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Phone scammer said to be JP-based

June 22, 2012
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An alleged telemarketing scam artist who has angered thousands of people around the country is said to be using a Jamaica Plain-based phone number, leading a Minnesota man to call the Gazette for help. “I wondered if you would go over there and ask them if they would please stop calling me. Just tell...

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Comments sought on housing project

June 22, 2012
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The Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) is seeking public comment on its review of the design of a controversial housing project at 207-209 Chestnut Ave. Developer Pat McKenna plans to demolish an existing vacant house and replace it with two two-family houses. Neighbors complain that the plan destroys the 130-year-old house and several trees, and...

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Three wounded in shooting

June 15, 2012
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JACKSON SQ.—Three men were wounded in a shooting last night at 279 Centre St. in the Bromley-Heath housing development, according to the Boston Police Department (BPD). The three unidentified victims all had injuries described as “non-life-threatening,” according to BPD. One victim is 22 years old, another 27, and the age of the third was...

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Park program to hold car-free day on Green St.

June 14, 2012
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A new program to get more people into city parks will close Green Street to cars on Sun., July 15 so that people can “walk, bike, roll, skate or dance” in freedom. The “Open Streets” event is part of Circle the City, a new program headed by Jamaica Plain resident Jessica Parsons. Circle the...

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Casey traffic data accuracy is in doubt

June 8, 2012
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FOREST HILLS—Discrepancies between two Casey Arborway traffic analyses—one publicly released, one not—have been discovered by critics. They show traffic performance to be worse in most cases and better in others than the state previously announced. It is unclear why the new information and traffic data previously presented to the advisory group do not match....

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Summer Stories

June 8, 2012
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(Courtesy Photo) Storyteller Diane Edgecomb (right), a JP resident, and Celtic harper Margot Chamberlain will perform “In the Groves: A Summer Solstice Journey,” an event featuring the telling of tree myths from around the world during a stroll among the trees at Arnold Arboretum on June 15 and 16. See Sights & Sounds listing.

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Nuevo pastor católico aquí para aprender

June 8, 2012
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El reverendo Carlos Flor, el nuevo pastor de las tres parroquias católicas de Jamaica Plain, quiere pasar su primer año aprendiendo de las necesidades de la comunidad, dijo al Gazette en una entrevista la semana pasada. “Estoy muy alegre ir allá,” dijo Flor, quien empezó su puesto de pastor el 5 de junio. Dijo...

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Boutique hotel aims to open this month

June 8, 2012
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A new “boutique” hotel, long in development at 81 S. Huntington Ave., is aiming to open for business on June 25, according to manager Trevor Cross. The 41-room hotel in a former nursing home was originally announced as a possible Comfort Inn. But now it will be EnVision Hotel Boston, an independent hotel with...

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Local resident pens book about BPS

June 8, 2012
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(Photo Courtesy Susan Naimark) Susan Naimark.

Susan Naimark, a Jamaica Plain resident who has lived on Paul Gore Street for 35 years, has written a book about her experience with Boston Public Schools (BPS) as a parent, parent organizer and member of the School Committee. She said the book, titled “The Education of a White Parent: Wrestling with Race and...

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Apartment project awaits BRA decision

June 8, 2012
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S. HUNTINGTON—A project for 190-200 luxury apartments at 161 S. Huntington Ave. is waiting for the Boston Redevelopment Authority’s (BRA) decision on whether it will be built. The project’s developers could choose to revise the project and hold more community meetings, or they could push ahead with the current design. If that is the...

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