Archive for November, 2018

Baker, Warren cruise to re-election victories

November 9, 2018
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As expected, Republican Gov. Charlie Baker and Democrat U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren cruised to easy re-election victories, as Jamaica Plain residents helped decide those contests, as well as several other statewide races and ballot questions on the Nov. 6 Election Day. Warren defeated challengers Republican Geoff Diehl and Independent Shiva Ayyadurai by wide, double-digit...
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RETURNING HOME

November 9, 2018
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RETURNING HOME


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50 Stedman St. meeting proves contentious

November 9, 2018
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Business displacement and abutter notification were two concerns raised during a contentious Boston Planning and Development (BPDA) meeting on the 50 Stedman St. project, which also had a contingent of attendees expressing support for the proposal. About 25 people were at Doyle’s Cafe for the Oct. 29 meeting, which had attendees at times shouting...
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Reaction mostly negative at Green Street dev. meeting

November 9, 2018
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Reaction was mostly negative at a Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) meeting on the proposed 23-unit, mixed-use development at 197-201 Green St. with much of the animus directed at the developer of the project, City Realty. About 30 people attended the Oct. 25 meeting at the Egleston Square YMCA. City Realty has plans...
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Reacción negativa en reunión sobre el proyecto de Green St.

November 9, 2018
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Una reunión sobre el propuesto desarrollo multiuso en 197-201 Green Street solicitó una reacción principalmente negativa, mucha dirigida al promotor del proyecto City Realty. Alrededor de 30 personas asistieron a la reunión el 25 de octubre en la YMCA de Egleston Square. City Realty tiene planes de arrasar una casa sencilla actualmente en el...
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Taste of JP returns

November 9, 2018
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The nonprofit ESAC will host the 23th annual Taste of JP on Nov. 15 at the Our Lady of the Annunciation Church in West Roxbury.          The event will allow guests to sample the offerings of more than 10 local restaurants. Taste of JP is a major fundraiser for ESAC, a social service agency...
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City Council, union workers rail against National Grid at hearing

November 9, 2018
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By Lauren Bennett Special to the Gazette Gas provider National Grid came under fire at the City Council’s Committee on Environment, Sustainability, and Parks hearing on Boston’s gas infrastructure on Oct. 30. According to Councilor Matt O’Malley, the company declined an invitation to testify at the hearing. O’Malley read a letter from National Grid...
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Op-ed: Come celebrate Curtis Hall on Nov. 17

November 9, 2018
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By Kerry A. Costello Special to the Gazette The Board of the Jamaica Plain Community Centers invites our neighbors to a birthday party at Curtis Hall on Nov. 17. We are celebrating a sesquicentennial, which translates into 150 years of public service in the heart of Jamaica Plain. What many residents may not realize...
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Manning School looks to expand

November 9, 2018
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The Manning Elementary School is looking to expand, adding a sixth grade for the next school year, according to Principal Ethan d’Ablemont Burnes. The school has sent Boston Public Schools a letter about its plan. BPS spokesperson Dan O’Brien said, “BPS cannot comment on the Manning School proposal at this time as it is...
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City Council holds hearing regarding dockless mobility, electric scooters

November 9, 2018
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By Lauren Bennett Special to the Gazette The City Council Committee on Planning, Development, and Transportation, chaired by Councilor Michelle Wu, held a hearing last month regarding dockless mobility and electric scooters in the City of Boston. As these new technologies become more rapidly available, the City is always looking for ways to have...
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