Residentes, el estado, y el futuro del terreno Shattuck

April 27, 2018
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Laura Plummer Especial a Gazette Residentes de Jamaica Plain y municipios cercanos asistieron a una reunión de tipo cabildo en The English High School el 12 de abril para hablar sobre el futuro del campus del Hospital Shattuck, que incluyó sugerencias de devolver el terreno a Franklin Park y construir viviendas para las personas...

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Candidates for April 28 JPNC election introduce themselves

April 27, 2018
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The Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council (JPNC) will hold an election tomorrow, April 28. Below are biographies written by the candidates themselves and compiled by current JPNC Chair Kevin Moloney. The election will be held at Stop and Shop, JP Licks, and the Harvest Co-op. JPNC is a neighborhood association for all of Jamaica Plain....

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JPNC’s housing committee talks Shattuck Hospital, JP/Rox

April 27, 2018
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The Housing and Economic Development Committee of the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council (JPNC) met on April 17 to discuss the Shattuck Hospital campus, the Arborway Yard, and the JP/Rox transportation study. The committee discussed the planning process for what will happen to the campus of the Shattuck Hospital. The state is relocating Shattuck’s existing...

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JP Observer: MA legislature asked to “Lift the Cap on Kids”

April 27, 2018
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Right now there are about 8,700 children and families in Massachusetts—1,400 in Boston—who are suffering because of an outdated provision in state law based on myth rather than actuality. That law—enacted during rampant negative stereotyping of families on government assistance in the mid-1990s—bars children born or conceived after a family starts receiving welfare from...

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Sights and Sounds, April 27, 2018

April 27, 2018
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues. May 8 for the May 11 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Special events VA Boston Jamaica Plain Medical Center Open House & Veteran Town Hall, Thursday, May 10, 2018, Open House 3-6pm and...

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Obituary: Carol Dearborn, Jamaica Plain resident, dies

April 27, 2018
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Obituary: Carol Dearborn, Jamaica Plain resident, dies

Carol “Carrie” Dearborn, disabled rights advocate and writer from Jamaica Plain, died March 20 after choosing hospice instead of further intensive treatment at the hospital. Carrie was a 27-year-old computer technician and downhill ski instructor on Mount Sunapee in New Hampshire and at Blue Hills Ski in Canton, MA, in 1981 when she suffered...

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Egleston Farmers Market kicks off new season

April 27, 2018
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The Egleston Farmers Market will kick-off its spring/summer season at the Wake Up the Earth Festival on May 5 and will have an official opening on May 12, according to a press release. The market will be open every Saturday during its season at 31 Germania St. from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. According...

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OPENING DAY CEREMONY

April 27, 2018
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OPENING DAY CEREMONY

The Jamaica Plain Regan Youth League held its opening day ceremony with Mayor Martin Walsh on April 21. Mayor’s Office Photos by Isabel Leon

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JP Agenda, April 27, 2018

April 27, 2018
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues. May 8 for the May 11 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Meetings JP Zoning Committee, the Committee’s next regularly-scheduled meeting will be May 2nd at Farnsworth House.  The agenda for that meeting will...

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Invitacion, April 27, 2018

April 27, 2018
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Plazo para calendario de eventos: martes, 8 mayo para la edición de 11 mayo. Mande eventos a reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Para los números abajo, el código de área es 617. Reuniones Evento de campaña de Bob Massie, domingo, 6 mayo, 7-9pm, Doyles, 3484 Washington St. Presentado por la campaña: Facebook.com/bobmass2018. Reunión policial de relaciones comunitarias, jueves,...

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JP Kids: KidsArts serves young JP artists after school and in summer

April 27, 2018
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KidsArts, officially known as The Jamaica Plain Multicultural After-school Arts Program, is a nonprofit organization operating in the Unitarian Universalist Church at 6 Eliot St. and has after-school and summer program for young artists. The after-school program began in 1986 at the Jamaica Plain Firehouse Arts Center, where JP Licks is currently located, but...

