Monthly Archives: May 2018

Community deeply divided about supportive housing at Shattuck Hospital campus

May 25, 2018
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A deeply contentious public hearing about the proposal to put supportive housing on the Shattuck Campus led to conflicting priorities being expressed from the community. Residents argued that the planning process for the land should be more inclusive of the community’s concerns, that the Shattuck campus should be returned to parkland, or that supportive...

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Residents want wider sidewalks, safer intersections for Centre/South streets project

May 25, 2018
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About 30 residents congregated at a public meeting held by the Boston Transportation Department (BTD) on May 14 to learn about the design planning schedule and contribute ideas and concerns about the Centre/South streetscape project from Jackson Square to Forest Hills.          Residents generally felt strongly about increased safety for pedestrians and cyclists, and...

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BIKE ROLL

May 25, 2018
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BIKE ROLL

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Q. and A. with co-founder of Omega Theater, which is celebrating 50 years

May 25, 2018
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Q. and A. with co-founder of Omega Theater, which is celebrating 50 years

Omega Theater (Theater Workshop Boston, Inc.) is a small, nonprofit organization founded 50 years ago to develop original plays and experiment with audience/actor relationships within the environmental theater genre of the time. The two founders and artistic directors wanted to create plays that would awaken their audiences to important socio-political issues about which they...

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Residentes quieren aceras más anchas, intersecciones más seguras en Centre y South

May 25, 2018
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En una reunión pública presentada por el Departamento de Transporte de Boston (BTD) el 14 de mayo, aproximadamente 30 residentes congregaron para aprender sobre el horario de diseño y contribuir ideas y quejas sobre el proyecto de Centre y South Streets entre Jackson Square y Forest Hills. Por lo general, los residentes querían más...

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Dorchester man arrested for double murder in Jackson Square

May 25, 2018
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Wilvin Guity, a 28-year-old Dorchester man, has been charged with the shooting deaths of 23-year-old Christopher Joyce and 58-year-old Clayborn Blair on May 4 in Jackson Square, according to the Suffolk County District Attorney’s (DA) Office. Joyce was a college student who would have graduated last weekend, while Blair was a father of three....

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Boston gang member pleads guilty to distributing crack cocaine at Mildred Hailey Apartments

May 25, 2018
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In a federal court, Jarrod “Rizz” Simmons, 21, pleaded guilty to distributing crack cocaine at Mildred C. Hailey Apartments, according to a press release. Simmons will face sentencing on July 31, 2018. According to the press release, following a two-year investigation, Simmons and eight co-defendants were charged in January of 2018 in connection with...

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JP Observer: What’s in a name? When it comes to public schools, we need some new ones

May 25, 2018
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Riding a wave of new awareness that women and people of color have been unjustly ignored by prominent institutions, the Boston Women’s Heritage Trail (BWHT) is advocating that some schools in the Boston school system be renamed for accomplished women and/or people of color. An audit done by BWHT shows that about 10 public...

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PRINCIPAL OF THE YEAR

May 25, 2018
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PRINCIPAL OF THE YEAR

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Lack of participation in the City’s Payment in Lieu of Taxes program upsets City Council

May 25, 2018
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By Beth Treffeisen Special to the Gazette After seeing a decline in participation in the City’s Payments in Lieu of Taxes PILOT agreement with tax-exempt institutions, Councilors Lydia Edwards and Annissa Essaibi-George filed a hearing order during a May 9 City Council meeting to give a nudge to these institutions to contribute more to...

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