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Underground music, arts venue Whitehaus to shut down

November 6, 2012
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Underground music, arts venue Whitehaus to shut down

The Whitehaus, an artist commune and influential underground music venue at 10 Seaverns Ave., is facing its final months after a police raid of an October show and the landlord’s decision not to offer a new lease, according to Whitehaus member Sam Potrykus. “Our time has come…It’s over,” said Potrykus, who was summoned to...

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Some JP residents missing ballot booklets

November 5, 2012
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By Peter Shanley and John Ruch Some Jamaica Plain residents have not received the state booklet that details the three binding questions that will appear on the ballot tomorrow. A woman, who wished not to be named, called the Gazette to say that many residents at the 147-unit Forbes Building at 545 Centre St....

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Norbert project criticized for prices, parking

November 2, 2012
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HYDE SQ.—Response was mostly critical of the proposed plan to turn the Norbert School building into 21 market-rate studio and one-bedroom apartments during a Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) meeting Nov. 1 at the Hennigan Elementary School. About 45 people attended the meeting. The Norbert building, which is located at 26 Sunnyside St., is part...

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Faulkner Hospital to be scene of training exercise this weekend

November 1, 2012
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JAMAICA HILLS—Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital will be one site in this weekend’s “Urban Shield: Boston” emergency training exercise. It will host realistic simulations of hazardous materials decontaminations, treatment of victims and other activities that may look real to residents. There will be no actual danger to the public, according to the City of...

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JP council district retains Forest Hills, loses Woodbourne

October 31, 2012
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The City Council has approved by an 11-2 vote today a redistricting plan that would retain Forest Hills in the Jamaica Plain council district, while also adding Egleston Square and Mission Hill’s Back of the Hill, according to At-Large City Councilor Felix Arroyo. Woodbourne would leave JP’s district under the plan. City Councilor Matt...

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Developers’ donations stir debate; JPNC chair’s role questioned

October 31, 2012
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The head of the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council (JPNC) has stirred controversy—including about his own leadership—by issuing a report about campaign contributions made to elected officials this year by developers of two disputed S. Huntington Avenue housing projects. As a result of the report issued by Benjamin Day earlier this month, City Councilor Mike...

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Pro-bridge group petitions mayor to reboot Casey project

October 30, 2012
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Pro-bridge group petitions mayor to reboot Casey project

Bridging Forest Hills, the group that advocated unsuccessfully earlier this year for the Casey Overpass to be replaced by a new bridge instead of new surface streets, is circulating a petition to Mayor Thomas Menino that asks him to pressure the state to go “back to the drawing board.” “Please, Mr. Mayor, help stop...

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Fight to keep Forest Hills in JP council district under way; Woodbourne to switch

October 30, 2012
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Woodbourne appears likely to leave the Jamaica Plain Boston City Council district when the latest redistricting plan is voted on tomorrow during the City Council meeting. A question remains whether or not Forest Hill stays in JP, but there is an effort to make sure that happens. City Councilors Matt O’Malley, who lives in...

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Trees down as storm largely spares JP

October 30, 2012
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Trees down as storm largely spares JP

Trees and large limbs are down around Jamaica Plain and the rest of the city in the wake of Hurricane Sandy yesterday. While the gigantic storm devastated New Jersey and New York City and killed people as far away as Toronto, it was not as strong as predicted here. Unlike some coastal areas and...

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Hurricane begins hitting JP

October 29, 2012
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Hurricane Sandy is already affecting Jamaica Plain with high wind gusts that will increase as the day goes on. Trees and tree limbs are likely to blow down. Power outages are a serious possibility. Residents should stay indoors if at all possible. The storm is forecast to produce winds up to 65 m.p.h. in...

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