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Ten Tables owner to open ‘burger bar’

January 6, 2012
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JP CENTER—A new burger restaurant called Grass Fed Burger Bar, operated by the owner of the well-known Ten Tables, is coming soon to 605 Centre St. Grass Fed will replace the recently shuttered Bon Savor restaurant a few doors down from Ten Tables. The menu will include “alternative, creative burgers” as well as classic...

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French-style eatery coming soon

January 6, 2012
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FOREST HILLS—A new restaurant called Tonic will open early this year at 3698 Washington St., offering French-influenced cuisine at affordable prices and with late dining hours. “It’s a French restaurant with an accent of American food,” said owner Croan McCormack. Tonic is going into the former Griffin’s bar location and is right next door...

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Grocery team-up

January 6, 2012
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(Photo by Don West) Officials from three competing JP grocery stores come together last month at Jackson Square’s ABCD Jamaica Plain Food Pantry, which they supported with donations. Whole Foods Market’s Jennifer Licht (left), Stop & Shop’s Fitzgerald Iyamabo (center rear) and Harvest Co-Op Markets’ Chris Durkin (right) joined local ABCD Operations Manager Ana Soto de Bechtold (center front).

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JP residents could vote on Eastie casino

January 6, 2012
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JP residents should have the chance to vote on a casino development project in East Boston, local elected officials say. Under a recently passed state law authorizing three casinos and one slot parlor in Massachusetts, Boston City Council has the power to decide whether development plans for a casino in Boston will be subject...

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No overpass decision yet

January 6, 2012
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By Rebeca Oliveira and John Ruch, Gazette Staff The Massachusetts Department of Transportation plans to announce its decision on a Casey Overpass replacement project the week of Jan. 16, spokesperson Michael Verseckes told the Gazette this week. No community meetings have been scheduled. The aging bridge over the Forest Hills T Station area must...

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T may kill E Line on weekends

January 6, 2012
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E Line streetcar service could be shut down on weekends starting this summer as part of an MBTA cost-savings plan. The MBTA is also considering fare hikes and a range of other service cuts, as detailed on its website at mbta.com. The possible cuts and hikes were announced on Tuesday. A series of public...

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Life blood

January 6, 2012
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(Courtesy Photo) Two-year-old cancer survivor Treson Stuckey (center) samples a toy offered by Mayor Thomas Menino (right) while his mother Tracy Springer (left) looks on during a Dec. 22 American Red Cross blood drive at the Dimock Center on Dimock Street. Donated blood enabled Stuckey to survive surgery last year. For more info, see redcrossblood.org.

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Family Resource Center to open

January 6, 2012
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JACKSON SQ.—A new family resource center is readying its doors for a Jan. 20 opening in Jackson Square. The expected opening of the Tree of Life/Arbol de Vida Coalition Family Resource Center (FRC) at the Webb building at Centre Street and Columbus Avenue will help residents address issues of housing, lack of food and...

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Fallen Marine’s brother kills self

January 6, 2012
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A brother of the fallen Marine for whom the Jamaica Plain post office was renamed has committed suicide, reportedly due to grief over his sibling’s 2004 death in Iraq. Brian Luis Arredondo, 24, took his own life in Norwood on Dec. 19, according to a statement from his father Carlos and stepmother Melida. Brian...

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WRCNA head dies

January 6, 2012
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Bruce A. Wallin, 63, of Jamaica Plain died Dec. 29, 2011. Wallin co-founded the West Roxbury Courthouse Neighborhood Association (WRCNA) and was an associate professor of political science at Northeastern University. He was the author of the books “Taxation: Myths and Realities” and “From Revenue Sharing to Deficit Sharing: General Revenue Sharing and Cities.”...

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