News

Experts offer advice on how to run meetings

May 10, 2012
By

The community meeting sometimes seems to be Jamaica Plain’s favorite pastime. But the enthusiasm is not always matched by expertise in running an effective meeting. The meeting experts at the state chapter of the National Association of Parliamentarians (NAP) hope to help out by holding their biannual conference on May 12 in JP. “I...

Read more »

New Catholic pastor takes over; parishioners concerned

May 8, 2012
By

The pastor of Jamaica Plain’s three Roman Catholic parishes is leaving after only 13 months on the job and will be replaced on June 5, according to the St. Thomas Aquinas Church bulletin. The pending replacement of Rev. Alonso Macias by Rev. Carlos Flor has stirred concern in local congregations, with the May 6...

Read more »

JP Indian Center: Warren should visit us

May 4, 2012
By

U.S. Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren, who is embroiled in a controversy over her claims of American Indian ethnicity, has never visited the local North American Indian Center of Boston (NAICOB), despite her many campaign stops in Jamaica Plain, according to the center’s head. “We’ve never heard from Elizabeth Warren, unfortunately,” said NAICOB Executive Director...

Read more »

Church organ rescued by movers

May 3, 2012
By

A moving and storage company will give First Baptist Church’s historic organ a free home for as long it takes for the church to raise funds and install it. Mark Silverman of Westborough’s Mark’s Moving & Storage also donated a free semi truck to move the gigantic organ from its longtime space in a...

Read more »

Slain man was local resident

May 3, 2012
By

FOREST HILLS—The man shot to death last week in a Hyde Park Avenue apartment was a resident of the building, according to property owner Bridget Lacey. “He was a nice guy,” Lacey said in a Gazette interview about Mariano Malave, the man slain at 132 Hyde Park Ave. on April 27. “He had a...

Read more »

Man shot to death in home

April 28, 2012
By

FOREST HILLS—A man was shot to death inside a home at 132 Hyde Park Ave. on the evening of April 27, according to the Boston Police Department (BPD). The victim was identified as Mariano Malave, 25, of Boston. BPD could not immediately clarify whether Malave resided at the address where he was killed. Police...

Read more »

Community center prices out youth groups

April 27, 2012
By

The Hennigan Community Center on Heath Street is sharply raising rates for programs to rent space, and that has left some JP groups—especially ones serving low-income and minority youths—out in the cold. Estrellas Tropicales and the Roberto Clemente 21 dance and basketball programs reportedly have either already been priced out or are in danger...

Read more »

JP Regan Youth League’s Opening Day

April 27, 2012
By
JP Regan Youth League teams and coaches parade on Centre Street during the league’s 43rd annual Opening Day ceremony on April 21.

Gazette Photos by Chris Alspach.

Read more »

Centro comunitario excluye grupos para jóvenes

April 27, 2012
By

The Hennigan Community Center en Heath Street va a cobrar más en el alquilo de espacio para los programas, una decisión que ha dejado a algunos de grupos de JP, especialmente los que sirven a los jóvenes de bajo ingreso. A los programas de baile y de baloncesto, Estrellas Tropicales y el Roberto Clemente...

Read more »

Court clerk’s campaign violated law, pays $2K

April 27, 2012
By

The campaign committee of Maura Hennigan, the clerk of the Suffolk County criminal court system and a JP resident, violated campaign finance law last year and had to pay back $2,000, the state Office of Campaign and Political Finance ruled on April 17. Several of Hennigan’s court employees labeled envelopes intended for sending out...

Read more »