JP played key role in killing Olympics bid

August 7, 2015
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Special To The Gazette Jamaica Plain activists and park advocates were among the key players in the movement that killed Boston 2024’s Olympics bid. The stage was set a year ago, when rumors first swirled about Franklin Park possibly being included as a venue in the secretly, privately crafted bid. JPers began asking questions...

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Invitacion, Aug. 7, 2015

August 7, 2015
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El plazo para la lista de eventos es el 25 agosto al mediodía para la publicación del 28 de agosto. Mande a reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Atención: Marque el 617 antes de los números que salen abajo. Reuniones La policía del distrito E-13, , 10 sep, 7pm, Nate Smith House, Lamartine/Boylston Sts.; reunión de planificación estratégica, jueves,...

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Sights and Sounds, Aug. 7, 2015

August 7, 2015
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues., Aug. 25 for the Aug. 28 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Special Events Authors Reading on Tuesday August 11: Melville House mystery authors Catie DiSabato (THE EVENT NETWORK) and Josh Cook (AN EXAGGERATED...

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JP Agenda, Aug. 7, 2015

August 7, 2015
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues., Aug. 25 for the Aug. 28 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Meetings District E-13 Police, monthly police-community relations meeting, first Thursday , 7pm, Police Station, 3347 Washington St.; Latino monthly meeting, Thurs., Sept. 10,...

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Food Pantry Donation

August 7, 2015
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Food Pantry Donation

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Friends of Kelly Rink receives grant

August 7, 2015
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The Friends of Kelly Rink was recently awarded a $2,000 grant from the U.S. Figure Skating organization to attract and inspire a new generation of figure skaters, according to a press release. Kelly Rink, which is owned by the state Department of Conservation and Recreation, is located at 1 Marbury Terrace on the Southwest...

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The Boston Public Market has arrived

August 7, 2015
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By Seth Daniel There no shortage of newness in the Old Town these days, and last Thursday, July 30, City and state officials rang in the newest trend to hit Boston – the Boston Public Market, the nation’s first year-round, locally sourced market. The market is located at 100 Hanover St. at Haymarket Station....

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Editorial: Good riddance, Boston 2024; Welcome, Boston 2030

August 7, 2015
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Boston—with significant JP influence—made history today in establishing a new model of fighting off the crony-capitalist scam that is the Olympics. Next, Boston can make another kind of history by establishing a new model of true urban planning: Mayor Walsh’s Imagine Boston 2030 effort. We specifically expect that planning to address sensible assistance for...

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Letter: Franklin Park – more than just a dead Olympics bid

August 7, 2015
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Though the Olympic 2024 bid caused a great deal of commotion amongst Bostonians this summer, activities in Franklin Park have continued as vibrant and fun as ever. From the Elma Lewis Playhouse in the Park concert series, to Salsa in Franklin Park, to the fourth year of line dancing with Angie Dickerson (a.k.a. Mz....

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Editorial: Good riddance, Boston 2024; Welcome, Boston 2030

July 27, 2015
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Boston—with significant JP influence—made history today in establishing a new model of fighting off the crony-capitalist scam that is the Olympics. Next, Boston can make another kind of history by establishing a new model of true urban planning: Mayor Walsh’s Imagine Boston 2030 effort. We specifically expect that planning to address sensible assistance for...

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USOC ends Boston 2024’s Olympic bid

July 27, 2015
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The United States Olympic Committee has withdrawn Boston 2024’s bid to host the 2024 Summer Olympics, citing the lack of public support, according to a statement released by USOC Chief Executive Officer Scott Blackmun. Franklin Park was slated to host several Olympic events, such as the pentathlon and equestrian events. NoBoston2024, an anti-Olympics protest...

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Washington St. master plan kicks off July 28

July 24, 2015
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The long-awaited master plan for the Washington Street corridor is kicking off on July 28 with an open-house meeting. And the plan’s scope has been expanded to include a stretch of Columbus Avenue as well. The Boston Redevelopment Authority is nicknaming the project “PLAN: JP/ROX.” It will cover the zoning of Washington Street between...

