Monthly Archives: October 2015

BRA asks 64 Allandale developer to consider buffer zone

October 23, 2015
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The Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) is asking the developer for the 64 Allandale St. project to consider a conservation restriction that would create a buffer zone between the Allandale Woods and the development, according to BRA spokesperson Nick Martin. A conservation restriction was one of several recommended revisions the Boston Parks and Recreation Department...

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Teacher turns mentor

October 23, 2015
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Teacher turns mentor

Amika Kemmler-Ernst has changed the way that Boston students learn by starting at the source: the teachers. She is a retired Boston Public School (BPS) teacher, but is still mentoring and creating a supportive community for the next generation of teachers from her home in Jamaica Plain. When Kemmler-Ernst was young, she wanted to...

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LITTLE FREE LIBRARY

October 23, 2015
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LITTLE FREE LIBRARY

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Maestra convertida en mentora

October 23, 2015
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Amika Kemmler-Ernst ha cambiado la manera en que los estudiantes de Boston aprenden, empezando en la fuente: los maestros. Ella es una maestra jubilada de las escuelas públicas de Boston (BPS), pero todavía es mentora y está creando una comunidad solidaria para la próxima generación de maestros desde su hogar en Jamaica Plain. Cuando...

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Protected bikes lanes, other concerns raised over DCR Arborway plan

October 23, 2015
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The state Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) held an Oct. 14 community meeting on increasing mobility between Kelley Circle and Murray Circle with attendees expressing concerns over the lack of protection for bike lanes and the plan to add parking spots, among other issues. The meeting was one of three that DCR has...

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Q. and A. with JP writer Katie Li

October 23, 2015
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Q. and A. with JP writer Katie Li

Jamaica Plain resident Katie Li recently wrote her first book, “Somewhere In Between,” which came out earlier this year. The Gazette conducted a question-and-answer session with her through email about the new book. (The session has been edited.) The book is available as an e-book, and as a paperback on Amazon and at local...

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JP Observer: Simple changes can make housing senior friendly

October 23, 2015
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Jamaica Plain is such a great place to live, younger people are joining older neighbors to think and talk about how they can “age in place” in the neighborhood. A big consideration, of course, is housing. When the Washington Street/Columbus Avenue corridor study community process launched recently, several people, not just elders, commented in...

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JP Agenda, Oct. 23, 2015

October 23, 2015
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues., Nov. 3 for the Nov. 6 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Meetings JP Problem Properties Committee, first Wednesday of the month, 10:30am, E-13 Police Station Community Room, 3347 Washington St. Info: Liana Poston,...

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Invitacion, Oct. 23, 2015

October 23, 2015
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El plazo para la sección de participación es al mediodía, martes, 3 noviembre para la edición del 6 de noviembre. Mande eventos a reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: marca el 617 antes de los números que salen abajo. Reuniones Comité de casas abandonadas en JP, primer miércoles del mes, 10:30, en la comisaría del distrito E-13, salón...

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Forest Hills T Station shooting

October 23, 2015
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Two 18 year olds were arrested on Oct. 16 after a shooting at the Forest Hills T Station, according to bpdnews.com. Boston Police Department (BPD) officers responded to reports of shots fired around 7:55 a.m. at the Forest Hills T Station. When they arrived, officers learned that four victims had a verbal altercation on...

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