Cotto leaves Egleston Square MS

September 28, 2018
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Luis Edgardo Cotto has left Egleston Square Main Street (ESMS) after leading the organization for four years as executive director. ESMS is a business promotion organization. “Back in August I accepted an offer from the Mass Cultural Council to be Program Manager for Community Initiatives,” said Cotto in an email to the Gazette. “This...
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Free Concert

September 28, 2018
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Free Concert


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O’Malley files hearing order to examine gas safety

September 28, 2018
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Jamaica Plain City Councilor Matt O’Malley filed a hearing order on Sept. 19 with two other councilors—Ed Flynn and Ayanna Pressley—to examine the safety of the City’s gas infrastructure. The move comes after a natural gas incident led to fires and explosions in Lawrence, Andover, and North Andover and one man being killed. The...
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Library Celebration

September 28, 2018
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Library Celebration

  Mayor Martin Walsh, BPS officials, staff, students, and families of the Curley K-8 School celebrated on Sept. 20 the re-opening of the school’s library, which underwent a $100,000 renovation thanks to funds raised by families and the community. Courtesy Photos by Maria Barletta
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Sights and Sounds, Sept. 28, 2018

September 28, 2018
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues. Oct. 9 for the Oct. 12 issue. Send listings to [email protected] Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Special events Free Guided Walking Tour of Jamaica Pond will take place on Saturday, September 29 starting at 11:00am from in front...
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Real Estate Today: Developer continues to work on Bartlett II proposal

September 28, 2018
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The developer for the proposed Bartlett II development at 450-456 Amory St. continues to work on a revision to the project. The developer, Chris DeSisto, told the Gazette he is still “working out some issues” with the proposal, but hopes to “resolve them sometime soon.” He said there is no timeframe to when he...
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JP Agenda, Sept. 28, 2018

September 28, 2018
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues. Oct. 9  for the Oct. 12 issue. Send listings to [email protected] Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Meetings JP Zoning: The Committee’s next upcoming meetings will be October 10th and October 24th.          The Jamaica Pond Association will meet...
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Real Estate Today: 106 Forest Hills Street set for October 16 ZBA hearing

September 28, 2018
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By Lauren Bennett Special to the Gazette The proposed development at 106 Forest Hills St has been a point of contention in the neighborhood. As previously reported by the Gazette, owner/developer Alan Sharaf is proposing to raze the existing building and erect a three-story building with nine residential units and ten parking spaces. The...
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Real Estate Today: State of the real estate market in JP

September 28, 2018
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By Lauren Bennett Special to the Gazette As the warmer weather winds down, the real estate market tends to follow suit—but not too much. The Gazette asked several real estate agents in the Jamaica Plain area how the market is faring as we head into fall and winter. A general consensus from the agents...
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Real Estate Today: 73 Sheridan St. still causing debate; abutters hope to work with developer

September 28, 2018
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By Lauren Bennett Special to the Gazette The proposed development at 73 Sheridan St. is still the cause of many disagreements between the developer and some of the abutters and other community members involved with the project. As previously reported by the Gazette, the Boston Landmarks Commission (BLC) imposed a 90-day demolition delay on...
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Real Estate Today: Shattuck Supportive Housing proposal to merge with master plan

September 28, 2018
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The Asset Management Board (AMB) did not vote on the Shattuck Supportive Housing proposal during its Sept. 18 meeting, as a decision was made to align the project with the overall Shattuck Campus Master Plan, according to an update posted on the state website. The preliminary proposal for supportive housing at the campus was...
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[email protected] celebrates four-year anniversary

September 28, 2018
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[email protected], a program for seniors who want to age well in the community, is celebrating its fourth anniversary this year. [email protected] is a membership-based program of Ethos, a 44-year-old private, nonprofit organization that assists the elderly and disabled to live at home. The program has attracted more than 115 members who share those goals,...
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Invitacion, Sept. 28, 2018

