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July 5, 2013
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101 Brookley Road is sold

July 5, 2013
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A long-vacant property at 101 Brookley Road was sold late last week for over $2 million to a limited liability company (LLC). Chestnut Hill-based Buildex Real Estate, LLC bought the property from Boston-based Planet Street, LLC on June 27 for $2.18 million, according to public land records. “We’re really interested to hear what that...

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Jackson Sq. development gets added units

July 5, 2013
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The Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development Corporation’s (JPNDC) plan for a low-income apartment project at 75 Amory Ave. has changed slightly since it was filed with the City in January, as two units have been added to the proposal. “Basically, we are trying to get the greatest number of units within the envelope of the...

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Troubled mansion under repairs

July 5, 2013
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SUMNER HILL—A decaying and vacant mansion at 28 Alveston St. is undergoing repairs, though neighbors remain unhappy at how fast they are happening. The house used to belong to Ellen Robinson until her death last year. Christopher Robinson, the representative of her estate, is her nephew and is heading the property’s cleanup. The house...

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Men’s boutique opens on Centre St.

July 5, 2013
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JP CENTER—A new men’s clothing and accessory boutique opened at 606 Centre St. early last month. Caramelo Clothing Company, named after the Spanish word for caramel, offers designer clothing, accessories and body care products, many of which are created in Massachusetts. “Caramels are sweet, warm and delicious and the good ones stick with you...

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Goddard House property sale process continues

June 26, 2013
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S. HUNTINGTON—The sale process of the former Goddard House property is moving forward, but the exact status of where it stands is disputed. According to a developer, the property is under agreement to be sold to an unknown buyer. But Diana Pisciotta, spokesperson for the Goddard House, said the property is “not yet” under...

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Supreme Court strikes down same-sex marriage benefits ban

June 26, 2013
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The U.S. Supreme Court today struck down a core section of the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), which bans same-sex married couples from receiving various benefits that opposite-sex married couples do. DOMA’s benefits provision previously had been ruled unconstitutional by lower courts, including in a landmark case last year that included a Jamaica...

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Markey wins U.S. Senate seat

June 26, 2013
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Democratic U.S. Rep. Ed Markey (5th District) beat Republican Gabriel Gomez to claim the U.S. Senate seat left vacant by John Kerry. Third-party candidate Richard Heos, who represents the Twelve Visions Party, came in a distant third. Markey, who campaigned in Jamaica Plain at J.P. Licks and had a Hyde Square office, garnered about...

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Violent Femmes singer to play JP show tonight

June 24, 2013
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Gordon Gano, the singer/violinist for the 1980s hit band Violent Femmes, will perform at tonight’s JP Music Festival fund-raiser show at Tres Gatos restaurant and bookstore in a last-minute surprise appearance. Gano will perform around 9 p.m. and likely will play with the event’s main performer, the JP Americana-rock band Tallahassee, according to festival...

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BPS to offer free summer meals for kids

June 21, 2013
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Boston Public Schools will serve free breakfast and lunch to any children and youths ages 4-18 at more than 140 sites around the city this summer starting July 1. The annual program to ensure good nutrition for kids in need will run through Aug. 30. No registration or ID are needed. The full list...

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