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Children’s Festival

June 22, 2012
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(Photo by Lauren Patrick/Boston Parks Dept.) Families watch a puppet show during the Jamaica Pond Children’s Festival, hosted by the Boston Parks and Recreation Department, on June 9 at Jamaica Pond Park.

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Group urges local rep. to support energy bill

June 22, 2012
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Environment Massachusetts, a local chapter of a national environmental advocacy organization, is going door to door in Jamaica Plain attempting to elicit support for a renewable energy bill. The group is urging residents to send state Reps. Liz Malia and Jeffrey Sánchez a postcard asking them to support the bill. “Sometimes it is hard...

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Faulkner docs publish book on migraines

June 22, 2012
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Two Faulkner Hospital doctors have written a book aimed at headache sufferers and their families. “The Migraine Solution,” written by doctors Elizabeth Loder and Paul Rizzoli, talks about migraine research and treatment, lifestyle issues and how to get help, as well as headache management. “The book tries to give a well-rounded understanding of the...

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Congratulations!

June 22, 2012
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(Photo by Patrick E. O’Connor) TOP GRAD: Laura Ochoa, the valedictorian of English High School’s Class of 2012, poses during the graduation ceremony at Boston University on June 9. The native of Colombia will attend Suffolk University in the fall. Among those addressing the class was local City Councilor Tito Jackson.

The following Jamaica Plain individuals and organizations are being congratulated for achievements in education: Augustus Lamb and Gregory Loukas achieved academic honors at Belmont Hill School. Gregory Loukas won an Independent School League All League Honorable Mention in Lacrosse at Belmont Hill School. Aaron Yemane completed the United States Institute of Peace’s course “Introduction...

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MBTA set for fare increases, service cuts

June 22, 2012
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The MBTA plan for fare increases and service cuts is slated to go into effect July 1. The MBTA is attempting to fill a $159 million budget gap. But if state legislators don’t act quickly, the service cuts might be deeper than expected. The current plan is for rates to increase 23 percent and...

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Phone scammer said to be JP-based

June 22, 2012
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An alleged telemarketing scam artist who has angered thousands of people around the country is said to be using a Jamaica Plain-based phone number, leading a Minnesota man to call the Gazette for help. “I wondered if you would go over there and ask them if they would please stop calling me. Just tell...

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Comments sought on housing project

June 22, 2012
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The Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) is seeking public comment on its review of the design of a controversial housing project at 207-209 Chestnut Ave. Developer Pat McKenna plans to demolish an existing vacant house and replace it with two two-family houses. Neighbors complain that the plan destroys the 130-year-old house and several trees, and...

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Three wounded in shooting

June 15, 2012
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JACKSON SQ.—Three men were wounded in a shooting last night at 279 Centre St. in the Bromley-Heath housing development, according to the Boston Police Department (BPD). The three unidentified victims all had injuries described as “non-life-threatening,” according to BPD. One victim is 22 years old, another 27, and the age of the third was...

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Park program to hold car-free day on Green St.

June 14, 2012
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A new program to get more people into city parks will close Green Street to cars on Sun., July 15 so that people can “walk, bike, roll, skate or dance” in freedom. The “Open Streets” event is part of Circle the City, a new program headed by Jamaica Plain resident Jessica Parsons. Circle the...

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Casey traffic data accuracy is in doubt

June 8, 2012
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FOREST HILLS—Discrepancies between two Casey Arborway traffic analyses—one publicly released, one not—have been discovered by critics. They show traffic performance to be worse in most cases and better in others than the state previously announced. It is unclear why the new information and traffic data previously presented to the advisory group do not match....

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