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JP Agenda, Sept. 14, 2012

September 14, 2012
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The deadline for listings is noon, Sept. 25 for the Sept. 28 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Meetings Casey Arborway Design Advisory Group, reviewing plan for Casey Overpass replacement in Forest Hills, hosted by MassDOT, Mon., Oct. 1, 6pm, State...

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Sights & Sounds, Sept. 14, 2012

September 14, 2012
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The deadline for listings is noon, Sept. 25 for the Sept. 28 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Special Events Tribute to Charlie Sandler, longtime teacher at Eliot School, with live music by the Bo Winiker Band, Sat., Sept. 15, 3-5pm,...

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161 S. Huntington project vote delayed

September 10, 2012
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The controversial luxury apartment project proposed for 161 S. Huntington Ave. is no longer up for an approval vote at the Thurs., Sept. 13 Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) board meeting. The BRA announced that the project would be on the agenda last week. “The developer needs to do more work on it,” BRA spokesperson...

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161 S. Huntington project up for BRA vote

September 6, 2012
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The controversial luxury apartment project proposed for 161 S. Huntington Ave. will be heard and voted on by the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) board Thurs., Sept. 13. It has a high likelihood of being approved, as BRA staff only submits projects to the board when it considers the plans ready for approval. The developer,...

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A brief history of S. Huntington

August 31, 2012
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How the institutions came to town S. HUNTINGTON—S. Huntington Avenue, after nearly a century of heavy institutional use, is readying for fast changes: two 200-unit luxury apartment buildings are under consideration by the City, and a new boutique hotel just opened. At the turn of the 20th century, however, S. Huntington Avenue was home...

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New charter school opens, others swap spaces

August 31, 2012
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PARKSIDE—A new public charter school, KIPP Boston Middle School, has just opened at 215 Forest Hill St., sharing a building with the Match Charter Public Middle School. The Match Charter Public Middle School has just relocated to 215 Forest Hills St. from 86 Wachusett St., in a building swap with NAtch’s elementary school, which...

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Needles found in Forest Hills Cemetery

August 31, 2012
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By Rebeca Oliveira and John Ruch, Gazette Staff FOREST HILLS—Three hypodermic needles, apparently used for drugs, have been found at Forest Hills Cemetery in the past month, according to local resident Kosta Demos, who pricked his finger on one while trying to throw it away. Forest Hills Cemetery installed new streetlights last month to...

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A look inside JP’s new hotel

August 31, 2012
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S. HUNTINGTON—The Gazette received an exclusive tour of the new boutique hotel on S. Huntington Avenue. EnVision Hotel Boston offers 39 stylish and well-proportioned rooms, including two two-bedroom suites that overlook Olmsted Park and Leverett Pond. “You want to make people feel warm and welcome,” Manager Trevor Cross told the Gazette during the recent...

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Local nonprofit helps the ‘unexceptional’

August 31, 2012
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JP SOUTH—Tucked away in an unremarkable corner of South Street, a group of unexceptional people are helping other unexceptional people, one donation at a time. The Endowment for Unexceptional Humans, based out of an apartment at 215 South St., is a nonprofit organization that aims to provide financial and community support to those in...

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Sights & Sounds, Aug. 31, 2012

August 31, 2012
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(Courtesy Photo) NOVEL APPROACH Author James Redfearn (above) will read from his new historical novel, “The Rising at Roxbury Crossing,” on Sept. 13 at the Jamaica Plain Branch Library. The novel follows a rookie cop caught up in the Boston Police strike and Irish war for independence in 1919.

The deadline for listings is noon, Sept. 11 for the Sept. 14 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Special Events First Thursday, community art shows and walkabout, throughout Centre and South streets, Thurs., Sept. 6, 6-8pm. Info: jpcentresouthmainstreets.org. JP Music Festival,...

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