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Invitacion, Aug. 31, 2012

August 31, 2012
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La entrega para la lista de Invitación es al mediodía, el 11 de septiembre para la publicación del 14 de septiembre. Mandar a news@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Nota: hay que marcar 617 antes de los números que salen abajo, si no tiene otro número. Reuniones Jamaica Pond Association Board of Directors, primer lunes del mes, 7pm, Jamaicaway...

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JP Agenda, Aug. 31, 2012

August 31, 2012
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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. Meetings Jamaica Pond Association Board of Directors, first Monday of the month, 7pm, Jamaicaway Tower, 111 Perkins St. JPNC Public Service Committee, to...

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Casey Overpass to survive in model train set

August 17, 2012
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Casey Overpass to survive in model train set

FOREST HILLS—Model train enthusiast, Casey Arborway design team member and Jamaica Plain resident Nathaniel Cabral-Curtis is honoring the soon-to-be demolished Casey Overpass with a miniature version of the overpass in his model train set. “The idea isn’t to create an exact replica of Forest Hills down in the basement, but to do sort of...

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MBTA war memorials may move for Casey project

August 17, 2012
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MBTA war memorials may move for Casey project

FOREST HILLS—Two memorials for MBTA employees who served in both World Wars and other wars may need to be relocated during demolition and construction of the new Casey Arborway. Traffic will be rerouted from the Casey Overpass to a temporary roadway north of the overpass during construction, which is expected between 2014 and 2016....

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Art installation protests eviction

August 17, 2012
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Art installation protests eviction

EGLESTON SQ.—City Life/Vida Urbana member Heather Gordon collaborated with an artist in protesting her recent eviction at her former home at 3 Mendell Way on Aug. 7. Gordon and video artist John Hulsey worked together in creating a video of Gordon handwriting a letter that tells her foreclosure story. The video was then projected...

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JP Branch Library to add community mosaic

August 17, 2012
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JP Branch Library to add community mosaic

SUMNER HILL—A community-wide art collaboration is under way to create mosaic art for the Jamaica Plain Branch of the Boston Public Library. A collaboration between ceramic artist and sculptor Bette Ann Libby and the community will result in a piece of ceramic artwork that will make its home in the library’s downstairs auditorium. The...

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105A S. Huntington project draws praise, concerns

August 17, 2012
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S. HUNTINGTON—Community feedback for the proposed luxury apartments and retail space in a 130-foot-tall building at 105A S. Huntington Ave., named “The Serenity,” is split between support for the developer and criticisms over the appearance of the project. At a community meeting on July 31 at Back of the Hill Apartments, the developer was...

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Hope Lodge offers support for patients, locals

August 17, 2012
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S. HUNTINGTON—The American Cancer Society’s Hope Lodge at 125 S. Huntington Ave. wants to connect with the community while serving its mission to provide free housing for out-of-town cancer patients. By offering free community meeting space, encouraging volunteerism and hosting twice-yearly art openings for local and regional artists—many from Jamaica Plain—the Hope Lodge staff...

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Fred Ciampa, owner of Same Old Place, dies

August 3, 2012
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(Photo Courtesy Vazza Funeral Homes) Fred Ciampa.

Fred Ciampa, the long-time owner of Same Old Place pizza parlor at 662 Centre St., died unexpectedly on July 22. He was 69. “He had a heart attack,” daughter Regina Ciampa said. “He was a hard worker and we believe that had a lot to do with it.” “He’ll be remembered for all the...

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JPNDC takes heat for church plan changes

August 3, 2012
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HYDE SQ.—The unexpected addition of luxury housing to community-supported development plans for the Blessed Sacrament campus in Hyde Square have roused the ire of some Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development Corporation (JPNDC) supporters. “The basic frustration is that the community got left out,” said Richard Heath, who was highly involved with the development of the...

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