Q. and A. with co-founder of Omega Theater, which is celebrating 50 years

May 25, 2018
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Q. and A. with co-founder of Omega Theater, which is celebrating 50 years

Omega Theater (Theater Workshop Boston, Inc.) is a small, nonprofit organization founded 50 years ago to develop original plays and experiment with audience/actor relationships within the environmental theater genre of the time. The two founders and artistic directors wanted to create plays that would awaken their audiences to important socio-political issues about which they...

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Residentes quieren aceras más anchas, intersecciones más seguras en Centre y South

May 25, 2018
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En una reunión pública presentada por el Departamento de Transporte de Boston (BTD) el 14 de mayo, aproximadamente 30 residentes congregaron para aprender sobre el horario de diseño y contribuir ideas y quejas sobre el proyecto de Centre y South Streets entre Jackson Square y Forest Hills. Por lo general, los residentes querían más...

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Dorchester man arrested for double murder in Jackson Square

May 25, 2018
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Wilvin Guity, a 28-year-old Dorchester man, has been charged with the shooting deaths of 23-year-old Christopher Joyce and 58-year-old Clayborn Blair on May 4 in Jackson Square, according to the Suffolk County District Attorney’s (DA) Office. Joyce was a college student who would have graduated last weekend, while Blair was a father of three....

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Boston gang member pleads guilty to distributing crack cocaine at Mildred Hailey Apartments

May 25, 2018
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In a federal court, Jarrod “Rizz” Simmons, 21, pleaded guilty to distributing crack cocaine at Mildred C. Hailey Apartments, according to a press release. Simmons will face sentencing on July 31, 2018. According to the press release, following a two-year investigation, Simmons and eight co-defendants were charged in January of 2018 in connection with...

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JP Observer: What’s in a name? When it comes to public schools, we need some new ones

May 25, 2018
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Riding a wave of new awareness that women and people of color have been unjustly ignored by prominent institutions, the Boston Women’s Heritage Trail (BWHT) is advocating that some schools in the Boston school system be renamed for accomplished women and/or people of color. An audit done by BWHT shows that about 10 public...

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PRINCIPAL OF THE YEAR

May 25, 2018
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PRINCIPAL OF THE YEAR

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Lack of participation in the City’s Payment in Lieu of Taxes program upsets City Council

May 25, 2018
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By Beth Treffeisen Special to the Gazette After seeing a decline in participation in the City’s Payments in Lieu of Taxes PILOT agreement with tax-exempt institutions, Councilors Lydia Edwards and Annissa Essaibi-George filed a hearing order during a May 9 City Council meeting to give a nudge to these institutions to contribute more to...

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Sights and Sounds, May 25, 2018

May 25, 2018
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues. June 5 for the June 8 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Special events Self Esteem Boston’s 25th Gala Anniversary Dinner and Celebration, Fri. June 1 at Hyatt Regency Boston, One Avenue de Lafayette,...

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CLEAN-UP OF THE ARBORWAY HILLSIDE

May 25, 2018
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CLEAN-UP OF THE ARBORWAY HILLSIDE

The Arborway Coalition hosted a clean-up on May 6 of the Arborway Hillside, which is located across the Arborway from the Arnold Arboretum, between the main Arborway parkway and the residential upper Arborway, near the intersection of Arborway and Saint Rose Street. The coalition picked up trash, refreshed the stakes to mark the locations...

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CITY LIFE/VIDA URBANA ANNIVERSARY

May 25, 2018
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CITY LIFE/VIDA URBANA ANNIVERSARY

Courtesy Photos City Life/Vida Urbana, a Jamaica Plain-based housing justice organization, held its 45th anniversary celebration May 19 at the Melkite Cathedral. More than 250 people attended the event, which was called “Uprise.” “We are really proud to both be fighting in the short term to make sure that everybody that walks through our...

