Monthly Archives: December 2013

Walsh transition team talks education

December 20, 2013
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Mayor-elect Marty Walsh’s transition team held a public forum on education in Boston at English High on Dec. 10. The transition team spoke very little, giving almost all of the forum’s time to listening to the input from a nearly full auditorium of community members on topics such as charter schools, support for early...

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Community centers MOU remains unfinished

December 20, 2013
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A new operating agreement between the City and community centers was supposed to be in place long ago, but now it seems likely the document will not be completed before the Menino administration exits. The issue of an agreement between the City and community centers arose after two groups at the Hennigan Community Center...

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JP Observer: A New Year’s wish list for the new mayor

December 20, 2013
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Dear Santa: Here’s what I want for Christmas. Er, no… Dear Mayor-elect Martin J. Walsh: Here are a few wishes for Jamaica Plain (and environs) in the new year under your new administration. Please: 1. Keep the Mayor’s Office of Neighborhood Services and Jullieanne Doherty, its Jamaica Plain Coordinator. They are both unique and...

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CSMS holds holiday artist event

December 20, 2013
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JP Centre/South Main Streets (CSMS), a business promotion organization, will host its first annual holiday pop-up bazaar at 668 Centre Street, according to Executive Director Andrew Zarro. Zarro said the three-day event will feature local crafts and arts and is “super impromptu.” He said that it will have a “cohesive feel” and the theme...

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Holiday Tree-Lightings

December 20, 2013
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O’Malley backs new ban on smoking in parks

December 20, 2013
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The City Council last month passed legislation that bans smoking in City’s parks. The measure was introduced by Mayor Thomas Menino and steered out of City Councilor Matt O’Malley’s Committee on Government Operations. “I think it is a great idea and a great piece of legislation,” said O’Malley, who lives in and represents Jamaica...

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Local state rep. travels to D.C. to talk health plan

December 20, 2013
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Local state Rep. Jeffrey Sánchez recently traveled to Washington D.C. to speak during the National Conference of State Legislatures about Massachusetts healthcare program in light of the ongoing implementation of the Affordable Healthcare Act. “Massachusetts is at the forefront of healthcare reform,” Sánchez said in a recent Gazette interview. The representative said he focused...

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Sights and Sounds, Dec. 20, 2013

December 20, 2013
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues., Jan. 14 for the Jan. 17 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Special Events JP Centre/South’s Holiday Pop Up Bazaar, Fri., Dec. 20, 6-9pm, 668 Centre St. Info: 971-8078. Breakfast with Santa at Franklin...

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Tres Gatos to buy Centre Street Cafe

December 20, 2013
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Tres Gatos to buy Centre Street Cafe

The owners of the restaurant and book-and-music store Tres Gatos are closing on a deal to buy Centre Street Café and relaunch it as an Italian restaurant. Tres Gatos owner David Doyle and his business partners decided to buy the restaurant, located at 669A Centre St., once they found out its owner, Felicia Sánchez,...

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Birth Notices

December 20, 2013
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Adina Allen and Jeffrey Kasowitz are pleased to announce the birth of a baby boy, Remez (Remy) Ner Kasowitz, on Nov. 23, 2013 at home in Jamaica Plain. JP parents can send birth announcements to news@jamaicaplaingazette.com.

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