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Overpass project threatened by funding loss

September 9, 2011
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Construction of the Casey Overpass replacement could be jeopardized if national transportation funding is not extended this year. The planning study and preliminary design are already funded and would continue regardless, Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) spokesperson Michael Verseckes said. Construction currently is scheduled to begin in 2013. “While the Casey Overpass project is...

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Ya viene primera High S. bilingüe

September 9, 2011
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La primera escuela secundaria bilingüe de Boston ya tiene nombre: Margarita Muñiz. Sí, Margarita Muñiz, la mejor directora del sistema escolar; o, si le parece, the Principal of the Rafael Hernández School. Claro, es la Hernandez School de la Calle School en Egleston Square donde las listas de espera se acumulan para alcanzar espacio...

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JPNC deal with Whole Foods stays secret

September 9, 2011
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The Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council is privately drafting what it now calls a “good neighbor agreement” with Whole Foods Market and intends to present it to the grocer in a private meeting sometime this month. The agreement text will remain unpublicized until after the meeting, and is being written in consultation with local nonprofit...

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10 years after 9/11, locals remember

September 9, 2011
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10 years after 9/11, locals remember

Sept. 11, 2001 dawned as a bright, sunny day in Jamaica Plain. For the southern edge of the neighborhood, it was special Election Day in a Congressional race eventually won by Stephen Lynch. For most people, it was just a normal late-summer day. Then came the terrorist airplane attacks on the World Trade Center...

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Martial arts master adopts JP

September 9, 2011
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Martial arts master adopts JP

When In Kwon Jang—Master Jang to his students at JP Taekwondo at 670 Centre St.—first lived in Boston nine years ago, to train the Harvard taekwondo team, he knew he’d come back to  Jamaica Plain, where he lived at the time, from his home in Korea. “For nine years, JP was in my mind…I...

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Washington St. project gets bigger

September 9, 2011
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(Courtesy illustration) A drawing of the proposed development at Washington and McBride streets.

STONYBROOK—The plan for a mixed-use development at the corner of Washington and McBride streets just got bigger, boosting its condo component from 30 to 42 units. The design team increased the number of housing units after changing the configuration of housing from several smaller buildings to one larger building. “Doing it as one building...

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Green Award

September 9, 2011
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(Courtesy Photo) At-large City Councilor John Connolly presents a resolution supporting the Boston Latin School Youth Climate Action Network (BLS Youth CAN) program to JP resident and program co-president Eshe Sherley (right) at the school on Aug. 11. Joining them is faculty advisor Cate Arnold (center).

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Senate candidates make local stops

September 9, 2011
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(Gazette Photo by David Taber) U.S. Senate candidate Tom Conroy speaks to JP resident Daria Casinelli at J.P. Licks at 659 Centre St. Aug. 30 during a stop on Conroy’s 650-mile walk around the state.

Two Democratic candidates vying to replace Republican U.S. Sen. Scott Brown spoke to the Gazette last week about strategies for boosting the economy, bringing jobs to the state and repairing crumbling public infrastructure. Newton Mayor Setti Warren was interviewed by the Gazette at the Mission Bar & Grill in Mission Hill Aug. 31, prior...

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New bilingual school named for JP principal

September 9, 2011
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A planned Boston Public Schools (BPS) academy will be named after Margarita Muñiz, the founder and longtime principal of JP’s Rafael Hernandez K-8 School. The Muñiz Academy, proposed to open for the 2012 school year, would be the first bilingual high school in the BPS system. “I believe it’s terrific. It’s very needed,” Muñiz...

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Getting the message

September 9, 2011
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(Photo by Lightchaser Photography) Alba Gonzalez, a women’s health counselor and medical assistant at Brookside Community Health Center, tries out the Washington Street center’s new text-messaging system that reminds mothers-to-be about prenatal care tips. The messages in English and Spanish is open to all patients who are accompanied by a Brigham and Women’s midwife. It is a pilot program by Partners Community Health. For more info, call 617-522-4700.

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