September 28, 2018
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Plazo para la sección de eventos: martes, 9 octubre para la edición de 12 octubre. Mande eventos a [email protected] Para los números abajo, el código de área es 617. Reuniones Comité de zonificación: próximas reuniones 10 y 24 octubre.          The Jamaica Pond Association, reunión lunes, 1 oct, First Baptist Church, 633 Centre Street....
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Letters:

September 28, 2018
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We need safer streets We are a Jamaica Plain father (age 37) and son (age 3) writing together, because we believe JP streets are dangerous for children, pedestrians, and bicyclists. We dread the possibility of a devastating accident here in JP, similar to the tragedy in South Boston in July, when a van jumped...
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Op-ed: Recover is personal to me—and to all of us

September 28, 2018
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By Mayor Martin Walsh Early on in my first campaign for mayor, I realized I had to be open about my recovery from alcoholism. I had been working on addiction prevention and recovery issues for my entire 16 years in the state Legislature, and I knew I wanted to make it a priority for...
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Obituary: Barry W. Morlock

September 28, 2018
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Barry W. Morlock of West Bridgewater died Sept. 16 in his home at the age of 74. Barry was born in Jamaica Plain, the youngest son of the late Florence E. (Harding) and Fred J. Morlock. He was raised in his family’s apartment building and commercial property at the corner of Centre and Paul...
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Obituary: William Patrick Lord, former JP resident, dies

September 28, 2018
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Lord, William Patrick, 64, born in Fitchburg, MA, of Gardner, MA, formerly of Jamaica Plain, MA, died on Sept. 8, 2018. Bill Lord is survived by his wife of 20 years, Jen Carty and his brother, Richard Lord and numerous sister and brother-in-laws, nieces and nephews. Bill was in the construction business for many...
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Longtime JP barber reluctantly hangs up his shears

September 14, 2018
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By Richard Heath Special to the Gazette Joe Monahan has been the barber of White City in Jamaica Plain since the Eisenhower administration. For those who don’t know, White City is that edge of Forest Hills which takes its name from a row of five white stucco apartment buildings, built on Hyde Park Avenue...
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Visit From The Mayor

September 14, 2018
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Judge rules against neighborhood association members in Bicon Dental case

September 14, 2018
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Suffolk Superior Court Judge Douglas H. Wilkins has ruled against by members of the Yale Terrace Neighborhood Association in their lawsuit against the Bicon Dental Implant’s property-owning branch, Debbie LLC, and the City’s Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA), according to the state trial court website. Bicon, a 501 Arborway company, stirred controversy in the...
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Elugardo, Pressley beat longtime incumbents

September 14, 2018
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Two longtime incumbents saw their tenures ended, as Boston City Councilor Ayanna Pressley beat local U.S. Rep. Mike Capuano (7th Congressional District) and Nika Elugardo knocked-off local state Rep. Jeffrey Sanchez (15th Suffolk District) during the Sept. 4 primary election. Elugardo, a Jamaica Plain resident who is a former aide of local State Sen....
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Elugardo, Pressley a sustituir a titulares

September 14, 2018
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Peter Shanley Miembro del Personal de Gazette Dos veteranos oficiales electos perdieron en las elecciones primarias del 4 de septiembre. La Consejera Municipal Ayanna Pressley le ganó al Representante Mike Capuano del séptimo distrito del congreso y Nika Elugardo reemplazará al Representante Jeffrey Sánchez del decimoquinto distrito Suffolk. Elugardo, una residente de Jamaica Plain...
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Op-ed: Luxury housing boom has downsides for Jamaica Plain

September 14, 2018
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By Chuck Collins Special to the Gazette If you stand in Jamaica Plain and look downtown, you will see a new building rising next to the Prudential Center. This is One Dalton Place, Boston’s newest and tallest residential luxury tower, rising 61 stories, with an average condo price of $6 million. The penthouse is...
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The Dominican Parade

September 14, 2018
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The Dominican Parade

Scenes from the Dominican Parade on Aug. 19 in Jamaica Plain.   Mayor’s Office Photos by John Wilcox
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