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Baseball Champ

August 3, 2012
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(Courtesy Photo) The Mt. Washington Bank baseball team of the JP Regan Youth League visit the local Centre Street branch on June 30 to celebrate their Farm League championship. Joining them were (back row, from left) coach Jeff Paquette, local branch manager Melvin Tutiven and parent Arthur Atkinson.

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Revised plans for 161 S. Huntington filed

August 3, 2012
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(Image from Boston Residential Group filing) An illustration of the new facade proposed at 161 S. Huntington Ave.

S. HUNTINGTON—Developers for the luxury apartment project proposed for 161 S. Huntington Ave. have filed an updated plan with the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) in response to strong community feedback. The updated plan includes a revised facade with a public pocket park facing S. Huntington Avenue, five new three-bedroom “family” units, reduced parking and...

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Political Notes: O’Malley has new JP liaison

August 3, 2012
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(Courtesy Photo) (from left) City Councilor Matt O’Malley and JP liaison Ture Turnbull.

O’Malley has new JP liaison City Councilor Matt O’Malley, who lives in and represents Jamaica Plain, announced recently the addition of Ture Turnbull to his staff as a JP liaison, according to a press release. “I am thrilled to have Ture on my team,” said O’Malley, according to the press release. “Ture is smart,...

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Goddard House closure is questioned

August 3, 2012
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S. HUNTINGTON— Local state Rep. Jeffrey Sánchez has questioned the closing of the Goddard House Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation Center and asked officials to reconsider, while the head of Mount Pleasure Home, another local nursing home, called the closing the result of the community’s “moral responsibility” failing. With the closing, Jamaica Plain is losing...

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Restaurant picketed in wage dispute

August 3, 2012
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(Gazette Photo by Rebeca Oliveira) Protesters picket outside Bukhara Indian Bistro on Centre Street July 26.

CENTRAL JP—Protesters picketed outside Bukhara Indian Bistro at 701 Centre St. last week to demand payment of what they claim are owed wages from the restaurant’s owner, One World Cuisine restaurant group, as part of coordinated protests across the city. About 30 people chanting and carrying signs and banners paced in front of Bukhara’s...

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Scooper Bowl

August 3, 2012
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(Courtesy Photo) Students from the Boston Teachers Union School in Forest Hills enjoy all-you-can-eat ice cream on City Hall Plaza downtown at the Jimmy Fund Scooper Bowl on June 6. The students were rewarded for raising $1,000 for the charity, which supports research at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

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Surprise concerts planned for JP streets

August 3, 2012
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August Noise JP, a series of nine surprise street concerts that are announced only just before they happen, is returning to Jamaica Plain this month for its second year. The first concert was slated for Aug. 1, after the Gazette deadline. The concerts are intended to “bring the joy of unexpected music into everyday...

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Curley House revival crawls forward

August 3, 2012
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PONDSIDE—It is taking a little longer than expected, but plans to revive the long-underused historic home of legendary Boston politician James Michael Curley are still ongoing. Richard Dennis, head of the Friends of the James Michael Curley House, which is spearheading the revival effort, said that the group’s plans to take over operations at...

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Mayor’s rep observes JP for 24 hours

August 3, 2012
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(Gazette Photo by Peter Shanley) JP Neighborhood Coordinator Jullieanne Doherty speaks to constituents at Johnson Park.

Jullieanne Doherty, Jamaica Plain’s coordinator for the Mayor’s Office of Neighborhood Services, recently spent 24 hours observing JP and talking to its residents as part of an effort by the City to give the coordinators a different perspective of the neighborhoods they cover. “I learned some things and gained valuable experience in the off...

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Regan League’s 43rd season wraps up with champs, picnic

August 3, 2012
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(Courtesy Photo) The Regan League’s U15 Girls softball team hold trophies after winning the Mayor’s Cup championship July 15.

By Harry Smith, Special to the Gazette The 43rd season of the Jamaica Plain Regan Youth League has come to a close with another successful year of close pennant races, thrilling championship games, and friendships and memories that will last a lifetime. The league continued to reflect the diversity of the neighborhood, with 800...

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