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CPCAY: T plans to sell Arborway Yard

June 20, 2014
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FOREST HILLS—The community organization that helped the MBTA create a long-stalled plan for a new bus yard in Forest Hills has concluded that the T intends to sell the land rather than ever build the facility. Instead, the Community Planning Committee for the Arborway Yard (CPCAY) is calling for the MBTA to stop spending...

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Lantern Festival is cancelled this year

June 20, 2014
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The Forest Hills Cemetery (FHC) will not hold its annual Lantern Festival this summer, a landmark event that it has held for the last 15 years. FHC Assistant Treasurer Janice Stetz told the Gazette that the Cemetery is “reviewing procedures and logistics” and that the festival “may come back next year.” Stetz said she...

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Cancelaron el Festival de Faroles

June 20, 2014
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El Cementerio de Forest Hills (FHC) no tendrá su anual Festival de Faroles este verano, rompiendo una tradición de quince años. El tesorero adjunto Janice Stetz dijo al Gazette que el cementerio está “revisando sus procedimientos y logística” y que el festival “quizás volverá el próximo año”. Stetz dijo que no se sabe cuándo...

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Parklet future is unclear

June 20, 2014
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HDYE SQ.—The future of JP’s parklet, located last year at 349 Centre St., is only getting murkier. Due to ongoing utility work on Centre Street that regularly takes over parking lanes, Boston Transportation Department (BTD) will not be able to install the parklet at its original location outside Old Havana restaurant. Instead, BTD, with...

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JPNC Forest Hills Committee to add members

June 20, 2014
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The Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council (JPNC) is expecting to add community and JPNC members to an ad hoc committee about various Forest Hills developments at its June 24 meeting. Current members include Anne Barrett, Bernie Doherty, Kristy Nardone, Mike O’Connor, Kyle Smith, JPNC Chair Kevin Moloney, Michael Reiskind and Jerry O’Connor as Interim Chair....

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New Egleston Sq. festival postponed

June 20, 2014
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Celebrate Egleston Square, a new neighborhood arts and music festival, has been postponed to August. It was originally scheduled for June 28. The festival, planned to become an annual event, is slated include music acts Willy Rodriguez Salsa Quintet, James “JC” Carr and Fernandito Ferrer, from Puerto Rico. The day was also planned to...

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No baby geese for Jamaica Pond

June 20, 2014
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Soggy weather prevented Jamaica Pond Park from seeing its typical spring parade of baby Canada geese, according to the City Parks Department. Ryan Woods, director of external affairs for the City’s Parks and Recreation Department, told the Gazette that no goose nests were found at their usual nesting site on the Jamaica Pond Island....

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‘Battle of the Bars’ raises funds for JP Music Fest

June 20, 2014
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What does JP do to raise funds for the JP Music Festival (JPMF)? Host a battle of the bands, of course. The June 10 event at the Midway Café at 3496 Washington St. may have the makings of an annual tradition. Organizer Rick Berlin, local longtime musician and JPMF organizer, told the Gazette the...

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JP Pets: Tips for keeping pooches cool and safe this summer

June 20, 2014
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With the weather finally warming up, the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (MSPCA) warns dog-owners that heat and summer activities can be dangerous to their canine companions. The MSPCA gave the Gazette its top five tips for keeping dogs safe this summer: 1. Exercise safely. Try to exercise pets in...

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JP Pets: MSPCA pushes for new animal welfare laws

June 20, 2014
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The Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (MSPCA), which includes a hospital and adoption center at 350 S. Huntington Ave., takes care of animals in more than one way. The MSPCA is working on new laws to improve the lives of Massachusetts’s furry residents. MSPCA spokesperson Rob Halpin told the Gazette...

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