Here’s Looking at You, JP: Did you have to eat what your parents served?

January 12, 2018
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By Gustaf Berger / Special to the Gazette My sweetheart’s mother prepared and served food her father enjoyed, and she had to eat everything even if she didn’t like it. There were starving children in China, after all. I called that child abuse. I was free to pick and choose, and assumed that was...

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Crime Beat

January 12, 2018
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K9 Police Unit discovers gun after armed robbery On Dec. 30, Boston Police Department (BPD) officers arrested Saquan Hines, 21, of Norwood for an armed robbery at a convenience store, according to a bpdnews.com. Officers responded to a report of an armed robbery at JP Convenience Store, which is located at 36 Gay Head...

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Q. and A. with ‘hot sauce man’

January 12, 2018
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Jamaica Plain resident Rohan Sookraj, who is known as “the hot sauce man” and ‘the pepper guy’, grew up in South Oropouche, Trinidad. He came to the United States in the late 1980s and for the past 26 years has worked as a materials supply assistant lead at the Boston Medical Center. Several years...

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Sights and Sounds, Jan. 12, 2018

January 12, 2018
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues. Jan. 23 for the Jan. 26 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Special events Celebration of Jamaica Pond Park, Thurs. Jan. 18, 7pm, free. First Church UU, JP. Centre St. and Eliot St. Wheelchair...

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Invitacion, Jan. 12, 2018

January 12, 2018
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Plazo para calendario de eventos: martes, 23 enero para la edición del 26 ene. Mande eventos a reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Para los números abajo, el código de área es 617. Reuniones Progresistas de JP (JPP), conversaciones con candidatos, martes, 16 ene, Doyle’s Café, 6pm-6.45pm: Jay Gonzalez, candidato a gobernador. 7-8pm: formación de caucus/discusión comunitaria sobre el...

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JP Agenda, Jan. 12, 2018

January 12, 2018
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues. Jan. 23 for the Jan. 26 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Meetings Neighbor Open House with the Architects of the Eliot School Space Feasibility Study, Sunday, January 28, 2-4pm. At Farnsworth House, 90...

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Emerald Necklace Conservancy celebrates 20 years

January 12, 2018
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The Emerald Necklace Conservancy is reflecting on its past accomplishments and future goals as it celebrates 20 years in existence. The organization restores and improves the Emerald Necklace park system, which includes 1,100 acres of parkland from Boston’s Back Bay through Brookline and Jamaica Plain to Franklin Park in Dorchester. Over the past 20...

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Op-eds

January 12, 2018
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A remembrance for Christine By Gerry Wright Christine Cooper was the heart, mind, and soul of the restoration at Jamaica Pond park during the last 25 years of the 20th century.  When we began our work, the park was filled with trash and people were afraid to walk around the path to enjoy the...

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Letters:

January 12, 2018
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On Joe Timilty’s passing As someone who loved politics and worked with many of Boston’s elected officials, I always thought highly of Joe Timilty and was saddened to hear of his passing. I remember when he ran and was elected to the Boston City Council in 1967 and considered him a new and fresh face in...

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Council President Campbell ready to continue transparency, access at Council

January 12, 2018
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By Seth Daniel Special to the Gazette Growing up in the South End and attending schools in East Boston, it was clear upon hearing the life story of new Council President Andrea Campbell that she had far more in common with the disenfranchised voices in the city than the voices that would typically be...

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Obituary: Christine C. Cooper

January 2, 2018
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Obituary: Christine C. Cooper

COOPER, CHRISTINE C. of Jamaica Plain, surrounded by her loving family died on Thursday, December 28, 2017. Beloved daughter of the late Patrick E. and Mary A. Cooper formerly of Jamaica Plain. Loving mother of Angela Frontiera Carey and her husband John of Roslindale. Sister of Theresa Veno, Gerry Donlan and her husband William...

