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MATCH finds a new home

June 24, 2011
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PARKSIDE—The MATCH Charter Public School is creating a new elementary school in Jamaica Plain for K1 students and 2nd graders later this year. It will also move its middle school from Wachusett Street to 215 Forest Hills St. for the 2012 school year, as Parkside Academy moves out. The school recently signed a purchase...

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T: Maybe we can fund Arborway Yard

June 24, 2011
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The MBTA may have found a way to fund the long-stalled Arborway Yard bus depot project at Washington Street and the Arborway by using a grant provided by the Federal Transit Administration. The idea was announced during a City Council hearing on the environmental impact of the temporary facility on June 13, held by...

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Innovative climbing wall delays playground

June 24, 2011
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WEB EXCLUSIVE A community-designed playground planned for Jackson Square is still going ahead, despite being delayed by safety concerns. Construction was originally slated to happen last month, but is now scheduled for the fall. Because plans for the playground include an innovative play structure, the design team has had to spend longer than anticipated...

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Gentrification in focus at forum

June 24, 2011
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WEB EXCLUSIVE Gentrification—a hot topic in Jamaica Plain because of Whole Foods—was the focus of the latest JP Forum. But panelists said to not blame Whole Foods. Panelist Steve Meacham, tenant organizing director at JP-based City Life/Vida Urbana, made the point that the upcoming Whole Foods Market is a symptom of JP’s current shifts,...

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JP teacher travels to Arctic

June 24, 2011
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WEB EXCLUSIVE Mark Goldner will be getting plenty of sun on his summer vacation. He’ll spend six weeks at 78 degrees latitude—well above the Arctic Circle—studying glaciers. That means that Goldner will be subjected to 24 hours a day of sunlight for his entire stay in Svalbard, a Norwegian archipelago that can have a...

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Treating eyes of seeing-eye dogs

June 24, 2011
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Treating eyes of seeing-eye dogs

What good would a blind seeing-eye dog do? Veterinary ophthalmologists—eye doctors—at the Angell Animal Medical Center examined 22 dogs, free of charge, during the month of May as part of a nationwide effort to treat service animals. “Service dogs are pivotal in assisting people throughout the world,” said Dr. Daniel Biros, one of the...

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Twin bridges could replace overpass

June 24, 2011
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Busway reviewed Twin bridges could replace the Casey Overpass in a proposal made to the Working Advisory Group (WAG) on June 14 at English High School. The meeting also covered possibilities for the South and Asticou streets corridor, next to the Forest Hills MBTA station, a stretch of road identified early on as one...

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Congratulations!

June 24, 2011
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(Photo by Patrick E. O’Connor) HEAD OF THE CLASS: Fatoumata Bah, valedictorian of English High School’s Class of 2011, celebrates graduation on June 11 at Boston University.

The following Jamaica Plain residents, businesses and organizations have received recognition in education: Tremana White was graduated from Connecticut College. Welbis Ortiz graduated from the Noble and Greenough School. William Matczynski graduated cum laude from Macalester College in Minnesota. Fernando A. Avila, Christopher Caulfield, Manoucheka Charlessaint, Katherine De la Cruz, Shynna Maliik Jackson-Pilet, Jaime...

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Happenings, 6/24

June 24, 2011
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The final, last-minute deadline for Happenings listings is noon, July 5 for the July 8 issue. Send arts and entertainment listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Listings with no end date will be run for 3 months, space permitting. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Special Events JP Regan...

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Young ‘witches’ conjure up restaurant

June 10, 2011
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Young ‘witches’ conjure up restaurant

“Vampire’s Meals” served up by witches was on the menu of Sandwitch, a one-day restaurant operated by five JP home-schoolers. The girls—Iris Schellenberg, 12; Violet Maxfield, 11; Colette Schien, 11; and Lucie and Annie Tremblay, 11— picked out the recipes, created the menus, sewed the servers’ aprons, cooked the food, decorated the dining room...

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