Monthly Archives: August 2017

Motion to dismiss filed in 3353 Washington St. court case

August 25, 2017
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Lawyers for developer Mordechai Levin and his limited liability company (3353 Washington LLC) have filed a motion to dismiss a lawsuit over Levin’s proposed 3353 Washington St. development. The next court date for the case is Oct. 4, according to the state trial court website. A group of Green Street residents—Jessica Ricker, Benjamin Mauer,...

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Local girls baseball team victorious in national tournament

August 25, 2017
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The Boston Slammers, an all girls baseball team made up of mostly from the JP Regan Youth League players, recently won the Baseball for All National 11 and under girls baseball tournament in Rockford, Ill. The team stayed for five days at the tournament, where they went undefeated against teams from Washington, D.C.; Canada;...

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PEACEFUL PROTEST

August 25, 2017
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PEACEFUL PROTEST

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Equipo de béisbol local gana torneo nacional

August 25, 2017
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Las Boston Slammers, un equipo de béisbol de niñas— mayormente jugadoras de la liga juvenil de JP—últimamente ganó en la división de niñas con menos de 11 años el torneo Baseball for All, un torneo nacional de béisbol para niñas en Rockford, Illinois. Durante cinco días, el equipo venció a equipos de DC, Canadá...

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HSTF youths continue to make waves

August 25, 2017
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Youths from the Hyde Square Task Force (HSTF) are pressuring Mayor Martin Walsh and Gov. Charlie Baker to be more involved with the proposed Jackson Square Recreation Center and an issue over the TD Garden not complying with a state law that might lead to even more money for the center. That 1993 state...

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Teen comic visits Boston

August 25, 2017
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Maeve Press, a 14-year-old comedienne, is making a splash in the city. She was slated to perform at Jamaica Plain’s Riot Theater on Aug. 24 and will be at ImprovBoston on Aug. 27. Maeve Press also recently performed at Boston’s Women in Comedy Festival, where she was the youngest comedienne ever to perform. Press’s...

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Q. and A. with local artist Andrew Haines

August 25, 2017
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Local artist Andrew Haines has an exhibition at the Arnold Arboretum called “The Evolution of an Urban Landscape: Recent Paintings of Forest Hills,” which runs until Oct. 8.The Gazette recently conducted a Q. and A. through email with Haines about being a painter and the exhibition. For more information, visit arboretum.harvard.edu or andrewhainespaintings.com. (The...

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JP Observer: Fear itself: President’s behavior keeps us constantly scared

August 25, 2017
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Every few days since Donald Trump was elected president, it seems there’s something new from him—or something resuscitated—to frighten us. We have to be hyper-alert, constantly assessing and triaging the danger he’s causing: How likely is this to go wrong? Did it already? To what degree? Am I personally vulnerable? How far does this...

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Sights and Sounds, Aug. 25, 2017

August 25, 2017
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues. Sept. 12 for the Sept. 15 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Special events 22nd Annual Taste of Jamaica Plain Enjoy a spectacular evening with friends and neighbors. Sample food and beverages from Boston’s...

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JPNC’s Zoning Committee approves Jackson Sq. project

August 25, 2017
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The Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council’s Zoning Committee during an Aug. 16 meeting voted unanimously in support of the proposed mixed-used, mixed-income development at 250 Centre St., according to Chair Dave Baron. The proposal will go before the City’s Zoning Board of Appeals on Aug. 29, seeking several variances, including for forbidden use and excessive...

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