Monthly Archives: November 2013

Tree-lightings, Trolley Tour coming

November 22, 2013
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Three holiday events will take place in Jamaica Plain on Dec. 7, according to a City document. Egleston Square will host a tree-lighting event from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., while the Mayor’s Trolley Tour will stop at Monument Square and Hyde Square at 2 p.m. and 2:45 p.m., respectively. Previous years’ Trolley Tours...

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JP students earn school honors

November 22, 2013
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Seven Jamaica Plain students at Brookline’s Dexter Southfield School earned academic honors distinctions for the first marking period this fall. Tenth-graders Nicole Iannella and Louisa Vincent earned High Honors, meaning an average grade of A-minus or above. Earning Honors, meaning an average of a high B grade, were: Alexander Baker (grade 9), Wilder Huckleberry...

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Parklet partner Tacos El Charro closed

November 21, 2013
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Tacos El Charro, a Mexican restaurant at 349 Centre St. and a maintaining partner of the parklet at that address, has closed. It was sold this summer. The new owners plan to re-open the space as “Old Havana” restaurant “soon,” Hyde/Jackson Square Main Streets Executive Director Gerald Robbins told the Gazette. They have also...

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ESAC moves out of JP

November 15, 2013
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The Ecumenical Social Action Committee (ESAC), long based out of 3313 Washington St., is moving its offices to Dorchester today. Its offices were closed today to allow for the move. The relocation was announced in an email to its mailing list. ESAC’s new address will be 214 Harvard St. in Dorchester. It is unclear...

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Shattuck Partners aims to raise $50K for local hospital

November 12, 2013
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A friends group aims to raise $50,000 to improve patients’ experience at the local Lemuel Shattuck Hospital with a Nov. 14 fundraiser. Shattuck Partners is a volunteer-run nonprofit that provides service the state hospital’s budget does not, ranging from art therapy to ethnic foods to TVs. “All hospitals have televisions,” said Frieda Cohen, chairperson...

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Walsh wins Mayor’s Office

November 8, 2013
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Walsh wins Mayor’s Office

Riding the support of labor unions and endorsements from key elected officials, state Rep. Marty Walsh narrowly defeated At-Large City Councilor John Connolly on Nov. 5 to become the next mayor of Boston. Mayor Thomas Menino is stepping down after 20 years in office. Walsh, a labor leader who received an endorsement from Jamaica...

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JPNC votes to settle S. Huntington lawsuit

November 8, 2013
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By Emily Resnevic and John Ruch/Gazette Staff The Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council (JPNC) voted to settle its controversial lawsuit against the 161 S. Huntington Ave. redevelopment at its Oct. 29 meeting. The vote, conducted privately in an executive session, was unanimous, according to JPNC chair Benjamin Day, the lawsuit’s plaintiff. The JPNC voted “to...

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Five Years of Hope

November 8, 2013
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Five Years of Hope

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JP authors write Orange Line history book

November 8, 2013
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JP authors write Orange Line history book

The MBTA’s Orange Line, one of Jamaica Plain’s defining features and the product of its early political activism, is the subject of a new book by JP residents Jeremy Fox and Andrew Elder. Their “Images of Rail: Boston’s Orange Line” is a photojournalism history of what is now a subway and light rail line....

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Venta de Blessed Sacrament Church extendida

November 8, 2013
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Hyde Square Task Force (HSTF) y Church Square Partners decidieron extender la fecha para finalizar la venta del antiguo edificio de Blessed Sacrament Church en 365 Centre St, según el portavoz de HSTF Pat Gray. “Todo está progresando según los planes. Tenemos ganas de comprar la iglesia dentro de unos meses,” dijo Gray en...

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