Monthly Archives: July 2011

Chang-Díaz: No refusal in JPNC talks

July 27, 2011
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The office of state Sen. Sonia Chang-Díaz is slapping down the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council’s (JPNC) claim that she “refused” to speak with its members about a possible community benefits agreement with Whole Foods Market. “There definitely was not a flat-out refusal,” Chang-Díaz spokesperson Katherine Adam told the Gazette. But Adam also could not...

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JPNC candidate deadline is Aug. 5

July 27, 2011
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Potential candidates for the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council (JPNC) have until Aug. 5 to submit their nomination papers. The JPNC is an elected, 20-member neighborhood association that represents all of Jamaica Plain. Its biannual election will be held on Sept. 24. The JPNC has five neighborhood-wide “at-large” seats and 15 seats representing three subsections,...

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Police look at Hyde/Jackson Main Street books

July 22, 2011
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Director resigns Boston police and the Hyde/Jackson Square Main Street (HJSMS) board of directors began an investigation July 12 into alleged “discrepancies in the financial statements” of the local Main Street organization’s books, according to the Boston Police Department (BPD). Mayor Thomas Menino has also ordered an investigation. HJSMS Executive Director Carlos Schillaci told...

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Census sheds new light on JP

July 22, 2011
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New U.S. Census data provides a detailed picture of JP’s population characteristics. The BRA last month released a series reports analyzing Boston neighborhoods based on the Census Bureau’s American Community Survey (ACS). The ACS information is a “five-year estimate” based on data collected between 2005 and 2009. According to the report, during that period:...

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Candles in the dark

July 22, 2011
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Candles in the dark

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Casey team prefers replacing Shea Circle

July 22, 2011
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Casey team prefers replacing Shea Circle

FOREST HILLS—Design sketches for possible replacements for Shea Circle and re-routing of Morton Street were presented to the Casey Overpass replacement project’s Working Advisory Group (WAG) at its July 13 meeting. The WAG supported turning Shea Circle, the rotary at the eastern end of the Casey Overpass, into a signalized intersection and turning Morton...

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Límitesen mapa asunto divisor

July 22, 2011
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“Boston debería ser el distrito de mayoría de minorías”. Dicho así por la directora ejecutiva de ¿Oíste? y otras instituciones que han tomado liderazgo en el debate sobre la redistribución de los distritos electorales, todo parece fácil. Sin embargo el asunto se complica cuando se ven las propuestas, los mapas o las explicaciones que...

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JPNC to consult others on Whole Foods deal

July 22, 2011
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Lacking a clear roadmap for moving forward toward a community benefits agreement (CBA) with Whole Foods, the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council (JPNC) voted at a June 12 meeting to “circle back” and check in with other community groups and elected officials. The JPNC will try to reach out to around a dozen groups in...

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Century-old Valentine finds a home

July 22, 2011
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A long-lost, century-old Valentine card from Jamaica Plain that somehow turned up this year in England is in the mail once again, heading for the hands of the original addressee’s granddaughter. “This really has been a great journey,” said Sarah Swain and Lyndon Berry, the English couple who discovered the card. As the Gazette...

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Doctor’s office closes; records move

July 22, 2011
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MONUMENT SQ.—Atreva Health Care, a doctor’s office that operated for 25 years at 770 Centre St., closed last month, according to Beth Israel Deaconess HealthCare (BIDHC), which took control of Atreva patients’ medical records. Atreva owner Dr. Francisco Trilla, who still lives in JP but now works in California, told the Gazette that his...

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