JPNC unánimemente aprueba desarrollo asequible

February 10, 2017
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El 1 de febrero el comité de zonificación de JPNC (Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council) aprobó unánimemente el plan de JPNDC (Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development Corporation) para construir un desarrollo de la vivienda cien por ciento asequible en Jackson Square en 25 Amory St. La propiedad en 25 Amory Street será uno de dos edificios...

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City Realty’s Washington St. project to start construction in fall

February 10, 2017
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Construction will begin on City Realty’s 3193 Washington St. sometime this fall, according City Realty spokesperson Andrew Scherding. Construction is expected to take 12 months. The City’s Zoning Board of Appeals granted variances for the project last month despite the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council recommending that the project be denied. Dave Baron, chair of...

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Stonybrook’s Slow Streets program in ‘final stages’

February 10, 2017
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The Stonybrook neighborhood’s Slow Streets program is in the “final stages” of design and will be implemented sometime this year, according to Boston Transportation Department (BTD) spokesperson Tracey Ganiatsos. The Slow Streets program is part of the City’s Vision Zero project, which is a commitment of resources to eliminating fatal and serious traffic crashes...

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Artist chosen for Hyde Square project

February 10, 2017
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The City has chosen Spanish artist Cristina Parreño Alonso to create a public art project as part of the Hyde Square reconstruction, according to a press release. A request for proposal was issued for the project last summer. The Hyde Square reconstruction, which is expected to take place in the fall, is a phase...

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JP Agenda, Feb. 10, 2017

February 10, 2017
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues., Feb. 21 for the Feb. 24 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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HJSMS releases business profile of district

February 10, 2017
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Hyde/Jackson Square Main Street (HJSMS), a business promotion organization, has released a business profile document of the district that has found that the area has “great transit access” and has renowned and diverse restaurants, such as El Oriental de Cuba and The Haven, that draw people from outside the neighborhood. The profile, which was...

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Residents meet to discuss potential dog park

February 10, 2017
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While waiting for an official meeting to be planned by the state Department of Conservation (DCR), Jamaica Plain dog owners have held their own meeting to discuss potential locations for a new dog park (or two) in the neighborhood. Since the abrupt closing of Beecher Street Park to unleashed dogs over the summer, City...

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HSTF youths to rally for rec center

February 10, 2017
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Members of the Hyde Square Task Force, a youth-oriented nonprofit, will be hosting a rally and press conference at the Jackson Square T Station on Feb. 13 at 4:30 p.m. to build support for Urban Edge’s proposed $21 million recreation center, according to a press release. Urban Edge has raised $13 million of the...

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ZBA approves 76 Stonley Road project

February 10, 2017
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The City’s Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) voted on Feb. 7 to approve variances for the 76 Stonley Road project, according to Inspectional Services Department (ISD) spokesperson Lisa Timberlake. ISD oversees the ZBA. Developers John Morrissey and Bryan Austin have a plan for a four-story, 30,720-square-foot building with 28 units and 23 below-grade parking...

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The Last Streetcar to Arborway, part II

February 10, 2017
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The Last Streetcar to Arborway, part II

By Franklyn P. Salimbene Salimbene, a longtime Jamaica Plain resident who is a board member of the Arborway Committee for Public transit, Inc and a senior lecturer in law at Bentley University, recently penned a personal reminiscence of the last run of the Arborway streetcar. Below is the second part of the story. The...

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Sights and Sounds, Feb. 10, 2017

February 10, 2017
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues. Feb. 21 for the Feb. 24 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Special events My Furry Valentine: A South Street Event, Focus Real Estate, Monumental Cupcakes, and Polkadog Bakery are teaming up Feb. 2...

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Invitacion, Feb. 10, 2017

February 10, 2017
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El plazo para la sección de participación es al mediodía, martes, el 21 de febrero para la edición del 24 de febrero. Mande eventos a reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: marca el 617 antes de los números que salen abajo, a menos que haya otro código. Reuniones Comité de zonificación de JPNDC, reuniones 15 feb, 1 mar,...

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Letters:

February 10, 2017
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The uncertain future—and response by American left From the Occupy movement of 2011 to the Bernie Sanders campaign, to resisting the Trump administration, the American left is now faced with deciding what to do next—or how most effectively resist and try to force replacement of President Trump’s policies, while strategizing and organizing towards the...

