Monthly Archives: December 2013

JP resident named to Parks Commission

December 20, 2013
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JP resident named to Parks Commission

Jamaica Plain resident Anne Connolly, who recently was named to the Boston Parks and Recreation Commission (BPRC) by Mayor Thomas Menino, grew up in the housing developments of South Boston. Those surroundings afforded little greenery, so her mother often shipped off Connolly and her three younger brothers with peanut butter and jelly sandwiches and...

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JP artist preserves Casey Overpass in paintings

December 20, 2013
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"Three Pole Shadow" by Sean McCabe. (Courtesy Photo)

FOREST HILLS—Jamaica Plain resident Sean McCabe is getting inspiration for his art from the impending transformation of the Casey Overpass into the Casey Arborway. A collection of McCabe’s paintings depicting the overpass and the area around it is currently on display at the James’s Gate pub at 5 McBride St. “Aesthetically, many see The...

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JP puppeteer debuts family show

December 20, 2013
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JP puppeteer debuts family show

Jamaica Plain-based puppeteer and performer Bonnie Duncan is performing her first family show, “Squirrel Stole My Underpants,” at the Puppet Showplace Theatre in Brookline later this month. Telling the story of Sylvie, who is sent to hang up the laundry in the backyard before a certain rodent absconds with her favorite piece of clothing,...

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Bringing Hope

December 20, 2013
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Bringing Hope

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Invitación, Dec. 20, 2013

December 20, 2013
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La entrega para la lista de Invitación es al mediodía, el 14 de enero para la publicación del 17 de enero. Manda a reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Atención: Marca el 617 antes de los números que salen abajo. Reuniones Reuniones de la policía del distrito E-13: reunión mensual latina., jueves, 9 enero, 7pm, Nate Smith House, 155...

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Ex-councilor on how Menino might adjust to private life

December 20, 2013
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On Jan. 7, Mayor Thomas Menino will lose the title he’s held for the last 20 years and become a college professor. How should he cope with the big change? John Tobin knows the feeling. He traded the local District 6 Boston City Council seat to become Northeastern University’s vice president for community and...

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3 wounded in 2 shootings

December 20, 2013
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Three people were wounded in two separate shootings—one of them a drive-by—earlier this month in Jamaica Plain. On Dec. 6 around 10:20 p.m., two people were wounded in a drive-by shooting on South Street near the McBride Street intersection, according to a Boston Police report obtained by the Gazette. The victims were passengers in...

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JP Agenda, 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. Meetings E-13 Police meetings: Latino monthly meeting, Thurs., Jan. 9, 7pm, Nate Smith House, 155 Lamartine St.; Monthly meeting, Thurs., Feb. 6,...

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JP group, state rep. disagree on gas tax

December 20, 2013
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A Jamaica Plain Republican Party group is backing an effort to put a question on the 2014 ballot to repeal the automatic gasoline tax increase. But a local Democratic state representative says the tax is needed to fund the state’s transportation system. The state legislature passed a bill that raised the gas tax to...

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Egleston Square Main Street gets interim director

December 20, 2013
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Egleston Square Main Street gets interim director

Giovanna Tapia has been chosen to be the interim executive director of Egleston Square Main Street (ESMS), a nonprofit business promotion and historic preservation organization. Tapia will head the organization while a permanent replacement is found for former Executive Director Betsy Cowan, who announced last month she is taking a job at the City’s...

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