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House plan raises rock-cracking fears

June 10, 2011
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PARKSIDE—A plan to build a house on a rocky lot at the end of Park Lane has neighbors concerned that their foundations or aging retaining walls might crack. The lot’s location atop a high ridge could affect several nearby streets. But the would-be developers of 17 Park Place—Gary Martell and Bob Reissfelder—have promised to...

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Art Lovers

June 10, 2011
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Art Lovers

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No Smoking

June 10, 2011
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No Smoking

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Hello, Kitty

June 10, 2011
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Hello, Kitty

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Beetle Battle

June 10, 2011
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(Courtesy Photo) U.S. Department of Agricultural experts inject pesticide into a tree on the grounds of Faulkner Hospital in Jamaica Hills on June 6. That was the first day of a three-month pesticide injection plan to battle the invasive, tree-killing Asian longhorned beetle, which was found in hospital trees last year.

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Community to look at Washington St. ‘livability’

June 10, 2011
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Ideas for improving the “livability” of the Washington Street corridor between the Arborway and Green Street will be the subject of a June 11 workshop run by the Boston Region Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) June 11. The Saturday morning workshop will include a walk along the corridor before participants return to Doyle’s Café at...

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Eatery break-in fails

June 10, 2011
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HYDE SQ.—A man hurled a cinder block into a window of the El Oriental de Cuba restaurant early on June 4 in an apparent burglary attempt. But the glass only cracked and the suspect ran away, according to El Oriental owner Nobel Garcia. Garcia said there is no apparent connection with the infamous 2005...

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Sports program still homeless

June 10, 2011
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The Roberto Clemente 21 Sports Program has managed to keep its regular season going, despite having been homeless since the Hispanic Office for Planning and Evaluation (HOPE) closed in April. The youth sports program was sponsored and managed by HOPE and Alfredo Liriano, its coordinator, had his office in the HOPE building before he...

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Man guilty in domestic killing

June 10, 2011
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A Dorchester man will spend his life behind bars for the 2009 shotgun murder of his girlfriend’s ex-boyfriend in a Jamaica Plain apartment. Gregorio “Mikey” Lopez, 20, was convicted last week of first-degree murder in the death of Shoughan Morgan at 43 Mozart St. in Hyde Square. The March 11, 2009 killing was the...

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Mayor supports Whole Foods, opposes protesters

June 3, 2011
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WEB EXCLUSIVE Boston Mayor Thomas Menino today told the Gazette that he wholeheartedly supports Whole Foods’ planned move to Jamaica Plain and that local opposition to the store is the work of “a few trying to make it an issue.” “I think Whole Foods is great for the neighborhood. They have done a...

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