Letters:

October 13, 2017
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Airplane noise As a resident of Jamaica Plain for 43 years and a long-time activist fighting Logan Airport’s Runway 27 airplane noise over our community, I would like to clarify some facts regarding that noise. The current flight path of Runway 27 jets departing Logan was established by the FAA in 1997. All planes...

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Walsh, Jackson to battle for mayor after low-turnout preliminary

September 29, 2017
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Mayor Martin Walsh and City Councilor Tito Jackson will face-off against each other in November in a battle to be the leader of the city, as they were the two top vote getters in the mayoral race during the City’s preliminary election on Sept. 26, according to unofficial City results. But if the general...

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Residents have questions on transportation plan

September 29, 2017
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Boston Transportation Department recently held the first JP/Rox Transportation Action Plan public meeting to discuss transportation around the Washington Street and Columbus Avenue corridor. Representatives of the City gave an initial presentation of the scope of the project, but attendees were skeptical about the potential funding, the definition of the study area, and management...

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Residentes tienen preguntas sobre el plan de transporte

September 29, 2017
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El departamento de transporte de Boston últimamente presentó su primera reunión pública sobre el Plan de Acción de Transporte JP/Rox para hablar sobre el transporte en Washington Street y Columbus Avenue. Representantes de la Ciudad presentó el alcance del proyecto, pero los asistentes se mostraron escépticos sobre la financiación, la definición del área del...

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TASTE OF JP

September 29, 2017
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TASTE OF JP

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City councilors pen letter to FAA, Massport on plane noise

September 29, 2017
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A group of city councilors, including Jamaica Plain’s Matt O’Malley, have signed on to a letter addressed to Massport and the New England office of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) raising concern over noise from airplanes coming and going from Logan International Airport. Besides O’Malley, City Councilors Michelle Wu (at-large), Michael Flaherty (at-large), Annissa...

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Blessed Sacrament church to get upgraded flower boxes

September 29, 2017
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The Blessed Sacrament Church at 365 Centre St., in Hyde Square, will soon get an artistic upgrade to its front flower boxes. On the evening of Aug. 22, the Boston Landmarks Commission approved the artist Richard Youngstrom to install a two-year temporary mosaic tile on the outside to lighten up and give an ode...

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AG Healey joins other states to investigate opioid marketing

September 29, 2017
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By Seth Daniel Special to the Gazette Attorney General Maura Healey announced recently that her office has expanded an ongoing investigation into the marketing and sale of opioids to include multiple manufacturers of branded painkillers and three major drug distributors, but her entrance into the suit came a little too late for some in...

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JP Observer: More details, examples of Russian meddling needed

September 29, 2017
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We can be sure the Russians tampered with the presidential election in 2016. Our intelligence agencies and almost everyone in Congress, no matter their party, agree that Russia intervened and say they have evidence to back them up. On Jan. 6 this year, the Central Intelligence Agency, Federal Bureau of Investigation and the National...

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Crime Watch

September 29, 2017
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In September, a Jamaica Plain resident was sentenced for distributing cocaine and heroin for a Boston street gang, and a Boston Police sergeant detective at District E-13 pleaded guilty to making false statements to fly armed on personal trips. Francisco Arias, a distributor for Boston street gang Columbia Point Dawgs (CPD), was sentenced to...

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JP Agenda, Sept. 29, 2017

September 29, 2017
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues. Oct. 10 for the Oct. 13 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Meetings Forum with Candidates for Mayor and At-Large City Council, Oct. 4, English High School, 6-9pm. Public event. Info: Esther Kaplan at...

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Sights and Sounds, Sept. 29, 2017

September 29, 2017
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues. Oct. 10 for the Oct. 13 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Special events             Roslindale Day Parade – Sunday, October 1st, 1:00 p.m. stepping off from Washington and South Streets at Adams Park...

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Real Estate Today: State of the JP market

September 29, 2017
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The state of the local real estate market always seems to be of concern to residents of Jamaica Plain and beyond. As Jamaica Plain becomes an increasingly popular neighborhood, the Gazette reached out to local real estate agents to find out the latest updates. In recent years, Jamaica Plain has been a seller’s market....

