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Voting Rights

October 26, 2012
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(Courtesy Photo) JP state Rep. Liz Malia speaks at Pine Street Inn’s South End facility at an Oct. 11 forum educating homeless people about misconceptions that people without homes or with prison records cannot vote. JP state Sen. Sonia Chang-Diaz (not pictured) also spoke at the event.

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City Archaeology Month highlights JP history

October 26, 2012
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Boston’s city archaeologist is inviting Jamaica Plain into his lab for a lesson in local archaeology, including Native American and Colonial sites, some of which are thousands of years old. As part of the state’s Archaeology month, City Archeologist Joe Bagley is offering eight neighborhood-focused lectures on top of other city-wide activities. The archaeology...

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Roslindale Neighbors: Roslindale Open Studios offers art and more

October 26, 2012
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By Janice Williams, Special to the Gazette Roslindale Open Studios, coming on Sat., Nov. 3 and Sun., Nov. 4, offers not only more than 100 artists at over 40 locations. It also features music, film, special events at local businesses and more. This free, family-oriented event will have artists showing and selling paintings, sculpture,...

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Roslindale Neighbors: Rozzie ‘radical’ fights Occupy arrest

October 26, 2012
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Roslindale resident Allison Nevitt is one of 30 people still fighting her charges from her arrest last year at Occupy Boston. Nevitt is a member of JP’s Hope Central Church, which was heavily involved in the Occupy movement. She still doesn’t know when her court date on a trespassing charge will be. “I want...

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Roslindale Neighbors: Flaherty Pool renovation questioned

October 26, 2012
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Some Roslindale residents are saying the year-long closing of the Boston Centers for Youth & Families (BCYF) Flaherty Pool for renovations is too long, that some portions of the project are unnecessary and that the City’s community process was inadequate. The City countered that the renovation is needed, the community outreach was “sufficient” and...

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Roslindale Neighbors: JP’s Eliot School brings art to Rozzie students

October 26, 2012
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(Photo by Kim Lockwood) (from left) Irving Middle School students Salanta Depina, Justin Wright, Diane Metellus and friends show skateboards with art they created through the Roslindale Arts Initiative.

By Abigail Norman, Special to the Gazette For the first time in recent memory, all Boston Public School students in Roslindale will have art classes this year. This milestone comes, in part, through the hard work of Jamaica Plain’s Eliot School of Fine and Applied Arts, which is spearheading the efforts of principals, art...

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Roslindale Neighbors: Rozzie water store offers fresh alternative

October 26, 2012
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(Gazette Photo by Peter Shanley) The Ice Box in Roslindale.

Since the 1980s, The Ice Box, located on the border of Jamaica Plain at 3892 Washington St. in Roslindale, has been bringing spring water to locals. At first, the water came from a spring in Vermont until the business switched to Triple Springs in Connecticut, according to Luis Morales, a Roslindale resident and 12-year...

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Roslindale Neighbors: Homeowners go green to save money

October 26, 2012
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Homeowners in Roslindale and Jamaica Plain are renovating their home for the good of the planet and their wallets. Joseph LaRusso, owner of 9 Beryl St. in Roslindale, added solar panels to his roof after it sprung a leak. Edith Buhs and Peter Thomson, owners of 61 Hampstead Road in JP, completely renovated the...

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Roslindale Neighbors: Rozzie real estate market warming up

October 26, 2012
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The Roslindale real estate market is on its way up, real estate agents told the Gazette. “It’s going good, going up. People are buying,” said Dru Akins, a real estate agent with ‪Olde Bostonian Realty‬ on Washington Street. “It’s not as good as some other areas.” Akins estimates that the current market is performing...

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Green Building

October 26, 2012
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(Photo by New Line Studios) The new combined Mount Pleasant Home senior residence and Brigham and Women’s Advance Primary Care facility at 301 S. Huntington Ave. (above) recently received Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold status, a high ranking of environmental efficiency. The 2011 project’s LEED consultant was Fore Solutions, now part of Chicago-based Thorton Tomasetti.

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