Monthly Archives: February 2013

Green Line extension to Hyde Sq. proposed

February 28, 2013
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The Arborway Committee, a transit advocacy group, recently announced that it has released a report advocating for the extension of Green Line streetcar service to Hyde Square. Meanwhile, the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) will ask the MBTA to do exactly that, according to an article posted today by Banker & Tradesman. The BRA did...

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City Councilor John Connolly to run for mayor

February 26, 2013
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City Councilor John Connolly this week announced his intention to run for mayor this year. Connolly started his campaign by focusing on the need to bring change to Boston Public Schools. He is a former teacher and the father of two school-aged children. “I am running because every child deserves a world-class education from...

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U.S. Rep. Markey: JP ready to ‘unleash’ power for his Senate campaign

February 24, 2013
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Energized by a big turnout today at a J.P. Licks campaign rally, Congressman Ed Markey told the Gazette that “Jamaica Plain is a very key progressive part of Massachusetts” that is going to “unleash” its power on behalf of his U.S. Senate campaign. Markey also declined to comment on his differences with fellow Congressman Stephen...

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U.S. Rep. Markey to visit JP for Senate campaign

February 20, 2013
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Congressman Edward Markey will visit J.P. Licks in Jamaica Plain on Sunday as part of his U.S. Senate campaign. Markey will appear at the well-known ice cream store at 659 Centre St. around 2:30 p.m. on Feb. 24, according to campaign event scheduler Julia Leja. Markey will speak briefly and introduce himself to members...

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Mayor ‘concerned’ about health center change

February 20, 2013
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Mayor Thomas Menino is “concerned” about Boston Children’s Hospital’s (BCH) decision to stop serving about 5,000 adult patients at the Martha Eliot Health Center (MEHC), according to a letter he sent to BCH. “As you know, I am concerned about the decision to discontinue care for adult patients at the Martha Eliot Community Health...

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Snowstorm buries JP

February 15, 2013
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(Gazette Photo by John Ruch) A woman skis down Perkins Street on Feb. 9 after a historic snowstorm.

Jamaica Plain was buried in a reported 25.5 inches of snow after a massive blizzard with winds up to 45 m.p.h. hit the neighborhood overnight on Feb. 8-9. City schools were closed, MBTA service shut down, and the governor banned most motor vehicle travel statewide in advance of the historic storm. By the morning...

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Health center adult program closure criticized

February 15, 2013
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(Gazette Photo by John Ruch) The Martha Eliot Health Center at 75 Bickford St. last week.

The Martha Eliot Health Center (MEHC) at 75 Bickford St. in Jackson Square recently announced that it was ending its treatment of adult patients. That pushed patients to criticize Boston Children’s Hospital (BCH), which oversees MEHC, saying that the community lacks information and that the move leaves them feeling stranded. Dr. Shari Nethersole, MEHC’s...

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JP gets another indie business group

February 15, 2013
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Jamaica Plain now has two new associations for local, independent businesses, both founded last month. It remains to be seen how independent they will be from each other. Locally Owned was founded by the owners of software company Infrared5. JP Local First was created by the owners of City Feed and Supply and Red...

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Tormenta de nieve en JP

February 15, 2013
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Unas 25.5 pulgadas de nieve cayeron en Jamaica Plain durante la tormenta del 8 de febrero, con vientos de más de 70 kilómetros por hora. Las escuelas públicas se cerraron, se pararon los servicios del MBTA, y el gobernador prohibió la mayoría del manejo de vehículos en el estado. Por la madrugada del 9...

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City returns mansion, but concerns linger

February 15, 2013
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SUMNER HILL—A decaying mansion at 28 Alveston St. seized by the City last year for unpaid property taxes is back in private hands and reportedly for sale. But neighbors and officials remained concerned about its condition and discussed it at a Feb. 6 meeting of the Problem Properties Committee (PPC). “It’s very much a...

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