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JP Library to get long-planned renovation

December 7, 2012
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SUMNER HILL—After a six-year delay, the Jamaica Plain branch of the Boston Public Library (BPL) is gearing up for the building’s first major renovation since the 1960s. But it’s unclear how large the scope of the renovation might be. “This is a commitment to a full renovation and making a really great...

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Arts programs return to English High

December 7, 2012
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Fifty years after losing its voice, music is returning to English High School with a gala dinner and performance at the school on Dec. 19. After all English High’s arts programs were cut back in the 1960s, new headmaster Ligia Noriega-Murphy has tasked music teacher Eytan Wurman to bring them back. “Some of the...

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Egleston Tree-Lighting

December 7, 2012
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The annual Egleston Holiday Celebration at the Peace Garden on Washington Street Dec. 1 featured a tree-lighting and caroling. Boston Express Multi Services was announced as the winner of Egleston Square Main Street’s decoration contest.

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Hyde/Jackson Trust Fund gives away last of $500K

December 7, 2012
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After 15 years of supporting local nonprofits and businesses, the Hyde/Jackson Square Community Benefits Trust Fund recently gave away the last of its $500,000 and shut down. “We’ve enjoyed a good run,” said trust fund board member David Worrell. “We’ve reached the end of the road. We knew it wouldn’t last forever.” The Trust...

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State drug lab was not accredited

December 7, 2012
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The state drug lab at the heart of the tainted evidence scandal was not accredited, it was revealed during a state legislature hearing on Nov. 28, according to local state Rep. Jeffrey Sánchez. Accreditation is a process where an outside agency certifies an organization as meeting industry standards. The state drug lab scandal involves...

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Thanksgiving Football

December 7, 2012
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VA garage site has early a.m. work

December 7, 2012
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S. HUNTINGTON—New work, some of it in the early morning, is under way at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center garage construction site at 150 S. Huntington Ave., where noise previously has been an issue for neighbors. A large crane was moved to the site on Nov. 26 and delivery of large sections of pre-cast...

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Mini Library

December 7, 2012
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Route 39 project delayed again

December 7, 2012
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Dangerous stop moved The Route 39 bus improvement project has been delayed another season, starting spring 2013 instead of this winter, according to MBTA spokesperson Joe Pesaturo. He also announced a dangerous Monument Square stop has been moved. The project has been repeatedly delayed. The MBTA said in September that the project was being...

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BRA ‘corridor plan’ meeting scheduled

December 7, 2012
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The Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) will host a community meeting Weds., Dec. 12 to “start the conversation” on the first draft of a S. Huntington Avenue “corridor plan,” BRA spokesperson Melina Schuler told the Gazette. The meeting is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. at the Hennigan School at 200 Heath St. The first community meeting...

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