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Good Thoughts

July 8, 2011
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New music fest to rock the pond

July 8, 2011
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PONDSIDE—The first annual JP Music Festival will rock Jamaica Pond Park on Aug. 20 with about two-dozen local bands in a free concert. The festival has been established as a nonprofit organization with the intention of making it an annual event. It was founded by well-known JP musician Rick Berlin; Shamus Moynihan, the music...

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Ready for market

July 8, 2011
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Ready for market

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Police seek missing JP woman

July 8, 2011
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Police seek missing JP woman

A Jamaica Plain woman reported missing more than two weeks ago is being sought by the Boston Police Department and private investigators. Amber Ruth DeVoe, 28, was last seen June 21. Since then, she did not show up at her workplace or at a regular softball game, according to friend Sue O’Connell. DeVoe is...

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Health center parking boost OK’d

July 8, 2011
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The Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council (JPNC) voted at its June 28 meeting to support the Brookside Community Health Center’s request to add 15 parking spaces to its 51-space parking lot that runs along Ackley Place. The council approval followed JPNC Zoning Committee approval of the proposal earlier this month. Zoning Committee chair David Baron...

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Route 39 work may start in spring

June 24, 2011
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Harvest bus stop may stay Web Exclusive MBTA senior planner Greg Strangeways told the Gazette last night that planned changes to the MBTA’s bus Route 39—three years in the making—may not happen until next spring. The project includes the elimination of some stops and “bump-out” sidewalk extensions and improved amenities like new shelters and...

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MATCH finds a new home

June 24, 2011
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PARKSIDE—The MATCH Charter Public School is creating a new elementary school in Jamaica Plain for K1 students and 2nd graders later this year. It will also move its middle school from Wachusett Street to 215 Forest Hills St. for the 2012 school year, as Parkside Academy moves out. The school recently signed a purchase...

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T: Maybe we can fund Arborway Yard

June 24, 2011
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The MBTA may have found a way to fund the long-stalled Arborway Yard bus depot project at Washington Street and the Arborway by using a grant provided by the Federal Transit Administration. The idea was announced during a City Council hearing on the environmental impact of the temporary facility on June 13, held by...

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Good Taste

June 24, 2011
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‘SoMo’: A South St. nickname is born

June 24, 2011
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“SoMo”—short for “south of the Monument”—is a new name for South Street’s burgeoning business district being pitched to early praise—and some ridicule—by the local McCormack & Scanlan Real Estate office. “As a lifelong JP resident, kind of faded into the background,” said Karen McCormack, the real estate firm’s co-owner. “SoMo” came...

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