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Agenda, 1/20

January 20, 2012
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The deadline for JP Agenda listings is noon, Jan. 31 for the Feb. 3 issue. Send listings to news@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Meetings Jackson Sq. Recreational Center meeting, discussing updates and next steps. Jan. 24, 6pm, Anna Mae Cole Community Center, 10 Lamartine...

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Overpass announcement delayed

January 17, 2012
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The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) may reach a decision on the future of the Casey Overpass in private this week, but it will not immediately hold a public meeting to announce the decision. MassDOT previously said the decision would be made this week. “Usually we publicize meetings for two weeks, and we haven’t...

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No overpass decision yet

January 6, 2012
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By Rebeca Oliveira and John Ruch, Gazette Staff The Massachusetts Department of Transportation plans to announce its decision on a Casey Overpass replacement project the week of Jan. 16, spokesperson Michael Verseckes told the Gazette this week. No community meetings have been scheduled. The aging bridge over the Forest Hills T Station area must...

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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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