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Peace Planting

June 10, 2011
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(Photo by Jake Giberson) A child uses a shovel made of melted-down guns to plant a tree in the Southwest Corridor Park during the May 7 Wake Up the Earth Festival. The event was part of “Palas por Pistolas” (“Shovels for Guns”), organized by JP’s Urbano Project to memorialize young people killed by guns in JP. The project was conceived by Mexican artist Pedro Reyes and done in partnership with Spontaneous Celebrations, the state Department of Conservation and Recreation, and Rich Gargiulo Jr. of JP’s Tree Works Earth Design.

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Mayoral Visit

June 10, 2011
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Mayoral Visit

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JPNC report is late; members resign

June 10, 2011
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At least two members of the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council’s Ad Hoc Whole Foods Committee resigned this week, following the committee’s failure to meet a May 31 deadline to produce a report on the impact of Whole Foods’ planned move to Hyde Square. Speaking to the Gazette last week, Ad Hoc Committee chair Steve...

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Mayor, Task Force support grocer

June 10, 2011
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Boston Mayor Thomas Menino and Hyde Square Task Force head Claudio Martinez both added their voices to the chorus supporting Whole Foods’ planned move to Hyde Square last week. Martinez told the Gazette that the Task Force has also joined the Hyde/Jackson Business Association in opposing the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development Corporation’s bid to...

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Train track work to run all night

June 10, 2011
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SOUTHWEST CORRIDOR—They’ll be working on the railroad all the live-long day—and all night, too. The track replacement work on the Southwest Corridor—which begins tomorrow and will last three months—will run 24 hours a day on weekends and between 11 p.m. and 5 a.m. on weekdays, according to Massachusetts Bay Commuter Railroad spokesperson Tom Halkin....

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House plan raises rock-cracking fears

June 10, 2011
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PARKSIDE—A plan to build a house on a rocky lot at the end of Park Lane has neighbors concerned that their foundations or aging retaining walls might crack. The lot’s location atop a high ridge could affect several nearby streets. But the would-be developers of 17 Park Place—Gary Martell and Bob Reissfelder—have promised to...

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Art Lovers

June 10, 2011
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Art Lovers

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No Smoking

June 10, 2011
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No Smoking

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Hello, Kitty

June 10, 2011
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Hello, Kitty

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Beetle Battle

June 10, 2011
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(Courtesy Photo) U.S. Department of Agricultural experts inject pesticide into a tree on the grounds of Faulkner Hospital in Jamaica Hills on June 6. That was the first day of a three-month pesticide injection plan to battle the invasive, tree-killing Asian longhorned beetle, which was found in hospital trees last year.

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