Archive for December, 2017

JP Agenda, 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 [email protected] Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Meetings The Public Service Committee of the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council will hold its monthly meeting on Tuesday, January 2, 2018 at 7:00pm at the John...
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Q. and A. with JP resident, entrepreneur Jamie Cholaki

December 22, 2017
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Jamaica Plain resident and entrepreneur Jamie Cholaki has been in the hair styling business for more than a decade and a half and recently launched a hair product that uses the amethyst gemstone. She is using a crowdfunding platform that is geared towards promoting women entrepreneurs to help raise money for the venture. The...
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Mayor signs bag ordinance

December 22, 2017
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Mayor Martin Walsh on Dec. 15 signed the “bag” ordinance, though with some reservations about how the measure will be funded. The City Council during a hearing on Nov. 29 unanimously approved the ordinance, which levies at least a five-cent surcharge for using a thick plastic bag or a paper bag at a store...
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BOSTON BOOK FESTIVAL

December 22, 2017
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BOSTON BOOK FESTIVAL


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Still no progress on DCR’s dog park

December 22, 2017
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Over six months after state Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) nixed the Anson Street dog park proposal, there are still no additional proposals or concrete plans moving forward from the state agency. In response to a growing demand for a dog park in Jamaica Plain, DCR held a public meeting on April 5...
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Eliot School chooses renovation team

December 22, 2017
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The Eliot School of Fine & Applied Arts has selected designLAB architects to plan the renovation and expansion of the school, according to a press release. The 341-year-old Boston-based art center occupies the original brick schoolhouse on Eliot Street built in 1831. The building was embellished in 1892 with a Victorian foyer and cupola,...
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MAKING CHANGE HAPPEN

December 22, 2017
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MAKING CHANGE HAPPEN

  Hyde Square Task Force celebrated their “Annual Making Change Happen Breakfast” in Boston on Dec. 7.
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INTERACTIVE LIGHTS

December 22, 2017
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INTERACTIVE LIGHTS


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City Council Briefs

December 22, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen Special to the Gazette The City Council held its final hearing of the year on Dec.13. It was the last hearing for both Councilors Tito Jackson and Sal LaMattina who said their farewells after the hearing. Mayor Martin Walsh thanked them both for their years of public service and time spend...
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Letters:

December 22, 2017
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The bag debate We the taxpayers of Boston actually pay our City Councilors $99,500 per year to sit around debating the merits of paper vs plastic. Yep, you read that right. And soon we will be charged for putting our purchased items in any kind of bag merchants use. If you are car-less like me...
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