Ayuntamiento rechaza impuesto sobre alcohol

January 13, 2017
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De Beth Treffeisen Especial a la Gaceta   El mes pasado el Ayuntamiento de Boston rechazó un impuesto de 2% sobre ciertas bebidas alcohólicas que financiaría programas de prevención y tratamiento para el abuso de sustancias. Respaldado por los Consejeros Frank Baker y Bill Linehan, quienes han visto la plegaria del abuso de sustancias...

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Chair of School Committee re-appointed

January 13, 2017
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Michael D. O’Neill has been re-appointed to the Boston School Committee for a third four-year term, according to a press release. O’Neill was first appointed as a member of the School Committee in 2008 and was elected chairman of the School Committee in 2013. “I am honored to re-appoint Michael O’Neill to the Boston...

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Q. and A. with Rick Berlin about new book

January 13, 2017
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Longtime Jamaica Plain resident and rock musician Rick Berlin recently released a memoir titled, “The Paragraphs,” about his life in music. The Gazette conducted a question-and-answer session through email with Berlin about the book. For more information about Berlin, visit berlinrick.com. (The session has been edited.)   Q.: Tell me about the process of...

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Change of leadership for City’s neighborhood liaison

January 13, 2017
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Jullieanne Doherty, the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Coordinator for the Mayor’s Office of Neighborhood Services, is stepping down and made way for Alexandra Valdez to fill that role. Doherty has left the role to take another position with the City. Doherty, who served as neighborhood coordinator for six years, wrote a farewell message in a...

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James’s Gate project heads to ZBA

January 13, 2017
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The 5 McBride St. project will head to the Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) on Jan. 24, according to City documents. The project is seeking several variances, including for insufficient off-street parking and for dimensional regulations. The Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council’s (JPNC) Zoning Committee voted during a Dec. 6 meeting in favor of recommending...

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JP Agenda, Jan. 13, 2017

January 13, 2017
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues., Jan. 24 for the Jan. 27 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Meetings Plan JP/Rox, Meeting will provide opportunity to learn about priorities of PLAN: JP/ROX and for the community to provide comments on...

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Boston’s gender wage gap 23 cents

January 13, 2017
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The Boston Women’s Workforce Council (BWWC) released its 2016 gender wage report, which found a 23 cent wage gap, meaning women make on average 77 cents for every dollar a man earns in Greater Boston, according to a press release. The report uses wage data self-reported by businesses in the Greater Boston area. The...

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JPNC’s Zoning Committee votes in favor of 76 Stonley Road project

January 13, 2017
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The Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council’s (JPNC) Zoning Committee voted in favor of the 76 Stonley Road project during a Jan. 4 meeting, according to chair Dave Baron. The project will go before the full council later this month. The City’s Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) is expected to hold a hearing for variances on...

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BU expands BPS scholarship program

January 13, 2017
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Boston University has expanded its scholarship program for Boston Public School (BPS) students, now allowing BPS alumni transferring in from another college to be eligible for the Boston University Community Service Awards, according to a press release. The program calculates each accepted applicant’s financial ability, and awards financial aid for students’ needs including tuition,...

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Jackson Rec Center changes filed with BPDA

January 13, 2017
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Jackson Square Partners have filed a notifce of project change (NPC) with the Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) for the Jackson Square Recreation Center. About 11 acres of land in Jackson Square is being redeveloped by the Jackson Square Partners, which includes Mitchell Properties, the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development Corporation (JPNDC) and Urban...

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Sights and Sounds, Jan. 13, 2017

January 13, 2017
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues. Jan. 24 for the Jan. 27 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Special events Run for All, respond to the Trump inaugurations by standing up to civil liberties and raising money for the ACLU....

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ZBA approves 3193 Washington St. project despite JPNC’s objection

January 13, 2017
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The City’s Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) granted variances for City Realty’s 3193 Washington St. development proposal, according to Inspectional Services Department (ISD) spokesperson Lisa Timberlake. ISD oversees the ZBA. The ZBA granted the variances despite the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council recommending that the project be denied. Dave Baron, chair of JPNC’s Zoning Committee,...

