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October 26, 2012
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JP doctor moonlights as singer

October 26, 2012
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Liz Mitchell is able to have her cake and eat it, too. The Jamaica Plain resident is an emergency room doctor and musician, two passions in her life. “It’s the best of both worlds,” said Mitchell, a singer-songwriter who recently released her second album, “Pretty House.” She added, “They both are hard jobs. I...

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Homeless care project wins appeal

October 26, 2012
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PARKSIDE—A proposed care and housing facility for the homeless on Walnut Avenue has won an appeal of a lawsuit that would have stopped the project. The plaintiffs have until Nov. 1 to file a last possible appeal to the state’s highest court. The developers, Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development Corporation (JPNDC) and Boston Health Care...

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Latvian Church may become condos

October 26, 2012
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The Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council (JPNC) Zoning Committee voted to support the redevelopment of the Jamaica Plain Latvian Lutheran Church at 98 Rockview St. at its Oct. 11 meeting. The committee supported the project in large part because owner Dennis Coghlan is planning to save the church building, committee member Michael Reiskind told the...

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1 wounded in Bromley-Heath shooting

October 26, 2012
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JACKSON SQ.—A man was shot in the leg in a burst of gunfire that also hit six vehicles in the Bromley-Heath housing development on the night of Oct. 11, according to a Boston Police Department (BPD) report. Police officers patrolling Parker Street around 8 p.m. saw the unidentified victim, aged 18 or 19, running...

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Norbert School building plan filed

October 26, 2012
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The Norbert School Associates, who have plans to develop the Norbert School building on the Blessed Sacrament campus into 21 market-rate apartments, recently filed the project with the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA). The Norbert, a historic, 14,865-square-foot building, will be rehabilitated and the facade restored to a standard approved by the Boston Landmarks Commission,...

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Good Reading

October 26, 2012
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The Jamaica Pond Lantern Parade

October 26, 2012
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Children and adults alike welcomed autumn with the annual Lantern Parade around Jamaica Pond on Oct. 20 and 21, sponsored by Jamaica Plain’s Spontaneous Celebrations. Parade-goers carried handmade, candlelit lanterns around the pond while enjoying live music, fresh-pressed apple cider and more. These photos were taken on Oct. 21. (Photos by Daniella Rascón)  

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Agreement reached on school bus traffic

October 26, 2012
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JP SOUTH—While the new school bus traffic on Carolina Avenue serving the Mission Hill K-8 School is improving, officials will shut down three local streets in the afternoon to keep things safe and smooth for buses, it was announced at an Oct. 16 meeting at the school. Neighbors who have criticized the surprise plan...

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Forum covers religious response to climate change

October 26, 2012
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The Jamaica Plain Forum will host climate change activist Bill McKibben, along with four clergy of different faiths, at an event geared to building a climate change plan this Sunday. “Bill McKibben may be the world’s foremost activist and scholar on global climate change,” Coordinator for the Jamaica Plain Forum Greg Buckland told the...

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