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Parents unhappy over BPS new start times

December 22, 2017
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Boston Public Schools (BPS) has released new start and end times for 105 of the 125 schools in the system for the next school year and the reaction from parents and the community has been a smattering of applause and a chorus of boos. BPS said it had an 18-month, 17-meeting community outreach effort...

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Casey Arborway project to finish in 2018

December 22, 2017
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At a public update meeting on Dec. 6, contractors and the state Department of Transportation (MassDOT) representatives informed the community that the Casey Arborway project will be completed by the end of 2018. About 60 people attended the year-end report meeting at English High School, which focused on the construction of the bus stop...

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Winners Celebration

December 22, 2017
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Winners Celebration

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MassDOT picks buyers for JP parcels

December 22, 2017
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After a public bidding process, the state Department of Transportation (MassDOT) has designated buyers for several public parcels totaling 30,135 square feet near the Southwest Corridor Park that it obtained as part of the failed I-95 extension project several decades ago. The new ownership of the parcels will result in the construction of a...

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Proyecto de Casey Arborway se acaba en 2018

December 22, 2017
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En una reunión pública el 6 de diciembre, el departamento de transporte del estado (MassDOT) y sus contratistas anunciaron que el proyecto de Casey Arborway se acabará a finales de 2018. Alrededor de 60 personas asistieron a la reunión en English High School, centrada en la construcción de la parada de autobuses de Forest...

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BAPA hands out holiday decoration awards

December 22, 2017
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Out of 102 local businesses, On Centre and Blue Frog Bakery won this year’s Jamaica Plain Business and Professional Association (BAPA) annual Business District Holiday Decorations Contest during the 2017 holiday season, according to a press release. All of the businesses in Jamaica Plain that were seen to have decorations were judged by four...

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District 4 councilor announces full support in Council president bid

December 22, 2017
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By Seth Daniel Special to the Gazette District 4 Councilor Andrea Campbell – in just the beginning of her second term in office – announced on Saturday night that she had secured the votes to become the next City Council president, and the first African American woman to hold that role. District 4 covers...

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JP Observer: Speech is money: It’s OK to voice opinions to other legislators in D.C.

December 22, 2017
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A record-breaking number of people contacted Washington with their opinions during the first two months this year, according to an article in the March 6 New Yorker. “Members of Congress claim that, Senate-wide, the call volume for the week of Jan. 30, 2017, more than doubled the previous record; on average, during that week,...

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Sights and Sounds, Dec. 22, 2017

December 22, 2017
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues. Jan. 9 for the Jan. 12 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Special events Celebration of Jamaica Pond Park, Thurs. Jan. 18, 7pm, free. First Church UU, JP. Centre St. and Eliot St. Wheelchair...

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Invitacion, Dec. 22, 2017

December 22, 2017
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Plazo para calendario de eventos: martes, 9 enero para la edición del 12 ene. Mande eventos a reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Para los números abajo, el código de área es 617. Reuniones El comité de servicio público de JPNC, reunión mensual, martes, 2 enero, 7pm, John F. Kennedy School, 7 Bolster Street. Agenda: petición de Ethiopian Café, 377...

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JP Agenda, Dec. 22, 2017

December 22, 2017
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues. Jan. 9 for the Jan. 12 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Meetings The Public Service Committee of the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council will hold its monthly meeting on Tuesday, January 2, 2018 at 7:00pm at the John...

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Q. and A. with JP resident, entrepreneur Jamie Cholaki

December 22, 2017
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Jamaica Plain resident and entrepreneur Jamie Cholaki has been in the hair styling business for more than a decade and a half and recently launched a hair product that uses the amethyst gemstone. She is using a crowdfunding platform that is geared towards promoting women entrepreneurs to help raise money for the venture. The...

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Mayor signs bag ordinance

December 22, 2017
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Mayor Martin Walsh on Dec. 15 signed the “bag” ordinance, though with some reservations about how the measure will be funded. The City Council during a hearing on Nov. 29 unanimously approved the ordinance, which levies at least a five-cent surcharge for using a thick plastic bag or a paper bag at a store...

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