Letter: Last overpass repair was a joke

August 26, 2011
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I found your piece on the Casey bridge to be of great interest, not so much for what is revealed about the structure’s genesis, but by what is glaringly omitted concerning its recent history (“The Pastor and the Bridge,” Aug. 12). Specifically, I am referring to the 1990s, when it underwent extremely extensive, and...

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Letter: Love JP and Gazette, hate the overpass

August 26, 2011
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I lived in JP for 10 years, about 20 years ago. I actually lived in five different parts of JP in those 10 years. Now, I work in JP in the Brewery complex. I love the op-ed piece from the last edition of the Gazette (“Our perfect little corner of the world,” Aug. 12)....

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Letter: Thanks for a great Night Out

August 26, 2011
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On behalf of our commander, Capt. Paul Russell, and all of us at District E-13, we would like to express our most sincere “thank you” to everyone who joined us at our Neighbors Night Out in Egleston Square on July 29. The Egleston Square YMCA hosted the annual experience. The event was organized by the...

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‘Catio’ Dining

August 26, 2011
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‘Catio’ Dining

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Harvest signs lease for Forest Hills store

August 26, 2011
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FOREST HILLS—Harvest Co-op Markets has signed a lease for a 9,000-square-foot storefront on Washington Street south of the Forest Hills T Station. It is expected to open late next year. Harvest’s current 57 South St. location will continue to operate even after the new location opens, said Christina Lively, president of the Harvest Co-op’s...

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WAG brainstorms public spaces

August 26, 2011
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FOREST HILLS—The Working Advisory Group (WAG) for the Casey Overpass replacement project has started brainstorming the pedestrian areas surrounding the future overpass replacement. At the Aug. 17 meeting, WAG members brainstormed on possible elements of the final design on either side of New Washington Street and around Shea Circle. Suggestions included a dog park;...

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Sewers treated to prevent West Nile Virus

August 26, 2011
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The Suffolk County Mosquito Control Project treated Jamaica Plain’s catch basins with pesticide last month in an effort to control the population of West Nile Virus (WNV)-carrying mosquitoes. JP catch basins tested positive for WNV mosquito larvae this year. There have been no reported infections. The pesticide Vectolex has been added to catch basins...

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Bank may replace fence

August 26, 2011
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By Benjamin Colb Special to the Gazette   PONDSIDE—Bank of America is considering replacing or repairing the chain-link fence around its Burroughs Street parking lot at the request of the Jamaica Pond Association (JPA). The JPA reached out to the local bank branch at 677 Centre St. in recent months as it conducted interior...

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Sights and Sounds, 8/26

August 26, 2011
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The final, last-minute deadline for Sights and Sounds listings is noon, Sept. 6 for the Sept. 9 issue. Send arts and entertainment listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Listings with no end date will be run for 3 months, space permitting. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Special Events...

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Invitación, 8/26

August 26, 2011
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Deporte Maratón. El domingo 9 de octubre será el maratón que organiza Boston Athletic Association,con un recorrido especial por Emerald Necklace park system. Se trata de la mitad de una competencia regular y gran parte de los números ya han sido tomados; pero t the Emerald Necklace Conservancy tiene  25 números para quienes los...

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Agenda, 8/26

August 26, 2011
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The final, last-minute deadline for JP Agenda listings is noon, Sept. 6 for the Sept. 9 issue. Send listings to news@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Listings with no end date will be run for 3 months, space permitting. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Meetings Casey Overpass Community Meetings, Working...

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Violent Femmes singer joins Music Fest line-up

August 18, 2011
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Gordon Gano, the singer/guitarist of the 1980s hit band Violent Femmes, will perform in the Jamaica Plain Music Festival on Aug. 20. The JP connection? Gano’s sister lives in JP, and he has performed previously at the Midway Café, according to festival spokesperson Charles McEnerney. The Violent Femmes were known for such hit songs...

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Children’s home to sell campus

August 16, 2011
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S. HUNTINGTON AVE.—The Home for Little Wanderers announced today that it is putting its 3.5-acre Jamaica Plain campus up for sale. The children’s home sought to redevelop the 161 S. Huntington Ave. facility, known as the Knight Children’s Center (KCC), three years ago. But now the Home is developing a site in Walpole instead....

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Commandos train in Agassiz School

August 12, 2011
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Land chopper on roof U.S. military commandos practiced raids in the shuttered Agassiz Elementary School last month, including a nighttime helicopter landing on the school’s roof, the Gazette has learned. The elite special forces training was done without notice to nearby residents. No live ammo or explosives were involved and safety measures were taken,...

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HONORED

August 12, 2011
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HONORED

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$20k missing from Hyde/Jackson Main Street

August 12, 2011
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City to tighten oversight The city is planning new financial oversight measures for 20 Main Street programs in Boston in the wake of allegations that about $20,000 in city funding for Hyde/Jackson Square Main Street( HJSMS) has gone missing. “We are taking this very seriously,” said Evelyn Friedman, director of the city Department of...

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5 nuevos negocios a la vista

August 12, 2011
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Richard Thal no es de los personajes que sonríe con facilidad. Sin embargo el director ejecutivo del Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development Corporation (JPNDC) tiene motivos que le hacen decir “soy optimista por el momento que está atravesando la corporación que dirijo”. Tiene razón porque nos revela que “la situación de dificultades que teníamos con...

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18 run for JPNC seats

August 12, 2011
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A total of 18 candidates are running for the 20 seats on the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council in its Sept. 24 election. The council will see major turnover, with many incumbents not running. The Whole Foods debate, which the JPNC has been deeply involved with, may be a big campaign issue. Several of the...

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Secret concerts flood neighborhood

August 12, 2011
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The plan for August Noise, a concert series taking place in JP this month, is to host six more bands at six locations between now and 25—but to find out what bands will be where and when, you just have to wait. The website for the concert series—www.augustnoisejp.org—lists the dates for the seven shows...

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Overpass team preps four plans

August 12, 2011
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FOREST HILLS—State planners are drawing up four alternatives to replace the Casey Overpass—two with a bridge and two with surface streets only—in advance of a September community meeting. The bridge options include a single bridge and parallel twin bridges. The surface street options both feature wide, tree-lined medians in varying amounts. The options were...

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Shop to offer cutting-edge furnishings

August 12, 2011
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SOUTH ST.—Room 68, a furniture shop coming soon to 68 South St., will feature cutting-edge designs in a gallery atmosphere. “It’s going to impress people,” said owner Brent Refsland, who also runs the Hallway Gallery two doors down. “It’s nice to bring this quality of design to the neighborhood and kind of shock the...

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Regan League season ends in wins

August 12, 2011
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By Harry Smith Special to the Gazette This spring’s wet weather failed to put a damper on the 42nd edition of the JP Regan Youth League, a season marked by close pennant races, exciting championship games, and great memories and friendships. Thanks to the generosity of dozens of local sponsors, 800 local boys and...

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Bike lanes coming to rest of Centre St.

August 12, 2011
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Bike lanes are coming to the rest of Centre Street as soon as this month, a city-hired planner announced July 26 to the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council. Bike lanes and shared-lane markings were painted on Centre and South streets through central JP last year. The new bike lanes will continue down Centre from Monument...

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BLAZE BEATEN

August 12, 2011
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BLAZE BEATEN

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