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Roslindale Neighbors: Flaherty Pool renovation questioned

October 26, 2012
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Some Roslindale residents are saying the year-long closing of the Boston Centers for Youth & Families (BCYF) Flaherty Pool for renovations is too long, that some portions of the project are unnecessary and that the City’s community process was inadequate. The City countered that the renovation is needed, the community outreach was “sufficient” and...

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Roslindale Neighbors: JP’s Eliot School brings art to Rozzie students

October 26, 2012
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By Abigail Norman, Special to the Gazette For the first time in recent memory, all Boston Public School students in Roslindale will have art classes this year. This milestone comes, in part, through the hard work of Jamaica Plain’s Eliot School of Fine and Applied Arts, which is spearheading the efforts of principals, art...

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Roslindale Neighbors: Rozzie water store offers fresh alternative

October 26, 2012
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Since the 1980s, The Ice Box, located on the border of Jamaica Plain at 3892 Washington St. in Roslindale, has been bringing spring water to locals. At first, the water came from a spring in Vermont until the business switched to Triple Springs in Connecticut, according to Luis Morales, a Roslindale resident and 12-year...

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Roslindale Neighbors: Homeowners go green to save money

October 26, 2012
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Homeowners in Roslindale and Jamaica Plain are renovating their home for the good of the planet and their wallets. Joseph LaRusso, owner of 9 Beryl St. in Roslindale, added solar panels to his roof after it sprung a leak. Edith Buhs and Peter Thomson, owners of 61 Hampstead Road in JP, completely renovated the...

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Roslindale Neighbors: Rozzie real estate market warming up

October 26, 2012
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The Roslindale real estate market is on its way up, real estate agents told the Gazette. “It’s going good, going up. People are buying,” said Dru Akins, a real estate agent with ‪Olde Bostonian Realty‬ on Washington Street. “It’s not as good as some other areas.” Akins estimates that the current market is performing...

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Green Building

October 26, 2012
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JP doctor moonlights as singer

October 26, 2012
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Liz Mitchell is able to have her cake and eat it, too. The Jamaica Plain resident is an emergency room doctor and musician, two passions in her life. “It’s the best of both worlds,” said Mitchell, a singer-songwriter who recently released her second album, “Pretty House.” She added, “They both are hard jobs. I...

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Homeless care project wins appeal

October 26, 2012
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PARKSIDE—A proposed care and housing facility for the homeless on Walnut Avenue has won an appeal of a lawsuit that would have stopped the project. The plaintiffs have until Nov. 1 to file a last possible appeal to the state’s highest court. The developers, Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development Corporation (JPNDC) and Boston Health Care...

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Latvian Church may become condos

October 26, 2012
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The Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council (JPNC) Zoning Committee voted to support the redevelopment of the Jamaica Plain Latvian Lutheran Church at 98 Rockview St. at its Oct. 11 meeting. The committee supported the project in large part because owner Dennis Coghlan is planning to save the church building, committee member Michael Reiskind told the...

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1 wounded in Bromley-Heath shooting

October 26, 2012
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JACKSON SQ.—A man was shot in the leg in a burst of gunfire that also hit six vehicles in the Bromley-Heath housing development on the night of Oct. 11, according to a Boston Police Department (BPD) report. Police officers patrolling Parker Street around 8 p.m. saw the unidentified victim, aged 18 or 19, running...

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