The Last Streetcar to Arborway, part II

February 10, 2017
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The Last Streetcar to Arborway, part II

By Franklyn P. Salimbene Salimbene, a longtime Jamaica Plain resident who is a board member of the Arborway Committee for Public transit, Inc and a senior lecturer in law at Bentley University, recently penned a personal reminiscence of the last run of the Arborway streetcar. Below is the second part of the story. The...

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Sights and Sounds, Feb. 10, 2017

February 10, 2017
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues. Feb. 21 for the Feb. 24 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Special events My Furry Valentine: A South Street Event, Focus Real Estate, Monumental Cupcakes, and Polkadog Bakery are teaming up Feb. 2...

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Invitacion, Feb. 10, 2017

February 10, 2017
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El plazo para la sección de participación es al mediodía, martes, el 21 de febrero para la edición del 24 de febrero. Mande eventos a reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: marca el 617 antes de los números que salen abajo, a menos que haya otro código. Reuniones Comité de zonificación de JPNDC, reuniones 15 feb, 1 mar,...

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Letters:

February 10, 2017
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The uncertain future—and response by American left From the Occupy movement of 2011 to the Bernie Sanders campaign, to resisting the Trump administration, the American left is now faced with deciding what to do next—or how most effectively resist and try to force replacement of President Trump’s policies, while strategizing and organizing towards the...

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Op-Ed: Standing up for our values

February 10, 2017
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By Mayor Martin Walsh Looking back, I am so proud to be a Bostonian—and to be your Mayor. On Jan. 27, President Trump made good on his divisive campaign rhetoric, and signed a series of executive orders that are designed to promote American isolation, intolerance, and fear. Boston didn’t sit back and accept these...

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Obituary: Richard C. Hoeh, former JP resident, dies

February 10, 2017
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Obituary: Richard C. Hoeh, former JP resident, dies

Richard Charles “Mike” Hoeh died on Jan. 26, with his wife and eldest daughter by his side. He had been in home hospice care in Bethel, Maine, since a recent diagnosis of cancer. He was born at Faulkner Hospital in Jamaica Plain on July 18, 1930, to Frederick and Margaret (Morlock) Hoeh, both children...

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Obituary: Dawn Marie MacLeod, JP resident, dies

February 10, 2017
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Obituary: Dawn Marie MacLeod, JP resident, dies

Dawn Marie MacLeod, a Forest Hills resident, died on Jan. 24. She was 53. Wife of Eric H. Brown; loving mother of Meghan MacLeod of Dedham and Katherine Rohlfing of Jamaica Plain; daughter of the late Malcolm C. and Marie MacLeod; sister of David M. MacLeod of North Conway, New Hampshire, the late Scott...

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Bridge named after JP brothers

February 10, 2017
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Legislation was passed at the State House to officially name the Jamaicaway bridge over Route 9 on the Mission Hill/Jamaica Plain border as the Lance Corporal Alexander Arredondo and Brian Arredondo Memorial Bridge, in honor of two JP brothers, according to a press release. Lance Corporal Alexander Arredondo, a member of the U.S. Marine...

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Neighbors of Bicon Dental sue over company’s occupancy permit

February 8, 2017
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FOREST HILLS—The long battle between Bicon Dental Implants and its neighbors is continuing, as the Gazette has learned that members of the Yale Terrace Neighborhood Association has a lawsuit in Suffolk Superior Court against the Bicon’s property-owning branch, Debbie LLC, and the City’s Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) over Bicon’s occupancy permit. The defendants...

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Lingering criticism for Plan: JP/Rox planning study; Jackson hits process

January 27, 2017
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Over 180 residents attended the most recent presentation of the Plan: JP/Rox plan on Jan. 18, many of whom publicly commented about where they believed there was still holes in the plan. Meanwhile, City Councilor Tito Jackson, who recently launched his mayoral campaign, said the process behind the planning study was “flawed.” The Boston...

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Councilor Tito Jackson announces bid for mayor

January 27, 2017
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By Seth Daniel Special to the Gazette When Councilor Tito Jackson took to the podium to announce his bid for mayor at the Haley House Cafe in Roxbury on Jan. 12, he didn’t paint himself as a candidate for one particular group of people, but for all of the people of the city –...

