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Chef, author injured in bike crash

April 27, 2012
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CANARY SQ.—A Jamaica Plain chef and bestselling cookbook author was injured April 6 when her bicycle hit a car door at Centre and Moraine streets. Didi Emmons said she spent a night in the hospital with a concussion after the accident in a post on her Facebook page. She noted that she fell in...

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Fire leaves 14 homeless

April 25, 2012
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A porch fire at an 83 Paul Gore St. residential building has left 14 people homeless until repairs are made. The Boston Fire Department did not respond to Gazette questions about the cause of the April 20 fire. A fund to assist the residents has been set up through the Neighbors for Neighbors organization...

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Jackson Sq. property to become parking lot

April 25, 2012
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JACKSON SQ.—Local developer Mordechai Levin is planning on turning the property at 41 Amory St. into an 84-vehicle parking lot. “To be honest with you, much of Jamaica Plain needs more parking. Much of the city needs more parking. It’s an old city,” said Levin. The site was previously used for “wrecking, dismantling and...

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Police seek school sex crime suspect

April 25, 2012
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SUMNER HILL—A man exposed his genitals to children outside a local school on April 24 and is being sought by police, according to the Boston Police Department (BPD). The suspect, described as a short white male in blue jeans, reportedly approached children playing outside the Hollow Reed School at 93 Sedgwick St. around 10:30...

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Court clerk violated campaign law, must pay $2K

April 18, 2012
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Maura Hennigan, the clerk of the Suffolk County criminal court system and a JP resident, violated campaign finance law last year and must pay $2,000, the state Office of Campaign and Political Finance ruled yesterday. Hennigan had court employees label envelopes intended for sending out her political campaign materials, with the work done in...

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Construction chopper to slow J-way traffic on Sunday

April 17, 2012
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PONDSIDE—A helicopter is slated to land at Daisy Field and haul equipment to the roof of the 30-story Jamaicaway Tower on Sun., April 22, resulting in some traffic restrictions on the Jamaicaway, according to the president of the tower’s board of directors. The $100,000 helicopter ride is the only way to get a new...

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Apartments slated for Indian site

April 13, 2012
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S. HUNTINGTON—A large apartment complex with 190 to 200 units is being planned for a parcel next to the North American Indian Center of Boston (NAICOB) on S. Huntington Avenue, according to a Letter of Intent filed with the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) last week by Cedar Valley Development. The multi-building development will include...

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Residente de JP es nuevo representante latino

April 13, 2012
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(Photo by Luzportfolio Boston) Miguel Chávez.

Residente de JP Miguel Chávez ha sido seleccionado como el nuevo representante latino para el alcalde Thomas Menino. La comunidad latina ha crecido durante años y tiene mucho que hacer, dijo Chávez al Gazette. El será un vínculo entre los latinos de Boston y el alcalde. “Quiero darle la bienvenida a Miguel a mi...

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Casey Arborway adds 7th lane

April 13, 2012
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(Image from MassDOT) This view of a MasDOT Casey Arborway illustration, magnified by the Gazette, shows the “seventh lane” to the right of the Washington Street intersection. The lane is barely noticeable in the original illustration.

The latest sketch for the Casey Arborway project shows a new, additional turning lane. The so-called seventh lane, which allows westbound buses to turn south from Route 203 into the lower busway at Forest Hills station, was shown but not announced at the public meeting on March 29 at English High School. The change...

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Cemetery chief talks future of art programs

April 13, 2012
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The abrupt, mysterious suspension of popular arts programs at Forest Hills Cemetery last year was actually part of a “positive” reevaluation process that is getting the programs back on track, cemetery CEO George Milley told the Gazette this week in the first detailed interview given by any insider in the controversy. “I think it’s...

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