Monthly Archives: July 2013

Field narrows for City election

July 5, 2013
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The field for the mayoral race dropped from 15 candidates to 12 after a review of required signatures, according to a City document. Mayoral candidates had to collect 3,000 signatures. One Jamaica Plain resident—At-Large City Councilor Felix Arroyo—is in the mayoral race. The other mayoral candidates are City Councilors John Connolly, Rob Consalvo, Mike...

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City services truck to make JP stops

July 5, 2013
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By John Ruch and Rebeca Oliveira/Gazette Staff “City Hall to Go,” a truck offering various City of Boston resident services, will make regular Jamaica Plain stops starting today, July 5. The first stop will be at 12:30 p.m. at 3091 Washington St. in Egleston Square. The second stop will be 4 p.m. at Centre...

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A JP win in Supreme Court DOMA decision

July 5, 2013
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The U.S. Supreme Court on June 26 struck down a core section of the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) that previously had been successfully challenged by Jamaica Plain residents. DOMA unconstitutional benefits provision banned same-sex married couples from receiving various benefits that opposite-sex married couples do. The Supreme Court ruled that the 1996...

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Historic demolition process reviewed

July 5, 2013
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After a historic house in Jamaica Plain recently was partially demolished without Boston Landmarks Commission (BLC) review, the City regulation controlling such acts has been thrust into the spotlight. Meanwhile, the Boston Preservation Alliance (BPA) is in discussions with the City about the possibility about strengthening the regulation, as other cities have done. Article...

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JP remains beetle-free

July 5, 2013
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Two years after Jamaica Plain first saw Asian longhorned beetles (ALB), the neighborhood remains free of any further sightings of the tree-killing insect. If this season’s inspections turn up no further evidence of ALB by early next year, quarantine measures will be lifted. After six infected trees were discovered at Faulkner Hospital in 2010,...

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Surprise Star

July 5, 2013
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Surprise Star

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101 Brookley Road is sold

July 5, 2013
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A long-vacant property at 101 Brookley Road was sold late last week for over $2 million to a limited liability company (LLC). Chestnut Hill-based Buildex Real Estate, LLC bought the property from Boston-based Planet Street, LLC on June 27 for $2.18 million, according to public land records. “We’re really interested to hear what that...

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Jackson Sq. development gets added units

July 5, 2013
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The Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development Corporation’s (JPNDC) plan for a low-income apartment project at 75 Amory Ave. has changed slightly since it was filed with the City in January, as two units have been added to the proposal. “Basically, we are trying to get the greatest number of units within the envelope of the...

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Troubled mansion under repairs

July 5, 2013
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SUMNER HILL—A decaying and vacant mansion at 28 Alveston St. is undergoing repairs, though neighbors remain unhappy at how fast they are happening. The house used to belong to Ellen Robinson until her death last year. Christopher Robinson, the representative of her estate, is her nephew and is heading the property’s cleanup. The house...

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Invitación, July 5-18, 2013

July 5, 2013
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La entrega para la lista de Invitación es al mediodía, el 16 de julio para la publicación del 19 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          Zoning Board of Appeals, City Hall, salón 801, martes, 9 julio,...

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