Monthly Archives: October 2015

Invitacion, Oct. 9, 2015

October 9, 2015
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El plazo para el calendario de eventos es al mediodía, martes, 20 oct para la edición del 23 de oct. Mande los eventos a reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Atención: Marque 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,...

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New CEO for Urban Edge in November

October 9, 2015
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New CEO for Urban Edge in November

Urban Edge, a community development corporation based in Jackson Square, will soon have a new chief executive officer (CEO), as Frank Shea is slated to take the reins of the organization on Nov. 3, according to an email blast from Urban Edge board chair Karen Royston. Shea, who has more than 20 years of...

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Sights and Sounds, Oct. 9, 2015

October 9, 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 Octoberfest Fiesta, Oct. 29, 6-9pm, $75. Hosted by the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development Corp. Samuel Adams Brewery, 31 Germania St....

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JP Kids: English High football to play at Fenway Park

October 9, 2015
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The English High School football team will help bring high school football back to Fenway Park for the first time since 1935, according to a press release. English will play Boston Latin on Thanksgiving Day, one of two games being played at Fenway Park on that day. The game will mark the 129th year...

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JP Kids: Groundbreaking for library renovation that will have new youth spaces

October 9, 2015
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JP Kids: Groundbreaking for library renovation that will have new youth spaces

Local elected officials, including Mayor Martin Walsh, gathered at the Jamaica Plain Branch Library on Sept. 25 for the groundbreaking ceremony for the $10 million renovation of the building, which will have new youth spaces. JP Branch librarian Laura Pattison said that the renovated library will move the children’s room from the front of...

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JP Kids: YOUTH OPEN MIC AT THE FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH IN JAMAICA PLAIN

October 9, 2015
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JP Kids: YOUTH OPEN MIC AT THE FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH IN JAMAICA PLAIN

The Haley House Slam Team, which is nationally renown, came out in force for the First Friday Youth Open Mic on Oct. 2 at the First Baptist Church in Jamaica Plain.  

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JP Kids: Mayor launches BPS facility master plan

October 9, 2015
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Mayor Martin Walsh launched a master plan initiative for Boston Public Schools (BPS) facilities last month, which will include community engagement, in order to provide a framework for facilities investments and implement reform, according to a press release. “The most important investment we can make is in our young people, and we do that...

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Letter: Traffic, anyone?

October 9, 2015
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Has anyone noticed an increase in traffic on South Street or Washington Street recently? Might it be the 24,000 vehicles from the Casey Overpass the government has placed in our neighborhood? Our governor, our mayor, our city councilor and our state representative are all aware of our concerns. Who cares? Will business in our...

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Danger at Forest Hills

October 9, 2015
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I’m optimistic about the future of Forest Hills. The bridge has been cleared with apparent efficiency and the area seems primed for positive growth. I’m less optimistic about the future of the pedestrians who brave the intersection of Washington Street and the Arborway, as many headphone-sporting English High School students and my pre-school age...

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More Arboretum observations

October 9, 2015
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Terry Wells seems to think that by questioning the veracity of reported events and people’s complaints about unleashed dogs, and throwing up unrelated issues, he can make the problem of unleashed dogs go away. The heron attack was witnessed; the attackers were unleashed domestic dogs, not coyotes (which have been reported in the Arboretum,...

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