Monthly Archives: May 2014

Gazette founder to be named JP ‘champion’

May 23, 2014
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Sandra Storey, who founded the Gazette and now writes its “JP Observer” column, will be named ESAC’s “Community Champion” of the year at a June 17 celebration. ESAC is a social services nonprofit agency founded nearly 50 years in Egleston Square. It recently moved to Dorchester, but remains active in Jamaica Plain. The “Community...

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Parklet will move this year

May 23, 2014
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HYDE SQ.—Even though Boston Transportation Department (BTD) is ready to bring back Jamaica Plain’s parklet, that won’t happen at its original location this year due to utility work on Centre Street. Instead, BTD is looking for alternate locations in Hyde Square and in the Centre/South corridor. The parklet debuted last year outside Old Havana...

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NACA finds new home at 225 Centre St.

May 23, 2014
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By Rebeca Oliveira and Peter Shanley/Gazette Staff JACKSON SQ.—The nonprofit Neighborhood Assistance Corporation of America (NACA), which is being pushed out of its longtime home on Washington Street, has found a new residence, becoming the first commercial tenant at the recently completed mixed-use 225 Centre St. building. NACA is an advocacy organization and mortgage...

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JP Observer: Join JP activists to expand the Bottle Bill

May 23, 2014
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The Massachusetts legislature failed to pass the “Updated Bottle Bill” by May 7. According to the rules, advocates now have just over a month to collect 12,000 valid signatures (or 22,000 total, to be safe) to put the issue on the general election ballot on Nov. 4. Right now, consumers pay 5-cent deposits on...

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Conservation Conversation

May 23, 2014
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Conservation Conversation

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Regan League parade won’t reschedule

May 23, 2014
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The Jamaica Plain Regan Youth League baseball and softball league’s annual Opening Day Parade will not be rescheduled, according to a main participant. It was originally scheduled for late April, but was cancelled due to rain. Longtime participant Michael Frank told the Gazette that the parade would not be rescheduled. Regan League organizer Harry...

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Mayor marks Small Business Week in JP

May 23, 2014
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Mayor Martin Walsh celebrated National Small Business Week in JP on May 13, announcing that the Department of Neighborhood Development’s (DND) Office of Business Development (OBD) will be more than doubling its budget to $250,000 for its One-on-One Small Business Assistance program. “Boston is the hub of small business and entrepreneurship, and today’s expansion...

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DCR to study Arborway bike lanes

May 23, 2014
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Bikers might soon be able to traverse the Arborway a little more easily, as the state is looking into installing bike lanes on the roadway. Bill Hickey, spokesperson for the Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR), which manages the Arborway, said the department will start early in the next fiscal year to study the...

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Rt. 39 improvement delayed again

May 23, 2014
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The Route 39 bus improvement project remains to be finished, as the last part—the “bump-out” curb extension at the Centre Street and Seaverns Avenue stop—was delayed again last month, according to MBTA spokesperson Joe Pesaturo. The “bump-out” curb extension was also delayed last fall. “The contractor, LM Heavy Civil Construction of Quincy, tells us...

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Leadership Award

May 23, 2014
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Leadership Award

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