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Pizzeria building is sold

February 17, 2012
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Century 21 Pondside Realty has bought the property at 662 Centre St., where the Same Old Place pizzeria resides. “We already own the rest of the block,” said Christ Stamatos, owner of Century 21 Pondside Realty, which is headquartered in that block. “It was a good move to make real estate-wise.” There are no...

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School-move probe seeks missing data

February 17, 2012
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The Boston Finance Commission (FinComm) investigation into the funding of the Boston Public Schools’ (BPS) controversial plan to move various schools has hit a patch of turbulence. BPS failed to provide key data, according to FinComm, and BPS told the Gazette it never had the information in the first place. FinComm is investigating the...

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Man charged with child porn

February 17, 2012
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A Needham man is facing child pornography possession charges after his former employer in Jamaica Plain allegedly found porn on his work computer. Keith L. Millan, 55, was charged last week in JP’s West Roxbury District Court. He was fired last year from his former job at a JP property management company, which the...

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Giant Loss

February 17, 2012
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(Courtesy Photo) City Councilor Tito Jackson, whose District 7 includes part of JP, suffers the humiliation of wearing New York Giants gear to City Hall on Feb. 6 after losing a Super Bowl bet. “I am a man of my word,” said Jackson, who had bet on a New England Patriots victory with another District 7 Councilor Jackson—Robert Jackson of New York City. “I won’t tell you how many times I had to bathe to get the Giants off of me,” Tito Jackson said, calling it “one of the most painful experiences I’ve had in City Hall.” He Tweeted the photo as evidence.

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Bromley-Heath leader to retire; BHA to take over

February 9, 2012
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JACKSON SQ.—The leader and co-founder of the Bromley-Heath housing development’s groundbreaking tenant-run management corporation will retire at the end of March, and the Boston Housing Authority (BHA) will take over, according to a BHA press release. The tenant group will continue to advise the BHA, but will no longer have a management role, BHA...

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Officials pledge T budget fix amid protests

February 3, 2012
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Local officials pledged to come up with a budget solution. The Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development Corporation circulated a petition. Bikes Not Bombs announced a night of political lobbying. Occupy JP held up signs saying, “Increase fairness, not fares.” The tactics varied, but the response from over 150 people was the same: a rejection of...

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T chief: Our plan kills my own bus ride

February 3, 2012
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The scores of T riders who complained to MBTA Acting General Manager Jonathan Davis about proposed service cuts at a Jamaica Plain meeting on Feb. 1 probably did not know that they were speaking to one of their own. The MBTA’s universally hated plan would kill the 326 express bus from Medford that Davis...

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Hundreds protest T cuts

February 3, 2012
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A parade of 75 speakers, including many Jamaica Plain officials and residents, blasted the MBTA’s proposed fare hike and service cuts at a Roxbury Community College meeting on Jan. 19. Another meeting was slated to be held Wednesday night in JP as the Gazette went to press. At least 250 people attended the Jan....

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Overpass delay continues amid debate

February 3, 2012
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Traffic study is reviewed FOREST HILLS—The Massachusetts Department of Transportation’s (MassDOT) decision on the future of the Casey Overpass is still delayed, largely due to state Rep. Liz Malia’s pushing for further study of MassDOT’s data. Meanwhile, some Working Advisory Group (WAG) members are starting to worry that continued delays might jeopardize the project....

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LGBT seniors fund to launch

February 3, 2012
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(Image Courtesy MAD STU Media) Partners Alexandre Rheaume (left) and Lawrence Johnson in the film “Gen Silent.”

Ethos, the Jamaica Plain-based senior care organization, is launching a groundbreaking fund to assist the neglected population of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender elders. The Ethos Equality Fund will be formally announced at a Feb. 16 event at the Boston Public Library in Copley Square, along with the screening of a documentary film that...

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