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Massive affordable redevelopment begins BPDA review

December 8, 2017
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After a two-year community engagement process by the developers of the 125 Amory St. redevelopment, the Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) held the project’s first official Article 80 review meeting on Nov. 27. The project is proposed by Amory Street Partners, LLC, which is a partnership between The Community Builders, Jamaica Plain Neighborhood...

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City Council passes bag ordinance

December 8, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen Special to the Gazette The City Council during a hearing on Nov. 29 unanimously voted to pass an ordinance that levies a five-cent surcharge for using a thick plastic bag or a paper bag at a store in the city. Thinner...

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Honeymooning in New Zealand

December 8, 2017
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Honeymooning in New Zealand

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Tenant organization’s fight for City resources to quell violence starts to pay off

December 8, 2017
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A local tenant organization push to have more City resources in the Jackson Square area to help quell violence is starting to pay dividends. The Jackson Square area has...

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Ayuntamiento aprueba ordenanza de bolsas de plástico

December 8, 2017
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Beth Treffeisen Especial a Gazette Durante una audiencia el 29 de noviembre, el Ayuntamiento aprobó unánimemente una ordenanza que cobra por el uso de bolsas de plástico grueso y...

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Two Washington St. businesses, landlord in lease dispute

December 8, 2017
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Two Washington Street businesses are facing a future without a home and are blaming their landlord, City Realty. But City Realty is saying the two businesses have long known...

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Here’s Looking at You, JP: Clockwise or counterclockwise, which way do you walk around Jamaica Pond?

December 8, 2017
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The first two times I sat on a bench at Jamaica Pond and counted how many people were going left or right, one direction edged out the other by...

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Boston Slammers Honored

December 8, 2017
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Boston Slammers Honored

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Sights and Sounds, Dec. 8, 2017

December 8, 2017
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues. Dec. 19 for the Dec. 22 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area...

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Invitacion, Dec. 8, 2017

December 8, 2017
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Plazo para calendario de eventos: martes, 19 dic para la edición del 22 dic. Mande eventos a reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Para los números abajo, el código de área es 617. Reuniones...

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JP Agenda, Nov. 24, 2017

December 8, 2017
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues. Dec. 19 for the Dec. 22 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area...

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Holidays in JP: Holiday quilt show at City Hall

December 8, 2017
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The City recently announced that the Quilters Holiday Quilt Show is on display at City Hall, according to a press release. The Proper Bostonian Quilters Guild (PBQ) is a...

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Holidays in JP: Ornament making at Eliot School

December 8, 2017
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Eliot School of Fine & Applied Arts will be hosting its annual open house on Dec. 17 when attendees can get into the holiday spirit by making ornaments. “It’s...

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Holidays in JP: Mayor’s Enchanted Trolley Tour

December 8, 2017
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Holidays in JP: Mayor’s Enchanted Trolley Tour

Scenes from the Mayor’s Enchanted Trolley Tour stop in Hyde Square on Dec. 3. Mayor’s Office Photo by Don Harney

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Holidays in JP: Concert

December 8, 2017
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Holidays in JP: Concert

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Holidays in JP: Thanksgiving Day Football

December 8, 2017
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Holidays in JP: Thanksgiving Day Football

Scenes from the English High School football team’s Thanksgiving Day game at Harvard Stadium. English High School lost to Boston Latin, 22-14, in the 131st game between the two...

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Reunion

December 8, 2017
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Reunion

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City Council Notes

December 8, 2017
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The City Council last held a hearing on Nov. 29. The next meeting will be held on Dec. 6. Sandwich Board Signs – Mayor Martin Walsh filed an order...

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Crime Beat

December 8, 2017
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Murder Conviction The two men who were late last month convicted of murdering 21-year-old Kenny Lamour were sentenced to life in prison on Dec. 4, according to a press...

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Op-eds:

December 8, 2017
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How we’re supporting small businesses during the holidays By Mayor Martin Walsh I grew up in a neighborhood of hardworking families, where everything seemed within reach. It was thanks...

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Letters:

December 8, 2017
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Catalan society polarized Catalonia declared and revoked -for further negotiations- the independence of Spain on October 27 after holding an illegal referendum on October 1st. Today, those who are...

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MassDOT announces Forest Hills road closures for the weekend

November 29, 2017
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MassDOT announces Forest Hills road closures for the weekend

The state Department of Transportation (MassDOT) has announced that the intersection of South Street and New Washington Street will be closed this weekend for ongoing work with the Casey...

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3553 Washington St. lawsuit is dismissed

November 25, 2017
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Judge Mark Hallal has granted the motion to dismiss the lawsuit over Mordechai Levin’s proposed 3353 Washington St. development, citing a lack of standing from the plaintiffs. Lawyers for...

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JP Forum celebrates 10th anniversary

November 25, 2017
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JP Forum, a local workshop, film, and public speaker series, will be celebrating its 10th anniversary this December with an event featuring Winona LaDuke, founder of Honor the Earth....

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