Monthly Archives: March 2015

Anti-Olympic activist to appear at JP comedy night

March 27, 2015
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Laughing Liberally Boston, a political comedy show, will feature a special guest star at JP’s Riot Theater on Sat., March 28: anti-Olympic activist Robin Jacks of the group NoBoston2024. Part of the show features a “Daily Show”-style interview with a local activist or journalist, Riot spokesperson and Laughing Liberally host Matt Filipowicz said. At...

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State of JP outcomes focus on housing affordability

March 27, 2015
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This year’s State of our Neighborhood (SOON), held on Feb. 26 at the Kennedy Elementary School, generated new commitments from community members to improve JP’s housing problems through the lens of racial equity. According to Juan Gonzalez and Giovanny Valencia, employees at the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development Corporation (JPNDC) and members of the SOON...

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Petition asks mayor to stop house demo

March 27, 2015
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FOREST HILLS—The Yale Terrace Neighborhood Association has started a petition asking Mayor Martin Walsh to stop the planned demolition of a historic house at 21 Yale Terrace. Bicon Dental Implants, a 501 Arborway business, has a proposal to demolish the 19th century house at 21 Yale Terrace and replace it with a parking garage...

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Talent Show

March 27, 2015
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Talent Show

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Editorial: Farewell to bike czar

March 27, 2015
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We will miss Nicole Freedman, the JP resident who long served as the City’s pioneering Bike Program leader. Freedman’s hiring was a legacy of the late Mayor Menino’s unexpected conversion to the bicycling gospel. She got Boston up to speed at a velocity one would expect from a former Olympian. A plethora of bike...

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Editorial: Avoid hasty school moves

March 27, 2015
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The apparent preservation of the Community Academy for another year is good news. But BPS should not be proposing the drastic options of school closures and moves at this point anyway. Such conversations should wait for new Superintendent Tommy Chang to take office and execute his vision. And it should wait for a solid,...

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Letter: Willing to join the dog-poop police if it will stop careless pet owners

March 27, 2015
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There’s a scourge upon our land, and it’s not Asian long-horned beetles, Ebola or the Boston 2024 Olympics movement. It’s dog poop. Recent warm temperatures and spring rain have uncovered these odiferous landmines in my Jamaica Plain neighborhood, particularly Franklin Park. The city plowed the walking paths there this winter, to the surprise and...

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Letter: Gazette is right about Boston 2024’s contempt for public

March 27, 2015
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I want to thank you for your forceful editorial denouncing the Boston 2024 cabal and their attempt to bring the 2024 Olympics to Boston by stealth. (“The answer behind the Franklin Park Olympics non-answers,” March 13). Their moves thus far show utter contempt for the people of Boston and for democracy itself, but only...

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Obituary: Detlev Koepke, JP activist

March 27, 2015
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Obituary: Detlev Koepke, JP activist

Detlev Alain Koepke, a longtime Jamaica Plain community activist, died Feb. 2, 2015 after a long battle with metastatic prostate cancer. Detlev was born on June 23, 1956 at Kandang Kerbau Hospital in Singapore. He spent his early childhood in Munich, Germany, and immigrated to the United States at age 9. After graduating from...

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Invitacion, March 27, 2015

March 27, 2015
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El plazo para la lista de eventos es el 7 de abril al mediodía para la publicación del 10 de abril. Mande a reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Atención: Marque el 617 antes de los números que salen abajo. Reuniones Extensión de la renovación urbana de BRA, introducción a la petición de extender distritos de planificación especial, incluso...

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