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O’Malley still pushing for Arborway Yard

June 10, 2011
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City Councilor Matt O’Malley will host a City Council hearing on June 13 to assess the environmental impact of the current temporary Arborway Yard bus facility on Washington Street and to discuss the MBTA’s decision to not fund a planned new permanent facility. “We want a definitive timeframe and to hold the powers that...

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BPL plans for reduced budget

June 10, 2011
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The Boston Public Library (BPL) asked Jamaica Plain residents to rank goals for its “Compass” strategic plan at its roundtable discussion at the Connolly Library on June 6. The BPL Compass plan is “designed to serve as the roadmap for the future of the library,” said BPL spokesperson Gina Perille. Work and service plans,...

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Bus stop changes now slated for fall

June 10, 2011
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Changes to the MBTA’s Route 39 bus stops originally slated for this summer—including much wider sidewalks and the elimination of some stops—are now pegged for sometime this fall, according to the MBTA’s website. MBTA and City of Boston officials did not respond to Gazette requests for updates on the long-delayed project. “Design engineering work...

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Remembrance

June 10, 2011
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Bromley-Heath assault claim ‘resolved’

June 10, 2011
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The Bromley-Heath Tenant Management Corporation (TMC) has “resolved” an alleged assault case where one TMC employee allegedly hit another employee during a meeting with a prospective tenant, Jeffrey Denner, attorney for the alleged victim told the Gazette. According to a police report, TMC employee Ines Delvalle-Nelson claims that on Feb. 10, TMC Property Manager...

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Overpass team tackles street design

June 10, 2011
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FOREST HILLS—The design team for the Casey Overpass replacement project started evaluating alternatives for at-grade traffic patterns, the first of many options to be explored in the redesign of the area. At-grade, or street-level, traffic patterns will dictate what the new overpass will look like or even if one will be included in the...

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Fighting Hunger

June 10, 2011
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(Photo by Dale Yarborough) JP resident Michelle Whiting pauses on Boston Common on May 1 while participating in the Walk for Hunger, a fund-raiser for Project Bread. Whiting was among 42,000 participants who raised $3.6 million for nearly 450 emergency food programs statewide.

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No gold-buying for check-casher

June 10, 2011
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JACKSON SQ.—Because of crime concerns, All Checks Cashed will not be allowed to start buying gold at its 282 Centre St. location following a city zoning Board of Appeal rejection May 24. The rejection was supported by Mayor Thomas Menino’s office and by state Rep. Jeffrey Sánchez, All Checks Cashed proprietor Idalia Flores and...

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JPNC sets election date

June 10, 2011
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The Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council (JPNC) set Sept. 24 as the date for its 2011 election at its May 31 meeting at the First Baptist Church at 633 Centre Street in Jamaica Plain. The election will be held on Sept. 24 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Polling places will be set up at...

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Courageous

June 10, 2011
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(Photo by Roger Farrington) Tao Robinson, a sixth-grader at JP’s Curley K-8 School, receives a medal from Stephanie Warburg, founder of the Max Warburg Courage Curriculum, at a May 13 ceremony at Northeastern University. The Curriculum is a language arts and character development program for students. Robinson was one of 45 Boston-area students to be named a Max Warburg Fellow and to have their essays about courage published in the 20th annual “The Courage of Boston’s Children” publication.

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