Monthly Archives: September 2017

Walsh, Jackson to battle for mayor after low-turnout preliminary

September 29, 2017
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Mayor Martin Walsh and City Councilor Tito Jackson will face-off against each other in November in a battle to be the leader of the city, as they were the two top vote getters in the mayoral race during the City’s preliminary election on Sept. 26, according to unofficial City results. But if the general...

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Residents have questions on transportation plan

September 29, 2017
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Boston Transportation Department recently held the first JP/Rox Transportation Action Plan public meeting to discuss transportation around the Washington Street and Columbus Avenue corridor. Representatives of the City gave an initial presentation of the scope of the project, but attendees were skeptical about the potential funding, the definition of the study area, and management...

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Residentes tienen preguntas sobre el plan de transporte

September 29, 2017
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El departamento de transporte de Boston últimamente presentó su primera reunión pública sobre el Plan de Acción de Transporte JP/Rox para hablar sobre el transporte en Washington Street y Columbus Avenue. Representantes de la Ciudad presentó el alcance del proyecto, pero los asistentes se mostraron escépticos sobre la financiación, la definición del área del...

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TASTE OF JP

September 29, 2017
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TASTE OF JP

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City councilors pen letter to FAA, Massport on plane noise

September 29, 2017
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A group of city councilors, including Jamaica Plain’s Matt O’Malley, have signed on to a letter addressed to Massport and the New England office of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) raising concern over noise from airplanes coming and going from Logan International Airport. Besides O’Malley, City Councilors Michelle Wu (at-large), Michael Flaherty (at-large), Annissa...

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Blessed Sacrament church to get upgraded flower boxes

September 29, 2017
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The Blessed Sacrament Church at 365 Centre St., in Hyde Square, will soon get an artistic upgrade to its front flower boxes. On the evening of Aug. 22, the Boston Landmarks Commission approved the artist Richard Youngstrom to install a two-year temporary mosaic tile on the outside to lighten up and give an ode...

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AG Healey joins other states to investigate opioid marketing

September 29, 2017
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By Seth Daniel Special to the Gazette Attorney General Maura Healey announced recently that her office has expanded an ongoing investigation into the marketing and sale of opioids to include multiple manufacturers of branded painkillers and three major drug distributors, but her entrance into the suit came a little too late for some in...

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JP Observer: More details, examples of Russian meddling needed

September 29, 2017
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We can be sure the Russians tampered with the presidential election in 2016. Our intelligence agencies and almost everyone in Congress, no matter their party, agree that Russia intervened and say they have evidence to back them up. On Jan. 6 this year, the Central Intelligence Agency, Federal Bureau of Investigation and the National...

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Crime Watch

September 29, 2017
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In September, a Jamaica Plain resident was sentenced for distributing cocaine and heroin for a Boston street gang, and a Boston Police sergeant detective at District E-13 pleaded guilty to making false statements to fly armed on personal trips. Francisco Arias, a distributor for Boston street gang Columbia Point Dawgs (CPD), was sentenced to...

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JP Agenda, Sept. 29, 2017

September 29, 2017
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues. Oct. 10 for the Oct. 13 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Meetings Forum with Candidates for Mayor and At-Large City Council, Oct. 4, English High School, 6-9pm. Public event. Info: Esther Kaplan at...

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