Letter: Bag ordinance a good idea

December 23, 2016
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I recently read that Mayor Marty Walsh is opposed to the idea of a five-cent store bag fee as making no sense. I beg to differ. It would definitely reduce waste across the city. I totally agree with the idea being pushed by District 6 City Councilor Matt O’Malley. It does work and I...

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Community shares mixed responses to Forest Hills development

December 9, 2016
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At a Nov. 30 meeting, about 65 residents listened to Criterion Development’s proposal to construct a six-story, mixed-used development at the parking lot across the street from Forest Hills Station. Community responses to the proposed “Residences at Forest Hills” development were mixed. The development would have 252 residential rental units, 5,500 square feet of...

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Allandale St. project heads to ZBA, environmental review continues

December 9, 2016
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The 64 Allandale St. project is heading before the City’s Zoning Board of Appeals on Dec. 13, while a state environmental review of the site continues. The Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) board during its Nov. 17 meeting approved the revised 64 Allandale St. project, leaving the ZBA hearing as one of the...

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NANA IN THE CITY

December 9, 2016
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NANA IN THE CITY

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Déjà vu: BPDA delays vote on Plan: JP/Rox study

December 9, 2016
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The Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) once again delayed a vote on the Plan: JP/Rox study, as the agency continues talks with neighborhood groups and is preparing to add an amendment to the proposal. Meanwhile, a coalition of neighborhood groups said it is “pleased” that the board vote is delayed, but it is...

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Industria de mensajería en bici en transición

December 9, 2016
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De Beth Treffeisen Especial a la Gaceta Durante dos años el mensajero en bici Mike Oakhem, 33, de Quincy, ha estado zigzagueando por las calles del centro de Boston para entregar varios bienes, como pizzas calientes o papeles de diseño arquitectural, ofreciendo a los residentes y compañías de Boston uno de las maneras más...

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Q. and A. with Chuck Collins about new book

December 9, 2016
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Jamaica Plain resident Chuck Collins, who is a senior scholar at the Institute for Policy Studies in Washington, D.C. and co-founder of inequality.org and the JP Forum, has penned a new book, “Born on Third Base.” The Gazette recently conducted a question-and-answer session through email with Collins about the book. For more information about...

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Tenants’ rights policy considered by local lawmakers

December 9, 2016
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Mayor Martin Walsh has announced a proposal that would increase tenants’ rights, according to a press release. Walsh has sent the Jim Brooks Stabilization Act, a home rule petition, to the City Council for consideration. The measure will need to be approved by the City Council and the State House. The act would help...

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CSMS has new executive director

December 9, 2016
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After a search that began at the start of the year, Jamaica Plain Centre/South Main Streets (CSMS) has announced that Kevin Johnson will be its new executive director. CSMS previous executive director, Andrew Zarro, left in 2014. The new director is a Boston native with work experience at various nonprofits. His most recent role...

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Sights and Sounds, Dec. 9, 2016

December 9, 2016
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues. Dec. 20 for the Dec. 23 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Special events 6th Annual JP Rocks and Rolls record and art fair, Dec. 11. Spontaneous Celebrations, 45 Danforth St. Breakfast and Visit...

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Holidays in JP: City encourages residents to support local businesses

December 9, 2016
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Boston residents are encouraged to support their local small businesses while shopping for the holiday season as part of the City’s #5onMain challenge this year, according to a press release. Mayor Martin Walsh kicked off the “Holidays on Main Streets” campaign late last month as an initiative to inspire holiday shoppers to support Main...

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Holidays in JP: CURLEY SCHOOL LIBRARY FUNDRAISER

December 9, 2016
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Holidays in JP: CURLEY SCHOOL LIBRARY FUNDRAISER

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Holidays in JP: MAYOR’S ENCHANTED TROLLEY TOUR AND TREE LIGHTING

December 9, 2016
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Holidays in JP: MAYOR’S ENCHANTED TROLLEY TOUR AND TREE LIGHTING

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JP Agenda, Dec. 9, 2016

December 9, 2016
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues., Dec. 20 for the Dec. 23 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Meetings JP Zoning, Weds. Dec. 21 at Farnsworth House, 90 South St. Agenda includes 68 Boynton St. and 12 Hubbard St. 7pm....

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Holidays in JP: English High School football team in action on Thanksgiving Day

December 9, 2016
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Holidays in JP: English High School football team in action on Thanksgiving Day

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Call for artists for alternative space pilot project

December 9, 2016
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Artists can now apply for rehearsal space at the AT&T flagship store through the City of Boston’s Alternative Space Pilot Project, according to a press release. The AT&T flagship store is located on Boylston Street in the Back Bay, and will be available free of charge for one three-hour block per week during store...

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Several issues resolved over 76 Stonley Road project

December 9, 2016
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The Stonybrook Neighborhood Association (SNA) and the developers of 76 Stonley Road project have resolved several issues over the proposal, according to SNA member Sue Cibulsky. The Boston Planning and Development Agency board during its Nov. 17 meeting approved the 76 Stonley Road project, but the proposal still needs to go before the City’s...

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Invitacion, Dec. 9, 2016

December 9, 2016
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El plazo para la sección de participación es al mediodía, martes, el 20 de diciembre para la edición del 23 de diciembre. Mande eventos a reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: marca el 617 antes de los números que salen abajo, a menos que haya otro código. Reuniones Zonificación de JP, miércoles, 21 dic, Farnsworth House, 90 South...

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Letter: Gettysburg Address

December 9, 2016
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November not only brings Election Day and Thanksgiving, but the too-often forgotten anniversary of the Gettysburg Address. On Nov. 18, 1863, a humbled president gave from the heart an address to the nation on the hallowed ground of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania—words that still have poignancy today. Noted for its eloquence despite being so brief, it was given by a thoughtful...

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Letter: Air traffic noise a nuisance

December 9, 2016
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Morning after morning, day after day, The Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Control Tower directs thousands of flights off Logan’s Runway 27. That runway’s air traffic flies directly over Jamaica Plain after inundating South End and Roxbury then proceeding to Roslindale and Hyde Park. Most people know that planes prefer to take off directly into...

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Letter: The Ninety-second Samaritans

December 9, 2016
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The Sunday after Thanksgiving, I was walking down South Street toward Harvest Market when I saw a battery-powered wheelchair on its side on the sidewalk across the street. There was someone strapped in it. As I ran across the street, I held up my hand to stop the oncoming traffic and simultaneously pointed to...

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BPDA still reviewing 3353 Washington St.

December 9, 2016
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The Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) is still reviewing the 3353 Washington St. project, according to spokesperson Bonnie McGilpin. Developer Mordechai Levin has proposed an $18 million mixed-use development at the intersection of Washington and Green streets. Levin is a well-known developer in Jamaica Plain who was behind the development of the Stop...

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BPDA again delays vote on Plan: JP/Rox study

November 25, 2016
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The Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) again delayed a vote on the Plan: JP/Rox study, as the agency and other City departments continue conversations with neighborhood groups. Meanwhile, the “Neighborhood Alliance,” which is a coalition of groups in the study area, said that BPDA is working on an amendment to the study plan....

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Attendees approve of Franklin Park pathways improvement plan

November 25, 2016
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The Boston Parks and Recreation Department (BPRD) held a meeting on Nov. 17 to inform the public about upcoming improvements to Franklin Park’s entrances and pathways. Overall, the attendees were pleased with the plan. BPRD and the Franklin Park community collaborated in 2012 and 2014 to set priorities for the maintenance and improvements of...

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