Monthly Archives: December 2014

JP Observer: New law removes barriers to substance abuse treatment

December 19, 2014
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At a time when it seems government has been erecting more barriers to services for people in need, the Massachusetts legislature voted unanimously earlier this year to tear down some serious roadblocks to care for people with substance abuse problems. Gov. Deval Patrick on Aug. 6 signed into law a bill that will allow...

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More Latino officials needed in gov’t, JP leaders agree

December 19, 2014
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A new report that finds low representation of Latinos in city government shows that the issue must be fixed, say local state Rep. Jeffrey Sánchez and state Sen. Sonia Chang-Díaz. The report, titled “The Silent Crisis,” was commissioned by the Greater Boston Latino Network, a group of Latino community organizations in Boston, Chelsea and...

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JP orchestra nominated for Grammy

December 19, 2014
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The local orchestra A Far Cry has been nominated for a Grammy Award for its first album on its own label. “Dreams & Prayers,” is nominated in the category “Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance.” It marks the first Grammy nomination for the South Street-based chamber orchestra. A Far Cry has 17 members—known as “Criers”—who...

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Egleston Friends

December 19, 2014
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Egleston Friends

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Police refuse to release more local spy documents

December 19, 2014
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In the wake of revelations that a Boston Police spy agency tracked legal protest events in Jamaica Plain for years, the police department last week refused a Gazette request to release any further documents on local spying. Earlier this year, the Washington, D.C.-based Partnership for Civil Justice Fund released hundreds of documents from the...

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JP Agenda, Dec. 19, 2014

December 19, 2014
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues., Jan. 13 for the Jan. 16 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Meetings JPNC Zoning Committee meeting, Wed., Jan. 7, 7pm, agenda tbd, Farnsworth House, 90 South St. Next meeting: Jan. 21. Info: jpnc.org....

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Community supports Washington St. project

December 19, 2014
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Community supports Washington St. project

Attendees at a Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) community meeting were generally receptive to a developer’s plan to turn 3383-3389 Washington St. into a mixed-use development that has 21 residential units and more than 2,000 square feet of retail space. About 16 people attended the meeting at Curtis Hall on Dec. 4. The site at...

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Harvest Co-op space advertised for lease

December 19, 2014
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Harvest Co-op Market’s South Street storefront is being advertised as for lease by its landlord. Harvest and landlord Dean Rusk have been in lease negotiations for months over the 57 South St. space. The current lease expires in February. The popular grocery market would close if a new agreement is not reached. Rusk—who is...

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JP resident wins contest, meets Hillary Clinton

December 19, 2014
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JP resident wins contest, meets Hillary Clinton

Boston Community Leadership Academy (BCLA) student and Jamaica Plain resident Imanie Sampson won a video contest at the Massachusetts Conference for Women on Dec. 4. Among those congratulating her in person were former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Oscar-winning actor Lupita Nyong’o. Sampson, a 17-year-old senior at BCLA, won the conference’s video...

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Sights and Sounds, Dec. 19, 2014

December 19, 2014
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues., Jan. 13 for the Jan. 16 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Special Events Boston Aikikai Aikido dojo open house, arts exhibit, ikebana demonstration, Japanese sword demonstration, Sun., Dec. 21, 2-5pm, 54A Hyde Park...

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