Bike fest coming to JP

May 11, 2018
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Several local bike organizations will be putting on “JP Bike Week Festival” from May 13 to May 19, according to a press release. The events, which are being held by Ferris Wheels Bike Shop with Revolution Bicycle Repair and Bikes Not Bombs, will include bike rides, bike maintenance training, kids skills rodeo, and movie...

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City to host meeting on Centre/South improvement project

May 11, 2018
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The City will be hosting a community meeting on the Centre/South streets improvement project May 14 at Curtis Hall. The meeting starts at 6 p.m. The improvement project will be based off the Centre and South Streets Streetscape and Transportation Action Plan, which was a process that began in 2009. The improvement project, which...

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JPNC election results

May 11, 2018
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The Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council held its election on April 28 when 293 valid ballots were cast. Below are the results (via Pam Bender). At-Large Vicky Arroyo: 186 Michael Reiskind: 166 Carolyn Royce: 163 Dave Baron: 147 Carmel Levy: 144   Area A Brianne Connelly: 48 Kevin Rainsford: 45 Bruce Marks: 39 Trevor Wissink-Adams:...

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Sights and Sounds, May 11, 2018

May 11, 2018
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues. May 22 for the May 25 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Special events JP Forum Event: Sandra Steingraber* Toward an Unfractured Future: Science, Civil Disobedience, and Feminism in the Fight Against Fossil Fuel...

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WAKE UP THE EARTH PARADE AND FESTIVAL

May 11, 2018
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WAKE UP THE EARTH PARADE AND FESTIVAL

  The start of May saw the 40th annual Wake Up The Earth Parade and Festival in Jamaica Plain, organized by Spontaneous Celebrations. The event began in 1979 and celebrates the defeat of the proposed I-95 extension, which began razing neighborhoods and threatened to level many more. Participants from across Jamaica Plain and beyond...

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MOMS DEMAND ACTION

May 11, 2018
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MOMS DEMAND ACTION

In late March, local state Rep. Liz Malia met with Jamaica Plain members of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, Molly Lanzarotta, Angela Christiana and Margaret Zamos Monteith, to discuss the urgent need for gun control legislation, specifically House Bill 3610, An Act temporarily preventing firearm access for extremely dangerous or suicidal...

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Roslindale Neighbors: Rozzie councilor keeping busy at City Hall

May 11, 2018
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By Beth Treffeisen Special to the Gazette Roslindale City Councilor Tim McCarthy has been keeping busy down at City Hall, recently co-filing two hearing orders during an April 25 City Council meeting. Diversity Initiatives for Boston Public Safety Agencies McCarthy and Councilor Andrea Campbell filed an order for a series of policy briefings to...

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Roslindale Neighbors: JAPANESE CHERRY TREE PLANTING

May 11, 2018
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Roslindale Neighbors: JAPANESE CHERRY TREE PLANTING

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Roslindale Neighbors: Check-in with RVMS

May 11, 2018
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The Gazette recently checked-in with Alia Hamada Forrest, executive director of Roslindale Village Main Street (RVMS), about happenings in the district, which include the upcoming start of the farmers market and potential new businesses opening up in the village. RVMS is an independent nonprofit that aims to bring together local volunteers, businesses, and public...

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Roslindale Neighbors: Imagine Boston, Imagine Roslindale

May 11, 2018
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By Mayor Martin Walsh Every spring, the City of Boston releases our Imagine Boston Capital Plan for the next five years. It outlines where our city’s budget will be focused, our longer-term plans, and our priorities. Essentially, the capital plan details what initiatives and projects in your neighborhood and across the City that we’ll...

