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October 12, 2012
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(Photo by Daniella Rascon) (from left) Handel Destinvil and Annie Shah examine the work of artist Maggie Carberry at The Brewery on Amory Street during the Jamaica Plain Open Studios art event on Sept. 23.

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Portrait of the Artist

October 12, 2012
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(Photo by Daniella Rascon) Artist Constance Bigony has her photo taken during the Jamaica Plain Open Studios art event on Sept. 23.

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39 bus to move for Casey project

October 12, 2012
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FOREST HILLS—The state Department of Transportation (MassDOT) Casey Arborway design team proposed relocating the 39 bus stop and adding a left-turn lane to the new Shea Square during its Oct. 1 Design Advisory Group (DAG) meeting. The state team also presented possible mitigation measures for the Asticou neighborhood, which is located immediately adjacent to...

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School bus traffic brings street closures

October 12, 2012
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(Gazette Photo by John Ruch) A line marked “First Bus” is spray-painted on Carolina Avenue to show buses where to stop.

JP SOUTH—The controversial new school bus traffic on Carolina Avenue is getting mixed reactions, but is already forcing police to shut down the street for an hour a day, with City and Boston Public Schools (BPS) officials pushing for closing a side street and restricting parking. “The street patterns need to be controlled,” said...

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One developer under fire puts heat on another

October 12, 2012
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The developer behind a controversial luxury condo plan for the former Blessed Sacrament Church is rallying the opposition to another controversial luxury project at 161 S. Huntington Ave., according to emails obtained by the Gazette. Peter Roth, whose New Atlantic Development is at the center of a gentrification debate over his church plan, is...

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161 S. Huntington vote slated

October 12, 2012
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S. HUNTINGTON— The controversial luxury apartment project proposed for 161 S. Huntington Ave. will be heard and voted on by the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) board at its Thurs., Oct. 18 meeting, according to BRA Director Peter Meade. It has a high likelihood of being approved, as BRA staff only submit projects to the...

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Family Dollar opposed for JP site

October 12, 2012
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(Gazette Photo by John Ruch) The building and parking lot at 3383 Washington St.

WASHINGTON ST.—Family Dollar, a national discount-goods chain, aims to open its first Jamaica Plain store at 3383-3389 Washington St., next year. But about 30 residents roundly opposed the plan for its looks and competition with local businesses at an Oct. 9 community meeting. “This is Anyplace, U.S.A.,” said resident Bill Reyelt of the design...

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Political Notes: O’Malley targets ‘pig parking’

October 12, 2012
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City Councilor Matt O’Malley, who lives in and represents Jamaica Plain, filed an order to have a hearing on examining ways to improve traffic in the city, according to a press release. “Parking, traffic and pedestrian safety all play a role in how we travel through this city,” said O’Malley, according to the press...

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City: Stores raided for gambling, illegal items

October 12, 2012
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EGLESTON SQ.—Three businesses in two Washington Street storefronts were shut down by police and City inspectors on Oct. 3 in raids that the local police commander says will help “clean up that area.” But the board of Egleston Square Main Streets (ESMS) blasted the City for seeking media coverage of the raids, saying the...

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Faulkner Hospital changes name

October 12, 2012
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JAMAICA HILLS—Faulkner Hospital has lengthened its name to Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital, reflecting its affiliation with the famous teaching hospital. The name change for the 112-year-old hospital at 1153 Centre St. went into effect Oct. 1. “In the last few years, many of the same physicians that you can see at [Brigham and...

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