Trustees Announce First Annual Jamaica Plain Garden Tour

July 13, 2018
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The first annual Jamaica Plain Garden Tour will take place on July 14 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., according to a press release. The tour will give guests access to over 20 private gardens in Sumner Hill and Central neighborhoods of Jamaica Plain. In coming years, the Trustees plan to expand the tour...

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Here’s Looking at You, JP/Give Me a Brake – and a License Plate Game

July 13, 2018
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By Gustaf Berger Special to the Gazette We surrender ourselves to “Gypsy,” our unerring GPS, to guide us from Boston to a friend’s home in Brooklyn. What can go wrong? We let her doze until we near New York, where we wake her up and follow her dulcet tones to – Brookville, Long Island!...

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City to host JP/Rox transportation meeting

July 13, 2018
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The City will hold a JP/Rox transportation meeting on July 17 at English High School from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The Plan: JP/Rox study, which was approved by the BPDA board last year, had already discussed transportation at length as part of its planning. Major points of discussion in that process were about...

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Local photographer captures residents of Jamaica Plain

July 13, 2018
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Local photographer captures residents of Jamaica Plain

A local Jamaica Plain photographer has launched a project to document and connect with neighbors by photographing them in their homes. Jake Belcher, an eight-year resident of JP, came up with the idea for JP Neighbors about four years ago. Belcher posted an open call for portrait subjects, and an artist named Roberto Chao...

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Local organizations and public servants advocate for transgender rights

July 13, 2018
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JP Forum and Freedom for All Massachusetts recently held an event at First Church JP to urge residents to vote yes on a ballot question in this November’s election that would protect legislation that prevents discrimination against transgender people. The ballot question this November will be the first time a state votes to defend...

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Sights and Sounds, July 13, 2018

July 13, 2018
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues. July 24 for the July 27 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Arts, music, and culture Park Arts Children’s Workshops, Fridays July 13, 20, 27 Mozart Street Playground, Jamaica Plain. Sharon Berke, “Rearrangements: Paintings and Collages” at Fresh Hair, 62 South St....

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JP Agenda, July 13, 2018

July 13, 2018
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues. July 24 for the July 27 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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West Nile Virus found in JP

July 13, 2018
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The Boston Public Health Commission (BPHC) announced on June 6 that a mosquito pool in Jamaica Plain has tested positive for West Nile Virus (WNV), according to a press release. “It is typical to find West Nile Virus in Boston at this time of year due to the periods of hot weather,” said BPHC...

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CATCH & RELEASE FISHING DERBY

July 13, 2018
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CATCH & RELEASE FISHING DERBY

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Invitacion, July 13, 2018

July 13, 2018
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Plazo para calendario de eventos: martes, 24 de julio para la edición del 27 de julio. Mande eventos a reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Para los números abajo, el código de área es 617. Reuniones Plan de Acción de Trasporte JP/Rox, tercera reunión pública, 17 jul, 6.30-8.30, en la cafetería de English High School, 144 McBride St. ESNA,...

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JAMAICA PLAIN PORCHFEST

July 13, 2018
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JAMAICA PLAIN PORCHFEST

The Jamaica Plain Porchfest celebrated its fifth anniversary on July 7 with more than 150 bands on 90 porches.

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TROLLEY TOUR

July 13, 2018
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TROLLEY TOUR

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NEW JP CAMPAIGN OFFICE

July 13, 2018
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NEW JP CAMPAIGN OFFICE

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Obituary: Michael C. Monk, former longtime JP resident, dies

July 13, 2018
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Obituary: Michael C. Monk, former longtime JP resident, dies

Michael C. Monk of Hingham, formerly a longtime resident of Jamaica Plain, died on June 30. Mike was born in Boston to the late Carl and H. Josephine Monk. He attended Jamaica Plain High School, Wentworth and Lowell Tech. He was a member of The IBEW and worked for many years as an Electrical...

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SAVE OUR NEIGHBORHOOD MARCH

July 13, 2018
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SAVE OUR NEIGHBORHOOD MARCH

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DES LINDEN DAY

July 13, 2018
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DES LINDEN DAY

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Letters:

July 13, 2018
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Rep. Malia unresponsiveness In the June 8 Gazette article on a state rep forum, Malia “highlighted how proud she was of being reachable and responsive.” As a public health advocate and concerned citizen, I am concerned about a MassHealth (Medicaid) administrative policy that approves payments for unnecessary medical services. This violates state and federal...

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Op-ed: Massachusetts Faces Crisis in Community Based Reentry

July 13, 2018
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By Rep. Liz Malia and John Larivee Community residents, advocates and legislators worked hard on passing a comprehensive criminal justice reform bill this spring.   The goal of the bill is to divert more people into treatment instead of prison, make jails more humane, and reduce recidivism. The vast majority of people in prison will...

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Op-ed: Why we are endorsing Rollins for DA

July 13, 2018
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By JP Progressives Steering Committee After finally passing a comprehensive criminal justice reform bill this past Spring, the next step in the fight against mass incarceration is to ensure these reforms are implemented by electing a progressive District Attorney in Suffolk County. As the ACLU “What a Difference a DA Makes” campaign has noted,...

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Community Notice: Arborway Hillside Volunteer Day

July 12, 2018
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Please save the date: July 14, 9:30 AM, & join in the next neighborhood volunteer opportunity on the Arborway Hillside. Meet at the upper Arborway, at the path entry across from St. Rose Street. As part of our ongoing stewardship of this special place, we will be clearing the hillside trail and removing invasive...

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City Council adopts, mayor signs amended short-term rental ordinance

June 22, 2018
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By Seth Daniel Special to the Gazette The City Council voted on June 13 to adopt Mayor Martin Walsh’s amended short-term rental ordinance by a vote of 11-2, eliminating the controversial investor units that have been described as “de facto hotels,” but also giving some new leeway to owner-occupants to rent out their units...

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Q. and A. with U.S. Rep. Capuano

June 22, 2018
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Q. and A. with U.S. Rep. Capuano

U.S. Rep. Mike Capuano (7th District) was first elected to Congress in 1998 and is a member of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, and the Financial Services Committee. He is running for re-election this year and is facing Boston City Councilor Ayanna Pressley in the Sept. 4 Democratic primary election....

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NEW BUS CANOPY

June 22, 2018
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NEW BUS CANOPY

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Q. and A. with Councilor Pressley

June 22, 2018
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Q. and A. with Councilor Pressley

At-Large City Councilor Ayanna Pressley was first voted to the Boston City Council in 2009, becoming the first woman of color to be elected to that body. She is now part of a wave of candidates challenging incumbent Democrats across the country. Her aim is to unseat U.S. Rep. Mike Capuano (7th District) in...

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