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Best Seat in the House

July 6, 2012
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‘Parklet’ to replace parking spaces

July 6, 2012
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CENTRAL JP—Jamaica Plain will get one of the city’s first “parklets” next year in a new pilot program. A parklet is a small, semi-permanent public space that resembles a deck, created from two to three parking spaces. It may include tables and chairs, bicycle parking or planters, among other options. The first four pilot...

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Community centers may lack written deals

July 6, 2012
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It remains unclear what, if any, operating agreement there is between the City and the local organizations that help run community centers. The only known document covering their operation dates to the 1970s. Earlier this year, a committee was formed to create a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the City’s Boston Centers for Youth...

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Bromley Basketball

July 6, 2012
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A team featuring players from JP’s District E-13 Police Station and the state Probation Department won the 6th annual Meet the Face Behind the Badge basketball tournament June 23-24 at the Bromley-Heath housing development in Jackson Square. The tournament pits public safety officials against civilian teams as a way to build bridges with the...

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Arborway Yard cleans up its act

July 6, 2012
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FOREST HILLS—The MBTA Arborway bus yard is undergoing improvements in an effort to be a better neighbor after being criticized by City inspectors late last year. New, higher-security fencing, gates and video surveillance are all part of the effort to clean up and curb illegal dumping at the facility located at the corner of...

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Mighty Oak

July 6, 2012
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Car-free ‘Open Streets’ details announced

July 6, 2012
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The “Open Streets” car-free event on the Green Street corridor on Sun., July 15, will feature a variety of activities and entertainment, along with parking and traffic restrictions. Part of a new program called Circle the City, Open Streets will run from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Glen Road and Green, Myrtle and...

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‘Sanctuary’ restaurant planned for Blessed Sacrament

July 6, 2012
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HYDE SQ.—A new restaurant is planned for the corner of Creighton and Centre streets on the Blessed Sacrament campus. Centre Street Sanctuary, an “American-style bistro with a little bit of twist,” is expected to open at 365 Centre St. by Oct. 1, owner Adam Rutstein told the Gazette. Sanctuary is planned to accommodate many...

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JP Library gets $75k in fixes; renovation on hold

July 6, 2012
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SUMNER HILL—The Jamaica Plain Branch of the Boston Public Library (BPL) will receive $75,000 from the City for improvements in the next fiscal year, $50,000 short of what BPL trustees requested, but a full renovation remains on hold. That follows a tantalizing hint dropped by Mayor Thomas Menino in May, suggesting that the branch...

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Criminal complaints fly in pizza shop shutdown

July 6, 2012
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HYDE SQ.—The former owner of the Slice O’ Pie pizza shop and his ex-landlord have filed criminal complaints against each other for alleged larceny and threats following the shop’s abrupt shutdown in late May. Meanwhile, an ex-employee says the workers were never told the closure was coming and remain unpaid after losing their jobs....

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