Monthly Archives: October 2014

Roslindale Neighbors: City’s housing plan addresses JP, Rozzie gentrification

October 24, 2014
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Roslindale Neighbors: City’s housing plan addresses JP, Rozzie gentrification

Mayor Martin Walsh this month released a new housing plan calling for 53,000 new units to the City by 2030, which will help accommodate a population that is expected to tip 700,000 by then. The plan, which is called “Housing a Changing City: Boston 2030,” also addresses a key issue for both Jamaica Plain...

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Invitacion, Oct. 24, 2014

October 24, 2014
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El plazo para la lista de eventos es el 21 de octubre al mediodía para la publicación del 24 de octubre. Mande a reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Atención: Marque el 617 antes de los números que salen abajo. Reuniones Comité ad hoc de JPNC sobre el desarrollo de Forest Hills, lunes, 27 octubre, 7pm, Farnsworth House, 90...

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Sedgwick SLOG

October 24, 2014
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Sedgwick SLOG

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On the Police Beat, Oct. 5-19, 2014

October 24, 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. Oct. 19: Counterfeiting, 581 Centre St.; Luz H. Marquez of JP charged with assault and battery, 934 Parker...

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Zoo receives anonymous $1m gift

October 24, 2014
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Franklin Park Zoo received an anonymous gift of $1 million to support construction of Nature’s Neighborhoods at the new George Robert White Fund Children’s Zoo on Oct. 10. This gift is the single largest individual gift given in the Zoo’s history. “I think this is indicative of the kind of support we will receive...

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JP orchestra aims to soothe mental woes

October 24, 2014
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A new Jamaica Plain ensemble called Me2/Orchestra aims to give people who suffer from mental illnesses a musical respite from any stigma they might endure elsewhere. “People living with mental health issues face stigma on a daily basis,” said Me2/Orchestra executive director Caroline Whiddon. “One day, they might face discrimination from an employer or...

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New Mural

October 24, 2014
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New Mural

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Hair salon doubles as piano lounge

October 24, 2014
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Three years after adding its chairs to Centre Street’s Soleil Salon, We Are Hair is expanding into the entertainment business with regular Thursday piano and open mic nights. Owner Richard Repetta told the Gazette that the expansion stemmed from his own long history as an actor, singer and director in the Boston area—and the...

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Editorial: A change of tone on housing

October 24, 2014
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As the Gazette makes its twice-a-year return to Roslindale this week, we recall that neighborhood’s recent demographic history as a place where many JP artists and families relocated to escape skyrocketing housing prices and still have a great quality of life. The City’s new housing report, however, shows the displacement of lower-income, and increasingly...

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Editorial: O’Malley makes right call on council pay

October 24, 2014
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The Boston City Council voting itself a 23 percent pay raise—with a salary topping $100,000 a year—practically editorializes against itself. While people who can’t vote themselves a tax-funded raise struggle or are driven out of town, while many City agencies starve for resources, one might wonder why they deserve a raise at all, let...

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