Monthly Archives: November 2013

JP Reads announces short fiction contest winner

November 8, 2013
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JP Reads has announced Jamaica Plain resident Rachel Bergquist as the winner of its first annual Flash Fiction Contest. JP Reads is an organization that encourages JP residents to read a selected book and then holds an annual series of events around it. This year’s book was Junot Díaz’s “Drown.” Díaz visited spoke to...

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Politics as Unusual: Walsh’s working-class concern is what the city needs

November 8, 2013
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It’s easy to retrospectively say this now that Marty Walsh has emerged as the next mayor of Boston, but for anyone who made it to the Strand Theatre in Dorchester for his Election Eve rally, it was clear that his team would reign victorious. I showed up just before the storm, and was sitting...

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Sale of Blessed Sacrament Church extended

November 8, 2013
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The Hyde Square Task Force (HSTF) and Church Square Partners have agreed to extend the closing date for the sale of the former Blessed Sacrament Church building at 365 Centre St., according to HSTF spokesperson Pat Gray. “Everything is proceeding as it should and we look forward to purchasing the church in a few...

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JP Agenda, Nov. 8, 2013

November 8, 2013
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues., Nov. 19 for the Nov. 22 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Meetings Boston Police Latino Monthly Meeting, Thu., Nov 14, 7pm, Nate Smith House, 155 Lamartine St.; Strategic Planning, Thu., Nov 21, 7pm,...

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Council overrides mayor on Arroyo’s ‘Invest in Boston’

November 8, 2013
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The City Council voted on Oct. 23 to override Mayor Thomas Menino’s veto of “Invest in Boston,” a bank-monitoring ordinance written by At-Large City Councilor and Jamaica Plain resident Felix Arroyo. The “Invest in Boston” ordinance calls for the City to deposit funds only in banks that demonstrate they are directly helping Bostonians through...

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Sights and Sounds, Nov. 8, 2013

November 8, 2013
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues., Nov. 19 for the Nov. 22 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Special Events 18th Annual Taste of Jamaica Plain, Thurs., Nov. 21, Elk’s Lodge, 1 Morrell St., West Roxbury, 6:30-9:30pm. $40 advance, $45...

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Washington St. development still in the works

November 8, 2013
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A proposal for two buildings containing 20 residential units and more than 5,000 square feet of commercial space at 3371-3375 Washington St. and 197 Green St. is still “in the process,” according to the developer Walter Craven. The proposal has drawn concern from neighbors. The project was scheduled to go before the Zoning Board...

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1 wounded in Egleston party shooting

November 8, 2013
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EGLESTON SQ.—A male victim was shot in the leg outside a party at 93 Bragdon St. early in the morning of Nov. 3, according to a Boston Police Department (BPD) report. The victim, whose name and age were redacted from the report, was treated for a non-life-threatening injury, according to BPD. Officers responded to...

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JPNC seeks to fill vacant seats

November 8, 2013
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The Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council is seeking new members to fill the eight seats still vacant following the council’s Oct. 19 election. The 20-seat JPNC, a neighborhood group that advises the City about various issues, only had 12 candidates for its election. Any Jamaica Plain resident 16 or older is eligible to serve on...

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Gazette columnist authors culture wars ebook

November 8, 2013
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The cover of “I Killed Breitbart.” (Courtesy Image)

Chris Faraone, the Gazette’s political columnist, has authored an ebook about America’s culture wars called “I Killed Breitbart…And Countless Other Causes of Conservative Consternation.” Written with provocative punches, the book mixes updated reprints of Faraone’s Boston Phoenix reporting on everything from Tea Party rallies to the Democratic National Convention with new material about America’s...

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