A sign about restricting hours at the MSPCA's public dog park, taken Nov. 22, 2014.

MSPCA Cuts Daytime Hours at On-Site Dog Park

Public access to one of the few fenced-in areas for dogs in Jamaica Plain will be trimmed significantly starting next Monday. The JP-based Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals has several areas for dogs on its campus. It keeps the dog park tucked into the corner of South Huntington and Perkins open to the public. The space is well-used, to say the least. Former grassy areas are now dirt.

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Bulldozing in Forest Hills, Building in South Huntington

The Commons at Forest Hills Station is in the tear-down phase. Demolition by RSG Company from Lowell of the old NACA office. Credit: Richard Heath

After the community meetings are over and zoning approvals given, the real work begins. Demolition of Forest Hills Commons began earlier this month and the site was cleared in two-three weeks. RSG Demolition from Lowell is doing the work. Steve Guerette is the owner and supervisor.

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Mount Pleasant Home Hosts Backyard Party on Sunday

Good morning. Here's your Morning Memo for all things JP for Friday, Sept. 12. Mount Pleasant Home Hosts Cookout: If you live in the South Huntington area of JP, there's a big backyard party at the Mount Pleasant Home on Sunday. There'll be a cookout, live music and a bouncy house for the kids.

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