3200 Washington St. project sold

October 28, 2016
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The 3200 Washington St. project was sold to Berkeley Investments and Nixdorf Family for $6.2 million last month, but the original development team is keeping the Montebello Road portion of the project and developing it under a new City program. Dan Mangiacotti and Paul Iantosca had planned to build a 76-unit development project at...

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Roslindale Neighbors: New director of RVMS settles in

October 28, 2016
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Alia Hamada Forrest has recently been promoted to executive director of Roslindale Village Main Street (RVMS) from her previous position as programs manager. Having found a different job at the end of August, the previous director resigned, leaving Forrest to take over on Sept. 12. Forrest had been working at RVMS as a program...

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Roslindale Neighbors: RVMS check-in

October 28, 2016
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Preparing for holiday season celebrations and working to fill the vacant storefronts in the area are some of the items on the agenda for Roslindale Village Main Street (RVMS). Alia Hamada Forrest, the new executive director of RMVS, said that the organization’s biggest challenge this year will be tackling the problem of Roslindale’s vacant...

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Roslindale Neighbors: Rozzie councilor helping create college engagement office

October 28, 2016
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By Beth Treffeisen Special to the Gazette In an effort to increase collaboration, communication, and partnerships between the colleges and universities, the City of Boston, and various nonprofits throughout the city, Roslindale City Councilor Tim McCarthy is working with the other members of the Council to create a College and University Engagement Office. The...

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Roslindale Neighbors

October 28, 2016
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Sights and Sounds, Oct. 28, 2016

October 28, 2016
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues. Nov. 8 for the Nov. 11 issue. Send listings to [email protected] Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Special events Day of the Dead Celebration, Sat. Oct. 29, 10:30am. Meet at the Roslindale Square Farmers Market Kids’ area at 10am for...

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JP Agenda, Oct. 28, 2016

October 28, 2016
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues., Nov. 8 for the Nov. 11 issue. Send listings to [email protected] Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Meetings Public Service Committee of JPNC monthly meeting on Tues. Nov. 1 at 7pm at Curtis Hall, 20 South St. Forest Hills...

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Obituary: Marie McLaughlin, a longtime JP resident, dies

October 28, 2016
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Marie McLaughlin, a long-time Jamaica Plain resident, died peacefully surrounded by her adoring family on Oct. 5 in Plymouth. She was 82. She was a woman who thrived on life; a generous mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother who passed her commitment to equality and fairness down through generations. Her actions throughout her life portray a...

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Obituary: Edward Foch, former JP resident and owner of Callahan’s Men’s Stores, dies

October 28, 2016
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Obituary: Edward Foch, former JP resident and owner of Callahan’s Men’s Stores, dies

Edward Foch of Hingham, formerly of Dedham and Jamaica Plain, died on Sept. 27 surrounded by his loving family. Ed owned and operated Callahan’s Men’s Stores in both Jamaica Plain and Roxbury. He was a World War II veteran serving with the United States Army and was the proud recipient of many military service...

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Invitacion, Oct. 28 2016

October 28, 2016
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El plazo para la sección de participación es al mediodía, martes, el 8 de noviembre para la edición del 11 de noviembre. Mande eventos a [email protected] Note: marca el 617 antes de los números que salen abajo. Reuniones Forest Hills Bus Canopy Project, reunión pública. Miércoles, 2 nov, 6:30-8:30p, English High School, 144 McBride...

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Letter: How much hate language is OK?

October 28, 2016
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The Oct. 14 edition of the Jamaica Plain Gazette carried a photo on page 4 of the monthly Black Lives Matter (BLM) vigil held in front of the First Baptist Church. The primary BLM issue of ongoing police violence against Black men in this country absolutely needs our immediate attention. That said, the BLM...

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A Democrat for Bedell

October 28, 2016
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I’m a proud Democrat, and an ardent supporter of Hillary Clinton for President. In my 13 years as an eligible voter, I have rarely voted for someone other than the Democratic nominee for any position up or down the ballot. On Nov. 8, though, I will be casting my vote for state representative for...

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Letter: JP voters face a clear choice on Question 2

October 28, 2016
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On Nov. 8, Baystaters will face a decision that could impact our public education system for years to come. If approved, Question 2 would allow for the creation of up to 12 new charter schools per year.  Massachusetts charter schools drain funds from public school systems.  For the 2017 fiscal year alone, Boston Public...

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Protesters take center stage during the BRA rename unveiling

October 14, 2016
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By Beth Treffeisen Gazette Staff During the unveiling ceremony on Sept. 27 for the Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA), formally known as the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA), protesters took center stage, sporting a sign with the agency’s new logo next to that read, “Boston Planned Displacement Agency.” The event that took place under...

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Protesters stage ‘die-in’ at Plan: JP/ROX meeting

October 14, 2016
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Protesters staged a “die-in” at the last scheduled community meeting for the Plan: JP/Rox corridor study, which took place on Sept. 21 at the English High School. Posters were placed around the room and residents filed into English High School’s cafeteria to discuss the final draft of the Plan: JP/Rox study with Boston Planning...

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Honored

October 14, 2016
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ZBA hearing on 64 Allandale St. project deferred

October 14, 2016
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The developer of the 64 Allandale St. project asked, and was granted, a deferral during a Sept. 27 Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) hearing on variances the project needs. The project is now expected to go before the ZBA in December. The site at 64 Allandale St. is on the border of West Roxbury...

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Manifestantes dominan la reunión de JP/Rox

October 14, 2016
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El 21 de septiembre, aparecieron carteles en la cafetería de English High School mientras residentes entraban para el último evento comunitario planeado para el proceso de Plan JP/Rox. El proceso de 15 meses culminó en una fiesta casual anticlimática con galletas y queso. Hasta había empleados de Boston Redevelopment Authority mezclándose con la gente....

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Call 311 for recovery

October 14, 2016
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A new hotline support system has been launched to help people struggling with substance use and addiction to access recovery resources, according to a press release. Now anyone in Boston can call 311 24/7 for any level of substance use/addiction treatment, recovery-related support services for friends and family, and answers to general questions related...

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Self-driving cars in Boston’s future

October 14, 2016
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Moves are being made by the City to explore the potential use of self-driving vehicles in Boston, according to a press release. A new program has been launched as a collaboration between Boston Transportation Department and the Mayor’s Office of New Urban Mechanics in partnership with the World Economic Forum. The program includes a...

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Man fatally shot in Jackson Square

October 14, 2016
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A 42-year-old male was fatally shot at the Mildred C. Hailey Apartments in Jackson Square on Sept. 27, according to bpdnews.com. Boston Police Department (BPD) officers responded to a report of a person shot at the housing development around 12:56 a.m. on Sept. 27. Officers found a male victim suffering from gunshot wounds. He...

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JP man fatally shot in Egleston Square

October 14, 2016
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A 20-year-old male was fatally shot in Egleston Square on Oct. 8, according to bpdnews.com. Boston Police Department (BPD) officers responded to a report of a person shot in the area of 2044 Columbus Ave. around 10:56 p.m. on Oct. 8. Officers found a male victim, later identified as Carlos Lind of Jamaica Plain,...

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Racial discrimination allegation leads to settlement with local establishment

October 14, 2016
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What was intended to be a “Sweet Sixteen” birthday party at the American Legion Post 76 in Jamaica Plain turned into a settlement leading to new anti-discrimination policies, according to a press release. The Jamaica Plain Post No. 76 Inc. of The American Legion has agreed to adopt anti-discrimination policies and pay $15,000 to...

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50TH CLASS REUNION

October 14, 2016
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50TH CLASS REUNION

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