Monthly Archives: August 2013

Lantern Lights

August 2, 2013
By
Lantern Lights

Read more »

Yancey draws criticism in District 4 race

August 2, 2013
By

District 4 City Councilor Charles Yancey is running for both reelection and mayor. The three other candidates for the District 4 seat—Steven Godfrey, Divo Rodrigues Monteiro and Terrance Williams—are criticizing that move. City rules allow Yancey to be on the ballot for both, but he can only serve one position if elected. District 4...

Read more »

Norbert School plan linked to church’s deed restriction

August 2, 2013
By

HYDE SQ.—The plan to turn the Norbert School into 21 apartments has been approved by the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) board on the condition that a deed restriction on the Blessed Sacrament Church building is lifted. The lifting of the deed restriction is key to the sale of the church. Meanwhile, BRA spokesperson Melina...

Read more »

El futuro de Norbert School depende en venta de iglesia

August 2, 2013
By

HYDE SQ.— El plan de convertir el Norbert School en 21 departamentos ha sido aprobado por el Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) bajo la condición de que la venta del edificio de Blessed Sacrament Church sea terminada, según una portavoz para BRA Melina Schuler. Schuler reveló que el alcalde Thomas Menino ayudó a acelerar la...

Read more »

2nd police spying protest planned

August 2, 2013
By

Civil liberties groups will hold this year’s second protest on Aug. 4 at Boston Police headquarters against a controversial anti-terrorism intelligence center that maintained files on local peace activists. The Boston Regional Intelligence Center (BRIC) has been criticized for overlooking the alleged Boston Marathon bombers while keeping files on legal activities of protesters, including...

Read more »

Politics as Unusual: Is there an echo in here, or is that a stump speech?

August 2, 2013
By

About 10 years ago, I visited my old college friend Sam in New Hampshire, where he was tailing presidential candidate Wesley Clark to union halls and cafeterias, diners and barbershops. Sam was working for Democratic contender Joe Lieberman, whose team had stuck my friend with the sickly boring task of memorizing Clark’s cookie-cutter monologues,...

Read more »

Café Bartlett Square opens

August 2, 2013
By
Café Bartlett Square opens

BROOKSIDE—Café Bartlett Square, the newest addition to the Bartlett Square development at 154 Green St., opened its doors last month. The 50-seat café, located across the street from the Green Street MBTA station, is open from 6:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday and...

Read more »

JPers win garden contest

August 2, 2013
By

Five Jamaica Plain residents scored wins—including two first places—in this year’s Garden Contest sponsored by Mayor Thomas Menino and the Boston Parks and Recreation Department, it was announced this week. Myrna Balk of Chilcott Place tied for first place in the Large Yard Garden category, and Robert Fettig of Goldsmith Street won first place...

Read more »

Parklets sparked by city innovation fund

August 2, 2013
By

Following the Gazette’s coverage on the lack of an in-depth public process for the City’s pilot parklet program, top Boston Transportation Department’s (BTD) officials met with the Gazette last month to talk funding and where the program could go in the future. The City’s pilot parklet program is being funded from a new, one-time...

Read more »

Sights and Sounds, Aug. 2, 2013

August 2, 2013
By

The deadline for listings is noon, Tues., Aug. 13 for the Aug. 16 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Special Events Summer Nights Out, sponsored by Hyde Square Task Force, Aug. 7: family fitness night. Aug. 14: Afro-Latin percussion night. In...

Read more »