AG Healey joins other states to investigate opioid marketing

September 29, 2017
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By Seth Daniel Special to the Gazette Attorney General Maura Healey announced recently that her office has expanded an ongoing investigation into the marketing and sale of opioids to include multiple manufacturers of branded painkillers and three major drug distributors, but her entrance into the suit came a little too late for some in...

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JP Observer: More details, examples of Russian meddling needed

September 29, 2017
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We can be sure the Russians tampered with the presidential election in 2016. Our intelligence agencies and almost everyone in Congress, no matter their party, agree that Russia intervened and say they have evidence to back them up. On Jan. 6 this year, the Central Intelligence Agency, Federal Bureau of Investigation and the National...

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Crime Watch

September 29, 2017
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In September, a Jamaica Plain resident was sentenced for distributing cocaine and heroin for a Boston street gang, and a Boston Police sergeant detective at District E-13 pleaded guilty to making false statements to fly armed on personal trips. Francisco Arias, a distributor for Boston street gang Columbia Point Dawgs (CPD), was sentenced to...

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JP Agenda, Sept. 29, 2017

September 29, 2017
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues. Oct. 10 for the Oct. 13 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Meetings Forum with Candidates for Mayor and At-Large City Council, Oct. 4, English High School, 6-9pm. Public event. Info: Esther Kaplan at...

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Sights and Sounds, Sept. 29, 2017

September 29, 2017
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues. Oct. 10 for the Oct. 13 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Special events             Roslindale Day Parade – Sunday, October 1st, 1:00 p.m. stepping off from Washington and South Streets at Adams Park...

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Real Estate Today: State of the JP market

September 29, 2017
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The state of the local real estate market always seems to be of concern to residents of Jamaica Plain and beyond. As Jamaica Plain becomes an increasingly popular neighborhood, the Gazette reached out to local real estate agents to find out the latest updates. In recent years, Jamaica Plain has been a seller’s market....

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Real Estate Today: Judge issues mixed ruling in 64 Allandale St. lawsuit

September 29, 2017
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A judge has issued a split ruling over the City’s motion to dismiss the lawsuit by a group of abutters–Carl Tremblay, Jacqueline Lees, Stephen P. Bell, Mary Reed, and Elizabeth Bowen Donovan—over the 64 Allandale St. project. The ruling, issued by Judge Paul D. Wilson of the Suffolk Superior Court on Sept. 18, denied...

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Real Estate Today: BPDA to host meetings on General Heath Apartments proposal

September 29, 2017
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The Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) will host back-to-back public meetings on the General Heath Square Apartments project on Oct. 17 at the Julia Martin House at 90 Bickford St. From 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., BPDA will hold an impact advisory group (IAG) meeting on the project. Following that meeting, a general...

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Real Estate Today: ZBA approves 250 Centre St.

September 29, 2017
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The City’s Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) during an Aug. 29 hearing approved several variances for the proposed mixed-used, mixed-income development 250 Centre St. project, according to Inspectional Services Department (ISD) spokesperson Lisa Timberlake. ISD oversees the ZBA. The Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council’s Zoning Committee during an Aug. 16 meeting voted unanimously in support...

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Letters:

September 29, 2017
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It’s time for automatic voter registration If you’re like me, you’re wondering what is happening to our country right now. I have been riding this rollercoaster of anger, sadness, and a desire to take action since last November. We’re very fortunate to live in a city where people can protest relatively safely in the...

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Obituary: Kathleen Williams, former JP resident, dies

September 29, 2017
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Kathleen (Bills) Williams, a former Jamaica Plain resident, died on Sept. 21. She was 66. Beloved mother of Tracey Bills and Eric Bills. Grandmother (Nannie) of Terisa Acevedo, Christina Collazo, Taitiana Collazo, Marcus Bills, Alyssa Bills, Anthony Bills, Joshua Bills and Stephanie Bowman. Great grandmother to Kalvin Cromwell and Ava Rivera.

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Obituary: Tasia J. Stamatos, JP resident, dies

September 29, 2017
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Obituary: Tasia J. Stamatos, JP resident, dies

Tasia J. Stamatos of Jamaica Plain died on Sept. 20. Beloved wife of James C. Stamatos. Loving mother of Christ J. of Jamaica Plain, George J. & his wife Xiomara and Nicholas J. & his wife Dawn all of Foxboro and Areti J. Stamatos-Gomez & her husband Jose of Jamaica Plain. Sister of Anthony Koutras...

