News

USOC ends Boston 2024’s Olympic bid

July 27, 2015
By

The United States Olympic Committee has withdrawn Boston 2024’s bid to host the 2024 Summer Olympics, citing the lack of public support, according to a statement released by USOC Chief Executive Officer Scott Blackmun. Franklin Park was slated to host several Olympic events, such as the pentathlon and equestrian events. NoBoston2024, an anti-Olympics protest...

Read more »

Washington St. master plan kicks off July 28

July 24, 2015
By

The long-awaited master plan for the Washington Street corridor is kicking off on July 28 with an open-house meeting. And the plan’s scope has been expanded to include a stretch of Columbus Avenue as well. The Boston Redevelopment Authority is nicknaming the project “PLAN: JP/ROX.” It will cover the zoning of Washington Street between...

Read more »

Roxbury Prep moving to Forest Hills

July 24, 2015
By

FOREST HILLS—The Roxbury Preparatory Charter School is coming to Jamaica Plain, as it has signed a two-year lease with Bethel AME Church campus. Bethel will hold a community meeting July 30 to discuss the move to 86 Wachusett St., which is a former church school. Match Community Day School currently resides in that location,...

Read more »

JP woman achieves English Channel swim

July 24, 2015
By
Maura Twomey during her July 10 swim of the English Channel. (Courtesy Photo)

JP resident Maura Twomey successfully swam the English Channel on July 10 as a fundraiser for a cystic fibrosis charity in Ireland. The 59-year-old completed the grueling swim from England to France in 16 hours, 23 minutes. She said in an email that she “enjoyed the swim and was very lucky with a sunny...

Read more »

Olmsted Trip

July 24, 2015
By
Olmsted Trip

Read more »

Representante Capuano quiere más información sobre las Olimpíadas

July 24, 2015
By

Representante local Mike Capuano dijo que le encantaría que Boston sea sede de los Juegos Olímpicos. Pero, dice el congresista, quiere asegurar que el dinero del contribuyente sea protegido y Boston 2024 no lo ha garantizado. “Todavía no estoy satisfecho con los números que se han publicado”, dijo en una entrevista telefónica. “No sé...

Read more »

Bella Luna/Milky Way co-owner tapped for BRA board

July 24, 2015
By
Bella Luna/Milky Way co-owner tapped for BRA board

A co-owner of a landmark Jamaica Plain restaurant and nightclub has been nominated by Mayor Martin Walsh to serve on the Boston Redevelopment board of directors. Carol Downs co-founded the Bella Luna Restaurant and Milky Way Lounge, now based in The Brewery complex on Amory Street, 20 years ago. “It is my goal to...

Read more »

Landlord and tenant groups reach rent agreement

July 24, 2015
By

A memorandum of understanding (MOU) has been reached between City Realty and several tenant-advocate organizations, including Jamaica Plain-based City Life/Vida Urbana, according to a press release. The MOU, which is a legal agreement, states that CRG will not raise Section 8 tenant rent beyond the Housing Authority Payment Standard, which places a cap on...

Read more »

Rep. Capuano wants more Olympics info

July 24, 2015
By

Local U.S. Rep. Mike Capuano said he would love for Boston to host the Olympics. But, the congressman says, he wants to make sure taxpayers’ money is protected and he has not been assured of that by Boston 2024. “I’m not yet satisfied with the numbers they have put out,” he said in a...

Read more »

Campbell’s council run spurred by twin’s death

July 24, 2015
By
Campbell’s council run spurred by twin’s death

Spurred into the District 4 City Council race by the death of her twin brother, Mattapan resident Andrea Campbell says she is taking a wait-and-see approach with the Olympics and thinks the Casey Arborway project had a “problematic community process.” Campbell faces three other candidates in the race: longtime District 4 City Councilor Charles...

Read more »