Here’s Looking at You, JP | Panhandlers: Who Are They?

March 9, 2018
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By Gustaf Berger / Special to the Gazette As you stroll along Centre Street on a sunny day past City Feed, CVS, and Citizens Bank, how many panhandlers do you notice? Over the past couple of years, I’ve counted more than 20 different men and women asking for a handout. We’re not unique; panhandlers...

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FLAG RAISING CEREMONY

March 9, 2018
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FLAG RAISING CEREMONY

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Sights and Sounds, March 9, 2018

March 9, 2018
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues. Mar. 20 for the Mar. 23 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Special events The 1st annual Mary Mulvey Jacobson Families in Need fundraiser. It will be held at Costello’s Tavern, 730 Centre St...

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City scholarships available to Boston residents for college

March 9, 2018
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Applications are now available for the 2018 City of Boston Scholarships, which are need-based scholarships for Boston residents interested in pursuing an undergraduate degree or continuing education in Massachusetts, according to the press release. “The City of Boston Scholarship Fund helps turn our residents’ dreams of completing their post-secondary education into reality,” said Mayor...

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JP Agenda, March 9, 2018

March 9, 2018
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues. Mar. 20 for the Mar. 23 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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LA BOHEME

March 9, 2018
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LA BOHEME

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City Council notes

March 9, 2018
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The City Council met on Wednesday, Feb. 28. Civil Immigration Detainer: Boston Police Commissioner Bill Evans provided an update regarding civil immigration detainer requests for 2017. ICE lodged 68 individuals that were in BPD custody and all were given access to the bail commissioner. Of those individuals, 18 posted bail and/or were released from...

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Invitacion, March 9, 2018

March 9, 2018
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Plazo para calendario de eventos: martes, 20 marzo para la edición del 23 marzo. Mande eventos a reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Para los números abajo, el código de área es 617. Reuniones Stonybrook Neighborhood Association. Reuniones 12 mar, 9 abr, 14 may, 11 jun, 9 jul, 13 ago, 10 sep, 15 oct, 19 nov. 7-9pm, Doyle’s, 3484...

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Senior Life: Q. and A. with local filmmaker Lisa Pontoppidan

March 9, 2018
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Jamaica Plain filmmaker Lisa Pontoppidan has a knack for capturing a story and she is using that talent to allow older generations to leave memories and histories to loved ones, family members, and others who will follow them. Pontoppidan is doing that through her organization Personal Story Films, which creates personal documentaries. The Gazette...

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Senior Life: Senior Save

March 9, 2018
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Senior Life: Senior Save

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Letters:

March 9, 2018
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Make America civil again After reading Michael L. Spitzer’s latest diatribe at President Trump, I just wonder why can’t we all just get along like North Korea and South Korea? Oh, that’s right, we are! I believe in debate and dialogue. Just because we disagree with each other doesn’t mean we have to insult...

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BPDA delays Plan: JP/Rox, pending transportation plan

February 23, 2018
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The Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) is delaying the zoning review process of the Plan: JP/Rox until after a transportation plan for that area is completed, according to BPDA spokesperson Bonnie McGilpin. The head of a local neighborhood organization is raising concern over that delay. Plan: JP/Rox is the long-awaited planning study for...

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Rockumentary about Midway Café in the works

February 23, 2018
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Local resident Billy Squire is creating a rockumentary about the Midway Café, raising awareness of what an asset the café is for the community at a time when similar venues are being closed across the area to make way for new developments. He is inviting residents to a filming of a live performance for...

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Next Generation

February 23, 2018
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Next Generation

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BPDA approves 125 Amory St. dev.; project receives City affordable-housing funds

February 23, 2018
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The Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) board during its Feb. 8 meeting approved the 125 Amory St. Meanwhile, the City announced that a portion of the project will receive affordable-housing funds. The 125 Amory St. redevelopment project is proposed by Amory Street Partners, LLC, which is a partnership between The Community Builders, Jamaica...

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Cineasta local hace documental sobre Midway Café

February 23, 2018
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El residente local Billy Squire está creando un documental sobre el Midway Café para fomentar la conciencia sobre el beneficio de Midway y otras sedes para la comunidad. El cineasta está invitando a residentes a una grabación y concierto para la producción de su documental el mes que viene. El documental se publicará en...

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Residents, local organizations weigh-in on short-term rentals while City Council begins work on regulating them

February 23, 2018
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By Beth Treffeisen and Emily Resnevic Last month, Mayor Walsh announced intentions to better track and regulate short-term rentals in Boston and assign annual fees to operators of different types of rentals. That has residents, local elected officials, and neighborhood organizations debating how best to deal with short-term rentals and how they impact the...

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JP Observer: We need to learn specifics about Russian propaganda

February 23, 2018
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Everyone on Facebook can check to see if they unknowingly interacted with a post from a Russian agency trying to influence the presidential race and American politics in general during the 2016 campaign. Facebook (FB) estimated before Congress in the fall that 126 million users were exposed to those posts and ads. In addition,...

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HURRICANE MARIA IN PUERTO RICO EXHIBIT

February 23, 2018
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HURRICANE MARIA IN PUERTO RICO EXHIBIT

Millennium Restaurant at 3094 Washington Street recently announced that it is showing an exhibit titled “101 días / 101 days: photographs by Federico Cintrón Moscoso and Luis Edgardo Cotto” about the aftermath of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico. According to a released statement, with team member Teresa Peña Jordán, the photographers worked together to...

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Sights and Sounds, Feb. 23, 2018

February 23, 2018
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues. Mar. 6 for the Mar. 9 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Special events City Councilor O’Malley to Host Dominican Flag Raising, Fri. Feb. 23, Piemonte Room (5th Floor) of Boston City Hall, 11am....

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‘Resist” art series comes to the city

February 23, 2018
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Hoopla Productions, the producers of Jamaica Plain Porchfest, are bringing several arts events to JP and the city this spring as part of the ResistARTS series with a mission to build community across the divides of race, class, culture and immigrant status. The series is a response to the Trump administration’s attitudes and policies...

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O’Malley tackling curbside composting again

February 23, 2018
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Jamaica Plain City Councilor Matt O’Malley is tackling curbside composting once again and says the neighborhood is an “ideal” candidate for a pilot program. O’Malley with City Councilor Ayanna Pressley recently refiled a hearing order on the feasibility of implementing a curbside composting program in the city. O’Malley has filed a hearing order on...

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Obituary: George Rabinowitz, a JP resident, dies

February 23, 2018
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Obituary: George Rabinowitz, a JP resident, dies

George Rabinowitz, a devoted husband, father, and tennis fan, died at Brigham and Women’s Hospital on Feb. 1, after a valiant fight against Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. He was 86. Rabinowitz, a native New Yorker, was born in Newark, N.J., on Nov. 4, 1931.  He was a mathematician and computer scientist who spent the majority of...

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Lease agreement reached between City Realty, Washington St. business

February 23, 2018
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City Realty and De Chain Auto Service have reached a lease agreement, while negotiations are inching to a conclusion between City Realty and El Embajador Dominican Restaurant, according to Jamaica Plain City Councilor Matt O’Malley. El Embajador Dominican Restaurant, which is located at 3371 Washington St., and De Chain Auto Service, which is located...

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