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WAG brainstorms public spaces

August 26, 2011
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FOREST HILLS—The Working Advisory Group (WAG) for the Casey Overpass replacement project has started brainstorming the pedestrian areas surrounding the future overpass replacement. At the Aug. 17 meeting, WAG members brainstormed on possible elements of the final design on either side of New Washington Street and around Shea Circle. Suggestions included a dog park;...

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Sewers treated to prevent West Nile Virus

August 26, 2011
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The Suffolk County Mosquito Control Project treated Jamaica Plain’s catch basins with pesticide last month in an effort to control the population of West Nile Virus (WNV)-carrying mosquitoes. JP catch basins tested positive for WNV mosquito larvae this year. There have been no reported infections. The pesticide Vectolex has been added to catch basins...

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Bank may replace fence

August 26, 2011
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By Benjamin Colb Special to the Gazette   PONDSIDE—Bank of America is considering replacing or repairing the chain-link fence around its Burroughs Street parking lot at the request of the Jamaica Pond Association (JPA). The JPA reached out to the local bank branch at 677 Centre St. in recent months as it conducted interior...

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Violent Femmes singer joins Music Fest line-up

August 18, 2011
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Gordon Gano, the singer/guitarist of the 1980s hit band Violent Femmes, will perform in the Jamaica Plain Music Festival on Aug. 20. The JP connection? Gano’s sister lives in JP, and he has performed previously at the Midway Café, according to festival spokesperson Charles McEnerney. The Violent Femmes were known for such hit songs...

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Children’s home to sell campus

August 16, 2011
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S. HUNTINGTON AVE.—The Home for Little Wanderers announced today that it is putting its 3.5-acre Jamaica Plain campus up for sale. The children’s home sought to redevelop the 161 S. Huntington Ave. facility, known as the Knight Children’s Center (KCC), three years ago. But now the Home is developing a site in Walpole instead....

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Commandos train in Agassiz School

August 12, 2011
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Land chopper on roof U.S. military commandos practiced raids in the shuttered Agassiz Elementary School last month, including a nighttime helicopter landing on the school’s roof, the Gazette has learned. The elite special forces training was done without notice to nearby residents. No live ammo or explosives were involved and safety measures were taken,...

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HONORED

August 12, 2011
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HONORED

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$20k missing from Hyde/Jackson Main Street

August 12, 2011
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City to tighten oversight The city is planning new financial oversight measures for 20 Main Street programs in Boston in the wake of allegations that about $20,000 in city funding for Hyde/Jackson Square Main Street( HJSMS) has gone missing. “We are taking this very seriously,” said Evelyn Friedman, director of the city Department of...

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5 nuevos negocios a la vista

August 12, 2011
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Richard Thal no es de los personajes que sonríe con facilidad. Sin embargo el director ejecutivo del Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development Corporation (JPNDC) tiene motivos que le hacen decir “soy optimista por el momento que está atravesando la corporación que dirijo”. Tiene razón porque nos revela que “la situación de dificultades que teníamos con...

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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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