Roslindale Neighbors: Therapists specialize in post-partum family care

May 9, 2014
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A therapy practice, recently transplanted to Roslindale, specializes in treating the whole family after the birth of a new baby. While it is common for new mothers to suffer from post-partum depression after a birth, psychotherapist Jen Erbe Leggett and her partners at The Legett Group, located at 4238 Washington St., also treat co-parents,...

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Hyde Park Ave. project zoning hearing delayed

May 9, 2014
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The developer City Realty is postponing a zoning hearing on its plan to demolish a Hyde Park Avenue commercial building and replace it with a four-story, mixed-use one. The plan for 38-42 Hyde Park Ave. was slated for a May 9 hearing before the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council Zoning Committee. According to a meeting...

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Residents want affordable housing for Heath St.

May 9, 2014
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Residents told the City’s Department of Neighborhood Development (DND) that they support plans for new housing– especially affordable housing—on a group of 10 vacant parcels on Bromley, New Heath and Parker streets. DND Senior Development Officer for Housing John Feuerbach told the Gazette that residents strongly supported housing, especially affordable housing, and possibly a...

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Woman shot in Egleston Sq.

May 9, 2014
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A woman was shot on Walnut Park just after midnight on Sun., April 27, according to the Boston Police Department. She was taken to Brigham and Women’s Hospital while conscious. Boston Police did not release any information regarding a suspect. There appeared to be ballistic damage to two nearby cars and a cement wall,...

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Gas and sewer work comes to Hyde Sq.

May 9, 2014
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National Grid will be digging up part of Centre Street in Hyde Square starting this week to replace natural gas pipes—a project that will last four to six months. When that work is done, the Boston Water and Sewer Commission will do its own repairs in the same area. The work will affect the...

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Editorial: Updating Hyde and Monument Squares

May 9, 2014
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The Boston Transportation Department’s revival of plans to improve the Hyde Square rotary is good news. The general idea of tightening car lanes and expanding public space will make Hyde Square much safer for pedestrians and create elbow room for local businesses and public art. For these same reasons, BTD should not give up...

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Editorial: Commemorating marriage equality

May 9, 2014
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May 17, 2004 is one of those dates that civil rights activists will remember 100 years from now: the day legal same-sex marriage licenses became available in Massachusetts and for the first time anywhere in the U.S. So it is appropriate that we mark the 10th anniversary as a start. That achievement came because...

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Invitacion, May 9, 2014

May 9, 2014
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El plazo para la lista de eventos es el 20 de mayo al mediodía para la publicación del 23 de mayo. Mande a reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Atención: Marca el 617 antes de los números que salen abajo. Reuniones Policía de Boston Distrito E-13, Planificación estratégica: 15 mayo, Comisaría de distrito E-13. Reunión sobre las relaciones entre...

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DA seeks JP applicants for Youth Advisory Council

May 9, 2014
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Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel Conley is recruiting young leaders from Jamaica Plain to help staff his Youth Advisory Council, a 21-member body drawn from across the region to provide input on policy, legislation and crime-fighting strategies affecting young people. “Young people today are smarter and more sophisticated than ever before,” Conley said. “They’re...

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On the Police Beat, April 20-May 4, 2014

May 9, 2014
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The following police incident reports are public records provided by the Community Service Office of the District E-13 Police Station, which is solely responsible for their content. All suspects are innocent unless proven guilty in court. May 4: Catherine Gandy of JP charged with assault and battery with dangerous weapon, 125 Amory St.; assault...

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Gas and sewer work comes to Hyde Sq.

May 7, 2014
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National Grid will be digging up part of Centre Street in Hyde Square starting this week to replace natural gas pipes—a project that will last four to six months. When that work is done, the Boston Water and Sewer Commission will do its own repairs in the same area. The work will affect the...

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Egleston association regroups

May 5, 2014
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The Egleston Square Neighborhood Association (ESNA) is regrouping after being dormant for several years, according to a press release. The organization is slated to hold a community meeting on Weds., May 7, 6-8 p.m., at the YMCA, 3134 Washington St. “ESNA had been inactive for many years, but with the ever-pressing need to improve the...

