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Concert Time

March 13, 2015
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Concert Time

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JP Reads flash fiction contest begins

March 13, 2015
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JP Reads, the local literary organization, is holding its annual “flash fiction” contest. Entries are due April 6, and the winners will be published in the Gazette. JP Reads stages an annual event series encouraging Jamaica Plain residents to all read and discuss the same book. This year’s book is “The Song of Achilles,”...

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Gallery, store close down; bike shop to expand

March 13, 2015
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The Hallway Gallery and the Room 68 furniture store closed down on Dec. 31. An expansion of the neighboring Ferris Wheels Bike Shop, as well as a marketing firm, are taking over their South Street storefronts. Brent Refsland ran the Hallway at 66a South for six years, and with partner Eric Portnoy, operated Room...

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Wright Stuff

March 13, 2015
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Wright Stuff

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50-52 Montebello won’t mix with bigger project

March 13, 2015
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The proposed development on the 3200 block of Washington Street between Montebello and Iffley roads will not include the properties at 50-52 Montebello Road, as originally suggested by the developers. Instead, the City Department of Neighborhood development (DND) will offer a Request for Proposals (RFP) by the end of the month for renovations of...

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Forbes Fire

March 13, 2015
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Forbes Fire

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Senior Life: Dedicated staff help seniors during record snow

March 13, 2015
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Dedicated personnel for the Springhouse Retirement Community and Ethos helped deliver services to seniors during the recent record snowfall that hit the area. Karen Pollack, spokesperson for the Springhouse Retirement Community on Allandale Street in Jamaica Hills, said that everyday service was “100 percent not affected” because the staff went “above and beyond.” She...

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Senior Life: City plans a senior-friendly future

March 13, 2015
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The City’s Commission on Affairs of the Elderly has recently launched the “Age Friendly Boston” initiative, aimed at making transportation, public meetings and public spaces more accessible and respectful to Boston’s older denizens. It all ties into the City’s coordinated development of improvements for the future Boston of 2030. “Mayor Walsh is committed to...

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BPS eyes JP school closure and move

March 13, 2015
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BPS eyes JP school closure and move

Citing budget woes, Boston Public Schools (BPS) is calling for closure of the Community Academy at 25 Glen Road at the end of the school year. Another possible change: the Margarita Muñiz Academy at 20 Child St. may be relocated to the building currently occupied by the Rogers Middle School in Hyde Park in...

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Post office running short on time for move decision

March 13, 2015
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With its lease set to expire in less than two months, the Jamaica Plain post office still has no resolution over whether it will move or shrink. “As it stands, we are looking at all the best available opportunities for both our operations in JP and the customers we serve. I will be in...

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