Monthly Archives: July 2012

Editorial: Dogs as vandalism

July 20, 2012
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Boston policing involves heavy targeting of “quality-of-life” crimes on the theory that squashing them prevents more serious crime. In practice, it really means targeting quality-of-life crime committed by the politically powerless, while the well-to-do are free to spoil the neighborhood. Graffiti is a major target. The people arrested for it are usually college kids...

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Letter: JPNDC is betraying the working-class trust

July 20, 2012
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The latest issue of the Gazette reported on the potential sale of the Blessed Sacrament church to New Atlantic Development and Peter Roth (“Church sale looms as developers plan,” July 6). The plan calls for the church to be turned into 32-34 market-rate condos, an announcement that comes on the heels of the news...

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Letter: Church should be Latino cultural center

July 20, 2012
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According to the last issue of the JP Gazette, the fate of the Blessed Sacrament Church, a majestic neighborhood icon, could be decided upon by the JP Neighborhood Development Corporation within the next few weeks (“Church sale looms as developers plan,” July 6). One of the proposals put forth by JPNDC’s co-owner of the...

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Super Teens

July 20, 2012
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(Photo by John Lynds) Dennis Kraez (second from left), president of Charlestown’s Super Tours, presents a $50,000 check to Mayor Thomas Menino (second from right) to fund the City’s SUPERTeens program, accompanied by youths in the program, at City Hall Plaza July 11. SUPERTeens is a new program that offers youths in JP and citywide jobs at City community centers, leadership training workshops, and scavenger hunt field trips to cultural institutions on Super Tours’ double-decker tour buses. Co-funded by BNY Mellon, the program “will play a vital role in reinforcing and strengthening our communities for years to come,” Menino said.

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Pizzeria landlord to face threat charge

July 20, 2012
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HYDE SQ.—The landlord involved in a heated dispute over the closure of the Slice O’ Pie pizzeria at 378 Centre St. will face a criminal charge of making threats after failing to appear at a July 9 court hearing, according to a West Roxbury District Court official. John A. Meehan of Roslindale is scheduled...

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Sights and Sounds, 7/20/12

July 20, 2012
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The deadline for listings is noon, July 31 for the Aug. 3 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Special Events Summer Nights Out, carnival, salsa, fitness, Wed., July 25, Aug. 1, 8 & 15, 6pm, Blessed Sacrament patio, 365 Centre St....

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Agenda, 7/20/12

July 20, 2012
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The deadline for JP Agenda listings is noon, July 31 for the Aug. 3 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Meetings Boston Landmarks Commission, advisory review for Church Square Partners LLC for condos at Blessed Sacrament Church, 361 Centre St., Tues.,...

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Invitación, 7/20/12

July 20, 2012
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La entrega para la lista de Invitación es al mediodía, el 31 de julio para la publicación del 3 de agosto. Mandar a news@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Nota: hay que marcar 617 antes de los números que salen abajo, si no tiene otro número. Reuniones Boston Landmarks Commission, revision para Church Square Partners LLC para los condominios...

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MassDOT chief: We’ll fix Casey ‘trust issue’

July 17, 2012
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Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) chief Richard Davey pledged more transparency in the Casey Arborway project in an exclusive Gazette interview with him and other top officials at MassDOT headquarters last week. “We have to continue to work hard to earn the community’s trust, so they don’t expect the worst from the DOT,” Davey...

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Church to become high-end condos

July 16, 2012
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HYDE SQ.—The former Blessed Sacrament Church at 361 Centre St. likely will be turned into high-end condominiums priced up to $725,000, as co-owner the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development Corporation (JPNDC) has accepted a buyout offer from its partner, New Atlantic Development. “We are going to be negotiating an agreement with New Atlantic to sell...

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