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Concerns voiced over parking, traffic at meeting for 125 Amory St. redevelopment

May 26, 2017
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Residents of the Amory Street area expressed their concerns about parking and traffic at a May 16 community meeting that was held on an initial design proposal for the 125 Amory St. redevelopment project. Boston Housing Authority (BHA) owns the mid-rise building at 125 Amory St., which is federally subsidized and provides about 200...

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Residents demand slower, safer streets

May 26, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen Special to the Gazette Residents packed the City Council chamber on May 10 during a budget hearing for the Boston Transportation Department (BTD) to demand slower and safer streets in the city. In the crowd, residents sported bicycle t-shirts and some...

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Two local residents open up JP brewery

May 26, 2017
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Two local residents are hearkening back to Jamaica Plain’s past and are opening up a brewery in the neighborhood called Turtle Swamp Brewing at 3377 Washington St. When the Gazette asked Nicholas Walther, who is co-owner of the brewery with John Lincecum, what prompted...

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Residentes quieren calles más seguras

May 26, 2017
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De Beth Treffeisen Especial a Gazette El 10 de mayo, en la cámara del consejo, una multitud de residentes asistió a la audiencia presupuestaria del departamento de transportación de...

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JPNC’s Zoning Committee gives a thump up for Forest Hills project

May 26, 2017
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The Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council’s Zoning Committee during its May 17 meeting voted to recommend for approval “The Residences at Forest Hills” project at 3694 Washington St., according to...

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A year remembrance for Michael Colgan

May 26, 2017
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Michael Colgan was born in 1944 in the Rotunda Hospital in Dublin and died on May 3, 2016 at Milton Hospice. Michael grew up in Birmingham, England before arriving...

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JP Observer: Historic arts school celebrates decade of progress; honors three leaders

May 26, 2017
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JP Observer: Historic arts school celebrates decade of progress; honors three leaders

The Eliot School of Fine and Applied Arts has seen dramatic, positive change in the past ten years. A celebration of that progress and three Jamaica Plain residents who...

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Sights and Sounds, May 26, 2017

May 26, 2017
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues. June 6 for the June 9 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area...

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Jamaica Plain Branch Library reopens after renovation

May 26, 2017
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After years of planning and advocacy, the renovated Jamaica Plain Branch Library opened on May 20 with a big turnout and symbolic ribbon cutting by Mayor Martin Walsh, according...

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BPDA board approves 5 McBride St. affordable-housing agreement

May 26, 2017
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The Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) board during its May 11 meeting approved an affordable-housing agreement with the developer of the 5 McBride St. project, according to BPDA...

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FPC picks interim leader

May 26, 2017
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Jamaica Plain resident Samantha Wechsler has been selected as interim executive director of the Franklin Park Coalition (FPC), according to FPC board member Mike Carpentier. Wechsler takes over for...

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Invitacion, May 26, 2017

May 26, 2017
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Plazo para calendario de eventos: 6 de junio para la edición del 9 de junio. Mande eventos a reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Código de área es 617, a menos que haya otro....

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Self Esteem Boston receives grant money

May 26, 2017
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Self Esteem Boston, a Jamaica Plain-based organization, is one of 100 local nonprofits to receive grants of $100,000 each through the Cummings Foundation’s “100K for 100” program, according to...

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One community meeting closer to Olmsted Park restoration

May 26, 2017
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Boston Parks and Recreation Department (BPRD) held a community meeting on May 10 to hear ideas for improvements that park-goers have about Olmsted Park, and to collect feedback about...

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VISUAL ART EXHIBIT

May 26, 2017
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VISUAL ART EXHIBIT

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EL BARRIO

May 26, 2017
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EL BARRIO

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“Rock for All” Fundraiser

May 26, 2017
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“Rock for All” Fundraiser

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Zoning review for Plan: JP/Rox has not started

May 26, 2017
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The zoning review for the Plan: JP/Rox study has not started and might be a while before the first meeting takes place, according to Boston Planning and Development Agency...

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JP Agenda, May 26, 2017

May 26, 2017
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues. June 6 for the June 9 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area...

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Letters:

May 26, 2017
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Racism is a headache A few weeks back in the Jamaica Plain Gazette, a reader wrote a letter stating that “racism is our limp.” Interesting metaphor but I see...

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Op-Ed: Celebrating the opening of the JP Library

May 26, 2017
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By Mayor Martin Walsh In September 2015, work began: we broke ground on a renovation to the Jamaica Plain Branch of the Boston Public Library, a $10 million renovation...

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Op-ed: House passes balanced budget

May 26, 2017
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By Local State Rep. Liz Malia At the end of April, the Massachusetts House of Representatives passed a $40.4 billion FY18 budget. The spending bill protects vulnerable residents through...

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Affordable housing, racial justice discussed at State of Our Neighborhood

May 12, 2017
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The 7th annual State of Our Neighborhood event was held on April 27 at the Curley K-8 School where topics discussed ranged from affordable housing to racial justice. The...

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ZBA approves variances for 3353 Washington St. project despite opposition

May 12, 2017
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Despite opposition, the City’s Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) during a May 9 hearing approved variances for Mordechai Levin’s 3353 Washington St. project. As part of the project, two...

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