Monthly Archives: July 2017

ZBA approves Forest Hills project

July 14, 2017
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The City’s Zoning Board of Appeals on June 27 approved the “The Residences at Forest Hills” project, according to Inspectional Services Department spokesperson Lisa Timberlake. ISD oversees the ZBA. “The Residences at Forest Hills” was submitted to Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) last year in a project notification form (PNF) by Criterion Development...

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CSMS has new president, executive director

July 14, 2017
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Centre/South Main Streets (CSMS), a business promotion organization, has a new executive director (Ginger Brown) and board president (Michael Reiskind), according to a press release. CSMS has gone through turbulent times recently. The previous director, Kevin Johnson, left early this year after serving just four week. Before that, the organization was leaderless since 2014,...

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Police officer charged with making false statements

July 14, 2017
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Boston Police Department’s (BPD) District E-13 detective supervisor Bruce Smith has been charged in a federal court with repeatedly making false statements to the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and the Department of Homeland Security, according to a press release. He was released on conditions and unsecured bond of $50,000. Smith, 53, of Randolph, was...

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JPNC delays vote on medical marijuana dispensary

July 14, 2017
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The Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council (JPNC) has delayed a vote on a proposal by Massachusetts Patient Foundation Inc. (MPF) to open a medical marijuana dispensary in Forest Hills, according to JPNC chair Kevin Moloney. The council had been expected to vote on the proposal during its June 27 meeting. Moloney said officials from MPF...

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Sights and Sounds, July 14, 2017

July 14, 2017
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues. July 25 for the July 28 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Special events Fresh Hair, on the corner of South St and Carolina Ave, opened for business in July 1982. We are celebrating...

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Drug bust goes down in JP

July 14, 2017
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On July 1, Boston Police officers raided an organized drug trafficking operation in the area of 42 Forbes Street and recovered over 400 grams of heroin, 250 grams of fentanyl, and $4,945 in cash, according to bpdnews.com. Officers assigned to the Boston Police Department (BPD) City Wide Drug Control Unit executed a search warrant...

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Egleston Square Main Street continues books initiative

July 14, 2017
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Egleston Square Main Streets will be keeping shears and minds sharp with the second “Books in the Barbershop Summer Reading Initiative,” which encourages daily reading by giving free books to elementary aged students who get their hair styled or cut in any participating barber shop, according to the press release. The program, launched by...

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JP Agenda, July 14, 2017

July 14, 2017
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues. July 25 for the July 28 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Meetings Mayor’s Race, JP conversations with Tito and Marty. Tues. and Thurs. July 18 & 20. Community conversations hosted by JP Progressives....

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Invitacion, July 14, 2017

July 14, 2017
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Plazo para calendario de eventos: 25 de julio para la edición del 28 de julio. Mande eventos a reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Código de área es 617, a menos que haya otro. Reuniones Reuniones públicas del distrito E-13, comité de consejos, martes, 18 jul, 6.30pm, 3347 Washington St. Reunión mensual de la policía del distrito E-13, jueves,...

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Letters:

July 14, 2017
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Boston Police fishing derby thanks supporters On Saturday, 6/24, the officers and staff of Boston Police District E-13 held the 1st Annual Jamaica Pond Fishing Derby for Kids, “Catch & Release with the Boston Police”. The derby was a tremendous success, in spite of some moments of heavy rainfall. Approximately 100 local children, aged...

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