WILDLIFE EXHIBITION

February 9, 2018
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WILDLIFE EXHIBITION

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Invitacion, Feb. 9, 2018

February 9, 2018
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Plazo para calendario de eventos: martes, 20 feb para la edición del 23 feb. Mande eventos a reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Para los números abajo, el código de área es 617. Reuniones Comité de vivienda y el desarrollo económico de JPNC, reunión mensual, martes, 20, 7pm, Bowditch School, 82 Green St. Salón comunitario, entrada a la izquierda...

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Letters:

February 9, 2018
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Chill out, bro My first letter to the editor was published in the Boston Sunday Advertiser back on March 3, 1968 and the topic I wrote on was President Johnson’s Vietnam War policy. I’ve never stopped writing since then. I also love reading letters to the editor too. Recently, I have looked forward to...

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Residents celebrate Jamaica Pond, Christine Cooper

January 26, 2018
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Over 100 people gathered at First Church UU in Jamaica Plain on Jan. 18 to celebrate Jamaica Pond Park and commemorate the late Christine Cooper. The event was sponsored by the Jane Addams-Ellen Swallow Richards-Harriet Tubman Institute, Olmsted 2022, and the Friends of Jamaica Pond group. Gerry Wright, local environmental activist and ecologist, gave...

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Q. and A. with artist Liliana Marquez

January 26, 2018
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Jamaica Plain resident Liliana Marquez is an eco-artist who has a new exhibition at the Jamaica Plain Branch Library. The exhibition, titled, “Liliana Marquez: RePOPART,” is on view from now through Feb. 25. The Gazette recently conducted a question-and-answer session through email with Liliana about the exhibition and her life as an artist. For...

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HERO AMONG US

January 26, 2018
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HERO AMONG US

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Identical twin convicted of kidnapping, rape

January 26, 2018
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On Jan. 12, a man was found guilty for a kidnapping and rape that took place near Forest Hills 13 years ago. The case was complicated by the fact that the defendant was an identical twin, according to Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office. Jurors convicted Dwayne McNair, 36, on all charges in connection with...

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Entrevista con artista Liliana Marquez

January 26, 2018
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Liliana Marquez de Jamaica Plain es una eco-artista con una nueva exhibición en la biblioteca de Jamaica Plain. Su exhibición “Liliana Marquez: RePOPART” está en vista ahora hasta el 25 de febrero. Gazette realizó una entrevista por correo electrónico con Liliana sobre la exhibición y su vida como artista. Para más información, visite lilimarq.com....

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Snow removal: A timeless quandary

January 26, 2018
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After at least one big snowstorm this winter, residents have had varying attitudes towards the way that communities and the City of Boston should handle shoveling, plowing, and snow removal. The City of Boston asks for residents to report non-emergency winter issues like unshoveled sidewalks and problems with roadway plowing and salting through 311,...

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JP Observer: Ice activities here show vivid, recent climate change

January 26, 2018
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Crowds of people ice skated securely on Jamaica Pond daily in winters from the mid-1800s to less than 100 years ago. Thick blocks of ice were commercially harvested from it to sell locally and for export including by ship. The iced over pond supported trucks and teams of horses easily. Earlier this month, after...

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COLOR GUARDS

January 26, 2018
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COLOR GUARDS

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COAT GIVEAWAY

January 26, 2018
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COAT GIVEAWAY

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City’s emergency shelter system to be redesigned

January 26, 2018
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By Emily Resnevic Gazette Staff The City of Boston is requesting proposals to redesign the emergency shelter system to better support people experiencing homelessness, according to a press release. Proposals are due Feb. 20. The request for proposals (RFP) outlines the City’s goals of modernizing the emergency shelter system to ensure that people seeking...

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Sights and Sounds, Jan. 26, 2018

January 26, 2018
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues. Feb. 6 for the Feb. Feb. 9 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Special events Arts, music, and culture Intergenerational Choir, Join an open rehearsal of SingPositive Sunday, January 28th 3:45-6:00pm. Spontaneous Celebrations 45...

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HYDE SQUARE TASK FORCE’S (HSTF) CELEBRATION OF THREE KINGS DAY

January 26, 2018
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HYDE SQUARE TASK FORCE’S (HSTF) CELEBRATION OF THREE KINGS DAY

Scenes from the Hyde Square Task Force’s (HSTF) celebration of Three Kings Day on Jan. 12. Community members gathered at the Connolly Branch Library in the Latin Quarter for a crown-making and a Three Kings Day read-aloud before a parade down Centre Street, ending at HSTF for a folkloric Caribbean concert.

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CAST SELFIE

January 26, 2018
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CAST SELFIE

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JP History: This Month in JP History

January 26, 2018
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The following are the Gazette’s top headlines from this month in Jamaica Plain history: 5 Years Ago: 2013 “Martha Eliot Health Center to cut service to adults” The Martha Eliot Health Center (MEHC) at 75 Bickford St., which is run by Boston Children’s Hospital (BCH), announced it would no longer care for adult patients...

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JP History: Loring-Greenough House fundraising to renovate kitchen

January 26, 2018
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The historic Loring-Greenough House is in the middle of a fundraising campaign to raise money to renovate its kitchen, according to Allison Cook, a member of the kitchen crowdfunding task force. “The existing cabinetry, sink and plumbing has far outlasted its usefulness,” said Cook in an email. “It was installed as ‘temporary’ about 12 years...

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MEET THE FACES BEHIND THE BADGES BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT

January 26, 2018
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MEET THE FACES BEHIND THE BADGES BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT

Scenes from the “Meet the Faces Behind the Badges” basketball tournament, which was held at Curtis Hall on Jan. 13 to Jan. 14 and was co-sponsored by the Boston Center for Youth & Families, the South Street Youth Center, and the Boston Police. About 100 players on 10 teams played nine games in two...

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JP Agenda, Jan. 26, 2018

January 26, 2018
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues. Feb. 6 for the Feb. 9 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Meetings Neighbor Open House with the Architects of the Eliot School Space Feasibility Study, Sunday, January 28, 2-4pm. At Farnsworth House, 90...

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Governor launches initiative to increase housing production

January 26, 2018
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The Baker-Polito administration announced last month a new initiative in efforts to increase housing production across the Commonwealth, according to a press release. The Housing Choice Initiative will create a system of incentives and rewards for municipalities that deliver sustainable housing growth and propose legislative changes regarding zoning through “An Act to Promote Housing...

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Former BPD sergeant sentenced

January 26, 2018
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By Emily Resnevic Gazette Staff Bruce Smith, a former Boston Police Department sergeant detective assigned to District E-13 in Jamaica Plain, was sentenced this month in federal court in Boston for repeatedly making false statements so that he could fly with a weapon on personal trips and enable a friend to fly with him...

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Invitacion, Jan. 26, 2018

January 26, 2018
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Plazo para calendario de eventos: martes, 6 feb para la edición del 9 feb. Mande eventos a reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Para los números abajo, el código de área es 617. Reuniones Reunión mensual de ESNA, lunes, 29 ene, 6.30pm (puertas 6pm). Egleston Y, 3134 Washington St. Actualizaciones de Friends of Lawson Park, informes de policía, comité...

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Op-eds:

January 26, 2018
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Massachusetts House passes housing bond bill By Local State Rep. Jeffrey Sanchez Affordable housing continues to be at the center of our conversations here in Boston and Brookline. We know and feel the impact of the housing crunch first hand. In many ways, we are victims of our own success – our thriving small...

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