Q. and A. with author Christopher Irvin

November 6, 2015
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Q. and A. with author Christopher Irvin

Jamaica Plain author Christopher Irvin will soon release his first collection of short stories, “Safe Inside the Violence.” The Gazette conducted a question-and-answer session with him through email about the book. (The session has been edited.) What prompted you to release your first collection of short stories? “Safe Inside the Violence” is compromised of...

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JP Agenda, Nov. 6, 2015

November 6, 2015
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues., Nov. 17 for the Nov. 20 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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Invitacion, Nov. 6, 2015

November 6, 2015
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El plazo para la sección de participación es al mediodía, martes, 17 de noviembre para la edición del 20 de noviembre. Mande eventos a reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: marca el 617 antes de los números que salen abajo. Reuniones Reunión mensual de JPNDC, martes, 24 nov, 7pm, Farnsworth House, 90 South St. Reunión de urbanización para...

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Halloween Bike Ride

November 6, 2015
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Halloween Bike Ride

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Sights and Sounds, Nov. 6, 2015

November 6, 2015
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues. Nov. 17 for the Nov. 20 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Special events Laughing Liberally Boston, monthly progressive comedy show, second Saturday of every month beginning Sat. Nov. 14th, 8pm, $8, Riot Theater,...

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Halloweenfest

November 6, 2015
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Halloweenfest

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Boston Creates presents feedback, community agrees on priorities

November 6, 2015
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Boston Creates, the City’s first comprehensive master plan to empower local artist and support cultural institutions, held a meeting on Nov. 2 at Boston Latin School to summarize the findings from previous meetings, hear community feedback about those findings and narrow in on general priorities. The feedback from the community was mostly in agreement...

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Building permit pulled for 105A. S. Huntington project

November 6, 2015
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A building permit has been pulled for the 105A S. Huntington Avenue project, according to Boston Redevelopment Authority spokesperson Nick Martin. Anthony Nader, the developer for the project, did not respond to a request for comment. The project has long been delayed, as the BRA first approved the 195-unit development in 2013, with the...

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Fatal stabbing at Jackson Square

November 6, 2015
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Ronaldo Cepeda, a 16-year-old Dorchester youth, was held without bail on a murder charge for the fatal stabbing at Jackson Square T Station on Oct. 22, according to a press release from the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office. Assistant District Attorney Amy Galatis told Judge Paul McManus that Cepeda got off a bus and...

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Three JPNC members given the boot

November 6, 2015
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The Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council voted to remove three members—Martha Rodriguez, Erin Colgan-Snyder and Michael O’Connor—during its monthly meeting on Oct. 27. JPNC’s rules state that members can be removed for “good cause shown,” which can include but is not limited to failure to attend three consecutive regularly scheduled council meetings, persistent non-participation in...

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BRA to host meeting on S. Huntington Ave. guidelines

November 6, 2015
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The Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) will host an “open house” on Nov. 19 about integrating the S. Huntington Avenue guidelines into the City zoning code, according to a BRA email blast. The BRA completed the community-requested South Huntington Avenue Framework for Future Development Review in May 2013. The Nov. 19 “open house” is scheduled...

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Second Grass Fed planned for Forest Hills

November 6, 2015
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Restaurateur Krista Kranyak is planning a second Grass Fed burger restaurant, with the new location being in Forest Hills. “I am very excited to become a part of this awesome neighborhood,” said Kranyak in an email to the Gazette. “I love all the restaurants around there and the awesome people. It is an exciting...

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City League champions

November 6, 2015
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City League champions

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Editorial: New blood

November 6, 2015
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We welcome newcomers Andrea Campbell and Annissa Essaibi-George to the City Council. The changing of the guard at the Council allows new people to bring new ideas and perspectives. Campbell and Essaibi-George being elected to the Council doubles the number of women to four members, providing much-needed diversity and role models for the younger...

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Editorial: Olmsted Place

November 6, 2015
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The grand opening of Olmsted Place marks the addition of luxury units to a housing market that so desperately needs them. One cannot open up a newspaper without reading the cries of people bemoaning the dearth in the city of upscale living spaces with amenities such as a swimming pool. Some people might argue...

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Letter: Post Office

November 6, 2015
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It should work better. You arrive at the post office and you turn the corner and groan. There’s a huge line ahead of you. Today I arrived at 4:24 p.m. and left at 5 p.m. I had overdue birthday cards, a small package to return and needed to add postage to my letters with...

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Letter: Arborway plan coverage

November 6, 2015
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It was great to see front-page coverage for the Oct. 14 Arborway plan community meeting. (Protected bike lanes, other concerns raised over DCR Arborway plan, Oct. 23) But, I was disappointed with the tone of the headline and the first paragraph—which were both negative and misleading. A Gazette reader would get the impression that...

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Op-Ed: The magic of a BPL Card

November 6, 2015
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A library card gives you access to not only printed books and e-books, but streaming audio books, movies, music, television shows, and digital magazines and comics. Last month, during ‘Library Card Sign-Up Month,’ more than 6,600 individuals signed up for a free library card with the Boston Public Library. Here in Boston, we are...

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Celebrating Fall

November 6, 2015
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Celebrating Fall

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BRA asks 64 Allandale developer to consider buffer zone

October 23, 2015
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The Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) is asking the developer for the 64 Allandale St. project to consider a conservation restriction that would create a buffer zone between the Allandale Woods and the development, according to BRA spokesperson Nick Martin. A conservation restriction was one of several recommended revisions the Boston Parks and Recreation Department...

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Teacher turns mentor

October 23, 2015
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Teacher turns mentor

Amika Kemmler-Ernst has changed the way that Boston students learn by starting at the source: the teachers. She is a retired Boston Public School (BPS) teacher, but is still mentoring and creating a supportive community for the next generation of teachers from her home in Jamaica Plain. When Kemmler-Ernst was young, she wanted to...

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LITTLE FREE LIBRARY

October 23, 2015
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LITTLE FREE LIBRARY

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Maestra convertida en mentora

October 23, 2015
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Amika Kemmler-Ernst ha cambiado la manera en que los estudiantes de Boston aprenden, empezando en la fuente: los maestros. Ella es una maestra jubilada de las escuelas públicas de Boston (BPS), pero todavía es mentora y está creando una comunidad solidaria para la próxima generación de maestros desde su hogar en Jamaica Plain. Cuando...

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Protected bikes lanes, other concerns raised over DCR Arborway plan

October 23, 2015
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The state Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) held an Oct. 14 community meeting on increasing mobility between Kelley Circle and Murray Circle with attendees expressing concerns over the lack of protection for bike lanes and the plan to add parking spots, among other issues. The meeting was one of three that DCR has...

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