JP Agenda, June 19, 2015

June 19, 2015
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues., June 16 for the June 19 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Meetings JP Branch Library renovation meeting, Tues., June 23, 6pm, 12 Sedgwick St. Info: bpl.org. JP Neighborhood Council, nomination/election for vacant Area...

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St. Paul Centennial

June 19, 2015
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St. Paul Centennial

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JP Pets: Dog park demand still high; number still low

June 19, 2015
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The demand for off-leash dog parks in Jamaica Plain remains high, as a walk through the Arnold Arboretum shows, but the options for owners are slim and don’t look promising anytime soon. The current options for JP dog owners are a community-organized and -maintained off-leash dog park on City land on Beecher Street and...

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JP Pets: MSPCA pushes for ivory ban

June 19, 2015
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The Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (MSPCA), which includes a hospital and adoption center at 350 S. Huntington Ave., is pushing for a law at the State House that would ban the sale of ivory in Massachusetts. “We are still contributing to the deaths of rhinos and elephants,” said MSPCA...

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Hundreds turn out for City’s arts master plan

June 19, 2015
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An overflow crowd of more than 300 packed the debut meeting of the City’s new arts and culture master plan on June 2 at English High School in Jamaica Plain. Financial support for the arts in the past has been mostly private sector, and Boston Creates is the City’s first comprehensive plan to empower...

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Coffee Hour

June 19, 2015
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Coffee Hour

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O’Malley holds combo office hours and jog

June 19, 2015
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Local City Councilor Matt O’Malley is bringing his “Office Hours on the Run”—an unusual event where he jogs with constituents while hearing their concerns—to Jamaica Plain once again on June 27. An avid runner, O’Malley pioneered the running office hours in 2012. The latest edition is in conjunction with JP’s Forest Hills Running Club....

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Senior Pride

June 19, 2015
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Senior Pride

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Battle continues over Bicon Dental Implants

June 19, 2015
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FOREST HILLS—The battle over Bicon Dental Implants’ occupancy permit is continuing, with the company reportedly applying for a change in its use, while the Yale Terrace Neighborhood Association is still asking the City to revoke the permit, according to a neighborhood association letter. Bicon did not respond to a request for comment. Bicon, a...

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Invitacion, June 19, 2015

June 19, 2015
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El plazo para la lista de eventos es el 12 de junio al mediodía para la publicación del 19 de junio. Mande a reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Atención: Marque el 617 antes de los números que salen abajo. Reuniones Reunión sobre la renovación al JP Branch Library, martes, 23 jun, 6pm, 12 Sedgwick St. Info: bpl.org. JP...

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Class of 2015

June 19, 2015
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Class of 2015

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Heads of the Class

June 19, 2015
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Heads of the Class

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Graduation Day

June 19, 2015
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Graduation Day

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City to hold meeting on Heath St. housing project

June 19, 2015
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The City will hold a design update meeting about the mixed-use project proposed for the vacant land in Heath Square on June 23. The local Back of the Hill Community Development Corporation and the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development Corporation are teaming on the project, which covers 10 City-owned parcels on Bromley, New Heath and...

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Sights and Sounds, June 19, 2015

June 19, 2015
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues., June 12  for the June 19 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Special Events World Giraffe Day, with zookeeper encounters and info on giraffe conservation programs, Sun., June 21, 10am-3pm, Franklin Park Zoo. Info:...

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Letter: Thanks for Kelly Rink support

June 19, 2015
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The Friends of the Kelly Rink would like to thank all those who made the past ice-skating season a success at the outdoor Kelly Rink behind the Stony Brook T stop. The Kelly Rink is owned and operated by the Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The Friends is...

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Letter: Thank library Friends, not leadership, for better branches

June 19, 2015
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With all the controversy involving the Boston Public Library, I believe that some recent library history has been forgotten. It was not the Board of Trustees and President Amy Ryan who were largely responsible for revitalizing the branches. It was the patrons and Friends groups who fought to keep branches open when the board...

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On the Police Beat, May 31-June 14, 2015

June 19, 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. June 14: Assault and battery, Washington St.; stolen bicycle, Hyde Park Ave.; vandalism, Beethoven St.; death investigation, 125...

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New JP anti-Olympics group to meet June 11

June 9, 2015
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JP Area Stop Boston Olympics, a new local group protesting Boston’s 2024 Summer Olympics bid, is holding its first organizing meeting Thurs., June 11, 7 p.m. at Spontaneous Celebrations. The effort is led by Jamaica Plain resident Chris Hoeh, a teacher and leader with the JP Youth Soccer program. He has been active in...

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Goddard House to turn into residential units

June 5, 2015
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The former Goddard House nursing home at 201 S. Huntington Ave. will be redeveloped into a 169-unit residential development. The Goddard House controversially ceased operations on Sept. 8, 2012 and has remained vacant. The enormous brick building was constructed in 1927 and housed about 100 seniors. The project, proposed by Eden Properties and Samuels...

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Experts: Olympics limit freedoms, boost debt

June 5, 2015
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The fattening of the security state, public debt and displacement were several harmful effects of mega-events like the Olympics that were discussed during a NoBoston2024 event at Hope Central Church on June 2. About 75 people attended the event that featured speakers Dave Zirin, sports editor at The Nation, and Kade Crockford, director of...

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Boston 2024 budget skips full White Stadium costs

June 5, 2015
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Secret Boston 2024 Olympic bid documents that were revealed by Boston magazine last month report confusing costs for Franklin Park’s proposed venues—and apparently leave the public on the hook for most of the $45 million White Stadium renovation fundamental to the plan. On detailed plans of each venue, the total venue costs are reported...

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Casey Comes Down

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Residents ask City to revoke dental business’s permits

June 5, 2015
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FOREST HILLS—The City’s Inspectional Services Department (ISD) will inspect Bicon Dental Implants after receiving a letter from the Yale Terrace Neighborhood Association asking it to revoke the company’s occupancy permit, according to spokesperson Lisa Timberlake. Bicon did not respond to a request for comment. Bicon, a 501 Arborway company, has stirred controversy in the...

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