Monthly Archives: July 2017

Walsh, Jackson speak at JP Progressives forums on mayoral race

July 28, 2017
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Local organization JP Progressives hosted Mayor Martin Walsh and City Councilor Tito Jackson in two separate forums to discuss their visions for the city in light of their battle in the mayoral election. Both candidates were asked questions about a variety of local issues, including housing, safety, homelessness, and union contracts. The forum for...

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Pickleball

July 28, 2017
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Proposal to increase Boston Public Library board gets Council’s OK

July 28, 2017
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Beth Treffeisen Special to the Gazette   In an effort to diversify the Boston Public Library leadership and funding sources, the City Council voted unanimously to pass a home rule petition proposed by Mayor Martin Walsh to expand the number of BPL board trustees from nine up to 15.   At a City Council...

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El Ayuntamiento aprueba propuesta para ampliar la junta directiva de BPL

July 28, 2017
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Beth Treffeisen Especial a Gazette Con objeto de diversificar el liderazgo y la financiación del sistema de bibliotecas público (BPL), el Ayuntamiento ha aprobado unánimemente una propuesta del Alcalde Martin Walsh de ampliar la cantidad de miembros de la junta directiva de nueve a 15. En una audiencia del Ayuntamiento el 12 de julio,...

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Sánchez takes over House Ways and Means Committee

July 28, 2017
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Local state Rep. Jeffrey Sánchez has traveled from the streets of Mission Hill to the top rank of the State House, as he was recently named chairman of the powerful House Ways and Means Committee. The committee crafts and writes the state budget and is seen as a stepping stone to become speaker of...

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New artwork at City Hall

July 28, 2017
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A new series of artwork is now on display at City Hall, including four new art exhibitions and three new murals. The artwork is presented by the Mayor’s Office of Arts and Culture, according to a press release. “City Hall Galleries have been an incredible success, showcasing the work of local artists both to...

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JP Observer: Boston needs to opt for cleaner electricity

July 28, 2017
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When it comes to climate change, no reasonable opportunity to lessen the effects of fossil fuels on the environment should be turned down. Right now, the administration of Mayor Marty Walsh is being very cautious about a movement to adopt what’s called “Community Choice Energy (CCE).” Many individuals and groups in JP, including local...

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In Memoriam

July 28, 2017
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January of Jamaica Plain, formerly of Scituate, died on July 28, 2016. January is survived by her husband of 37 years, Kevin Reilly, and their son, Drew, a graduate student currently attending the University of California in Irvine. January was born Feb. 9, 1952, in Boston to Richard (Jim) Franzen and Shirley (Trenholm) Franzen....

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Neighborhood Slow Streets Program leaves many residents disappointed

July 28, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen Special to the Gazette   The five neighborhoods that will join the Neighborhood Slow Streets program in 2017 were announced July 20, leaving many communities who applied disappointed.   The Neighborhood Slow Streets program is a City effort to reduce speeds and improve the quality of life on Boston’s local streets....

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Invitacion, July 28, 2017

July 28, 2017
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Plazo para calendario de eventos: martes, 8 ago para la edición del 11 ago. Mande eventos a reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Código de área es 617, a menos que haya otro. Reuniones Reunión de la policía con la comunidad, 3 ago, 7pm, Comisaría E-13, 3347 Washington Street. Oficiales de BPD Area E, oficiales de la ATMB y...

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