JP Observer: Simple changes can make housing senior friendly

October 23, 2015
By

Jamaica Plain is such a great place to live, younger people are joining older neighbors to think and talk about how they can “age in place” in the neighborhood. A big consideration, of course, is housing. When the Washington Street/Columbus Avenue corridor study community process launched recently, several people, not just elders, commented in...

Read more »

JP Agenda, Oct. 23, 2015

October 23, 2015
By

The deadline for listings is noon, Tues., Nov. 3 for the Nov. 6 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,...

Read more »

Invitacion, Oct. 23, 2015

October 23, 2015
By

El plazo para la sección de participación es al mediodía, martes, 3 noviembre para la edición del 6 de noviembre. Mande eventos a reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: marca el 617 antes de los números que salen abajo. Reuniones Comité de casas abandonadas en JP, primer miércoles del mes, 10:30, en la comisaría del distrito E-13, salón...

Read more »

Forest Hills T Station shooting

October 23, 2015
By

Two 18 year olds were arrested on Oct. 16 after a shooting at the Forest Hills T Station, according to bpdnews.com. Boston Police Department (BPD) officers responded to reports of shots fired around 7:55 a.m. at the Forest Hills T Station. When they arrived, officers learned that four victims had a verbal altercation on...

Read more »

BRA board vote on Bartlett II delayed

October 23, 2015
By

The Bartlett II project was pulled from the agenda for the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) board meeting on Oct. 15 in order for the developer to address concerns over traffic impact and retail programming, according to BRA spokesperson Nick Martin. Bartlett II is a proposal by local developer Chris DeSisto for a mixed-use building...

Read more »

Sights and Sounds, Oct. 23, 2015

October 23, 2015
By

The deadline for listings is noon, Tues. Oct. 20 for the Oct. 23 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Special events Story Club Boston, Boston comedians/storytellers Gary Peterson and Rob Crean, Dylan Krasinski and Alex Gettlin will perform as duo storytelling...

Read more »

Roslindale Neighbors: Rozzie Open Studios

October 23, 2015
By

By Amy West Special to the Gazette If you are looking for an exciting, family-friendly event filled with art, culture and fun, then don’t miss Roslindale Open Studios (ROS) on Nov. 7 and 8. The unique annual event will feature nearly 90 artists displaying their work in 25 locations throughout Roslindale. Painting, drawing, photography,...

Read more »

Roslindale Neighbors: Developer files PNF for 19-unit project

October 23, 2015
By

A developer recently filed a project notification form with the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) to redevelop a site into a 19-unit development at 20 Taft Hill Park, according to BRA documents. The developer for the project is Parkhead Development LLC, while the architect is Dartagnan Brown of Embarc Studio LLC. The site is currently...

Read more »

Roslindale Neighbors: JP, Rozzie residents head to the polls Nov. 3

October 23, 2015
By

Roslindale and Jamaica Plain residents will head to the polls on Nov. 3 for a variety of City Council races. Both Roslindale and JP voters will help decide the At-Large City Council race. Annisa Essaibi George, current At-Large City Councilors Stephen Murphy, Michael Flaherty, Ayanna Pressley and Michelle Wu will vie for the four...

Read more »

Roslindale Neighbors: Wu: Connecting with Rozzie

October 23, 2015
By
Roslindale Neighbors: Wu: Connecting with Rozzie

By At-Large City Councilor Michelle Wu Special to the Gazette A few weeks ago, I was especially proud to march in the Roslindale Day parade. It’s an annual tradition for me as a citywide councilor, but this year was my first as a Roslindale resident. When my husband and I decided to leave our...

Read more »

Obituary: Eleanor Elias

October 23, 2015
By
Obituary: Eleanor Elias

Eleanor Elias of Jamaica Plain, formerly of the South End, died on Sept. 28. She was 63 years old. Born and raised in Boston, Eleanor owned and operated Sorella’s restaurant with her sister in Jamaica Plain for 32 years. Sorella’s, which is located at 388 Centre St., is a neighborhood institution and was a...

Read more »

Obituary: James Hanley, former JP resident

October 23, 2015
By
Obituary: James Hanley, former JP resident

James L. Hanley, of Melrose, died at the Massachusetts General Hospital on Oct. 9 at the age of 74. Hanley was born and raised in Jamaica Plain and was a graduate of Boston English High School. He resided in Everett for eight years, and for the past 12 years, in Melrose. Hanley worked as...

