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Washington/Green project dropped from agenda

July 18, 2014
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The status of a proposed development along Washington and Green streets is unclear, as it was supposed to appear for the second time before the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council’s Zoning Committee on July 16 before being pulled from the agenda. The project is scheduled to appear before the City’s Zoning Boards of Appeals (ZBA)...

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VA seeks brain donations for ALS project

July 18, 2014
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The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Hospital at 150 S. Huntington Ave. wants veterans’ brains. As the home of an ongoing national research study on amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also called Lou Gehrig’s disease, the VA Biorepository Brain Bank (VABBB) is collecting vital information on living vets, both with and without ALS. And yes,...

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BLC imposes demo delay on Lamartine house

July 18, 2014
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The Boston Landmarks Commission (BLC) voted unanimously on July 8 to impose a 90-day demolition delay on a proposed redevelopment project at 213 Lamartine St. The developer, Paul O’Connell, has plans to demolish the existing two-family house dating to the 1800s at 213 Lamartine St. and replace it with a three-unit building. He did...

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Senator’s father faces Mars rocket debate

July 18, 2014
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While local state Sen. Sonia Chang-Díaz has an electoral challenge this fall, her astronaut father faces a debate of his own—over his plans for a rocket to travel to Mars. Dr. Franklin Chang-Díaz is a former Space Shuttle astronaut who tied the record for most spaceflights at seven. He teaches physics and astronomy at...

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July 18, 2014
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Local dry cleaners abandon toxic process

July 18, 2014
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Local dry cleaners abandon toxic process

HYDE SQ.—J&P Dry Cleaners is undergoing the costly process of abandoning toxic dry-cleaning chemicals. J&P, opening a third storefront at 300B Centre St. this month, is part of a local chain owned by JP resident Myra Vargas and her family. Decades into dealing with toxic chemicals, Vargas decided to go green. Tetrachloroethylene (perchloroethylene), or...

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DA: Hit-and-run driver crashed into house

July 18, 2014
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PARKSIDE—A police chase following a Dorchester hit-and-run incident on July 10 ended with the suspect crashing into a Jamaica Plain house, according to the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office. Manuel Afonseca, 32, was being held on $10,000 bail on various charges, including two hit-and-run counts. The incident began around 8 p.m. when witnesses in...

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Local rep. helps pass state budget

July 18, 2014
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Local state Rep. Jeffrey Sánchez recently joined his colleagues in passing a $36 billion state budget that included a number of initiatives that he advocated, including improving public health practices and ensuring youth safety, according to a press release. Gov. Deval Patrick signed the state budget into law on July 11. The state budget...

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One local official faces challengers

July 18, 2014
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One local elected official will face a challenger in the Sept. 9 primary election, while three other officials are running unopposed. Democrat state Sen. Sonia Chang-Díaz (2nd Suffolk District) will face Roy Owens, a regular candidate for elected office, in the primary. The winner will face in November’s general election David James Wyatt, another...

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JP Regan Youth League concludes 45th season

July 18, 2014
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JP Regan Youth League concludes 45th season

By Harry Smith/Special to the Gazette The 45th season of the JP Regan Youth League has come to a close with another great year of tight pennant races, thrilling championship games, and friendships and memories that will last a lifetime. The League continued to reflect the diversity of the neighborhood, with 850 boys and...

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