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State shuts down salon; reopening planned

January 10, 2013
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State shuts down salon; reopening planned

CENTRAL JP—State regulators yesterday shut down the Amp Hair Studio salon at 482 Centre St. for operating without a license. Owner Aura Peguero told the Gazette that she applied for the license today and expects to be back in business in about two weeks. But there is no guarantee she will get the license,...

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City declares flu crisis, offers free vaccination

January 10, 2013
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The City of Boston has declared a public health emergency due to a severe flu epidemic sweeping the city and the nation, and is offering free vaccinations in Jamaica Plain to help stop the sometimes fatal disease. Since Oct. 1, about 700 cases of the flu have been reported to health authorities, which is...

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Mobile City Hall to visit Egleston Sq.

January 9, 2013
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“City Hall To Go,” a resident service vehicle, will be in Egleston Square Wed., Jan. 16 from 10 a.m. to noon. The truck offers residents services like filing for dog licenses and paying parking tickets without having to take a trip downtown. The truck will be parked at 3089 Washington St. Egleston Square Main...

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Obituary: Robert DeFranco; former Galway House owner

January 7, 2013
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Obituary: Robert DeFranco; former Galway House owner

Robert DeFranco of Quincy, formerly of Roxbury, passed away Jan. 5, 2013. Beloved husband of Claire (York) DeFranco of Quincy. Loving father of Robert Y. Haley and his wife Conni of Randolph. Cherished “Papa” to Gena, Gillian and Robert D. Haley of Randolph. Brother of Mary Casey of Peabody and uncle to Sean Casey...

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Cafe planned near Green St. T Station

January 4, 2013
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A new cafe and bakery operated by a Jamaica Plain resident is planned for the Bartlett Square building at 154 Green St., diagonally across Amory Street from the Green Street T Station. Phil Peterson told the Gazette he hopes to be open by June 1 and is hosting an informal neighborhood meeting on Jan....

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JPNC claims to be City board in lawsuit

January 4, 2013
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The Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council’s lawsuit against the City and a developer is based on a claim that the council is a government body. But the City of Boston says that’s not true, and just last year, the JPNC itself denied in a council report that it is a government body subject to the state Open...

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Major housing, stores coming to T parcel

January 4, 2013
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FOREST HILLS—Developer Urbanica is planning to build 120 new units of housing on “Parcel U” across the street from Forest Hills Station starting in 2014. Urbanica’s bid for the parcel was selected by the MBTA, spokesperson Joe Pesaturo told the Gazette, and Urbanica is expected to agree to the T’s terms by today. Vacant...

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Reason to Sing

January 4, 2013
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You Said It, JP! 2012 in Quotes

January 4, 2013
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“ process has led us to determine that the at-grade alternative reconnects the neighborhood, provides more open space, incorporates more design elements that are pedestrian- and bicycle-friendly, and allows for more efficient bus movements through the area.” —Massachusetts Department of Transportation Secretary Richard Davey on announcing the decision to replace the Casey Overpass...

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Wu runs for more diverse City Council

January 4, 2013
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Go on the City Council website and you’ll see a wealth of male faces, but only a solitary female face. Michelle Wu would like to change that. Wu, a 27-year-old attorney who lives in the South End, is running for one of the four “at-large,” or citywide, Boston City Council seats this year. “No...

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