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February 28, 2014
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Despite staff changes, mail problems continue

February 28, 2014
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Some Jamaica Plain residents continue to have mail delivery problems despite managerial changes at the Jamaica Plain post office. Meanwhile, the United States Postal Service (USPS) is continuing to ask resident to report problems to its hotline, as it can’t address the issue unless it has the name and address of the customer affected....

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New pole yard advertised for bids

February 28, 2014
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FOREST HILLS—A project to create a new temporary City pole yard in JP is being advertised with no explanation of its purpose. But a pole yard currently exists adjacent to the temporary Arborway bus yard at 327 Forest Hills St. Relocating the existing pole yard to make all of the land available is a...

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Performance ‘Space’ welcomes unusual acts

February 28, 2014
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BROOKSIDE—Tucked behind an unassuming green front door, the Space at 128 Brookside Ave. regularly metamorphosizes into a creative art and performance haven. Originally home to a creative co-working group called Ad Hoc Studios, the Space found its current life when one of the group members, Ken Michaels, took over the lease for himself when...

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Candidate a no-show at JP GOP meeting

February 28, 2014
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David D’Arcangelo, a Republican candidate for Massachusetts Secretary of State, failed to show up for a scheduled appearance during a Feb. 24 Jamaica Plain Republicans meeting at Doyle’s Café. The 10 group members in attendance instead discussed tactics for the upcoming state GOP convention next month and membership-building ideas. Group chair Edward Wagner suggested...

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Historic review continues Casey delay

February 28, 2014
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The Casey Arborway project remains delayed, with a review by the Massachusetts Historic Commission (MHC) holding up the project. No explanation beyond the fact that the MHC is still “consulting” with the state Department of Transportation (MassDOT) has been offered by either agency, despite Gazette requests. MassDOT needs approval from MHC for a redesign...

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Youth jobs rally brings 1,000 teens to Boston

February 28, 2014
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Youth jobs rally brings 1,000 teens to Boston

Over 1,000 teens from 12 cities across the state, including locals organized by the Hyde Square Task Force (HSTF), took to downtown streets to participate in an annual rally to boost support for youth jobs on Feb. 20. The rally gathered at the Old South Church, then marched to the State House to ask...

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DCR: Spring meeting for pond access improvement

February 28, 2014
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PONDSIDE—The state Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) will hold a follow-up community meeting sometime in the spring to discuss its plan to improve access to the Jamaica Pond at the intersection of Perkins Street and Francis Parkman Drive, according to spokesperson Bill Hickey. DCR held a community meeting last summer, unveiling three concepts...

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Winter Science

February 28, 2014
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JP resident was election observer in El Salvador

February 28, 2014
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JP resident was election observer in El Salvador

Denise Zwahlen, a Jamaica Plain resident, has been traveling to El Salvador for more than a decade. That experience propelled her to become more involved, so earlier this month she was an election observer as the Salvadorans headed to the poll. She went as a member of the left-leaning Committee in Solidarity with the...

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