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Councilor Wu to hold business roundtable May 1

April 28, 2014
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City Councilor At-Large Michelle Wu will host a roundtable discussion with small business owners Thurs., May 1 at the Brendan Behan Pub in Hyde Square. Wu invites local owners of small businesses to attend and discuss their experiences with the City’s licensing and permitting processes. Wu campaigned on making Boston more business-friendly. This is...

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Boston Shines rescheduled

April 25, 2014
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Boston Shines, the City of Boston’s annual cleanup event, has been postponed, according to Centre/South Main Street Executive Director Andy Zarro. The event, which was slated to take place tomorrow April 26, has been postponed until May 17 because of a rainy forecast. For more information, email info@centresouth.org or JPShinescleanup@gmail.com.

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Pole yard site already occupied by zoo, businesses

April 25, 2014
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Pole yard site already occupied by zoo, businesses

By Rebeca Oliveira and John Ruch/Gazette Staff The American Legion Highway site where a City pole yard is moving—and where some residents would like to relocate the Arborway Yard bus facility—is already occupied by two private businesses and partly controlled by Zoo New England (ZNE). And as further complication, the businesses are embroiled in...

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JP Strings

April 25, 2014
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Casey project goes out to bid; delays possible

April 25, 2014
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Casey project goes out to bid; delays possible

FOREST HILLS– The massive state Department of Transportation (MassDOT) project to demolish the Casey Overpass and replace it with an at-grade street network called the Casey Arborway went out to bid April 12. Closure of the Casey Overpass for demolition is expected by the end of the year. Casey Arborway project completion is expected...

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4-story building planned to replace Hyde Park Ave. storefront

April 25, 2014
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4-story building planned to replace Hyde Park Ave. storefront

FOREST HILLS—A developer is proposing to demolish a vacant martial arts studio at 38-42 Hyde Park Ave., at the Weld Hill Street intersection, and replace it with a four-story, mixed-use building. According to a Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council Zoning Committee agenda for its May 5 meeting, City Realty is proposing to raze the existing...

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Capitán de policía en JP: funciona la policía comunitaria

April 25, 2014
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Capitán de policía en JP: funciona la policía comunitaria

En 1995, Cuando Alfredo Andrés, el capitán de policía del distrito E-13, ingresó al Departamento de Policía de Boston, había una cultura de “los policías y ladrones”. Sin embargo, mientras escalaba los niveles y una filosofía de la policía comunitaria comenzaba a filtrarse en las fuerzas policiales, Andrés dijo que fue testigo de los...

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T: Despite hole, bus yard will not be redesigned

April 25, 2014
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T: Despite hole, bus yard will not be redesigned

The MBTA will not revise the proposed design for a bus maintenance facility at 500 Arborway despite its recent decision to demolish an office building currently on that location. The design was planned around that building with the assumption it would remain standing. MBTA spokesperson Joe Pesaturo told the Gazette that the MBTA consulted...

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City to talk about vacant lots

April 25, 2014
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The City will host a community meeting April 30 to garner feedback on developing vacant land located behind the Bromley-Heath housing development, according to a notice from the Department of Neighborhood Development (DND). The feedback from the meeting will help draft guidelines to request for proposals on vacant land at 9-21 Bromley St., 900-908...

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Wake Up The Earth Festival returns May 3

April 25, 2014
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The 35th annual Wake Up the Earth Festival, organized by Spontaneous Celebrations, is scheduled for May 3 on the Southwest Corridor Park near the Stony Brook T Station. Three parades, originating at Egleston Square, the Loring-Greenough House at 12 South St., and at Dudley Square in Roxbury, will start at 11 a.m. They will...

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Boston Shines in JP tomorrow

April 25, 2014
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Boston Shines, the City of Boston’s annual cleanup event, will be held tomorrow April 26 in Jamaica Plain. Other Boston Shines events will be held in different neighborhoods of the city on other dates. Organizations and individuals can volunteer to help spruce up city streets and public spaces. In JP, Boston Shines collaborates with...

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JP Observer: Bus yard belongs on the highway

April 25, 2014
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Looking into details of a proposal to put a new MBTA bus maintenance and storage facility on American Legion Highway (ALH) instead of on Washington Street at the Arborway makes me pound my forehead with the heel of my hand. Of course! It’s such a good idea. At first, I was dubious just because...

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