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Opponents plan to challenge 64 Allandale St. project in court

January 13, 2017
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A group of opponents to the 64 Allandale St. project is saying that they will challenge in court the City’s Zoning Board of Appeals’ (ZBA) decision to grant variances for the project. Meanwhile, a long-awaited decision from the state Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) was issued, saying that the revised proposal does not have...

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Centre/South Main Streets down an exec director…again

January 13, 2017
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The Centre/South Main Streets (CSMS) board of directors has announced that Executive Director Kevin Johnson has stepped down from his position for personal reasons, leaving the organization leaderless yet again. CSMS is a business promotion organization. Johnson served as executive director JPCSMS for just...

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THREE KINGS DAY

January 13, 2017
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THREE KINGS DAY

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City Council votes down alcohol tax

January 13, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen Special to the Gazette The Boston City Council last month voted down an order that would place a two percent tax on certain alcoholic beverages to...

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Ayuntamiento rechaza impuesto sobre alcohol

January 13, 2017
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De Beth Treffeisen Especial a la Gaceta   El mes pasado el Ayuntamiento de Boston rechazó un impuesto de 2% sobre ciertas bebidas alcohólicas que financiaría programas de prevención...

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Chair of School Committee re-appointed

January 13, 2017
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Michael D. O’Neill has been re-appointed to the Boston School Committee for a third four-year term, according to a press release. O’Neill was first appointed as a member of...

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Q. and A. with Rick Berlin about new book

January 13, 2017
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Longtime Jamaica Plain resident and rock musician Rick Berlin recently released a memoir titled, “The Paragraphs,” about his life in music. The Gazette conducted a question-and-answer session through email...

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Change of leadership for City’s neighborhood liaison

January 13, 2017
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Jullieanne Doherty, the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Coordinator for the Mayor’s Office of Neighborhood Services, is stepping down and made way for Alexandra Valdez to fill that role. Doherty has...

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James’s Gate project heads to ZBA

January 13, 2017
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The 5 McBride St. project will head to the Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) on Jan. 24, according to City documents. The project is seeking several variances, including for...

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JP Agenda, Jan. 13, 2017

January 13, 2017
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues., Jan. 24 for the Jan. 27 issue. Send listings to [email protected] Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area...

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Boston’s gender wage gap 23 cents

January 13, 2017
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The Boston Women’s Workforce Council (BWWC) released its 2016 gender wage report, which found a 23 cent wage gap, meaning women make on average 77 cents for every dollar...

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JPNC’s Zoning Committee votes in favor of 76 Stonley Road project

January 13, 2017
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The Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council’s (JPNC) Zoning Committee voted in favor of the 76 Stonley Road project during a Jan. 4 meeting, according to chair Dave Baron. The project...

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BU expands BPS scholarship program

January 13, 2017
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Boston University has expanded its scholarship program for Boston Public School (BPS) students, now allowing BPS alumni transferring in from another college to be eligible for the Boston University...

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Jackson Rec Center changes filed with BPDA

January 13, 2017
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Jackson Square Partners have filed a notifce of project change (NPC) with the Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) for the Jackson Square Recreation Center. About 11 acres of...

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Sights and Sounds, Jan. 13, 2017

January 13, 2017
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues. Jan. 24 for the Jan. 27 issue. Send listings to [email protected] Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area...

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ZBA approves 3193 Washington St. project despite JPNC’s objection

January 13, 2017
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The City’s Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) granted variances for City Realty’s 3193 Washington St. development proposal, according to Inspectional Services Department (ISD) spokesperson Lisa Timberlake. ISD oversees the...

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Invitacion, Jan. 13, 2017

January 13, 2017
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El plazo para la sección de participación es al mediodía, martes, el 24 enero para la edición del 27 enero. Mande eventos a [email protected] Note: marca el 617 antes...

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EMILY GREENE BALCH DAY

January 13, 2017
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EMILY GREENE BALCH DAY

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Letter: Cats belong inside

January 13, 2017
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Animals large and small typically live in our homes because we make that choice. Sometimes things don’t work out. In those cases, there are shelters that will accept and...

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Op-Ed: Helping Boston’s homeowners

January 13, 2017
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By Mayor Martin Walsh When I ran for mayor, I knew I wanted to make Boston a city where every resident can afford to live, work, and raise a...

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Obituary: Georgi Erica Scarpelli

January 13, 2017
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Obituary: Georgi Erica Scarpelli

Georgi Erica Scarpelli, of Worcester and former Jamaica Plain resident, died on Jan. 6. Beloved daughter of the late George Vega and Louise Scarpelli. Loving sister of Toni Ann...

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Obituary: Jeanette P. Murphy

January 13, 2017
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Obituary: Jeanette P. Murphy

Jeanette P. Murphy, 70, died on Dec. 19. Beloved mother of Jamie and Lauren and grandmother to Daniel and Paige Johnston and Ryan and Kyle Carroll. Almost as important...

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ZBA approves 64 Allandale St. project

December 23, 2016
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With the mayor’s backing, the City’s Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) approved more than 50 variances for the 64 Allandale St. project on Dec. 13. A spokesperson for an...

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Bag ban on hold

December 23, 2016
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By Beth Treffeisen Special to the Gazette   The City Council moved to keep an ordinance that would tax plastic bags in file under the Government Operations Committee until...

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