Monthly Archives: April 2018

Obituary: John Rowse, longtime JP resident, dies

April 13, 2018
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Obituary: John Rowse, longtime JP resident, dies

John Rowse, JP resident for more than 40 years, died on March 29 after an extended battle with cancer. John, 74, died peacefully, at home, surrounded by his wife and three children. John and his wife, Susan Naimark, lived in the same Paul Gore Street home since 1977, which they bought abandoned for $300...

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REPS GRAND OPENING

April 13, 2018
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REPS GRAND OPENING

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KICK OFF CAMPAIGN

April 13, 2018
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KICK OFF CAMPAIGN

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Chang-Diaz weighs-in on criminal justice reform

April 13, 2018
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The State Senate and House recently passed a compromise criminal justice reform bill that local state Sen. Sonia Chang-Diaz calls “a massive turning point” for Massachusetts. (The governor had not sign the bill at the Gazette deadline.) “For too long, the criminal justice system has been expensive, ineffective, and systematically racist,” Chang-Diaz said in...

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O’Malley looks at fees to tackle vacant storefronts and apartments

April 13, 2018
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By Beth Treffeisen Special to the Gazette Plaguing the commercial and residential districts throughout the city, empty storefronts and vacant apartments are making it seem that Boston is experiencing market failure, despite the strong economy, high real estate values, and low unemployment rate. In an effort to reverse the trend, Jamaica Plain City Councilor...

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JP Agenda, April 13, 2018

April 13, 2018
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues. Apr. 24 for the Apr. 27 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Meetings Pre-construction open house for General Heath Square Apartments, 61 Heath St. Sat. April 14, 11am to 12 noon at the site,...

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City Council notes

April 13, 2018
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By Beth Treffeisen Special to the Gazette The City Council hearing met on April 4 at City Hall. Sandwich Boards Return Mayor Martin Walsh re-filed an ordinance regulating free-standing signs, also known as sandwich board signs, after the pilot program passed in 2015 expired. Sandwich board signs serve as a significant marketing tools for...

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Invitacion, April 13, 2018

April 13, 2018
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Plazo para calendario de eventos: martes, 24 abril para la edición del 27 abril. Mande eventos a reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Para los números abajo, el código de área es 617. Reuniones Casa abierta, General Heath Square Apartments, 61 Heath St. sábado, 14 abr, 11am-12pm en el sitio, llueva o truene. Construcción comienza el 17 de abril....

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DOYLE’S ROAD RACE

April 13, 2018
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DOYLE’S ROAD RACE

Mayor Martin J. Walsh kicks off the annual Doyle’s Road Race in Jamaica Plain on April 8 and greets runners and community members at the end of the race. Mayor’s Office Photos by Isabel Leon

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Letters:

April 13, 2018
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On gun control Eight weeks have passed since the horrific shooting in Parkland, Florida sparked a national conversation about community safety. In Massachusetts, we are lucky. Our state is one of the safest, with 3.5 gun deaths per 100,000 (Source: Boston Globe), but a gap in our laws could enable a Parkland style shooting here leading representatives...

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