Monthly Archives: July 2013

Invitación, July 19-Aug. 1, 2013

July 19, 2013
By

La entrega para la lista de Invitación es al mediodía, el 30 de julio para la publicación del 2 de agosto. Manda a news@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Nota: hay que marcar 617 antes de los números que salen abajo, si no tiene otro número. Reuniones Planificación comunitaria de Washington St., discute planificación y urbanización del área, sábado,...

Read more »

JP Agenda, July 19-Aug. 1, 2013

July 19, 2013
By

The deadline for listings is noon, Tues., July 30 for the Aug. 2 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Meetings Washington St. community planning, discussing area’s future zoning & planning, Sat., July 20, 10am-noon, the Egleston Farmers Market, 45 Brookside Ave....

Read more »

Editorial: A Blessed Sacrament plan

July 19, 2013
By

The acquisition of the former Blessed Sacrament Church by the Hyde Square Task Force is as surprising a win as the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development Corporation’s acquisition of it years ago. It will be as big a challenge as well. As the Task Force puts its money where its protests were, it should keep...

Read more »

Editorial: The White Stadium gift

July 19, 2013
By

Mayor Menino and Suffolk Construction chief John Fish’s out-of-the-blue plan to renovate White Stadium is weird in a good way, like a guy riding around in a limo tossing hundred-dollar bills out the window to passers-by. Fish showed up in Franklin Park essentially offering millions of dollars in youth-oriented resources, and it’s smart to...

Read more »

Editorial: Mayoral neighbors

July 19, 2013
By

The highly competitive mayoral race is already sparking long overdue discussions on many City issues. One of the best benefits is simply hearing from leaders of neighborhoods that don’t often share their experiences. In recent issues of the Gazette, you’ve heard from candidates who are important leaders in Dudley Square and Dorchester. Whether any...

Read more »

Letter: White Stadium rehab offers more questions than answers

July 19, 2013
By

At a recent community meeting, as reported in the JP Gazette July 5 (“White Stadium could get $20m fix-up”), John Fish presented compelling statistics demonstrating the success of the Boston Scholar Athlete’s program, followed by vague plans outlining his vision for a renovated White Stadium as the program’s signature sports facility. PowerPoint slides not...

Read more »

Meetings to discuss future planning for Washington St.

July 19, 2013
By

Two upcoming community meetings hosted by Egleston Square Main Streets (ESMS) aim to plan for Washington Street’s future planning and zoning in the face of proposed developments. Parts of Washington Street between Forest Hills and Egleston Square are currently zoned as “light industrial,” but two proposed developments in the Forest Hills area would create...

Read more »

Whitehaus still open for now

July 19, 2013
By

The Whitehaus, an artist commune and influential underground music venue, has lost its long-term lease but likely will remain at 10 Seaverns Ave. for at least another six months, according to Whitehaus member Sam Potrykus. Potrykus told the Gazette last fall that it looked like the end of the Whitehaus was near following a...

Read more »

Shattuck child care center gets eviction notice

July 19, 2013
By

FOREST HILLS—The state-subsidized Shattuck Child Care Center has been given its official eviction and de-funding notice, effective July 1, 2014. The center, currently located in a soon-to-be decommissioned building on the Shattuck campus, has been subsidized by the state for the last 43 years. The state has paid for three employees and has not...

Read more »

Curley House revival hits hurdle

July 19, 2013
By

PONDSIDE—Plans to revive the long-underused historic home of legendary Boston politician James Michael Curley are still ongoing as of last month, despite hitting a legal hurdle. The Curley House is owned by the George Robert White Trust, a trust created to “create public works of utility and beauty” in the City of Boston. The...

Read more »

Best of JP 2014