Mixed reaction to Forest Hills bus canopy proposal

November 11, 2016
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Residents had mixed reactions to the 60 percent completed design of the Forest Hills bus stop canopy project, which was presented at a public meeting on Nov. 2 at English High School. The construction of the canopy is part of the Casey Arborway project. A previous meeting had been held in September, which presented...

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Artista de JP presenta su obra en South End

November 11, 2016
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Lonas de plástico salpicadas de pintura cubrieron el suelo de madera y en las paredes, grandes cuadros de personas en eventos sociales formales. El arte de Robert Freeman dio vida a un estudio simple en Waltham. “Quiero que la gente siente el cuadro. Como artista, me interesa ver cómo afecta el corazón...

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Energy and money savings thru partnership

November 11, 2016
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The Mildred C. Hailey Apartments received funding for replacement heating and hot water systems as a result of a partnership between Boston Housing Authority (BHA) and Action for Boston Community Development (ABCD), according to a press release. ABCD’s Low Income Multifamily Program (LIMF) program has provided BHA with funding to address its needs, in...

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Meeting scheduled for new Forest Hills development

November 11, 2016
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The Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) will host a public meeting regarding a recently submitted proposal to develop the Laz Parking Lot at Forest Hills into a mixed-use development. The meeting will be held on Nov. 30 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Saint Andrew Church at 24 Orchardhill Road in Jamaica Plain....

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City launches housing innovation competition for compact living units

November 11, 2016
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The City has released a request for proposal (RFP) for a housing innovation competition that encourages teams of architects, developers, and contractors to come up with new ways to build compact housing units, according to a press release. The housing innovation competition was designed as part of Mayor Martin Walsh’s goal to get Boston...

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Warren statue unveiled at cemetery

November 11, 2016
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Warren statue unveiled at cemetery

By Richard Heath Special to the Gazette A replica of the statue of Joseph Warren, which stood near Dudley Square from 1904 until 1966, was unveiled at Forest Hills Cemetery by the 6th Masonic District on Oct. 22. The bronze replica by sculptor Robert Shure was set up on a rock outcrop, which covers...

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JP artist Robert Freeman has South End show

November 11, 2016
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By Beth Treffeisen Special to the Gazette Tarps with splatters of paint covered the wooden floors as large canvasses filled with dressed up characters at various black and white social events lined the walls. Located within Robert Freeman’s studio in Waltham, the artwork made the otherwise simple room come to life. “I want people...

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Sights and Sounds, Nov. 11, 2016

November 11, 2016
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues. Nov. 22 for the Nov. 25 issue. Send listings to [email protected] Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Special events Franklin Park Coalition’s 5k Turkey Trot, Nov. 24, 9am. To run, walk, or become a sponsor, contact Franklin Park Coalition...

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Invitacion, Nov. 11, 2016

November 11, 2016
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El plazo para la sección de participación es al mediodía, martes, el 22 de noviembre para la edición del 25 de noviembre. Mande eventos a [email protected] Note: marca el 617 antes de los números que salen abajo. Reuniones Reunión para el mejoramiento de Franklin Park, jueves, 17 nov, 6pm. Cancha de golf William Devine,...

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JP Agenda, Nov. 11, 2016

November 11, 2016
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Version:1.0 StartHTML:0000000201 EndHTML:0000022971 StartFragment:0000003687 EndFragment:0000022935 SourceURL:file://localhost/Users/reporter_web/Desktop/JP%20Nov.%2011/Copy/EarlyNovJPAgenda.doc The deadline for listings is noon, Tues., Nov. 22 for the Nov. 25 issue. Send listings to [email protected] 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,...

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Letter: Counter argument

November 11, 2016
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In the Oct. 28 Jamaica Plain Gazette, Allen Spivack attacks the movement for Black Lives Matter statement for containing “virulently anti-Semitic language.” Apparently, he is referring to the terms “apartheid” and “genocide” used to describe Israeli policy and practice toward Palestinians. These terms have been used by many, including Palestinians, Israelis, and Jews to...

