Monthly Archives: January 2018

Op-eds:

January 26, 2018
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Massachusetts House passes housing bond bill By Local State Rep. Jeffrey Sanchez Affordable housing continues to be at the center of our conversations here in Boston and Brookline. We know and feel the impact of the housing crunch first hand. In many ways, we are victims of our own success – our thriving small...

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Letters:

January 26, 2018
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Tenant organization is thankful In partnership and unity, communities find the strength to uplift. Our community, the Mildred C. Hailey Apartments in Jamaica Plain personifies this.  On Monday, January 8th, a large-scale arrest involving our community took place in the culmination of a two-year investigation. It is an important step to enhancing public safety...

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Mayor Walsh is sworn in to serve second term

January 12, 2018
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By Beth Treffeisen Special to the Gazette On New Year’s Day morning, Mayor Martin Walsh took his oath of office and was sworn in to his second term as the 54th Mayor of Boston in front of a large crowd filled with residents, supporters, faith leaders, and elected officials in the Cutler Majestic Theatre....

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Local nonprofit struggles to find home in JP

January 12, 2018
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Boston Makers, a local makerspace founded and run by Jamaica Plain residents, is struggling to find permanent space to open in the neighborhood before its time is up at the Eliot School in mid-March 2018. A makerspace is like an artists’ co-op wherein members share a rented space, but it focuses on more technology-oriented...

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CELEBRATION OF JAMAICA POND

January 12, 2018
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CELEBRATION OF JAMAICA POND

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BPS will not implement new start times after blowback

January 12, 2018
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After releasing new start and end times for 105 of the 125 schools in the system for next school year, Boston Public Schools (BPS) is putting the brakes on the new policy after blowback from parents and the community. “Over the past few weeks, we have heard from families, staff, and stakeholders that there...

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El Alcalde Walsh renueva su mandato

January 12, 2018
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El primero de enero, el Alcalde Martin Walsh renovó su mandato de alcalde de Boston en frente de una audiencia grande de residentes, líderes espirituales y oficiales electos en Cutler Majestic Theatre. El antiguo vicepresidente, Joe Biden, presidió la ceremonia. En su discurso, Walsh presentó un plan de acción que incluye tres componentes principales....

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Nine charged with drug, firearm violations around Mildred C. Hailey Apartments

January 12, 2018
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Nine men, including eight of whom are alleged gang members and associates, were recently charged in connection with committing drug and firearms violations around the Mildred C. Hailey Apartments, according to a press release. The Mildred C. Hailey Apartments area has been the site of numerous shootings the past year, including the shooting death...

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BPDA to host IAG meeting for 125 Amory St. redevelopment

January 12, 2018
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The Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) will host an impact advisory group (IAG) meeting for the 125 Amory St. redevelopment on Jan. 23. The meeting will take place at 125 Amory Street between 6:15 p.m. and 7:45 p.m. An IAG is a City-appointed group of residents and other stakeholders that advise the City...

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New artist exhibition at JP Library

January 12, 2018
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The Friends of the Jamaica Plain Branch of the Boston Public Library in partnership with Uforge recently announced the three-dimensional work of Jamaica Plain-based artist Liliana Marquez will be featured in a new exhibition at the library, part of a rotating art program, according to a press release. The “Liliana Marquez: RePOPART” exhibition is...

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