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Women’s March

January 27, 2017
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Women’s March

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Mayor Walsh speaks of improving infrastructure and housing in third State of the City address

January 27, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen Special to the Gazette In a packed Symphony Hall, Mayor Martin J. Walsh delivered on Jan. 17 his third State of the City address, committing to keeping Boston accessible to all residents by investing more money in affordable housing and upgrading infrastructure and transportation options. In an effort from the Walsh...

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Walsh se compromete a mejorar la infraestructura y la vivienda

January 27, 2017
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De Beth Treffeisen Especial a Gazette El 17 de enero en Symphony Hall, el Alcalde Martin J. Walsh pronunció su tercer discurso sobre el estado de la ciudad, comprometiéndose a mantener la accesibilidad de Boston para todos los residentes con la inversión de más dinero en vivienda asequible y la actualización de infraestructura y...

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ESAC is moving back to JP

January 27, 2017
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The Ecumenical Social Action Committee (ESAC), a former longtime Egleston Square nonprofit founded in Jamaica Plain nearly 50 years ago, has moved its office back into JP and has launched a new program for seniors. “Jamaica Plain is where ESAC was founded.  We are happy to be in JP Centre, where so many of...

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ZBA approves James’s Gate project

January 27, 2017
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The City’s Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) approved 5 McBride St. during a hearing on Jan. 24, according to the Inspection Services Department (ISD). ISD oversees the ZBA. The project was seeking several variances, including for insufficient off-street parking and for dimensional regulations. The Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council’s (JPNC) Zoning Committee voted during a...

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JP Observer: Local resistance activities are huge

January 27, 2017
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Starting with ResistARTS performances in JP businesses through the Boston Women’s March the day after the inauguration, local folks, often led by JP people and groups, turned out in droves this month to demonstrate and express their resistance to Donald Trump’s offensive policies, unqualified appointments, and outlandish behavior. ResistARTS is a new collaboration between...

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JP History: The Last Streetcar to Arborway

January 27, 2017
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By Franklyn P. Salimbene Salimbene, a longtime Jamaica Plain resident who is a board member of the Arborway Committee for Public transit, Inc and a senior lecturer in law at Bentley University, recently penned a personal reminiscence of the last run of the Arborway streetcar. Below is the first part of the story. The...

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JP Agenda, Jan. 27, 2017

January 27, 2017
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues., Feb. 7 for the Feb. 10 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Meetings JPNDC Zoning Committee, public presentation on project to create 44 new affordable homes at 25 Amory St., Jackson Square Site III....

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Sit-down restaurant to open on Washington Street

January 27, 2017
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The restaurateurs responsible for Tres Gatos, Centre Street Cafe, and Casa Verde are shuffling their liquor licenses around and opening a new restaurant at 3399 Washington St. called Brass Cat Cafe. Following a hearing at City Hall on Jan. 4, the Licensing Board for the City of Boston approved the group’s application for a...

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BPDA board approves Forest Hills project

January 27, 2017
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The Boston Planning and Development Agency board approved during its Jan. 12 meeting “The Residences at Forest Hills” project at 3694 Washington St. “The Residences at Forest Hills” was submitted to BPDA last year as a project notification form (PNF) by Criterion Development Partners. The project will contain 250 residential rental units, 5,500 square...

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City announces anti-displacement legislation

January 27, 2017
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Mayor Martin Walsh submitted a package of legislation at the State House to address displacement of Boston residents from their homes, according to a press release. The package aims to help existing tenants remain in their homes by expanding tenants’ rights, rewarding good landlords, and creating additional funding for affordable housing. “Even as Boston...

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Sights and Sounds, Jan. 27, 2017

January 27, 2017
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues. Feb. 7 for the Feb. 10 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Special events Music/art          Midway Café, all shows 21+, doors 8pm, 3496 Washington St, 524-9038. Thursdays are Queeraoke lesbian night; Fridays 6-8:30pm...

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Invitacion, Jan. 27, 2017

January 27, 2017
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El plazo para la sección de participación es al mediodía, martes, el 7 de febrero para la edición del 10 de febrero. Mande eventos a reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: marca el 617 antes de los números que salen abajo, a menos que haya otro código. Reuniones Comité de zonificación de JPNDC, presentación pública sobre el proyecto...

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