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For our Photo of the Day on Thursdays, we highlight an image of old JP. Resident Clay Harper Tweeted about the similarities between this week's scene of Casey Overpass destruction and one taken as the bridge was being built. The older image was taken in 1952 or 1953 by Ed Barrett. The Historical Society's photo archive, where you'll find Barrett's photo, is a neighborhood treasure. Please visit it! Each weekday we post an image from around the neighborhood.
The Casey Arborway project began night work on Sunday. The new wrinkle, which had been announced by the Department of Transportation two weeks earlier, still caught many residents by surprise. While we strive hard here at Jamaica Plain News to be your primary source for Casey Arborway news, and will always pass along the most important items, you can sign up for a direct email from MassDOT. Here's how. Follow all the Casey Overpass/Casey Arborway coverage from Jamaica Plain News here.
Proposal for changes to Murray Circle. Credit: Toole Design Group
A historic overhaul of the Arborway could be in the works, with the aim of improving pedestrian and bike safety. This week the Department of Conservation and Recreation held two public meetings at the Arboretum where a design firm put out a "starter idea" that's sure to get Jamaica Plain talking: Take the big rotary where Centre meets the Arborway and turn it into two roundabouts. That's just one of the big ideas floated this week. Resident Clay Harper attended both meetings and published an informative summary at his "Arborway Matters" blog.