Jimmy Fund Support

October 24, 2014
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Jimmy Fund Support

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JP Agenda, Oct. 24, 2014

October 24, 2014
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues., Nov. 4 for the Nov. 7 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Meetings JPNC ad-Hoc committee on Forest Hills development, Mon., Oct. 27, 7pm, Farnsworth House, 90 South St. Info: jpnc.org. Jamaica Plain Neighborhood...

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Self Esteem Anniversary

October 24, 2014
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Self Esteem Anniversary

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Heath St. parcel project out to bids

October 24, 2014
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A request for proposals (RFP) to redevelopt 10 City-owned parcels along Heath Street was issued Oct. 6, with a preference for “affordable rental housing or mixed use development” clearly expressed. The completed proposal application is due Dec. 22. “We will invite all eligible applicants to present their plan at a community meeting” in January,...

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Roslindale Neighbors: Roslindale Open Studios returns Nov. 1-2

October 24, 2014
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Kasey Davis Appleman displays her work at her home studio on Lindall Street during a previous Open Studios. (Courtesy Photos)

By Amy West/Special to the Gazette Want to meet local artists, get a jump on your holiday shopping, and experience all that Roslindale has to offer? Don’t miss Roslindale Open Studios (ROS), Nov. 1 and 2, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. This unique annual event, celebrating its 10th anniversary, brings together artists, residents and...

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Roslindale Neighbors: Renovated Adams Park reopens

October 24, 2014
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Roslindale Neighbors: Renovated Adams Park reopens

Roslindale’s Adams Park—the triangle formed by Washington, Poplar and South streets—officially reopened Oct. 18 with a ribbon-cutting with Mayor Martin Walsh after undergoing a $253,500 renovation that started last April. “We are very excited about the opening,” said Roslindale Village Main Street (RVMS) Executive Director Christina DiLisio. “We have been waiting for many months...

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Roslindale Neighbors: Compost program expands to Roslindale market

October 24, 2014
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The City recently expanded its compost drop-off program—and the Roslindale Village Main Street (RVMS) Farmer’s Market was one of five locations chosen to host it. Instead of tossing food scraps into the trash, residents can drop them off at the market at Adams Park, where a company will pick them up for composting. The...

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Roslindale Neighbors: RVMS to host Menino for anniversary celebration

October 24, 2014
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Editor’s Note: After this week’s issue of the Gazette went to press, former Mayor Menino announced that he is cancelling various book-related appearances as part of his decision to end treatment of his cancer. It is still unclear what that means for this event, Roslindale Village Main Streets Executive Director Christina DiLisio told the...

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Roslindale Neighbors: Substation project breaks ground

October 24, 2014
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Roslindale Neighbors: Substation project breaks ground

After 12 years of planning and hoping, a ground-breaking on the Roslindale Substation project was held Sept. 6. Some construction is already underway. The project is twofold: the rehabilitation of the substation building at 4228 Washington St. into 7,500 square feet of restaurant and retail space and the construction of a 43-unit apartment building...

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Roslindale Neighbors: City’s housing plan addresses JP, Rozzie gentrification

October 24, 2014
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Roslindale Neighbors: City’s housing plan addresses JP, Rozzie gentrification

Mayor Martin Walsh this month released a new housing plan calling for 53,000 new units to the City by 2030, which will help accommodate a population that is expected to tip 700,000 by then. The plan, which is called “Housing a Changing City: Boston 2030,” also addresses a key issue for both Jamaica Plain...

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Invitacion, Oct. 24, 2014

October 24, 2014
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El plazo para la lista de eventos es el 21 de octubre al mediodía para la publicación del 24 de octubre. Mande a reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Atención: Marque el 617 antes de los números que salen abajo. Reuniones Comité ad hoc de JPNC sobre el desarrollo de Forest Hills, lunes, 27 octubre, 7pm, Farnsworth House, 90...

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Sedgwick SLOG

October 24, 2014
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Sedgwick SLOG

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On the Police Beat, Oct. 5-19, 2014

October 24, 2014
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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. Oct. 19: Counterfeiting, 581 Centre St.; Luz H. Marquez of JP charged with assault and battery, 934 Parker...

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Zoo receives anonymous $1m gift

October 24, 2014
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Franklin Park Zoo received an anonymous gift of $1 million to support construction of Nature’s Neighborhoods at the new George Robert White Fund Children’s Zoo on Oct. 10. This gift is the single largest individual gift given in the Zoo’s history. “I think this is indicative of the kind of support we will receive...

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JP orchestra aims to soothe mental woes

October 24, 2014
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A new Jamaica Plain ensemble called Me2/Orchestra aims to give people who suffer from mental illnesses a musical respite from any stigma they might endure elsewhere. “People living with mental health issues face stigma on a daily basis,” said Me2/Orchestra executive director Caroline Whiddon. “One day, they might face discrimination from an employer or...

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New Mural

October 24, 2014
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New Mural

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Hair salon doubles as piano lounge

October 24, 2014
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Three years after adding its chairs to Centre Street’s Soleil Salon, We Are Hair is expanding into the entertainment business with regular Thursday piano and open mic nights. Owner Richard Repetta told the Gazette that the expansion stemmed from his own long history as an actor, singer and director in the Boston area—and the...

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Editorial: A change of tone on housing

October 24, 2014
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As the Gazette makes its twice-a-year return to Roslindale this week, we recall that neighborhood’s recent demographic history as a place where many JP artists and families relocated to escape skyrocketing housing prices and still have a great quality of life. The City’s new housing report, however, shows the displacement of lower-income, and increasingly...

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Editorial: O’Malley makes right call on council pay

October 24, 2014
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The Boston City Council voting itself a 23 percent pay raise—with a salary topping $100,000 a year—practically editorializes against itself. While people who can’t vote themselves a tax-funded raise struggle or are driven out of town, while many City agencies starve for resources, one might wonder why they deserve a raise at all, let...

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Letter: JP should oppose coffee shop chain

October 24, 2014
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A very large coffee chain in Europe, Caffè Nero, currently being boycotted in Great Britain because it exploits a loophole to avoid paying corporate taxes, is close to coming to 733 Centre St. They already have one café in Boston and plan on opening up to 10 more in the next five years. Many...

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Letter: JP Progressives urge ballot question votes

October 24, 2014
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On Nov. 4, voters have critical decisions to make at the polls. Among the most important are the four ballot questions, each of which is key for building a strong and progressive future for Massachusetts. The JP Progressives have endorsed—and urge your support—for voting “no-yes-yes-yes.” No on Question 1, to keep the T funded....

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Letter: Gazette only gave one side of feral cat dispute

October 24, 2014
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I am writing to express my disappointment that your article about the feral/roaming cat colony being maintained on Greenley Place over-sensationalized and did not entirely reflect the ongoing situation (“Feral felines spur neighborhood catfight,” Oct. 10.) Yes, I have been living with the cat colony for about eight years and yes, the cats have...

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Letter: Caring for feral cats kills wildlife

October 24, 2014
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I am confused by the logic of people who care for feral cats. (“Feral felines spur neighborhood catfight,” Oct. 10.) Do they care at all about the wild birds—estimated to be more than 3 billion a year in the U.S.—and small mammals the cats kill? They should either take the cats into their homes...

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Armed robbers strike at Jamaica Pond

October 10, 2014
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By John Ruch and Peter Shanley/Gazette Staff Three recent armed robberies at Jamaica Pond sparked fear as well as concerns in the Boston Police Department notifying the public about them. Meanwhile, police arrested two suspects in a brutal Franklin Park armed robbery and indicated they are being looked at suspects in two of the...

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