Monthly Archives: December 2014

Casey Arborway construction meeting slated for Jan. 21

December 23, 2014
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Casey Arborway construction planning details will be revealed at a state Department of Transportation meeting slated for Jan. 21, 6:30-8 p.m. at English High School, 144 McBride St. This is a reschedule of the original Jan. 13 date. MassDOT announced the meeting via a press release that does not give the project’s specific start date....

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Boston 2024 chief: Olympics would boost park

December 19, 2014
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A Boston Olympics would be a “major reinvestment” in Franklin Park and a “catalyst” for improvements to Jamaica Plain, Boston 2024 President Dan O’Connell, told the Gazette during an exclusive interview last week. If JPers disagree, Boston 2024 would find other sites, Dan O’Connell added. But Boston 2024—the private committee planning the local Olympics—will...

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JP students hold Black Lives Matter protest march

December 19, 2014
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JP students hold Black Lives Matter protest march

Hundreds of students from the Margarita Muñiz Academy on Child Street march up Centre Street on the morning of Dec. 16 in a local version of the nationwide protests against police brutality, especially against young African-Americans. Marching from to JP to Roxbury’s Dudley Square, the students chanted, “Hands up, don’t shoot” and “We can’t...

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Hyde Square Christmas

December 19, 2014
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Hyde Square Christmas

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Court trials to move for Casey Arborway project

December 19, 2014
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All jury trials will be transferred out of Jamaica Plain’s West Roxbury District Court at the start of next year because of the upcoming Casey Arborway project, according to a Trial Court spokesperson. Casey Arborway project will replace the Casey Overpass, which carries the Arborway over the Forest Hills T Station area. A new...

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Jefe de Boston 2024: la Olimpiada restauraría Franklin Park

December 19, 2014
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Las Olimpiadas en Boston significaría una reinversión en Franklin Park y un catalizador para las mejoras de Jamaica Plain, dijo el presidente de Boston 2024 Dan O’Connell al Gazette durante una entrevista exclusiva la semana pasada. Si están en desacuerdo los activistas de JP, Boston 2024 encontraría otros sitios, agregó Dan. Pero Boston 2024—el...

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London park group gives more details on Olympics impact

December 19, 2014
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The friends group for the London park that hosted horse events at the 2012 Summer Olympics recently gave the Gazette more details on the Games’ impact. Franklin Park has been named as a similar horse venue by backers of Boston’s 2024 Olympics bid. As the Gazette previously reported, a large section of the park...

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Franklin Park advocates seek improvements

December 19, 2014
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Franklin Park advocates seek improvements

While supporters and critics of a Boston Olympics debate the Games’ possible impact on Franklin Park, the advocates who care for the park spent Dec. 12 looking at smaller, more immediate concerns. That day, the Franklin Park Coalition (FPC) and the Egleston Square Neighborhood Association held a park walk-through, looking at issues of erosion,...

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Mayor’s Office: No comment on JP in Olympic bid

December 19, 2014
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The Mayor’s Office had no response to Gazette questions about Mayor Martin Walsh’s stance on how a Boston Olympics might impact Jamaica Plain. A spokesperson first referred questions to Boston 2024, the private committee backing the Olympic bid, then did not respond to follow-up questions. Walsh is a co-signer of the official bid by...

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Local officials want more Olympics info

December 19, 2014
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Local state Rep. Jeffrey Sánchez and local state Sen. Sonia Chang-Díaz have not formed definitive opinions about the possibility of the 2024 Summer Olympics coming to Boston, but both agreed that there are unanswered questions. Local state Rep. Liz Malia and City Councilor Matt O’Malley did not respond to requests for comment. Earlier this...

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