Majority of residents, officials support naming Hyde/Jackson ‘Latin Quarter’ during hearing

April 15, 2016
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The vast majority of attendees at an April 4 City Council committee hearing were in favor of a measure designating the Hyde Square and Jackson Square area as “Boston’s Latin Quarter.” The effort to name the area is being spearheaded by the Hyde Square Task Force (HSTF), a youth-oriented nonprofit that has many Latino...

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La mayoría de los residentes apoyan “Barrio Latino” durante una audiencia

April 15, 2016
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La gran mayoría de los asistentes en la audiencia del comité del ayuntamiento el 4 de abril apoyaron una medida que designaría Hyde Square y Jackson Square como “Boston’s Latin Quarter” (o el barrio latino de Boston en español.) El esfuerzo está encabezado por el Hyde Square Task Force (HSTF), una organización sin fines...

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JPNC election is April 30

April 15, 2016
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The Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council election will be held Sat., April 30, with polling places at: the Harvest Co-op (3815 Washington St.); J.P. Licks (659 Centre St.); and Stop & Shop (301 Centre St.). Polls will be open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Any JP resident 16 or older can vote. Voters should bring...

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School Committee approves budget

April 15, 2016
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The Boston School Committee last month passed the budget for fiscal year 2017 in a 5-2 vote, according to a press release. The budget process has been a contentious one with thousands of students staging a walk-out to protest cuts in funding. Some of the funding was restored after the protest. The new budget...

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Developer files mixed-use project for Green/Washington intersection

April 15, 2016
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Developer Mordechai Levin has plans for an $18 million mixed-use development at the intersection of Washington and Green streets, according to the project notification form (PNF) filed with the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA). Levin is a well-known developer in Jamaica Plain who was behind the development of the Stop & Shop and the new...

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Disturbance leads to arrests

April 15, 2016
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Boston Police Department (BPD) officers responded on April 3 to a report of a disturbance in Egleston Square that led to the arrest of two people on gun and drug charges, according to bpdnews.com Officers responded to 3148 Washington St. at around 10:20 a.m. on April 3 to a report of a disturbance. They...

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GROWING PAINS

April 15, 2016
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GROWING PAINS

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Invitacion, April 15, 2016

April 15, 2016
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El plazo para la sección de participación es al mediodía, martes, 26 abr para la edición del 29 abr. Mande eventos a reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: marca el 617 antes de los números que salen abajo. Reuniones Los amigos del bosque Allendale, celebración del Día de la Tierra y reunión anual de la primavera. Sábado, 23...

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JP Agenda, April 15, 2016

April 15, 2016
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues., Apr. 26 for the Apr. 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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AWARD WINNER

April 15, 2016
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AWARD WINNER

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JP resident pens petition for transgender pronoun accuracy

April 15, 2016
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Jamaica Plain resident Evan Greer is seeking signatures for a petition asking for major news outlet editors to mandate a policy of correctly labeling transgender people according to their preferred pronoun after she was misidentified in an interview. Greer is the campaign director of Fight for the Future (FFTF), which is a viral digital...

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Sights and Sounds, April 15, 2016

April 15, 2016
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues. Apr. 26 for the Apr. 29 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Special events Wake Up the Earth Parade, Sat., May 7, parade assembles 10:30 a.m. at Curtis Hall. Off-site parade workshops ($110-$150) to...

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New pizza place opens on Green Street

April 15, 2016
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New pizza place opens on Green Street

A new restaurant specializing in pizza and that will serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner has opened at 154 Green St. across from the Green Street T Station. The Gazette met on April 1 with chef Brad Brown, the owner of La Rana Rossa, and spoke with him about the new establishment. Brown also owns...

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ONEin3 COUNCIL

April 15, 2016
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ONEin3 COUNCIL

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A VISIT TO THE FARNSWORTH HOUSE

April 15, 2016
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A VISIT TO THE FARNSWORTH HOUSE

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Another meeting scheduled for 64 Allandale St. project

April 15, 2016
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A second meeting has been scheduled for the controversial proposed development at 64 Allandale St. The developer is expected to present a revised design for the project at the meeting. The Boston Redevelopment Authority will host the meeting April 25 at the Roche Community Center in West Roxbury. (See: Agenda) The property at 64...

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BRA looks to spruce up image

April 15, 2016
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The Boston Redevelopment Authority is looking in the mirror and it doesn’t like what it is seeing. It’s time for a makeover. The City announced last month that the BRA will be getting a “strategic advisor” to help the authority develop an “organizational identity” and “brand strategy,” according to a press release. A request...

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S. Huntington Ave. guidelines approved

April 15, 2016
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The S. Huntington Avenue guidelines are now officially part of the City zoning after the Zoning Commission approved them on March 9 and Mayor Martin Walsh signed them days later, according to City officials. The guidelines address the types of developments preferred by the community for the S. Huntington Avenue corridor. The guidelines are...

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VIGIL OF SUPPORT

April 15, 2016
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VIGIL OF SUPPORT

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Op-Ed: Motor vehicle license suspension repeal

April 15, 2016
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By Local State Rep. Liz Malia On March 30, the governor signed into law An Act relative to motor vehicle license suspension, an important reform of our criminal justice system. Previously in Massachusetts, individuals convicted of a non-violent drug offense automatically lost their licenses for up to five years, and faced a reinstatement fee...

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Letter: Airplane noise is a nuisance

April 15, 2016
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Being awoken at 5:04 a.m. by the thunderous noise of jetliners over JP has become intolerable. That’s the earliest I’ve experienced. The next was 5:08am. Many times the jets can be heard every 90 seconds, which is the time between takeoffs at Logan Airport. We must let Massport and the Federal Aviation Administration know...

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Letter: Bicon Dental is ‘a pillar’ of the neighborhood

April 15, 2016
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The latest flap over its occupancy permit is yet another salvo in a long-running smear campaign against Bicon Dental Implants by a group of narrow-minded neighbors. As I have noted in past letters of support to the City’s Inspectional Services Department (ISD), Bicon has become a pillar of the neighborhood. They first turned a...

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Letter: Lyme patients need care, not more bills

April 15, 2016
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I have been following the news about the hardships suffered by those with chronic Lyme disease when the insurance companies deny payment for their needed medicine. As if their physical suffering was not enough, these patients have the burden of paying out-of- pocket for the special antibiotics they need to get healthy. This is...

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Obituary: Oscar Giraud, a former JP resident, dies

April 6, 2016
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Obituary: Oscar Giraud, a former JP resident, dies

Oscar D. Giraud, Sr., a former Jamaica Plain resident, died on March 25. He was 87. Giraud is survived by his ex-wife Zoila Giraud and his children, Ingrid, Jeannette, Oscar Jr. and Omar Giraud, Miriam Rodrigues and Irene McGill. He is also survived by many grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. A Memorial Mass...

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