Monthly Archives: October 2017

Judge hears arguments on motion to dismiss, to rule in coming weeks

October 13, 2017
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Judge Mark Hallal heard arguments on Oct. 4 from both sides on a motion to dismiss a lawsuit over Mordechai Levin’s proposed 3353 Washington St. development and will make a decision within two to three weeks, according to Jonah Rapino, a plaintiff in the case. Lawyers for developer Mordechai Levin and his limited liability...

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MEMORIAL BRIDGE

October 13, 2017
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MEMORIAL BRIDGE

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At-large city council candidates discuss city priorities

October 13, 2017
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On Oct. 4, Democratic Ward Committees 8, 9, 10, 11, and 19 held a forum with candidates for mayor and at-large city councilor at the English High School. The event was well-attended by the community, filling the English High School auditorium to capacity, but about half of the attendees left before the city councilor...

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Candidatos a alcalde hablan sobre la vivienda, educación e inmigración

October 13, 2017
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El 4 de octubre, los Comités Democráticos de las zonas 8, 9, 10, 11 y 19 presentaron un foro de candidatos a la alcaldía y al concejo municipal general en English High School. Los asistentes de la comunidad llenaron el auditorio. Los dos candidatos hablaron durante dos minutos al principio, contestaron preguntas de la...

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Boston rallies to support Puerto Rico

October 13, 2017
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After Hurricane Maria brought catastrophic damage to the island of Puerto Rico, Jamaica Plain’s own state Rep. Jeffrey Sanchez, along with other Boston organizations, have come together to support the people of Puerto Rico through donations of food, items, and money. Grassroots Fundraising The Puerto Rican Festival of Massachusetts Incorporated (PRFM) hosted a grassroots...

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JP Agenda, Oct. 13, 2017

October 13, 2017
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues. Oct. 24 for the Oct. 27 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Meetings Olmsted Park Community Meeting, Wednesday, October 18, 6:30 p.m. James Michael Curley House 350 Jamaicaway. Please join us for the fourth...

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City Council news and notes

October 13, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen Special to the Gazette Just Cause Eviction The City Council voted to pass a new version of home rule petition The Jim Brooks Stabilization Act otherwise known as Just Cause Eviction at a hearing on Oct. 4. The home rule petition would prevent a non-exempt landlord or foreclosing owner from recovering...

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Sights and Sounds, Oct. 13, 2017

October 13, 2017
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues. Oct. 24 for the Oct. 27 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Special events          Annual Costume Dog Parade and Fashion Show Sat. Oct. 28 at 1:00pm. Registration and check-in will begin at 12noon on...

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ALL-CLASS REUNION

October 13, 2017
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ALL-CLASS REUNION

Scenes from the Jamaica Plain High School all-class reunion on Oct. 7 Social Club in West Roxbury. Gazette Photo by Patrick O’Connor

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JP Kids: Teachers forge connections between their politically different students

October 13, 2017
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By Catherine Epstein and Cherese Smith Special to the Gazette After witnessing the tone of conversation throughout the 2016 presidential election, Catherine Epstein found herself asking the same questions that frustrate many other Americans. How had the country become so fiercely divided, and why did it feel nearly impossible to talk to those with...

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