Monthly Archives: January 2014

Letter: JP’s earlier eagle visit

January 17, 2014
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With the recent sightings of a bald eagle on Jamaica Pond (jamaicaplaingazette.com, Dec. 28, 2013), it should be noted that we had a visit from one eight or nine years ago that was featured on the front page of the Gazette. I was the person who photographed that original bald eagle. I was on...

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Letter: SNA backs Arborway Yard move

January 17, 2014
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The Stonybrook Neighborhood Association membership fully supports Allan Ihrer’s proposal of moving the Arborway bus yard project to the American Legion Highway site. This large property, which directly abuts our neighborhood, has great potential to upgrade and beautify the area, if utilized in a more appropriate way than the current plan. The Boston Redevelopment...

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Letter: Thanks to businesses and shoppers for great holiday

January 17, 2014
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The Jamaica Plain Business and Professional Association (JP BAPA) is celebrating a very successful holiday season in the Centre/South business district recently. More than 83 businesses and property owners decorated and were considered for cash prizes awarded by JP BAPA based on artistry, festivity and appeal to customers. Many people supplemented JP BAPA’s decorations...

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Centre St. lane closed for repairs

January 15, 2014
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The right lane on southbound Centre Street between Allendale Street and the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Parkway will be closed by the Department of of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) for repairs until further notice. The Faulkner Hospital side of the road, including the bike lane and sidewalk, will be closed due to debris...

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Victim shot, wounded in Bromley-Heath

January 8, 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 940 Parker...

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Mayor Walsh inaugural speech: ‘I will listen, learn, lead’

January 6, 2014
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The following is Mayor Marty Walsh’s inaugural speech, given on Jan. 6, in its official, prepared form. Walsh improvised some remarks while giving the speech. The Gazette also edited it for typos and style. Good morning. Chief Justice Ireland, President of Boston College, Father Leahy, Cardinal Sean O’Malley and the other Reverend Clergy attending;...

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Arroyo to be City’s Health and Human Services chief

January 5, 2014
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Arroyo to be City’s Health and Human Services chief

City Councilor Felix G. Arroyo, a Jamaica Plain resident, will be the City’s new chief of Health and Human Services, incoming Mayor Marty Walsh announced today. Arroyo will start the job tomorrow, Walsh said this morning on WCVB-TV’s “On the Record.” Arroyo ran his own mayoral campaign last year. After losing in the preliminary...

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Parking ban, other snow emergency information available online

January 2, 2014
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The City’s website will continue to post snow emergency updates, including parking bans, trash and recycling scheduling and library and community center hours. A snow emergency parking ban went into effect at noon today. Boston Public Schools will be closed tomorrow. For a complete list of the parking ban and other information, see cityofboston.gov.

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First Thursday postponed

January 2, 2014
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JP Centre/South Main Streets neighborhood gallery walk, “First Thursday,” has been postponed until next week due to the snow. Originally scheduled for 6 to 8 p.m. tonight, the event will take place Jan. 9 instead, according to an email sent out today by JP Centre/South Main Streets.

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