Urban Edge developing affordable rentals

February 27, 2015
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EGLESTON SQ.—Urban Edge is planning on developing 40 to 50 affordable rental units in Egleston Square, adjacent to the Egleston Square Branch Library at 2044 Columbus Ave. Urban Edge planned to host a community meeting at the Library Feb. 28, after the Gazette’s deadline, to discuss the project with the neighborhood. According to Urban...

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JP Observer: How to really deal with winter’s roof and T troubles

February 27, 2015
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Ice dam solutions Fill women’s pantyhose with calcium chloride (ice melt) and place them on your roof so they overhang the gutters. Or do the same with men’s discarded socks. You will need either a low roof and a good throwing arm or a tall ladder that you gradually move around the house. You...

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Coldwell reaches deal over discrimination allegations

February 27, 2015
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Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, which has a location at 713 Centre St., has entered into a settlement agreement with the state Attorney General’s (AG) Office over allegations that it discriminated against families with children in housing rentals, according to a press release. The JP location was at the center of the allegations, which said...

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Dedicated customers help weather-stricken businesses

February 27, 2015
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The record snow and arctic cold this winter has affected all facets of life, including putting a dent in local businesses’ bottom line. But some owners and business associations say that has been helped by dedicated customers. David Doyle, owner of Tres Gatos and Centre Street Cafe, said in an email to the Gazette...

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Rockland Trust Arrives

February 27, 2015
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Rockland Trust Arrives

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Sights and Sounds, Feb. 27, 2015

February 27, 2015
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues., March 10 for the March 13 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Special Events Jamaica Pond & Gerry Wright celebration, celebrating 80th birthday of longtime activist and head of Friends of Jamaica Pond, Sun.,...

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New Landmarks Commission head is named

February 27, 2015
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New Landmarks Commission head is named

Rosanne Foley was appointed last month to be the next executive director of the Boston Landmarks Commission (BLC), according to a press release. Foley takes over for Jamaica Plain resident Ellen Lipsey, whose employment was ended by the City late last year. The BLC has played a prominent role JP, overseeing landmark designations on...

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City unveils new online tools for teen summer jobs

February 27, 2015
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The City recently announced a new online tool called “SuccessLink” that allows teenagers to apply for summer jobs, according to a press release. SuccessLink, which replaces Boston Youth Fund’s HOPELINE, also allows applicants to connect with the City’s Department of Youth Engagement and Employment and its services, which include peer-led personal and career development...

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Franklin Park’s golf course still a treasure, 119 years in

February 27, 2015
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With Franklin Park’s White Stadium and William J. Devine Golf Course potentially hosting Olympic events in 2024—and possibly shuttered to local users for a year or more—the Gazette set out to learn some of the Devine course’s history. The proposed plans for those facilities include hosting various events in a renovated stadium, and temporarily...

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JP resident co-edits compilation by bisexual men

February 27, 2015
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JP resident co-edits compilation by bisexual men

International LGBT activist and JP resident Robyn Ochs has co-edited an anthology documenting the experience of men who are bisexual or identify with the “middle sexualities” between gay and straight. “Both bi erasure and anti-queer sentiment continue to take a toll on folks who identify in the middle sexualities,” Ochs, who identifies as bi,...

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Fire and Ice

February 27, 2015
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Fire and Ice

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JP Agenda, Feb. 27, 2015

February 27, 2015
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues., March 10 for the March 13 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Meetings Boston Police District E-13, Monthly meeting, March 5, 7pm, Curtis Hall, 20 South St. Latino monthly meeting, Thurs., March 12, Nate...

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Skeleton Crew

February 27, 2015
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Skeleton Crew

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2 face charges in JP store robberies

February 27, 2015
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Two men are in custody and facing charges in two of Jamaica Plain’s recent store robberies, according to the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office. Heath Carson, 35, of Quincy, and Richard Perry, 41, of Taunton, are accused of committing a Jan. 22 hold-up at the Tostado Sandwich Bar at 300 Centre St. in Jackson...

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Man shot, killed on Centre St.

February 27, 2015
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A young man was fatally shot near 891 Centre St. on Feb. 11, according to Boston Police Department (BPD). An officer who was nearby heard the shots, fired around 10:30in the morning, and chased two male suspects. While at least one of the suspects fired at police, the officer did not return fire. With...

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Invitacion, Feb. 27, 2015

February 27, 2015
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El plazo para la lista de eventos es el 10 de marzo al mediodía para la publicación del 13 de marzo. Mande a reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Atención: Marque el 617 antes de los números que salen abajo. Reuniones La policía de Boston del distrito E-13, reunión mensual, 5 mar, 7pm, Curtis Hall, 20 South St.; reunión...

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Event celebrates Jamaica Pond, birthday of supporter

February 27, 2015
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First Church in Jamaica Plain, Unitarian Universalist in Monument Square will host an event March 1 to celebrate Jamaica Pond and one of its biggest supporters, Gerry Wright, who is turning 80 years old. Wright is the founder of Friends of Jamaica Pond and the “Olmsted 2022” project, an effort to spur environmental programs...

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Boston 2024 to meet at Franklin Park March 5

February 27, 2015
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A meeting has been scheduled between the Franklin Park Coalition (FPC) and Boston 2024, the private nonprofit heading Boston’s bid to host the 2024 Summer Olympic Games for March 5. Franklin Park is part of Boston 2024’s bid as a suggested venue for equestrian and pentathlon events for the Olympics and Paralympics. According to...

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Giraffe calf dies at zoo

February 27, 2015
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Kali, a 4-month-old giraffe calf born at Zoo New England’s Franklin Park Zoo in October died unexpectedly earlier this month. According to a release, Kali had not exhibited any signs of illness and nothing seemed amiss when the zookeepers completed their shift on Feb. 9. Upon their return to the Giraffe Barn the morning...

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On the Police Beat, Feb. 8-22, 2015

February 27, 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. Feb. 22: Lelis Y. Ortiz of JP charged with assault and battery, 5 Weld Ave.; larceny shoplifting, 704...

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Editorial: Supporting local businesses

February 27, 2015
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The natural disaster that was—and still is—Boston’s recent waves of blizzards has hit small businesses hard. JP’s local businesses are not only a source of pride, but a linchpin of the local economy. They keep dollars in the neighborhood, from paychecks to contributions to another key JP resource, the nonprofit sector. Mayor Walsh’s “Boston...

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Editorial: A good School Committee choice

February 27, 2015
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We applaud Mayor Walsh for appointing Miren Uriarte to the Boston School Committee. It is good to see that both JP and the Latino community that is a key constituency of our neighborhood will continue to be represented on the committee following the recent departure of Claudio Martinez. Uriarte shares and perhaps exceeds Martinze’s...

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Letter: Meeting needed on mail delivery problems

February 27, 2015
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The following letter was sent to U.S. Rep. Steven Lynch: Mail delivery in my neighborhood of Jamaica Plain has been erratic and unpredictable. ( Repeated calls to the Mark Stokes Supervisor of Customer Service at the 02130 post office have been fruitless. Complaints to the Boston postmaster have been fruitless, too. In 12 delivery...

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Letter: Mayor should halt historic house demolition

February 27, 2015
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Thank you for your piece on Bicon’s plans to demolish 21 Yale Terrace. (“Dental firm aims to demolish historic house,” Jan. 16.) Yale Terrace is a historic, architecturally interesting and cohesive neighborhood, nestled between the Forest Hills Cemetery and Franklin Park. There are nine houses on this street, and it is a very cohesive,...

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