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JP gives hostile reception to Olympics

July 1, 2015
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JP gives hostile reception to Olympics

Most attendees at Jamaica Plain’s latest City-sponsored Boston 2024 meeting on June 30 did not welcome the idea of bringing the Olympics to Boston with open arms. Instead, they barraged City officials with concerns ranging from security to the legacy of parks to an unwillingness to listen to the opposition. More than 250 people...

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Franklin Park remains in new Olympic bid; JP meeting June 30

June 29, 2015
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An illustration of a refurbished White Stadium during the proposed Summer Olympics in Boston 2024's "Bid 2.0" draft. (Courtesy Image)

Franklin Park remains a proposed Olympics venue in Boston 2024’s second-draft bid unveiled today. The updated plan has two big changes: the removal of a pentathlon swimming pool, and Columbia Road through Dorchester transforming into a kind of parkway. In addition, Boston 2024 told...

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Survey: Many Franklin Park neighbors oppose Olympics

June 19, 2015
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Many Franklin Park neighbors are not happy about the notion of the Olympics coming to party in the park, according to an unscientific survey conducted by the Stonybrook Neighborhood Association. Among the 100 respondents, 70 percent totally oppose a Boston Olympics, and 53 percent...

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Author questions Olympics numbers

June 19, 2015
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The economics of hosting the Olympics are often a rosy picture painted by a bidding group that fades away with time, according to Smith College economics professor and noted...

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Green Cleaners

June 19, 2015
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Green Cleaners

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Goddard House to turn into residential units

June 19, 2015
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Goddard House to turn into residential units

The former Goddard House nursing home at 201 S. Huntington Ave. will be redeveloped into a 169-unit residential development. The Goddard House controversially ceased operations on Sept. 8, 2012...

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Encuesta: Muchos vecinos de Franklin Park se oponen a las Olimpíadas

June 19, 2015
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Muchos de los vecinos de Franklin Park no están contentos con la idea de las Olimpíadas en su parque, según una encuesta no científica realizada por Stonybrook Neighborhood Association...

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Boston 2024 seeks youth groups for dubious ‘Olympic Day’ event

June 19, 2015
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Boston 2024 is inviting local youth organizations to join in a June 23 “Olympic Day” program that claims to encourage sports participation, but also doubles as free Olympic advertising....

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Residents complain of overpass demo noise

June 19, 2015
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Some local residents are complaining about the noisy nighttime demolition of the Casey Overpass. Forest Hills resident Ted Kehoe is among the residents who have emailed the Gazette to...

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Pond bench to be dedicated to local man

June 19, 2015
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Pond bench to be dedicated to local man

A bench at Jamaica Pond will be dedicated to the memory of a local man, Noah Katz, in a June 20 ceremony. Katz, who died unexpectedly last summer, was...

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JP Observer: Networking and space-making are keys to Cultural Plan

June 19, 2015
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The auditorium at English High School on McBride Street here buzzed with excitement on the evening of June 2 as nearly all the seats were filled with artists and...

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Bikes and Wi-Fi among youth budget priorities

June 19, 2015
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More Hubway bikes and free Wi-Fi. A renovated school gym. And more water-bottle refilling stations in parks like the one pioneered at Jamaica Pond. Those are the City budget...

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Zoning Committee approves South St. dev.

June 19, 2015
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The Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council’s Zoning Committee voted earlier this month to approve Croan McCormack’s planned renovation of 108-110 South St. The City’s Zoning Board of Appeals’ Office said...

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New Olympics protest group forms

June 19, 2015
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Franklin Park Area Stop Boston Olympics members (from left) Isaac Hoeh, Chris Hoeh, Hussein Bashir, Cole Rainey-Slavick and Sarah Slavick pose with hobby horses during a June 13 anti-Olympics protest at Franklin Park. (Courtesy Photo)

Franklin Park Area Stop Boston Olympics, a new local group protesting Boston’s 2024 Summer Olympics bid, recently formed. The group held its first meeting June 11 in Jamaica Plain,...

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Nativity Grads

June 19, 2015
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Nativity Grads

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Senior Visit

June 19, 2015
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Senior Visit

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ZBA approves 38-42 Hyde Park Ave.

June 19, 2015
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The City’s Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) on June 2 approved City Realty Group’s (CRG) proposed development at 38-42 Hyde Park Ave. CRG plans to turn 38-42 Hyde Park...

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Forest Hills Gap

June 19, 2015
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Forest Hills Gap

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JP Agenda, June 19, 2015

June 19, 2015
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues., June 16 for the June 19 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area...

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St. Paul Centennial

June 19, 2015
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St. Paul Centennial

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JP Pets: Dog park demand still high; number still low

June 19, 2015
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The demand for off-leash dog parks in Jamaica Plain remains high, as a walk through the Arnold Arboretum shows, but the options for owners are slim and don’t look...

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JP Pets: MSPCA pushes for ivory ban

June 19, 2015
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The Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (MSPCA), which includes a hospital and adoption center at 350 S. Huntington Ave., is pushing for a law at...

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Hundreds turn out for City’s arts master plan

June 19, 2015
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An overflow crowd of more than 300 packed the debut meeting of the City’s new arts and culture master plan on June 2 at English High School in Jamaica...

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Coffee Hour

June 19, 2015
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Coffee Hour

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