Letter: Gazette is wrong about unanswered Casey questions

April 13, 2012
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The Gazette’s attack on our citizen’s group, Bridging Forest Hills, and anyone who dares to speak up against the state’s biased “public” process on the Casey Overpass project, is a great example of shortsighted journalism (“The Casey criticism,” editorial, March 30). You say that Bridging Forest Hills has a “dubious public process.” Advocacy groups...

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Letter: Better traffic data needed for Casey design

April 13, 2012
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I’ve spent 12 years working on the Arborway Yard, two years on the Forest Hills Improvement Initiative. I’m fairly well acquainted with issues that concern residents of the Forest Hills area, especially traffic and transit. As a Casey Overpass project WAG member, I represented 300 residences of the Stonybrook neighborhood, which is used as cut-through...

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Letter: Occupy JP remains active

April 13, 2012
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To quote Mark Twain, news of our death has been greatly exaggerated (“Occupy JP continues with fewer members,” March 16). OJP, and Occupy as a whole, are definitely not socialist groups. Occupy is a diverse group. Our members are Democrats, independents, moderates, faith-based activists–and yes, some socialists of various stripes. All are people who...

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Editorial: The 7th lane

April 13, 2012
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Perhaps MassDOT believes it is now beyond needing credibility to execute its vision for the Casey Arborway project. Why else would it present an altered design in a community meeting—without mentioning the alteration? The addition of the so-called seventh lane—actually a partial left-turn lane—to the design feeds criticism that the planning is insular and...

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Editorial: The T cut success

April 13, 2012
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The MBTA’s fare boost and service cuts are a clear success. Not at serving the public—especially where some of JP’s most transit-needing residents are concerned. Rather, in finally drawing serious attention to the dire state of the T’s finances. MBTA Acting General Manager Jonathan Davis is to be commended for creating a brilliant fear...

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Editorial: S. Huntington luxuries

April 13, 2012
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The Green Line cuts come just in time to not service roughly 400 luxury apartment units coming to S. Huntington Avenue in the next few years. The apartments clearly are aimed at the doctors and grad students in the LMA and local universities so easily accessed by the streetcar, which won’t run on weekends...

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Op-Ed: Good reasons to make JP shine on April 28

April 13, 2012
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Twenty-eight years ago, in the first year after its election, the Flynn Administration organized volunteer neighborhood cleanups throughout the city, today known as Boston Shines. Michael Reiskind and I were so impressed with the results and enthusiasm shown by our JP neighbors and friends that we decided to repeat the event the following year....

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Arborway Committee reactivates

April 13, 2012
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The Arborway Committee is raising its profile, holding a recent film discussion about the Silver Line and convening an upcoming annual meeting. Committee member Kevin Moloney said the annual meeting, which will be held at 6:30 p.m. on April 30 at the Loring-Greenough House, will feature elections for board members and officers. He also...

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Fake cabbie steals phone

April 13, 2012
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JACKSON SQ.—A phony cab driver stole a man’s cell phone when he refused a ride at Centre Street and Columbus Avenue on March 18, according to the Boston Police Department. The victim was attempting to get a cab ride home around 3 a.m. when he was approached by the suspect, who identified himself as...

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Cops: Man sold drugs from wheelchair

April 13, 2012
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FOREST HILLS—A man who uses a wheelchair was arrested by MBTA Transit Police on March 13 after allegedly selling marijuana to high school students at the Forest Hills T Station. Enrico Joseph was charged with distribution of Class D drugs. Two unidentified juveniles, aged 15 and 16, were arrested with him. One juvenile was...

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Cigarette sparks blaze

April 13, 2012
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HYDE SQ.—A cigarette left on a porch sparked a fire that caused $25,000 in damage to a triple-decker on St. Patrick’s Day. There were no injuries in the blaze, which happened around 6 p.m. on March 17 at 28 Paul Gore St, according to the Boston Fire Department (BFD). The cause was “careless disposal...

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Food trucks may come to Egleston

April 13, 2012
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EGLESTON SQ.—Food trucks have a spot reserved this year at Washington and School streets—but no food truck business has yet signed up. High-quality food served from trucks has become popular new trend on both city streets and private property. The City of Boston recently began permitting various street spots for food truck use. Egleston...

