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Taste of JP highlights local eateries on Oct. 2

September 29, 2014
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Jamaica Plain has earned its reputation as a restaurant hotspot—and even the most determined foodie could spend weeks visiting them all. The 19th annual Taste of JP, slated for Thurs., Oct. 2, lets guests sample the offerings of more than 20 local restaurants all in one room. Taste of JP is a major fundraiser...

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Protests target landlord for business rent hikes

September 26, 2014
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Protests target landlord for business rent hikes

EGLESTON SQ.—Protesters joined by City Councilor Tito Jackson took to the streets Sept. 16 to protest rent hikes and evictions they say City Realty Group leveled against seven businesses in Egleston Square, including the popular Pin Bochinche Restaurant. The protest continued into a Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council (JPNC) Zoning Committee meeting the following day,...

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WIT profs create digital Curley House

September 26, 2014
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The digital scan of the Curley House’s exterior, as seen in a Gazette screenshot of the Wentworth Institute of Technology video.

PONDSIDE—The historic Curley House on the Jamaicaway remains closed to the public. But a hologram-style virtual tour is now available, thanks to Wentworth Institute of Technology professors who have scanned the entire building—inside and out—into a computer. The City-owned historic home of legendary Boston politician James Michael Curley at 350 Jamaicaway is currently in...

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JP resident named to Art Commission

September 26, 2014
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JP resident named to Art Commission

Jamaica Plain resident George Fifield, founder and director of Boston Cyberarts, has been named to the Boston Art Commission. Fiefield recently talked to the Gazette about the appointment at the Green Street T Station, where the Boston Cyberarts manages an art gallery. He spoke favorably about the Walsh administration’s new focus on the arts...

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Protestas contra propietario por aumentos del alquiler

September 26, 2014
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Protestas contra propietario por aumentos del alquiler

EGLESTON SQ.—Manifestantes tomaron las calles con el Consejero Municipal Tito Jackson el 16 de septiembre para protestar contra el aumento del alquiler y el desalojo que, según ellos, dio City Realty Group a siete empresas de Egleston Square, incluido el restaurante popular Pin Bochinche. La protesta continuó en una reunión del comité de urbanización...

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Bromley-Heath manager replaced

September 26, 2014
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JACKSON SQ.—The Boston Housing Authority (BHA) has replaced Angel Lopez with Gwen Friend as the manager of the Bromley-Heath housing development. That move has drawn criticism. Lopez became the Bromley-Heath manager in 2012 when the BHA took over the housing development from the resident-run Tenant Management Corporation (TMC). Katherine Guzman, who said she is...

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Green Cleaner

September 26, 2014
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Green Cleaner

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Ferrer steps down as BPHC head

September 26, 2014
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Ferrer steps down as BPHC head

Jamaica Plain resident Dr. Barbara Ferrer will step down from her position as executive director of the Boston Public Health Commission (BPHC) next month. She has served as executive director of BPHC since 2007. During a Gazette interview last week, she said her favorite achievement during her 13-year tenure at BPHC was aggressively tackling...

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New and relocated businesses open in Central JP

September 26, 2014
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CENTRAL JP—Three businesses have found new homes on Centre Street this month: baby shop Hatched and clothing and accessory boutique On Centre have both moved storefronts, while newcomer Noodle Barn opened its doors at 707 Centre St. Owner Liz Vittori Koch told the Gazette that Hatched moving her store to a long-vacant storefront at...

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Panel to discuss I-95 move history

September 26, 2014
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Boston author Jim Vrabel lead a Sept. 28 panel discussion in Jamaica Plain about the famed fight to stop I-95 running through the neighborhood. Vrabel will be joined by panelists Tom Corrigan, Ron Hafer and John Bassett, all former or current JP residents who were involved in the “Stop I-95” fight, in the Jamaica...

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