Roslindale Neighbors: Mural unveiled in Rozzie

October 27, 2017
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Roslindale Neighbors: Mural unveiled in Rozzie

The Mayor’s Office for Immigrant Advancement, in collaboration with the Mayor’s Mural Crew, unveiled the second mural as part of the public art campaign, “To Immigrants With Love,” on Oct. 14 in Roslindale, according to a press release. The unveiling took place outside of Atlas Wine and Liquors, where mural was painted over the...

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Roslindale Neighbors: Drive to create community garden at Healy Field

October 27, 2017
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There is an effort to create a community garden at Healy Field. The Friends of Healy Field group is spearheading a fundraising drive to raise money for the project. The Gazette recently spoke with Gregory Murphy of FOHF about the project. Question: Where did the idea behind creating a community garden at the field...

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Roslindale Neighbors: Check-in with RVMS

October 27, 2017
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The Gazette recently checked-in with Alia Hamada Forrest, executive director of Roslindale Village Main Street (RVMS), about happenings in the district, which include upcoming Halloween events and figuring out future uses for the Roslindale Substation. RVMS is an independent nonprofit that aims to bring together local volunteers, businesses, and public agencies to strengthen Roslindale...

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Roslindale Neighbors: Open Studios

October 27, 2017
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Roslindale Neighbors: Open Studios

  Scenes from the annual Roslindale Open Studios, which took place on Oct. 21 and 22.

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SOLE TRAIN 5K

October 27, 2017
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SOLE TRAIN 5K

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Letters:

October 27, 2017
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Airplane noise Thank you for Anastasia Lyman’s letter about noise from airplanes taking off of Logan Airport Runway 27 that fly over southwest Boston. As leader of the Runway 27 Coalition, she worked hard for Boston residents to force Massport and the FAA to reduce the problems created by use of the runway. Anastasia...

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Op-eds

October 27, 2017
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Pivotal moment for criminal justice reform By Local Sonia Chang-Díaz Thanks to years of significant public pressure, the state legislature is now preparing to take action on criminal justice reform. This is a pivotal moment, and it may not come again for many years. The State Senate recently released a much-anticipated criminal justice reform...

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Mayoral candidates discuss housing, education, immigration

October 13, 2017
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On Oct. 4, Democratic Ward Committees 8, 9, 10, 11, and 19 held a forum with candidates for mayor and at-large city councilor at the English High School. The event was well-attended by the community, filling the English High School auditorium to capacity. Both mayoral candidates—Mayor Martin Walsh and City Councilor Tito Jackson, who...

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Judge hears arguments on motion to dismiss, to rule in coming weeks

October 13, 2017
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Judge Mark Hallal heard arguments on Oct. 4 from both sides on a motion to dismiss a lawsuit over Mordechai Levin’s proposed 3353 Washington St. development and will make a decision within two to three weeks, according to Jonah Rapino, a plaintiff in the case. Lawyers for developer Mordechai Levin and his limited liability...

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MEMORIAL BRIDGE

October 13, 2017
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MEMORIAL BRIDGE

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At-large city council candidates discuss city priorities

October 13, 2017
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On Oct. 4, Democratic Ward Committees 8, 9, 10, 11, and 19 held a forum with candidates for mayor and at-large city councilor at the English High School. The event was well-attended by the community, filling the English High School auditorium to capacity, but about half of the attendees left before the city councilor...

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Candidatos a alcalde hablan sobre la vivienda, educación e inmigración

October 13, 2017
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El 4 de octubre, los Comités Democráticos de las zonas 8, 9, 10, 11 y 19 presentaron un foro de candidatos a la alcaldía y al concejo municipal general en English High School. Los asistentes de la comunidad llenaron el auditorio. Los dos candidatos hablaron durante dos minutos al principio, contestaron preguntas de la...

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Boston rallies to support Puerto Rico

October 13, 2017
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After Hurricane Maria brought catastrophic damage to the island of Puerto Rico, Jamaica Plain’s own state Rep. Jeffrey Sanchez, along with other Boston organizations, have come together to support the people of Puerto Rico through donations of food, items, and money. Grassroots Fundraising The Puerto Rican Festival of Massachusetts Incorporated (PRFM) hosted a grassroots...

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JP Agenda, Oct. 13, 2017

October 13, 2017
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues. Oct. 24 for the Oct. 27 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Meetings Olmsted Park Community Meeting, Wednesday, October 18, 6:30 p.m. James Michael Curley House 350 Jamaicaway. Please join us for the fourth...

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City Council news and notes

October 13, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen Special to the Gazette Just Cause Eviction The City Council voted to pass a new version of home rule petition The Jim Brooks Stabilization Act otherwise known as Just Cause Eviction at a hearing on Oct. 4. The home rule petition would prevent a non-exempt landlord or foreclosing owner from recovering...

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Sights and Sounds, Oct. 13, 2017

October 13, 2017
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues. Oct. 24 for the Oct. 27 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Special events          Annual Costume Dog Parade and Fashion Show Sat. Oct. 28 at 1:00pm. Registration and check-in will begin at 12noon on...

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ALL-CLASS REUNION

October 13, 2017
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ALL-CLASS REUNION

Scenes from the Jamaica Plain High School all-class reunion on Oct. 7 Social Club in West Roxbury. Gazette Photo by Patrick O’Connor

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JP Kids: Teachers forge connections between their politically different students

October 13, 2017
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By Catherine Epstein and Cherese Smith Special to the Gazette After witnessing the tone of conversation throughout the 2016 presidential election, Catherine Epstein found herself asking the same questions that frustrate many other Americans. How had the country become so fiercely divided, and why did it feel nearly impossible to talk to those with...

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JP Kids: Eliot School looks to update and expand building

October 13, 2017
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With an aging building and class size growing, the Eliot School of Fine & Applied Arts is starting a multi-year process to update its facility and expand its footprint. “It’s a long ways out, but we need more space,” said Abigail Norman, director of the Eliot School, which is located at 24 Eliot St....

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JP Kids: City announces BPS investment

October 13, 2017
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The City recently announced the first expenditures of the $1 billion BuildBPS initiative, with a collective $13 million going to Boston Public Schools (BPS) for improvements for the current school year, according to a press release. It is part of the BuildBPS 10-year educational and facilities master plan. The money will be used for...

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Invitacion, Oct. 13, 2017

October 13, 2017
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Plazo para calendario de eventos: martes, 24 oct para la edición del 27 octubre. Mande eventos a reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Para los números abajo, el código de área es 617. Reuniones Comité de consejos comunitarios, martes, 17 oct, 6.30pm, E13 @ 3347 Washington St. JP. Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council, reunión mensual, martes, 24 oct, 7pm, Farnsworth...

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Housing services nonprofit coming to the area

October 13, 2017
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Metropolitan Boston Housing Partnership (MBHP), a nonprofit that provides housing services and aims to prevent homelessness in the Boston area, is hitting the refresh button, switching up its name and moving to Roxbury Crossing. The organization is changing its name to Metro Housing | Boston and will be moving to the Parcel 25 development...

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Zakim holds hearing on simplifying voter registration

October 13, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen Special to the Gazette With another preliminary election come and gone with a low voter turnout of about 14 percent, one City Councilor is trying to figure out ways to increase voter turnout by making it easier to register to vote. The City Council’s Special Committee on Civil Rights, headed by...

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Op-eds

October 13, 2017
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How we’re bringing Bostonians of different generations together under one roof By Mayor Martin Walsh Every year, more and more people are calling Boston home. Our population is growing: we’re expected to surpass 700,000 residents before 2030, which are numbers we haven’t seen in decades. This growth means that housing is in high demand....

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