Mayor picks Marty Martinez for head of Health and Human Services

November 25, 2017
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Marty Martinez has been selected as the City’s new chief Health and Human Services, and will begin his position on Jan. 8, according to a press release. Martinez will fill the position formerly held by Felix G. Arroyo, who was fired over sexual harassment allegations. The Health and Human Services Cabinet promotes health and...

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Op-eds

November 25, 2017
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Creating homes and giving thanks By Mayor Martin Walsh Thanksgiving is not only a time to gather around the table with family, friends, and loved ones; it’s also a time to reflect on the year past and to consider all the things we have to be grateful for. I know I have a lot...

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Letters:

November 25, 2017
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Whose property rights count? On Wednesday evening (Nov. 15th) the Zoning Committee of the JPNC deliberated over development plans for two adjacent lots on Lamartine Street (279 and 281). The Committee rejected the plans by a margin of 9-3. The developer, Nikolaos Ligris, will now take his plans before the City of Boston’s Zoning...

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Walsh cruises to reelection victory, Jackson win’s JP

November 10, 2017
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Mayor Martin Walsh cruised to an easy reelection victory, defeating City Councilor Tito Jackson during the Nov. 7 general election, according to unofficial City results. About 28 percent of registered voters participated in the election. Walsh garnered 70,125 votes, or 65 percent of voters, while Jackson collected 36,433 votes, or 34 percent of voters....

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Q. and A. with Sen. Chang-Diaz about criminal justice reform

November 10, 2017
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The state Senate late last month passed legislation for criminal justice reform, which included the repeal of mandatory minimum sentences of some drug offenses and raising the age at which youths can be charged as adults, as well as other charges. Local state Sen. Sonia Chang-Diaz has been a vocal proponent for criminal justice...

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SLOW STREETS COME TO JP

November 10, 2017
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SLOW STREETS COME TO JP

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City grants $2 million for rec center project

November 10, 2017
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Mayor Martin Walsh, local elected officials including Jamaica Plain City Councilor Matt O’Malley, and local residents gathered at the corner of Columbus Avenue and Ritchie Street on Nov. 1 for an event at which the City announced it was giving a $2 million grant toward the proposed Jackson Square Recreational Center. Urban Edge, a...

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PMAC expande su red de voluntarios

November 10, 2017
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El comité de administración de parques de Southwest Corridor (PMAC) ha expandido su red de voluntarios, haciendo una campaña para aumentar la financiación de los parques estatales, y creando comunidad a través de programas voluntarios y de microsubsidios. Jennifer Leonard, la copresidenta de PMAC, dijo que la organización intenta mejorar relaciones raciales en un...

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PMAC is expanding volunteer network and engaging community

November 10, 2017
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The Southwest Corridor Park Management Advisory Committee has been busy expanding its network of volunteers, campaigning to increase funding to state parks, and building community through volunteer and mini-grant programs. Jennifer Leonard, co-chair of the Southwest Corridor Park Management Advisory Committee (PMAC), said that at a time when people feel as though the country...

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FPC Turkey Trot on Nov. 23

November 10, 2017
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The Franklin Park Coalition will host its fifth annual Turkey Trot fundraiser and holiday tradition on Thanksgiving morning on Nov. 23, according to a press release. The event is a 5K run/walk that has been enjoyed by nearly 1500 people, from park neighbors to visitors across the country. The race distinguishes itself from other...

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Upcoming 125 Amory St. meeting; JPNC writes BPDA asking for more affordability

November 10, 2017
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The Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) is hosting a community meeting to discuss a redevelopment proposal at 125 Amory St. on Nov. 27. Boston Housing Authority (BHA) owns the existing mid-rise building at 125 Amory St., which is federally subsidized and provides about 200 units of elderly and disabled public housing. Due to...

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New license requirements start in October 2020

November 10, 2017
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Massachusetts residents will need to change their identification cards by Oct. 2020 in order to travel in the U.S. by airplane or enter certain U.S. government buildings as part of the Massachusetts REAL ID program, according to a press release. Residents will be able to use their driver’s license for these situations if it...

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JP Agenda, Nov. 10, 2017

November 10, 2017
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues. Nov. 21 for the Nov. 24 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Meetings Town Hall, discussion with Liz Malia and INVOLVED about new town polls, how they’ll work, and how to have your voice...

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Invitacion, Nov. 10, 2017

November 10, 2017
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Plazo para calendario de eventos: martes, 21 nov para la edición del 24 nov. Mande eventos a reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Para los números abajo, el código de área es 617. Reuniones Comité de zonificación de JPNC, reunión normal, miércoles, 15 nov, Farnsworth House. Agenda: 8 Wyman Street; 87 Westchester Road; 55 McBride Street; nuevas apelaciones para 279-281 Lamartine...

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Sights and Sounds, Nov. 10, 2017

November 10, 2017
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues. Nov. 21 for the Nov. 24 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Special events          JPNDC trivia, Nov. 15 at Doyle’s Café. Test your knowledge of Jamaica Plain and JPNDC history, facts, and lore....

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Jackson Square erupts in violence

November 10, 2017
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Jackson Square erupts in violence

A 16-year-old male teenager was shot and killed on Parker Street on Oct. 31, while the next day the corner of Lamartine and Centre streets erupted with a series of gunshots. According to bpdnews.com, Boston Police Department (BPD) officers responded to the area of 944 Parker St. for a report of shots fired around...

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Battle between Bicon Dental and neighbors continues

November 10, 2017
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FOREST HILLS—The longtime battle between Bicon Dental Implants and its Yale Terrace neighbors is continuing, with local residents complaining—and the City agreeing—that the business was doing construction in the area without the proper permits. Bicon, a 501 Arborway company, has a history of controversial expansions and operations that have drawn neighborhood complaints, City citations,...

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FREE CONCERT

November 10, 2017
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FREE CONCERT

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Trolley tour comes to JP on Dec. 2

November 10, 2017
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The “Mayor’s Enchanted Trolley Tour” will be coming to Jamaica Plain on Dec. 2, according to a press release. “Our holiday trolley tour and tree lightings provide some of the best family memories of the year, building community spirit throughout Boston and bringing a little extra joy to residents during the holiday season,” said...

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ENDORSING MAYOR WALSH

November 10, 2017
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ENDORSING MAYOR WALSH

Mayor Martin Walsh received an endorsement from the Dominican American Coalition in Hyde Square the day before winning reelection. Courtesy Photo

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Letters:

November 10, 2017
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Problems with the Hyde Square improvements As members of  the Citizens’ Advisory Committee for the Centre and South Streets redesign, we were pleased to see the long-planned improvements to Hyde Square take place.  The new design clearly improves pedestrian mobility and universal access. Sadly, however, the design fails to fulfill the “green” component of...

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BOARD PRESIDENT

November 10, 2017
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BOARD PRESIDENT

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HALLOWEEN BIKE RIDE

November 10, 2017
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HALLOWEEN BIKE RIDE

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JPers to help decide mayoral race Nov. 7

October 27, 2017
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Jamaica Plain voters will head to the polls on Nov. 7 to help decide the mayoral race between Mayor Martin Walsh and City Councilor Tito Jackson. But Jackson will need to make up a lot of ground in the closing weeks if he is going make the contest competitive. During the preliminary election, Walsh...

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