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BRA chief backs S. Huntington master plan

October 12, 2012
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By John Ruch and Rebeca Oliveira Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) Director Peter Meade backed the creation of a S. Huntington Avenue master plan in an exclusive Gazette interview held Oct. 11 in Jamaica Plain after he personally looked at some controversial local development sites. Asked whether there should be a BRA-created master plan for...

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JPNC opposes 161 S. Huntington

October 12, 2012
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The Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council (JPNC) Zoning Committee voted unanimously to oppose the proposed luxury apartment project at 161 S. Huntington Ave. at last night’s meeting at the Farnsworth House. Committee Chair Dave Baron also proposed that the neighborhood engage with elected officials to rezone the S. Huntington area. That way, he said, the...

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State House to probe drug lab

October 12, 2012
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By Peter Shanley, John Ruch and Rebeca Oliveira Local state Rep. Liz Malia is saying she had concerns four years ago about the state drug lab now the focus of a scandal that has put thousands of convictions in doubt. Meanwhile, local state Rep. Jeffrey Sánchez said the legislature has begun an investigation into...

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Latin Jazz

October 12, 2012
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(Courtesy Photo) Vocalist and songwriter Maura Mendoza and guitarist Jeremy Quick (above) will perform Latin jazz and pop music in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month on Oct. 21 at the Loring –Greenough House, 12 South St. See Sights & Sounds listing.

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BPS, pols propose dueling school plans

October 12, 2012
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Boston Public Schools (BPS) and its External Advisory Committee (EAC) have announced five possible plans for a new busing system that could offer up to 23 busing zones, likely starting in 2014. That was met with an alternative plan proposed by City Councilors John Connolly and Matt O’Malley and state Reps. Russell Holmes, Linda...

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Marijuana, suicide ballot questions debated at forum

October 12, 2012
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Opponents and proponents of the ballot questions to legalize medical marijuana and to allow terminally ill patients to commit suicide sparred during a Ward 19 Democratic Committee forum on Oct. 2. About 15 people attended the forum at the Nate Smith House, where the most contentious issue appeared to be whether to legalize medical...

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Warren habla sobre religión, violencia

October 12, 2012
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Elizabeth Warren, la candidata democrática para el Senado, habló sobre varios temas comunes de su campaña durante un foro reciente en Roxbury Community College (RCC), pero también mencionó los temas menos comunes como la libertad de religión y la violencia urbana. El foro, patrocinado por el NAACP entre otras organizaciones, tomó lugar el 26...

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Art Fans

October 12, 2012
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(Photo by Daniella Rascon) (from left) Handel Destinvil and Annie Shah examine the work of artist Maggie Carberry at The Brewery on Amory Street during the Jamaica Plain Open Studios art event on Sept. 23.

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Portrait of the Artist

October 12, 2012
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(Photo by Daniella Rascon) Artist Constance Bigony has her photo taken during the Jamaica Plain Open Studios art event on Sept. 23.

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39 bus to move for Casey project

October 12, 2012
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FOREST HILLS—The state Department of Transportation (MassDOT) Casey Arborway design team proposed relocating the 39 bus stop and adding a left-turn lane to the new Shea Square during its Oct. 1 Design Advisory Group (DAG) meeting. The state team also presented possible mitigation measures for the Asticou neighborhood, which is located immediately adjacent to...

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