Invitacion, March 13, 2015

March 13, 2015
By

El plazo para la lista de eventos es el 24 de marzo al mediodía para la publicación del 27 de marzo. Mande a reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Atención: Marque el 617 antes de los números que salen abajo. Reuniones 3200 Washington St. IAG, 16 mar, 6:30-7:30pm, policía de Boston de Distrito E-13, Jamaica Plain, 3345 Washington St....

Read more »

Editorial: The answer behind the Franklin Park Olympics non-answers

March 13, 2015
By

When Boston 2024 committed Franklin Park as an Olympic venue in its bid without telling anyone locally, that move was uninformative, arrogant and disingenuous. No surprise that its first, incredibly belated public meeting at the park was all of the above and worse. Boston 2024 is interested in Franklin Park because, from its godlike...

Read more »

Editorial: Mayor Walsh’s big picture

March 13, 2015
By

Mayor Walsh’s commitment to long-range planning on virtually every front in his 2030-targeted system is to be applauded. Taking on the big picture is a massive turnabout from the previous administration, which in some ways had a healthy aversion to centralized planning, and in other ways merely replaced it with mayoral fiat. Meanwhile, the...

Read more »

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

March 13, 2015
By

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. March 8: Breaking and entering of residence, 16 Newbern St.; Carlos Ovando of Boston and Joaquin Ramon Arias...

Read more »

Sanctuary restaurant closes

March 13, 2015
By

HYDE SQ.—The restaurant Centre Street Sanctuary, which was located at the Blessed Sacrament Church campus at 365 Centre St., has closed, according to owner Adam Rutstein. The restaurant’s last day was March 8. “We ran out of time and we ran out of money,” he said in a Gazette interview. He said Sanctuary was...

Read more »

The return of Dianne Wilkerson

March 12, 2015
By
The return of Dianne Wilkerson

Of all of the twists and turns of Boston’s Olympics bid, perhaps the most surprising is the public reappearance of Dianne Wilkerson. JP’s former state senator’s last public activities here were in 2008, when her reelection attempt collapsed with her FBI arrest for taking bribes. After her release from federal prison in 2013, she has...

Read more »

EHS staffer charged with shooting student

March 6, 2015
By

An employee of JP’s English High School (EHS) is charged with attempting to murder an EHS student in Roxbury on Tuesday night in a shooting related to drug-dealing, according to Suffolk County District Attorney spokesperson Jake Wark. Shaun Harrison, 55, was working as dean of students at EHS at 144 McBride St. at the...

Read more »

Community skeptical of Franklin Park Olympics use

March 6, 2015
By

Boston 2024 underwent a barrage of aggressive questioning from community members about its proposed use of Franklin Park as an Olympics venue at a meeting last night, March 5. The majority of the roughly 80 attendees at the Franklin Park Coalition (FPC)-hosted meeting ranged from skeptical to outright hostile about the Olympics plan. Boston...

Read more »

2nd suspect charged in Centre St. murder

February 27, 2015
By

A second suspect has been charged in the Feb. 11 shooting death of Kenneth Lamour, a 21-year-old Hyde Park resident who was working as a snow-shoveler at 891 Centre St. at the time of his murder. Donte Henley, 24, of South Boston allegedly “called in the hit” on Lamour, according to the Suffolk County...

Read more »

Arborway bike plan includes major rotary redesigns

February 27, 2015
By

A proposed bicycle-oriented redesign of the Arborway between Murray and Kelley Circles would replace the historic rotaries with modern roundabouts. Created and advertised as a plan to create and improve bicycle facilities on the Arborway, the plan would replace Murray Circle with two smaller, modern roundabouts, replace Kelley Circle with one roundabout, and redirect...

Read more »

Pond Snow

February 27, 2015
By
Pond Snow

Read more »

JP resident appointed to School Committee

February 27, 2015
By
JP resident appointed to School Committee

Jamaica Plain resident Miren Uriarte, a University of Massachusetts-Boston professor and active member of the Latino community, was appointed to the Boston School Committee earlier this month, according to a press release. Uriarte replaces JP’s Claudio Martinez, who resigned in December from the School Committee and from the Hyde Square Task Force for personal...

Read more »

Bus stop to move for tower

February 27, 2015
By

The “Serenity” development at 105a S. Huntington Ave. recently appeared before the City’s Public Improvement Commission (PIC), gaining approval for several aspects of the proposal, including moving a MBTA bus stop. But it is unclear where the overall project’s progress stands. The 195-unit, multi-building development will include townhouses and apartment buildings of one-, two-...

Read more »

Residente de JP nombrada al comité de escuelas

February 27, 2015
By
Residente de JP nombrada al comité de escuelas

Miren Uriarte, una profesora de la Universidad de Massachusetts-Boston y un miembro activo de la comunidad latina, fue nombrada al comité de escuelas de Boston a principios de este mes, según un comunicado de prensa. Uriarte, una residente de Jamaica Plain, reemplaza a Claudio Martínez, que renunció en diciembre al comité de escuelas y...

Read more »

EHS senior awarded football scholarship to UMaine

February 27, 2015
By
EHS senior awarded football scholarship to UMaine

Emmanuel Almonte, a senior and football quarterback at English High School (EHS) at 144 McBride St., signed a Letter of Intent to play football on an athletic scholarship at the University of Maine (UMaine) earlier this month. Almonte told the Gazette last week that he was accepted into UMaine before his football career became...

Read more »

ZBA hearing for City Realty dev. postponed

February 27, 2015
By

A Zoning Board of Appeals hearing for a proposed development at 38-42 Hyde Park Ave. that was originally scheduled for earlier this month has been delayed until March 24 because of a snowstorm. City Realty plans to turn 38-42 Hyde Park Ave. into a three-storey building with six residential units above a first-floor commercial...

Read more »

IAG for 3200 Washington St. project formed

February 27, 2015
By

An Impact Advisory Group (IAG) for the proposed development on the 3190-3204 block of Washington Street between Montebello and Iffley roads has been created as a result of the developers filing a Letter of Intent with the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA). The proposed 76-unit, six- to seven-story development was proposed by developers Dan Mangiacotti...

Read more »

Urban Edge developing affordable rentals

February 27, 2015
By

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...

Read more »

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

February 27, 2015
By

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...

Read more »

Coldwell reaches deal over discrimination allegations

February 27, 2015
By

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...

Read more »

Dedicated customers help weather-stricken businesses

February 27, 2015
By

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...

Read more »

Rockland Trust Arrives

February 27, 2015
By
Rockland Trust Arrives

Read more »

Sights and Sounds, Feb. 27, 2015

February 27, 2015
By

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.,...

Read more »

New Landmarks Commission head is named

February 27, 2015
By
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...

Read more »