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JPNC report is late; members resign

June 10, 2011
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At least two members of the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council’s Ad Hoc Whole Foods Committee resigned this week, following the committee’s failure to meet a May 31 deadline to produce a report on the impact of Whole Foods’ planned move to Hyde Square. Speaking to the Gazette last week, Ad Hoc Committee chair Steve...

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Mayor, Task Force support grocer

June 10, 2011
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Boston Mayor Thomas Menino and Hyde Square Task Force head Claudio Martinez both added their voices to the chorus supporting Whole Foods’ planned move to Hyde Square last week. Martinez told the Gazette that the Task Force has also joined the Hyde/Jackson Business Association in opposing the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development Corporation’s bid to...

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Train track work to run all night

June 10, 2011
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SOUTHWEST CORRIDOR—They’ll be working on the railroad all the live-long day—and all night, too. The track replacement work on the Southwest Corridor—which begins tomorrow and will last three months—will run 24 hours a day on weekends and between 11 p.m. and 5 a.m. on weekdays, according to Massachusetts Bay Commuter Railroad spokesperson Tom Halkin....

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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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