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Winter farmers market to debut

November 9, 2012
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BROOKSIDE—Jamaica Plain’s first cold-season farmers market will debut Nov. 10 at the Our Lady of Lourdes Church Parish Hall at 45 Brookside Ave. The Egleston Farmers Market will feature a wide variety of seasonal foods, including from such JP-based producers as Buckle Farms and Yard Birds. It will run two Saturdays a month in...

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Trees down as storm largely spares JP

November 9, 2012
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Trees and large limbs came down around Jamaica Plain and the rest of the city in the wake of Hurricane or “Superstorm” Sandy on Oct. 29. While the gigantic storm devastated New Jersey and New York City and killed people as far away as Toronto, it was not as strong as predicted here. Unlike...

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Latvian church condo conversion approved

November 9, 2012
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The city’s Zoning Board of Appeals has approved the redevelopment of the former Jamaica Plain Latvian Lutheran Church at 98 Rockview St. into three condos. “The project was just approved” on Oct. 23, Robert Allan, attorney for the project, told the Gazette last week. In the next few months, owner Dennis Coghlan will prepare...

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JP Halloween

November 9, 2012
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On Stage

November 9, 2012
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On Stage

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JP Citizen, historic newspaper, ceases publishing

November 9, 2012
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JP Citizen, historic newspaper, ceases publishing

The Jamaica Plain Citizen, the local newspaper of record from the 1940s into the 1980s before it faced competition from the Gazette, officially ceased publication last month along with several other papers in its parent company’s chain, according to an email from editor Alice O’Leary obtained by the Gazette. O’Leary of the South Boston-based...

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Casey Overpass safety report is available

November 8, 2012
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The Gazette reported last month about the state Department of Transportation’s (MassDOT) Jan. 16 safety inspection of the Casey Overpass in Forest Hills. (See jamaicaplaingazette.com/2012/10/26/safety-report-casey-often-drops-debris.) The safety report found, among other things, that debris regularly falls off the bridge into safety netting, and that some of its support structures are in such poor condition that...

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Obama, Warren win as JP votes big

November 7, 2012
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Obama, Warren win as JP votes big

There was a large local turnout for the Nov. 6 election with Jamaica Plain residents facing long lines at some polling stations. President Barack Obama won reelection, challenger Elizabeth Warren topped incumbent U.S. Senator Scott Brown, and the state approved medical marijuana. JP residents also saw the beginnings of the 2013 mayoral race. Will...

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Underground music, arts venue Whitehaus to shut down

November 6, 2012
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Underground music, arts venue Whitehaus to shut down

The Whitehaus, an artist commune and influential underground music venue at 10 Seaverns Ave., is facing its final months after a police raid of an October show and the landlord’s decision not to offer a new lease, according to Whitehaus member Sam Potrykus. “Our time has come…It’s over,” said Potrykus, who was summoned to...

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Some JP residents missing ballot booklets

November 5, 2012
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By Peter Shanley and John Ruch Some Jamaica Plain residents have not received the state booklet that details the three binding questions that will appear on the ballot tomorrow. A woman, who wished not to be named, called the Gazette to say that many residents at the 147-unit Forbes Building at 545 Centre St....

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