JP Pets: MSPCA-Angell advocates for animals

June 23, 2017
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Jamaica Plain’s local Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals-Angell (MSPCA-Angell) branch has been focused on advocating for public access to animal records. MSPCA was invited to testify in Washington, D.C. as part of a bipartisan briefing regarding the removal of the reports on June 8. The briefing followed the U.S. Department...

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JP Pets: Keeping dogs tick-free and healthy

June 23, 2017
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JP Pets: Keeping dogs tick-free and healthy

With warm weather arriving, owners should monitor their dogs for fleas and ticks to keep them happy and healthy. “Fleas and ticks are more than just a nuisance to pet owners and their pets; they pose a major health threat to the animals if they are not treated right away,” said Yessy Feliz, owner...

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JP Agenda, June 23, 2017

June 23, 2017
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues. July 11 for the July 14 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Meetings JP Problem Properties Committee, first Wednesday of the month, 10:30am, E-13 Police Station Community Room, 3347 Washington St. Info: Liana Poston,...

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Obituary: Leola MacDonald, a former JP resident, dies

June 23, 2017
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Obituary: Leola MacDonald, a former JP resident, dies

Leola M. “Lee” MacDonald, 75, of W. Wareham and formerly of Jamaica Plain, died on June 5 at Tobey Hospital in Wareham after a brief illness.  She was the wife of the late Robert D. MacDonald. Born in Jamaica Plain, she was the daughter of the late Frederick J. and Florence E. (Harding) Morlock....

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Invitacion, June 23, 2017

June 23, 2017
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Plazo para calendario de eventos: 11 de julio para la edición del 14 de julio. Mande eventos a reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Código de área es 617, a menos que haya otro. Reuniones Clase de vivienda, con empleados de la oficina de la estabilidad de vivienda para hablar sobre sus necesidades de vivienda estable. 6 jul, 7pm,...

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Letters:

June 23, 2017
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Immigrants in a climate of fear This winter I was getting a haircut in Jamaica Plain. The barbers usually weave in and out of Arabic and English, but on this day there was little English. Rancorous debate filled the room. I could understand the emotions (not the words): Fear, uncertainty, frustration. They explained, “We...

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Op-Ed: State House update

June 23, 2017
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By Local State Rep. Jeffrey Sánchez On Wednesday, June 7, 2017, the House passed H.3736, an act relative to language opportunity for our kids, a bill that I sponsored to address the disparities in school performance between English Language Learners (ELL) and their native English-speaking peers. ELL students account for 20 percent of the...

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Hearing date set for motion to dismiss 64 Allandale St. lawsuit

June 9, 2017
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A hearing date has been set for the City’s motion to dismiss the lawsuit by a group of abutters over the 64 Allandale St. project, according to a court document. The hearing is slated to take place Sept. 7 at 2 p.m. at the Suffolk County Superior Court before Judge Rosemary Connolly, according to...

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Melissa Ferrick to play Emerald Necklace summer series

June 9, 2017
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Grammy-nominated artist Melissa Ferrick will be performing at a free concert in Jamaica Plain this summer. The event is part of the Emerald Necklace Conservancy summer series, which is hosted by the Emerald Necklace Conservancy, a private nonprofit organization that advocates for the six Emerald Necklace parks. The series includes free yoga and six...

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Vigil

June 9, 2017
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Vigil

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Poetry installations brighten rainy days

June 9, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen Special to the Gazette On gloomy, rainy days, one usually doesn’t want to venture outside. But one art installation program is aiming to make those miserable days a little bit brighter. In a partnership between the City of Boston’s Office of Arts and Culture, the Mayor’s Mural Crew, the Boston Art...

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Instalaciones de poesía iluminan días de lluvia

June 9, 2017
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De Beth Treffeisen Especial a Gazette En los días lluviosos, a veces a uno ni se le ocurre salir de la casa. Pero un nuevo programa de arte quiere iluminar esos días grises. Debido a una colaboración entre la oficina de artes y cultura de la Ciudad, el equipo de murales del alcalde, Boston...

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Youth voting on capital budget thru June 16

June 9, 2017
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Voting booths across the city will be available through June 16 for youth residents to vote on how the City of Boston spends $1 million of the capital budget, according to a press release. This is the fourth year in a row that “Youth Lead the Change” has been an active in the budgeting...

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New burger place to open at Jackson Square

June 9, 2017
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A new restaurant called Mooyah Burgers will soon be opening in Jamaica Plain in Jackson Square across from the Jackson Square T Stop. The restaurant at 225 Centre St. opens to the public on June 19 and will be serving cheeseburgers, fries, milkshakes, and hot dogs. All menu items will be made with fresh...

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Tea bar to celebrate one-year anniversary

June 9, 2017
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Tea Bar by Evy, a cold brew tea bar located at 253 Amory St., will host a one-year anniversary event on June 17. The event, which will go from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., will also feature the launch of a new mobile tea bar, which is a converted 1976 Airstream. “It is so...

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Sights and Sounds, June 9, 2017

June 9, 2017
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues. June 20 for the June 23 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Special events Yard Sale & Raffle Fundraiser.  Benefit for The New Garden Society. Sun. June 11 10am-2pm. Lawn at the First Baptist...

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Q. and A. with local musician Maria Finkelmeier

June 9, 2017
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Jamaica Plain resident Maria Finkelmeier, who is an internationally-recognized percussion performer, was recently selected by the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum to be the next Polly Thayer Starr Artist Series guest artist. The program supports artists in the Boston area by providing them with opportunities to develop artistic experiences and to run workshops for visitors at...

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Invitacion, June 9, 2017

June 9, 2017
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Plazo para calendario de eventos: 20 de junio para la edición del 23 de junio. Mande eventos a reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Código de área es 617, a menos que haya otro. Reuniones Policía del Distrito E-13, reunión del comité de consejos, martes, 20 jun, 6.30pm, 3347 Washington St. Reunión mensual, jueves, 6 jul, 7pm, 20 South...

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La Rana Rossa closing its doors

June 9, 2017
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A little over a year after opening, La Rana Rossa at 154 Green St. has announced that it will shut its doors on June 16. The pizza restaurant across the street from Green Street T station made its announcement on Facebook on June 2. “We have loved being part of your community,” the Facebook...

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JPAA SPRING MEMBERS SHOW

June 9, 2017
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JPAA SPRING MEMBERS SHOW

The Jamaica Plain Artists Association (JPAA) is having its “Spring Members Show” currently in Eliot Hall at the Footlight Club through June 23. Jessica Burko of JPAA said that the exhibition features a wide variety of exhibits, including photography, painting, assembly, encaustic, and sculptures. “It’s the strongest group show in a long time,” said...

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CPA committee still in the works

June 9, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen Special to the Gazette More work has yet to be done to make the Community Preservation Committee (CPC), which will designate the funds put forth by the Community Preservation Act (CPA), a reality. After back and forth between the advocate group Yes for a Better Boston and business groups, City Council...

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New City funds available to support individual artists

June 9, 2017
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The Mayor’s Office of Arts in Culture has recently announced a new artist fellowship program, providing Boston artists with a new opportunity for professional funding, according to the press release. The Artist Fellowship Award is a pilot program designed to invest in artists living in Boston. The program offers five fellowship awards of $10,000...

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TRI-STATE TREK

June 9, 2017
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TRI-STATE TREK

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JP Agenda, June 9, 2017

June 9, 2017
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues. June 20 for the June 23 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Meetings JP Problem Properties Committee, first Wednesday of the month, 10:30am, E-13 Police Station Community Room, 3347 Washington St. Info: Liana Poston,...

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