BPS, Walsh honor 2016 Valedictorians, including two with JP ties

June 24, 2016
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BPS, Walsh honor 2016 Valedictorians, including two with JP ties

Boston Public Schools (BPS) held its annual valedictorian luncheon at the Boston Harbor Hotel this month to honor valedictorians across the city, including two with Jamaica Plain ties, according to a press release. “This is one of my favorite events of the year,” said Mayor Marty Walsh, according to the press release. “The class...

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BRA reviewing feedback on 3353 Washington St. project

June 24, 2016
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The Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) is “evaluating” feedback on the 3353 Washington St. project to determine the next steps, according to spokesperson Nick Martin. The BRA held a second community meeting on the project June 7 when the development team presented slight alterations to the proposal, including one more affordable-housing unit and reduced building...

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Sights and Sounds, June 24, 2016

June 24, 2016
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues. July 5 for the July 8 issue. Send listings to [email protected] Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Special events Stoneybrook Neighborhood Association Social Patio Party, Sat. June 25, 3-7pm, 12 Stedman St. Home of Ruth, Scott, and Josh. Bring...

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Scholar Athletes

June 24, 2016
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Scholar Athletes

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Second meeting scheduled for City Realty’s Washington St. development

June 24, 2016
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The Boston Redevelopment Authority will host a second meeting for the 3193 Washington St. project on July 11 at the Egleston Square YMCA, according to BRA spokesperson Nick Martin. The comment period has been extended until July 25. “We met with the development team last week to discuss community feedback and to review the...

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JP Agenda, June 24, 2016

June 24, 2016
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues., July 5 for the July 8 issue. Send listings to [email protected] Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Meetings Police Monthly Meeting, Thurs. July 7 at 7pm at Curtis Hall. Latino Monthly Meeting, Thurs. July 15, 7pm at Nate Smith...

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Invitacion, June 24, 2016

June 24, 2016
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El plazo para la sección de participación es al mediodía, martes, 5 de julio para la edición del 8 de julio. Mande eventos a [email protected] Note: marca el 617 antes de los números que salen abajo. Reuniones Reunión mensual de Jamaica Pond Association lunes, 11 jul, en la sala comunitaria de Jamaicaway Tower, 111...

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English High School Class of 2016

June 24, 2016
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English High School Class of 2016

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JROTC Award of Excellence

June 24, 2016
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JROTC Award of Excellence

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JP Pets: Check-in with MSPCA-Angell

June 24, 2016
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JP Pets: Check-in with MSPCA-Angell

MSPCA-Angell Animal Medical Center is working hard on a ballot initiative that will increase protection for farm animals. “We are working very hard on a ballot initiative that would require that animals that result in egg or meat products in Massachusetts must be able to stand up, turn around, and fully extend their limbs,”...

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JP Pets: Beecher Street dog park update

June 24, 2016
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JP Pets: Beecher Street dog park update

The Boston Parks and Recreation Department (BPRD) is finalizing plans to replace the existing fence at the Beecher Street Park, which is used as an unofficial dog park, within the next few weeks, according to a City spokesperson. Local residents erected a fence at the outer border of Beecher Street Park, which is City-owned...

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Boston Pride’s Jamaica Plain Block Party

June 24, 2016
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Boston Pride’s Jamaica Plain Block Party

Boston Pride held a Jamaica Plain Block Party on Perkins Avenue on June 12. The block party lasted six hours with music, dancing, and food. A moment of silence was held for the 49 people killed at a gay club in Orlando the night before. The photos are by Evan Scales.      ...

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Letter: Say no to financing atrocities

June 24, 2016
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In the world premiere of Eve Ensler’s “In the Body of the World” at the American Repertory Theater last month, the author/performer powerfully conveyed both her experience of cancer and the horrors experienced by women in the Democratic Republic of Congo. In the women of Congo she found a strength that helped her survive....

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Letter: Happy ending

June 24, 2016
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I live on Dunster Road. On Monday morning, my cat (Jane) somehow found herself on the roof of my three-story house. It was a hot day, and my roof is not shaded. I called the Animal Rescue League, but they couldn’t tell me when they would get here. Meanwhile, Jane was meowing pitifully and panting...

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Letter: Drivers are acting crazy

June 24, 2016
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JP and beyond is being brutalized by drivers who are thoughtless, selfish, and dangerously unwilling to curb their hostility. Two factors in driving—Constant Acceleration (more than just “speeding”) and Tailgaiting—combine like bleach and ammonia to create violent atmosphere.  Breathing space between cars adds much more positive conditions, mentally and physically. Safety says “reach and...

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Op-Ed: When we needed it most, the world came to Orlando’s aid

June 24, 2016
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By Buddy Dyer, mayor of Orlando One week ago, 49 souls were stolen from Orlando, murdered in an unimaginable act of terror. Hundreds more were injured or witnessed unthinkable violence. Our city remains in a state of shock, our hearts broken as we grieve for the victims and their families. Everyone in our city...

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Letter: Gun control is needed

June 24, 2016
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Can we agree on one thing, America?  Congress, mostly on the GOP side, is made up of cowards when it comes to the NRA and the overall gun lobby.  One in the same, I guess. The next mass killing might be 100 school children and it would have no other impact than to have these empty suits...

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Residents hostile to 3193 Washington St. project

June 10, 2016
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City Realty developers made slight alterations to their proposed development at 3193 Washington St., but were still met with hostility from community members who raised concerns over gentrification and City Realty’s reputation during a community meeting. The Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) held the June 6 meeting at 3134 Washington St. for City Realty to...

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Changes to Washington St. dev. leave few satisfied

June 10, 2016
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By Josie Grove Special to the Gazette A second public meeting about a proposed apartment building at 3353 Washington St. left few people satisfied with the changes to the project. Despite developer Terry Bruce’s assurances that she and her business partner, Mordechai Levin, are doing their best to make the apartments affordable to middle-class...

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Street Performing

June 10, 2016
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Street Performing

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“Plan JP/Rox” process extended for three months

June 10, 2016
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The Boston Redevelopment Authority has extended the “Plan JP/Rox” process for three months to October, according to a June 1 letter signed by BRA Director Brian Golden and Department of Neighborhood Development Director Sheila Dillon. The extension had been advocated for by “Keep It 100% For Egleston,” a group dedicated to keeping the Egleston...

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Se extiende el proceso de “Plan JP/Rox”

June 10, 2016
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The Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) ha extendido el proceso de “Plan JP/Rox” hasta octubre, según una carta el primero de junio firmada por el Director de BRA Brian Golden y el Director del Departamento del Desarrollo de Vecindarios Sheila Dillon. La extensión se debe a la representación de “Keep It 100% For Egleston”, un...

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Meeting set for 76 Stonley Road project

June 10, 2016
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The Boston Redevelopment Authority will host a community meeting for the 76 Stonley Road project on June 15 at the English High School. The meeting starts at 6 p.m. Developers John Morrissey and Bryan Austin plan a 31-unit project at 76 Stonley Road. The site is situated on 14,134 square feet of land and...

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HSTF seeks artist for domino display

June 10, 2016
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Hyde Square Task Force (HSTF) is seeking proposals for an art installation in the plaza of the Blessed Sacrament Church at 361 Centre St., according to a blog post on its website. HSTF wants an artist to design, build, and install a work of art that will start conversations between neighbors, bring additional beauty...

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