Racial discrimination allegation leads to settlement with local establishment

October 14, 2016
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What was intended to be a “Sweet Sixteen” birthday party at the American Legion Post 76 in Jamaica Plain turned into a settlement leading to new anti-discrimination policies, according to a press release. The Jamaica Plain Post No. 76 Inc. of The American Legion has agreed to adopt anti-discrimination policies and pay $15,000 to...

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50TH CLASS REUNION

October 14, 2016
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50TH CLASS REUNION

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BPD seeks suspect in sexual assault

October 14, 2016
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The Boston Police Department (BPD) is seeking a suspect wanted for a sexual assault that happened on Sept. 29 near Gay Head Street and Minden Street, according to bpdnews.com. Police officers responded to Gay Head Street and Minden Street around 1:41 a.m. on Sept. 29 to a report of a sexual assault. Officers spoke...

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POINT PERSON FOR JAMAICA PLAIN

October 14, 2016
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POINT PERSON FOR JAMAICA PLAIN

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JP Kids: Q. and A. with the owners of the INTEGRARTE dance studio

October 14, 2016
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The wife and husband duo Erica Cornejo and Carlos Molina recently opened the INTEGRARTE dance studio in Jamaica Plain at 85 Seaverns Ave. The Gazette recently conducted a question-and-answer session through email with them about their dance careers and opening the studio. For more information about the studio, visit integrarteusa.com. (The session has been...

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JP Kids: Local state Sen. Sonia Chang-Diaz visits Meridian Academy

October 14, 2016
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By Madison Lipson Special to the Gazette In 2015, about only 20 percent of the United States Congress 535 members were women. This is a far cry from any kind of equal representation, so perhaps it should be no surprise that, despite seeking out political speakers for several years, I have never seen a...

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JP Kids: NEW BACKPACKS

October 14, 2016
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JP Kids: NEW BACKPACKS

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JP Agenda, Oct. 14, 2016

October 14, 2016
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues., Oct. 25 for the Oct. 28 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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Sights and Sounds, Oct. 14, 2016

October 14, 2016
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues. Oct. 25 for the Oct. 28 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Special events Latino Heritage, at Connolly Branch Library, Mon. Oct. 17 at 6pm. La Pinata presents Puerto Rican, Dominican, Mexican, and Latin...

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Invitacion, Oct. 14, 2016

October 14, 2016
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El plazo para la sección de participación es al mediodía, martes, el 25 de octubre para la edición del 28 de octubre. Mande eventos a reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: marca el 617 antes de los números que salen abajo. Reuniones JPNC reunión mensual, martes, 25 oct, 7pm, Farnsworth House. Policía de Boston, reunión mensual, jueves, 3...

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Op-Ed: Early voting coming to Boston

October 14, 2016
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By Mayor Martin Walsh Voting in Boston is about to become more convenient. For the first time, registered voters who reside in the City of Boston will be able to take part in early voting, ahead of the Nov. 8 Presidential election. This exciting new initiative, made possible by the 2014 Elections Reforms Law,...

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Op-Ed: How Boston Public Works helps you

October 14, 2016
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While we may want to think that winter is a long way away, the reality is that the season is just around the corner. In order to keep our infrastructure winter-ready, our Department of Public Works has spent the summer preparing our City for snowier days. They have been repairing potholes, sidewalks, and other...

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Mayor Walsh learns from China’s authoritarianism

October 14, 2016
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Mayor Walsh seems to have learned about more than just climate change during his recent trip to China. Apparently, he also learned how to apply an authoritarian approach to land-use decisions. I am referring to the JP/ROX development plan, which is being rushed to adoption by the Boston Planning & Development Agency, while citizen...

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JPNC attempts to jumpstart parkway improvement project

September 23, 2016
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The Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council has sent a letter to the state Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR), attempting to jumpstart the department’s plan for improving safety and access to the parklands and parkways of the Emerald Necklace in Jamaica Plain. DCR Commissioner Leo Roy responded to JPNC with a letter saying that the...

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Celina Miranda takes on leadership of HSTF

September 23, 2016
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Hyde Square Task Force (HSTF) is having a busy year, including celebrating its 25th anniversary and hopefully finishing the renovation of its Cheverus Building. Entering that fold is the new executive director of Hyde Square Task Force, Celina Miranda, who is optimistic about the next 25 years for the organization. Miranda boasts a productive...

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LATIN QUARTER FIESTA

September 23, 2016
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LATIN QUARTER FIESTA

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Celina Miranda asume el liderazgo de HSTF

September 23, 2016
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Hyde Square Task Force (HSTF) ha tenido un año de mucha actividad, que incluye la celebración de su vigésimo quinto aniversario, la renovación del edificio Cheverus, y recientemente la llegada de la nueva directora ejecutiva de Hyde Square Task Force. Celina Miranda tiene mucho optimismo en cuanto a los próximos 25 años de la...

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Marijuana amendment passes Zoning Commission, limits locations

September 23, 2016
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By Seth Daniel Special to the Gazette An amendment to the City’s Zoning Code that would put in place a half-mile buffer zone on medical marijuana dispensaries, long championed by Councilor Michael Flaherty, passed unanimously this month at the City’s Zoning Commission. It is now in effect and prevents medical marijuana dispensaries from locating...

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Possible new dog park still in the works

September 23, 2016
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Since the tightening of off-leash restrictions for dogs at Beecher Street Park, City Councilor Matt O’Malley and dog owners in Jamaica Plain have been working to establish a legal dog park somewhere in the Southwest Corridor Park. O’Malley, who has voiced his support for a dog park previously, is working with state Department of...

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Chang-Diaz, Malia cruise to victory

September 23, 2016
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Local elected officials Sonia Chang-Diaz and Liz Malia cruised to victory in their respective races during the primary election on Sept. 8. Chang-Diaz, the Democratic state senator for the 2nd Suffolk District, garnered 7,330 votes, or 79 percent of voters, besting her challenger Roy Owens, who collected 1,857 votes. Malia, the Democratic state representative...

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JP Observer: Long-needed rec facility could be built here with more funding

September 23, 2016
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A fabulous Jackson Square Recreation Center (JSRC), a dream of the community for years, could actually come true. The plan for the facility on Columbus Avenue on the Jamaica Plain/Roxbury border is the result of an incredible amount of cooperation among a variety of individuals and organizations for more than 18 years. According to...

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Cultural grant applications available

September 23, 2016
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Applications are now available for the 2017 Boston Cultural Council Grants from the Boston Cultural Commission, according to a press release. More than $450,000 will be awarded to organizations and projects in Boston that address the goals of the Boston Creates Cultural Plan. The Boston Creates Cultural Plan was created out of a year-long...

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Real Estate Today: State of the market

September 23, 2016
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While the JP real estate market has been strong this year, the September rental season saw a slight decline, according to real estate agent Rachael Kulik at JP Rentals. She says that in general, more and more people have become interested in Jamaica Plain, and prices have consistently been rising. Kulik provides an example...

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Real Estate Today: JPNC sends letter to mayor, BRA critiquing planning study

September 23, 2016
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The Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council (JPNC) has sent Mayor Martin Walsh and the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) a letter critiquing the draft copy of the Plan: JP/Rox planning study, including over its affordability, design guidelines, and transportation parts. The BRA is scheduled to host a workshop on the planning study Sept. 21, after the...

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