JPers to vote on statewide races, ballot questions

October 26, 2018
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Residents of Jamaica Plain will head to the polls on Nov. 6 and help decide several statewide races and ballot questions. Two incumbents—Republican Gov. Charlie Baker and Democrat U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren—both face challengers, but they have high approval ratings and double-digits leads in polls going into Election Day. Warren, who many believe will...
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Marijuana shop proposed for Hyde Square

October 26, 2018
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A new company, Core Empowerment, is proposing to open up a recreational marijuana store in Hyde Square at 401A Centre St. Recreational marijuana stores have yet to open in Massachusetts despite voters approving a 2016 ballot question legalizing recreational marijuana with a date of the stores opening on Jan. 1, 2018. The state has...
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Hearing date set for Allandale lawsuit

October 26, 2018
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The judge in the 64 Allandale St. lawsuit has scheduled a Jan. 9 hearing on a motion for a summary judgment in the case that might finally bring a resolution to a drama that has played out since developer Jacqueline Nunez filed plans to build a residential development at the site in the summer...
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Votantes de JP van a las urnas

October 26, 2018
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Residentes de Jamaica Plain irán a las urnas el 6 de noviembre para decidir dos carreras estatales y contestar preguntas de las papeletas. Dos titulares, el gobernador republicano Charlie Baker y la Senadora demócrata Elizabeth Warren, tienen oponentes, pero ambos tienen altas tasas de popularidad y están ganando en las encuestas. Warren, quien muchos...
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Man sentenced for gun possession at Mildred Apts.

October 26, 2018
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A Worcester man was sentenced on Oct. 17 in federal court in Boston for being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition. Franklin Safo-Agyare, a/k/a “Frankie So Smooth,” 25, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Patti B. Saris to 30 months in prison and three years of supervised release, the first...
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JP Observer: Gridlocked intersection sparks confrontation

October 26, 2018
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The JP Observer addressed the problem of traffic blocking intersections during rush hours in Jamaica Plain in March, asking for enforcement of laws that say drivers cannot pull into an intersection where traffic in front is stopped, even if their light is green. Not much appears to have changed since then, except some big...
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Q. and A. with two JP activists

October 26, 2018
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Ruth Birnberg and Esther Kaplan are two Jamaica Plain residents who are longtime activists. The two have been traveling out of state as part of “Trip to Flip”, an initiative to flip the House of Representatives from Republican to Democrat. The Gazette recently conducted a question-and-session through email with Birnberg and Kaplan about their...
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DOORS CLOSED

October 26, 2018
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NEW FAITH FORMATION COORDINATOR

October 26, 2018
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NEW FAITH FORMATION COORDINATOR


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City Realty files Green Street development with BPDA

October 26, 2018
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City Realty has filed plans with the Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) for a mixed-use development with 23 residential units and about 700 square feet of retail space at 197-201 Green St. The project was originally filed as part of a larger development that included space along Washington Street, but City Realty has...
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Sights and Sounds

October 26, 2018
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues. Nov. 6 for the Nov. 9 issue. Send listings to [email protected] Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Special events Ghouls in the Garden,Saturday, October 27 | 4-6PM Minton Stable Community Garden | 110 Williams Street, Jamaica Plain Enjoy a non-spooky Halloween celebration in a lovely community garden...
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JP Restaurants to raise money for immigrants’ rights during midterms election week

October 26, 2018
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Diners in Jamaica Plain have a chance to donate to a great cause while enjoying meals at six fabulous local restaurants during Dining for a Difference Week, Nov. 4-9. The fundraiser will support national immigrant rights group Kids in Need of Defense (KIND), which in recent months has been working tirelessly on behalf of migrant...
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JP Agenda

October 26, 2018
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues. Nov. 6 for the Nov. 9 issue. Send listings to [email protected] Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Meetings Police Community Relations Meeting will take place on Thursday, November 1 at 6:30pm at Curtis Hall, 20 South Street. Commanders from Boston Police Area E,...
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Roslindale Neighbors: Check-in with RVMS

October 26, 2018
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By Lauren Bennett Special to the Gazette As cooler weather draws near, the Gazette checked in with Alia Hamada Forrest, executive director of Roslindale Village Main Street (RVMS), to see what’s going on in Roslindale Village. RVMS is a nonprofit that brings businesses, volunteers, and public agencies together to fortify the Roslindale Village community....
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Roslindale Neighbors: Lifelong Roslindale resident receives award for dedication to elder advocacy

October 26, 2018
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By Lauren Bennett Special to the Gazette When Joanne Prince realized that the attitude around aging in America was generally negative, she knew something had to be done. The 87-year-old Roslindale native has dedicated much of her time to fighting for the safety and well being of elders, and has been selected to receive...
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Roslindale Neighbors: Roslindale Open Studios

October 26, 2018
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Roslindale Neighbors: Roslindale Open Studios

Scenes from the annual Roslindale Open Studios, which was held on Oct. 20 and Oct. 21. Courtesy Photos  
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Roslindale Neighbors: Roslindale Annual Parade

October 26, 2018
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Roslindale Neighbors: Roslindale Annual Parade

Scenes from the annual Roslindale Day Parade on Oct. 14 with Mayor Martin Walsh, City Councilor Matt O’Malley, residents, and other officials. Mayor’s Office Photos by Isabel Leon  
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Family Fun Run/Walk

October 26, 2018
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Invitacion, Oct. 26, 2018

October 26, 2018
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Plazo para la sección de eventos: martes, 6 noviembre para la edición de 9 de noviembre. Mande eventos a [email protected] Para los números abajo, el código de área es 617. Reuniones Reunión entra la policía y la comunidad, jueves, 1 noviembre, 6.30pm, Curtis Hall, 20 South Street. Con comandantes de la policía de Boston...
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Letters:

October 26, 2018
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35 Pond Circle We have been residents of Jamaica Plain for almost 30 years and have had the pleasure of residing across the street from a beautiful remnant of JP’s era of opulent country estates.  The lot at 35 Pond Circle is 31,154 square feet and contains an historic carriage house with accompanying open...
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Op-eds

October 26, 2018
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Yes on Three By Rev. Courtney Jones Psalm 139 proclaims, “We are fearfully and wonderfully made.” I believe that all of us are wonderfully made in our diversity. Every person has been made in God’s image — and everyone who lives their truth, and lives authentically, is living the way that I believe God intended. Every...
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Developer files plan for Stonybrook dev.

October 12, 2018
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A developer, Helms Investments LLC, has filed plans with the Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) for a residential development at 50 Stedman St. in the Stonybrook neighborhood. The BPDA will host a community meeting for the project at 3484 Washington St. on Oct. 29, starting at 6 p.m. The project will involve demolishing...
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Q. and A. with the local podcaster Rob Hochschild

October 12, 2018
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Q. and A. with the local podcaster Rob Hochschild

Jamaica Plain resident Rob Hochschild has been in the media business for three decades. Earlier this year, he decided to launch a podcast, “The Media Narrative,” that has media makers and influencers telling their inside stories. The Gazette recently conducted a question-and-answer session with Hochschild about the podcast and how it came to be....
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PROMOTING ANIMAL WELFARE AT MSPCA

October 12, 2018
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PROMOTING ANIMAL WELFARE AT MSPCA


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