Hyde Sq. speed hump to return

August 15, 2014
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A speed hump that was removed in Hyde Square last year will be reinstalled this fall, according to Tracey Ganiatsos of the Boston Transportation Department (BTD). Resident Erik Berg recently complained about the removal of the 70 Day St. speed hump, as the Gazette previously reported. The hump was one of several that were...

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JP Agenda, Aug. 15, 2014

August 15, 2014
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues., Aug. 26 for the Aug. 29 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Meetings Zoning Board of Appeals, City Hall, Room 801, 635-4775. Aug. 16, 9:30am: 233 Pond St. (erect an enclosed vestibule in front...

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Global Girls Advocacy

August 15, 2014
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Global Girls Advocacy

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Jackson Sq. development gets funding

August 15, 2014
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The Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development Corporation (JPNDC) has received funding for its planed low-income apartment project at 75 Amory Ave. “We have secured the financing for 75 Amory Ave., which means we will start construction in 2015,” said JPNDC spokesperson Sally Swenson in an email to the Gazette. JPNDC, a nonprofit community development corporation,...

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Obituary: Noah Katz, world traveler and runner

August 15, 2014
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Obituary: Noah Katz, world traveler and runner

Noah Katz of Jamaica Plain passed away July 31, 2014. Born March 13, 1952 in White Plains, N.Y. Pre-deceased by his loving mother Frances (Wollin) Katz; devoted son of Stanley Katz (and stepmother, Florence). Adored brother of Cima Katz (Gary Tebor). Cherished by his cousins, extended family and friends. Noah spent his adult life...

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Invitacion, Aug. 15, 2014

August 15, 2014
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El plazo para la lista de eventos es el 26 de agosto al mediodía para la publicación del 29 de agosto. Mande a reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Atención: Marque el 617 antes de los números que salen abajo. Reuniones Zoning Board of Appeals, City Hall, sala 801, 635-4775. 16 agosto, 9:30am: 233 Pond St. (construir un vestíbulo...

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New Zoo Chair

August 15, 2014
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New Zoo Chair

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JP teacher wins national education award

August 15, 2014
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JP teacher wins national education award

Christopher Hoeh, a Jamaica Plain resident and second-grade teacher at Cambridge Friends School in Cambridge, was awarded one of five 2014 Teaching Tolerance Award for Excellence in Teaching by the Southern Poverty Law Center. Hoeh told the Gazette his curriculum, focused on the process of creating cotton clothing, was responsible for his win. “The...

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Rockland Trust buys Peoples Federal Bank

August 15, 2014
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Rockland Trust Company has entered into an agreement to buy Peoples Federal Savings Bank, which has a branch at 725 Centre St. in Jamaica Plain. Ellen Molle of Rockland Trust said the Rockland-based bank will not be closing any of the Peoples branches. “Regarding the impact on Peoples’ customers, we don’t anticipate significant product,...

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Editorial: Legislative achievements

August 15, 2014
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With our state legislators wrapping up another session of lawmaking, a couple of items strike us as particularly noteworthy. State Sen. Sonia Chang-Díaz was a strong proponent of election reforms that expand access to the voting booth. Early voting, which works very well in other states, is one of those excellent reforms. So is...

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Letter: State government should divest from fossil fuels

August 15, 2014
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Regarding the July 18 article “First Church UU divesting from fossil fuels”: Right now, Massachusetts pension funds are invested in fossil fuel industries. This is wrong. We should divest from the fossil fuel industries and invest in other industries that do not contribute to climate change. Climate change is already affecting Massachusetts. It casts...

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Letter: Gazette is misleading about 71 South St. project

August 15, 2014
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The Gazette’s Aug. 1 story “South Street office-to-houses project shot down” misleads readers about the zoning issues at the 71 South St. site. First, the Gazette asserts that the “4,684 square-foot-lot…is zoned for a three-family house.” This is incorrect. In fact, pursuant to Article 55 of the Zoning Code, and as shown on Map...

