Monthly Archives: March 2014

Invitación, March 14, 2014

March 14, 2014
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La entrega para la lista de Invitación es al mediodía, el 25 de marzo para la publicación del 28 de marzo. Manda a reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Atención: Marca el 617 antes de los números que salen abajo. Reuniones JPNC Housing & Development Committee, hablar de Arborway Yard aparcamiento de buses y el “Parcel U” de Ubanica...

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Landmarks Commission future unclear

March 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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New Curley School field is funded

March 14, 2014
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JP CENTER—Following a successful fundraising campaign to raise $260,000 to replace an asphalt lot with an artificial turf field and track for recess use, the Curley K-8 School at 493 Centre St. is preparing to meet with Boston Public Schools (BPS) to prepare the project for contractor bids. “We had a remarkable outpouring of...

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Flowery peace symbol may return to pond

March 14, 2014
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Flowery peace symbol may return to pond

Flowery symbols secretly planted at Jamaica Pond may again bloom this spring, according to the “Guerrilla Gardner” who last year cultivated a peace symbol of daffodils there. “Spring is on the way, and who knows what might pop up this year!” said the anonymous planter in an email to the Gazette signed only, “your...

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Editorial: State Lab safety

March 14, 2014
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The latest report about the State Lab’s drug testing scandal leaves us even less convinced that a facility handling diseases and possible bioterror sample in our backyard is safe and secure. The Inspector General’s report describes management failures everywhere from the lab to the Governor’s Office. It depicts serious problems with employee background checks...

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Editorial: Congrats to business ESL program

March 14, 2014
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Congratulations to the graduates of the new business-oriented ESL program created by Hyde/Jackson Square Main Street, Egleston Square Main Street and the YMCA. English is a challenging language to master, and learning the special jargon of business is a major accomplishment. It’s inspiring to see local business owners working even harder in their pursuit...

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Letter: A farewell from Malia’s office

March 14, 2014
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Since 2009, I have had the amazing opportunity of working for one of the most dynamic legislators in the State House, Rep. Liz Malia. Throughout my five years working for Rep. Malia, I have been astonished by her dedication to her district, and her commitment to advocate for those who have the greatest needs....

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Letter: Mayor Walsh on his first 9 weeks

March 14, 2014
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It’s hard to believe it’s been just nine weeks since I was sworn in as mayor of Boston. A lot has happened, and my administration has made great progress in key areas. We’re working hard to tackle the most urgent challenges directly and build a foundation for long-term success. In public safety, we’ve listened...

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Sale of Blessed Sacrament Church finalized

March 5, 2014
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The sale of the former Blessed Sacrament Church building at 365 Centre St. from the Church Square Partners to the Hyde Square Task Force (HSTF) has been finalized, according to a press release. The sale was completed Feb. 28. HSTF had entered into a purchase-and-sale agreement to buy the church building in early July...

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