El Consejo adopta ordenanza respecto a los alquileres a corto plazo

June 22, 2018
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Seth Daniel Especial a Gazette El Consejo Municipal de Boston votó el 13 de junio a favor de una ordenanza propuesta por Martin Walsh respecto a los alquileres a corto plazo como Airbnb. El voto de 11-2 elimina las unidades controvertidas que han sido calificadas como “hoteles de facto” pero también protege a los...

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JP Observer: City action on approved clean energy program at a standstill; Councilor O’Malley objects

June 22, 2018
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A Boston City Council and Mayor Marty Walsh approved state program that would allow Boston residents to choose to get more electricity from renewable sources is purposely not being implemented by the City’s Environment Department. Local City Councilor Matt O’Malley responded firmly and appropriately this week when informed that the City’s Chief of Environment,...

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JP Porchfest celebrates fifth-year anniversary

June 22, 2018
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The JP Porchfest will kick-off for the fifth year in a row on July 7 from noon to 6 p.m. The Gazette recently interviewed Marie Ghitman and Mindy Fried, co-founders of the JP Porchfest, about this year’s festival and the five-year milestone. Asked why they began the JP festival, Ghitman and Fried said in...

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BPS SPECIAL OLYMPICS

June 22, 2018
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BPS SPECIAL OLYMPICS

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Centre Street Cafe to morph into space-themed diner

June 22, 2018
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The Centre Street Cafe will soon be transformed into a space-themed diner. Co-owner David Doyle said in an email to the Gazette that the cafe closed on June 17 and will re-open as the Little Dipper in the first or second week of July. “While the new iteration of Centre Street Cafe had its...

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Sights and Sounds, June 22, 2018

June 22, 2018
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues. July 10 for the July 13 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Special events Gardening Day at Lawson Park 10:30 am – 1:30 pm, corner of Atherton & Washington. June 24. Catch and Release with...

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ENGLISH HIGH CLASS OF 2018 GRADUATION

June 22, 2018
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ENGLISH HIGH CLASS OF 2018 GRADUATION

Gazette Photos by Patrick O’Connor Scenes from the English High Class of 2018 graduation, which took place on June 7 in the school gymnasium. Diplomas were awarded to 103 graduates.

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JP Agenda, June 22, 2018

June 22, 2018
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues. July 10 for the July 13 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Meetings The Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council(JPNC) will hold its regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, June 26 at 7:00pm at Farnsworth House, 90 South Street....

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JP Pets:

June 22, 2018
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Keeping your dogs safe in summer heat starts now As summer begins and the weather gets warmer, it becomes more and more important to keep an eye on the health of our pet dogs to protect against heat-related illness and to make sure they are safe when inside vehicles. While many people might guess...

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Residents organize fundraising run to raise money for immigrant advocates

June 22, 2018
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A fundraising run to benefit Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Coalition (MIRA) at Jamaica Pond is expected to draw hundreds on June 24, according to a press release. The run is being organized by Boston for All, a local coalition that raises money for organizations working to preserve rights. The group started shortly after...

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Invitacion, June 22, 2018

June 22, 2018
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Plazo para calendario de eventos: martes, 10 de julio para la edición del 13 de julio. Mande eventos a reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Para los números abajo, el código de área es 617. Reuniones The Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council (JPNC, reunión mensual martes, 26 jun, 7pm, Farnsworth House, 90 South Street. Agenda: informes de los comités de...

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BOSTON PRIDE BLOCK PARTY

June 22, 2018
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BOSTON PRIDE BLOCK PARTY

Courtesy Photos by Ashley Rose Lokken Boston Pride held a block party in Jamaica Plain on June 10.

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THE NATIVITY PREP CLASS OF 2018 GRADUATION

June 22, 2018
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THE NATIVITY PREP CLASS OF 2018 GRADUATION

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Letters:

June 22, 2018
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Flight noise As I sit here all this morning in my Jamaica Plain backyard being bombarded by Logan Airport’s Runway 27 departing aircraft I felt it necessary to set the official record straight about Roslindale’s “Boston South Air Skies (BSFS)” May 17th article in the West-Roxbury-Roslindale Bulletin newspaper. Several half –truths and falsehoods were...

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State rep forum highlights similarities and differences among candidates

June 8, 2018
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The three candidates for the 11th Suffolk District seat—incumbent Rep. Liz Malia, Charles Clemons Muhammad, and Ture Turnbull—all had similar stances on many topics discussed during a forum on June 5, but differed subtly on topics such as supportive housing at the Shattuck Hospital campus, extending state tax holidays, the effectiveness of the Plan:...

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Q. and A. with Rep. Sanchez

June 8, 2018
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Q. and A. with Rep. Sanchez

Local state Rep. Jeffrey Sanchez has represented the 15th Suffolk District for more than a decade. He is running for re-election this year and is facing Nika Elugardo in the Democratic primary. The winner of the Sept. 4 primary will effectively be the next representative as there will be no challengers in the general...

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GIRL SCOUT TROOP TRIP TO DC

June 8, 2018
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GIRL SCOUT TROOP TRIP TO DC

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Q. and A. with Nika Elugardo

June 8, 2018
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Q. and A. with Nika Elugardo

Nika Elugardo is an attorney, a former aide to local state Sen. Sonia Chang-Diaz, and a former director of a nonprofit that provides financial education and other resources to those wanting to achieve financial stability and build wealth. She is looking to unseat longtime state Rep. Jeffrey Sanchez. The two candidates will face-off in...

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Antiguo administrador de English High condenado por disparar a un estudiante

June 8, 2018
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Un antiguo administrador de English High School fue condenado por disparar a un estudiante en la cabeza y el primero de junio fue sentenciado a más de 20 años en la cárcel, según la Oficina del Fiscal de Suffolk County. Un jurado condenó a Shaun Harrison, 58, por asalto armado con intención de matar,...

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Former English High administrator convicted of shooting student

June 8, 2018
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A former administrator at English High School was recently convicted of shooting a student in the head and was sentenced to more than 20 years in prison on June 1, according to the Suffolk County District Attorney’s (DA) Office. According to the DA’s Office, a jury convicted Shaun Harrison, 58, of armed assault with...

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Here’s Looking at You, JP | Why Can’t We?

June 8, 2018
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By Gustaf Berger Special to the Gazette After a day visiting the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum and Park, we boarded a bullet train and whizzed at speeds exceeding two miles a minute through tunnels, past forests, farms, small towns, and dusky mountains on our way to Osaka where we debarked to change for the...

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MAYOR’S COFFEE HOUR

June 8, 2018
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MAYOR’S COFFEE HOUR

Scenes from the Mayor’s Coffee Hour at Mozart Park on May 31. Mayor Martin Walsh spoke with residents about their concerns, including Sarah Freeman who impressed upon the mayor about the importance of completing the section of the Emerald Necklace from Jamaica Pond to Franklin Park. Gazette Photos by Peter Shanley

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Update on DCR’s parkway improvement project

June 8, 2018
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The majority of the state Department of Conservation and Recreation’s (DCR) parkway improvement project is finally under construction after many years of planning and pushing by the community. The parkway improvement project focuses on three different areas: Perkins Street and Francis Parkman Drive intersection; Centre Street, from VFW Parkway to Murray Circle; and the...

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Sights and Sounds, June 8, 2018

June 8, 2018
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues. June 19 for the June 22 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Special events Kite & Bike Festival, June 9, 2018 @ 7:00 am – 12:00 pm, Franklin Park Golf Course, 1 Circuit Dr....

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