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Invitacion, Jan. 13, 2017

January 13, 2017
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El plazo para la sección de participación es al mediodía, martes, el 24 enero para la edición del 27 enero. Mande eventos a reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: marca el 617 antes de los números que salen abajo, a menos que haya otro código. Reuniones Plan JP/Rox, reunión sobre las prioridades de PLAN: JP/ROX con oportunidad de...

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EMILY GREENE BALCH DAY

January 13, 2017
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EMILY GREENE BALCH DAY

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Letter: Cats belong inside

January 13, 2017
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Animals large and small typically live in our homes because we make that choice. Sometimes things don’t work out. In those cases, there are shelters that will accept and attempt to adopt those for whom it may be a wrong fit. I have a cat living with me in my apartment. He does not...

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Op-Ed: Helping Boston’s homeowners

January 13, 2017
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By Mayor Martin Walsh When I ran for mayor, I knew I wanted to make Boston a city where every resident can afford to live, work, and raise a family. Since I’ve been elected, Boston has grown—fast. Our population is expanding rapidly and we’re expected to reach over 700,000 residents by 2030. Our tech...

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Obituary: Georgi Erica Scarpelli

January 13, 2017
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Obituary: Georgi Erica Scarpelli

Georgi Erica Scarpelli, of Worcester and former Jamaica Plain resident, died on Jan. 6. Beloved daughter of the late George Vega and Louise Scarpelli. Loving sister of Toni Ann Komst (retired Boston EMS) of Mission Hill, Ed Komst of Pennsylvania, GiGi Florence and her husband Oscar of Worcester, Marcia Lawrence of Worcester and Aaron...

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Obituary: Jeanette P. Murphy

January 13, 2017
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Obituary: Jeanette P. Murphy

Jeanette P. Murphy, 70, died on Dec. 19. Beloved mother of Jamie and Lauren and grandmother to Daniel and Paige Johnston and Ryan and Kyle Carroll. Almost as important in her life, were her dogs Zoey and Onx and her bird, Andrew, of 24 years. We will always remember Jeanette for her confidence, directness,...

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ZBA approves 64 Allandale St. project

December 23, 2016
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With the mayor’s backing, the City’s Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) approved more than 50 variances for the 64 Allandale St. project on Dec. 13. A spokesperson for an opposition group said they are “disappointed” with the mayor’s decision to back the project and for the ZBA approving it. Jacqueline Nunez, the developer of...

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Bag ban on hold

December 23, 2016
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By Beth Treffeisen Special to the Gazette   The City Council moved to keep an ordinance that would tax plastic bags in file under the Government Operations Committee until the New Year at the recent hearing held on Dec.14. The move comes as the Walsh administration has said that it does not support the...

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50TH REUNION

December 23, 2016
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50TH REUNION

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JP dog park proves elusive

December 23, 2016
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After an unofficial dog park closed this summer in Jamaica Plain, City and state officials began a search to find an area for one in the neighborhood, but scant progress has been made. Since the closing of Beecher Street Park to unleashed dogs, many dog owners have had nowhere to go to let their...

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Nuevo estudio investiga los impactos del ruido en los residentes

December 23, 2016
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De Beth Treffeisen Especial a la Gaceta El ruido de la construcción, los aviones, las bocinas de los coches y la música alta, todos contribuyen al paisaje sonoro de Boston que afecta a la gente que vive y trabaja en la ciudad. Erica Walker, una estudiante de doctorado en Harvard T.H. Chin School of...

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Noise impacts to residents are mapped out in new study

December 23, 2016
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By Beth Treffeisen Special to the Gazette Construction sites, planes flying over head, cars honking, loud music blasting, all contribute to the soundscape that make up Boston and in turn affect the residents who live and work in the city. Erica Walker, a doctoral student at Harvard T.H. Chin School of Public Health, has...

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