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Peace march and rally scheduled

August 15, 2014
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The Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development Corporation (JPNDC) and JP residents and businesses are holding a “Neighborhood Peace Rally” and march tomorrow, Aug. 16, in Hyde and Jackson Squares. “Just this summer we’ve already had three incidents in which one person died and two other people were hospitalized in critical condition due to these shootings,”...

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Weed-eating goats could come to JP

August 15, 2014
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Goats are nibbling plants in Hyde Park in a Boston Parks Department pilot program using the animals as old-school weed control. If it works out, the goats could come to JP’s urban wilds to manage invasive plant species like poison ivy, buckthorn and Japanese knotweed. Five years ago, JP residents proposed using goats to...

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Sock for Sox

August 15, 2014
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Sock for Sox

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On the Police Beat, July 28-Aug. 10, 2014

August 15, 2014
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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. Aug. 10: Vandalism, Gay Head St.; unarmed robbery, 3699 Washington St.; breaking and entering of non-residence, McBride St.;...

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Police seek 3 in connection with Jackson Sq. body

August 8, 2014
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Police seek 3 in connection with Jackson Sq. body

JACKSON SQ.–Boston Police homicide detectives are asking for the public’s help in identifying three “persons of interest” in connection with a woman found dead near Urban Edge’s Webb Building last month. An unidentified woman believed to be in her 40s was found dead July 13 in the area of 1542 Columbus Ave., on the...

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Obituary: Noah Katz, world traveler and runner

August 6, 2014
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Obituary: Noah Katz, world traveler and runner

Noah Katz of Jamaica Plain passed away July 31, 2014. Born March 13, 1952 in White Plains, N.Y. Pre-deceased by his loving mother Frances (Wollin) Katz; devoted son of Stanley Katz (and stepmother, Florence). Adored brother of Cima Katz (Gary Tebor). Cherished by his cousins, extended family and friends. Noah spent his adult life...

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Patrick talks child poverty, Shattuck Center

August 1, 2014
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Patrick talks child poverty, Shattuck Center

JACKSON SQ.—Gov. Deval Patrick came to Nurtury Learning Lab in Bromley-Heath last week to present an annual report on the state of child welfare in the Commonwealth. While there, he said that his office will “continue to work” with the Shattuck Child Care Center in Forest Hills, which is desperately looking for a new...

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Police: Egleston shootings are ‘targeted’

August 1, 2014
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Four recent shootings, including one homicide, in the vicinity of the Stony Brook MBTA station are connected and targeted, according to Boston Police (BPD) E-13 Capt. Alfredo Andres. Andres made the announcement during a community meeting organized by City Councilor Matt O’Malley on July 21 to discuss the recent spate of violence. Over 60...

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JP Porchfest

August 1, 2014
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JP Porchfest

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Local architects build ‘supergreen’ dream house

August 1, 2014
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Local architects build ‘supergreen’ dream house

WOODBOURNE—Architects Hansy Better Barraza and Anthony Piermarini love their corner of Jamaica Plain so much, they recently built their “supergreen” dream house there. They were inspired to make the 1B Meyer St. house highly energy efficient because of a nearby City-sponsored green housing project around the corner on Catherine Street. Another well-known energy-efficient home,...

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BRA lacks rules and records, audit finds

August 1, 2014
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The Boston Redevelopment Authority lacks proper policies and record-keeping practices, and has lost track of millions of dollars, according to an audit ordered by Mayor Martin Walsh. The Mayor’s Office and the BRA’s acting director called the findings “troubling” and pledge to reform the agency for better accountability and transparency. Among the undocumented items...

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Plan en Egleston recibe opiniones del público

August 1, 2014
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EGLESTON SQ.— En una reunión en Egleston Square Neighborhood Association (ESNA) el 23 de julio, unos diseñadores revelaron su plan para convertir una manzana en Washington Street en un edificio multiuso de 82 pies de altura, con 76 departamentos. La mayor preocupación de los 50 asistentes fue la asequibilidad. Los diseñadores Dan Mangiacotta y...

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