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Letter: Veterans Day

November 11, 2016
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Every year on Veterans Day, we reflect on the contributions and sacrifices of those men and women who have worn the cloth of this great nation. Countless ceremonies take place around the country as we honor our patriots who have protected our liberty by serving in the United States armed forces. As the director...

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Letter: A divided America

November 11, 2016
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We often talk about there being two Americas, the haves and have nots. The sad reality is that there is a division between the 99 percent. One half believes that there should be opportunity for all, that we should be a compassionate and enlightened nation, one that cares about the future of the planet...

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Letter: Lantern parade

November 11, 2016
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Spontaneous Celebrations’ 33rd Annual Lantern Parade around Jamaica Pond on Oct. 23 was JP at its best. Young parents who were brought to the event as children a generation ago had the doubled joy of sharing the whole experience with their own children—lighting their lanterns, showing off their costumes, trying the apple cider and...

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The 2016 Election – What’s on the Ballot?

November 4, 2016
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Q.1 Expanded Slot Machine Gambling This proposed law would allow the state Gaming Commission to issue one additional category 2 license which would permit operation of a gaming establishment with no table games and not more than 1,250 slot machines. The proposed law would authorize the Commission to request applications for additional license to...

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JPers vote Nov. 8 for President, local races, ballot questions

October 28, 2016
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Jamaica Plain voters will head to the polls Nov. 8 to help decide the Presidential contest, several local races, and five ballot questions. In the Presidential contest, voters will have four choices: Democrat Hillary Clinton (Tim Kaine for Vice President), Republican Donald Trump (Mike Pence for Vice President), Libertarian Gary Johnson (Bill Weld for...

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Book Vote

October 28, 2016
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Book Vote

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Developer officially files massive Forest Hills development

October 28, 2016
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Criterion Development Partners has filed a project notification form (PNF) with the Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) for a mixed-use development at the site of Laz Parking Lot called “The Residences at Forest Hills.” The project site is across the street from Forest Hills MBTA station, and roughly bounded by the Arborway, Orchardhill...

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JP forum fosters community debate on ballot questions

October 28, 2016
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Several local Democratic Ward committees held a forum on the five ballot questions that Jamaica Plain voters will help decide on Nov. 8. The most divisive question discussed surrounded the expansion of charters schools. About 50 people attended the forum, which took place at First Baptist Church in Jamaica Plain. Question 2 would authorize...

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Debate comunitario sobre las preguntas de votación

October 28, 2016
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Varios comités democráticos locales presentaron un foro sobre las cinco preguntas que los votantes de Jamaica Plain tendrán que contestar el 8 de noviembre. La pregunta más divisiva es la de la posible expansión de escuelas subvencionadas. Alrededor de 50 personas asistieron al foro, el cual se llevó a cabo en First Baptist Church...

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BPDA delays vote on Plan: JP/Rox study

October 28, 2016
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The Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) withdrew the Plan: JP/Rox planning study from the Oct. 20 BPDA board meeting after receiving letters from a coalition of neighborhood groups and elected officials asking it to do just that. “A coalition of neighborhood groups in the Plan: JP/Rox area asked the City to withdraw Plan:...

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MassDEP conducts site visit to 64 Allandale St.

October 28, 2016
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The state Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) conducted a site visit at 64 Allandale St. on Oct. 20 to weigh petitions from the developer of a proposed project at that property and opponents over the issue of wetlands, according to MassDEP spokesperson Joe Ferson. The site at 64 Allandale St. is on the border...

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JP Observer: Four important issues revisited

October 28, 2016
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Maybe all neighborhoods have them, but it seems like Jamaica Plain has more than its share of issues that don’t go away. Now is a good time to look at a few of the crises that have turned into problems for JP and our city, state, and nation. This column has addressed these topics...

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JP library renovation on schedule

October 28, 2016
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The renovation of the Jamaica Plain Branch Library is on schedule and is expected to reopen sometime is spring of 2017, according to Boston Public Library spokesperson Rosemary Lavery. She said in an email that the new addition facing South Street is “taking form” and that that will create a “more visible main entry...

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