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State: Casey is safe after emergency repairs

September 14, 2012
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(Gazette Photo by Rebeca Oliveira) Workers repair the damaged section under the Casey Overpass on Aug. 31.

FOREST HILLS—The state Department of Transportation (MassDOT) maintains the Casey Overpass is safe to drive on and under, following emergency repairs that closed one direction of traffic on Aug. 31. Protective fabric shielding to contain debris previously had been installed on other areas of the overpass. But fabric will not be placed on the...

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JP Music Festival

September 14, 2012
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JP ROCK Coyote Kolb lights up the stage at the Jamaica Plain Music Festival on Sept. 8 at Jamaica Pond Park, where 24 local bands played to hundreds of people.

Photos by Daniella Rascon The second annual Jamaica Plain Music Festival drew hundreds of people to see two-dozen local bands play at Jamaica Pond Park on Sept. 8. The show went on despite bouts of rain. The music fest is already joining the ranks of beloved local traditions, as attested by former JPer Courtney...

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Green prez nominee: Why JP should vote for me

September 14, 2012
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(Courtesy Photo) Dr. Jill Stein.

Jamaica Plain should be voting Green, not Democratic, this fall if it really wants to see its famous progressive ideals in action, said Green Party presidential candidate Dr. Jill Stein in an exclusive Gazette interview. “I think Jamaica Plain is really at the cutting edge of the progressive movement,” said Stein, a Lexington resident...

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Resident pens Forest Hills history book

September 14, 2012
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(Photo Courtesy Boston Public Library Print Department) The Forest Hills Terminal about 1910.

The debate over the Casey Overpass’s fate has drawn passionate activism from some Jamaica Plain residents. Not so for Richard Heath. Instead, it propelled him to write a book about the history of Forest Hills, a neighborhood in JP that the overpass spans. The overpass, which was built in the 1950s, is the State...

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Programa de ingles pierde sus fondos

September 14, 2012
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La Alianza Hispana, una prominente organización latina sin fines de lucro basada en Roxbury está al punto de cerrar su primer programa tras una decisión de Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education’s (DESE) de cortar sus fondos. El retiro se debe a la opinión de DESE que los servicios de La Alianza ya...

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161 S. Huntington project vote canceled

September 14, 2012
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The controversial luxury apartment project proposed for 161 S. Huntington Ave. was removed from yesterday’s Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) board meeting agenda, where it would likely have received an approval. The change was announced Monday. “The developer needs to do more work on it,” BRA spokesperson Melina Schuler told the Gazette. “That’s great news....

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Election results: Hennigan wins clerk race

September 14, 2012
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The Sept. 6 primary election results have been counted, and in the most contentious local race, the incumbent retained the seat. Robert Dello Russo was attempting to unseat Jamaica Plain resident Maura Hennigan for the clerk of the criminal division of the Suffolk County Superior Court. But Hennigan garnered 63 percent of the vote,...

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Menino vetoes redistricting plan

September 14, 2012
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Mayor Thomas Menino on Sept. 6 vetoed the City Council’s redistricting plan, citing a lack of diversity in districts. The council had passed the plan by a 7-6 vote on Aug. 22 and must now go back to the drawing board. The vetoed map did not change Jamaica Plain, but a new map could....

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Warren meets with Latino leaders

September 14, 2012
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PARKSIDE—Elizabeth Warren, the Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate, met privately with Latino community leaders at the home of longtime Jamaica Plain activist Jaime Rodriguez in April. “I really like her,” said Rodriguez, who invited Warren to meet with various leaders at his Montebello Road home. “People are really happy with her.” “They discussed a...

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Ready to Walk

September 14, 2012
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(Courtesy Photo) JP resident Maria Nunez (right) stands with (from left) Candy O’Terry of MAGIC 106.7 radio and Adam Williams of Channel 7 News at the Park Plaza Hotel downtown Aug. 15 for a kickoff breakfast for the American Cancer Society’s upcoming Making Strides Against Breast Cancern fundraiser walk. Nunez is among 40,000 people slated to walk in the Oct. 14 event. For info, see makingstrideswalk.org/bostonma.

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