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Candles in the dark

July 22, 2011
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Candles in the dark

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Casey team prefers replacing Shea Circle

July 22, 2011
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Casey team prefers replacing Shea Circle

FOREST HILLS—Design sketches for possible replacements for Shea Circle and re-routing of Morton Street were presented to the Casey Overpass replacement project’s Working Advisory Group (WAG) at its July 13 meeting. The WAG supported turning Shea Circle, the rotary at the eastern end of the Casey Overpass, into a signalized intersection and turning Morton...

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JPNC to consult others on Whole Foods deal

July 22, 2011
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Lacking a clear roadmap for moving forward toward a community benefits agreement (CBA) with Whole Foods, the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council (JPNC) voted at a June 12 meeting to “circle back” and check in with other community groups and elected officials. The JPNC will try to reach out to around a dozen groups in...

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Century-old Valentine finds a home

July 22, 2011
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A long-lost, century-old Valentine card from Jamaica Plain that somehow turned up this year in England is in the mail once again, heading for the hands of the original addressee’s granddaughter. “This really has been a great journey,” said Sarah Swain and Lyndon Berry, the English couple who discovered the card. As the Gazette...

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Doctor’s office closes; records move

July 22, 2011
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MONUMENT SQ.—Atreva Health Care, a doctor’s office that operated for 25 years at 770 Centre St., closed last month, according to Beth Israel Deaconess HealthCare (BIDHC), which took control of Atreva patients’ medical records. Atreva owner Dr. Francisco Trilla, who still lives in JP but now works in California, told the Gazette that his...

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Charter school finds home at church

July 22, 2011
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Starting Sept. 6, the First Baptist Church at 633 Centre St. will have 72 new tenants, not counting teachers. The church will serve as the temporary home of the new Bridge Boston Charter School for the 2011-2012 school year, First Baptist pastor Ashlee Wiest-Laird told the Gazette. “It really helps a lot financially,” to...

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Taking note

July 22, 2011
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Taking note

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Eliot School gets $25K donation

July 22, 2011
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Eliot School gets $25K donation

PONDSIDE—An anonymous $25,000 donation from a Jamaica Plain family to the Eliot School of Fine & Applied Arts is the basis for a new scholarship fund for low-income students. The 24 Eliot St. art school, which specializes in such handicrafts as woodworking, is now seeking matching donations for the fund, according to Director Abigail...

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Ex-food truck puts down stakes in JP

July 22, 2011
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Fill Belly’s—formerly a food truck—reopened as a brick-and-mortar restaurant June 6 at 3381 Washington St. Restaurant proprietor Boswell “Chef Bos” Scott said the small, six-table restaurant is allowing him to expand on what he described as his “funky…urban cultural cuisine”—experimental variations and mixes from different culinary traditions. He serves a variety of “Bosolitos”—Latin American...

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‘Comfort shoes’ store opens

July 22, 2011
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A new shoe store off Centre Street wants to put a new pep in JP’s step. Millipede Shoes, at 7 Pond St., is offering “comfort shoes,” like clogs, in owner’s Rio Tutcik’s first small business venture. It was slated to have a “soft opening” by sometime this week. “Hopefully we can provide comfort shoes...

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