Blog Archives

JPNC Election: 20 seats, 12 candidates

September 27, 2013
By

Twelve candidates have been certified to run in next month’s election for the 20-seat Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council (JPNC), according to an official nominee list provided by the election’s ombuds board. The low number of candidates means the Oct. 19 election will be noncompetitive and the council will have to fill some seats by appointment. Among...

Read more »

Election Dep’t uses wrong polling place name

September 27, 2013
By

The Boston Election Department’s official polling place list for Tuesday’s city election gave an incorrect name for a Jamaica Plain polling place. The Gazette has not received any reports of voter confusion about the error. The guide on the department’s website (cityofboston.gov/elections) said the Agassiz Elementary School at 20 Child St. would be the...

Read more »

Taste of JP moves to West Roxbury

September 27, 2013
By

By John Ruch and Peter Shanley/Gazette Staff The Taste of Jamaica Plain, one of the neighborhood’s most popular annual events, will be held in West Roxbury this year after learning its longtime venue will be under renovation on its Nov. 21 date. “We are feverishly trying to find another spot,” said Bill Minkle, The...

Read more »

Shooting victim found in Bromley-Heath

September 26, 2013
By

JACKSON SQ.–Police officers found a male victim with a gunshot wound to his leg in the Bromley-Heath public housing development on Sept. 14. The victim reportedly was shot elsewhere at a place known as “The Stadium,” possibly meaning White Stadium in Franklin Park. At about 1 a.m. on Sept. 14, police officers responded to...

Read more »

Mayoral Election Roundup: What the candidates said about JP

September 23, 2013
By

With 12 candidates running for mayor, polls are naturally showing a close race and many voters still undecided just days before the Sept. 24 preliminary election. For Jamaica Plain citizens still rubbing their chins–or scratching their heads–at the choices, we offer this recap of what the candidates had to say in and about JP....

Read more »

JPNC Election: 12 candidates for 20 seats

September 23, 2013
By

Twelve candidates have been certified to run in next month’s election for the 20-seat Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council (JPNC), according to an official nominee list provided by the election’s ombuds board. The low number of candidates means the Oct. 19 election will be noncompetitive and the council will have to fill some seats by appointment. Among...

Read more »

JPNC extends candidate nomination deadline

September 16, 2013
By

The Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council (JPNC) has extended it nomination deadline for its upcoming election to Fri., Sept. 20. The JPNC will hold its biannual election on Oct. 19. The 20-member JPNC was created by former Mayor Raymond Flynn in 1985 to advise the City on neighborhood issues. Five council members represent the entire...

Read more »

La elección para alcalde y concejal municipal es el 24 de septiembre

September 13, 2013
By

La primera elección en la campaña para alcalde y concejal municipal se llevará a cabo martes, el 24 de septiembre, para reducir la enorme lista de candidatos. De los 12 candidatos para alcalde, solamente dos permanecerán después de la elección. Los candidatos conectados a JP incluyen el residente de JP y Concejal Municipal Felix...

Read more »

‘Jamaica Plain’ thriller author to visit JP

September 13, 2013
By

Colin Campbell, the English author of a recent thriller novel named for and set in Jamaica Plain, will make his first visit to the neighborhood later this month. He will make three public appearances: Centre Street Sanctuary restaurant, Mon., Sept. 23, 6:30 p.m., 365 Centre St.; Tres Gatos bookstore and restaurant, Tues., Sept. 24,...

Read more »

JPNC election date set; nomination papers ready

August 16, 2013
By

The Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council, a JP-wide neighborhood association, will hold its biannual election on Oct. 19. Nomination papers for candidates are now available. The 20-member JPNC was created by former Mayor Raymond Flynn in 1985 to advise the City on neighborhood issues. Five council members represent the entire neighborhood, while the rest represent...

Read more »