O’Malley introduces ‘Puppy Mill Bill’

February 26, 2016
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O’Malley introduces ‘Puppy Mill Bill’

Jamaica Plain City Councilor Matt O’Malley introduced an ordinance nicknamed the “Puppy Mill Bill” on Feb. 22 that would ban the sale of dogs, cats, and rabbits in pet stores in Boston, according to a press release. O’Malley introduced the ordinance at the MSPCA-Angell Animal Medical Center in JP. The ordinance would not affect...

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SMART FROM THE START

February 26, 2016
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SMART FROM THE START

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Egleston Square YMCA head picked to lead BCYF

February 26, 2016
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William Morales, who is the executive director of the Egleston Square YMCA, has been appointed as commissioner of the Boston Centers for Youth & Families (BCYF), which provides vital resources to Boston’s youth and senior populations, according to a press release. The BCYF commissioner works within Mayor Martin Walsh’s Health and Human Services Cabinet...

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BRA board approves S. Huntington Ave. guidelines

February 26, 2016
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The Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) board voted during its monthly meeting on Feb. 11 to approve the S. Huntington Avenue guidelines, according to BRA spokesperson Nick Martin. Martin said that the guidelines will next go before the Zoning Commission on March 9. The guidelines are supposed to address the types of developments preferred by...

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No decision yet on 64 Allandale St. project

February 26, 2016
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There is still no decision on the appeal by the developer of the 64 Allandale St. project on whether it falls under the state Wetlands Protection Act, according to Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) spokesperson Joe Ferson. A decision is expected sometime this month. MassDEP conducted a survey in December after receiving an appeal...

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UNDER CONSTRUCTION

February 26, 2016
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UNDER CONSTRUCTION

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35 S. Huntington Ave.

February 26, 2016
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The debate over whether the 35 S. Huntington Ave. project falls within Jamaica Plain or Mission Hill is asinine. The project is on the border and both neighborhoods should be able to give input on it—that includes the local councils and associations that represent them. The Boston Redevelopment Authority has recently commenced a concerted...

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Editorial: MBTA fare hikes

February 26, 2016
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The MBTA is a disgrace. It is a public transportation system that catches fire, routinely breaks down, and has a subway line that taking a ride on is probably worse than waterboarding (See: B branch of the Green Line). This is what resident get in a supposedly “world-class” city. The MBTA now wants to...

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Criminalization of mental health

February 26, 2016
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As a graduate social work student, I am very concerned about what seems to be the criminalization of people with mental health issues. There have been a growing number of people with mental illness in our jails and prisons since deinstitutionalization took place from 1955 to 1980. Over 15 percent of prisoners are suffering...

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Letter: Other presidential choices

February 26, 2016
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As informed voters, we can better serve our democracy. As we vote on March 1, you might be surprised to learn that there is a Green-Rainbow Party ballot with five Green Party presidential candidates. In addition to Dr. Jill Stein, a Massachusetts “favorite daughter,” William Kreml, Kent Mesplay, Darryl Cherney, and Sedinam Kinamo Christin...

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Former employee sues Whole Foods

February 12, 2016
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By Emily Resnevic and Peter Shanley Gazette Staff Ryan Costello, a former Jamaica Plain Whole Foods employee, is suing the company for retaliation and breach of contract after the company fired him in October, according to a lawsuit document filed in Suffolk Superior Court. Heather McCready, a spokesperson for Whole Foods, said that the...

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BEAUTIFUL

February 12, 2016
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BEAUTIFUL

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Mixed-use dev. planned for 35 S. Huntington Ave.

February 12, 2016
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A developer, Doug George of Dorchester, has filed plans for a 45,500-square-foot, mixed-use development at 35 S. Huntington Ave., according to documents filed with the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA). The BRA was slated to hold a community meeting on the project on Feb. 9 at the Parker Hill Branch Library, after the Gazette deadline....

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Actualización del parque de perros en Beecher Street

February 12, 2016
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Después de una reunión apasionada sobre el uso actual de Beecher Street Park, ha habido reuniones productivas y se hacen planes para seguir adelante, según el portavoz del departamento de parques y recreación de Boston (BPRD), Ryan Woods, y la residente de Jamaica Plain Nina Robinson que ha organizado un grupo para el parque....

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Beecher St. dog park update

February 12, 2016
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After an impassioned meeting regarding the current use of Beecher Street Park, there have been productive meetings and plans are being made for moving forward, according to Boston Parks and Recreation Department (BPRD) spokesperson Ryan Woods and Jamaica Plain resident Nina Robinson, who has organized a group for the park. Beecher Street Park has...

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Italian Home for Children

February 12, 2016
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Italian Home for Children

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Man sentenced to life in prison for JP murder

February 12, 2016
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Charles Reddicks of Dorchester was sentenced to life behind bars after being convicted of murdering 25-year-old Mariano Malave, according to a press release. The murder occurred during a marijuana sale in Jamaica Plain on April 27, 2012. Witness statements, phone records, and video evidence proved that Reddicks negotiated the purchase of a large quantity...

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Plan for new Brookline school worries two neighborhood groups

February 12, 2016
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A possible new Brookline school at Larz Anderson Park could result in construction happening on Boston property, which is drawing concern from two local neighborhood groups. But a Brookline official is saying that the park location is no longer a preferred site. With an overcrowded school system, Brookline is considering several different locations for...

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Driver sentenced for Arborway crash

February 12, 2016
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A West Roxbury man was sentenced to a year behind bars on Feb. 3 for causing a collision on the Arborway, which left one of his passengers and the driver of a second vehicle with life-changing injuries, according to a press release. Papadopoulos, 20, was convicted at Brighton Municipal Court last month of negligent...

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JP Agenda, Feb. 12, 2016

February 12, 2016
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues., Feb. 23 for the Feb. 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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Invitacion, Feb. 12, 2016

February 12, 2016
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El plazo para la sección de participación es al mediodía, martes, 23 feb para la edición del 26 feb. Mande eventos a reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: marca el 617 antes de los números que salen abajo. Reuniones Reunión de JPNC H&D, martes, 16 feb, 6:30pm, Bodwitch School, 80 Green St. Agenda: Boston Jobs Coalition, CPCAY. Comité...

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JOHN AND ABIGAIL ADAMS BENEFIT

February 12, 2016
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JOHN AND ABIGAIL ADAMS BENEFIT

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Sights and Sounds, Feb. 12, 2016

February 12, 2016
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues. Feb 23 for the Feb. 26 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Special events Laughing Liberally Boston, Feb. 13, 8pm, $8, The Riot Theater, 146a South St. Comedians on the bill include Sam Ike,...

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Former student arrested with gun at English High

February 12, 2016
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A former student was arrested with a gun at English High School on Jan. 27, according to bpdnews.com Boston Police Department (BPD) officers responded to English High School at 144 McBride St. on Jan. 27 to assist school police officers with a former student they had apprehended for trespassing and possession of a gun....

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