Sanchez criticized over failed immigrant protection amendment

July 27, 2018
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Local state Rep. Jeffrey Sanchez is being criticized over the state Legislature’s failure to pass undocumented immigrant protections when it approved the state budget on July 18. Sanchez, who holds the powerful chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee position, was a chief negotiator in the conference that reconciled the House and Senate...

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Third JP/Rox transportation meeting narrows priorities

July 27, 2018
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By Richard Heath Special to the Gazette The transportation demand manager is the future. This was one of the revelations at the third JP/Rox transportation meeting on July 17. Despite heavy rains, over 35 people attended the third meeting that was more organized and specific than the second and consequently a lot quieter. The...

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26 Jamaica Plain residents to cycle for cancer research fundraising

July 27, 2018
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On August 4 and 5, 26 riders from Jamaica Plain will cycle up to 192 miles in the Pan-Mass Challenge (PMC) with the goal of topping last year’s record-breaking gift and raising $52 million for critical cancer research and patient care at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. All funds raised from the PMC are donated directly...

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Donnell’s Bakery opens up in First Church

July 27, 2018
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A new family-owned bakery specializing in cheesecake, cinnamon rolls, and cakes has opened its doors and is based out of the First Baptist Church in Jamaica Plain. Donnell’s Bakery is owned by Wendell and Nicole Donnell, who are a husband-and-wife duo. They opened their business a few months ago, and customers can request delivery...

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JP Observer: Trees on private property need protections

July 27, 2018
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By Sandra Storey Special to the Gazette Boston, with support from people in Jamaica Plain who care about the local environment, is starting to look at more of its forest and fewer of its trees, to paraphrase an old adage. Trees that are most visible and countable and have gotten much of our attention—street...

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Harvest Co-op in danger of closing this summer

July 27, 2018
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Harvest Co-op has been facing financial problems, and is asking their members for support in the following months in order to keep the market alive. Harvest’s board has announced that the Co-Op needs to raise $300,000 this summer, or it could close its locations in Cambridge and Jamaica Plain by August. Vidya Sivan, the...

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Sights and Sounds, July 27, 2018

July 27, 2018
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues. Aug. 7 for the Aug. 10 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Arts, music, and culture Art exhibition at JP Licks, The Jamaica Plain Artists Association, a group of artists who make and promote...

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Commissioner Evans bids farewell after 39 years at BPD

July 27, 2018
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By Seth Daniel Police Commissioner William Evans announced at a press conference Monday morning that he would resign from his post as commissioner to spend more time with his family and to be the head of public safety at Boston College (BC). At the same time, Mayor Martin Walsh announced the historic appointment of...

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JP Agenda, July 27, 2018

July 27, 2018
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues. Aug. 7 for the Aug. 10 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Meetings JP Zoning Committee’s next regularly-scheduled meeting will be August 8th at Farnsworth House. The agenda for that meeting will include 3247...

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Invitacion, July 27, 2018

July 27, 2018
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Plazo para calendario de eventos: martes, 7 de agosto para la edición del 10 de agosto. Mande eventos a reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Para los números abajo, el código de área es 617. Reuniones ESNA, no habrá reunión general de ESNA en agosto debido a la celebración de la Noche de Paseo Nacional (National Night Out), el lunes, 6...

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Mildred C. Hailey Unity Day

July 27, 2018
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Mildred C. Hailey Unity Day

Scenes from last month’s Mildred Hailey Apartments Unity Day, which included a visit from Mayor Martin Walsh and other elected officials. Mayor’s Office Photos by Isabel Leon

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JP History: Historic plaque returns to JP post office

July 27, 2018
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JP History: Historic plaque returns to JP post office

George Fifield and Michael Reiskind recently unveiled the return of the Eden of America Boston 200 plaque, which is now located on the side of the Jamaica Plain Post Office. Fifield, a Myrtle Street resident, saved the plaque 14 years ago when the old post office was demolished. Mayor Kevin White established the Boston...

