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JPNC Forest Hills Committee to add members

June 20, 2014
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The Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council (JPNC) is expecting to add community and JPNC members to an ad hoc committee about various Forest Hills developments at its June 24 meeting. Current members include Anne Barrett, Bernie Doherty, Kristy Nardone, Mike O’Connor, Kyle Smith, JPNC Chair Kevin Moloney, Michael Reiskind and Jerry O’Connor as Interim Chair....

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New Egleston Sq. festival postponed

June 20, 2014
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Celebrate Egleston Square, a new neighborhood arts and music festival, has been postponed to August. It was originally scheduled for June 28. The festival, planned to become an annual event, is slated include music acts Willy Rodriguez Salsa Quintet, James “JC” Carr and Fernandito Ferrer, from Puerto Rico. The day was also planned to...

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Sailing On

June 20, 2014
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Sailing On

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No baby geese for Jamaica Pond

June 20, 2014
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Soggy weather prevented Jamaica Pond Park from seeing its typical spring parade of baby Canada geese, according to the City Parks Department. Ryan Woods, director of external affairs for the City’s Parks and Recreation Department, told the Gazette that no goose nests were found at their usual nesting site on the Jamaica Pond Island....

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Hyde Park Ave. project to shrink

June 20, 2014
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Developer Fred Starikov of City Realty Group said he has heeded to neighbors’ concerns, reducing a proposed four-story project at 38-42 Hyde Park Ave. to three stories. Starikov had originally proposed demolishing the existing structure and replacing it with a four-story building. The first floor would have commercial space towards the front facing Hyde...

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‘Battle of the Bars’ raises funds for JP Music Fest

June 20, 2014
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What does JP do to raise funds for the JP Music Festival (JPMF)? Host a battle of the bands, of course. The June 10 event at the Midway Café at 3496 Washington St. may have the makings of an annual tradition. Organizer Rick Berlin, local longtime musician and JPMF organizer, told the Gazette the...

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Political Art

June 20, 2014
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Political Art

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JP Pets: Tips for keeping pooches cool and safe this summer

June 20, 2014
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With the weather finally warming up, the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (MSPCA) warns dog-owners that heat and summer activities can be dangerous to their canine companions. The MSPCA gave the Gazette its top five tips for keeping dogs safe this summer: 1. Exercise safely. Try to exercise pets in...

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Back in the Saddle

June 20, 2014
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Back in the Saddle

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JP Pets: MSPCA pushes for new animal welfare laws

June 20, 2014
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The Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (MSPCA), which includes a hospital and adoption center at 350 S. Huntington Ave., takes care of animals in more than one way. The MSPCA is working on new laws to improve the lives of Massachusetts’s furry residents. MSPCA spokesperson Rob Halpin told the Gazette...

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