Monthly Archives: February 2014

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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On the Police Beat, Jan. 26-Feb. 9, 2014

February 14, 2014
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The following police incident reports are public records provided by the Community Service Office of the District E-13 Police Station, which is solely responsible for their content. All suspects are innocent unless proven guilty in court. Feb. 9: Coreen Fortunato of JP charged with larceny shoplifting $50 to $199, 704 Centre St. Feb. 8:...

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JP reps. weigh in on Henriquez’s expulsion

February 14, 2014
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Jamaica Plain’s state representatives talked to the Gazette about the “difficult vote” to expel Rep. Carlos Henriquez, following his conviction on two counts of misdemeanor assault. The Massachusetts House voted earlier this month to expel Henriquez, a Dorchester Democrat. He was convicted last month of two misdemeanor charges, stemming from an episode in July...

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‘Problem Properties’ get updates

February 14, 2014
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‘Problem Properties’ get updates

The Jamaica Plain Problem Properties Committee recently reported on updates with several local properties that have been in the news for their conditions. The committee, composed of City officials, Boston Police officers and residents, helps to direct City action on properties that appear to have ongoing issues with their conditions or uses. 38-40 Sheridan...

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