Kids’ fishing derby June 30

June 8, 2018
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The second annual kids’ fishing derby will be held at Jamaica Pond on June 30, and will be a free event for kids 14 years old and younger, according to a press release. The “Catch & Release with the Boston Police” is the second annual fishing derby hosted by the officers and staff of...

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AVIATION AND MARITIME STEM EDUCATION EXPO

June 8, 2018
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AVIATION AND MARITIME STEM EDUCATION EXPO

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Celebrating the Latin Quarter

June 8, 2018
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Celebrating the Latin Quarter

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City Council Notes

June 8, 2018
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By Beth Treffeisen Special to the Gazette The City Council met on Wednesday, May 23 at City Hall. Due to the Memorial Day weekend they aren’t scheduled to meet again until June 6, after the Gazette deadline. Affordable Housing Funding Mayor Martin Walsh filed an authorization order for the Department of Neighborhood Development to...

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GENERAL HEATH APARTMENT SQUARE PROJECT, GROUND BREAKING

June 8, 2018
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GENERAL HEATH APARTMENT SQUARE PROJECT, GROUND BREAKING

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STUDENTS LEARN BY DOING

June 8, 2018
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STUDENTS LEARN BY DOING

English High School cadets supported Memorial Day by decorating Mount Hope Cemetery with over 7,000 flags for veterans graves and replacing 25 Hero Square wreaths around the Hyde Park area. This the JROTC program’s Service Learning Project where students learn by doing and reflect on the work they have done for the community. JROTC...

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JP Agenda, June 8, 2018

June 8, 2018
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues. June 19 for the June 22 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Meetings          Housing and Economic Development Committee of the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council will hold its monthly meeting on Tues., June 19...

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Invitacion, June 8, 2018

June 8, 2018
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Plazo para calendario de eventos: martes, 19 de junio para la edición del 22 de junio. Mande eventos a reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Para los números abajo, el código de área es 617. Reuniones Distrito E-13 reunión mensual latina, jueves, 14 jun, 6.30pm, 155 Lamartine St. Servicios legales, junio y julio, horas abiertas del verano, los martes,...

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FOOD CAMPUS GROUNDBREAKING

June 8, 2018
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FOOD CAMPUS GROUNDBREAKING

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Letters:

June 8, 2018
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Flight noise over JP The flights over JP and surrounding areas have gotten progressively worse, especially after the new navigation system, RNAV, in 2013.  As a result, communities (i.e. homes) directly below the flight paths are subjected to noise and air pollution almost every 1-2 minutes on most mornings in JP, except for days...

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Op-ed: House Passes “Red Flag” Law to Empower Families to Prevent Gun Violence

June 8, 2018
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By Local State Rep. Jeffrey Sanchez We in Massachusetts understand that strong, common sense gun laws save lives. That’s why we affirmed our assault weapons ban in 2004, passed comprehensive gun laws in 2014, and banned bump stocks last fall. And as a result, we have the lowest rate of gun deaths in the...

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Community deeply divided about supportive housing at Shattuck Hospital campus

May 25, 2018
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A deeply contentious public hearing about the proposal to put supportive housing on the Shattuck Campus led to conflicting priorities being expressed from the community. Residents argued that the planning process for the land should be more inclusive of the community’s concerns, that the Shattuck campus should be returned to parkland, or that supportive...

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Residents want wider sidewalks, safer intersections for Centre/South streets project

May 25, 2018
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About 30 residents congregated at a public meeting held by the Boston Transportation Department (BTD) on May 14 to learn about the design planning schedule and contribute ideas and concerns about the Centre/South streetscape project from Jackson Square to Forest Hills.          Residents generally felt strongly about increased safety for pedestrians and cyclists, and...

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BIKE ROLL

May 25, 2018
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BIKE ROLL

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Q. and A. with co-founder of Omega Theater, which is celebrating 50 years

May 25, 2018
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Q. and A. with co-founder of Omega Theater, which is celebrating 50 years

Omega Theater (Theater Workshop Boston, Inc.) is a small, nonprofit organization founded 50 years ago to develop original plays and experiment with audience/actor relationships within the environmental theater genre of the time. The two founders and artistic directors wanted to create plays that would awaken their audiences to important socio-political issues about which they...

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Residentes quieren aceras más anchas, intersecciones más seguras en Centre y South

May 25, 2018
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En una reunión pública presentada por el Departamento de Transporte de Boston (BTD) el 14 de mayo, aproximadamente 30 residentes congregaron para aprender sobre el horario de diseño y contribuir ideas y quejas sobre el proyecto de Centre y South Streets entre Jackson Square y Forest Hills. Por lo general, los residentes querían más...

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Dorchester man arrested for double murder in Jackson Square

May 25, 2018
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Wilvin Guity, a 28-year-old Dorchester man, has been charged with the shooting deaths of 23-year-old Christopher Joyce and 58-year-old Clayborn Blair on May 4 in Jackson Square, according to the Suffolk County District Attorney’s (DA) Office. Joyce was a college student who would have graduated last weekend, while Blair was a father of three....

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Boston gang member pleads guilty to distributing crack cocaine at Mildred Hailey Apartments

May 25, 2018
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In a federal court, Jarrod “Rizz” Simmons, 21, pleaded guilty to distributing crack cocaine at Mildred C. Hailey Apartments, according to a press release. Simmons will face sentencing on July 31, 2018. According to the press release, following a two-year investigation, Simmons and eight co-defendants were charged in January of 2018 in connection with...

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JP Observer: What’s in a name? When it comes to public schools, we need some new ones

May 25, 2018
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Riding a wave of new awareness that women and people of color have been unjustly ignored by prominent institutions, the Boston Women’s Heritage Trail (BWHT) is advocating that some schools in the Boston school system be renamed for accomplished women and/or people of color. An audit done by BWHT shows that about 10 public...

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PRINCIPAL OF THE YEAR

May 25, 2018
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PRINCIPAL OF THE YEAR

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Lack of participation in the City’s Payment in Lieu of Taxes program upsets City Council

May 25, 2018
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By Beth Treffeisen Special to the Gazette After seeing a decline in participation in the City’s Payments in Lieu of Taxes PILOT agreement with tax-exempt institutions, Councilors Lydia Edwards and Annissa Essaibi-George filed a hearing order during a May 9 City Council meeting to give a nudge to these institutions to contribute more to...

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Sights and Sounds, May 25, 2018

May 25, 2018
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues. June 5 for the June 8 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Special events Self Esteem Boston’s 25th Gala Anniversary Dinner and Celebration, Fri. June 1 at Hyatt Regency Boston, One Avenue de Lafayette,...

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CLEAN-UP OF THE ARBORWAY HILLSIDE

May 25, 2018
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CLEAN-UP OF THE ARBORWAY HILLSIDE

The Arborway Coalition hosted a clean-up on May 6 of the Arborway Hillside, which is located across the Arborway from the Arnold Arboretum, between the main Arborway parkway and the residential upper Arborway, near the intersection of Arborway and Saint Rose Street. The coalition picked up trash, refreshed the stakes to mark the locations...

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CITY LIFE/VIDA URBANA ANNIVERSARY

May 25, 2018
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CITY LIFE/VIDA URBANA ANNIVERSARY

Courtesy Photos City Life/Vida Urbana, a Jamaica Plain-based housing justice organization, held its 45th anniversary celebration May 19 at the Melkite Cathedral. More than 250 people attended the event, which was called “Uprise.” “We are really proud to both be fighting in the short term to make sure that everybody that walks through our...

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