Roslindale Neighbors: Art in Adams Park

May 12, 2017
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Roslindale Neighbors: Art in Adams Park

These ceramic sculptures are by artist Alan Kaplan. They were put up in Adams Park as part of ArtWeek in Boston. Gazette Photos by Peter Shanley

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24-unit development proposed for Lotus Street

May 12, 2017
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A development team is proposing a 24-unit development on Lotus Street, according to Stonybrook Neighborhood Association (SNA) member Ralph Daniels. He said that the development team, which is Waypoint Ventures, LLC, and Buildex Real Estate Ventures, LLC, presented plans for the development during an April 24 SNA meeting. Daniels sent along the plans that...

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JP Agenda, May 12, 2017

May 12, 2017
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues. May 23 for the May 26 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Meetings JP Problem Properties Committee, first Wednesday of the month, 10:30am, E-13 Police Station Community Room, 3347 Washington St. Info: Liana Poston,...

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JPNC’s Zoning Committee gives green light to 1785 Columbus Ave. project

May 12, 2017
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The Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council’s Zoning Committee on May 3 voted to recommend for approval the 1785 Columbus Ave. project, according to committee chair Dave Baron. Baron said in an email that the approval is contingent on that “Chilacates be the take-out use for the project.” The developer for the project is Horizons Watermark...

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Former James’s Gate co-owner opens new bar

May 12, 2017
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The Gate Bar and Restaurant, owned by one of the co-owners of the now closed James’s Gate, opened on Washington Street in Egleston Square on May 5, according to a press release. The opening of the restaurant brings an Irish pub to the Egleston Square neighborhood. Paul Byrne, who co-owned and operated James’s Gate...

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AVIATION AND MARITIME STEM EXPO

May 12, 2017
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AVIATION AND MARITIME STEM EXPO

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Letters:

May 12, 2017
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Educational activism As the son of two retired BPS educators, I was proud to see Jamaica Plain activate in support of our students and teachers in overwhelmingly rejecting Ballot Question 2 last November. Our organizing saved the state from turning down a dangerous path that would have drained our public school systems of hundreds...

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Op-Ed: Investing in Jamaica Plain

May 12, 2017
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By Mayor Martin Walsh This month, I am proud to put forth a budget for the City of Boston that will make Boston a better place to work, live, and raise a family. At City Hall, we’ve created a plan for our City that will keep Boston financially sound, while making targeted investments towards...

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JP has many community gardens, but vacant spots hard to come by

April 28, 2017
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As spring is upon us, Jamaica Plain residents are sure to be actively tending their many community gardens. Community gardening has been popular in the neighborhood, but newly interested residents may have a long wait before an available spot becomes available. According to Chuck Collins, who has been involved in a garden at the...

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JP tiene muchos jardines comunitarios pero pocos espacios

April 28, 2017
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Como cada primavera, residentes de Jamaica Plain están trabajando en sus muchos jardines comunitarios. La jardinería comunitaria ha sido popular en el vecindario, pero residentes interesados pueden esperar mucho tiempo para conseguir una parcela. Según Chuck Collins, del jardín del laboratorio estatal en South Street, muchos de los jardines de Jamaica Plain están manejados...

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Earth Day Clean-up

April 28, 2017
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Earth Day Clean-up

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City files motion to dismiss one of two lawsuits over 64 Allandale St. project

April 28, 2017
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The City has filed a motion to dismiss the lawsuit by a group of abutters over the 64 Allandale St. project. The lawsuit is one of two court actions against the City’s Zoning Board of Appeals and Wonder Group, LLC over the controversial project and the variances that were granted for it. Springhouse Senior...

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Local cooperative to raise money for organizations

April 28, 2017
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A volunteer-based initiative, Nasty Cooperative, has been started by a Jamaica Plain resident to build community, raise funds for organizations in need, and encourage others to do the same. Sarah Bob, the founder, is a professional pianist who has been running a music/visual art concert series for seventeen seasons. She started the cooperative after...

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ZBA approves variances for 25 Amory St. project

April 28, 2017
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The City’s Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) during an April 25 hearing approved the variances for the 25 Amory St. project, according to Inspectional Services Department (ISD) spokesperson Lisa Timberlake. ISD oversees the ZBA. The property at 25 Amory St. will be one of two buildings developed along the northern portion of Site III,...

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1785 Columbus Ave. project heads to JPNC’s Zoning Committee

April 28, 2017
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The 1785 Columbus Ave. project is scheduled to be reviewed by the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council’s Zoning Committee on May 3. The developer for the project is Horizons Watermark LLC, which is a joint venture between Horizons for Homeless Children and Watermark Development Inc. Horizons for Homeless Children is a nonprofit dedicated to improving...

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Group starts petition over 3353 Washington St. project

April 28, 2017
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A group of residents calling themselves the Green Street Renters Association has started a petition advocating for more affordability in developer Mordechai Levin’s 3353 Washington St. project. Meanwhile, the project appeared before the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council’s Zoning Committee on April 12. Several motions were put forward on the project, but none were approved,...

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City releases capital budget

April 28, 2017
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The City recently released the capital budget for the fiscal year of 2018 and Jamaica Plain is set to receive City funding for revitalization of Jamaica Pond pathways and improvements projects in Hyde Square and Franklin Park, according to a press release. The capital budget will need to be approved by the City Council....

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City Council chamber set for new accessibility upgrades

April 28, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen Special to the Gazette The Christopher A. Iannella Chamber that hosts the weekly City Council hearings is set for some major accessibility upgrades. At a City Council hearing on April 5, City Council President Michelle Wu gave an update on the much needed project as it gets set for construction over...

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FPC executive director leaves

April 28, 2017
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Corey Allen is no longer the executive director of the Franklin Park Coalition (FPC), according to FPC board member Mike Carpentier. FPC is a nonprofit group that helps maintain the park. “Corey has left the Coalition,” said Carpentier in an email. “We are currently in the process of transitioning toward an interim director as...

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New Hyde Square Businesses

April 28, 2017
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New Hyde Square Businesses

Three new businesses have opened recently in Hyde Square, according to Hyde/Jackson Square Main Street Executive Director Gerald Robbins. They are Joseph’s Computer Center Tech at 373 Centre St., Green Street Massage at 420 Centre St., and 21 Plus Smoke Shop at 380 Centre St. Courtesy Photos

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JP Observer: New efforts focus on making JP cleaner

April 28, 2017
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The Wake Up the Earth Festival is set for the first Saturday in May for the 39th year, and that means it’s spring in Jamaica Plain—time to also think about neighborhood cleaning again. The city is “dirtiest in spring,” Public Works Department (PWD) Deputy Commissioner Michael Brohel pointed out in a recent interview, because...

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Invitacion, April 28, 2017

April 28, 2017
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Plazo para calendario de eventos: 9 de mayo para la edición del 12 de mayo. Mande eventos a reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Código de área es 617, a menos que haya otro. Reuniones Comité de servicio público, de Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council reunión mensual, martes, 2 may, 7pm, comisaría E-13, 3347 Washington, en la esquina de Green Street. Agenda:...

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JP Agenda, April 28, 2017

April 28, 2017
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues. May 9 for the May 12 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Meetings JP Problem Properties Committee, first Wednesday of the month, 10:30am, E-13 Police Station Community Room, 3347 Washington St. Info: Liana Poston,...

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Sights and Sounds, April 28, 2017

April 28, 2017
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues. May 9 for the May 12 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Special events Sweet Tastes of JP, a fabulous evening of desserts, spirits & music. May 18, 6-9pm at Bella Luna & The...

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