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Real Estate Today: Agent: Goddard House worth $12.5-15 million

September 28, 2012
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(Gazette Photo by John Ruch) The Goddard House on S. Huntington Avenue.

A local real estate agent says that the Goddard House Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation Center property could fetch between $12.5 million and $15 million on the residential market. The Goddard House, which is located at 201 S. Huntington Ave., ceased operations on Sept. 8. The enormous brick building was constructed in 1927 and housed...

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‘Safety net’ is under threat, local groups say

September 28, 2012
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By Laura Plummer, Special to the Gazette The “safety net” of social services is under threat by federal budget cuts, representatives from a dozen Boston-area organizations warned at a Sept. 15 forum in Jamaica Plain. “You can’t walk down JP’s main streets without seeing someone in crisis,” said Sky Rose of Survivors, Inc., the...

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Unsafe bus stop is reviewed

September 28, 2012
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MONUMENT SQ.—A dangerous MBTA bus stop that blocks crosswalks and drivers’ views of traffic lights is under review after a resident complained to state officials. The inbound stop in front of the Loring-Greenough House on in Monument Square is already slated to be moved farther down South Street as part of the Route 39...

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Occupy JP splits up for now

September 28, 2012
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Occupy JP, a local version of the Occupy Wall Street movement, split up earlier this year, but might “reconvene” around an important cause in the future, according to one of its members. “It was not really any ideological split,” said Joe Cugini, a Jamaica Plain resident and former Occupy JP member, in an email...

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Ward committee to hold ballot question forum

September 28, 2012
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The Ward 19 Democratic Committee is holding a public forum on the controversial ballot questions for this year’s election, according to a press release. The forum will start at 6:45 p.m. on Oct. 2 at the Nate Smith House at 155 Lamartine St. One ballot question would legalize medical marijuana, while another question would...

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Cardinal installs JP’s new Catholic pastor

September 28, 2012
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(Photo by Patrick E. O’Connor) Rev. Carlos Flor (front) and Cardinal Seán O’Malley (rear) enter Our Lady of Lourdes Church for Flor’s installation as JP’s Roman Catholic pastor on Sept. 22.

By Patrick E. O’Connor, Special to the Gazette Rev. Carlos Flor was formally installed as pastor of Jamaica Plain’s three Roman Catholic parishes in a Mass led by Cardinal Seán O’Malley at Our Lady of Lourdes Church on Sept. 22. An overflow crowd filled the Brookside Avenue church and included visitors from Everett, East...

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Kelley Circle fixes under way

September 28, 2012
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Long-planned improvements to the Kelley Circle rotary at the Jamaicaway and Arborway are under way, aimed at slowing traffic and improving pedestrian and bike safety. The work, slated to wrap up early next month, will shorten the crossings at Parkman Drive and narrow the travel lane in the rotary. “I’m really happy about that,”...

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Irish pub opens

September 28, 2012
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FOREST HILLS—Eugene O’Neill’s Irish pub opened Sept. 17 after over a year of work. The pub and restaurant at 3700 Washington St. does not yet have set hours. It starts serving lunch at 11:30 a.m. and may stop serving anywhere from 9 to 11 p.m. until the hours are finalized. “Last night was wonderful,”...

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On-street parking coming to Arboretum Place

September 28, 2012
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FOREST HILLS—The City Public Improvement Commission just approved half-a-dozen new on-street parking spaces on Washington Street just south of Ukraine Way to accommodate customers for the Arboretum Place development. “The plan is not yet finalized as we continue to work to incorporate proper pavement markings and associated bike lanes in order to ensure that...

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Radio show focuses on JP Chinese takeout

September 28, 2012
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(Courtesy Photo) The counter at the Food Wall restaurant at 387 Centre St.

Hyde Square’s Food Wall restaurant is among the Chinese eateries highlighted in “Planet Takeout,” a new WGBH 89.7 Radio program debuting Oct. 1. The program documents the role that Chinese takeout restaurants play in neighborhood life, immigration and other aspects of culture. It is an unusual participatory documentary that allows anyone to share their...

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