Monthly Archives: December 2017

Parents unhappy over BPS new start times

December 22, 2017
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Boston Public Schools (BPS) has released new start and end times for 105 of the 125 schools in the system for the next school year and the reaction from parents and the community has been a smattering of applause and a chorus of boos. BPS said it had an 18-month, 17-meeting community outreach effort...

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Casey Arborway project to finish in 2018

December 22, 2017
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At a public update meeting on Dec. 6, contractors and the state Department of Transportation (MassDOT) representatives informed the community that the Casey Arborway project will be completed by the end of 2018. About 60 people attended the year-end report meeting at English High School, which focused on the construction of the bus stop...

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Winners Celebration

December 22, 2017
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Winners Celebration

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MassDOT picks buyers for JP parcels

December 22, 2017
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After a public bidding process, the state Department of Transportation (MassDOT) has designated buyers for several public parcels totaling 30,135 square feet near the Southwest Corridor Park that it obtained as part of the failed I-95 extension project several decades ago. The new ownership of the parcels will result in the construction of a...

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Proyecto de Casey Arborway se acaba en 2018

December 22, 2017
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En una reunión pública el 6 de diciembre, el departamento de transporte del estado (MassDOT) y sus contratistas anunciaron que el proyecto de Casey Arborway se acabará a finales de 2018. Alrededor de 60 personas asistieron a la reunión en English High School, centrada en la construcción de la parada de autobuses de Forest...

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BAPA hands out holiday decoration awards

December 22, 2017
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Out of 102 local businesses, On Centre and Blue Frog Bakery won this year’s Jamaica Plain Business and Professional Association (BAPA) annual Business District Holiday Decorations Contest during the 2017 holiday season, according to a press release. All of the businesses in Jamaica Plain that were seen to have decorations were judged by four...

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District 4 councilor announces full support in Council president bid

December 22, 2017
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By Seth Daniel Special to the Gazette District 4 Councilor Andrea Campbell – in just the beginning of her second term in office – announced on Saturday night that she had secured the votes to become the next City Council president, and the first African American woman to hold that role. District 4 covers...

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JP Observer: Speech is money: It’s OK to voice opinions to other legislators in D.C.

December 22, 2017
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A record-breaking number of people contacted Washington with their opinions during the first two months this year, according to an article in the March 6 New Yorker. “Members of Congress claim that, Senate-wide, the call volume for the week of Jan. 30, 2017, more than doubled the previous record; on average, during that week,...

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Sights and Sounds, Dec. 22, 2017

December 22, 2017
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues. Jan. 9 for the Jan. 12 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Special events Celebration of Jamaica Pond Park, Thurs. Jan. 18, 7pm, free. First Church UU, JP. Centre St. and Eliot St. Wheelchair...

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Invitacion, Dec. 22, 2017

December 22, 2017
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Plazo para calendario de eventos: martes, 9 enero para la edición del 12 ene. Mande eventos a reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Para los números abajo, el código de área es 617. Reuniones El comité de servicio público de JPNC, reunión mensual, martes, 2 enero, 7pm, John F. Kennedy School, 7 Bolster Street. Agenda: petición de Ethiopian Café, 377...

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