Monthly Archives: January 2014

JP History: This Week in JP History

January 17, 2014
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The Gazette’s top headlines from this week in JP history:   5 Years Ago: 2009 “Turner escapes council scrutiny” City Councilor Chuck Turner, who was under federal indictment for bribery, escaped an internal City Council review of his case and announced his bid for re-election. Turner won the contest, but was convicted and forced...

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Sights and Sounds, Jan. 17, 2014

January 17, 2014
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues., Jan. 28 for the Jan. 31 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Special Events The Ben & Eric Winter Warmer comedy show, Thurs., Jan. 23, Bella Luna and Milky Way Lounge, 284 Amory St....

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Mayor Menino’s names to linger on signs

January 17, 2014
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The “Welcome to Hyde Square” sign at Centre Street and S. Huntington Avenue still bears Mayor Menino’s name. (Gazette Photo by Rebeca Oliveira)

After 20 years as mayor, Thomas Menino’s name is on official signs and notices all over Mission Hill and the rest of Boston. But new Mayor Martin Walsh has indicated he has no plans to update the signs anytime soon. Festooned on traffic light boxes, neighborhood welcome signs, illuminated maps, murals, trash barrels and...

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Coalition petitions Walsh for low-income housing

January 17, 2014
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A coalition of 13 housing organizations and advocates, including JP-based City Life/Vida Urbana and Boston Tenant Coalition (BTC), are criticizing the City’s plan for new housing creation and are petitioning new Mayor Martin Walsh to focus on lower-income residents. Former Mayor Thomas Menino was also addressed in the accompanying letter. The City’s current long-term...

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Victim shot, wounded in Bromley-Heath

January 17, 2014
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JACKSON SQ.—A male victim found by police inside a Bromley-Heath apartment on Dec. 27 survived several gunshot wounds in the back, according to a Boston Police report obtained by the Gazette. Officers later found a handgun hidden on a car nearby, but no suspect has been identified or charged. Boston Police officers responded to...

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Canary Square looks for year-round outdoor perch

January 17, 2014
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Canary Square looks for year-round outdoor perch

The owners of Canary Square at 435 S. Huntington Ave. are looking to expand use of the restaurant’s outdoor venue to year-round. According to a Canary Square employee, the owners are proposing a semi-enclosed, convertible glass patio. Gazette emails to co-owner Michael Moxley were not returned by press time. The owners have appeared before...

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Help for Victims

January 17, 2014
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Help for Victims

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Invitación, Jan. 17, 2014

January 17, 2014
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La entrega para la lista de Invitación es al mediodía, el 28 de enero para la publicación del 31 de enero. Manda a reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Atención: Marca el 617 antes de los números que salen abajo. Reuniones Reuniones comunitarias de Parcel U, Urbanica discute planes para la urbanización de una parcela en Hyde Park Ave.,...

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Beautiful World

January 17, 2014
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Beautiful World

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JPNC Zoning votes no on Parkside housing

January 17, 2014
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PARKSIDE—Over a dozen neighbors and interested parties attended a Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council (JPNC) Zoning Committee meeting on Jan. 8 to oppose a proposed residential development at 18 Robeson St. The committee voted unanimously to deny its support to the project, proposed by City Real Estate Development Corp. of Brighton. The proposed project would...

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