Meeting set for 76 Stonley Road project

June 10, 2016
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The Boston Redevelopment Authority will host a community meeting for the 76 Stonley Road project on June 15 at the English High School. The meeting starts at 6 p.m. Developers John Morrissey and Bryan Austin plan a 31-unit project at 76 Stonley Road. The site is situated on 14,134 square feet of land and...

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HSTF seeks artist for domino display

June 10, 2016
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Hyde Square Task Force (HSTF) is seeking proposals for an art installation in the plaza of the Blessed Sacrament Church at 361 Centre St., according to a blog post on its website. HSTF wants an artist to design, build, and install a work of art that will start conversations between neighbors, bring additional beauty...

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GOOD CITIZENSHIP

June 10, 2016
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GOOD CITIZENSHIP

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JPNC elect officers to council

June 10, 2016
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The Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council (JPNC) elected officers last month during its first meeting since the JPNC election, according to Kevin Moloney. Moloney was reelected chair of the council, while Bernard Doherty and Michael Reiskind were picked as vice chair and secretary-treasurer, respectively. David Baron (Zoning Committee), Michael Reiskind (Public Service Committee), Carolyn Royce...

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JPNDC annual meeting

June 10, 2016
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JPNDC annual meeting

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Six-unit building proposed for James’s Gate parking lot

June 10, 2016
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Developer Stephen Ballas will present plans for a six-unit building on the former James’s Gate parking lot site at 14-16 McBride St. to the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council’s Zoning Committee. Ballas bought the property, along with James’s Gate across the street, this spring. It is unclear what Ballas intends to do with James’s Gate,...

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City’s arts and culture plan draft released

June 10, 2016
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After more than a year of planning, the City has released its draft of the Boston Creates with a limited amount of time for community feedback. Boston Creates is the planning process that Walsh administration launched to enhance and support arts and culture in Boston. The process is organized around a theoretical idea of...

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CITY LEAGUE CHAMPS

June 10, 2016
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CITY LEAGUE CHAMPS

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Sights and Sounds, June 10, 2016

June 10, 2016
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues. June 21 for the June 24 issue. Send listings to [email protected] Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Special events JP Garden Party, hosted by Jamaica Plain Tuesday Club at the Loring Greenough House, Sun. June 12, 1-4pm, live music,...

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$7.5 million in City budget for affordable housing

June 10, 2016
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The City of Boston will set aside $7.5 million of Inclusionary Development funds for the acquisition of occupied rental housing in order to preserve affordable housing, according to a press release. Through the new Acquisition Opportunity Program, the Department of Neighborhood Development will provide loans to help responsible investor-owners acquire occupied, multi-family rental properties....

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Boston parks receive high scores on the Trust for Public Land’s latest report

June 10, 2016
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By John Lynds Special to the Gazette It’s parks like Franklin Park, the Arnold Arboretum, and all the other city parks that dot Jamaica Plain that help put Boston in the top ten of the nation’s best park systems according to the Trust for Public Land’s 5th Annual ParkScore index. According to the Trust...

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JP Agenda, June 10, 2016

June 10, 2016
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues., June 21 for the June 24 issue. Send listings to [email protected] Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Meetings 76 Stonley Rd. Public Meeting, Weds. June 15, 6-7pm, 144 McBride St., English High School Cafeteria. SNA, bi-monthly meeting Mon. June...

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Invitacion, June 10, 2016

June 10, 2016
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El plazo para la sección de participación es al mediodía, martes, 21 de junio para la edición del 24 de junio. Mande eventos a [email protected] Note: marca el 617 antes de los números que salen abajo. Reuniones Reunión pública de 76 Stonley Rd., miércoles, 15 jun, 6-7pm, 144 McBride St., Cafetería de English High...

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Black Lives Matter

June 10, 2016
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Black Lives Matter

About 40 people on June 1 participated in the monthly vigil for Black Lives Matter at the First Baptist Church of Jamaica Plain. The next vigil will be July 7, when Dr. Ron White will be the featured speaker. (Photos by Nancy B. Kohn)

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AG: ZBA violated Open Meeting Law over 3200 Washington St. project

June 10, 2016
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The state Attorney General’s (AG) Office has found that the City’s Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) intentionally violated the Open Meeting Law when it approved variances for the 3200 Washington St. project during a Sept. meeting, according to an AG’s Office letter sent to the City. The AG’s Office imposed a $1,000 fine and...

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MUSIC AND ART

June 10, 2016
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MUSIC AND ART

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CITYPOP

June 10, 2016
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CITYPOP

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ARTISTIC COORDINATOR

June 10, 2016
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ARTISTIC COORDINATOR

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Obituary: Erin Brayton, JP resident, dies

June 10, 2016
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Erin Anne Brayton, of Jamaica Plain, loving mother to daughters Austin and Adriane Brayton, widow of Dana Brayton, died on May 10 after living with cancer for nearly eight years. She was born Oct. 16, 1951 to David and Anne Pearsall, and leaves behind brothers David and Bob. The daughter of a U.S. Air...

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Letter: Firefighters do more than fight fires

June 10, 2016
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The latch on my large steel watch jammed and I couldn’t get the watch off. A jeweler whose help I sought couldn’t get it off either. After trying for almost half and hour, she suggested I go to the Boston Fire Department. She reminded me they have the Jaws of Life, although that sounded...

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Letter: Discipline needed in school

June 10, 2016
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As I read the op-ed piece that recently ran in both the Mission Hill and Jamaica Plain Gazette newspapers (“Discipline in schools”), I felt like a comment was justified. This commentary was identified as being written for a sociology class assignment at the University of Massachusetts-Boston and the research was done through the Lawyers’...

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Letter: The BRA needs to split

June 10, 2016
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Split up the BRA so it can do its job! So the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) is spending up to $670K of taxpayer’s money to rebrand itself as more trustworthy (page 1, May 27 Gazette)? As a Boston real estate owner, developer, and approver of private development (and chief cheerleader for Boston development), the...

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Letter: Arborway project makes Forest Hills a mess

June 10, 2016
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I wonder, has the MassDOT, BPD, or McMahon, the traffic engineer associated with the Casey Arborway project, been out to the project site in the past 3-4 months? I ask, because a cursory visit to the site, particularly in the afternoon, would demonstrate to the above entities that their temporary traffic control in the...

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Demonstrators dominate JP/Rox planning study meeting

May 27, 2016
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By Josie Grove Special to the Gazette Demonstrators walked into a Boston Redevelopment Authority JP/Rox planning study meeting at English High School and began clapping and chanting, “The BRA asks the wrong questions. They refuse to listen. Today, we will make them listen.” The May 11 community workshop had been convened by the BRA...

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