Holidays in JP: THANKSGIVING CELEBRATION

December 4, 2015
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Holidays in JP: THANKSGIVING CELEBRATION

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Post office to hold meet and greet

December 4, 2015
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Audrey Lakes, the new manager of the Jamaica Plain Post Office, is hosting a holiday meet and greet for local residents and business owners, according to an United States Post Office (USPS) email blast. Service at the JP post office has been an ongoing issue for residents and businesses, and complaints have been made...

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Holidays in JP: ENGLISH HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL TEAM AT FENWAY PARK

December 4, 2015
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Holidays in JP: ENGLISH HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL TEAM AT FENWAY PARK

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Holidays in JP: HOLIDAY STROLL

December 4, 2015
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Holidays in JP: HOLIDAY STROLL

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Sights and Sounds, Dec. 4, 2015

December 4, 2015
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues. Dec. 15 for the Dec. 18 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Special events Celebrating Olmsted 2022, “Passages to Yosemite” Olmsted Play National Tour and Betsy Shure Gross, Dec. 6, 3-5pm, Free, First Church...

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The Olmsted tour

December 4, 2015
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The Olmsted tour

Gerry Wright Special to the Gazette The motivation for the national tour of “Olmsted” was the invitation from the National Park Service and the...

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Obituary: Mildred Hailey

December 4, 2015
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Obituary: Mildred Hailey

Mildred Hailey, a Jamaica Plain resident and longtime leader of the Bromley-Heath housing development, died on Nov. 18. She was 82. Hailey founded the Bromley-Heath Tenant Management Corporation (TMC) along with Anna Mae Cole more than 40 years ago. It became a nationwide model for tenant-controlled public housing, with Hailey heading it as a...

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Obituary: Holly Cavender-Wood

December 4, 2015
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Obituary: Holly Cavender-Wood

Jamaica Plain resident Holly Cavender-Wood, 38, died in her home on Eliot Street on Nov 13. Born in Newport, Rhode Island and raised in Holland, Pennsylvania, Holly arrived in JP in 2007. Many residents may recall seeing her walking Pip, her Chocolate Labradoodle, around Jamaica Pond and by the shops on Centre Street. Through...

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City’s proposal raises age to purchase tobacco

December 4, 2015
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The City is taking steps to raise the minimum age to buy all tobacco and nicotine products, including e-cigarettes, to 21, according to a press release from the Mayor’s Office. Boston has already seen a reduction in youth cigarette use from 15.3 percent to 7.9 percent, according to statistics from 2005 to 2013. The...

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Letter: Post office needs Spanish-speaking workers

December 4, 2015
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Thank you for continuing to publish letters, stories, and editorials about the scandalous lack of customer service at the JP Post Office. According to your most recent story, the United States Post Service claims that installing a new manager will bring change, yet I have witnessed the turnover of managers over the past several...

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Letter: Bigger issues than post office

December 4, 2015
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I have never written a letter to the editor before, but your editorial in the Nov. 20 edition about poor service at the local post office prompts a reply: Unless I am too dense to recognize satire when I read it, it seemed you were seriously suggesting that people base their vote for President,...

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Letter: Service at JP Post Office not so bad

December 4, 2015
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If we compare our post office efficiency with other Boston branches, I think the JP branch is serving us very well. The idea that we cannot wait a few minutes to be served, reflects a general impatience that is surfacing more and more in our society. No one is waiting hours for their turns...

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Letter: A traffic solution

December 4, 2015
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As a 15-year resident of Perkins Street and a daily dog walker in the Emerald Necklace park system, I have long had an idea that I think would alleviate several concerns at once. Perkins Street between Pondview Avenue and Jamaicaway should be three lanes (there is room, I’ve seen it during construction, and the...

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Letter: Open letter to several state senators

December 4, 2015
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An open letter to state Sen. President Stanley Rosenberg and state Sens. Ben Downing, Anne Gobi, John Keenan, Barbara L’Italien, Karen Spilka, Michael Barrett, Eileen Donoghue, Richard Ross, and Dan Wolf: I write as a member of the Boston Alliance for Water Justice and as a Jewish American, a resident of Jamaica Plain, and...

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Mostly outrage at Boston Compact meeting

November 20, 2015
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Boston Compact held a Nov. 12 community meeting on unified enrollment for Boston Public Schools (BPS) where many attendees expressed outrage over possible BPS school closings and raised concerns over the unified enrollment proposal. Some attendees did support the proposal. About 100 people attended the meeting at First Church in Jamaica Plain, Unitarian Universalist...

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PNF filed for Goddard House project

November 20, 2015
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By Emily Resnevic and Peter Shanley Developers have filed a project notification form (PNF) with the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) to renovate and expand the former Goddard House property at 201 S. Huntington Ave. into a 160,000-square-foot development that would have more than 150 residential units. The developers, Eden Properties and Samuels & Associates,...

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Honored by ABCD

November 20, 2015
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Honored by ABCD

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Indignación en la reunión de Boston Compact

November 20, 2015
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Boston Compact tuvo una reunión comunitaria el 12 de noviembre sobre la inscripción unida para las escuelas públicas de Boston (BPS) donde muchos asistentes expresaron su indignación y exigieron respuestas sobre las posibles clausuras de escuelas de BPS y cómo la propuesta de inscripción unida realizaría sus objetivos de equidad y facilitad de proceso...

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Complaints continue for post office

November 20, 2015
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Complaints continue to come in about the Jamaica Plain Post Office, an ongoing issue for the neighborhood. Meanwhile, the United States Post Office (USPS) is saying that changes have been made, including installing a new manager, to improve service. USPS made managerial changes last year after numerous complaints, as the Gazette previously reported. Jeri...

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BRA board approves Bartlett II

November 20, 2015
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The Boston Redevelopment Authority board approved during its Nov. 10 meeting the Bartlett II mixed-use development at 450-456 Amory St., according to a press release. The project had been pulled from last month’s board meeting so the developer, Chris DeSisto, could address some concerns from the community. The four-story development is slated to have...

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JP Observer: Streetcars would bring joy to Hyde Square

November 20, 2015
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Although Jamaica Plain was once famous for being a “Streetcar Suburb” of Boston, service on the Arborway Line to Forest Hills was suddenly taken away by the MBTA 30 years ago this fall. Despite efforts to bring streetcars back to the E-Line of the Green Line, they haven’t been seen south of Heath Street...

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JP survives in post-apocalypse videogame ‘Fallout 4’

November 20, 2015
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JP survives in post-apocalypse videogame ‘Fallout 4’

Jamaica Pond is a radioactive cesspit dotted with floating skeletons. JP’s buses finally have an excuse to run late, because they’re all blown in half. Oh, and the neighborhood’s entire population has turned into zombies. Fear not, this is not a breaking news report. It’s a description of Jamaica Plain’s cameo role in the...

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JP Agenda, Nov. 20, 2015

November 20, 2015
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues., Dec. 1 for the Dec. 4 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, Nov. 20, 2015

November 20, 2015
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El plazo para la sección de participación es al mediodía, martes, 1 de diciembre para la edición del 4 de diciembre. Mande eventos a reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: marca el 617 antes de los números que salen abajo. Reuniones Reuniones mensuales del Distrito E-13, planificación estratégica/NAG, jueves, 19 noviembre, 7pm. Info: 343-5624. Reunión mensual latina: jueves,...

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