Campbell’s council run spurred by twin’s death

July 24, 2015
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Campbell’s council run spurred by twin’s death

Spurred into the District 4 City Council race by the death of her twin brother, Mattapan resident Andrea Campbell says she is taking a wait-and-see approach with the Olympics and thinks the Casey Arborway project had a “problematic community process.” Campbell faces three other candidates in the race: longtime District 4 City Councilor Charles...

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Sights and Sounds, July 24, 2015

July 24, 2015
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues., Aug. 4  for the Aug. 7 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Special Events Viva el Latin Quarter!, free family events hosted by Hyde Square Task Force through Aug. 7, with Zumba dance classes...

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On the Police Beat, June 29-July 19, 2015

July 24, 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. July 19: Vandalism, 27 Montebello Road; assault simple-battery, 1153 Centre St.; larceny shoplifting, 413 Centre St.; burglary-other-attempt, 32...

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Jamaica Pond closed due to possible toxic algae

July 24, 2015
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People and pets are banned from the water in Jamaica Pond until further notice by the Boston Public Health Commission, which warns that a toxic algae may be growing there. Swimming, fishing, boating and any other kind of water contact is banned. People and pets also should avoid touching anything along the shore that...

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JP Agenda, July 24, 2015

July 24, 2015
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues., Aug. 4 for the Aug. 7 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Meetings Washington St. Corridor Plan open house, kickoff of Boston Redevelopment Authority master plan for Washington St. and Columbus Ave. between Egleston...

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Obituary: Bernard S. Cunningham; raised in JP

July 24, 2015
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Obituary: Bernard S. Cunningham; raised in JP

Bernard S. Cunningham, 49, quietly passed on April 29, 2015 at Brigham and Women’s Hospital of cancer. He was born on March 27, 1966, in Boston and raised in Jamaica Plain. He was the cherished and beloved son of Edward and Jean Griffin of Boston and Sagamore Beach. Never would he describe himself as...

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Baby Baskets

July 24, 2015
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Baby Baskets

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Invitacion, July 24, 2015

July 24, 2015
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El plazo para la lista de eventos es el 4 agosto al mediodía para la publicación del 7 de agosto. Mande a reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Atención: Marque el 617 antes de los números que salen abajo. Reuniones Casa abierta para hablar sobre el plan del corredor de Washington St., lanzamiento del plan maestro de Boston Redevelopment...

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Soda Company Program

July 24, 2015
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Soda Company Program

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JP History: Marking a renewal of the historic JP Branch Library

July 24, 2015
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Two events celebrations are coming—one filled with superheroes and another bringing stories to life—for the renovation of the Jamaica Plain Branch Library building at 12 Sedgwick St., which opened in 1911. The building was the first building specifically built by the City to function as a branch library. An addition was built in 1936...

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JP History: This Week in JP History

July 24, 2015
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The Gazette’s top headlines from this week in JP history:  5 years ago: 2010 “City gets go-ahead for Monument Sq. redesign” The City appeared set to move forward with plans to design a new park at Monument Square following a community meeting of the Centre/South Street Corridor Advisory Group. That plan has stalled for...

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Editorial: A good choice for the BRA board

July 24, 2015
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Last year, Mayor Walsh showed good judgment in selecting JP resident and respected architecture expert Ted Landsmark for service on the Boston Redevelopment Authority board. The mayor is showing similar wisdom in nominating Carol Downs, the co-founder of the Bella Luna Restaurant and Milky Way Lounge. We urge the Boston City Council to confirm...

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Letter: JPNC was wrong to reject 3200 Washington

July 24, 2015
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We were disappointed to read about the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council’s summary rejection of a proposed rental housing development on Washington Street near Egleston Square (“JPNC votes down 3200 Washington St. proposal,” July 3.) The decision is problematic for a number of reasons: the lack of due process undermines the Council’s credibility; the decision...