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Roxbury Prep moving to Forest Hills

July 24, 2015
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FOREST HILLS—The Roxbury Preparatory Charter School is coming to Jamaica Plain, as it has signed a two-year lease with Bethel AME Church campus. Bethel will hold a community meeting July 30 to discuss the move to 86 Wachusett St., which is a former church school. Match Community Day School currently resides in that location,...

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JP woman achieves English Channel swim

July 24, 2015
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Maura Twomey during her July 10 swim of the English Channel. (Courtesy Photo)

JP resident Maura Twomey successfully swam the English Channel on July 10 as a fundraiser for a cystic fibrosis charity in Ireland. The 59-year-old completed the grueling swim from England to France in 16 hours, 23 minutes. She said in an email that she “enjoyed the swim and was very lucky with a sunny...

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Olmsted Trip

July 24, 2015
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Olmsted Trip

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Representante Capuano quiere más información sobre las Olimpíadas

July 24, 2015
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Representante local Mike Capuano dijo que le encantaría que Boston sea sede de los Juegos Olímpicos. Pero, dice el congresista, quiere asegurar que el dinero del contribuyente sea protegido y Boston 2024 no lo ha garantizado. “Todavía no estoy satisfecho con los números que se han publicado”, dijo en una entrevista telefónica. “No sé...

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Bella Luna/Milky Way co-owner tapped for BRA board

July 24, 2015
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Bella Luna/Milky Way co-owner tapped for BRA board

A co-owner of a landmark Jamaica Plain restaurant and nightclub has been nominated by Mayor Martin Walsh to serve on the Boston Redevelopment board of directors. Carol Downs co-founded the Bella Luna Restaurant and Milky Way Lounge, now based in The Brewery complex on Amory Street, 20 years ago. “It is my goal to...

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Landlord and tenant groups reach rent agreement

July 24, 2015
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A memorandum of understanding (MOU) has been reached between City Realty and several tenant-advocate organizations, including Jamaica Plain-based City Life/Vida Urbana, according to a press release. The MOU, which is a legal agreement, states that CRG will not raise Section 8 tenant rent beyond the Housing Authority Payment Standard, which places a cap on...

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Rep. Capuano wants more Olympics info

July 24, 2015
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Local U.S. Rep. Mike Capuano said he would love for Boston to host the Olympics. But, the congressman says, he wants to make sure taxpayers’ money is protected and he has not been assured of that by Boston 2024. “I’m not yet satisfied with the numbers they have put out,” he said in a...

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JP Observer: Action is needed to preserve JP’s middle class

July 24, 2015
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Boston, like most major cites in the U.S., is losing its middle class, according to the Brookings Institute and others looking at demographic trends. A large middle class is what anchors and stabilizes the working life of a city. A strong middle class and a range of housing choices are important contributors to a...

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Campbell’s council run spurred by twin’s death

July 24, 2015
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Campbell’s council run spurred by twin’s death

Spurred into the District 4 City Council race by the death of her twin brother, Mattapan resident Andrea Campbell says she is taking a wait-and-see approach with the Olympics and thinks the Casey Arborway project had a “problematic community process.” Campbell faces three other candidates in the race: longtime District 4 City Councilor Charles...

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Sights and Sounds, July 24, 2015

July 24, 2015
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues., Aug. 4  for the Aug. 7 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Special Events Viva el Latin Quarter!, free family events hosted by Hyde Square Task Force through Aug. 7, with Zumba dance classes...

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On the Police Beat, June 29-July 19, 2015

July 24, 2015
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The following police incident reports are public records provided by the Community Service Office of the District E-13 Police Station, which is solely responsible for their content. All suspects are innocent unless proven guilty in court. July 19: Vandalism, 27 Montebello Road; assault simple-battery, 1153 Centre St.; larceny shoplifting, 413 Centre St.; burglary-other-attempt, 32...

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Jamaica Pond closed due to possible toxic algae

July 24, 2015
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People and pets are banned from the water in Jamaica Pond until further notice by the Boston Public Health Commission, which warns that a toxic algae may be growing there. Swimming, fishing, boating and any other kind of water contact is banned. People and pets also should avoid touching anything along the shore that...

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