funds, Hyde/Jackson Square Main Street (HJSMS) has a new executive director. Interim Executive Director Katie Reed will be working on a “very part-time basis,” she said in an email to the Gazette last month. She will also be involved...

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Never mind the bigotry, here’s a queer punk night

May 11, 2012
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(Courtesy Photo) (from left) Bruce Derfler (“Taffy Vicious”) and Michael Flowers (“Mickey Rotten”).

Two Jamaica Plain residents, not finding a dance night that plays the music they like and welcomes queers, are bringing the punk ethos to dance nights: just do it yourself. Bruce Derfler (“Taffy Vicious”) and Michael Flowers (“Mikey Rotten”) saw something missing from the Boston nightlife—a punk night that was also a welcoming environment...

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Apartment developer pays $11k fine

May 11, 2012
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The developer hoping to build up to 200 apartments at 105A S. Huntington Ave. owed the city $11,000 in unpaid fines until last week. Anthony Nader, who has yet to file his plan with the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) for 190 to 200 luxury apartments at 105A S. Huntington Ave., paid off the $10,915...

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Rozzie train club toots horns

May 11, 2012
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(Courtesy Photo) A 1/48 scale model trolley—about three inches tall—rolls along in the Bay State Model Railroad Museum’s large space.

Roslindale has a train network that would make U.S. Vice President and Amtrak enthusiast Joe Biden jealous—if Biden were one-and-a-half inches tall. The Bay State Model Railroad Museum is not really a museum. It’s a club, open to new members, that gives members the space to create the train model of their dreams. “We’re...

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Bridal salon coming to Roslindale Village

May 11, 2012
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After a year in business, jewelry store Marla’s Obsession is expanding to add a bridal boutique. Marla’s Bridal Shop will open at 20 Belgrade Ave. in Roslindale this month. The family business, owned by sisters Tricia, Marla and Melissa Adams, started because of Marla’s love of fashion jewelry, Tricia Adams told the Gazette. “She...

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Roslindale Events

May 11, 2012
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Roslindale Village Main Street Farmers’ Market Community Meeting, participate in planning for this year’s Farmers’ Market. Thurs., May 17, 6:30-8pm, Roslindale Community Center, Washington St. and Cummins Highway. Volunteer opportunities include flyer distribution, social media, set-up and take-down, staffing the RVMS booth, surveying shoppers, assisting with theme days, helping with fundraising, counting shoppers and...

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