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Franklin Park gets national nod

April 13, 2012
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PARKSIDE—Franklin Park has been recognized as a “Frontline Park” by the City Parks Alliance (CPA). CPA is a nonprofit urban park organization in Washington, D.C. Each month, it recognizes a park for excellence and for coping with today’s economic and political pressures. The 527-acre historic park, part of the Emerald Necklace and designed by...

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Burger bar opens

April 13, 2012
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CENTRAL JP—Grass Fed, a new burger bar, opened last month at 605 Centre St. The restaurant features classic and “alternative” burgers made of beef from cows raised in open pastures. It also offers a variety of other burgers, including vegetarian and vegan options. Grass Fed is operated by Krista Kranyak, founder of the nearby...

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JP Agenda, 4/13/12

April 13, 2012
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The deadline for JP Agenda listings is noon, April 24 for the April 27 issue. Send listings to [email protected] Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Meetings BPS school choice community meeting, Fri., April 13, 4:30-6pm, Hennigan Elementary School, 200 Heath St. Info: 635-6771. JPNC Housing and...

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Invitación, 4/13/12

April 13, 2012
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La entrega para la lista de Invitación es al mediodía, el 24 de abril para la publicación del 27 de abril. Mandar a [email protected] Nota: hay que marcar 617 antes de los números que salen abajo, si no tiene otro número. Reuniones Reunion pública de BPS sobre la seleccion de escuelas,  viernes, 13 abril,...

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Sights and Sounds, 4/13/12

April 13, 2012
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(Image Courtesy Heather Reynolds) INFLUENTIAL ART “Underwater 1,” an oil painting on canvas by Heather Reynolds, is among the works showing in “Under the Influence,” a Jamaica Plain Open Studios juried exhibition running through May 4 at the Footlight Club.

The deadline for listings is noon, April 24 for the April 27 issue. Send listings to [email protected] Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Special Events Kush Groove Clothing Company spring line launch, to support The Urbano Project. Fri., April 20, 6pm, 284 Amory St. Info: facebook.com/kushgroove....

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Tonic restaurant to open Saturday

April 12, 2012
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FOREST HILLS—Tonic, the long-awaited restaurant and bar at 3698 Washington St., will open its doors for the first time on Sat., April 14. Tonic is described as an “affordably ‘upscale’ neighborhood haunt” in a press release announcing the opening. The head chef is Ryan Kelly, formerly of Jamaica Plain’s Canary Square restaurant and downtown’s...

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Preservation group opposes Little Wanderers demolition

April 5, 2012
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The influential Boston Preservation Alliance (BPA) is opposing the plan to demolish the Home for Little Wanderers buildings at 161 S. Huntington Ave. to make way for a 196-unit modern apartment building. “JP has many fine examples of creative reuse, like the Brewery Complex, that have been embraced by the neighborhood,” wrote Judy Neiswander,...

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More apartments coming to S. Huntington

April 4, 2012
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S. HUNTINGTON—A large apartment complex with 195 units is being planned for a parcel next to the North American Indian Center of Boston on S. Huntington Avenue, according to a Letter of Intent filed with the Boston Redevelopment Authority last week by Cedar Valley Development. Cedar Valley purchased the 1.1-acre parcel at 105A S....

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A Correction about the Casey Project’s Name

April 2, 2012
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In recent print and online articles, the Gazette incorrectly reported that the Casey Overpass replacement project was initially named the “Casey Parkway” and then changed to the “Casey Arborway.” In fact, the project was announced as the “Casey Arborway” and has not changed. The error was due to the Gazette’s reporter writing down the...

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Casey Arborway project advisory group could change

March 30, 2012
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FOREST HILLS—The design team for the Casey Overpass replacement project, known as the Casey Arborway, may change as the planning moves ahead. The crowd of over 100 community members responded mostly with support for the plan and community engagement going forward, as the Design Advisory Group (DAG) continues in working with the Massachusetts Department...

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‘Casey Arborway’ project met with cheers, protests

March 30, 2012
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FOREST HILLS—The newly-renamed Casey Arborway project is being greeted with both cheers and protests by the community. Some members of the project’s Design Advisory Group (DAG) showed their ire and disappointment at Massachusetts Department of Transportation’s (MassDOT) choice of an at-grade street network instead of a new bridge to replace the Casey Overpass at...

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Spring Has Sprung

March 30, 2012
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(Gazette Photo by John Ruch) A tree bursts with white flowers during the first full day of spring, March 21, in front of the Nazareth Child Care Center at 19 St. Joseph St.

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