Monthly Archives: April 2018

Residents, state discuss Shattuck land future

April 27, 2018
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By Laura Plummer Special to the Gazette Residents from Jamaica Plain and surrounding neighborhoods attended a town hall-style meeting at The English High School on April 12, to discuss the future of the Shattuck Hospital campus, which included suggestions to return some of the land to Franklin Park and to build housing for people...

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Abutters raise opposition to City Realty project

April 27, 2018
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A group of abutters are opposing a proposed City Realty project in the Parkside neighborhood, citing in a letter to the developer concerns such as parking and density, and saying that the project does not benefit the community, only City Realty’s financials. A City Realty spokesperson said that City Realty is not interested in...

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KEEPING JP CLEAN

April 27, 2018
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KEEPING JP CLEAN

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Jamaica Pond Pathways planning places priority on landscaping and infrastructure

April 27, 2018
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The first community meeting about the $4 million Jamaica Pond Pathways improvements project was held on April 10. About 20 people attended the meeting to share their thoughts about the priorities and strategies for the improvements. The City’s capital budget has allocated $4,060,000 to the project, but the budget for construction will be more...

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Residentes, el estado, y el futuro del terreno Shattuck

April 27, 2018
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Laura Plummer Especial a Gazette Residentes de Jamaica Plain y municipios cercanos asistieron a una reunión de tipo cabildo en The English High School el 12 de abril para hablar sobre el futuro del campus del Hospital Shattuck, que incluyó sugerencias de devolver el terreno a Franklin Park y construir viviendas para las personas...

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Candidates for April 28 JPNC election introduce themselves

April 27, 2018
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The Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council (JPNC) will hold an election tomorrow, April 28. Below are biographies written by the candidates themselves and compiled by current JPNC Chair Kevin Moloney. The election will be held at Stop and Shop, JP Licks, and the Harvest Co-op. JPNC is a neighborhood association for all of Jamaica Plain....

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JPNC’s housing committee talks Shattuck Hospital, JP/Rox

April 27, 2018
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The Housing and Economic Development Committee of the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council (JPNC) met on April 17 to discuss the Shattuck Hospital campus, the Arborway Yard, and the JP/Rox transportation study. The committee discussed the planning process for what will happen to the campus of the Shattuck Hospital. The state is relocating Shattuck’s existing...

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JP Observer: MA legislature asked to “Lift the Cap on Kids”

April 27, 2018
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Right now there are about 8,700 children and families in Massachusetts—1,400 in Boston—who are suffering because of an outdated provision in state law based on myth rather than actuality. That law—enacted during rampant negative stereotyping of families on government assistance in the mid-1990s—bars children born or conceived after a family starts receiving welfare from...

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Sights and Sounds, April 27, 2018

April 27, 2018
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues. May 8 for the May 11 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Special events VA Boston Jamaica Plain Medical Center Open House & Veteran Town Hall, Thursday, May 10, 2018, Open House 3-6pm and...

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Obituary: Carol Dearborn, Jamaica Plain resident, dies

April 27, 2018
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Obituary: Carol Dearborn, Jamaica Plain resident, dies

Carol “Carrie” Dearborn, disabled rights advocate and writer from Jamaica Plain, died March 20 after choosing hospice instead of further intensive treatment at the hospital. Carrie was a 27-year-old computer technician and downhill ski instructor on Mount Sunapee in New Hampshire and at Blue Hills Ski in Canton, MA, in 1981 when she suffered...

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