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Curtis Hall reopens

December 2, 2011
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The Curtis Hall community center at 20 South St. reopened last month after undergoing a $5 million renovation. The historic city building hosts a public swimming pool, gym, basketball court and track. It also holds a wide variety of youth and adult programs and rents out community space for public meetings. The building reopened...

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Whitehaus releases new compilation

December 2, 2011
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A new compilation of JP-based music has been released by Whitehaus Family Records. The album, named “Whitehaus Family Record Family Record vol. 2: Are You in Paradise?” features 25 two-minute tracks from as many artists. All of the artists on the album have lived in JP at some point, and many still do. The...

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Cops: Thief had gas, got the shakes

December 2, 2011
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BROOKSIDE—A man allegedly stole gas and 48 cans of protein shakes from a local nonprofit’s vans in the middle of the night on Nov. 16. Police arrested Emmuanuel Porter-Muhammad, 38, of Roxbury for allegedly siphoning gas and taking the Ensure brand shakes at Community Servings at 18 Marbury Terrace, according to the Boston Police...

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Ross questions school move cost

December 2, 2011
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City Councilor Mike Ross asked the City Financial Commission (FinComm) to investigate Boston Public School’s (BPS) plan to move Mission Hill K-8 School to Jamaica Plain, following the BPS School Committee’s approval of the plan Nov. 15. “They are spending an obscene amount of money to move three schools—close to $10 million,” Ross said...

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Nira Rock to get better entrance

December 2, 2011
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HYDE SQ.—The Nira Rock Urban Wild will get a nicer entrance from Arcola Street under a Boston Parks Department plan slated for the spring. The work could include a new seating area, repaired stone steps and the removal of a chain link fence, according to Parks Department spokesperson Jacque Goddard. The improvements came from...

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3 caught in food license crackdown

December 2, 2011
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Three JP eateries that were previously operating without legally required “common victualler” food service licenses are scheduled to go before the city licensing board next month. Canto 6 Bakery at 3346 Washington St., Monumental Cupcakes at 36 South St. and the Faulkner Hospital, which operates a cafeteria and coffee shop at 1153 Centre St.,...

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Developer picked for green project

December 2, 2011
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Boston-based GFC Development has been selected by the City of Boston to develop a lot at 64 Catherine St. as part of the city’s E+ Green Building Program. GFC, which his working with Utile Architecture and Planning, will build two “net energy-positive” townhouses—that would produce slightly more energy than they use—on the site. They...

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O’Malley calls for ‘open’ city clerk hiring

December 2, 2011
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Amid controversy that the Boston city clerk job will be filled by a former city councilor in a rigged hiring, local Councilor Matt O’Malley is calling for an “open and transparent process.” Former Councilor Maureen Feeney’s rumored bid for the job is controversial as a possible insider deal, as well as for Feeney’s history...

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Thieves raid cars

December 2, 2011
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Nov. 25 was Black Friday not only for stores, but also for thieves who broke into at least 10 cars on Sumner Hill. Police incident reports show only one car break-in that day on Greenough Avenue. But a resident and victim told the Gazette that many more cars were hit. Most of the cars...

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Ross might leave Boston, run for Congress

November 30, 2011
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City Councilor Mike Ross is considering a run to replace retiring Congressman Barney Frank—a move that would require him to move out of Boston and into the 4th Congressional District. But, Ross told the Gazette, he is not yet packing his bags to move back to Newton—where he grew up and Frank lives. Ross’s...

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