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JP Kids: Junot Diaz visits the Connolly Branch Library

April 27, 2018
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JP Kids: Junot Diaz visits the Connolly Branch Library

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Junot Diaz visited the Connolly Branch Library in Hyde Square last month to present his book “Islandborn,” a children’s picture book about identity and belonging. Courtesy Photos

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JP Kids: Run for Recess raises money and fun

April 27, 2018
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On Saturday, May 19, students and staff members from four Jamaica Plain Schools will participate in the 9th Annual Playworks Run for Recess 5K. Funds raised through the family friendly 5K and 1-Mile Fun Run, which will take place along Franklin Park’s cross country course, will support play and physical activity in 140 elementary...

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City Council notes

April 27, 2018
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By Beth Treffeisen Special to the Gazette Increasing Access to Voter Registration The City Council on Wednesday, April 11, unanimously passed an ordinance authored by District 8 Councilor Josh Zakim that expands availability and reduces barriers for residents to register to vote. (Mayor Walsh signed the measure on April 23.) “I’m thrilled that my...

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Letters:

April 27, 2018
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Another threat to Allandale Woods Once again, a developer is proposing to build a project adjacent to protected wetlands in Allandale Woods that completely ignores all zoning standards and would by-pass the most basic of wetlands protections. The development would be at 1225 Centre Street, which is the site of the former gas station...

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Op-eds:

April 27, 2018
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Wake Up the Earth Festival celebrates 40th anniversary By Jessica Gard Yesterday, I witnessed magnolia blossoms on Boylston Street. The witch hazel and the daffodils have shown their faces in corners all over the city. Spring crept in on hesitant tip-toe, but it has arrived. Now is the time to turn our faces to...

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Residents weigh-in on CPA funds during forum

April 13, 2018
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The Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development Corporation (JPNDC) organized a forum for residents to discuss their ideas about what should be done with the $20 million per year that will be raised by the newly adopted Community Preservation Act (CPA) funds. Residents suggested specific ideas for projects for housing, parks, and historical preservation, as well...

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District Attorney forum covers criminal justice reform, leadership abilities

April 13, 2018
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With Suffolk County District Attorney (DA) Dan Conley announcing earlier this year that he will not seek re-election after leading the office for more than 15 years, a healthy field of candidates have emerged so far in the race to replace him. The Jamaica Plain Progressives and the NAACP Boston Branch co-hosted a forum...

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RIBBON CUTTING

April 13, 2018
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RIBBON CUTTING

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Traffic calming, main street spruce-up discussed at transportation meeting

April 13, 2018
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The City held its second JP/Rox transportation meeting on March 22 at English High School with residents mingling with City officials and transportation analysts and discussing their priorities, which included traffic calming, creating more connections across the Orange Line track, and making the main streets more attractive and inviting. The meeting, which is part...

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City reopens JP/Rox process for transportation plan

April 13, 2018
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La Cuidad presentó la segunda reunión sobre la transportación de JP/Rox, parte del proceso de planificación de la línea naranja entre Forest Hills y Jackson Square. La reunión pidió que los asistentes hablaran en pequeños grupos—residentes con oficiales electos y analistas—sobre sus prioridades, incluidos el tráfico, la creación de más conexiones, y el embellecimiento...

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JP resident chronicles challenges of women in construction

April 13, 2018
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JP resident chronicles challenges of women in construction

Susan Eisenberg, a Jamaica Plain resident since 1974, has written two books from her own and other women’s experiences in the construction industry. She will present her books at various events in the Boston area this month. Stanley’s Girl is Eisenberg’s fifth book of poetry, which will be published by Cornell University Press. It...

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Here’s Looking at You, JP: JP Pandhandlers, part 2—Who are we?

April 13, 2018
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By Gustaf Berger / Special to the Gazette After I interviewed 12 panhandlers for my article last month, I talked with JP residents, store managers, policemen, and others around the country to find out their perspectives on panhandling. I asked 200 people, “Do you give to panhandlers?” Over 60 percent said yes. Women gave...

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SuperTeens in Jamaica Plain

April 13, 2018
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The SuperTeens leadership program for youth will be operated at two BCYF centers in Jamaica Plain this summer: BCYF Curtis Hall for girls only, and BCYF Hennigan Community Center, according to a press release. Boston youth aged 13 to 14 years old can now enroll in Boston Centers for Youth & Families (BCYF) SuperTeens...

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