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Grocer gives some answers

June 10, 2011
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Before a Whole Foods-hosted community meeting was cut short by police June 2, officials from the grocery store chain managed to deliver some news about parking, hiring and products at the new store set to move into Hyde Square. The meeting, Whole Foods’ first face-to-face with the community, comes six months after the Gazette...

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Food trucks roll into JP

June 10, 2011
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Food trucks roll into JP

CENTRAL JP—Like pioneer wagons—only full of cupcakes, fancy burritos and Vietnamese delicacies—food trucks have come to JP and circled in the Loring-Greenough House parking lot. These are not construction-site sandwich-slingers or blaring ice-cream trucks. They are part of a new movement where restaurant-quality food is sold by budding entrepreneurs out of mobile kitchens. “It’s...

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Young ‘witches’ conjure up restaurant

June 10, 2011
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Young ‘witches’ conjure up restaurant

“Vampire’s Meals” served up by witches was on the menu of Sandwitch, a one-day restaurant operated by five JP home-schoolers. The girls—Iris Schellenberg, 12; Violet Maxfield, 11; Colette Schien, 11; and Lucie and Annie Tremblay, 11— picked out the recipes, created the menus, sewed the servers’ aprons, cooked the food, decorated the dining room...

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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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Gazette Photo by John Ruch

 

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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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