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Family Resource Center to open

January 6, 2012
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JACKSON SQ.—A new family resource center is readying its doors for a Jan. 20 opening in Jackson Square. The expected opening of the Tree of Life/Arbol de Vida Coalition Family Resource Center (FRC) at the Webb building at Centre Street and Columbus Avenue will help residents address issues of housing, lack of food and...

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HOPE goes bankrupt

January 6, 2012
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The Hispanic Office for Planning and Evaluation (HOPE), a major human services organization at 165 Brookside Ave. Ext., declared Chapter 7 bankruptcy last month. That follows an abrupt closure of its offices in April. “We did consider a number of options and strategies over many meetings before deciding that bankruptcy was our only alternative,”...

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Sights and Sounds, 1/6/12

January 6, 2012
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The deadline for listings is noon, Jan. 17 for the Jan. 20 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Special Events ¡Plenazo Parrandero!, concert, dance and dinner, featuring Grupo Chévere, Jorge Arce and Raíz de Plena, Mista B Style and food by...

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Overpass decision is delayed

December 16, 2011
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Activists debate options Supporters of two different futures for the Forest Hills area are mobilizing in the wake of the state’s postponement of its decision about the Casey Overpass replacement. Originally scheduled for this week, the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) announcement of the replacement plan for the failing Casey Overpass has been postponed...

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Cemetery Trust holds buried treasure

December 16, 2011
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Forest Hills Cemetery’s troubled arts trust owns over $125,000 in historic artifacts that are not on public view, despite the trust’s educational mission. As part of its $340,000 in assets, the Forest Hills Educational Trust (FHET) lists rare treasures: paintings, sculptures and first editions that are related to people buried in the cemetery. FHET...

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Arborway Yard goes on problem property list

December 16, 2011
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In a City of Boston first, a publicly-owned property has been placed on the “problem properties” list. The Arborway bus yard joined fire hazards, abandoned homes and rat-infested properties this month. City inspectors will go out soon to view the site, Colleen Kennedy, an Inspectional Services Department (ISD) representative, said at a Dec. 7...

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Forest Hills pub nears opening

December 16, 2011
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FOREST HILLS—Napper Tandy’s at 3700 Washington St. will to open in early 2012 after a year of delays and challenges. Napper Tandy’s owner, John Jacobs, told the Gazette in a phone interview that the process is finally moving along. The proposed Irish pub/bistro is under construction, he said, and he is hoping to open...

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Washington St. ‘livability’ discussed

December 16, 2011
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STONYBROOK—Residents and businesses are coming together to brainstorm a plan to revitalize lower Washington Street. Members of the Stonybrook Neighborhood Association (SNA) and other nearby residents are brewing a plan to improve the half-mile stretch of Washington Street between Green Street and Forest Hills by implementing traffic-calming measures and brainstorming for a “21st century...

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JP student population holds steady

December 16, 2011
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Jamaica Plain’s student population held steady in the last year according to an annual census, though the balance between graduate and undergraduate students has continued to shift. JP’s student residents are evenly split between graduates (526) and undergraduates (540). Graduates dominated JP last year with 603 students to 493 undergrads. In fall 2009, those...

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Invitación, 12/16/11

December 16, 2011
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Su Material. Considere quesu material para ser publicado en esta sección debe llegar con tiempo: Mínimo el martes antes del viernes de la publicción de esta edición. Si usa internet, eníe sus documentos a: news@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Navidad Pedido. Nuestro Rep. Jeffrey Sánchez recuerda que  el programa Canned Food Drive sigue hasta el 31 de este...

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