Daily Archives: February 14, 2014

Officials question Shattuck child care’s pending closure

February 14, 2014
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Officials question Shattuck child care’s pending closure

FOREST HILLS—Seven months after the state-subsidized Shattuck Child Care Center was given its official eviction and de-funding notice, it is no closer to finding a new permanent home, despite getting help from local elected officials.“It’s really unfortunate. Very, very, very sad, really,” said state Rep. Liz Malia, blasting the lack of resolution. “The ...

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Mail problems lead to staff changes

February 14, 2014
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The spate of mail delivery problems that hit Jamaica Plain last month has resulted in managerial changes, according to United States Postal Service spokesperson Melissa Lohnes. The Gazette reported last month that several areas of Jamaica Plain had problems with undelivered mail, including St. Rose, Boylston and Jamaica Streets, as well as Robinwood and...

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English High Art

February 14, 2014
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English High Art

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Gunshot victim was Hennigan student

February 14, 2014
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A 9-year-old boy who was shot and killed in Mattapan, allegedly by his older brother, was a Hennigan Elementary School student, according to Boston Public Schools spokesperson Brian Ballou. The Hennigan School is located at 200 Heath St. in Jamaica Plain. “Counselors are at the school and are available for any students or staff,”...

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Oiste? recibe nuevo director de JP

February 14, 2014
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Oiste? recibe nuevo director de JP

Residente de Jamaica Plain Juan Leyton se quedará a cargo de la organización política latina Oiste? como director interino debido a la salida inesperada se su antigua directora. “Me encanta trabajar con la comunidad latina,” dijo Leyton al Gazette esta semana. “No puedo predecir qué pasará después de conseguir otro director, pero me gustaría...

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JP resident taking over Oiste?

February 14, 2014
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JP resident taking over Oiste?

Jamaica Plain resident Juan Leyton will take up the post of interim director at the Latino political organization Oiste? following the previously director’s exit to lead the City’s Office of New Bostonians (ONB). “I love working with the Latino community,” Leyton told the Gazette this week. “I can’t say what will happen after we...

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Library plans no closures under Walsh

February 14, 2014
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The Boston Public Library (BPL), which proposed highly controversial branch closures under former Mayor Thomas Menino, has no such plans under new Mayor Martin Walsh. “All of our branches—24 in all, plus the Central Library in Copley Square—are open and will remain so,” BPL spokesperson Gina Perille told the Gazette in an email. During...

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Support grows for new T bus yard

February 14, 2014
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Support grows for new T bus yard

FOREST HILLS—Despite the MBTA’s rejection of his proposal to move a proposed permanent bus yard to a new site on American Legion Highway, local activist Allan Ihrer continues to pursue the idea and gather support. Ihrer, a long-time member of the Community Planning Committee for the Arborway Yard (CPCAY), has proposed building the permanent...

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Felix D. Arroyo to run for register of probate

February 14, 2014
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Former City Councilor Felix D. Arroyo is running for the Suffolk County Register of Probate and Family Court, according to an email blast. Felix D. Arroyo is the father of Felix G. Arroyo, who is also a former city councilor. Felix G. Arroyo, a Jamaica Plain resident, ran a failed campaign for mayor last...

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Former Main Street director guilty of larceny charges

February 14, 2014
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Carlos Schillaci, former executive director of Hyde/Jackson Square Main Street (HJSMS), plead guilty to four larceny charges last summer, according to Suffolk County District Attorney spokesperson Jake Wark. Schillaci will serve three years probation and pay about $20,000 in restitution to HJSMS, said Wark. Schillaci left HJSMS in summer 2011 amid accusations that money...

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