Monthly Archives: January 2017

Opponents plan to challenge 64 Allandale St. project in court

January 13, 2017
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A group of opponents to the 64 Allandale St. project is saying that they will challenge in court the City’s Zoning Board of Appeals’ (ZBA) decision to grant variances for the project. Meanwhile, a long-awaited decision from the state Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) was issued, saying that the revised proposal does not have...

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Centre/South Main Streets down an exec director…again

January 13, 2017
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The Centre/South Main Streets (CSMS) board of directors has announced that Executive Director Kevin Johnson has stepped down from his position for personal reasons, leaving the organization leaderless yet again. CSMS is a business promotion organization. Johnson served as executive director JPCSMS for just four weeks before resigning. Board president Brad Brown said that...

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THREE KINGS DAY

January 13, 2017
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THREE KINGS DAY

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City Council votes down alcohol tax

January 13, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen Special to the Gazette The Boston City Council last month voted down an order that would place a two percent tax on certain alcoholic beverages to fund prevention and treatment programs for substance abuse. Backed by City Councilors Frank Baker and Bill Linehan, both of who have seen substance abuse plague...

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Ayuntamiento rechaza impuesto sobre alcohol

January 13, 2017
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De Beth Treffeisen Especial a la Gaceta   El mes pasado el Ayuntamiento de Boston rechazó un impuesto de 2% sobre ciertas bebidas alcohólicas que financiaría programas de prevención y tratamiento para el abuso de sustancias. Respaldado por los Consejeros Frank Baker y Bill Linehan, quienes han visto la plegaria del abuso de sustancias...

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Chair of School Committee re-appointed

January 13, 2017
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Michael D. O’Neill has been re-appointed to the Boston School Committee for a third four-year term, according to a press release. O’Neill was first appointed as a member of the School Committee in 2008 and was elected chairman of the School Committee in 2013. “I am honored to re-appoint Michael O’Neill to the Boston...

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Q. and A. with Rick Berlin about new book

January 13, 2017
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Longtime Jamaica Plain resident and rock musician Rick Berlin recently released a memoir titled, “The Paragraphs,” about his life in music. The Gazette conducted a question-and-answer session through email with Berlin about the book. For more information about Berlin, visit berlinrick.com. (The session has been edited.)   Q.: Tell me about the process of...

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Change of leadership for City’s neighborhood liaison

January 13, 2017
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Jullieanne Doherty, the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Coordinator for the Mayor’s Office of Neighborhood Services, is stepping down and made way for Alexandra Valdez to fill that role. Doherty has left the role to take another position with the City. Doherty, who served as neighborhood coordinator for six years, wrote a farewell message in a...

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James’s Gate project heads to ZBA

January 13, 2017
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The 5 McBride St. project will head to the Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) on Jan. 24, according to City documents. The project is seeking several variances, including for insufficient off-street parking and for dimensional regulations. The Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council’s (JPNC) Zoning Committee voted during a Dec. 6 meeting in favor of recommending...

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JP Agenda, Jan. 13, 2017

January 13, 2017
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues., Jan. 24 for the Jan. 27 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Meetings Plan JP/Rox, Meeting will provide opportunity to learn about priorities of PLAN: JP/ROX and for the community to provide comments on...

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