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ATTENTION TO DETAIL, AT GALATEA FINE ART

May 11, 2018
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ATTENTION TO DETAIL, AT GALATEA FINE ART

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Roslindale Neighbors: MEETING WITH STATE LEADERS

May 11, 2018
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Roslindale Neighbors: MEETING WITH STATE LEADERS

On April 11, 13 youths from the state Department of Youth Services met with state leaders, including state Rep. Russell Holmes, who represents a portion of Roslindale, during the Massachusetts Department of Youth Services’ (DYS) 3rd Annual “Statehouse Youth Arts Rally” to highlight the role of arts education in DYS’ curriculum. Courtesy Photos

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JP Agenda, May 11, 2018

May 11, 2018
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues. May 22 for the May 25 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Meetings Mayor Walsh Office Hours, Thurs. May 31 at Mozart St. Playground, 10 Mozart St. Jamaica Plain. Complimentary coffee and breakfast. 9:30am-10:30am....

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Invitacion, May 11, 2018

May 11, 2018
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Plazo para calendario de eventos: martes, 22 mayo para la edición de 25 mayo. Mande eventos a reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Para los números abajo, el código de área es 617. Reuniones Propuesto preliminar del proyecto de vivienda Shattuck, reunión pública 15 mayo, 6.30-8pm. Franklin Park Clubhouse, 1 Circuit Drive. 02121. Reunión comunitaria de Jamaica Pond Pathways,...

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TROUT STOCKING

May 11, 2018
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TROUT STOCKING

Courtesy Photos by Jon Seamans

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BUSINESS OF THE YEAR

May 11, 2018
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BUSINESS OF THE YEAR

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City Council notes

May 11, 2018
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By Beth Treffeisen Special to the Gazette The City Council held a hearing on Wednesday, May 2 at City Hall. Grants The Boston Police Department will accept and expend $850,000 from the Boston Regional Intelligence Center Allocation. The grant will fund upgrading, expanding, and integrating technology and protocols related to anti-terrorism, anti-crime, anti-gang and...

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Letters:

May 11, 2018
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Where are the drinking fountains? I have taken to long rambles around and about JP over the last couple of years, more often than not including sections of the lovely Arboretum that we are so fortunate to have within our compass.  I’d noticed for some time that at least one drinking fountain – the...

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Op-Eds:

May 11, 2018
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Imagine Boston, Imagine Jamaica Plain By Mayor Martin Walsh Every spring, the City of Boston releases our Imagine Boston Capital Plan for the next five years. It outlines where our city’s budget will be focused, our longer-term plans, and our priorities. Essentially, the capital plan details what initiatives and projects in your neighborhood and...

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Obit: Paul E. Beckstrom, former Jamaica Plain resident, dies

May 4, 2018
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Paul E. Beckstrom, 71 of Hanson, died on Sunday April 29, 2018. Paul’s wife Joyce, was by his side with his close friends Arthur and Darlene Zahn holding his hands.The only child of the late Ellsworth and Mildred Beckstrom, Paul was born in Boston on June 5, 1946. He was a graduate of Blessed...

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Residents, state discuss Shattuck land future

April 27, 2018
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By Laura Plummer Special to the Gazette Residents from Jamaica Plain and surrounding neighborhoods attended a town hall-style meeting at The English High School on April 12, to discuss the future of the Shattuck Hospital campus, which included suggestions to return some of the land to Franklin Park and to build housing for people...

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Abutters raise opposition to City Realty project

April 27, 2018
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A group of abutters are opposing a proposed City Realty project in the Parkside neighborhood, citing in a letter to the developer concerns such as parking and density, and saying that the project does not benefit the community, only City Realty’s financials. A City Realty spokesperson said that City Realty is not interested in...

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KEEPING JP CLEAN

April 27, 2018
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KEEPING JP CLEAN

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Jamaica Pond Pathways planning places priority on landscaping and infrastructure

April 27, 2018
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The first community meeting about the $4 million Jamaica Pond Pathways improvements project was held on April 10. About 20 people attended the meeting to share their thoughts about the priorities and strategies for the improvements. The City’s capital budget has allocated $4,060,000 to the project, but the budget for construction will be more...

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