Q. and A. with co-founders of the Gloucester Hornpipe and Clog Society band

April 13, 2018
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The Jamaica Plain-based band Gloucester Hornpipe and Clog Society has been performing an annual benefit concert for the Friends of the Jamaica Plain Branch Library for decades. Last year, a member of the band released a documentary about the band. The Gazette recently conducted a question-and-answer session through email with co-founders David Rosen and...

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Sights and Sounds, April 13, 2018

April 13, 2018
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues. Apr. 24 for the Apr. 27 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Special events A Centre Street mini-cleanup will be held on Saturday, April 21 from 9:00am  to 12:00noon. Bring shovels, brooms and wheelbarrows, if you can, to the...

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Obituary: John Rowse, longtime JP resident, dies

April 13, 2018
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Obituary: John Rowse, longtime JP resident, dies

John Rowse, JP resident for more than 40 years, died on March 29 after an extended battle with cancer. John, 74, died peacefully, at home, surrounded by his wife and three children. John and his wife, Susan Naimark, lived in the same Paul Gore Street home since 1977, which they bought abandoned for $300...

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REPS GRAND OPENING

April 13, 2018
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REPS GRAND OPENING

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KICK OFF CAMPAIGN

April 13, 2018
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KICK OFF CAMPAIGN

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Chang-Diaz weighs-in on criminal justice reform

April 13, 2018
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The State Senate and House recently passed a compromise criminal justice reform bill that local state Sen. Sonia Chang-Diaz calls “a massive turning point” for Massachusetts. (The governor had not sign the bill at the Gazette deadline.) “For too long, the criminal justice system has been expensive, ineffective, and systematically racist,” Chang-Diaz said in...

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O’Malley looks at fees to tackle vacant storefronts and apartments

April 13, 2018
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By Beth Treffeisen Special to the Gazette Plaguing the commercial and residential districts throughout the city, empty storefronts and vacant apartments are making it seem that Boston is experiencing market failure, despite the strong economy, high real estate values, and low unemployment rate. In an effort to reverse the trend, Jamaica Plain City Councilor...

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JP Agenda, April 13, 2018

April 13, 2018
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues. Apr. 24 for the Apr. 27 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Meetings Pre-construction open house for General Heath Square Apartments, 61 Heath St. Sat. April 14, 11am to 12 noon at the site,...

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City Council notes

April 13, 2018
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By Beth Treffeisen Special to the Gazette The City Council hearing met on April 4 at City Hall. Sandwich Boards Return Mayor Martin Walsh re-filed an ordinance regulating free-standing signs, also known as sandwich board signs, after the pilot program passed in 2015 expired. Sandwich board signs serve as a significant marketing tools for...

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Invitacion, April 13, 2018

April 13, 2018
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Plazo para calendario de eventos: martes, 24 abril para la edición del 27 abril. Mande eventos a reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Para los números abajo, el código de área es 617. Reuniones Casa abierta, General Heath Square Apartments, 61 Heath St. sábado, 14 abr, 11am-12pm en el sitio, llueva o truene. Construcción comienza el 17 de abril....

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DOYLE’S ROAD RACE

April 13, 2018
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DOYLE’S ROAD RACE

Mayor Martin J. Walsh kicks off the annual Doyle’s Road Race in Jamaica Plain on April 8 and greets runners and community members at the end of the race. Mayor’s Office Photos by Isabel Leon

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Letters:

April 13, 2018
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On gun control Eight weeks have passed since the horrific shooting in Parkland, Florida sparked a national conversation about community safety. In Massachusetts, we are lucky. Our state is one of the safest, with 3.5 gun deaths per 100,000 (Source: Boston Globe), but a gap in our laws could enable a Parkland style shooting here leading representatives...

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MOAR hosts 15th annual meeting to discuss addiction and recovery in state

March 23, 2018
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MOAR hosted a Boston policy dialogue at Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital on March 12 to discuss prevention, treatment, and discovery of addiction. MOAR (Massachusetts Organization for Addiction Recovery) is an organization dedicated to creating a coalition with other addiction-oriented groups to educate the public about the value of recovery from alcohol and other...

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Police body cameras seen as initial success for officers, public

March 23, 2018
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By Seth Daniel Special to the Gazette In preliminary data unveiled at a Council hearing on Monday, March 12, Boston Police Commissioner William Evans said the Boston Police body-worn camera pilot has been a success to date. “The preliminary results are for the most part all positive,” he said. “I haven’t heard one complaint...

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RE-ELECTION CAMPAIGN

March 23, 2018
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RE-ELECTION CAMPAIGN

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AG: BPDA board violated Open Meeting Law during Plan: JP/Rox vote

March 23, 2018
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The state Attorney General (AG) Office has found that the Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) board violated the Open Meeting Law during its meeting last March when it voted on the Plan: JP/Rox study. But the AG’s Office did clear the BPDA board on several other allegations regarding violating the Open Meeting Law...

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MOAR presenta reunión para hablar sobre la adicción y la recuperación

March 23, 2018
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MOAR presentó un dialogo político en Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital el 12 de marzo para hablar sobre la prevención y el tratamiento de adicción en el estado. MOAR (Massachusetts Organization for Addiction Recovery) se dedica a crear una coalición con otros grupos asociados con la adicción para educar al público sobre el valor...

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City Council notes

March 23, 2018
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By Beth Treffeisen Special to the Gazette The City Council met on Wednesday, March 14. Compensation Advisory Board Report The City Council received a report from the Compensation Advisory Board, which reviewed the salaries of elected officials, department heads, and senior leadership positions as required by City ordinance every two years. The vendor partner,...

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Grass Fed to change owners

March 23, 2018
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Krista Kranyak Chalfin, the owner of Grass Fed and Ten Tables, is selling the Grass Fed location on Centre Street to the owner of Chilicates. “I decided to sell Grass Fed because I am ready for the next chapter in my life,” Chalfin said. “I turned 45 years old this past year and after...

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JP Observer: Could someone please block cars from blocking our intersections?

March 23, 2018
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How many minutes does it take you to drive off your street onto a bigger street in the morning and later, head home for the night? Do you get stuck there at that intersection and others along the way, blocked by cars stopped in front of you—after your red light turns green? These are...

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DCR dog park search continues at glacial pace

March 23, 2018
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The state Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) is continuing its glacial pace at determining if and when Jamaica Plain will get an off-leash dog park within the Southwest Corridor Park. Jamaica Plain had an unofficial dog park at Beecher Street Park before the City shut it down in the summer of 2016, due...

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BEACON HILL ADVOCACY DAY

March 23, 2018
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BEACON HILL ADVOCACY DAY

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IRISH FLAG RAISING

March 23, 2018
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IRISH FLAG RAISING

Jamaica Plain City Councilor Matt O’Malley held his 2nd annual Irish Flag Raising at City Hall Plaza on March 15. Courtesy Photos

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Sights and Sounds, March 23, 2018

March 23, 2018
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues. Apr. 10 for the Apr. 13 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Special events WHAT: Fixit Clinic CCLXIX (269) Jamaica Plain Branch, Boston Public Library WHEN: Saturday, Apr 7 10AM-1PM WHERE: Jamaica Plain Library,...

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