Monthly Archives: December 2013

Judge rules Charlestown council is public body; cites JPNC case

December 31, 2013
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The Charlestown Neighborhood Council (CNC) is a “public body” that must obey the state Open Meeting Law, a judge ruled last week in a decision issued yesterday. Whether the ruling will affect the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council (JPNC), which unsuccessfully claimed to be a “municipal board” in another lawsuit this year, and similar councils around the city...

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Eagle Eyed

December 28, 2013
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Eagle Eyed

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Pedestrian killed in Egleston Square

December 26, 2013
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A pedestrian died on Christmas Eve after being hit by a car in Egleston Square. Just after 8 p.m. on Tues., Dec. 24, a woman was hit near Amory Street and Columbus Avenue and taken to Brigham and Women’s Hospital, where she was later pronounced dead. Boston Police (BPD) is still investigating the incident....

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Gov. candidates make their pitches in JP

December 20, 2013
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Three Democratic hopefuls to win the Governor’s Office next year spoke and answered questions at a Dec. 4 forum staged at Doyle’s Café by local progressive organizations. Joe Avellone, Donald Berwick and Juliette Kayyem took turns speaking and answering questions at the forum organized by JP Progressives and Jamaica Plain Forum. Avellone, an executive...

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Merry Mayor

December 20, 2013
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Merry Mayor

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JP reflects on Menino’s legacy

December 20, 2013
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JP reflects on Menino’s legacy

By Rebeca Oliveira and Peter Shanley/Gazette Staff When Mayor Thomas Menino leaves office on Jan. 6, he will leave more behind than just his office. His 20 years as mayor have left indelible memories in the hearts of his constituents. Some JP residents shared their thoughts with the Gazette last week. Howard Leibowitz, former Menino...

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Councilor gets district number tattooed on arm

December 20, 2013
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Councilor gets district number tattooed on arm

City Councilor Matt O’Malley decided to mark his dedication to District 6 permanently with a bicep tattoo of the number 6. “I wanted to commemorate the fact that I live in and represent the best place on Earth,” said O’Malley, a Jamaica Plain resident whose District 6 covers most of the neighborhood. “I’ve gotten...

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Candidatos a gobernador en JP

December 20, 2013
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Tres candidatos democráticos a gobernador hablaron y contestaron preguntas el 4 de diciembre en Doyle’s Café en un foro presentado por unas organizaciones locales progresistas. Joe Avellone, Donald Berwick y Juliette Kayyem hablaron en el foro organizado por JP Progressives y Jamaica Plain Forum. Avellone, un ejecutivo de PAREXEL International, una compañía global de...

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The state of S. Huntington development

December 20, 2013
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The latest rendering of “The Serenity,” expected to be completed by 2015. (Illustration Courtesy Prellwitz Chilinski Associates)

S. HUTINGTON—S. Huntington Ave. is about to experience a lot of simultaneous construction now that projects at 105A and 161 have been approved by the City and resolved neighborhood conflicts. The luxury apartments and retail project at 105A S. Huntington Ave., named “The Serenity,” was approved by the City’s Zoning Board of Appeals earlier...

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Sale of Goddard House continues

December 20, 2013
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S. HUNTINGTON—The sale process of the former Goddard House property continues with the building being on the market for almost a year. “We are still evaluating potential buyers,” said Diana Pisciotta, spokesperson for the Goddard House. She told the Gazette to check back next month, but that she does not expect any “news for...

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