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JP Observer: Boston needs to opt for cleaner electricity

July 28, 2017
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When it comes to climate change, no reasonable opportunity to lessen the effects of fossil fuels on the environment should be turned down. Right now, the administration of Mayor Marty Walsh is being very cautious about a movement to adopt what’s called “Community Choice Energy (CCE).” Many individuals and groups in JP, including local...

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In Memoriam

July 28, 2017
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January of Jamaica Plain, formerly of Scituate, died on July 28, 2016. January is survived by her husband of 37 years, Kevin Reilly, and their son, Drew, a graduate student currently attending the University of California in Irvine. January was born Feb. 9, 1952,...

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Neighborhood Slow Streets Program leaves many residents disappointed

July 28, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen Special to the Gazette   The five neighborhoods that will join the Neighborhood Slow Streets program in 2017 were announced July 20, leaving many communities who applied disappointed.   The Neighborhood Slow Streets program is a City effort to reduce speeds...

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Invitacion, July 28, 2017

July 28, 2017
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Plazo para calendario de eventos: martes, 8 ago para la edición del 11 ago. Mande eventos a reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Código de área es 617, a menos que haya otro. Reuniones...

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Sights and Sounds, July 28, 2017

July 28, 2017
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues. Aug. 8 for the Aug. 11 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area...

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America’s Night Out Against Crime

July 28, 2017
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Hyde Square Task Force is teaming up with Jamaica Plain’s District E-13 division of Boston Police Department to host National Night Out 2017, an event for the public to...

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Obituary: Bradford Mighill, former JP resident, dies

July 28, 2017
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Bradford Hatch Mighill, 93, of Plainfield, NH and formerly of Jamaica Plain, died on May 25 at the VA Medical Center in White River Junction, VT after a long...

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MassDOT regroups vacant parcels, will require affordable housing

July 28, 2017
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The state Department of Transportation (MassDOT) is regrouping the parcels it is selling in Jamaica Plain and is requiring that affordable housing be built on some of the parcels,...

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JP Agenda, July 28, 2017

July 28, 2017
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues. Aug. 8 for the Aug. 11 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area...

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City assesses performing arts facilities

July 28, 2017
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Mayor Walsh and the Boston Planning & Development Agency (BPDA) released a draft Performing Arts Facilities Assessment, and are encouraging the public to review and submit feedback on it,...

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Renovation of 52 Montebello Road completed

July 28, 2017
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The renovation of 52 Montebello Road into affordable-housing units has been completed and the property has been turned over to Urban Edge. The development team of Daniel Mangiacotti, Paul...

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Sandwich board signs regulations will soon be up for debate

July 28, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen Special to the Gazette In bright colored letters across chalkboard signs, witty remarks or inspirational quotes entice a passerby to stop, look in and see what’s...

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JP History: Q. and A. with Fresh Hair owner Joy Silverstein

July 28, 2017
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In the early 1980s, Joy Silverstein and a business partner opened up the Fresh Hair salon on South Street. Thirty-five years later, the business is still going strong and...

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JP History: This Month in JP History

July 28, 2017
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The following are the Gazette’s top headlines from this month in Jamaica Plain history: 5 Years Ago: 2012 “Goddard House nursing home to shut down” The Goddard House Skilled...

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Letter:

July 28, 2017
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Recent shooting on Mission Hill This kind of heinous act has become a daily event in our cities and should be expected in a country that makes huge profits from...

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Op-eds

July 28, 2017
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Op-Ed: Conference on state budget By Local State Rep. Jeffrey Sanchez In early July, the Massachusetts House of Representatives passed a $40.2 billion FY18 Conference Committee budget. After the...

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DCR nixes Anson Street dog proposal

July 14, 2017
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The state Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) has decided not to convert a street hockey rink in the Southwest Corridor to a dog park as a result of...

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JPNC questions leasing agreement at 105A S. Huntington Ave.; BPDA says everything fine

July 14, 2017
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The Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council (JPNC) is questioning whether developer Anthony Nader of the 105A S. Huntington Ave. project and his company Cedar Valley Holding are violating a memorandum...

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PORCHFEST

July 14, 2017
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One competitive Council race in JP for preliminary

July 14, 2017
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There will be one competitive City Council race—District 7—in Jamaica Plain during the City’s preliminary election Sept. 26, according to a list provided by the City’s Election Department. City...

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JPNC investiga el contrato de arrendamiento de 105A S. Huntington Ave.

July 14, 2017
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Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council (JPNC) está investigando una posible violación del contrato de arrendamiento entre Anthony Nader de Cedar Valley Housing y Boston Planning Development Agency (BPDA). Nader alquiló...

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HJSMS to host Spanish play in Mozart Park

July 14, 2017
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Hyde/Jackson Square Main Street (HJSMS) will host Escena Latina Teatro’s performance of Dolores Prida’s play “Botánica” from July 27-29 at Mozart Park, according to a press release. Escena Latina...

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Safe injection site gets hearing at City Hall, not much council support

July 14, 2017
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By Seth Daniels Special to the Gazette Calling it everything from ‘asinine’ to ‘absolutely necessary,’ the City Council’s Committee on Homelessness and Addiction Services held a hearing June 19...

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City Council to look at parking access for health care attendants

July 14, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen Special to the Gazette City Councilor Josh Zakim along with Councilor Michael Flaherty asked for a hearing to discuss the City’s current process for granting parking...

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