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District 7 preliminary is Sept. 27

September 9, 2011
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The only preliminary City Council election in Jamaica Plain this year will take place in Egleston Square Sept. 27, where incumbent Tito Jackson is facing three challengers—Althea Garrison, Roy Owens and Sheneal Parker. District 7 mostly covers Roxbury but also includes parts of Jamaica Plain, Dorchester, the Fenway and the South End. “The best...

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The industry that’s eating JP

September 9, 2011
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Local food thrives in area shops For Jamaica Plain residents “local flavor” is more than a reference to the neighborhood’s atmosphere. It describes the food they can find in their stores and restaurants, where locally grown and made food is the new trend, and it is an integral part of the economy. Local farmers,...

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Bank to join Forest Hills project

September 9, 2011
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Commonwealth Cooperative Bank is looking to join the Forest Hills development that will include a new Harvest Co-op Market next year, according to the chair of the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council Zoning Committee. Commonwealth is seeking a conditional use variance to install a drive-through window as part of a new branch at 3815 Washington...

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Artistic freedom

September 9, 2011
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(Courtesy Photo) “Sugar Addiction” by JP artist Andrea Rosenthal is one of the works in “Freedom and Enslavement,” a pair of exhibits by Rosenthal and JP artist Myrna Balk at the Brookline Arts Center (Sept. 10-Oct. 28) and the Newbury College of Art Gallery (Sept. 15-Nov. 18). The exhibit addresses eating disorders and sex trafficking.

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Snap Shots

September 9, 2011
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Snap Shots

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Streetcars may get cameras

September 9, 2011
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Car drivers illegally whizzing past can make stepping off the E Line train directly onto S. Huntington Avenue a treacherous experience, residents at Back of the Hill Apartments say. At an Aug. 25 meeting at the 100 S. Huntington Ave. apartment building—a residence for low-income seniors and people with disabilities—City Councilor Mike Ross said...

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Rail work to wrap up

September 9, 2011
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Track replacement work on the shared commuter rail and Amtrak line on the Southwest Corridor through Jamaica Plain is expected to wrap up on Sept. 12, according to the Massachusetts Bay Commuter Railroad Company (MBCR). Normal schedules are expected to resume that day, including on the Needham commuter rail line, which stops at the...

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Developers: Walmart would ‘not fit’ Jackson Sq.

September 9, 2011
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JACKSON SQ.—As part of a national push to open more small-scale urban stores, the discount mega-chain Walmart has recently been looking to open a store in Boston and has shown interest in Roxbury. Walmart officials declined to comment on whether they have looked at Jackson Square on the JP/Roxbury border, where a major redevelopment...

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Trust Worthy

September 9, 2011
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Trust Worthy

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Neighbors for Neighbors head leaves state

September 9, 2011
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The founder and head of Neighbors for Neighbors—a popular nonprofit community-based social networking site launched in Jamaica Plain in 2009—is moving to Washington D.C. and is looking for someone to take over his old gig. “…I’m sad to say it, but I am moving to D.C. tomorrow,” Porcelli said in an Aug. 30 blog...

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