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Porch collapse on Nira Ave. injures 16

June 24, 2011
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A porch collapsed during a party at 3 Nira Ave. on June 19, sending 16 people to the hospital and displacing tenants, according to city officials. A couple of the injuries were “serious but not life-threatening,” said Boston Fire Department spokesperson Steve MacDonald. “Citations are coming soon” against the property owner, according to Lisa...

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Big Bird

June 24, 2011
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Big Bird

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Twin bridges could replace overpass

June 24, 2011
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Busway reviewed Twin bridges could replace the Casey Overpass in a proposal made to the Working Advisory Group (WAG) on June 14 at English High School. The meeting also covered possibilities for the South and Asticou streets corridor, next to the Forest Hills MBTA station, a stretch of road identified early on as one...

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Chip on the Old Block

June 24, 2011
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Chip on the Old Block

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School honored for fitness

June 24, 2011
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HYDE SQ.—The John F. Kennedy Elementary School was among 275 schools nationwide honored last week for creating a program to combat childhood obesity. The Kennedy School’s Fitness Club, which offers such prizes as water bottles and book bags to students who engage in active exercise, won a Bronze Award from the Alliance for a...

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Fire Fight

June 24, 2011
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Fire Fight

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New President

June 24, 2011
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New President

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In the Line of Duty

June 24, 2011
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In the Line of Duty

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Affordable housing campaign launches

June 24, 2011
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An “educational campaign” about the benefits of affordable housing was slated to be launched this week in Jamaica Plain by the Boston Tenant Coalition (BTC) and the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development Corporation (JPNDC). “The Faces and Places of Affordable Housing” will use “research, advertising, public relations and organizing” to boost public and government awareness...

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School art programs get boost

June 24, 2011
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Eight Boston schools—including JP’s English High and John F. Kennedy Elementary—will add art and music programs next year thanks to $81,500 in grants through the BPS Arts Expansion Initiative. The grants, announced on June 15, also will allow JP’s Eliot School of Fine & Applied Arts to continue and expand its arts partnership with...

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