JP Agenda, May 8, 2015

May 8, 2015
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues., May 19 for the May 22 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Meetings JPNC Environment, Parks & Energy Committee, agenda includes preliminary discussion of Boston 2024 Olympics bid, Mon., May 11, 6pm, John F....

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Walk for Hunger

May 8, 2015
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Walk for Hunger

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Report: BPS needs better approach to black and Latino students

May 8, 2015
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The Boston Public Schools (BPS) released last month the second phase of a study looking at the low academic performance of black and Latino males in the school system. The second phase found that a “more systematic focus” is needed to educating black and Latino males, and that most teachers lack cultural knowledge of...

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Faulkner Hospital commits to reducing energy

May 8, 2015
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Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital at 1153 Centre St. continues to work toward reducing its greenhouse gas emissions by 25 percent by 2020, and 80 percent by 2050, according to a press release. In 2010, Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital purchased and installed dual fuel burners for the hospital’s power plant. The new equipment...

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New eatery opens in Hyde Sq.

May 8, 2015
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A new sandwich and empanada restaurant opened in a troubled spot in Hyde Square last month. Pikalo, which offers sandwiches, empanadas and patacones—sandwiches with fried plantains instead of buns—opened at the former home of The Goods JP and Slice O’ Pie pizzeria at 378 Centre St. in late April. It is an expansion of...

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JP Reads to host novelist tonight

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Cambridge novelist Madeline Miller will read from her award-winning “Song of Achilles” tonight at Eliot Hall in the culmination of the annual JP Reads event. JP Reads encourages the entire community to read and discuss a single book. Miller’s 2012 novel, a modern take on the characters in Homer’s Trojan War epic “Iliad,” was...

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Roslindale Neighbors: Housing, retail coming soon in substation project

May 8, 2015
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Roslindale Neighbors: Housing, retail coming soon in substation project

Thirteen years in the making, the Roslindale Substation project is well on its way to opening doors on time. The residential stage of the project is due to be ready by October, and a restaurant and a craft beer store are on the way. A “meet and greet” tour of the project area is...

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Roslindale Neighbors: Franklin Park Fairies

May 8, 2015
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Roslindale Neighbors: Franklin Park Fairies

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Roslindale Neighbors: Parklet returns to Rozzie, but not JP

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Roslindale Village will be seeing the return of a parklet this month, while Jamaica Plain will go another year without, due to utility work. According to Boston Transportation Department spokesperson Tracey Ganiatsos, the installation of Rozzie’s parklet—originally created for and installed in Mission Hill—began last week at 27 Corinth St., outside Fornax Bakery. Roslindale...

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Roslindale Neighbors: Rozzie library could get $6m renovation

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The Roslindale Branch Library could see a $6 million renovation as soon as 2016, according to the Boston Public Library. “Authorization for a renovation of the Roslindale Branch has been placed in the outwears of FY17-FY20, which means the project could start at any time in those years, pending budget approval,” BPL spokesperson Rosemary...

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Roslindale Neighbors: Rozzie residents weigh in on Casey project

May 8, 2015
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With the demolition of the Casey Overpass in Jamaica Plain slated to begin this weekend, the Gazette checked in with several Roslindale residents for their thoughts about impacts on the community south of the construction zone. They spoke in mostly supportive terms about the project. The Casey Arborway project will replace the Casey Overpass,...

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Roslindale Neighbors: Rozzie Main Street marks 30 years

May 8, 2015
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Roslindale Village Main Street (RVMS), a business-promotion organization that was started by former Mayor Thomas Menino when he was a city councilor, will celebrate its 30-year anniversary this year, according to RVMS executive director Christina DiLisio. “I think it is a testament to the residents and business owners of Roslindale and that RVMS can...

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Roslindale Neighbors: Rozzie Business Notes

May 8, 2015
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A new sibling for the popular Delfino restaurant and a new owner for a well-liked cheese shop are among the coming-soon attractions in the local business district, according to Roslindale Village Main Street Executive Director Christina DiLisio DiLisio said that Stephen Judge, who owns the popular Delfino Italian restaurant on South Street, is planning...

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Roslindale Neighbors: Familiar foes may face off for Rozzie council seat

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Roslindale Neighbors: Familiar foes may face off for Rozzie council seat

Two familiar foes have a chance to face off again in District 5 City Council race, as current seat-holder Tim McCarthy and Jean-Claude Sanon have applied for nomination papers. District 5 covers Roslindale. McCarthy beat Sanon in the 2013 race, replacing longtime District 5 Councilor Rob Consalvo, who had a failed bid for mayor....

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Remembering Moms

May 8, 2015
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Remembering Moms

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Spring into Design

May 8, 2015
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Spring into Design

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On the Police Beat, April 19-May 3, 2015

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The following police incident reports are public records provided by the Community Service Office of the District E-13 Police Station, which is solely responsible for their content. All suspects are innocent unless proven guilty in court. May 3: Drugs-other, 248 Hyde Park Ave.; Troy Boyette of Boston charged with assault and battery, 3091 Washington...

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Peace and Love

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Peace and Love

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Bicon and residents discuss 21 Yale Terrace

May 8, 2015
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FOREST HILLS—Bicon Dental Implants and neighbors continue to meet over the company’s controversial plan to demolish a 19th century house at 21 Yale Terrace and replace it with a building and a parking garage. Bicon is located at 501 Arborway. The company has agreed not to demolish the house at 21 Yale Terrace, which...

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Egleston Sq. might get new fire station

May 8, 2015
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Egleston Square might be in the pipeline for a new firehouse, according to Boston Fire Department (BFD) spokesperson Steve MacDonald. He said that BFD Commissioner Joseph Finn has put in his five-year capital plan money to build two new fire houses—one at the Engine 42 station at 1870 Columbus Ave. in Egleston Square and...

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Rare MFA photo leads to segregation exhibit

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Rare MFA photo leads to segregation exhibit

It began with a single photograph in the Museum of Fine Arts’ (MFA) collection. Photography curator and JP resident Karen Haas knew very little about it, aside from the fact that Gordon Parks had made it in 1950: a black-and-white photograph of a couple outside under the segregated Liberty Theater’s marquee, in Fort Scott,...

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O’Malley pitches sunscreen dispensers

May 8, 2015
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City Councilor Matt O’Malley, who represents most of Jamaica Plain, proposed last week to install sunscreen dispensers in City parks. “The response has been phenomenal,” he told the Gazette this week. According to him, the Melanoma Foundation of New England has already been in touch with the goal of possibly underwriting the expense of...

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BRA seeks to renew 1960s-era local plan

May 8, 2015
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A 1960s-era plan to displace thousands of people in Jackson and Egleston Squares by eminent domain is among 14 “urban renewal” plans the Boston Redevelopment Authority is seeking to have reapproved. Much of that displacement already happened, and the BRA says it won’t use eminent domain there again, but it still seeking reauthorization of...

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Obituary: Rev. Michael F. McLellan; Blessed Sacrament’s last pastor

May 8, 2015
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Obituary: Rev. Michael F. McLellan; Blessed Sacrament’s last pastor

As the 11:30 Mass was about to begin on Sunday morning, April 26, at St. John the Evangelist Church in Canton, pastor Fr. Mike McLellan collapsed and died suddenly. He was 64 and had been pastor of the Canton parish since February 2008. Fr. Mike, as he was affectionately called, came to Jamaica Plain...

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