Monthly Archives: July 2018

BLC imposes a 90-day demolition delay for 73 Sheridan Street

July 27, 2018
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By Lauren Bennett Special to the Gazette The Boston Landmarks Commission (BLC) decided on Tuesday night to impose a 90-day demolition delay for 73 Sheridan St, a Victorian era house that was built around 1868. Todd Satter of the BLC said that the staff determined that the building is significant, and “one whose loss...

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More than 400 attend the first annual JP Garden Tour

July 27, 2018
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By Lauren Bennett Special to the Gazette The first annual Jamaica Plain Garden Tour drew in a crowd of garden lovers on July 14. With over 400 attendees, the tour was a huge success. Trustees Engagement Manager Michelle de Lima said that they printed 400 information booklets, but ran out. De Lima said that...

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Sanchez criticized over failed immigrant protection amendment

July 27, 2018
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Local state Rep. Jeffrey Sanchez is being criticized over the state Legislature’s failure to pass undocumented immigrant protections when it approved the state budget on July 18. Sanchez, who holds the powerful chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee position, was a chief negotiator in the conference that reconciled the House and Senate...

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Third JP/Rox transportation meeting narrows priorities

July 27, 2018
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By Richard Heath Special to the Gazette The transportation demand manager is the future. This was one of the revelations at the third JP/Rox transportation meeting on July 17. Despite heavy rains, over 35 people attended the third meeting that was more organized and specific than the second and consequently a lot quieter. The...

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26 Jamaica Plain residents to cycle for cancer research fundraising

July 27, 2018
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On August 4 and 5, 26 riders from Jamaica Plain will cycle up to 192 miles in the Pan-Mass Challenge (PMC) with the goal of topping last year’s record-breaking gift and raising $52 million for critical cancer research and patient care at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. All funds raised from the PMC are donated directly...

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Donnell’s Bakery opens up in First Church

July 27, 2018
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A new family-owned bakery specializing in cheesecake, cinnamon rolls, and cakes has opened its doors and is based out of the First Baptist Church in Jamaica Plain. Donnell’s Bakery is owned by Wendell and Nicole Donnell, who are a husband-and-wife duo. They opened their business a few months ago, and customers can request delivery...

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JP Observer: Trees on private property need protections

July 27, 2018
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By Sandra Storey Special to the Gazette Boston, with support from people in Jamaica Plain who care about the local environment, is starting to look at more of its forest and fewer of its trees, to paraphrase an old adage. Trees that are most visible and countable and have gotten much of our attention—street...

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Harvest Co-op in danger of closing this summer

July 27, 2018
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Harvest Co-op has been facing financial problems, and is asking their members for support in the following months in order to keep the market alive. Harvest’s board has announced that the Co-Op needs to raise $300,000 this summer, or it could close its locations in Cambridge and Jamaica Plain by August. Vidya Sivan, the...

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Sights and Sounds, July 27, 2018

July 27, 2018
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues. Aug. 7 for the Aug. 10 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Arts, music, and culture Art exhibition at JP Licks, The Jamaica Plain Artists Association, a group of artists who make and promote...

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Commissioner Evans bids farewell after 39 years at BPD

July 27, 2018
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By Seth Daniel Police Commissioner William Evans announced at a press conference Monday morning that he would resign from his post as commissioner to spend more time with his family and to be the head of public safety at Boston College (BC). At the same time, Mayor Martin Walsh announced the historic appointment of...

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