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Kelly Rink offers accessible ice-skating

March 2, 2012
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(Courtesy Photo) Director of DCR’s Universal Access Program Tom McCarthy and Alejandra Taco take advantage of the accessibility options on the Kelly Rink last winter.

EGLESTON SQ.—A state Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) program gives people of limited mobility a chance to do what many take for granted: have fun ice skating at the Kelly Rink. The Universal Access Program (UAP) creates opportunities for the physically handicapped to take advantage of expert assistance and alternate equipment to enjoy...

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No bids on T parcel, deadline shifts

March 2, 2012
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(Courtesy Illustration) Parcel U is the long rectangle at the center of the map.

FOREST HILLS—The MBTA has not received any bids in its third attempt to sell a surplus parcel south of the Forest Hills T Station on Hyde Park Avenue. The bidding deadline was extended to this week. The parcel was offered at a reduced price, MBTA spokesperson Joe Pesaturo previously told the Gazette. Bidding documentation...

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Retirees offer advice to younger generation

March 2, 2012
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The Gazette joined a group of seniors at J.P. Lick’s last week for a cup of coffee and good advice. The retiree group, organized by Arva Clark, meets weekly to discuss different topics. The group is so popular that Clark has recently added a second regular meeting. She can be reached at 971-9419. Some...

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Seaverns Ave. trees to return

March 2, 2012
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(Gazette Photo by Rebeca Oliveira) Two mature trees were cut down to accommodate construction on Seaverns Avenue last month. The property owner told the Gazette that new trees will be planted.

A construction project at 21 Seaverns Ave. has caused the felling of two trees, causing neighbor complaints. New trees will be planted, the property owner told the Gazette. Owner Paul Donovan said his project spent a year being vetted in neighborhood processes. He cut down the trees to install a driveway and parking area....

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Sights and Sounds, 3/2/12

March 2, 2012
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The deadline for listings is noon, March 13 for the March 16 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Special Events Friends of the Boston Park Rangers Mounted Unit fundraiser, Jacob Wirth Restaurant, 31 Stuart St., Mon., March 5, 6-8pm. Under 35,...

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Agenda, 3/2/12

March 2, 2012
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The deadline for JP Agenda listings is noon, March 13 for the March 16 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Meetings    JP Republicans (Wards 10, 11, 19), to discuss and organize for the March 6 ward and state committee elections....

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State will skip overpass decision deadline

February 28, 2012
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FOREST HILLS—The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) will miss its own deadline this week for making the decision about the Casey Overpass replacement project, a spokesperson told the Gazette. There is no new timeline for an announcement and MassDOT offered no explanation for the further delay. “We’re still looking to make a decision soon,”...

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Overpass decision to come this month

February 17, 2012
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The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) will announce the decision for the future of the Casey Overpass by the end of the month, the Gazette has learned. MassDOT has also posted answers online to some of the burning questions about the Casey replacement project posed by elected officials and the community since mid-November. MassDOT...

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Illicit chickens roost in JP’s back yards

February 17, 2012
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(Courtesy Photo) Roslindale resident Benjamin Geffken is covered in chickens raised by neighbor Steven Gag last year.

Chickens may be legally welcome back in the City of Boston soon, much to the delight of Jamaica Plain chicken-keepers. JP has a concentration of secret chickens—in back yards, basements and converted lawn furniture—as chicken-keeping is not allowed under the current zoning code. But the growing interest in urban agriculture has pushed the city...

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New overpass group draws fire

February 17, 2012
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FOREST HILLS—As the decision for the future of the Casey Overpass lingers in limbo with no announcement date set, community members push for various options. A new group, Bridging Forest Hills (BFH), consisting of community members and Working Advisory Group (WAG) members, has formed to “share our opinion that neither option presented thus far...

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