Blog Archives

Opening Day

May 10, 2013
By
(Photo by Daniella Rascón) City Councilor Ayanna Pressley throws out the first pitch during the Opening Day ceremony for the JP Regan Youth League April 27 at Daisy Field in Olmsted Park on the Jamaicaway.

Read more »

Climate Change

May 10, 2013
By
(Courtesy Photo) JP resident and Olmsted 2022 founder Gerry Wright joins JP residents and Boston Latin School students (from left) Clare Vallely and Sally Gillis at an April 27 seminar at Simmons College called “Climate Change: What Would Olmsted Do?” Wright regularly portrays Frederick Law Olmsted, designer of Boston’s Emerald Necklace parks, in one-man shows. Vallely and Gillis gave a presentation on small daily activities anyone can do to help the environment.

Read more »

Memories of Roslindale in 1940s-’60s

May 10, 2013
By
(Courtesy Photo) Joe Moscaritolo and his sister, Peggy Marino, in a goat-drawn wagon outside the Henry Abrahams School on Mahler Road in 1948.

By Joe Moscaritolo. Special to the Gazette  Editor’s Note: Joe Moscaritolo grew up at 12 Aldwin Road. He is now a retired Boston Public Schools administrator and lives in Braintree. He recorded these historic memories of Roslindale in 2010 and updated them last year. Modern-day businesses in some of the places he recalls are...

Read more »

Obituary: Irma Susanne Wagner, JP artist

May 10, 2013
By
(Courtesy Photo) Irma Susanne Wagner.

Irma Susanne Wagner, a Jamaica Plain artist, died peacefully at her home April 28. She was 81 and had courageously lived with Parkinson’s disease for over a decade. Irma was well known for her annual calendar, which she published for 15 years. From 1996 to 2010 she created a calendar of her art “accompanied...

Read more »

Franklin Park Runner

May 10, 2013
By
(Courtesy Photo) JP resident Owen Kendall, sporting Union Jack shorts, grabs a drink while running the Boston Marathon April 15 to raise funds for the Franklin Park Coalition (FPC). Other FPC team runners not pictured included Jason Carraro, Cindy Brennan and Julie Arrison. None of them were harmed by the infamous bombing of the finish line later in the day.

Read more »

JFK Shines

May 10, 2013
By
(Photo by Daniella Rascón) Virginia Mojica (center) and grandchildren Genesis and Gabriel Medina work on new planters outside the John F. Kennedy School in Hyde Square during the Boston Shines cleanup April 27. Students, staff and parents built the boxes earlier this year with a grant from Lowe’s.

Read more »

Editorial: Rozzie helps make JP great

May 10, 2013
By

One of the great things about Jamaica Plain is Roslindale. The positive dynamic between us is part of each community’s identity. Rozzie’s relatively lower real estate rates have made it a haven for ex-JP business owners, activists and artists who otherwise would be totally gone, to JP’s detriment. Backed by the outstanding support of...

Read more »

Editorial: Trash the trash can policy

May 10, 2013
By

The City’s silly sidewalk trash can policy, recently revealed by the Gazette, is a classic case of the perfect as enemy of the good, not to mention Boston’s trend of back-room corporate deals driving allocation of public resources. Right now, most sidewalk trash cans in JP and other areas are tiny, lidless things that...

Read more »

Letter: In Casey debate, remember that cars are people, too

May 10, 2013
By

Anyone who cares to see a preview of the traffic situation without the Casey Overpass need only try to use Memorial Drive or cross into Cambridge from the B.U. Bridge in a hugely extended rush hour since the overpass there has been closed for repairs. The backup and gridlock extends in an enormous stain, even...

Read more »

Letter: Thanks for supporting Task Force church bid

May 10, 2013
By

I would like to thank all of the supporters who showed up last Friday, May 3, to help us bring the Blessed Sacrament Church “to life.” It was truly a wonderful artistic event to celebrate the history and meaning of the church in our community and to envision what it can become in the...

Read more »