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Councilors want to control trash pickups

March 16, 2012
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City Councilors Mike Ross and Felix Arroyo are attempting to wrestle control of the City’s commercial trash services from the state after receiving numerous complaints. Residents are annoyed at being awoken by commercial trash collectors during the night. “It’s a serious problem, especially if you live near a commercial district,” said Arroyo, a JP...

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Sisters Donation

March 16, 2012
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(Courtesy Photo) Steve Murakishi (left), owner of JP’s Fire Opal boutique, presents a $748 check to Deborah Re, CEO of the Big Sister Association of Greater Boston, at the store on Feb. 1. The donation came from Fire Opal’s holiday gift-wrapping program. Big Sister provides mentors to 73 JP girls. JP resident Diane Ivey recently was named the organization’s Big Sister of the year.

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Egleston orchard reaps the benefits of volunteer work

March 16, 2012
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(Courtesy Photo) (from left) Dan Bensonoff and Mike Steinhoff work on the strawberry patch in the Egleston Community Orchard last summer.

Egleston Sq.—A community orchard and garden has received a grant from City Hall to develop a former junk lot on Boylston Street. Egleston Community Orchard (ECO) received a grant from the Department of Neighborhood Development to work with the community to develop a plan for the lot at 195 Boylston Street. “The grant will...

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Club hopes to generate women scientists

March 16, 2012
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Volunteers working with the Science Club for Girls (SCFG) at the Curley School hope that the next generation of scientists and engineers will include a lot more women. SCFG is a nonprofit collection of educational programs for girls that encourages them in the fields of science and engineering and can include topics as diverse...

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Irish Music

March 16, 2012
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(Courtesy Photo) Irish music band The Ivy Leaf, whose members include some JP residents and recently played at City Feed & Supply for First Thursday, will release its debut album “The Ivy Leaf: Traditional Irish Music” on March 29. The group will hold various CD release shows around New England, including a May 11 gig in JP. For more info, see ivyleafmusic.com.

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Street Music

March 16, 2012
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(Gazette Photo by Rebeca Oliveira) (from left) Daniel Winshall, 14, and Mike Greenstein serenade walkers on Centre Street on March 12 with a high hat, a saxophone and a double bass. A busking veteran of over four years, Greenstein has an album, “Big Man on the Shelf,” coming out in the next few months.

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Overpass to be replaced by surface street network

March 8, 2012
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FOREST HILLS—After months of delay and speculation, the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) has decided that the Casey Overpass will be replaced by an at-grade street network and not a new bridge. The decision was confirmed to the Gazette today by MassDOT spokesperson Michael Verseckes. Community meetings are slated for later this month. “[The...

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Police seek suspects in McDonald’s robbery

March 7, 2012
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Police seek suspects in McDonald’s robbery

EGLESTON SQ.—The Boston Police Department has released descriptions of two suspects in a Feb. 25 armed robbery of the McDonald’s restaurant at 3064 Washington St. The two men reportedly ate at the restaurant, then returned around 11 p.m. They entered through a back door and brandished a pistol while robbing the restaurant. The pistol...

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Suspect arrested in 7-Eleven homicide

March 6, 2012
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HYDE SQ.—A suspect in last year’s stabbing death of a Jamaica Plain man in the 7-Eleven parking lot was arrested yesterday by Boston Police officers and charged with murder. Kenneth Soto, 19, was killed during an early-morning fight at the 451 Centre St. convenience store on Oct. 16. The man charged in the killing...

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State misses overpass decision deadline

March 2, 2012
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FOREST HILLS—The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) missed its own deadline this week for making the decision about the Casey Overpass replacement project. There is no new timeline for an announcement and MassDOT offered no explanation for the further delay. “We’re still looking to make a decision soon,” MassDOT spokesperson Michael Verseckes told the...

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