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Happenings, 7/22

July 22, 2011
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The final, last-minute deadline for Happenings listings is noon, Aug. 9 for the Aug. 12 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 The Grill...

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Forest Hills Trust may lose funding

July 8, 2011
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If the Forest Hills Educational Trust (FHET), known for the yearly Lantern Festival at Forest Hills Cemetery, does not maintain last year’s level of cultural programming, it could lose its steady funding from the Massachusetts Cultural Council (MCC), the Gazette has learned. FHET programming was abruptly suspended in January, as the Gazette reported at...

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Changing JP, one house meeting at a time

July 8, 2011
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Changing JP, one house meeting at a time

WEB EXCLUSIVE HYDE SQ.—Alison Yoos lives in a house full of graduate students that get together and talk about all sorts of things. Unlike most graduate students, however, Yoos and her housemates then get up and take action. The housemates all study different things—there are students of journalism, public health, social work, philosophy, international...

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Overpass team presents designs

July 8, 2011
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WEB EXCLUSIVE FOREST HILLS—The design team for the Casey Overpass replacement project presented three at-grade design sketches and twin bridges sketch already discussed in previous Working Advisory Group (WAG) meetings at a June 29 community meeting held at English High. Audience suggestions focused on other areas included a pedestrian overpass over Shea Circle at...

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Grant could fully fund Arborway Yard

July 8, 2011
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The federal grant for which the MBTA is applying in hopes of finally building the Arborway bus yard, located at Washington Street and the Arborway, could provide the $200 million to $220 million necessary to completely fund the project. The announcement on whether the MBTA wins the grant and if so, how much money...

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Restaurant seeks license 5 years late

July 8, 2011
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WOODBOURNE—After owning Los Bendecidos Pizza & Restaurant at 264 Hyde Park Ave. for five years, owner Freddy Nuñez is finally seeking the city license required to run it. “The person I bought the restaurant from didn’t have it and I didn’t know I was supposed to have it,” Nuñez told the Gazette. “I had...

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Girls rock out at camp

July 8, 2011
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Girls rock out at camp

HYDE SQ.—Girls Rock Camp Boston (GRCB) is not a camp for the timid. During one week in July and August, campers are expected to learn an instrument—guitar, bass, drums, vocals or keyboard—write an original song and perform it in a rock venue. Yet GRCB is designed for people who can have serious timidity issues:...

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Happenings, 7/8

July 8, 2011
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The final, last-minute deadline for Happenings listings is noon, July 19 for the July 22 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 Shopping...

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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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