New license requirements start in October 2020

November 10, 2017
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Massachusetts residents will need to change their identification cards by Oct. 2020 in order to travel in the U.S. by airplane or enter certain U.S. government buildings as part of the Massachusetts REAL ID program, according to a press release. Residents will be able to use their driver’s license for these situations if it...

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JP Agenda, Nov. 10, 2017

November 10, 2017
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues. Nov. 21 for the Nov. 24 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Meetings Town Hall, discussion with Liz Malia and INVOLVED about new town polls, how they’ll work, and how to have your voice...

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Invitacion, Nov. 10, 2017

November 10, 2017
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Plazo para calendario de eventos: martes, 21 nov para la edición del 24 nov. Mande eventos a reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Para los números abajo, el código de área es 617. Reuniones Comité de zonificación de JPNC, reunión normal, miércoles, 15 nov, Farnsworth House. Agenda: 8 Wyman Street; 87 Westchester Road; 55 McBride Street; nuevas apelaciones para 279-281 Lamartine...

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Sights and Sounds, Nov. 10, 2017

November 10, 2017
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues. Nov. 21 for the Nov. 24 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Special events          JPNDC trivia, Nov. 15 at Doyle’s Café. Test your knowledge of Jamaica Plain and JPNDC history, facts, and lore....

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Jackson Square erupts in violence

November 10, 2017
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Jackson Square erupts in violence

A 16-year-old male teenager was shot and killed on Parker Street on Oct. 31, while the next day the corner of Lamartine and Centre streets erupted with a series of gunshots. According to bpdnews.com, Boston Police Department (BPD) officers responded to the area of 944 Parker St. for a report of shots fired around...

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Battle between Bicon Dental and neighbors continues

November 10, 2017
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FOREST HILLS—The longtime battle between Bicon Dental Implants and its Yale Terrace neighbors is continuing, with local residents complaining—and the City agreeing—that the business was doing construction in the area without the proper permits. Bicon, a 501 Arborway company, has a history of controversial expansions and operations that have drawn neighborhood complaints, City citations,...

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FREE CONCERT

November 10, 2017
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FREE CONCERT

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Trolley tour comes to JP on Dec. 2

November 10, 2017
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The “Mayor’s Enchanted Trolley Tour” will be coming to Jamaica Plain on Dec. 2, according to a press release. “Our holiday trolley tour and tree lightings provide some of the best family memories of the year, building community spirit throughout Boston and bringing a little extra joy to residents during the holiday season,” said...

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ENDORSING MAYOR WALSH

November 10, 2017
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ENDORSING MAYOR WALSH

Mayor Martin Walsh received an endorsement from the Dominican American Coalition in Hyde Square the day before winning reelection. Courtesy Photo

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Letters:

November 10, 2017
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Problems with the Hyde Square improvements As members of  the Citizens’ Advisory Committee for the Centre and South Streets redesign, we were pleased to see the long-planned improvements to Hyde Square take place.  The new design clearly improves pedestrian mobility and universal access. Sadly, however, the design fails to fulfill the “green” component of...

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BOARD PRESIDENT

November 10, 2017
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BOARD PRESIDENT

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HALLOWEEN BIKE RIDE

November 10, 2017
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HALLOWEEN BIKE RIDE

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JPers to help decide mayoral race Nov. 7

October 27, 2017
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Jamaica Plain voters will head to the polls on Nov. 7 to help decide the mayoral race between Mayor Martin Walsh and City Councilor Tito Jackson. But Jackson will need to make up a lot of ground in the closing weeks if he is going make the contest competitive. During the preliminary election, Walsh...

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JP resident composes opera

October 27, 2017
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Jim Grant, 40-year Jamaica Plain resident and retired psychotherapist, has composed an opera about Johann Sebastian Bach, which will be presented on Oct. 28 at St. John’s Episcopal Church. Grant began writing operas in his sixties, and now his second opera “Before Thy Throne” will be presented in conjunction with JP Concerts. This opera...

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COMMUNITY REINVESTMENT

October 27, 2017
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COMMUNITY REINVESTMENT

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General Heath Apartments to go online in 2019

October 27, 2017
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The Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) held an Oct. 17 public meeting to update residents on the status of the already approved General Heath Square (GHS) Apartments affordable housing development project, which should be available for residency in September 2019. The then Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) approved the project in December 2015. The...

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General Heath Apartments, disponible a residentes en 2019

October 27, 2017
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La BPDA (Boston Planning and Development Agency) presentó una reunión el 17 de octubre para informar a los residentes sobre el proyecto de vivienda asequible General Health Square (GHS) ya aprobado. El desarrollo debe estar disponible a residentes empezando en septiembre de 2019. Antes llamado Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA), BPDA aprobó el proyecto en...

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City Council news and notes

October 27, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen Special to the Gazette Bill Linehan’s last meeting District 2 City Councilor Bill Linehan submitted a letter of resignation after 43 years of service to the City. Mayor Martin Walsh joined the City Council to present Councilor Linehan with a silver Revere Bowl and in line with the Council tradition; Michelle...

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JP resident appointed DAV board of directors

October 27, 2017
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Jamaica Plain resident and Marine Corps veteran Coleman Nee was appointed to the Disabled American Veterans (DAV) board of directors at the organization’s 96th national convention recently, according to a press release. As director, Nee will make key decisions for the nearly 1.3 million-member veteran service organization. Nee served as Massachusetts Secretary of Veterans’...

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New NIDA Study to Look at Effects of Diet Pills on Cocaine Addiction

October 27, 2017
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By Seth Daniel Though most treatment research focuses on the opiate epidemic these days, one doctor at Boston Medical Center (BMC) is looking at how to help people curtail their use of cocaine use with diet drugs already approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Dr. Eric Devine and BMC’s  Psychiatry Research Center...

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JP Agenda, Oct. 27, 2017

October 27, 2017
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues. Nov. 7 for the Nov. 10 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Meetings ESNA meeting, Egleston Square Neighborhood Association will meet Mon. Oct. 30 at 6:30pm at the Egleston Y. JP Problem Properties Committee,...

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Invitacion, Oct. 27, 2017

October 27, 2017
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Plazo para calendario de eventos: 6 de junio para la edición del 9 de junio. Mande eventos a reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Código de área es 617, a menos que haya otro. Reuniones The Jamaica Pond Association, reunión mensual, Jamaicaway Tower, 111 Perkins Street, Jamaica Plain, lunes, 5 jun, 7-9pm. Abierta al público. Estacionamiento limitado.           Reunión comunitaria...

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Sights and Sounds, Oct. 27, 2017

October 27, 2017
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues. Nov. 7 for the Nov. 10 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Special events           Annual Costume Dog Parade and Fashion Show Sat. Oct. 28 at 1:00pm. Registration and check-in will begin at 12noon on...

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Q. and A. with Mindy Fried

October 27, 2017
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Jamaica Plain resident Mindy Fried, a local author who is also the co-founder of JP Porchfest, will be appearing at the Boston Book Festival this weekend (See Sights and Sounds for more information.). Fried will be discussing her book, Caring for Red: A Daughter’s Memoir. The Gazette recently conducted a question-and-answer session through email...

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