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BPS: Buses will run on time

September 14, 2012
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Boston Public School (BPS) Superintendent Carol Johnson discussed plans to improve busing schedules this school year that include addressing a street closure in Jamaica Plain during a roundtable interview with reporters last week. BPS’s new transportation director, Carl Allen, a JP resident, and Johnson have been hard at work on getting bus schedules timed...

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Whole Foods adds seating

September 14, 2012
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HYDE SQ.—Whole Foods Market debuted outdoor and indoor seating at its 413 Centre St. grocery store on Sept. 10. The store received City approval earlier this year for 16 outdoor and 22 indoor seats. The store issued a photo showing metal chairs and small metal tables.

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Arboretum Place Harvest opening delayed

September 14, 2012
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Arboretum Place Harvest opening delayed

FOREST HILLS—The opening for the new Arboretum Place Harvest Co-op Market on Washington Street has been delayed to December. Harvest Director of Membership and Community Relations Chris Durkin told the Gazette that pushing the opening from September to December was the result of construction delays. Arboretum Place is located at the corner of Ukraine...

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Garden Winners

September 14, 2012
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(Courtesy Photo) JP resident Jamie Day (right) and his children celebrates his third-place win in the porch/balcony category in Mayor Menino’s 2012 Garden Contest, along with (from left) winner Kimberly Roberts of East Boston and Angela Menino, wife of the mayor, at the Public Garden on Aug. 28. Other JP winners included Myrna Balk (first place, senior garden) and Walter Janulewicz and Tim Otte (third place, large yard garden).

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Body found in Jamaica Pond

September 14, 2012
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PONDSIDE—A person found dead in Jamaica Pond on Aug. 31 apparently was the victim of an accidental or self-inflicted drowning, according to the Boston Police Department (BPD). Detectives are investigating the death as a “non-homicide,” according to BPD. The body was found around 8 a.m. The female victim was pronounced dead at the scene,...

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Pop-up parklets may come Sept. 21

September 14, 2012
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Boston Transportation Department (BTD) is allowing community members to claim parking spaces as temporary parklets on Sept. 21. This is a separate movement from the City’s parklet program, which is expected to create a semi-permanent parklet on Seaverns Avenue next year. Sept. 21 observes “Park(ing) Day”, an international movement to reclaim parking spaces as...

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Fallen officers to be honored

September 14, 2012
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Wreaths will be placed on three signs in Jamaica Plain that mark spots where police officers died in the line of duty as part of a Boston Police Department (BPD) memorial motorcycle ride on Sun., Sept. 16. The “Ride to Remember” will be a motorcycle parade from Fenway Park to BPD’s Mobile Operations headquarters...

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JP library closing for electrical upgrade

September 14, 2012
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SOUTH ST.—The Jamaica Plain Branch of the Boston Public Library (BPL) at 12 Sedgwick St. will be closed from Nov. 17 to Dec. 3 to undergo electrical upgrades. The JP Branch will also have all its lighting fixtures rebuilt and rewired to accommodate higher efficiency bulbs. The work was approved as part of $75,000...

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JP Historical Society turns 25, aims for nonprofit status

September 14, 2012
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The Jamaica Plain Historical Society is turning 25 this year and working to become an official nonprofit to celebrate. This year will also see the return of Historical Society-organized lectures and a film screening about the elevated Orange Line to be held in JP this fall. “We’ve been kicking around the idea [of making...

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Sedgwick Slog

September 14, 2012
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(Courtesy Photo) Dozens of runners gather on Sedgwick Street on Sept. 8 for the annual “Sedgwick SLOG” relay race through the neighborhood and around Jamaica Pond, sponsored by Vee Vee restaurant. The winning team of Rebecca Weintraub, Pat Banfield, Randal Engelmann and Breton Hornblower finished the 12-mile course in 1 hour, 30 minutes and 12 seconds. For info on next year’s SLOG, email dan@danjanis.com.

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