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January 4, 2013
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Italian Home Holiday

January 4, 2013
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Trolley rides again on pub door

January 4, 2013
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CENTRAL JP—The Arborway Line streetcar is running on Centre Street for the first time in 27 years—in the form of a painting, complete with a working headlight, on the door of the Galway House restaurant and bar. The oil painting of a streetcar coming straight at the viewer replaces the formerly plain green front...

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Mini library wrecked, revived

January 4, 2013
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The “JP Free Tiny Library,” a book-swapping box that has become a popular South Street attraction, was destroyed during a Dec. 26-27 storm. But it was back in business by Dec. 28 with a few more bolts and wooden bracing and a fresh stock of books. The house-shaped wooden box at South and Bardwell...

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Report: State Lab safe, but ‘threats’ remain

December 28, 2012
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FOREST HILLS—The William A. Hinton State Laboratory Institute meets standards for safety and quality, but also has management “threats” that could cause future problems, according to an independent report obtained by the Gazette. Those “threats” include a lack of an overall lab safety program, flawed employee reviews and a lack of a full-time, dedicated...

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Mini library wrecked, revived

December 27, 2012
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The “JP Free Tiny Library,” a book-swapping box that has become a popular South Street attraction, was destroyed during a Dec. 26-27 storm. But it was back in business by Dec. 28 with a few more bolts and wooden bracing and a fresh stock of books. The house-shaped wooden box at South and Bardwell...

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City: JPNC is not a government body

December 27, 2012
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The Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council (JPNC) is not a government body, despite its claims to be one in a recent lawsuit, according to the City of Boston. “No. The JPNC is not a municipal body of the City,” said John Guilfoil, deputy press secretary for Mayor Thomas Menino, in an email to the Gazette....

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School shooting memorial removed; pieces go to Newtown

December 26, 2012
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School shooting memorial removed; pieces go to Newtown

A homemade memorial in Monument Square to the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School mass murder was taken down earlier this week, and parts of it are now on display in Newtown, Conn., where the killings happened. The memorial display, composed of crosses, flags and toy animals, was erected Dec. 18 by peace...

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JPNC claims to be government body in lawsuit

December 21, 2012
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The Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council’s lawsuit against the City and a developer is based on a claim that the council is a government body. That claim appears to be unprecedented, and two former JPNC chairs told the Gazette that the council was always understood to be an independent resident group. Just last year, the...

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JPNC lawsuit unclear about who is doing the suing

December 21, 2012
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Who exactly is doing the suing is unclear in the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council’s recent lawsuit against the zoning approval for the 161 S. Huntington Ave. project. The lawsuit was filed by JPNC chair Benjamin Day “in his representative capacity, as chairperson of the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council.” While a quorum of JPNC members voted...

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