Cobwebs set to close

November 25, 2017
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Cobwebs set to close

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Q. and A. with Rep. Sanchez about criminal justice reform

November 25, 2017
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The state House of Representatives recently passed a criminal justice reform bill. The bill includes more than 200 amendments to current laws that aim to increase equality within the criminal justice system. The Senate has also passed its own version of a criminal justice reform bill. The two bills will now head to a...

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Preguntas y respuestas con Sánchez sobre la reforma de la justicia penal

November 25, 2017
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La Cámara de Representantes estatal recientemente aprobó una ley de reforma de la justicia penal que incluye más de 200 enmiendas a leyes actuales que buscan aumentar la igualdad dentro del sistema penal. El Senado también ha aprobado su propia versión de una ley de reforma de la justicia penal. Las dos leyes se...

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Hinçman to create public art for JP library

November 25, 2017
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Jamaica Plain resident Matthew Hinçman has been selected by the City for a public art project at the recently renovated Jamaica Plain Branch of the Boston Public Library, according to a press release. Hinçman is a sculptor and educator whose pieces are generally found in public places. He is best known for two local...

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JP Observer: Community people participate in Alzheimer’s studies

November 25, 2017
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Not so long ago, it seems, getting Alzheimer’s disease (AD) was thought to be only a matter of fate. A person either came down with the chronic, debilitating disease—usually later in life—or didn’t.  Much about it was a mystery. Now a center just several stops from JP on the Route 39 bus in the...

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JP author pens books about leadership; the Holocaust

November 25, 2017
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Dr. Salvatore J. Tagliareni, a Jamaica Plain resident, has recently published a book highlighting his expertise about leadership called “Roving Leadership: Breaking through the Boundaries.” Dr. Tagliareni is a storyteller, writer, business, consultant, art dealer, and former Catholic priest. He developed a system called “roving leadership” based on the principle that leadership is fluid,...

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State Legislature passes LOOK bill

November 25, 2017
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The state Legislature passed a bill on Nov. 15 that updates existing law about educating English learners (EL) in the Commonwealth’s public schools, according to a press release. The bill, known as “An Act Relative to Language Opportunity for Our Kids” or LOOK, was passed unanimously in the Senate and was approved 155-1 in...

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Public Works responds to Hyde Square renovation concerns

November 25, 2017
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The Gazette published in its last issue a letter from two members of the Citizens’ Advisory Committee for the Centre and South Streets redesign who raised concerns about the ongoing renovation of Hyde Square. The Boston Public Works Department has issued a lengthy response to the letter. The Gazette is republishing the letter below...

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Invitacion, Nov. 24, 2017

November 25, 2017
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Plazo para calendario de eventos: martes, 5 dic para la edición del 8 dic. Mande eventos a reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Para los números abajo, el código de área es 617. Reuniones Quinta reunión sobre la construcción de Casey Arborway, presentada por MassDOT, miércoles, 6 dic, 6.30-8.30pm. Auditorio de English High School, 144 McBride St. Agenda: la...

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Sights and Sounds, Nov. 24, 2017

November 25, 2017
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues. Dec. 5 for the Dec. 8 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Special events Small Business Saturday, On Saturday  November 25, JP Centre/South Main Streets will  have Welcome Tables to support Small Business Saturday, the annual day that...

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Lawsuit over Bartlett II project ends; developer will re-file project

November 25, 2017
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The lawsuit over the proposed Bartlett II mixed-use development at 450-456 Amory St. has ended, as the parties involved agreed to have it dismissed. The developer, Chris DeSisto, told the Gazette he will not be going forward with the original proposal, but will instead re-file another project that includes an adjacent parcel he acquired....

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JP Agenda, Nov. 24, 2017

November 25, 2017
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues. Dec. 5 for the Dec. 8 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Meetings The Massachusetts Department of Transportation invites you to the Fifth Construction Update Meeting For the Casey Arborway Project, Wednesday, December 6....

