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BPL: No money for JP Branch plan

February 3, 2012
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The Jamaica Plain Branch Library’s long-sought renovation is still on ice due to lack of funds, Boston Public Library (BPL) officials said last week, despite their enthusiasm for the project. BPL Chief Financial Officer Sean Nelson explained during a meeting discussing the BPL’s financial status at the JP library that the library’s capital budget...

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Laundry Winner

February 3, 2012
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(Courtesy Photo) JP resident Jo Anne Diaz (third from left) is awarded over $1,000 in free laundry service from store manager Karla Castellanos (far right) at the Jan. 16 grand opening of Jackson Square Laundromat at 270 Centre St. Joining Diaz (from left) are JP residents Christopher Newell and Merrill Atherton.

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Target to carry local pet shop’s gear

February 3, 2012
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Local pet snack bakery Polka Dog will debut a limited run of treats and other pet products at Target stores nationwide in May. The national chain’s new The Shops at Target program creates partnerships with small, independent businesses across the country to co-create limited-edition collections. “Someone I’ve never met before, who’s never heard of...

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JP jaunts for last-minute Valentines

February 3, 2012
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With Valentine’s Day fast approaching and fancy restaurant reservations disappearing just as quickly, the Gazette came up with a few ideas for the holiday. For the romantics: Pack a decadent picnic full of fancy cheese and wonderful wine. Enjoy it indoors, in front of a roaring fire. Where to go: City Feed for cheese,...

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Agenda, 2/3

February 3, 2012
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The deadline for JP Agenda listings is noon, Feb. 14 for the Feb. 17 issue. Send listings to news@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Meetings JP Centre/South Main Streets annual meeting, Mon. Feb. 6, 6:30-8pm, Loring Greenough House, 12 South St. JP Problem Properties Committee,...

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Sights and Sounds, 2/3

February 3, 2012
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(Courtesy Photo) JP STORIES: JP resident Ken Tangvik will read from his short story collection “Don’t Mess with Tanya: Stories Emerging from Boston’s Barrios” as part of the Chapter and Verse Literary Reading Series Feb. 10 at the Loring-Greenough House.

The deadline for listings is noon, Feb. 14 for the Feb.17 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Special Events Winter Snow Festival at Franklin Park, snowshoe, track animal prints, cross country ski tour at 1:30pm, Sat., Feb. 4, 1-3pm. Sign-in at...

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Homeless care project wins in court

January 25, 2012
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PARKSIDE—After nearly a year in court, the developers of a care and housing facility for the homeless on Walnut Avenue have won the right to proceed with construction. The developers, Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development Corporation (JPNDC) and Boston Healthcare for the Homeless Program (BHCHP), plan to make the former Barbara McInnis House at 461...

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Overpass choice delayed

January 20, 2012
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FOREST HILLS— The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) may reach a decision on the future of the Casey Overpass in private this week, but it will not immediately hold a public meeting to announce the decision. MassDOT previously said the decision would be made this week. “Usually we publicize meetings for two weeks, and...

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Poetry returns to Forest Hills Cemetery

January 20, 2012
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Poetry-reading is returning to Forest Hills Cemetery in a new series organized by the Forest Hills Educational Trust (FHET). It is the first poetry series to be held at Forest Hills Cemetery since FHET abruptly suspended programming in January 2011. Last year, only the Lantern Festival and a small series of walking tours were...

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Parcel U on sale for 3rd time

January 20, 2012
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The MBTA is making a third attempt to sell a surplus parcel south of the Forest Hills T Station on Hyde Park Avenue. Parcel U, encompassing almost 123,000 square feet, is one of a handful of parcels that the T has been trying to sell, with limited success, since 2007. The Forest Hills Improvement...

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