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Op-Ed: Standing up for our values

February 10, 2017
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By Mayor Martin Walsh Looking back, I am so proud to be a Bostonian—and to be your Mayor. On Jan. 27, President Trump made good on his divisive campaign rhetoric, and signed a series of executive orders that are designed to promote American isolation, intolerance, and fear. Boston didn’t sit back and accept these...

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Obituary: Richard C. Hoeh, former JP resident, dies

February 10, 2017
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Obituary: Richard C. Hoeh, former JP resident, dies

Richard Charles “Mike” Hoeh died on Jan. 26, with his wife and eldest daughter by his side. He had been in home hospice care in Bethel, Maine, since a recent diagnosis of cancer. He was born at Faulkner Hospital in Jamaica Plain on July 18, 1930, to Frederick and Margaret (Morlock) Hoeh, both children...

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Obituary: Dawn Marie MacLeod, JP resident, dies

February 10, 2017
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Obituary: Dawn Marie MacLeod, JP resident, dies

Dawn Marie MacLeod, a Forest Hills resident, died on Jan. 24. She was 53. Wife of Eric H. Brown; loving mother of Meghan MacLeod of Dedham and Katherine Rohlfing of Jamaica Plain; daughter of the late Malcolm C. and Marie MacLeod; sister of David M. MacLeod of North Conway, New Hampshire, the late Scott...

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Bridge named after JP brothers

February 10, 2017
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Legislation was passed at the State House to officially name the Jamaicaway bridge over Route 9 on the Mission Hill/Jamaica Plain border as the Lance Corporal Alexander Arredondo and Brian Arredondo Memorial Bridge, in honor of two JP brothers, according to a press release. Lance Corporal Alexander Arredondo, a member of the U.S. Marine...

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Neighbors of Bicon Dental sue over company’s occupancy permit

February 8, 2017
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FOREST HILLS—The long battle between Bicon Dental Implants and its neighbors is continuing, as the Gazette has learned that members of the Yale Terrace Neighborhood Association has a lawsuit in Suffolk Superior Court against the Bicon’s property-owning branch, Debbie LLC, and the City’s Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) over Bicon’s occupancy permit. The defendants...

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Lingering criticism for Plan: JP/Rox planning study; Jackson hits process

January 27, 2017
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Over 180 residents attended the most recent presentation of the Plan: JP/Rox plan on Jan. 18, many of whom publicly commented about where they believed there was still holes in the plan. Meanwhile, City Councilor Tito Jackson, who recently launched his mayoral campaign, said the process behind the planning study was “flawed.” The Boston...

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Councilor Tito Jackson announces bid for mayor

January 27, 2017
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By Seth Daniel Special to the Gazette When Councilor Tito Jackson took to the podium to announce his bid for mayor at the Haley House Cafe in Roxbury on Jan. 12, he didn’t paint himself as a candidate for one particular group of people, but for all of the people of the city –...

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Women’s March

January 27, 2017
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Women’s March

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Mayor Walsh speaks of improving infrastructure and housing in third State of the City address

January 27, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen Special to the Gazette In a packed Symphony Hall, Mayor Martin J. Walsh delivered on Jan. 17 his third State of the City address, committing to keeping Boston accessible to all residents by investing more money in affordable housing and upgrading infrastructure and transportation options. In an effort from the Walsh...

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Walsh se compromete a mejorar la infraestructura y la vivienda

January 27, 2017
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De Beth Treffeisen Especial a Gazette El 17 de enero en Symphony Hall, el Alcalde Martin J. Walsh pronunció su tercer discurso sobre el estado de la ciudad, comprometiéndose a mantener la accesibilidad de Boston para todos los residentes con la inversión de más dinero en vivienda asequible y la actualización de infraestructura y...

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ESAC is moving back to JP

January 27, 2017
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The Ecumenical Social Action Committee (ESAC), a former longtime Egleston Square nonprofit founded in Jamaica Plain nearly 50 years ago, has moved its office back into JP and has launched a new program for seniors. “Jamaica Plain is where ESAC was founded.  We are happy to be in JP Centre, where so many of...

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