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Vacant house faces new lien

March 29, 2013
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EGLESTON SQ.—A vacant house at 25 Chilcott Place is facing a new lien after going to housing court last year. The owner of the house, Jamaica Plain resident John Darling, has previously been cited by ISD for improper trash storage, overgrown weeds and for failing to secure the property, the charge that took him...

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Women making history

March 29, 2013
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JP artist prints out Atomic Age jewelry

March 29, 2013
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Jamaica Plain artist Bob Field is combining his long-time love of natural shapes and traditional art with new technologies to create and sell something that sound like they’re from out of the 23rd century: 3-D-printed earrings. Much like a traditional printer lays down layer after layer of ink on paper, a 3-D printer creates...

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Buses still parking in illegal former stop

March 29, 2013
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MONUMENT SQ.—MBTA buses are still frequently parking in a former Monument Square bus stop that was shut down four months ago due to its illegal location and dangers to drivers and pedestrians. The practice continues despite repeated warnings from MBTA management. “Old habits die hard, but we are working diligently to remind operators...

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Homelessness increases in city, JP

March 29, 2013
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The number of homeless people living on the city’s streets increased 7 percent from a year ago, according to the City’s 2012 homeless census. And Jamaica Plain followed suit with two homeless people being found on its streets compared to none the year before. According to the census, 193 homeless people were found living...

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Gulf War syndrome study launched at VA hospital

March 29, 2013
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The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) recently announced the launch of a Gulf War syndrome study that will take place at the VA Medical Center at 150 S. Huntington Ave, according to a press release. The Gulf War Veteran’s Illnesses Biorepository (GWVIB) will support research on the causes, progression and treatment of disorders...

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Cops: On-duty firefighter bought heroin

March 29, 2013
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SourceURL:file://localhost/Volumes/public/*JP%203-29-13/JP%20Copy/firefighter%20drugs%20JP%203-15-13.doc EGLESTON SQ.—A firefighter at Egleston Square’s Engine 42 firehouse was arrested Feb. 26 after allegedly buying heroin nearby while on duty, according to the Boston Police Department. Stephen Hogan, 24, of Dorchester resigned shortly after the arrest. Boston Fire Department spokesperson Steve MacDonald declined to comment on whether BFD views it as an...

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WIT students study JP planning

March 29, 2013
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Wentworth Institute of Technology (WIT) students will be working in Jamaica Plain to develop design ideas for mixed-use projects along the Southwest Corridor this spring and summer as an academic exercise. The Community Design Studio program will analyze existing proposals for the study area, including the Jackson Square Re-development Initiative, and will make proposals...

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Mayor rebuts Connolly criticism

March 29, 2013
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After mayoral candidate John Connolly criticized incumbent Thomas Menino for a lack of new ideas and transparency to the Gazette, Menino spokesperson Dot Joyce rebutted some of those comments in a Gazette interview. “The mayor is always reinvigorating his team with new talent from our Office of New Urban Mechanics and all the new...

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RE/MAX office coming to church site

March 29, 2013
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HYDE SQ.—A RE/MAX Destiny real estate office is coming to a storefront on the former Blessed Sacrament Church complex at 363 Centre St., possibly as soon as May. “What’s happening in the Hyde Square area is amazing,” said RE/MAX Destiny’s Juan Murray, referring to development in the area. “We’d like to be part of...

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