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Use a concern for DND Heath St. parcels

June 20, 2014
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BACK OF THE HILL—The size and shape of any new development on 10 City-owned parcels along Heath Street need careful consideration, community members told the Department of Neighborhood Development (DND) planners at a June 5 meeting. DND Senior Development Officer for Housing John Feuerbach told the Gazette that, following a site visit of the...

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Audit: Local VA hospital wait times within range

June 20, 2014
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In the wake of a national Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) wait list scandal that led to patient deaths, a federal audit shows the local VA hospital at 150 S. Huntington Ave. manages to schedule appointments for local veterans within 30 days 99 percent of the time. But first-time patients have a significantly longer...

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JP Champion

June 20, 2014
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JP Champion

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Skate park applies for public/private partnership

June 20, 2014
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Young organizers are forging ahead with a public/private partnership application to upgrade and maintain a skate park on the Southwest Corridor Park (SWCP). Wheels of Steel, an organization founded by Brian Leff, a recent Massachusetts College of Art and Design (MassArt) graduate and JP resident, has spearheaded the transformation of a former disused hockey...

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Lantern Festival cancelled this year

June 6, 2014
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The Forest Hills Cemetery (FHC) announced it will not hold its annual Lantern Festival this summer, which 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 did...

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Connolly Children’s librarian to retire

June 6, 2014
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Connolly Children’s librarian to retire

HYDE PARK—The longtime children’s librarian at the Connolly Branch Library, Laura Foner, will be retiring next month. Foner became a children’s librarian after having her first child and “falling in love with children’s books,” she told the Gazette. “I was doing a lot of reading with him and I was going to the library,...

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Bibliotecaria de Connolly se jubilará

June 6, 2014
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Bibliotecaria de Connolly se jubilará

HYDE PARK—Laura Foner, la bibliotecaria de literatura infantil del sucursal Connolly desde hace muchos años, se jubilará el próximo mes. Foner se hizo bibliotecaria de literatura infantil después de dar la luz a su primer hijo y enamorarse de la literatura infantil”, dijo al Gazette. “Leía mucho con él e iba a la biblioteca,...

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The T’s Arborway Yard plan: a recap

June 6, 2014
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FOREST HILLS—The planned, but long-stalled, new MBTA bus facility at the Arborway Yard, the property at Washington Street and the Arborway, has been in the news a lot recently. Most attention has focused on a Jamaica Plain resident’s alternative plan to build the still-unfunded facility on American Legion Highway instead. But it has been...

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First Church UU minister to retire

June 6, 2014
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First Church UU minister to retire

Terry Burke, minister of First Church in Jamaica Plain, Unitarian Universalist (UU) for the last 31 years, will retire this month. Burke told the Gazette that he is retiring to focus on his health. He was diagnosed with serious lung cancer in September. He said he’ll also work on writing a novel—and maybe get...

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Book Box

June 6, 2014
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Book Box

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