BOSTON BOOK FESTIVAL

December 22, 2017
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BOSTON BOOK FESTIVAL

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Still no progress on DCR’s dog park

December 22, 2017
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Over six months after state Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) nixed the Anson Street dog park proposal, there are still no additional proposals or concrete plans moving forward from the state agency. In response to a growing demand for a dog park in Jamaica Plain, DCR held a public meeting on April 5...

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Eliot School chooses renovation team

December 22, 2017
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The Eliot School of Fine & Applied Arts has selected designLAB architects to plan the renovation and expansion of the school, according to a press release. The 341-year-old Boston-based art center occupies the original brick schoolhouse on Eliot Street built in 1831. The building was embellished in 1892 with a Victorian foyer and cupola,...

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MAKING CHANGE HAPPEN

December 22, 2017
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MAKING CHANGE HAPPEN

  Hyde Square Task Force celebrated their “Annual Making Change Happen Breakfast” in Boston on Dec. 7.

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INTERACTIVE LIGHTS

December 22, 2017
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INTERACTIVE LIGHTS

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City Council Briefs

December 22, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen Special to the Gazette The City Council held its final hearing of the year on Dec.13. It was the last hearing for both Councilors Tito Jackson and Sal LaMattina who said their farewells after the hearing. Mayor Martin Walsh thanked them both for their years of public service and time spend...

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Letters:

December 22, 2017
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The bag debate We the taxpayers of Boston actually pay our City Councilors $99,500 per year to sit around debating the merits of paper vs plastic. Yep, you read that right. And soon we will be charged for putting our purchased items in any kind of bag merchants use. If you are car-less like me...

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Massive affordable redevelopment begins BPDA review

December 8, 2017
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After a two-year community engagement process by the developers of the 125 Amory St. redevelopment, the Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) held the project’s first official Article 80 review meeting on Nov. 27. The project is proposed by Amory Street Partners, LLC, which is a partnership between The Community Builders, Jamaica Plain Neighborhood...

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City Council passes bag ordinance

December 8, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen Special to the Gazette The City Council during a hearing on Nov. 29 unanimously voted to pass an ordinance that levies a five-cent surcharge for using a thick plastic bag or a paper bag at a store in the city. Thinner plastic bags would be banned under the measure. The ordinance...

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Honeymooning in New Zealand

December 8, 2017
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Honeymooning in New Zealand

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Tenant organization’s fight for City resources to quell violence starts to pay off

December 8, 2017
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A local tenant organization push to have more City resources in the Jackson Square area to help quell violence is starting to pay dividends. The Jackson Square area has had a series of shootings over the past several months, including the Oct. 31 shooting death of 16-year-old Gerrod Brown that was followed the next...

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Ayuntamiento aprueba ordenanza de bolsas de plástico

December 8, 2017
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Beth Treffeisen Especial a Gazette Durante una audiencia el 29 de noviembre, el Ayuntamiento aprobó unánimemente una ordenanza que cobra por el uso de bolsas de plástico grueso y de papel en la ciudad. La ordenanza prohíbe las bolsas de plástico fino. La ordenanza se dirige al Alcalde Martin Walsh, que tiene que firmarlo...

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Two Washington St. businesses, landlord in lease dispute

December 8, 2017
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Two Washington Street businesses are facing a future without a home and are blaming their landlord, City Realty. But City Realty is saying the two businesses have long known that their locations have been lined up for a redevelopment and it initially helped to relocate the two businesses. El Embajador Dominican Restaurant, which is...

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Here’s Looking at You, JP: Clockwise or counterclockwise, which way do you walk around Jamaica Pond?

December 8, 2017
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The first two times I sat on a bench at Jamaica Pond and counted how many people were going left or right, one direction edged out the other by a statistically insignificant margin. I figured there was probably little difference. But I continued my count and, after 10 more two-hour sittings, the findings were...

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Boston Slammers Honored

December 8, 2017
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Boston Slammers Honored

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Sights and Sounds, Dec. 8, 2017

December 8, 2017
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues. Dec. 19 for the Dec. 22 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Special events Light Up Hyde Jackson. Celebrate the merchant window decorating season in Hyde & Jackson Squares with a kick off party...

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Invitacion, Dec. 8, 2017

December 8, 2017
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Plazo para calendario de eventos: martes, 19 dic para la edición del 22 dic. Mande eventos a reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Para los números abajo, el código de área es 617. Reuniones Reunión de JP Shines, 12 diciembre, 12.30-1.30. 
Coldwell Banker Jamaica Plain, 713 Centre St. Iniciativa para limpiar las calles Sesión informativa de Franklin Park, sobre...

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JP Agenda, Dec. 8, 2017

December 8, 2017
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues. Dec. 19 for the Dec. 22 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Meetings JP Problem Properties Committee, first Wednesday of the month, 10:30am, E-13 Police Station Community Room, 3347 Washington St. Info: Liana Poston,...

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Holidays in JP: Holiday quilt show at City Hall

December 8, 2017
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The City recently announced that the Quilters Holiday Quilt Show is on display at City Hall, according to a press release. The Proper Bostonian Quilters Guild (PBQ) is a collection of women quilters representing the city and surrounding towns. PBQ members are active in the community and seek ways to comfort people in need...

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Holidays in JP: Ornament making at Eliot School

December 8, 2017
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Eliot School of Fine & Applied Arts will be hosting its annual open house on Dec. 17 when attendees can get into the holiday spirit by making ornaments. “It’s a fun, family-friendly creative event for the holidays,” said Abigail Norman, director of the Eliot School. “We provide the supplies and a couple different choices...

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Holidays in JP: Mayor’s Enchanted Trolley Tour

December 8, 2017
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Holidays in JP: Mayor’s Enchanted Trolley Tour

Scenes from the Mayor’s Enchanted Trolley Tour stop in Hyde Square on Dec. 3. Mayor’s Office Photo by Don Harney

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Holidays in JP: Concert

December 8, 2017
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Holidays in JP: Concert

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Holidays in JP: Thanksgiving Day Football

December 8, 2017
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Holidays in JP: Thanksgiving Day Football

Scenes from the English High School football team’s Thanksgiving Day game at Harvard Stadium. English High School lost to Boston Latin, 22-14, in the 131st game between the two teams, which is the oldest continuous football rivalry in the country. Gazette Photo by Patrick O’Connor

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Reunion

December 8, 2017
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Reunion

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