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Sánchez takes over House Ways and Means Committee

July 28, 2017
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Local state Rep. Jeffrey Sánchez has traveled from the streets of Mission Hill to the top rank of the State House, as he was recently named chairman of the powerful House Ways and Means Committee. The committee crafts and writes the state budget and is seen as a stepping stone to become speaker of...

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New artwork at City Hall

July 28, 2017
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A new series of artwork is now on display at City Hall, including four new art exhibitions and three new murals. The artwork is presented by the Mayor’s Office of Arts and Culture, according to a press release. “City Hall Galleries have been an incredible success, showcasing the work of local artists both to...

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JP Observer: Boston needs to opt for cleaner electricity

July 28, 2017
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When it comes to climate change, no reasonable opportunity to lessen the effects of fossil fuels on the environment should be turned down. Right now, the administration of Mayor Marty Walsh is being very cautious about a movement to adopt what’s called “Community Choice Energy (CCE).” Many individuals and groups in JP, including local...

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In Memoriam

July 28, 2017
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January of Jamaica Plain, formerly of Scituate, died on July 28, 2016. January is survived by her husband of 37 years, Kevin Reilly, and their son, Drew, a graduate student currently attending the University of California in Irvine. January was born Feb. 9, 1952, in Boston to Richard (Jim) Franzen and Shirley (Trenholm) Franzen....

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Neighborhood Slow Streets Program leaves many residents disappointed

July 28, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen Special to the Gazette   The five neighborhoods that will join the Neighborhood Slow Streets program in 2017 were announced July 20, leaving many communities who applied disappointed.   The Neighborhood Slow Streets program is a City effort to reduce speeds and improve the quality of life on Boston’s local streets....

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Invitacion, July 28, 2017

July 28, 2017
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Plazo para calendario de eventos: martes, 8 ago para la edición del 11 ago. Mande eventos a reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Código de área es 617, a menos que haya otro. Reuniones Reunión de la policía con la comunidad, 3 ago, 7pm, Comisaría E-13, 3347 Washington Street. Oficiales de BPD Area E, oficiales de la ATMB y...

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Sights and Sounds, July 28, 2017

July 28, 2017
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues. Aug. 8 for the Aug. 11 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Special events Fresh Hair, on the corner of South St and Carolina Ave, opened for business in July 1982. We are celebrating...

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America’s Night Out Against Crime

July 28, 2017
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Hyde Square Task Force is teaming up with Jamaica Plain’s District E-13 division of Boston Police Department to host National Night Out 2017, an event for the public to enjoy food and entertainment as well as mingle with elected officials and police officers. “America’s Night Out Against Crime” will feature food, music, dancing, demonstrations,...

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Obituary: Bradford Mighill, former JP resident, dies

July 28, 2017
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Bradford Hatch Mighill, 93, of Plainfield, NH and formerly of Jamaica Plain, died on May 25 at the VA Medical Center in White River Junction, VT after a long and determined fight against the debilitating respiratory symptoms of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Brad was born on April 24, 1924 in Ipswich and spent his...

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MassDOT regroups vacant parcels, will require affordable housing

July 28, 2017
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The state Department of Transportation (MassDOT) is regrouping the parcels it is selling in Jamaica Plain and is requiring that affordable housing be built on some of the parcels, according to a presentation MassDOT gave to the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council’s Housing and Development Committee on July 18. According to Kevin Rainsford of the...

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