Read more »

32ND ANNUAL LANTERN PARADE

October 23, 2015
By
32ND ANNUAL LANTERN PARADE

Children and adults celebrated the 32nd annual Lantern Parade around Jamaica Pond on Oct. 17 and 18, sponsored by Jamaica Plain’s Spontaneous Celebrations. Parade-goers carried handmade, candlelit lanterns around the pond while enjoying live music and more. These photos were taken on Oct. 17. (Courtesy Photos by Evan Scales.)

Read more »

Editorial: Roslindale Neighbors

October 23, 2015
By

The Gazette returns to Roslindale for the second time this year and we hope we’re welcomed as an old friend. If not, feel free to use the paper to kindle a fire, as the temperatures start to dip. We kid. We kid. But Jamaica Plain and Roslindale can kid with each other because we...

Read more »

Editorial: Allandale Woods

October 23, 2015
By

We are pleased that the BRA has asked the developer for the 64 Allandale St. project to consider creating a buffer zone between the development and the Allandale Woods. We hope that that actually happens. Allandale Woods is a gem that need not be tarnished. Any potential threat to the woods should be treated...

Read more »

Letter: 64 Allandale

October 23, 2015
By

As residents of the Allandale Woods neighborhood, we are alarmed and dismayed by the BRA’s cavalier collaboration with the developer proposing 20 new units on Allandale Street with flagrant disregard for environmental and zoning impact. The density of the proposed project would negatively impact the area in both the short and long term in...

Read more »

Letter: ZBA is wrong

October 23, 2015
By

In the Sept. 25 report on two surprising Zoning Board of Appeals decisions in August, the Gazette allows to stand unchallenged a statement by an Inspectional Services Department spokesperson that “the neighborhood groups do not meet during the summer months.” (“ZBA approves projects without community review,” pg. 1) As chair of the Jamaica Pond...

Read more »

DCR moves Arborway meeting

October 9, 2015
By

The state Department of Conservation and Recreation has moved the Arborway meeting to the Faulkner Hospital Auditorium at 1153 Centre Street. The meeting is slated to take place on Wednesday, Oct. 14, and will focus on improved multi-modal safety and access to Emerald Necklace Parks in Jamaica Plain, specifically on the Arborway between Eliot...

Read more »

Residents speak out against Allandale project; some voice support

October 9, 2015
By

Many attendees at a community meeting on the 64 Allandale St. project opposed the proposal for several reasons, such as being too dense, going against zoning and negatively impacting Allandale Woods, while some did speak in support of it. About 55 people attended the meeting at the West Roxbury Police Station on Oct. 6....

Read more »

Opinions split on Perkins St. and Parkman Drive improvement plan

October 9, 2015
By

The state Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) held another meeting on the Perkins Street and Francis Parkman Drive improvement plan, with attendees splitting on what should be done. Some attendees advocated for major changes to the current plan, including adding protected bike lanes, while others pressed for the project to be actually done,...

Read more »

Opiniones diferentes sobre el plan de mejoras de Perkins St. y Parkman Drive

October 9, 2015
By

El departamento de conservación y recreación (DCR) del estado tuvo otra reunión sobre el plan de mejoras de Perkins Street y Francis Parkman Drive, y los asistentes no llegaron a un acuerdo. Algunos asistentes quieren cambiar considerablemente el plan actual, como la adición de carriles bici protegidos, y otros prefieren el término del proyecto,...

Read more »

HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH

October 9, 2015
By
HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH

Read more »

Residents cite affordability, density and preservation as top concerns for corridor study

October 9, 2015
By

The resounding feedback from attendees at a Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) workshop for the Washington Street/Columbus Avenue corridor study was to increase housing affordability; increase density and mixed-use buildings; and preserve identity and cultural diversity. About 200 people attended the Sept. 30 workshop held in the cafeteria at English High School. The workshop is...

Read more »

JP Agenda, Oct. 9, 2015

October 9, 2015
By

The deadline for listings is noon, Tues., Oct. 20 for the Oct. 23 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,...

Read more »