Overpass team tackles traffic

November 4, 2011
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FOREST HILLS—The Casey Overpass replacement project’s planners said at the last Working Advisory Group (WAG) meeting on Oct. 25 that either replacement option will handle future traffic better than the current configuration. A single-bridge alternative and a surface street-only alternative underwent extensive traffic projections to see how they would each cope with projected 2035...

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Day of the Dead dies as cemetery cuts arts

November 4, 2011
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Another cultural event mainstay at Forest Hills Cemetery has been killed off as the Forest Hills Educational Trust (FHET) continues its mysterious cutbacks. La Piñata’s yearly Day of the Dead celebration, held at Forest Hills Cemetery for almost a decade, is the latest victim of FHET’s suspension of programming, in place since January. “They...

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Cemetery Life

November 4, 2011
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Cemetery Life

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Election Day is Nov. 8

November 4, 2011
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JP residents will go to the polls Nov. 8 to elect four new At-Large City Councilors and new district councilors. The polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 pm. Voters who normally cast their ballots at Curtis Hall will once again be voting at the Agassiz School building at 20 Childs St....

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Arroyo: The campaign never stops

November 4, 2011
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Arroyo: The campaign never stops

At-Large City Councilor and Jamaica Plain resident Felix Arroyo barely broke stride walking past the E-13 Police Station on Washington Street, Oct. 24. “It never stopped!” he shouted with a wry grin, responding to a police officer in the parking lot who asked how his re-election campaign is going. Elected in 2009, Arroyo is...

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City Council candidates make their stands

November 4, 2011
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Candidates for the At-Large and District 7 City Council seats staked out positions aon many issues at two recent Jamaica Plain forums All seven At-Large candidates—Felix Arroyo, John Connolly, William Dorcena, Michael Flaherty, Stephen Murphy, Ayanna Pressley and Sean Ryan—appeared at a forum hosted by the Wards 10, 11 and 19 Democratic Committees Oct....

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Golf for a Cure

November 4, 2011
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Golf for a Cure

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The Revolution lives on for local re-enactor

November 4, 2011
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The Revolution lives on for local re-enactor

For JP resident Edward Roche, the American Revolution is still alive and well. As a historical re-enactor, he gets to bring moments of 1775 Boston back to life as a member of the Gardner’s Regiment reenactment group. “When you dress up like that and walk down the street, you meet people from all corners,”...

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VA, VFW offer Veterans Day events

November 4, 2011
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JP veterans will have their choice of activities on Veterans Day, Nov. 11. Many will be showing their colors at the yearly parade in downtown Boston. The American Legion Post 76 at 280 South St. will welcome any veteran after the parade for an informal get-together. The VA hospital at 150 S. Huntington Ave....

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2 men charged with murder in Feb. killing

November 4, 2011
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HYDE SQ.—Two Mattapan men were charged with murder last month in the February shooting death of Brenda Pawlowski behind 21 Kenney St. Christopher Howard and Larry Pack, both 29, allegedly picked up Pawlowski from her Roxbury home on Feb. 8 and drove her to the Kenney Street address, then shot her once in the...

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Few changes in state redistricting plan

November 4, 2011
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A plan to redraw state legislative districts—including those in Jamaica Plain—was slated to be signed by Gov. Deval Patrick by today, Nov. 4. State Rep. Liz Malia’s 11th Suffolk District stands to pick up a couple of Jamaica Plain precincts from state Rep. Jeffrey Sánchez’s  15th Suffolk District, under the redistricting plan released Oct....

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Home, Sweet Home

November 4, 2011
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Home, Sweet Home

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Assault case against youth center head dismissed by judge

November 4, 2011
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HYDE SQ.—A judge dismissed a case of child assault against the former Hennigan Community Center program director in September after the alleged victim and witnesses failed to show up in court, according to the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office. Robert L. Platt, a longtime Jamaica Plain activist who headed the city community center at...

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JPNC revives Whole Foods Committee

November 4, 2011
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The Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council voted to revive its Ad Hoc Whole Foods Negotiating Committee at its Oct. 25 meeting, where it also selected anti-Whole Foods activist Ben Day to chair the council for the upcoming session. The meeting also featured a spirited conversation about whether the council should support Streetcar Wine and Beer’s...

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Trick or Treat

November 4, 2011
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Trick or Treat

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Tacos El Charro reopens

November 4, 2011
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HYDE SQ.—After an unplanned eight-month closure, Tacos El Charro at 349 Centre St. reopened last month. The popular Mexican restaurant, located between Hyde and Jackson squares, closed last December for what owner Aida Navarro expected to be a couple of weeks because of “personal and financial troubles.” But by the time she was ready...

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Let There Be Lights

November 4, 2011
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Let There Be Lights

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Wish Comes True

November 4, 2011
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Wish Comes True

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Bank Breakfast

November 4, 2011
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Bank Breakfast

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Rising Star

November 4, 2011
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Rising Star

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IdeAZ: Noche segura

November 4, 2011
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Jamaica Plain debe haber tenido una de las fiestas del “día de brujas” más seguro de la historia. No hay reportes de excesos, ni tampoco de actividades de exagerados que aprovechan una fiesta como Halloween para sus desbordes. Todo transcurrió de maravilla, como en las historias de fantasía,  con niños disfrazados con los atuendos...

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Talking more than turkey

November 4, 2011
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Plant expert looks at Thanksgiving dinner University of Colorado and Harvard Professor Pamela Diggle will present an up-close and personal look at squash, potatoes, cranberries and other traditional Thanksgiving produce in her lecture “The Botany of Thanksgiving” at Arnold Arboretum’s Weld Hill Research Building Nov. 16. The lecture “grew out of a class I...

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Name links Rozzie to conspiracies, clones

November 4, 2011
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Roslindale is named for a Scottish village that has since become famous for conspiracy theories and cloning experiments. Rozzie took its name from Roslin (earlier known as Roslyn or Rosslyn), Scotland, according to the book “Roslindale: Then & Now” by Anthony Mitchell Sammarco. Roslin is famous today for Rosslyn Chapel, an elaborately decorated church...

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Hardware store still kicking after 123 years

November 4, 2011
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(Courtesy Photo) The original Roslindale Hardware building next to Adams Park in Roslindale Village.

Roslindale Ace Hardware at 4407 Washington St.—one of the oldest businesses in the City of Boston—has been operating since 1888. “There are not a lot of businesses that have been around that many decades,” owner Joseph Porteleki said in an interview with the Gazette last week. Porteleki, the stores third owner, has been running...

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