Archive for August, 2014

ZBA process separates small projects

August 29, 2014
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Mayor Martin Walsh recently announced the creation of streamlined Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) process for small businesses and smaller residential applications. A subcommittee of the ZBA will meet bi-weekly to hear zoning relief requests from small businesses and smaller residential projects. The move will is aimed at aiding small businesses and homeowners making...
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Innovative Open Space

August 29, 2014
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Innovative Open Space


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Sights and Sounds, Aug. 29, 2014

August 29, 2014
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues., Sept. 9 for the Sept. 12 issue. Send listings to [email protected] Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Special Events First Thursday art walk, Thurs., Sept. 4, Centre/South corridor shops. Info: centresouth.org. JP Music Festival, 20+ artists, 2 stages, Sat.,...
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New Mural

August 29, 2014
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New Mural


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More JP liquor licenses possible

August 29, 2014
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Jamaica Plain businesses and restaurants might soon have more liquor licenses available thanks to legislation recently passed by the state Legislature. Increasing the amount of City liquor licenses has been a pet issue for At-Large City Councilor Ayanna Pressley. She has criticized the lack of licenses available for neighborhood businesses, saying too many are...
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Dominican Parade

August 29, 2014
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New minister arrives at First Church UU

August 29, 2014
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First Church in Jamaica Plain, Unitarian Universalist (UU) saw new Interim Minister Rev. Tracey Robinson-Harris begin her two-year term on Aug. 15. Robinson-Harris is taking over the post from Rev. Terry Burke, who retired in June after 31 years. “My hope for this ministry is that I will be deeply engaged in building beloved community,...
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Indian food may come to Forest Hills

August 29, 2014
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A new Indian restaurant may be coming to Forest Hills. Punjab Foods, Inc., doing business as Tikki Masala Indian Restaurant, received the support of the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council’s Public Service Committee for a food and beer and wine license at its Aug. 5 meeting. The approval stipulates a a 10 p.m. closing and...
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JP Agenda, Aug. 29, 2014

August 29, 2014
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues., Sept. 9 for the Sept. 12 issue. Send listings to [email protected] Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Meetings Zoning Board of Appeals, City Hall, Room 801, 635-4775. Sept. 2, 10.30am: 11 Pershing Road (construct new shed dormer, new master...
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Obituary: Carlos B. Icaza, community organizer

August 29, 2014
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Obituary: Carlos B. Icaza, community organizer

Carlos B. Icaza, of Jamaica Plain, died Aug. 16, 2014, following a short illness. Icaza, born April 11, 1950, was the beloved husband of Shelley Norton Icaza and best Poppy of Elizabeth Icaza (Giovanni) Poles. Carlos is survived by Shelley and Elizabeth, his brothers David H. (Jean) Icaza and Peter S. (Mony) Icaza; nephews...
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