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Fishing Season

April 27, 2012
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(Photo by Eric Haynes/Governor’s Office) Gov. Deval Patrick carries a fish into Jamaica Pond alongside JP resident Gerry Wright, in character as Jamaica Pond Park designer Frederick Law Olmsted, during the annual stocking of the pond on April 18. The pond was stocked with 900 rainbow trout, 100 brook trout, 100 brown trout, 50 tiger trout, and several 8-pound salmon, all from state fish hatcheries. Hundreds of children joined in the fishing season kick-off event, along with: Richard Sullivan Jr., secretary of the state Energy and Environmental Affairs office; state Department of Conservation and Recreation Commissioner Edward Lambert Jr.; City Councilor and JP resident Matt O’Malley; and James Hunt, the City of Boston’s chief of energy and environmental services. The pond is stocked several times a year.

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Historic house sees event rentals as preservation

April 27, 2012
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(Photo by Lori DeSantis) The Loring-Greenough House and its garden at 12 South St.

MONUMENT SQ.—The historic Loring-Greenough House is now marketing itself as a unique event-rental spot to boost preservation funds for the 1760 mansion. The 12 South St. mansion is already home to many well-attended arts and cultural events, and offers tours. But those events break even at best financially, said Edward Stanley, president of the Jamaica...

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Court clerk campaign heats up

April 27, 2012
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The election for the clerk of the criminal division of the Suffolk County Superior Court has heated up in recent weeks with current office-holder Maura Hennigan being fined for violating a campaign finance law and being blamed for allowing a murder suspect to be released from prison. But despite the hot temperature of the...

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Vintage shop coming to Centre St.

April 27, 2012
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A women’s vintage clothing store called Café Society plans to open next month at 606 Centre St., after moving here from Brookline, according to manager Lillian DeVane. The hair salon Xposure by Noel, which long occupied the Centre Street spot, is moving into a new building in Jackson Square. Café Society will hold an...

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Helicopter hauls gear atop tower

April 27, 2012
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(Gazette Photo by Courtney Sacco) The helicopter delivers air conditioning equipment to the Jamaicaway Tower roof on April 22.

PONDSIDE—A helicopter landed at Daisy Field and hauled equipment to the roof of the 30-story Jamaicaway Tower on April 22, drawing curious bystanders and blocking Jamaicaway traffic. The $100,000 helicopter ride was the only way to get a new air conditioning device and related gear to the roof of the 111 Perkins St. residential...

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Mayors converge to talk food

April 27, 2012
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Boston Mayor Thomas Menino and nine other mayors from across the country visited the Brewery complex at 284 Amory St. as part of a conference to discuss urban food policy on April 19. The conference discussed policies that impact access to healthy food in urban areas. It was chaired by Menino and Baltimore Mayor...

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Community wants apartment projects reviewed together

April 27, 2012
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S. HUNTINGTON—Community members said they would like two apartment projects proposed for S. Huntington Avenue to be reviewed together at a Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA)-organized meeting on April 11. The developers presented various demolition alternatives for the Home for Little Wanderers site as required by the Boston Landmarks Commission’s (BLC) process. About a dozen...

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Bromley-Heath manager named

April 27, 2012
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JACKSON SQ.—Angel Lopez has been named the manager of the Bromley-Heath public housing development by the Boston Housing Authority (BHA). Lopez is Bromley-Heath’s first manager since the BHA’s still-unexplained takeover from the resident-run Tenant Management Corporation last month. Lopez is an experienced BHA manager who himself grew up in Mission Hill’s public housing, according...

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City Life protests foreclosure eviction

April 27, 2012
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(Gazette Photo by Rebeca Oliveira) Protesters picket outside Heather Gordon’s Wendell Way home on April 20.

EGLESTON SQ.—JP residents and local activists picketed outside a Mendell Way home in a City Life/Vida Urbana-organized eviction blockade on April 20. The homeowner facing eviction, Heather Gordon, was granted a 30-day eviction delay by a bankruptcy court later the same morning. “This has been the fight of my life, to keep this roof...

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Junior editor prints own newspaper

April 27, 2012
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(Gazette Photo by Rebeca Oliveira) Nine-year-old publisher and editor Alexa Wang shows off her newspaper, The Newsome Park Times, during a recent visit to the Gazette office.

PONDSIDE—The Newsome Park Times, written and published by 9-year-old Alexa Wang, is the definition of hyperlocal: the newspaper is targeted to the fewer than 10 houses that comprise Newsome Park. The two-month-old paper includes the street’s news and weather and anything else Wang wants to write about. “I started doing the newspaper in my...

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