Monthly Archives: January 2018

Residents celebrate Jamaica Pond, Christine Cooper

January 26, 2018
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Over 100 people gathered at First Church UU in Jamaica Plain on Jan. 18 to celebrate Jamaica Pond Park and commemorate the late Christine Cooper. The event was sponsored by the Jane Addams-Ellen Swallow Richards-Harriet Tubman Institute, Olmsted 2022, and the Friends of Jamaica Pond group. Gerry Wright, local environmental activist and ecologist, gave...

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Q. and A. with artist Liliana Marquez

January 26, 2018
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Jamaica Plain resident Liliana Marquez is an eco-artist who has a new exhibition at the Jamaica Plain Branch Library. The exhibition, titled, “Liliana Marquez: RePOPART,” is on view from now through Feb. 25. The Gazette recently conducted a question-and-answer session through email with Liliana about the exhibition and her life as an artist. For...

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HERO AMONG US

January 26, 2018
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HERO AMONG US

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Identical twin convicted of kidnapping, rape

January 26, 2018
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On Jan. 12, a man was found guilty for a kidnapping and rape that took place near Forest Hills 13 years ago. The case was complicated by the fact that the defendant was an identical twin, according to Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office. Jurors convicted Dwayne McNair, 36, on all charges in connection with...

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Entrevista con artista Liliana Marquez

January 26, 2018
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Liliana Marquez de Jamaica Plain es una eco-artista con una nueva exhibición en la biblioteca de Jamaica Plain. Su exhibición “Liliana Marquez: RePOPART” está en vista ahora hasta el 25 de febrero. Gazette realizó una entrevista por correo electrónico con Liliana sobre la exhibición y su vida como artista. Para más información, visite lilimarq.com....

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Snow removal: A timeless quandary

January 26, 2018
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After at least one big snowstorm this winter, residents have had varying attitudes towards the way that communities and the City of Boston should handle shoveling, plowing, and snow removal. The City of Boston asks for residents to report non-emergency winter issues like unshoveled sidewalks and problems with roadway plowing and salting through 311,...

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JP Observer: Ice activities here show vivid, recent climate change

January 26, 2018
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Crowds of people ice skated securely on Jamaica Pond daily in winters from the mid-1800s to less than 100 years ago. Thick blocks of ice were commercially harvested from it to sell locally and for export including by ship. The iced over pond supported trucks and teams of horses easily. Earlier this month, after...

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COLOR GUARDS

January 26, 2018
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COLOR GUARDS

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COAT GIVEAWAY

January 26, 2018
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COAT GIVEAWAY

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City’s emergency shelter system to be redesigned

January 26, 2018
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By Emily Resnevic Gazette Staff The City of Boston is requesting proposals to redesign the emergency shelter system to better support people experiencing homelessness, according to a press release. Proposals are due Feb. 20. The request for proposals (RFP) outlines the City’s goals of modernizing the emergency shelter system to ensure that people seeking...

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