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E-13 Police log, 7/31-8/3

August 26, 2011
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7/31 9:00 p.m., 1955 Columbus Ave., breaking and entering 9:30 p.m., 198 South St., larceny 10:00 p.m., 74 Jamaica St., larceny 11:39 pm, 93 Amory St., threats   8/1 11:58 a.m., Washington St., car accident with injuries 12:00 p.m., 16 Goldsmith St., hit and run 12:45 p.m., 106 Minden St., hit and run 3:11...

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Mail delivery spotty after route cuts

August 12, 2011
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Parts of Jamaica Plain are experiencing irregular mail delivery as a result of a route reshuffling in the United States Postal Service (USPS). Homes in central JP—on Rockview Street, Parley Avenue, Parley Vale, Burr Street, Grovenor Road and St. John Street—are receiving their mail as late as 7 p.m., due to a new mail...

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Casey team prefers replacing Shea Circle

July 22, 2011
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Casey team prefers replacing Shea Circle

FOREST HILLS—Design sketches for possible replacements for Shea Circle and re-routing of Morton Street were presented to the Casey Overpass replacement project’s Working Advisory Group (WAG) at its July 13 meeting. The WAG supported turning Shea Circle, the rotary at the eastern end of the Casey Overpass, into a signalized intersection and turning Morton...

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New life for bridesmaid dresses

July 22, 2011
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Being asked to be a bridesmaid is a huge honor. It’s also a huge pain in the wallet. Looking to make the process a little less draining, Hyde Square resident Kathryn House founded Bridesmaid Trade, an online bridesmaid’s dress consignment shop. It brings former bridesmaids and their never-to-be-worn-again garments with soon-to-be-bridesmaids and their need...

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‘Comfort shoes’ store opens

July 22, 2011
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A new shoe store off Centre Street wants to put a new pep in JP’s step. Millipede Shoes, at 7 Pond St., is offering “comfort shoes,” like clogs, in owner’s Rio Tutcik’s first small business venture. It was slated to have a “soft opening” by sometime this week. “Hopefully we can provide comfort shoes...

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Dame closes its doors

July 22, 2011
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On July 31, vintage clothing store Dame, at 68 South St., will close its Jamaica Plain doors. While the storefront is going away, Dame will return to open-air markets and other venues, owner Dany Pearson said on the store’s blog. “The current economic climate just has not been friendly enough to us to maintain...

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Major project’s advisory group named

July 22, 2011
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STONYBROOK—In preparation for the community process about a proposed major development on the corner of Washington and McBride streets, an Impact Advisory Group (IAG) has been selected. The first, unpublicized meeting of the IAG took place July 13. The 11 members of the IAG were nominated by residents and elected officials and appointed by...

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461 Walnut Ave. has its day in court

July 22, 2011
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The lawsuit over the proposed respite care and homeless housing facility at 461 Walnut Ave. may be drawing to a close next month. A judge will hear arguments at an Aug. 2 hearing, said Daniel Wilson, the attorney for the plaintiffs. “This will probably be the last hearing,” said Kyle Robidoux, community organizing assistant...

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Man charged with indecent assault following incident at MBTA station

July 22, 2011
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A man was charged with indecent assault and battery for allegedly grabbing a woman’s buttocks at the Forest Hills MBTA Station July 2. Gary Maggiacomo, 46, of 170 Morton St., was arrested after the alleged victim pointed him out across the street from the station. Maggiacomo had turned his shirt inside out, but the...

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75 years of ‘wash and set’ for salon regulars

July 22, 2011
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75 years of ‘wash and set’ for salon regulars

Every Saturday morning, Laura Dembski and her employees know to have Miss Laura’s at Cla-Mar Beauty Culture open and ready by 8:30. The regulars start showing up about then. Anne Puleo, 81, is the first. She gets her hair washed and set and is usually on her way out the door by 9:30, just...

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