Monthly Archives: October 2015

BRA board vote on Bartlett II delayed

October 23, 2015
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The Bartlett II project was pulled from the agenda for the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) board meeting on Oct. 15 in order for the developer to address concerns over traffic impact and retail programming, according to BRA spokesperson Nick Martin. Bartlett II is a proposal by local developer Chris DeSisto for a mixed-use building...

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Sights and Sounds, Oct. 23, 2015

October 23, 2015
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues. Oct. 20 for the Oct. 23 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Special events Story Club Boston, Boston comedians/storytellers Gary Peterson and Rob Crean, Dylan Krasinski and Alex Gettlin will perform as duo storytelling...

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Roslindale Neighbors: Rozzie Open Studios

October 23, 2015
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By Amy West Special to the Gazette If you are looking for an exciting, family-friendly event filled with art, culture and fun, then don’t miss Roslindale Open Studios (ROS) on Nov. 7 and 8. The unique annual event will feature nearly 90 artists displaying their work in 25 locations throughout Roslindale. Painting, drawing, photography,...

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Roslindale Neighbors: Developer files PNF for 19-unit project

October 23, 2015
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A developer recently filed a project notification form with the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) to redevelop a site into a 19-unit development at 20 Taft Hill Park, according to BRA documents. The developer for the project is Parkhead Development LLC, while the architect is Dartagnan Brown of Embarc Studio LLC. The site is currently...

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Roslindale Neighbors: JP, Rozzie residents head to the polls Nov. 3

October 23, 2015
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Roslindale and Jamaica Plain residents will head to the polls on Nov. 3 for a variety of City Council races. Both Roslindale and JP voters will help decide the At-Large City Council race. Annisa Essaibi George, current At-Large City Councilors Stephen Murphy, Michael Flaherty, Ayanna Pressley and Michelle Wu will vie for the four...

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Roslindale Neighbors: Wu: Connecting with Rozzie

October 23, 2015
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Roslindale Neighbors: Wu: Connecting with Rozzie

By At-Large City Councilor Michelle Wu Special to the Gazette A few weeks ago, I was especially proud to march in the Roslindale Day parade. It’s an annual tradition for me as a citywide councilor, but this year was my first as a Roslindale resident. When my husband and I decided to leave our...

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Obituary: Eleanor Elias

October 23, 2015
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Obituary: Eleanor Elias

Eleanor Elias of Jamaica Plain, formerly of the South End, died on Sept. 28. She was 63 years old. Born and raised in Boston, Eleanor owned and operated Sorella’s restaurant with her sister in Jamaica Plain for 32 years. Sorella’s, which is located at 388 Centre St., is a neighborhood institution and was a...

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Obituary: James Hanley, former JP resident

October 23, 2015
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Obituary: James Hanley, former JP resident

James L. Hanley, of Melrose, died at the Massachusetts General Hospital on Oct. 9 at the age of 74. Hanley was born and raised in Jamaica Plain and was a graduate of Boston English High School. He resided in Everett for eight years, and for the past 12 years, in Melrose. Hanley worked as...

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32ND ANNUAL LANTERN PARADE

October 23, 2015
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32ND ANNUAL LANTERN PARADE

Children and adults celebrated the 32nd annual Lantern Parade around Jamaica Pond on Oct. 17 and 18, sponsored by Jamaica Plain’s Spontaneous Celebrations. Parade-goers carried handmade, candlelit lanterns around the pond while enjoying live music and more. These photos were taken on Oct. 17. (Courtesy Photos by Evan Scales.)

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Editorial: Roslindale Neighbors

October 23, 2015
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The Gazette returns to Roslindale for the second time this year and we hope we’re welcomed as an old friend. If not, feel free to use the paper to kindle a fire, as the temperatures start to dip. We kid. We kid. But Jamaica Plain and Roslindale can kid with each other because we...

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