Monthly Archives: November 2017

Public Works responds to Hyde Square renovation concerns

November 25, 2017
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The Gazette published in its last issue a letter from two members of the Citizens’ Advisory Committee for the Centre and South Streets redesign who raised concerns about the ongoing renovation of Hyde Square. The Boston Public Works Department has issued a lengthy response to the letter. The Gazette is republishing the letter below...

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Invitacion, Nov. 24, 2017

November 25, 2017
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Plazo para calendario de eventos: martes, 5 dic para la edición del 8 dic. Mande eventos a reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Para los números abajo, el código de área es 617. Reuniones Quinta reunión sobre la construcción de Casey Arborway, presentada por MassDOT, miércoles, 6 dic, 6.30-8.30pm. Auditorio de English High School, 144 McBride St. Agenda: la...

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Sights and Sounds, Nov. 24, 2017

November 25, 2017
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues. Dec. 5 for the Dec. 8 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Special events Small Business Saturday, On Saturday  November 25, JP Centre/South Main Streets will  have Welcome Tables to support Small Business Saturday, the annual day that...

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Lawsuit over Bartlett II project ends; developer will re-file project

November 25, 2017
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The lawsuit over the proposed Bartlett II mixed-use development at 450-456 Amory St. has ended, as the parties involved agreed to have it dismissed. The developer, Chris DeSisto, told the Gazette he will not be going forward with the original proposal, but will instead re-file another project that includes an adjacent parcel he acquired....

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JP Agenda, Nov. 24, 2017

November 25, 2017
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues. Dec. 5 for the Dec. 8 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Meetings The Massachusetts Department of Transportation invites you to the Fifth Construction Update Meeting For the Casey Arborway Project, Wednesday, December 6....

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Trolley tour comes to JP on Dec. 2

November 25, 2017
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The “Mayor’s Enchanted Trolley Tour” will be coming to Jamaica Plain on Dec. 2, according to a press release. “Our holiday trolley tour and tree lightings provide some of the best family memories of the year, building community spirit throughout Boston and bringing a little extra joy to residents during the holiday season,” said...

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Mayor picks Marty Martinez for head of Health and Human Services

November 25, 2017
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Marty Martinez has been selected as the City’s new chief Health and Human Services, and will begin his position on Jan. 8, according to a press release. Martinez will fill the position formerly held by Felix G. Arroyo, who was fired over sexual harassment allegations. The Health and Human Services Cabinet promotes health and...

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Op-eds

November 25, 2017
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Creating homes and giving thanks By Mayor Martin Walsh Thanksgiving is not only a time to gather around the table with family, friends, and loved ones; it’s also a time to reflect on the year past and to consider all the things we have to be grateful for. I know I have a lot...

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Letters:

November 25, 2017
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Whose property rights count? On Wednesday evening (Nov. 15th) the Zoning Committee of the JPNC deliberated over development plans for two adjacent lots on Lamartine Street (279 and 281). The Committee rejected the plans by a margin of 9-3. The developer, Nikolaos Ligris, will now take his plans before the City of Boston’s Zoning...

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Walsh cruises to reelection victory, Jackson win’s JP

November 10, 2017
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Mayor Martin Walsh cruised to an easy reelection victory, defeating City Councilor Tito Jackson during the Nov. 7 general election, according to unofficial City results. About 28 percent of registered voters participated in the election. Walsh garnered 70,125 votes, or 65 percent of voters, while Jackson collected 36,433 votes, or 34 percent of voters....

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