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Man charged with indecent assault following incident at MBTA station

July 22, 2011
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A man was charged with indecent assault and battery for allegedly grabbing a woman’s buttocks at the Forest Hills MBTA Station July 2. Gary Maggiacomo, 46, of 170 Morton St., was arrested after the alleged victim pointed him out across the street from the station. Maggiacomo had turned his shirt inside out, but the...

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75 years of ‘wash and set’ for salon regulars

July 22, 2011
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75 years of ‘wash and set’ for salon regulars

Every Saturday morning, Laura Dembski and her employees know to have Miss Laura’s at Cla-Mar Beauty Culture open and ready by 8:30. The regulars start showing up about then. Anne Puleo, 81, is the first. She gets her hair washed and set and is usually on her way out the door by 9:30, just...

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Mentalist to take over Doyle’s

July 22, 2011
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Mentalist to take over Doyle’s

Christopher Bolter is more Sherlock Holmes than Miss Cleo. He’s also heard “‘Number 23’ meets ‘Rain Man.” The magician and mentalist—“not psychic,” he is quick to clarify—performs sleight of hand and card tricks. But he is most impressive when applying the latter half of his skills, as he will be at Doyle’s Café on...

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Agenda, 7/22

July 22, 2011
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The final, last-minute deadline for JP Agenda listings is noon, Aug. 9 for the Aug. 12  issue. Send listings to news@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. Meetings JPNC Special Meeting, Tues., July...

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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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