Daily Archives: February 14, 2014

Landmarks Commission future unclear

February 14, 2014
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With the Boston Landmarks Commission (BLC) involvement in a controversy last summer in Jamaica Plain, the Gazette reached out to Mayor Martin Walsh’s administration to see whether the commission will undergo any changes moving forward. But the Mayor’s Office and the BLC did not respond to requests for comment. Meanwhile, an architectural historian who...

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Dimock Discussion

February 14, 2014
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Dimock Discussion

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Forest Hills gets bus clock

February 14, 2014
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Forest Hills gets bus clock

Forest Hills MBTA station got the system’s first bus countdown clock last week. The centrally located sign shows departure-time countdowns for all bus routes serving the station according to MBTA spokesperson Kelly Smith. “The display is flexible enough to allow the MBTA to add more information about bus service and other MBTA services in...

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Doherty staying on as mayor’s coordinator

February 14, 2014
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Jullieanne Doherty, who former Mayor Thomas Menino appointed to be Jamaica Plain’s coordinator for the Office of Neighborhood Services, will be staying on under the Mayor Martin Walsh’s administration, according to spokesperson Kate Norton. There was some uncertainty about whether Doherty would remain in that position when the Gazette spoke with her last month....

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Homeless census a mixed bag

February 14, 2014
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The number of homeless people living on the city’s streets decreased almost 7 percent from a year ago, but the number of people homeless has risen by about 4 percent, according to the City’s 2013 homeless census. The Gazette contacted the Mayor’s Office to see if any Jamaica Plain-specific numbers were available, but it...

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‘Oreo’ gone from J.P. Licks

February 14, 2014
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Following a legal warning from cookie-maker Oreo’s parent company, the local J.P. Licks ice cream store is replacing the cookie’s name in its flavors in favor of “cookies ’n’ cream.” J.P. Licks owner Vince Petryk ran a contest to find a replacement term for the cookie’s name. It ended late last month. The winning...

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O’Malley seeks better trash cans, less litter

February 14, 2014
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City Councilor Matt O’Malley filed an order to reduce litter and promote recycling late last month. O’Malley said he believes that the City needs to expand its use of public trash compactors and recycling bins, explore the use of cutting-edge receptacles, and re-evaluate litter fines. “I’ve been working with the City for a better...

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Obituary: Monique Monroe; ran family daycare

February 14, 2014
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Obituary: Monique Monroe; ran family daycare

Monique Monroe, a longtime resident of Jamaica Plain, died peacefully in her home on Jan. 22, 2014, following a short battle with cancer. Monique will be much missed by family members, friends, neighbors and generations of “Mema’s Babies” who were nurtured in her family daycare. In many ways, Monique was larger than life, from...

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JP Firefighter

February 14, 2014
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JP Firefighter

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Officials lay out 2014 agendas

February 14, 2014
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Gun control, drug treatment programs and education funding are among the items on the 2014 agendas of Jamaica Plain’s elected officials. State Rep. Jeffrey Sánchez said he has “a full plate” this year. He will be working on legislation to further regulate the pharmaceutical industry, following the distribution around the country of tainted drugs...

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