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Letter: Casey project means less bridge, more sky

July 24, 2015
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I have lived directly across from the Casey Overpass, literally a stone’s throw, for almost 20 years. Every day, I have looked out my front window and saw it smack in front of me. Every day, I walked in its shadow. The bridge has been the dominant feature in our neighborhood for almost our...

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Letter: Imagine a World Cup in Olympic bidders’ back yards

July 24, 2015
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As chair of the recently formed Boston 2026 Committee, which seeks to bring the 2026 World Cup soccer games to Boston, I would like to disclose an important detail about our bid to FIFA: Most of the soccer matches will be held in Boston 2024 board member John Fish’s and board chair Steve Pagliuca’s...

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Letter: It’s not too late to replace Casey with a new bridge

July 24, 2015
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The letter in the July 3 issue of the Jamaica Plain Gazette signed by four state reps., a state senator and three city councilors, “How to give your Casey demolition input,” amounts to rearranging the deck chairs while the Titanic is going down. When Interstate 95 was planned to go through our town in...

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Jamaica Pond closed due to possible toxic algae

July 21, 2015
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People and pets are banned from the water in Jamaica Pond until further notice by the Boston Public Health Commission, which warns that a toxic algae may be growing there. Swimming, fishing, boating and any other kind of water contact is banned. People and pets also should avoid touching anything along the shore that...

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JP gives hostile reception to Olympics

July 3, 2015
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JP gives hostile reception to Olympics

Most attendees at Jamaica Plain’s latest City-sponsored Boston 2024 meeting on June 30 did not welcome the idea of bringing the Olympics to Boston with open arms. Instead, they barraged City officials with concerns ranging from security to the legacy of parks to an unwillingness to listen to the opposition. More than 250 people...

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Franklin Park remains in new Olympic bid

July 3, 2015
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An illustration of a refurbished White Stadium during the proposed Summer Olympics in Boston 2024's "Bid 2.0" draft. (Courtesy Image)

Franklin Park remains a proposed Olympics venue in Boston 2024’s second-draft bid unveiled June 29. The updated plan has two big changes: the removal of a pentathlon swimming pool, and Columbia Road through Dorchester transforming into a kind of parkway. In addition, Boston 2024 told the Gazette it intends to pay for the entire...

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JP Porchfest returns July 11

July 3, 2015
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The Jamaica Plain Porchfest music and arts event returns for its second year on July 11 with nearly 130 bands playing outside local homes—and a bevy of other activities, too. Co-producer Mindy Fried, in a press release, calls the event “a block party on steroids,” adding, “There is so much talent and creativity in...

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Franklin Park se queda en la nueva oferta olímpica

July 3, 2015
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Boston 2024 reveló el segundo borrador de su plan olímpico el 29 de junio y Franklin Park todavía figura como una propuesta sede. El nuevo plan tiene dos cambios grandes: la eliminación de la piscina del pentatlón y la trasformación de Columbia Road en Dorchester en una calle arbolada. Además, Boston 2024 dijo a...

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JP Library to continue programs during renovation

July 3, 2015
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JP Library to continue programs during renovation

Some programs from the Jamaica Plain Branch Library will be transferred to the Curtis Hall Community Center while the library undergoes a long-awaited renovation, according to Boston Public Library spokesperson Rosemary Lavery. In addition, the library is planning some special celebrations about the renovation. The century-old JP Branch Library at 12 Sedgwick St. will...

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Arborway Yard group joins up with JPNC

July 3, 2015
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The Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council (JPNC) voted in April to enter into a relationship with the Community Planning Committee for the Arborway Yard (CPCAY), according to JPNC chair Kevin Moloney. CPCAY will retain “its identity as a community-based advocacy organization,” but will operate under JPNC’s Housing and Development Committee, according to the document JPNC...

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New City crew cleans up drug needles

July 3, 2015
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The City has a new program to quickly clean up hypodermic needles tossed as litter by drug-users. The Mobile Sharps Collection Team, formed last month as part of the Boston Public Health Commission, will pick up needles in public areas at public request. Residents who find needles should never touch them. Instead, they can...

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