Monthly Archives: April 2013

Trash cans lacking in Centre/South

April 26, 2013
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Despite its reputation of being one of Boston’s greenest neighborhoods, central Jamaica Plain is lagging in a crucial aspect: public trash collection and recycling. The Gazette surveyed trash cans in the Centre/South corridor last month. Of the 51 public trash cans in the two-mile stretch, only six were solar-powered, compacting, lidded “BigBelly” cans. They...

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El director de la Cruz Roja ayuda a las víctimas

April 26, 2013
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Las bombas del 15 de abril detuvieron a Jarrett Barrios, el director ejecutivo de la Cruz Roja de Massachusetts del este y un residente de Jamaica Plain, en medio de su primer intento de maratón. A pesar de un dolor en su pierna debido a la carrera, ayudó a los víctimas de las bombas...

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JPer announces run for City Council

April 26, 2013
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(Courtesy Photo) Shaun Ivers in his campaign photo.

Shaun Ivers, a Jamaica Plain resident who said he is a freelance consultant for the Boston Municipal Research Bureau and the Child Welfare League of America, has announced his intention to run for an At-Large City Council seat. “With an open race for the Mayor’s Office and several city councilors putting their jobs on...

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MassDOT responds to Casey bias claims

April 26, 2013
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The state Department of Transportation (MassDOT) maintains that it was “absolutely” not biased in favor of replacing the deteriorating Casey Overpass with an at-grade street network, despite suggestions in recently released internal documents. The documents from the early planning stages of the Casey Arborway project, before any public meetings, suggest that MassDOT focused on...

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Blessed Sacrament campus stirs controversy again

April 26, 2013
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The Blessed Sacrament Church campus has been the source of recent controversy, as the proposals to turn the former Catholic church into 37 luxury condos and the Norbert School building into 21 apartments has drawn the ire of residents concerned about gentrification. The controversy has now ensnared two prominent Jamaica Plain organizations—the Hyde Square...

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Prairie Pups

April 26, 2013
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(Photo Courtesy Zoo New England) Two of three baby prairie dogs recently born at the Franklin Park Zoo play together. They were born six to eight weeks ago. Prairie dogs are small rodents native to western North America. For more info, see zoonewengland.org.

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Politics as Unusual: Boston liberals could use Norquist’s playbook

April 26, 2013
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Two days before the biggest mayoral race in Boston’s history was appropriately sidelined so the Hub could manage tragedy, our city got a visit from conservative stalwart and Harvard alum Grover Norquist. The small-government crusader was in town entertaining Tea Partiers on Boston Common, where a gaggle of conservatives—who presumably utilize no public resources,...

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Wake Up the Earth parade expands

April 26, 2013
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The 35th annual Wake Up the Earth parade on May 4 will have a little more panache this year. The event will actually feature three different parades: the traditional Jamaica Plain parade down Centre Street, another one from Egleston Square and a new one from Dudley Square in Roxbury. The Wake Up the Earth...

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Regan League opening day tomorrow

April 26, 2013
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The JP Regan Youth League has moved its opening day parade and ceremony to Sat., April 27. Originally slated for April 20, the event was rescheduled due to the Boston Marathon bombing suspect manhunt. it will include the full traditional parade down Centre Street and S. Huntington Avenue and the first pitch ceremony at...

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U.S. Senate primary is April 30

April 26, 2013
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Three Republicans and two Democrats are set to fight it out April 30 for their respective party’s nominations in the race to fill the U.S. Senate seat left vacant by John Kerry. U.S. Rep. Stephen Lynch (8th District), who represents a portion of Jamaica Plain, and U.S. Rep. Ed Markey (5th District) are running...

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