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JP council district retains Forest Hills, loses Woodbourne

November 9, 2012
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The City Council approved by an 11-2 vote on Oct. 31 a redistricting plan that will retain Forest Hills in the Jamaica Plain council district, while also adding Egleston Square and Mission Hill’s Back of the Hill, according to At-Large City Councilor Felix Arroyo. Woodbourne will leave JP’s district under the plan. Woodbourne is...

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‘Serenity’ under BRA review

November 9, 2012
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The Serenity, a proposed luxury apartment building at 105A S. Huntington Ave., is still under review by the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA). “The BRA is working with the developer to incorporate public comments” into the project, BRA spokesperson Melina Schuler told the Gazette last week. The project is not currently scheduled for a BRA...

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Early learning center breaks ground in Bromley-Heath

November 9, 2012
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Early learning center breaks ground in Bromley-Heath

JACKSON SQ.—After a year in delays, a $16 million early learning and community services center broke ground in Bromley-Heath last week. It is expected to open at 33-41 Bickford St. in early 2014. When completed, the Bromley-Heath Learning Center, developed by the Associated Early Care and Education (ACE) program, is expected to serve 175...

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Health Award

November 9, 2012
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Health Award

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English High Sports: Football team winning, but obstacles remain

November 9, 2012
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The English High School football team this year has reversed course from previous woeful seasons, but that doesn’t mean it’s been easy. “We are absolutely on the right track, but there has been challenges. You don’t control what’s on the track,” said Blue and Blue head coach Chris Boswell, whose team was 3-4 when...

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Goddard House transferring bed licenses

November 9, 2012
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S. HUNTINGTON—The Goddard House is in the process of transferring its licenses for nursing beds at its recently shuttered Jamaica Plain facility to another provider to use elsewhere, according to spokesperson Diana Pisciotta. “It’s not a particularly big deal,” she said. Pisciotta said the state licenses each bed and said that the Goddard House...

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K-9 Unit

November 9, 2012
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K-9 Unit

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AIDS Action wins social justice award

November 9, 2012
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AIDS Action wins social justice award

Eastern Bank honored the Jamaica Plain-based AIDS Action Committee and its president and CEO, Rebecca Haag, with the 24th annual Wainwright Social Justice Award at a downtown ceremony Oct. 4. AIDS Action is New England’s largest AIDS service organization. The Social Justice Award recognizes nonprofits and affiliated individuals who have achieved outstanding success in addressing...

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LGBT seniors supper club launches

November 9, 2012
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LGBT seniors supper club launches

Ethos, a Jamaica Plain-based senior care organization, has launched a new program to build and support the LGBT seniors community: Out4Supper, a monthly dinner club, hosted by Mount Pleasant Home. Out4Supper is aimed at gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people aged 60 or over, though younger people are welcome as companions or guests. There...

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Alternative music agency helps the local scene

November 9, 2012
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A new local booking agency called the Music and Arts Matrix is helping to get bands from Jamaica Plain’s burgeoning music scene into traditional and alternative venues alike. “It’s a promotion agency with a heart,” said Lisa Fraggos, a 32-year-old Hyde Square resident who founded the company about eight months ago. She has already...

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