Monthly Archives: June 2013

Obituary: Henry Theosian, AIDS Action volunteer

June 21, 2013
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(Courtesy Photo) Henry “Hank” Theosian and Orca the dog at Boomerangs.

Henry “Hank” Theosian, a longtime volunteer at Jamaica Plain-based AIDS Action Committee who befriended everyone at the agency from the front-desk receptionist to the CEO, died May 15 after a brief illness. He was 79 years old. Theosian, who would have turned 80 in August, began volunteering for AIDS Action sometime in the 1990s....

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Invitación, June 21, 2013

June 21, 2013
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La entrega para la lista de Invitación es al mediodía, el 2 de julio para la publicación del 5 de julio. Manda a news@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Nota: hay que marcar 617 antes de los números que salen abajo, si no tiene otro número. Reuniones Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council, agenda incluye una presentación de ESD sobre nuevo...

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JP Agenda, June 21, 2013

June 21, 2013
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues., July 2 for the July 5 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Meetings Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council, agenda to include presentation from ISD about new rental registration & inspection program, Tues., June 25, 7pm,...

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Sights & Sounds, June 21, 2013

June 21, 2013
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues., July 2 for the July 5 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Special Events Lorber Family Playground grand opening, Wed., June 26, 3:30-5pm, rain or shine, Jackson Square, behind MBTA station. Info: bostonchildrens.org/playground. First...

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Police Spotlight: Scam targets businesses’ utility bills

June 19, 2013
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The Boston Police Department is warning small business owners about an ongoing scam where a caller demands a utility bill payment via a Green Dot prepaid card. Utility companies never request payment by such cards. The scam has hit at least 50 businesses–15 of them in Boston–over the past several months, and stolen more...

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Politics as Unusual: TV news: Forget that mayoral race, here’s a celebrity baby

June 18, 2013
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From what I’m told, Boston used to be a place where residents primarily had two interests—sports and politics. They loitered in dark barrooms, commiserated over Red Sox heartbreak, and when election cycles rolled around, they jousted viciously, debating over who should take the helm at City Hall and elsewhere. As legend has it, political...

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Jackson Square CAC disbanded

June 13, 2013
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Jackson Square Community Advisory Committee (CAC), which was formed in 2006 to oversee a massive redevelopment of the area, has been disbanded by the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA), according to that agency and to Rodney Singleton, the former chair of the group. The reasoning behind why the group was disbanded is disputed. It is...

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Politics as Unusual: Look who’s filling the mayoral campaign war chests

June 12, 2013
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It’s both sad and typical that candidates with fat pockets are always considered frontrunners, both in the current sprint for Boston City Hall and in any other race. More often than not, those sitting on the tallest money piles are the most likely to do damage in the name of despicable private interests, from...

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Judge explains why JPNC is not a gov’t body

June 7, 2013
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The written opinion tossing out the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council’s (JPNC) lawsuit includes a point-by-point demolition of its claim to be a government body. The ruling appears to clarify the status of other neighborhood councils around the city as well. While destroying the JPNC’s argument, Justice Linda Giles’s May 16 opinion also praises the...

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Court: Open Meeting Law may apply to JPNC

June 7, 2013
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A court recently shot down the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council’s (JPNC) controversial claim in a lawsuit that it is a “municipal board” of the City of Boston empowered to sue over a zoning decision. But in the same decision, the court speculated without ruling that the state Open Meeting Law may still apply to...

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