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Bridal salon coming to Roslindale Village

May 11, 2012
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After a year in business, jewelry store Marla’s Obsession is expanding to add a bridal boutique. Marla’s Bridal Shop will open at 20 Belgrade Ave. in Roslindale this month. The family business, owned by sisters Tricia, Marla and Melissa Adams, started because of Marla’s love of fashion jewelry, Tricia Adams told the Gazette. “She...

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Affordable housing fading away at Stony Brook

May 11, 2012
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Decreasing affordable housing at Stony Brook Commons on Blue Ledge Drive in Roslindale, formerly High Point Village, has one resident hoping a lawsuit against the property owner will bring back the old days. “I used to know my neighbors,” said Elaine Marin-Ruff, a plaintiff in the lawsuit and member of High Point Families United....

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Former T substation might be renovated

May 11, 2012
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A former MBTA transit substation, built in 1911 and situated at 4228 Washington St. in Roslindale, might finally be renovated into a year-round farmers’ market and event space after sitting vacant for more than 40 years. “It would be amazing,” said Stephanie Cave, executive director of Roslindale Village Main Street (RVMS). RVMS teamed up...

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Law Day celebrates freedom, rights

May 11, 2012
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(Gazette Photo by Rebeca Oliveira) Holy Name Parish School’s sixth grade class poses in front of a fire truck during the West Roxbury Courthouse’s Law Day on April 27.

FOREST HILLS—The Mozart School, Sacred Heart Academy and Holy Name Parish Schools joined the West Roxbury Courthouse in celebrating Law Day on April 27. Law Day is a part of the courthouse’s Reinventing Justice program, which invites students to witness proceedings at the 445 Arborway courthouse and learn about the legal system. Law Day...

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Nira Rock to get $30k in improvements

May 11, 2012
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HYDE SQ.—Jamaica Plain’s urban wild, Nira Rock, is slated to receive $30,000 in improvements this summer. The work is expected to take place by August, and will include an expansion of the park, a new seating area, new stairs leading up the hill, new fencing and new plantings. “The Boston Parks and Recreation Department...

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Changes coming to Route 32 bus

May 11, 2012
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The MBTA presented a plan that would cut 17 stops from the Route 32 bus, and alter, move and add other stops. The Route 32 bus runs from the Forest Hills T station down Hyde Park Avenue in JP. The plan, which was discussed during a community meeting May 1 at the Woodbourne Apartments,...

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Bird Watching

May 11, 2012
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(Photos by Stephen Baird)

A pine warbler (left) and a red-bellied woodpecker (right) are among the birds spotted in Franklin Park in late April. (Photos by Stephen Baird)

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SWCP skate park moves forward

May 11, 2012
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Young organizers are moving ahead with reclaiming a disused area of the Southwest Corridor Park (SWCP) by transforming it into a skate park. The organizers have presented a proposal to the SWCP Parkland Management Advisory Committee (PMAC), along with a model of the proposed changes to the area just south of Minton Street. PMAC...

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Sounding Great

May 11, 2012
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(Courtesy Photo) State Sen. Sonia Chang-Díaz (center), a JP resident, presents an official state Senate citation to officials from JP’s Soundmirror Studios for their achievement in being awarded a Grammy this year for mixing work on the opera “Elmer Gantry” at the State House on April 12. Accepting the award were (from left) Frank Kelley, John Newton, Blanton Alspaugh and Jesse Lewis.

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Franklin Park moves closer to repairs

May 11, 2012
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Franklin Park is a step closer to renovated pathways and entrances after the Boston Parks and Recreation Department (BPRD) received a receptive response to its plan at a community meeting April 30. “I think there is interest from the community for us to do more work like this,” said Margaret Dyson, director of historic...

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