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Mayor ‘concerned’ about health center change

February 20, 2013
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Mayor Thomas Menino is “concerned” about Boston Children’s Hospital’s (BCH) decision to stop serving about 5,000 adult patients at the Martha Eliot Health Center (MEHC), according to a letter he sent to BCH. “As you know, I am concerned about the decision to discontinue care for adult patients at the Martha Eliot Community Health...

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Snowstorm buries JP

February 15, 2013
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Jamaica Plain was buried in a reported 25.5 inches of snow after a massive blizzard with winds up to 45 m.p.h. hit the neighborhood overnight on Feb. 8-9. City schools were closed, MBTA service shut down, and the governor banned most motor vehicle travel statewide in advance of the historic storm. By the morning...

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Health center adult program closure criticized

February 15, 2013
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The Martha Eliot Health Center (MEHC) at 75 Bickford St. in Jackson Square recently announced that it was ending its treatment of adult patients. That pushed patients to criticize Boston Children’s Hospital (BCH), which oversees MEHC, saying that the community lacks information and that the move leaves them feeling stranded. Dr. Shari Nethersole, MEHC’s...

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JP gets another indie business group

February 15, 2013
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Jamaica Plain now has two new associations for local, independent businesses, both founded last month. It remains to be seen how independent they will be from each other. Locally Owned was founded by the owners of software company Infrared5. JP Local First was created by the owners of City Feed and Supply and Red...

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Tormenta de nieve en JP

February 15, 2013
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Unas 25.5 pulgadas de nieve cayeron en Jamaica Plain durante la tormenta del 8 de febrero, con vientos de más de 70 kilómetros por hora. Las escuelas públicas se cerraron, se pararon los servicios del MBTA, y el gobernador prohibió la mayoría del manejo de vehículos en el estado. Por la madrugada del 9...

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City returns mansion, but concerns linger

February 15, 2013
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SUMNER HILL—A decaying mansion at 28 Alveston St. seized by the City last year for unpaid property taxes is back in private hands and reportedly for sale. But neighbors and officials remained concerned about its condition and discussed it at a Feb. 6 meeting of the Problem Properties Committee (PPC). “It’s very much a...

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JPNC lawsuit battle begins; chair open to settlement

February 15, 2013
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The chair of the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council (JPNC) defended the council’s controversial lawsuit against the 161 S. Huntington Ave. development in a Gazette interview last week, while also opening the possibility of a settlement if the developer alters the project. Chair Benjamin Day also revealed that the legal battle began last month with...

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Mapping the future

February 15, 2013
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Patio, glass addition in JP Library plan

February 15, 2013
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A proposed renovation plan for the Jamaica Plain Branch of the Boston Public Library (BPL) would create a new glass-encased computer room, a patio and a new main entrance, all of which would face South Street. The proposed plan and its backup are only studies to guide the renovation’s future design process. They were...

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More concrete removed from Forest Hills Station

February 15, 2013
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Loose concrete has been removed from the ceiling at the commuter rail platform at the Forest Hills Station, according to MBTA spokesperson Joe Pesaturo. That comes on the heels of concrete falling from the ceiling on Jan. 29. No one was injured in either incident. Pesaturo said that an Amtrak maintenance crew removed the...

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