Monthly Archives: May 2017

Concerns voiced over parking, traffic at meeting for 125 Amory St. redevelopment

May 26, 2017
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Residents of the Amory Street area expressed their concerns about parking and traffic at a May 16 community meeting that was held on an initial design proposal for the 125 Amory St. redevelopment project. Boston Housing Authority (BHA) owns the mid-rise building at 125 Amory St., which is federally subsidized and provides about 200...

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Residents demand slower, safer streets

May 26, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen Special to the Gazette Residents packed the City Council chamber on May 10 during a budget hearing for the Boston Transportation Department (BTD) to demand slower and safer streets in the city. In the crowd, residents sported bicycle t-shirts and some still wore their bike helmets after attending a memorial for...

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Two local residents open up JP brewery

May 26, 2017
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Two local residents are hearkening back to Jamaica Plain’s past and are opening up a brewery in the neighborhood called Turtle Swamp Brewing at 3377 Washington St. When the Gazette asked Nicholas Walther, who is co-owner of the brewery with John Lincecum, what prompted them to start the venture in JP, he kidded, “Insanity....

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Residentes quieren calles más seguras

May 26, 2017
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De Beth Treffeisen Especial a Gazette El 10 de mayo, en la cámara del consejo, una multitud de residentes asistió a la audiencia presupuestaria del departamento de transportación de Boston (BTD) para exigir calles más seguras. Residentes llevaban camisetas de ciclismo y aun cascos de seguridad luego de haber asistido a un servicio conmemorativo...

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JPNC’s Zoning Committee gives a thump up for Forest Hills project

May 26, 2017
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The Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council’s Zoning Committee during its May 17 meeting voted to recommend for approval “The Residences at Forest Hills” project at 3694 Washington St., according to committee chair Dave Baron. “The Residences at Forest Hills” was submitted to Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) last year in a project notification form...

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A year remembrance for Michael Colgan

May 26, 2017
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Michael Colgan was born in 1944 in the Rotunda Hospital in Dublin and died on May 3, 2016 at Milton Hospice. Michael grew up in Birmingham, England before arriving in America at 24 years old. He lived in various places in the United States, including in Hyannis (where he served as bar back), in...

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JP Observer: Historic arts school celebrates decade of progress; honors three leaders

May 26, 2017
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JP Observer: Historic arts school celebrates decade of progress; honors three leaders

The Eliot School of Fine and Applied Arts has seen dramatic, positive change in the past ten years. A celebration of that progress and three Jamaica Plain residents who were key to building the programs and stability of the local nonprofit took place last month at a supporter’s home in JP. Long-time board members...

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Sights and Sounds, May 26, 2017

May 26, 2017
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues. June 6 for the June 9 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Special events Komera Global Run Boston, a global movement of people around the world coming together to move in support of girls’...

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Jamaica Plain Branch Library reopens after renovation

May 26, 2017
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After years of planning and advocacy, the renovated Jamaica Plain Branch Library opened on May 20 with a big turnout and symbolic ribbon cutting by Mayor Martin Walsh, according to Gretchen Grozier, co-chair of the board of Friends of Jamaica Plain Branch Library. The $10 million renovation updated the library to have 20 percent...

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BPDA board approves 5 McBride St. affordable-housing agreement

May 26, 2017
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The Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) board during its May 11 meeting approved an affordable-housing agreement with the developer of the 5 McBride St. project, according to BPDA spokesperson Bonnie McGilpin. Developer Stephen Ballas has plans for an 11-unit, mixed-use project at 5 McBride St., the former home of the popular Irish bar...

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