Monthly Archives: February 2016

Unanimous disapproval at MBTA fare hike meeting

February 26, 2016
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There was unanimous disapproval from community members and elected officials to the MBTA proposal to raise fares during a Feb. 10 meeting. Dozens of attendees shared their concerns about the potential fare increase. Nobody at the meeting supported any fare raise. About 50 people attended the meeting at the Roxbury Community College In efforts...

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BLACK LIVES MATTER

February 26, 2016
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BLACK LIVES MATTER

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Residents mostly supportive of 35 S. Huntington Ave. proposal

February 26, 2016
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By Josie Grove Special to the Gazette Most attendees at a Feb. 9 meeting on the mixed-use development proposal for 35 S. Huntington Ave. were supportive, but some questioned whether Jamaica Plain neighborhood groups should be able to weigh-in on the project. About 20 people attended the meeting at the Parker Hill Branch Library....

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Desaprobación unánime en reunión de la ATMB

February 26, 2016
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En una reunión el 10 de febrero de miembros de la comunidad y oficiales electos, había una desaprobación unánime de la propuesta subida de tarifas de la ATMB (la Autoridad de Transporte de Massachusetts Bay). Alrededor de 50 personas asistieron a la reunión en Roxbury Community College. Docenas de asistentes compartieron sus preocupaciones sobre...

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Voters head to the poll for March 1 primary

February 26, 2016
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Jamaica Plain residents will have numerous presidential candidates to choose from when they head to the polls for the March 1 Massachusetts primary election. On the Republican side, many names will appear on the ballot, but only five candidates are still running: real estate mogul Donald Trump, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, retired neurosurgeon Ben...

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Centre/South Main Streets begins search for new director

February 26, 2016
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Centre/South Main Streets (CSMS), a business promotion organization, has started a search for a new executive director, according to board member Michael Reiskind. CSMS previous executive director, Andrew Zarro, left in 2014. When asked why the organization is just now starting to look for a new director, Reiskind responded that Boston Main Streets wanted...

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New tool for City’s summer job program

February 26, 2016
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City youths can now use a new online tool, SuccessLink, to register for summer jobs, according to a press release. The application will be available until midnight on Friday, March 25. Applicants who register with SuccessLink will be connected with Boston Centers for Youth & Families (BCYF) Division of Youth Engagement and Employment’s other...

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JP Observer: JP has experienced ‘accidental security’

February 26, 2016
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When Jamaica Plain economics are discussed these days, especially regarding housing, the phrase “accidental security” comes to mind. That concept goes a long way toward explaining changes that seem beyond our control in the neighborhood and might help us deal with some of them. No wonder we as a community feel so anxious about...

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VA hospital temporarily closed

February 26, 2016
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The Jamaica Plain campus of VA Boston Hospital was closed over Valentines Day weekend after frigid temperatures made pipes burst, causing major water damage, according to a press release. Access to the facility was restricted as staff and contractors worked to recover the hospital and bring it back to full use. Employees of that...

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JP Agenda, Feb. 26, 2016

February 26, 2016
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues., Mar. 8 for the Mar. 11 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Meetings Egleston YMCA, meeting discussing plans to develop the area around Egleston Sq. through the City’s JP/Rox initiative. Residents have the opportunity...

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