Monthly Archives: September 2017

Op-Ed: How we’re recognizing recovery month

September 29, 2017
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By Mayor Martin Walsh I wouldn’t be where I am today without the recovery community—and I know many other Bostonians have had the same experience as me. That’s why it’s so important we create strong pathways to recovery, and why I’m proud Boston recognizes September as Recovery Month here in our city. Recovery Month...

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Op-ed: Fall Legislative Update: Community Prosperity Through Behavioral Health

September 29, 2017
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By Local State Rep. Liz Malia This legislative session, the Massachusetts Legislature is tackling criminal justice reform. Presently, our penal system is riddled with policies that ruin lives for non-violent offenses, do nothing to prevent future imprisonment, and make it nearly impossible for people to get and stay on a path to future success...

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Obituary: Tasia J. Stamatos

September 22, 2017
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Tasia J. Stamatos Of Jamaica Plain died on Sept. 20. Beloved wife of James C. Stamatos. Loving mother of Christ J. of Jamaica Plain, George J. & his wife Xiomara and Nicholas J. & his wife Dawn all of Foxboro and Areti J. Stamatos-Gomez & her husband Jose of Jamaica Plain. Sister of Anthony Koutras...

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Local organizations against rescinding DACA

September 21, 2017
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The City of Boston and local organizations have denounced the federal government’s recent decision to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, deeming it “cruel” and a “betrayal.” DACA, a program put in place by President Obama by means of an executive order, protects nearly 800,000 undocumented immigrants who were brought to...

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No ruling on Allandale lawsuit

September 21, 2017
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After a hearing was held on Sept. 7, the Suffolk Country Superior Court has not yet issued a ruling over the City of Boston’s motion to dismiss a lawsuit by a group of abutters over the 64 Allandale St. project. The hearing was the first pre-trial hearing in the Allandale Woods Coalition lawsuit against...

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SUMMER HOT DOG NIGHTS

September 21, 2017
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SUMMER HOT DOG NIGHTS

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JPers head to the polls on Sept. 26

September 21, 2017
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Jamaica Plain voters will head to the polls on Sept. 26 for the City’s preliminary election to help decide which mayoral candidates will move on the November general election. Mayor Martin Walsh is facing off against three challengers: City Councilor Tito Jackson, Robert Cappucci, and Joseph A. Wiley. The top two vote getters in...

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Ward 10 Democrats endorse Walsh for mayor

September 21, 2017
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The Ward 10 Democratic Committee, which covers a portion of Jamaica Plain, has unanimously endorsed Mayor Marty Walsh for re-election, according to a press release. The committee cited Walsh’s “record of building affordable housing, creating good paying jobs, and ensuring every child gets a quality education,” as reasons for their endorsement, according to the...

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City, BPS teachers reach agreement on contract

September 21, 2017
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After an 18-month negotiation, the Boston Public Schools and Boston Teachers Union have reached an agreement on a two-year contract, according to a press release. The agreement includes improvements to wages, parental leave policies, and hiring processes. The contract, which retroactively covers the 2016 to 2017 school year as well as the 2017 to...

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JP Agenda, Sept. 15, 2017

September 21, 2017
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues. Sept. 26 for the Sept. 29 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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