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Obituary: Lorraine Roth, who had deep ties to JP, dies

September 29, 2017
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Obituary: Lorraine Roth, who had deep ties to JP, dies

Lorraine (Blake) Roth died on Aug. 20, surrounded by family in her beloved Pond Ave., Brookline home fronting the Emerald Necklace parkland near Jamaica Pond, where she took daily walks for more than 40 years, even when she needed two canes and someone to assist her in recent years. She was 93. A memorial...

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Invitacion, Sept. 29, 2017

September 29, 2017
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Plazo para calendario de eventos: martes, 10 oct para la edición del 13 octubre. Mande eventos a reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Para los números abajo, el código de área es 617. Reuniones Foro con candidatos a Alcalde y Consejero Municipal General, 4 oct, English High School, 6-9pm. Evento público. Información: Esther Kaplan, 530-0734 o EKap1222@gmail.com Reunión anual...

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Op-Ed: How we’re recognizing recovery month

September 29, 2017
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By Mayor Martin Walsh I wouldn’t be where I am today without the recovery community—and I know many other Bostonians have had the same experience as me. That’s why it’s so important we create strong pathways to recovery, and why I’m proud Boston recognizes September as Recovery Month here in our city. Recovery Month...

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Op-ed: Fall Legislative Update: Community Prosperity Through Behavioral Health

September 29, 2017
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By Local State Rep. Liz Malia This legislative session, the Massachusetts Legislature is tackling criminal justice reform. Presently, our penal system is riddled with policies that ruin lives for non-violent offenses, do nothing to prevent future imprisonment, and make it nearly impossible for people to get and stay on a path to future success...

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Obituary: Tasia J. Stamatos

September 22, 2017
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Tasia J. Stamatos Of Jamaica Plain died on Sept. 20. Beloved wife of James C. Stamatos. Loving mother of Christ J. of Jamaica Plain, George J. & his wife Xiomara and Nicholas J. & his wife Dawn all of Foxboro and Areti J. Stamatos-Gomez & her husband Jose of Jamaica Plain. Sister of Anthony Koutras...

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Local organizations against rescinding DACA

September 21, 2017
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The City of Boston and local organizations have denounced the federal government’s recent decision to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, deeming it “cruel” and a “betrayal.” DACA, a program put in place by President Obama by means of an executive order, protects nearly 800,000 undocumented immigrants who were brought to...

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No ruling on Allandale lawsuit

September 21, 2017
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After a hearing was held on Sept. 7, the Suffolk Country Superior Court has not yet issued a ruling over the City of Boston’s motion to dismiss a lawsuit by a group of abutters over the 64 Allandale St. project. The hearing was the first pre-trial hearing in the Allandale Woods Coalition lawsuit against...

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SUMMER HOT DOG NIGHTS

September 21, 2017
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SUMMER HOT DOG NIGHTS

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JPers head to the polls on Sept. 26

September 21, 2017
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Jamaica Plain voters will head to the polls on Sept. 26 for the City’s preliminary election to help decide which mayoral candidates will move on the November general election. Mayor Martin Walsh is facing off against three challengers: City Councilor Tito Jackson, Robert Cappucci, and Joseph A. Wiley. The top two vote getters in...

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Ward 10 Democrats endorse Walsh for mayor

September 21, 2017
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The Ward 10 Democratic Committee, which covers a portion of Jamaica Plain, has unanimously endorsed Mayor Marty Walsh for re-election, according to a press release. The committee cited Walsh’s “record of building affordable housing, creating good paying jobs, and ensuring every child gets a quality education,” as reasons for their endorsement, according to the...

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City, BPS teachers reach agreement on contract

September 21, 2017
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After an 18-month negotiation, the Boston Public Schools and Boston Teachers Union have reached an agreement on a two-year contract, according to a press release. The agreement includes improvements to wages, parental leave policies, and hiring processes. The contract, which retroactively covers the 2016 to 2017 school year as well as the 2017 to...

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JP Agenda, Sept. 15, 2017

September 21, 2017
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues. Sept. 26 for the Sept. 29 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. 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, 3347 Washington St. Info: Liana Poston,...

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