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JP History: Maintaining Historical Character

July 27, 2018
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JP History: Maintaining Historical Character

The Jamaica Plain Branch Library was recently given a Boston Preservation Alliance’s 2018 Preservation Achievement Award honoring its success in keeping its historical character while undergoing a renovation. “Public buildings play a critical role in neighborhood success, and this is nowhere more apparent than in a library. But transforming a small, historic library into...

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Crowdfunding campaign to support Café in Mozart Park

July 27, 2018
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Boston Main Streets Foundation and Hyde Jackson Square Main Street are working to create a welcoming, vibrant, social Café in Mozart Park prior to their Teatro en el Parque live theater shows in July as well as before each outdoor Movies in Mozart show in August and September, according a press release. “We are extremely...

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Volunteer Woodland Care Day

July 27, 2018
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Volunteer Woodland Care Day

The Arborway Hillside Volunteer Woodland Care Day on July 14 had local residents come out to clear invasive plants from the area while Arborway Coalition re-usable bags were handed out. Courtesy Photos

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THE MAYOR ON MAIN

July 27, 2018
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THE MAYOR ON MAIN

The Mayor on Main trolley tour came to the JP Centre/South Main Streets District on July 10. Kacy Hughes was recognized as CSMS Volunteer of the Year, while Fresh Hair, which is owned by Joy Silverstein, won CSMS Business of the Year.   Courtesy Photos

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Letters:

July 27, 2018
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Legislature’s budget secures provision to protect LGBT elders from abuse and discrimination Included in the FY19 budget that the MA Legislature sent to the Governor this week is a provision that would require the development of a training curriculum for the delivery of accessible and appropriate aging services to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender...

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Community notices

July 26, 2018
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–The Jamaica Plain Artists Association, a group of artists who make and promote art in the Jamaica Plain community, is presenting its 2018 Member Exhibition at JP Licks, 659 Centre Street, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130.  The exhibition will run from July 17 – September 12, 2018 during the store’s normal business hours –The Franklin Park...

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A new idea for a path to a JP dog park

July 13, 2018
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Jamaica Plain dog owners are still searching for ways to establish an off-leash dog park in the neighborhood, and the most recent idea is to apply for Community Preservation Act (CPA) funds to pay for it. The CPA is a state law that was adopted in Boston by public referendum in the November 2016...

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Q. and A. with Bob Massie

July 13, 2018
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Q. and A. with Bob Massie

By Peter Shanley Gazette Staff Bob Massie is an author, activist, and former leader of several nonprofits who has overcome many challenges in life, including a battle with hemophilia. He is taking on Jay Gonzalez for the Democratic nomination for governor. The two candidates will face-off in the primary on Sept. 4. The Gazette...

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EDUCATION AWARDS

July 13, 2018
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EDUCATION AWARDS

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Fotógrafo de JP conoce a sus vecinos a través de retratos

July 13, 2018
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Un fotógrafo local ha iniciado un proyecto que captura las imágenes de residentes de Jamaica Plain en sus casas. Jake Belcher, un residente de JP durante ocho años, elaboró el plan hace cuatro años. Solicitó sujetos y un artista Roberto Chao respondió. Mientras Belcher lo fotografía, se enteró de que los hombres compartían una...

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Q. and A. with Jay Gonzalez

July 13, 2018
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Q. and A. with Jay Gonzalez

Jay Gonzalez is an attorney, the former secretary of administration and finance in the Patrick administration, and the former chair of the Massachusetts Board of Early Education and Care. He is taking on Bob Massie for the Democratic nomination for governor. The two candidates will face-off in the primary on Sept. 4. The Gazette...

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Upcoming Teatro en el Parque show

July 13, 2018
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By Emma Kahn Special to the Gazette Inside the basement of an unassuming community center in Jamaica Plain, magic is happening. There are two elements of the supernatural when it comes to Escena Latina Teatro’s production of the play, “Cumbia de mi Corazón:” the theme of the play, which deals with the afterlife, and...

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