Monthly Archives: May 2017

FPC picks interim leader

May 26, 2017
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Jamaica Plain resident Samantha Wechsler has been selected as interim executive director of the Franklin Park Coalition (FPC), according to FPC board member Mike Carpentier. Wechsler takes over for former director Corey Allen. FPC is a nonprofit group that helps maintain the park. “The Franklin Park Coalition is excited to welcome Samantha Wechsler as...

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Invitacion, May 26, 2017

May 26, 2017
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Plazo para calendario de eventos: 6 de junio para la edición del 9 de junio. Mande eventos a reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Código de área es 617, a menos que haya otro. Reuniones The Jamaica Pond Association, reunión mensual, Jamaicaway Tower, 111 Perkins Street, Jamaica Plain, lunes, 5 jun, 7-9pm. Abierta al público. Estacionamiento limitado.          Reunión comunitaria...

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Self Esteem Boston receives grant money

May 26, 2017
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Self Esteem Boston, a Jamaica Plain-based organization, is one of 100 local nonprofits to receive grants of $100,000 each through the Cummings Foundation’s “100K for 100” program, according to a press release. Self Esteem Boston is an agency whose primary purpose is to teach self-esteem skills to the homeless, substance abusers, victims of domestic...

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One community meeting closer to Olmsted Park restoration

May 26, 2017
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Boston Parks and Recreation Department (BPRD) held a community meeting on May 10 to hear ideas for improvements that park-goers have about Olmsted Park, and to collect feedback about which of three potential options might be the best allocation of the $575,000 restoration budget. With a low turnout of just eight residents, there was...

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VISUAL ART EXHIBIT

May 26, 2017
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VISUAL ART EXHIBIT

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EL BARRIO

May 26, 2017
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EL BARRIO

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“Rock for All” Fundraiser

May 26, 2017
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“Rock for All” Fundraiser

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Zoning review for Plan: JP/Rox has not started

May 26, 2017
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The zoning review for the Plan: JP/Rox study has not started and might be a while before the first meeting takes place, according to Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) spokesperson Bonnie McGilpin. The BPDA board approved the controversial plan by a 4-1 vote in March. The Zoning Commission must now approve the zoning...

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JP Agenda, 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. 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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Letters:

May 26, 2017
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Racism is a headache A few weeks back in the Jamaica Plain Gazette, a reader wrote a letter stating that “racism is our limp.” Interesting metaphor but I see racism not as a limp but as a headache. We often spend to much time in our heads apparently in pain over a previous incident...

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