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Real Estate Today: Judge issues mixed ruling in 64 Allandale St. lawsuit

September 29, 2017
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A judge has issued a split ruling over the City’s motion to dismiss the lawsuit by a group of abutters–Carl Tremblay, Jacqueline Lees, Stephen P. Bell, Mary Reed, and Elizabeth Bowen Donovan—over the 64 Allandale St. project. The ruling, issued by Judge Paul D. Wilson of the Suffolk Superior Court on Sept. 18, denied...

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Real Estate Today: BPDA to host meetings on General Heath Apartments proposal

September 29, 2017
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The Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) will host back-to-back public meetings on the General Heath Square Apartments project on Oct. 17 at the Julia Martin House at 90 Bickford St. From 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., BPDA will hold an impact advisory group (IAG) meeting on the project. Following that meeting, a general...

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Real Estate Today: ZBA approves 250 Centre St.

September 29, 2017
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The City’s Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) during an Aug. 29 hearing approved several variances for the proposed mixed-used, mixed-income development 250 Centre St. project, according to Inspectional Services Department (ISD) spokesperson Lisa Timberlake. ISD oversees the ZBA. The Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council’s Zoning Committee during an Aug. 16 meeting voted unanimously in support...

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Letters:

September 29, 2017
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It’s time for automatic voter registration If you’re like me, you’re wondering what is happening to our country right now. I have been riding this rollercoaster of anger, sadness, and a desire to take action since last November. We’re very fortunate to live in a city where people can protest relatively safely in the...

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Obituary: Kathleen Williams, former JP resident, dies

September 29, 2017
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Kathleen (Bills) Williams, a former Jamaica Plain resident, died on Sept. 21. She was 66. Beloved mother of Tracey Bills and Eric Bills. Grandmother (Nannie) of Terisa Acevedo, Christina Collazo, Taitiana Collazo, Marcus Bills, Alyssa Bills, Anthony Bills, Joshua Bills and Stephanie Bowman. Great grandmother to Kalvin Cromwell and Ava Rivera.

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Obituary: Tasia J. Stamatos, JP resident, dies

September 29, 2017
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Obituary: Tasia J. Stamatos, JP resident, dies

Tasia J. Stamatos of Jamaica Plain died on Sept. 20. Beloved wife of James C. Stamatos. Loving mother of Christ J. of Jamaica Plain, George J. & his wife Xiomara and Nicholas J. & his wife Dawn all of Foxboro and Areti J. Stamatos-Gomez & her husband Jose of Jamaica Plain. Sister of Anthony Koutras...

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Obituary: Lorraine Roth, who had deep ties to JP, dies

September 29, 2017
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Obituary: Lorraine Roth, who had deep ties to JP, dies

Lorraine (Blake) Roth died on Aug. 20, surrounded by family in her beloved Pond Ave., Brookline home fronting the Emerald Necklace parkland near Jamaica Pond, where she took daily walks for more than 40 years, even when she needed two canes and someone to assist her in recent years. She was 93. A memorial...

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Invitacion, Sept. 29, 2017

September 29, 2017
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Plazo para calendario de eventos: martes, 10 oct para la edición del 13 octubre. Mande eventos a reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Para los números abajo, el código de área es 617. Reuniones Foro con candidatos a Alcalde y Consejero Municipal General, 4 oct, English High School, 6-9pm. Evento público. Información: Esther Kaplan, 530-0734 o EKap1222@gmail.com Reunión anual...

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Op-Ed: How we’re recognizing recovery month

September 29, 2017
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By Mayor Martin Walsh I wouldn’t be where I am today without the recovery community—and I know many other Bostonians have had the same experience as me. That’s why it’s so important we create strong pathways to recovery, and why I’m proud Boston recognizes September as Recovery Month here in our city. Recovery Month...

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Op-ed: Fall Legislative Update: Community Prosperity Through Behavioral Health

September 29, 2017
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By Local State Rep. Liz Malia This legislative session, the Massachusetts Legislature is tackling criminal justice reform. Presently, our penal system is riddled with policies that ruin lives for non-violent offenses, do nothing to prevent future imprisonment, and make it nearly impossible for people to get and stay on a path to future success...

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Obituary: Tasia J. Stamatos

September 22, 2017
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Tasia J. Stamatos Of Jamaica Plain died on Sept. 20. Beloved wife of James C. Stamatos. Loving mother of Christ J. of Jamaica Plain, George J. & his wife Xiomara and Nicholas J. & his wife Dawn all of Foxboro and Areti J. Stamatos-Gomez & her husband Jose of Jamaica Plain. Sister of Anthony Koutras...

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