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Parcel U plans short on affordable housing

May 24, 2013
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FOREST HILLS—Plans for a former MBTA parcel currently do not meet Forest Hills Improvement Initiative (FHII) Use and Design Guidelines for affordability, to the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council’s (JPNC) concern. Developer Urbanica’s president, Kamran Zahedi, told the Gazette that Urbanica’s plans include developing the site to include 120 housing units, 25 percent of which...

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Wake Up the House

May 24, 2013
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Arborway tree-planting slated for June 1

May 24, 2013
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Trees will be planted June 1 on the “Arborway Hillside” at the Arborway and St. Rose Street to continue a woodlands restoration effort there, and volunteer tree-planters are needed. The hillside is an embankment along the outer Arborway that overlooks the main Arborway just before the Casey Overpass. State workers mistakenly clear-cut the hillside...

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JP mail is misdelivered to Jamaica

May 24, 2013
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A letter mailed to the Gazette in Jamaica Plain early this year took a three-month detour to the country of Jamaica. “Missent to Jamaica,” reads a stamp on the envelope, which was mailed around Jan. 22 and finally arrived at the Gazette’s JP post office box on April 16. It is uncommon but not...

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Courage Honor

May 24, 2013
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Alzheimer’s Advocacy

May 24, 2013
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Charges dropped against day care director

May 24, 2013
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The felony charges against Linda Chery-Valentin, who is the founding directing of a day care center in Jamaica Plain, have been dismissed, according to the Suffolk County District Attorney’s (DA) Office. The facility used to be called the Arc-En-Ciel Day Care Center and Montessori School, but has since changed its name to the Bilingual...

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Sign honors officer killed in Dot

May 24, 2013
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A street signed honoring a Boston Police officer killed in the line of duty in 1988 was erected in Canary Square this month. Detective Sherman Griffiths actually died in a drug raid in Dorchester, but the sign was erected May 11 in Jamaica Plain at his family’s request, because he and his wife met...

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JP residents honored as park heroes

May 24, 2013
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Three Jamaica Plain residents are among the “Emerald Necklace Parks Champions” honored by the Emerald Necklace Conservancy (ENC) at a May 14 ceremony in the Fenway. Christine Cooper, Sarah Freeman and John Iappini are being recognized as “unsung heroes” by the ENC, a nonprofit organization. “These individuals have been in it for the long...

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Play Ball

May 24, 2013
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