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Legislators to hold hearings on lab scandal, meningitis outbreak

November 9, 2012
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State legislators will hold a series of hearings starting Nov. 14 on the state Department of Health (DPH) handling of the meningitis outbreak that has killed at least 30 people and the state drug lab scandal, according to local state Rep. Jeffrey Sánchez. “It’s a really big deal,” said Sánchez. “We want to be...

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Bigger drug lab was rejected in 1986

November 9, 2012
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The William A. Hinton State Laboratory Institute at 305 South St. has been thrust into the spotlight by the state drug lab scandal, but it is not the first time the site has been involved with controversy. About 25 years ago, the state planned to build a separate crime lab and state medical examiner’s...

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Polly Wants a Walk

November 9, 2012
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Polly Wants a Walk

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Winter farmers market to debut

November 9, 2012
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BROOKSIDE—Jamaica Plain’s first cold-season farmers market will debut Nov. 10 at the Our Lady of Lourdes Church Parish Hall at 45 Brookside Ave. The Egleston Farmers Market will feature a wide variety of seasonal foods, including from such JP-based producers as Buckle Farms and Yard Birds. It will run two Saturdays a month in...

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Trees down as storm largely spares JP

November 9, 2012
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Trees and large limbs came down around Jamaica Plain and the rest of the city in the wake of Hurricane or “Superstorm” Sandy on Oct. 29. While the gigantic storm devastated New Jersey and New York City and killed people as far away as Toronto, it was not as strong as predicted here. Unlike...

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Latvian church condo conversion approved

November 9, 2012
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The city’s Zoning Board of Appeals has approved the redevelopment of the former Jamaica Plain Latvian Lutheran Church at 98 Rockview St. into three condos. “The project was just approved” on Oct. 23, Robert Allan, attorney for the project, told the Gazette last week. In the next few months, owner Dennis Coghlan will prepare...

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JP Halloween

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On Stage

November 9, 2012
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On Stage

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JP Citizen, historic newspaper, ceases publishing

November 9, 2012
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JP Citizen, historic newspaper, ceases publishing

The Jamaica Plain Citizen, the local newspaper of record from the 1940s into the 1980s before it faced competition from the Gazette, officially ceased publication last month along with several other papers in its parent company’s chain, according to an email from editor Alice O’Leary obtained by the Gazette. O’Leary of the South Boston-based...

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Casey Overpass safety report is available

November 8, 2012
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The Gazette reported last month about the state Department of Transportation’s (MassDOT) Jan. 16 safety inspection of the Casey Overpass in Forest Hills. (See jamaicaplaingazette.com/2012/10/26/safety-report-casey-often-drops-debris.) The safety report found, among other things, that debris regularly falls off the bridge into safety netting, and that some of its support structures are in such poor condition that...

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