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18 run for JPNC seats

August 12, 2011
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A total of 18 candidates are running for the 20 seats on the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council in its Sept. 24 election. The council will see major turnover, with many incumbents not running. The Whole Foods debate, which the JPNC has been deeply involved with, may be a big campaign issue. Several of the...

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Overpass team preps four plans

August 12, 2011
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FOREST HILLS—State planners are drawing up four alternatives to replace the Casey Overpass—two with a bridge and two with surface streets only—in advance of a September community meeting. The bridge options include a single bridge and parallel twin bridges. The surface street options both feature wide, tree-lined medians in varying amounts. The options were...

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Regan League season ends in wins

August 12, 2011
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By Harry Smith Special to the Gazette This spring’s wet weather failed to put a damper on the 42nd edition of the JP Regan Youth League, a season marked by close pennant races, exciting championship games, and great memories and friendships. Thanks to the generosity of dozens of local sponsors, 800 local boys and...

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Shop to offer cutting-edge furnishings

August 12, 2011
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SOUTH ST.—Room 68, a furniture shop coming soon to 68 South St., will feature cutting-edge designs in a gallery atmosphere. “It’s going to impress people,” said owner Brent Refsland, who also runs the Hallway Gallery two doors down. “It’s nice to bring this quality of design to the neighborhood and kind of shock the...

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Bike lanes coming to rest of Centre St.

August 12, 2011
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Bike lanes are coming to the rest of Centre Street as soon as this month, a city-hired planner announced July 26 to the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council. Bike lanes and shared-lane markings were painted on Centre and South streets through central JP last year. The new bike lanes will continue down Centre from Monument...

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Invitación

August 12, 2011
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Citas Elex. Llegó el momento de conocer más del Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council (JPNC) que es un grupo de  20 miembros que representan al vecindario en posiciones at large y de distrito. El 5de agisto terminó el proceso de presentación de candidaturas y las elecciones son en  Sept. 24. Sólo interesa ser residente y...

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BLAZE BEATEN

August 12, 2011
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BLAZE BEATEN

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Redistricting plans call for new U.S. reps.

August 12, 2011
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Proposals from advocacy groups for redrawing federal legislative district—put forward last month as the state legislature finished a series of 13 public hearings on the topic—would have a significant impact on who represents Jamaica Plain in Congress. U.S. Rep. Michael Capuano said in an email that he supports the advocates’ goal of increasing minority...

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No bidders on MBTA parcel

August 12, 2011
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The MBTA came up empty for the second time in its efforts to unload a surplus parcel south of the Forest Hills T Station on Hyde Park Avenue when a July 20 bid deadline came and went with no takers. It is was one of a handful of large parcels that the T has...

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Mozart St. gang members sentenced

August 12, 2011
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Two men involved with Jamaica Plain’s Mozart Street gang were sentenced to prison Aug. 3 for shooting high-powered firearms at a Salisbury shooting range, in violation their probation. Jeffrey Medina and Sherwin Garcia both had previous firearms charges and were on probation last December when they traveled to Salisbury for target practice. They both...

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