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Trolley tour comes to JP on Dec. 2

November 25, 2017
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The “Mayor’s Enchanted Trolley Tour” will be coming to Jamaica Plain on Dec. 2, according to a press release. “Our holiday trolley tour and tree lightings provide some of the best family memories of the year, building community spirit throughout Boston and bringing a little extra joy to residents during the holiday season,” said...

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Mayor picks Marty Martinez for head of Health and Human Services

November 25, 2017
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Marty Martinez has been selected as the City’s new chief Health and Human Services, and will begin his position on Jan. 8, according to a press release. Martinez will fill the position formerly held by Felix G. Arroyo, who was fired over sexual harassment allegations. The Health and Human Services Cabinet promotes health and...

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Op-eds

November 25, 2017
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Creating homes and giving thanks By Mayor Martin Walsh Thanksgiving is not only a time to gather around the table with family, friends, and loved ones; it’s also a time to reflect on the year past and to consider all the things we have to be grateful for. I know I have a lot...

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Letters:

November 25, 2017
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Whose property rights count? On Wednesday evening (Nov. 15th) the Zoning Committee of the JPNC deliberated over development plans for two adjacent lots on Lamartine Street (279 and 281). The Committee rejected the plans by a margin of 9-3. The developer, Nikolaos Ligris, will now take his plans before the City of Boston’s Zoning...

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Walsh cruises to reelection victory, Jackson win’s JP

November 10, 2017
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Mayor Martin Walsh cruised to an easy reelection victory, defeating City Councilor Tito Jackson during the Nov. 7 general election, according to unofficial City results. About 28 percent of registered voters participated in the election. Walsh garnered 70,125 votes, or 65 percent of voters, while Jackson collected 36,433 votes, or 34 percent of voters....

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Q. and A. with Sen. Chang-Diaz about criminal justice reform

November 10, 2017
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The state Senate late last month passed legislation for criminal justice reform, which included the repeal of mandatory minimum sentences of some drug offenses and raising the age at which youths can be charged as adults, as well as other charges. Local state Sen. Sonia Chang-Diaz has been a vocal proponent for criminal justice...

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SLOW STREETS COME TO JP

November 10, 2017
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SLOW STREETS COME TO JP

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City grants $2 million for rec center project

November 10, 2017
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Mayor Martin Walsh, local elected officials including Jamaica Plain City Councilor Matt O’Malley, and local residents gathered at the corner of Columbus Avenue and Ritchie Street on Nov. 1 for an event at which the City announced it was giving a $2 million grant toward the proposed Jackson Square Recreational Center. Urban Edge, a...

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PMAC expande su red de voluntarios

November 10, 2017
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El comité de administración de parques de Southwest Corridor (PMAC) ha expandido su red de voluntarios, haciendo una campaña para aumentar la financiación de los parques estatales, y creando comunidad a través de programas voluntarios y de microsubsidios. Jennifer Leonard, la copresidenta de PMAC, dijo que la organización intenta mejorar relaciones raciales en un...

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PMAC is expanding volunteer network and engaging community

November 10, 2017
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The Southwest Corridor Park Management Advisory Committee has been busy expanding its network of volunteers, campaigning to increase funding to state parks, and building community through volunteer and mini-grant programs. Jennifer Leonard, co-chair of the Southwest Corridor Park Management Advisory Committee (PMAC), said that at a time when people feel as though the country...

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FPC Turkey Trot on Nov. 23

November 10, 2017
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The Franklin Park Coalition will host its fifth annual Turkey Trot fundraiser and holiday tradition on Thanksgiving morning on Nov. 23, according to a press release. The event is a 5K run/walk that has been enjoyed by nearly 1500 people, from park neighbors to visitors across the country. The race distinguishes itself from other...

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Upcoming 125 Amory St. meeting; JPNC writes BPDA asking for more affordability

November 10, 2017
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The Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) is hosting a community meeting to discuss a redevelopment proposal at 125 Amory St. on Nov. 27. Boston Housing Authority (BHA) owns the existing mid-rise building at 125 Amory St., which is federally subsidized and provides about 200 units of elderly and disabled public housing. Due to...

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