Monthly Archives: February 2015

JP Observer: How to really deal with winter’s roof and T troubles

February 27, 2015
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Ice dam solutions Fill women’s pantyhose with calcium chloride (ice melt) and place them on your roof so they overhang the gutters. Or do the same with men’s discarded socks. You will need either a low roof and a good throwing arm or a tall ladder that you gradually move around the house. You...

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Coldwell reaches deal over discrimination allegations

February 27, 2015
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Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, which has a location at 713 Centre St., has entered into a settlement agreement with the state Attorney General’s (AG) Office over allegations that it discriminated against families with children in housing rentals, according to a press release. The JP location was at the center of the allegations, which said...

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Dedicated customers help weather-stricken businesses

February 27, 2015
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The record snow and arctic cold this winter has affected all facets of life, including putting a dent in local businesses’ bottom line. But some owners and business associations say that has been helped by dedicated customers. David Doyle, owner of Tres Gatos and Centre Street Cafe, said in an email to the Gazette...

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Rockland Trust Arrives

February 27, 2015
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Rockland Trust Arrives

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Sights and Sounds, Feb. 27, 2015

February 27, 2015
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues., March 10 for the March 13 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Special Events Jamaica Pond & Gerry Wright celebration, celebrating 80th birthday of longtime activist and head of Friends of Jamaica Pond, Sun.,...

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New Landmarks Commission head is named

February 27, 2015
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New Landmarks Commission head is named

Rosanne Foley was appointed last month to be the next executive director of the Boston Landmarks Commission (BLC), according to a press release. Foley takes over for Jamaica Plain resident Ellen Lipsey, whose employment was ended by the City late last year. The BLC has played a prominent role JP, overseeing landmark designations on...

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City unveils new online tools for teen summer jobs

February 27, 2015
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The City recently announced a new online tool called “SuccessLink” that allows teenagers to apply for summer jobs, according to a press release. SuccessLink, which replaces Boston Youth Fund’s HOPELINE, also allows applicants to connect with the City’s Department of Youth Engagement and Employment and its services, which include peer-led personal and career development...

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Franklin Park’s golf course still a treasure, 119 years in

February 27, 2015
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With Franklin Park’s White Stadium and William J. Devine Golf Course potentially hosting Olympic events in 2024—and possibly shuttered to local users for a year or more—the Gazette set out to learn some of the Devine course’s history. The proposed plans for those facilities include hosting various events in a renovated stadium, and temporarily...

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JP resident co-edits compilation by bisexual men

February 27, 2015
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JP resident co-edits compilation by bisexual men

International LGBT activist and JP resident Robyn Ochs has co-edited an anthology documenting the experience of men who are bisexual or identify with the “middle sexualities” between gay and straight. “Both bi erasure and anti-queer sentiment continue to take a toll on folks who identify in the middle sexualities,” Ochs, who identifies as bi,...

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Fire and Ice

February 27, 2015
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Fire and Ice

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