Monthly Archives: September 2013

Casey Overpass to close for ‘emergency repairs’ in October

September 27, 2013
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The Casey Overpass will close for two days in October for “emergency repairs,” according to a Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) press release. The bridge, which carries Route 203/Arborway over Washington and New Washington Streets, will close Oct. 5 and Oct. 6 between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. to allow the repair of 17...

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Walsh, Connolly top mayoral ticket; Arroyo out

September 27, 2013
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Mayoral candidate Marty Walsh. (Courtesy Photo)

State Rep. Marty Walsh and At-Large City Councilor John Connolly punched their tickets into the Nov. 5 Boston mayoral final after finishing one-two in the Sept. 24 preliminary, according to the unofficial City results. About 31 percent of registered voters participated in the election. Boston mayoral candidate Felix Arroyo, a Jamaica Plain resident and...

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Connolly, Walsh ganan; Arroyo excluido

September 27, 2013
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De John Ruch y Peter Shanley/Gazette Staff De un campo de 12 candidatos para alcalde, John Connolly y Marty Walsh fueron los finalistas en la elección preliminar del martes pasado. Felix Arroyo, un residente de Jamaica Plain y el primer latino a presentarse para alcalde en Boston, terminó en el quinto lugar. “No me...

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JPNC Election: 20 seats, 12 candidates

September 27, 2013
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Twelve candidates have been certified to run in next month’s election for the 20-seat Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council (JPNC), according to an official nominee list provided by the election’s ombuds board. The low number of candidates means the Oct. 19 election will be noncompetitive and the council will have to fill some seats by appointment. Among...

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Park Cleanup

September 27, 2013
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Park Cleanup

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Local author’s 2nd vampire novel released

September 27, 2013
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The cover of "Sour." (Courtesy Image)

The second book in a series of Boston-based vampire novels came out in July, written by Uzuri Wilkerson, one of the managers of Harvest Co-Op Market’s South Street location in Jamaica Plain. The novel is titled “Sour,” which plays off the name of the first book, “Sweet.” It continues to follow the protagonist Celia...

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JP agent helps top activists be heard

September 27, 2013
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Jodi Solomon, a Jamaica Plain resident, runs an agency booking speaking engagements for a variety of personalities. But Solomon insists having clients who have an impact on the world, such as actor Sidney Poitier and women’s equal pay activist Lilly Ledbetter. Those clients include prominent JP residents. “I’m selective with my clients, who offer...

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Martinez named school committee vice-chair

September 27, 2013
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Claudio Martinez, a Jamaica Plain resident and executive director of the Hyde Square Task Force, was named the new vice-chair of the Boston School Committee on Sept. 18. Martinez has served on the School Committee, which governs Boston Public Schools, since 2008. He is known for his advocacy for bilingual education and co-chairs the...

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Politics as Unusual: After Election Day, 2 winners and a million questions

September 27, 2013
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The preliminary gauntlet we just pulled through was a fabulously bloodless municipal massacre, the kind of free-for-all preliminary that inspires thrilling political prose, and that makes, breaks and cremates careers. In the process—and certainly in the immediate aftermath—we’ve learned lots about our modern city, like that “labor” and “Irish” are still positive concepts around...

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JP Observer: Three things to make JP’s great restaurants better

September 27, 2013
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Jamaica Plain’s restaurants and cafes are really something, aren’t they? We have quantity, quality and great variety here. JP’s eateries help make shopping districts and sub-neighborhoods into destinations, so they increase and promote business and lively activity. The number of restaurants seems to be expanding. If you count coffee shops that serve food and...

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