Monthly Archives: March 2013

Letter: Casey Arborway will be a uniter, not a divider

March 15, 2013
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The following is an excerpt of a letter sent to local elected officials and the Massachusetts Department of Transportation regarding the Casey Arborway design set to replace the Casey Overpass in Forest Hills: We look forward to this section of the Arborway becoming a common ground—a uniter, not a divider, physically and metaphorically—for all...

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Letter: Mission Hill School should regain citywide status

March 15, 2013
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A version of this letter was sent to Boston Public Schools officials, Mayor Thomas Menino and the Boston City Council: We are writing to express our deep concern about the impact of the proposed school assignment plans on the Mission Hill School (MHS) specifically. In summary, MHS is a phenomenal, unique, internationally recognized school....

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Sights & Sounds, March 15, 2013

March 15, 2013
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Sights & Sounds, March 15, 2013

The deadline for listings is noon, Tues., March 26 for the March 29 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Special Events “Art for Music” silent auction, to benefit the JP Music Festival, March 24 date is cancelled, rescheduled event to be...

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JP Agenda, March 15, 2013

March 15, 2013
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues., March 26 for the March 29 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Meetings Egleston Square Peace Garden redesign meeting, Sat., March 16, 10am, Egleston Sq. YMCA, 3134 Washington St. Info: 724-554-0632. JPNC Housing and...

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Invitación, March 15, 2013

March 15, 2013
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La entrega para la lista de Invitación es al mediodía, el 26 de marzo para la publicación del 29 de marzo. Manda a news@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Nota: hay que marcar 617 antes de los números que salen abajo, si no tiene otro número. Reuniones Reunión de diseño de Egleston Square Peace Garden, sábado, 16 marzo, 10am,...

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School assignment plan approved

March 14, 2013
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By Rebeca Oliveira and John Ruch/Gazette Staff The Boston School Committee voted 6-1 to approve a new home-based, zone-free school choice plan last night. The approved plan does not include walk-zone priority and will take effect in the 2014-2015 school year. The plan does away with zones and uses a child’s address as a...

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Police seek Jackson Sq. T Station robbery suspect

March 11, 2013
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Police seek Jackson Sq. T Station robbery suspect

JACKSON SQ.—MBTA Transit Police are seeking an armed robber who stole a passenger’s iPad computer at gunpoint inside the Jackson Square T Station on March 9. The victim was robbed on the Orange Line platform around 12:50 p.m. The suspect fled in the direction of the Bromley-Heath housing development, according to Transit Police. The...

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Ex-Mayor Flynn backs JPNC lawsuit

March 8, 2013
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Former Mayor Raymond Flynn supports the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council’s (JPNC) right to sue the City in its controversial lawsuit, he told the Gazette in a phone interview today. Flynn created the JPNC and other neighborhood councils around the city in the 1980s to advise City Hall. He said he did not consider them...

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As snow piles up, so do complaints

March 8, 2013
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With 7 inches of snow and counting coming down in a worse-than-expected snowstorm today, complaints from Gazette readers are also piling up, especially about the City’s decision to keep Boston Public Schools open. By early this morning, many side streets had not been plowed since last night, and some on hills had children sledding...

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Hyde Square Task Force in talks for church bid

March 6, 2013
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HYDE SQ.—The Hyde Square Task Force (HSTF) is in talks with the owners of the former Blessed Sacrament Church about making a bid for the property. “The Hyde Square Task Force and the JP Neighborhood Development Corporation are currently engaged in positive discussions in which we are exploring what a viable offer for the...

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