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JP Agenda, May 25, 2018

May 25, 2018
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues. June 5 for the June 8 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Meetings Mayor Walsh Office Hours, Thurs. May 31 at Mozart St. Playground, 10 Mozart St. Jamaica Plain. Complimentary coffee and breakfast. 9:30am-10:30am....

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Invitacion, May 25, 2018

May 25, 2018
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Plazo para calendario de eventos: martes, 5 de junio para la edición del 8 de junio. Mande eventos a reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Para los números abajo, el código de área es 617. Reuniones El Comité de Servicio Público, JPNC, martes, 5 jun, 7pm, Curtis Hall, 20 South Street. Agenda: petición de Happy Market and Spirits en 128 South...

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City Council extends sandwich board signs program

May 25, 2018
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By Beth Treffeisen Special to the Gazette More work has yet to be done to figure out the rules and regulations governing sandwich board signs in Beacon Hill and the Back Bay. After two years of hearings and working sessions, the City Council voted to continue the pilot program for another year to work...

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HONORED

May 25, 2018
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HONORED

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City Council notes

May 25, 2018
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By Beth Treffeisen Special to the Gazette The City Council met on Wednesday, May 9 for a public hearing at City Hall. Liquor Licenses Government Operations Committee Chair Mike Flaherty and City Councilor Ayanna Pressley, sponsor of the bill, reported back to the City Council regarding a home-rule petition for a special law to...

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HELPING OTHERS

May 25, 2018
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HELPING OTHERS

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LILAC SUNDAY AT THE ARNOLD ARBORETUM

May 25, 2018
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LILAC SUNDAY AT THE ARNOLD ARBORETUM

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Letters:

May 25, 2018
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Thank you, Jeffrey Sanchez 118 members of the “Lift the Cap on Kids” Coalition including my organization, Poor Peoples United Fund, and I would like to thank my representative Chairman of House Ways and Means, Jeffrey Sanchez, for ensuring passage of benefits to 8700 babies currently excluded from Transitional Assistance to Families with Dependent...

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Op-eds:

May 25, 2018
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Boston’s newest cultural district will celebrate and honor city’s Latin Quarter By Mayor Martin Walsh Hyde Square has grown, changed, and embarked on many journeys over the years. Thanks to its new designation as the Latin Quarter Cultural District by the Mass Cultural Council, and a $100,000 Our Town grant by the National Endowment...

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Zoning Committee deadlocks on 106 Forest Hills St. development

May 11, 2018
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Abutters were angry and committee members were divided at a Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council’s (JPNC) Zoning Committee meeting on May 2 regarding a proposed development of a 13,000-square-foot residential building at 106 Forest Hills St. The proposed project would demolish an existing building to build a new one with nine residential units and 10...

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Battle continues between City Realty, Washington St. business

May 11, 2018
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The battle is continuing between El Embajador Dominican Restaurant, which is located at 3371 Washington St., and its landlord, City Realty, over lease negotiations. The Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development Corporation (JPNDC) is saying that City Realty is attempting to “flip” the property, by selling for a 80 percent profit on what City Realty originally...

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WAKE UP THE EARTH

May 11, 2018
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WAKE UP THE EARTH

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Two men fatally shot in Jackson Square

May 11, 2018
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Boston Police Department (BPD) officers responded to shots fired in the area of the Mildred C. Hailey Apartments on May 4 and found two men—23-year-old Christopher Joyce and 58-year-old Clayborn Blair—suffering from gunshot wounds that turned out to be fatal. The police activity continued the next day with officers arresting three suspects in the...

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Punto muerto acerca del proyecto de 106 Forest Hills Street

May 11, 2018
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Miembros del Comité de Urbanización y vecinos se enfrentaron en una reunión de JPNC el 2 de mayo respecto al propuesto desarrollo de un edificio residencial de 1.200 metros cuadrados en 106 Forest Hills St. El propuesto proyecto demuele un edificio existente para construir uno nuevo con nueve unidades residenciales y 10 lugares de...

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