Monthly Archives: February 2018

Letters:

February 23, 2018
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Community choice energy leads fossil fuel free future I am writing to piggyback on two informative letters in the February 9th issue, “It’s time to stop talking about more pipelines” and “Clean energy is the answer.” Both these letters address the urgency needed to get off fossil fuels, including gas sourced from “fracking fields”...

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Nonprofit organizes ‘Dining for a Difference Week’

February 23, 2018
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Boston For All, a local nonprofit, is organizing a “Dining for a Difference Week,” an event that will raise money for the Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Coalition, according to a press release. Boston For All is an organization founded by Jamaica Plain resident Jeremy Fischer after the 2016 election that raises money for...

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DCR: Parkman/Perkins project to begin in spring; other road improvements advancing

February 9, 2018
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The long-awaited improvement project at the intersection of Francis Parkman Drive and Perkins Street appears finally to be ready to get underway, as a contractor has been selected and construction is expected to begin this spring, according to state Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) spokesperson Troy Wall. Meanwhile, other improvements are underway or...

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Q. and A. with local playwright Stefan Lanfer

February 9, 2018
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By Emily Resnevic Gazette Staff Jamaica Plain playwright Stefan Lanfer has written a play titled “An Education in Prudence,” which will be directed by Pascale Florestal and performed at St. John’s Church this month. The play is produced in collaboration with Open Theatre Project, a theater company which aims to broaden the range of...

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CONSTRUCTION UNDERWAY

February 9, 2018
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CONSTRUCTION UNDERWAY

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Director of Community Preservation Committee gives update on CPA

February 9, 2018
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By Beth Treffeisen Special to the Gazette Between advocacy and community groups in Boston, there has been a murmuring of the potential uses of Community Preservation Act (CPA) funds to solve the numerous budget gaps often met while running nonprofits and small organizations. But it’s been over a year since the CPA was passed...

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Directora de CPC habla sobre CPA

February 9, 2018
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Beth Treffeisen Especial a Gazette Hay rumores sobre los posibles usos de los fondos de la ley de preservación comunitaria (CPA) para solucionar las numerosas brechas presupuestarias de organizaciones sin fines de lucro. Sin embargo, hace un año desde que fuera aprobada la ley y muchos residentes se sienten confundidos sobre el proceso de...

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Mayor Walsh begins to tackle short-term rentals

February 9, 2018
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By Beth Treffeisen Special to the Gazette City Council filed Mayor Martin J. Walsh’s ordinance on Jan. 24 that establishes guidelines and regulations to better track and regulate short-term rentals in the City of Boston. As a new global industry that has a strong presence in Boston, short-term rentals provide both economic opportunities for...

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Here’s Looking at You, JP: Most hated foods

February 9, 2018
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Here’s Looking at You, JP: Most hated foods

By Gustaf Berger / Special to the Gazette There are two kinds of taste in this world. Mine – and none. A woman who fancied herself a gourmet taught me that. What do you think? I conducted a survey of 315 adults, asking, “Are there any foods you refuse to eat because you don’t...

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Pressley announces run for Congress

February 9, 2018
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At-Large City Councilor Ayanna Pressley, who was first elected to the Council in 2009, announced in a statement on Jan. 30 that she will seek the Democratic nomination for the Massachusetts 7th Congressional District. The 7th Congressional District covers a portion of Jamaica Plain and other Boston neighborhoods, as well as areas of Cambridge,...

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