MOAR presenta reunión para hablar sobre la adicción y la recuperación

March 23, 2018
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MOAR presentó un dialogo político en Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital el 12 de marzo para hablar sobre la prevención y el tratamiento de adicción en el estado. MOAR (Massachusetts Organization for Addiction Recovery) se dedica a crear una coalición con otros grupos asociados con la adicción para educar al público sobre el valor...

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City Council notes

March 23, 2018
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By Beth Treffeisen Special to the Gazette The City Council met on Wednesday, March 14. Compensation Advisory Board Report The City Council received a report from the Compensation Advisory Board, which reviewed the salaries of elected officials, department heads, and senior leadership positions as required by City ordinance every two years. The vendor partner,...

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Grass Fed to change owners

March 23, 2018
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Krista Kranyak Chalfin, the owner of Grass Fed and Ten Tables, is selling the Grass Fed location on Centre Street to the owner of Chilicates. “I decided to sell Grass Fed because I am ready for the next chapter in my life,” Chalfin said. “I turned 45 years old this past year and after...

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JP Observer: Could someone please block cars from blocking our intersections?

March 23, 2018
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How many minutes does it take you to drive off your street onto a bigger street in the morning and later, head home for the night? Do you get stuck there at that intersection and others along the way, blocked by cars stopped in front of you—after your red light turns green? These are...

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DCR dog park search continues at glacial pace

March 23, 2018
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The state Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) is continuing its glacial pace at determining if and when Jamaica Plain will get an off-leash dog park within the Southwest Corridor Park. Jamaica Plain had an unofficial dog park at Beecher Street Park before the City shut it down in the summer of 2016, due...

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BEACON HILL ADVOCACY DAY

March 23, 2018
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BEACON HILL ADVOCACY DAY

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IRISH FLAG RAISING

March 23, 2018
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IRISH FLAG RAISING

Jamaica Plain City Councilor Matt O’Malley held his 2nd annual Irish Flag Raising at City Hall Plaza on March 15. Courtesy Photos

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Sights and Sounds, March 23, 2018

March 23, 2018
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues. Apr. 10 for the Apr. 13 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Special events WHAT: Fixit Clinic CCLXIX (269) Jamaica Plain Branch, Boston Public Library WHEN: Saturday, Apr 7 10AM-1PM WHERE: Jamaica Plain Library,...

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JP Agenda, March 23, 2018

March 23, 2018
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues. Apr. 10 for the Apr. 13 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Meetings Jamaica Pond Association meets Monday, April 2, 7:00 -9:00 p.m. at the Jamaicaway Tower community room, 111 Perkins Street, Jamaica Plain....

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Real Estate Today: State of the JP Market

March 23, 2018
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When the Gazette asked local real estate agents about the state of the real estate market in Jamaica Plain, it came as no surprise that the seller’s market is indeed still booming as it has been in recent years. Karen McCormack, real estate agent at McCormack and Scanlan, said that the beginning of 2018...

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Real Estate Today: City conveys land to Urban Edge for rec center

March 23, 2018
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The City recently conveyed 1 Ritchie St. to Urban Edge, which the community development corporation will use for the proposed Jackson Square Recreation Center. Urban Edge paid the City a nominal price of $100 for the 5,970-square-foot land. “We are very excited that Urban Edge has been selected as the developer for this important...

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Real Estate Today: Zoning Committee, ZBA gives green light to portion of 125 Amory St. project

March 23, 2018
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The Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council’s Zoning Committee and the City’s Zoning Board of Appeals recently gave 137 Amory St., which is building C of the 125 Amory St. project, the green light to move forward. The 125 Amory St. redevelopment project is proposed by Amory Street Partners, LLC, which is a partnership between The...

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Invitacion, March 23, 2018

March 23, 2018
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Plazo para calendario de eventos: martes, 10 abril para la edición del 13 abril. Mande eventos a reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Para los números abajo, el código de área es 617. Reuniones Reuniones policiales, el comité de avisos martes, 17 abr, 6.30pm, 3347 Washington St. Reunión de relaciones comunitarias, jueves, 5 abr, 7pm, 3347 Washington Street. Con...

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Bike share to rebrand and expand

March 23, 2018
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The Boston Transportation Department (BTD) will host 11 open houses this spring to finalize plans for over 70 new bike share stations around the City and the area, which will be installed starting in June 2018, according to a press release. Boston residents are encouraged to drop in to an open house and share...

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CURLEY K-8 SCHOOL’S PRODUCTION OF THE JUNGLE BOOK

March 23, 2018
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CURLEY K-8 SCHOOL’S PRODUCTION OF THE JUNGLE BOOK

Scenes from the Curley K-8 School’s production of the Jungle Book. Students from the third, fourth, and fifth grades rehearsed every week, beginning in November. They put on six shows: four during the school day for their school mates and two in the evenings for parents, friends, guardians and the JP community. The evening...

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Letters:

March 23, 2018
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Shattuck Hospital closing The state’s announcement that it intends to close Shattuck Hospital raises two important questions. The first concerns the history. In the early 1950s, the late Rep. James Craven went to former Mayor James Michael Curley to ask his approval to locate a state hospital in the Emerald Necklace. Curley said go...

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Op-eds:

March 23, 2018
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Paid family and medical leave and minimum wage in Massachusetts By Local State Rep. Liz Malia Today in Massachusetts, 1.2 million workers risk losing employment if they take time off work to care for a new child or to address a family medical emergency. Too many people are working every hour they can but...

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State to close Shattuck Hospital, move operations to South End

March 9, 2018
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By Seth Daniel Special to the Gazette The state Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) moved fast and quietly to work up a plan announced on Feb. 26 that would have them buying the Newton Pavilion at 88 E. Newton St. in the South End for $200 million and moving operations from the...

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Officials, residents respond to Shattuck Hospital closing

March 9, 2018
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With the news that the Lemuel Shattuck Hospital will be closing by 2021 and its operations moving to the South End, the Gazette spoke with local elected officials and residents to get their take on the situation. The Shattuck Hospital is located at 170 Morton St., next to Franklin Park. It is a multi-service...

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ANTONIA ORFIELD CITIZENSHIP AWARD

March 9, 2018
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ANTONIA ORFIELD CITIZENSHIP AWARD

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Sanchez discusses state budget, housing dev. programming with JPNC

March 9, 2018
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The Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council (JPNC) during its monthly meeting last month held a question-and-answer session with local state Rep. Jeffrey Sanchez. The representative discussed a range of issues, including the state budget and programming at Mildred C. Hailey Apartments. The council also reviewed a new restaurant at Forest Hills and the council’s “Good...

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Sánchez habla sobre el presupuesto estatal, programas de vivienda con JPNC

March 9, 2018
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Durante su reunión mensual el 27 de febrero en Farnsworth House, Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council (JPNC) presentó una sesión de preguntas y respuestas con el representante local Jeffrey Sánchez. El representante habló sobre una amplia variedad de asuntos, como el presupuesto estatal y los programas en los apartamentos Mildred C. Hailey. La junta también...

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Man sentenced for armed robbery, rape

March 9, 2018
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An identical twin was sentenced to 16 years in prison and 10 years of probation on Feb. 26 after being convicted of rape and armed robbery last month, according to the Suffolk County District Attorney’s (DA) Office. The case had been complicated by the lack of technology to distinguish between one twin and the...

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SCENES FROM “BALANCING WATER”

March 9, 2018
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SCENES FROM “BALANCING WATER”

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