NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY VOLUNTEERS

February 12, 2016
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NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY VOLUNTEERS

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Op-Ed: Building America’s most age-friendly city

February 12, 2016
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Here in Boston, we are committed to making our city a place where everyone can succeed—of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities. This is our guiding principle as we plan and build the future of our city. That’s why an essential goal of our citywide plan is to make sure the seniors who built our...

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The health care solution

February 12, 2016
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Our health care crisis continues. We have the most expensive, complicated, and fragmented system of health care in the world and sadly, poor health outcomes. The Affordable Care Act’s mandate forcing everyone to buy health insurance still leaves us with unaffordable health care as the health care industry responds with ever-increasing premiums, co-payments, deductibles,...

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The Slow Streets program

February 12, 2016
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In regard to your article of January 29th: “BTD to present Slow Streets program during SNA meeting” I’d like to clarify one statement made by Ms. Ganiatsos. She is partially correct in stating that this is “the only meeting BTD has scheduled for presenting the program.” However, we have the understanding that there will...

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The DCF problems and solutions

February 12, 2016
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The needless and horrible deaths of many children under state supervision place in clear and stark relief the question: What are the ends of our state government currently and what should they be? The Department of Children and Families (DCF) is itself an un-fostered child, with all too often Dickensian outcomes. This is not...

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Wu seeks transparency, all-encompassing transportation discussion

January 29, 2016
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By Seth Daniel Special to the Gazette If there’s anything that Council President Michelle Wu hopes that Jamaica Plain residents get out of her year in the top City Council seat, it would be better informed of Council business. Wu told the paper in an interview last week that her top priority is to...

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HONORS IN FICTION AWARD

January 29, 2016
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HONORS IN FICTION AWARD

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Most want to retain Beecher St. dog park, but with changes

January 29, 2016
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City officials and about 100 community members gathered at the Connolly Branch Library on Jan. 11 to have a discussion about the current status of the unofficial Beecher Street dog park with most attendees agreeing to retain its purpose, but reconsider certain rules and regulations. The meeting focused on the existing problems with the...

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Residents send letter to BRA over 64 Allandale project; talks continue between City and developer

January 29, 2016
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More than 20 community members, many of whom live near the site, have signed a letter to Boston Redevelopment Authority Director Brian Golden with eight recommendations for the proposed 64 Allandale St. project. The recommendations include having the project be built under the existing single-family zoning. Meanwhile, the BRA and the developer said that...

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Wu quiere más transparencia y una discusión comprensiva sobre la transportación

January 29, 2016
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De Seth Daniel Especial a la Gaceta La Presidenta del Ayuntamiento Michelle Wu quiere que los residentes de Jamaica Plain sean mejor informados sobre los negocios del Ayuntamiento. Wu nos dijo en una entrevista la semana pasada que su prioridad es asegurar que los residentes de Jamaica Plain sepan lo que está pasando en...

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Driver convicted of Arborway crash

January 29, 2016
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Nikolas Papadopoulos, the driver who caused a crash on the Arborway in 2013, was recently convicted of negligent operation of a motor vehicle at Brighton Municipal Court, according to a Suffolk County District Attorney’s (DA) Office press release. The crash on Sept. 6, 2013 left one of his passengers and the driver of a...

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JP Observer: Mayor comes through on housing, arts, staff

January 29, 2016
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Looking over the wish list for Mayor Marty Walsh’s new administration created by the JP Observer in December 2013, it’s exciting to note that he has accomplished a lot in major areas. The City made advances under Walsh in the critical arena of affordable housing, including for middle class people. Earlier this month the...

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BTD to present Slow Streets program during SNA meeting

January 29, 2016
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The Boston Transportation Department (BTD) will be presenting its plan to bring the City’s Slow Streets pilot program to the Stonybrook area during the Stonybrook Neighborhood Association’s (SNA) meeting on Feb. 8, according to BTD spokesperson Tracey Ganiatsos. Ganiatsos said that the Feb. 8 meeting is the only meeting BTD has scheduled for presenting...

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New grading system for City services announced

January 29, 2016
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The City services can now finally be tracked and held accountable for achievements and…well, underachievements. CityScore is a new initiative that compiles metrics from various City departments every day to provide an at-a-glance view of the City’s overall performance, according to a press release. CityScore currently tracks measures in public safety, economic development, education,...

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THREE KINGS DAY

January 29, 2016
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THREE KINGS DAY

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JP Agenda, Jan. 29, 2016

January 29, 2016
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues., Feb. 9 for the Feb. 12 issue. Send listings to [email protected] 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, Jan. 29, 2016

January 29, 2016
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El plazo para la sección de participación es al mediodía, martes, 9 de febrero para la edición del 12 de febrero. Mande eventos a [email protected] Note: marca el 617 antes de los números que salen abajo. Reuniones Jamaica Pond Association, lunes, 1 feb en la sala de reuniones de Jamaica Tower, 111 Perkins St.,...

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Some IAG members want more affordable units for Goddard House project

January 29, 2016
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The Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) held an impact advisory group (IAG) meeting for the Goddard House project on Jan. 7 with some members advocating for more affordable-housing units, according to BRA spokesperson Nick Martin. An IAG is a City-appointed group of residents and other stakeholders that advise the City on potential impacts of building...

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Meetings scheduled on MBTA fare hikes

January 29, 2016
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The MBTA is holding a series of public meetings to hear comments and suggestions from the community about proposed fare hikes, according to a press release. The nearest meeting for Jamaica Plain residents will be at the Roxbury Community College on Feb. 10. The MBTA is making efforts to close its $242 million structural...

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JP History: Everything is new again: Eliot School celebrates 340 years of education and craft

January 29, 2016
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By Pamela Larson Mathews Special to the Gazette The Eliot School of Fine & Applied Arts marks its 340th birthday this year, celebrating with a series of parties, talks, and exhibitions. A Jamaica Plain grammar school for over two centuries, the school would become a vibrant center for craft education in the 19th century....

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JP History: This Week in JP History

January 29, 2016
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The Gazette’s top headlines from this week in JP history: 5 years ago: 2011 “Whole Foods likely to replace Hi-Lo” Whole Foods had confirmed its plans to open a new store at 415 Centre St., replacing Hi-Lo Foods. Hi-Lo had been serving Jamaica Plain’s Latino community for 47 years. “JP has definitely changed. Whole...

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Sights and Sounds, Jan. 29, 2016

January 29, 2016
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues. Feb 9 for the Feb. 12 issue. Send listings to [email protected] 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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New BRA director of planning announced

January 29, 2016
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Mayor Martin Walsh announced at his State of the City address that Sara Myerson, the current executive director of Imagine Boston 2030, will become the new director of planning at the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA), according to a press release. Myerson, who is the former executive director of the City Office of Olympic Planning,...

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NEW RECTOR OF THE CHURCH

January 29, 2016
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NEW RECTOR OF THE CHURCH

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