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Harvest Market opens 2nd JP shop

December 21, 2012
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Harvest Market opens 2nd JP shop

FOREST HILLS—Harvest Co-Op Market quietly opened its second Jamaica Plain location last week at 3815 Washington St. in Forest Hills near the Roslindale border. The longtime Harvest grocery store at 57 South St. is remaining open. The new location has some features that South Street does not, including dedicated car parking and expanded bicycle...

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JPNDC to file Jackson Sq. project

December 21, 2012
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JACKSON SQ.—In another big step forward for the redevelopment of Jackson Square, the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development Corporation (JPNDC) was slated this week to file plans for a new low-income apartment building at 75 Amory Ave. The JPNDC expects the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) to hold a community meeting about the 37-unit building plan...

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Who’s There?

December 21, 2012
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Who’s There?

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Developer eyes Goddard House for hotel, housing

December 21, 2012
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S. HUNTINGTON—Tom Donnelly, who was involved with the construction of the new EnVision Hotel, told the Gazette he is interested in developing the now-vacant Goddard House into either an assisted-facility or another hotel. The EnVision Hotel opened this year at 81 S. Huntington Ave. Donnelly, who is a contractor and developer based in Dorchester,...

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S. Huntington ‘vision’ plan questioned, praised

December 21, 2012
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The Boston Redevelopment Authority’s (BRA) first community meeting about creating a “corridor vision” for upcoming S. Huntington Avenue redevelopment drew both questions and support from about 80 residents, officials and developers on Dec. 12 at the Hennigan School at 200 Heath St. The BRA is conducting its “corridor study” in response to community demands...

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Sheriff to join Patrick’s cabinet

December 21, 2012
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Suffolk County Sheriff Andrea Cabral, a Jamaica Plain resident, will join Gov. Deval Patrick’s cabinet next month as the secretary for public safety and security. The move, announced last month, is part of an administration shake-up that also includes JP resident JudyAnn Bigby stepping down as secretary of health and human services. Cabral, who...

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Arsonist imprisoned, blamed for more fires

December 21, 2012
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A Dorchester arsonist was sentenced to 15 years in federal prison last week for setting four fires, including one in Jamaica Plain. The judge also found him responsible for two other, previously unsolved JP fires that were part of an arson spree that terrorized the neighborhood from 2005 to 2009. Jose L. Baez, 41,...

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Hungry Hawk

December 21, 2012
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Hungry Hawk

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Police hold winter coat drive

December 21, 2012
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The local E-13 Police Station at 3347 Washington St. is collecting and distributing winter coats for people in need through Dec. 31. New or gently used coats can be dropped off anytime at the station at the corner of Washington and Green streets. Families interested in getting coats can contact the station at 617-343-5623....

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Hotel completes $25K donation to Jamaica Pond

December 21, 2012
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Hotel completes $25K donation to Jamaica Pond

S. HUNTINGTON—Four years after first committing to do so, the enVision Hotel at 81 S. Huntington Ave. has completed its promised $25,000 donation to the upkeep and maintenance of Jamaica Pond Park. “It’s meant exclusively for the maintenance and restoration of Jamaica Pond,” Jamaica Pond Association (JPA) member John Iappini told the Gazette at...

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