Archive for December, 2018

BLC approves phase two of Jamaica Pond project

December 7, 2018
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By Lauren Bennett Special to the Gazette  The project team for the Jamaica Pond path project appeared before the Boston Landmarks Commission (BLC) on Nov. 27 to discuss their proposal for the second phase of the project and were given the green light to proceed by the commission. The project team came before the...
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Opposition continues to Green St. development

December 7, 2018
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There is continuing opposition to City Realty’s proposed development at 197-201 Green St., as the Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) says the project is still under review. According to BPDA, the agency received more than 50 letters during the comment period, which ended Nov. 12. The break down of the comment letters were...
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COMPUTER SCIENCE EDUCATION WEEK

December 7, 2018
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COMPUTER SCIENCE EDUCATION WEEK


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Local resident starts dog park fundraiser

December 7, 2018
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A local Jamaica Plain resident has started a fundraising drive to raise money for a potential dog park in the neighborhood. “I think we need to strike while the iron is hot. I know these kinds of projects take time, but time passes a lot quicker in dog years,” said Eva Kaniasty, the organizer...
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P y R con el compositor de JP Michael Wartofsky

December 7, 2018
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Residente de Jamaica Plain Michael Wartofsky, un profesor de música en Berklee, va a lanzar su primer disco “All the Possibilities: Broadway Sings Wartofsky” el 13 de diciembre. Hace poco The Gazette realizó una entrevista de preguntas y respuestas a través de correo electrónico con Wartofsky sobre su nuevo álbum y su experiencia musical....
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New garden mausoleum at Forest Hills Cemetery

December 7, 2018
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New garden mausoleum at Forest Hills Cemetery

By Richard Heath Special to the Gazette Forest Hills Cemetery began construction early in 2016 on The Garden Mausoleum, a unique, adaptive reuse of the 1871 Receiving Tomb. The Garden Mausoleum is a community-style, above-ground burial that reduces the costs of internment. The Forest Hills Garden Mausoleum – about half acre on a slope...
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Court battle continues over 64 Allandale St. project

December 7, 2018
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The long, drawn-out court battle over the 64 Allandale St. project is continuing, with the latest a rescheduling of a hearing for the Springhouse Senior Living Community lawsuit. The hearing was originally slated for last month, but has been rescheduled to March 25. That is several months after another judge will hear a motion...
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Q. and A. with JP composer Michael Wartofsky

December 7, 2018
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Q. and A. with JP composer Michael Wartofsky

Jamaica Plain resident Michael Wartofsky, who is a music professor at the Berklee College of Music and a composer for musical theater, will be officially releasing his first album, “All the Possibilities: Broadway Sings Wartofsky,” on Dec. 13. The Gazette recently conducted a question-and-answer session through email with Wartofsky about the new album and...
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Event will honor state Rep. Sanchez

December 7, 2018
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An event will be held at the Footlight Club on Dec. 13 to honor state Rep. Jeffrey Sanchez and the work he has done for the community, including protecting local parks. Sanchez is serving his last full month in office after losing in a primary election in September. The event, called “Continuing Legacies: Thank...
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City Council Holds Hearing on Corporate Tax-Break Transparency

December 7, 2018
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City Council Holds Hearing on Corporate Tax-Break Transparency

By Lauren Bennett Special to the Gazette The City Council Committee on Ways and Means held a hearing on Nov. 29, regarding corporate tax break transparency in the City of Boston. With recent conversations around the location of Amazon second headquarters, tax break transparency is on the minds of the Council and the public....
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