Monthly Archives: November 2015

Mostly outrage at Boston Compact meeting

November 20, 2015
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Boston Compact held a Nov. 12 community meeting on unified enrollment for Boston Public Schools (BPS) where many attendees expressed outrage over possible BPS school closings and raised concerns over the unified enrollment proposal. Some attendees did support the proposal. About 100 people attended the meeting at First Church in Jamaica Plain, Unitarian Universalist...

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PNF filed for Goddard House project

November 20, 2015
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By Emily Resnevic and Peter Shanley Developers have filed a project notification form (PNF) with the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) to renovate and expand the former Goddard House property at 201 S. Huntington Ave. into a 160,000-square-foot development that would have more than 150 residential units. The developers, Eden Properties and Samuels & Associates,...

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Honored by ABCD

November 20, 2015
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Honored by ABCD

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Indignación en la reunión de Boston Compact

November 20, 2015
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Boston Compact tuvo una reunión comunitaria el 12 de noviembre sobre la inscripción unida para las escuelas públicas de Boston (BPS) donde muchos asistentes expresaron su indignación y exigieron respuestas sobre las posibles clausuras de escuelas de BPS y cómo la propuesta de inscripción unida realizaría sus objetivos de equidad y facilitad de proceso...

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Complaints continue for post office

November 20, 2015
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Complaints continue to come in about the Jamaica Plain Post Office, an ongoing issue for the neighborhood. Meanwhile, the United States Post Office (USPS) is saying that changes have been made, including installing a new manager, to improve service. USPS made managerial changes last year after numerous complaints, as the Gazette previously reported. Jeri...

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BRA board approves Bartlett II

November 20, 2015
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The Boston Redevelopment Authority board approved during its Nov. 10 meeting the Bartlett II mixed-use development at 450-456 Amory St., according to a press release. The project had been pulled from last month’s board meeting so the developer, Chris DeSisto, could address some concerns from the community. The four-story development is slated to have...

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JP Observer: Streetcars would bring joy to Hyde Square

November 20, 2015
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Although Jamaica Plain was once famous for being a “Streetcar Suburb” of Boston, service on the Arborway Line to Forest Hills was suddenly taken away by the MBTA 30 years ago this fall. Despite efforts to bring streetcars back to the E-Line of the Green Line, they haven’t been seen south of Heath Street...

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JP survives in post-apocalypse videogame ‘Fallout 4’

November 20, 2015
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JP survives in post-apocalypse videogame ‘Fallout 4’

Jamaica Pond is a radioactive cesspit dotted with floating skeletons. JP’s buses finally have an excuse to run late, because they’re all blown in half. Oh, and the neighborhood’s entire population has turned into zombies. Fear not, this is not a breaking news report. It’s a description of Jamaica Plain’s cameo role in the...

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JP Agenda, Nov. 20, 2015

November 20, 2015
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues., Dec. 1 for the Dec. 4 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, Nov. 20, 2015

November 20, 2015
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El plazo para la sección de participación es al mediodía, martes, 1 de diciembre para la edición del 4 de diciembre. Mande eventos a reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: marca el 617 antes de los números que salen abajo. Reuniones Reuniones mensuales del Distrito E-13, planificación estratégica/NAG, jueves, 19 noviembre, 7pm. Info: 343-5624. Reunión mensual latina: jueves,...

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