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Occupy JP marches on Centre St.

December 16, 2011
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(Gazette Photo by John Ruch) Occupy JP protesters march on Centre Street on Dec. 11.

Occupy JP held two protest marches on Centre Street in recent weeks, with stops at corporate chains and community institutions, in the new group’s debut actions. “Occupy JP is mobilizing to protect the working classes,” went the rallying cry that began the Dec. 4 and 11 marches. The group was formed by socialist activists...

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Overpass decision is delayed

December 16, 2011
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Activists debate options Supporters of two different futures for the Forest Hills area are mobilizing in the wake of the state’s postponement of its decision about the Casey Overpass replacement. Originally scheduled for this week, the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) announcement of the replacement plan for the failing Casey Overpass has been postponed...

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Youth center gets neighbors’ support

December 16, 2011
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Teenagers from the South Street housing development’s Youth Center are now making house calls. In response to neighbors interested in learning more about the center at 15 St. Rose St., two center youths, John Mejia and Jamilex Paulino, appeared as the featured speakers at a house party hosted by St. Rose Street resident Christy...

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Casey para el 2012

December 16, 2011
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Massachusetts Department of Transportation ha postergado “hasta mediados de enero” la decisión sobre el futuro del proyecto que se viene discutiendo hace tiempo bajo el nombre de “Casey Overpass”; es decir, el paso a desnivel Casey. Según proponen los encargados del DOT “esto permitirá a los residentes del área adquirir más conocimiento del proyecto...

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Tree Time

December 16, 2011
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(Gazette Photo by Courtney Sacco) Anais Villalona, 5, decorates the holiday tree in the Egleston Square Peace Garden on Washington Street on Dec. 10 with a little help from Boston Police Officer Carlos Martinez.

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Lynch embraces new district

December 16, 2011
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(Courtesy Photo) U.S. Rep. Stephen Lynch.

Congressman Stephen Lynch is a fan of controversial plan that significantly expands the district he represents in Jamaica Plain, he told the Gazette in a phone interview last week. “I think it’s great. The driving force behind redistricting was trying to come up with a district that is minority-majority. Everyone had to bend a...

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Cemetery Trust holds buried treasure

December 16, 2011
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Forest Hills Cemetery’s troubled arts trust owns over $125,000 in historic artifacts that are not on public view, despite the trust’s educational mission. As part of its $340,000 in assets, the Forest Hills Educational Trust (FHET) lists rare treasures: paintings, sculptures and first editions that are related to people buried in the cemetery. FHET...

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Playtime

December 16, 2011
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(Courtesy Photo) Franklin Park Coalition board member Merlin Southwick and granddaughter Abigail try out the new El Parquesito de Hermandad playground in Franklin Park during its grand opening on Nov. 27. The playground is the work of the Play2Dream Foundation and the Boston Parks and Recreation Department.

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Arborway Yard goes on problem property list

December 16, 2011
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In a City of Boston first, a publicly-owned property has been placed on the “problem properties” list. The Arborway bus yard joined fire hazards, abandoned homes and rat-infested properties this month. City inspectors will go out soon to view the site, Colleen Kennedy, an Inspectional Services Department (ISD) representative, said at a Dec. 7...

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Home, Sweet Home

December 16, 2011
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(Courtesy Photo) JP resident Justin Paik (second from left) was on the team that won the “most realistic” category in the Home for Little Wanderers’ annual gingerbread house decorating competition on Dec. 1 at its S. Huntington Avenue complex. On the team were (from left): WCVB-TV’s Bianca de la Garza; NECN-TV’s Tonya Mezrich; Mandarin Oriental Hotel Chef Nelson Paz; Paik; Joshua Pires; and Dana Williams. Gingerbread houses from the competition are on display in JP, including at JP Seafood Café and the Station 8 salon.

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