Actualización del parque de perros en Beecher Street

February 12, 2016
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Después de una reunión apasionada sobre el uso actual de Beecher Street Park, ha habido reuniones productivas y se hacen planes para seguir adelante, según el portavoz del departamento de parques y recreación de Boston (BPRD), Ryan Woods, y la residente de Jamaica Plain Nina Robinson que ha organizado un grupo para el parque....

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Beecher St. dog park update

February 12, 2016
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After an impassioned meeting regarding the current use of Beecher Street Park, there have been productive meetings and plans are being made for moving forward, according to Boston Parks and Recreation Department (BPRD) spokesperson Ryan Woods and Jamaica Plain resident Nina Robinson, who has organized a group for the park. Beecher Street Park has...

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Italian Home for Children

February 12, 2016
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Italian Home for Children

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Man sentenced to life in prison for JP murder

February 12, 2016
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Charles Reddicks of Dorchester was sentenced to life behind bars after being convicted of murdering 25-year-old Mariano Malave, according to a press release. The murder occurred during a marijuana sale in Jamaica Plain on April 27, 2012. Witness statements, phone records, and video evidence proved that Reddicks negotiated the purchase of a large quantity...

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Plan for new Brookline school worries two neighborhood groups

February 12, 2016
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A possible new Brookline school at Larz Anderson Park could result in construction happening on Boston property, which is drawing concern from two local neighborhood groups. But a Brookline official is saying that the park location is no longer a preferred site. With an overcrowded school system, Brookline is considering several different locations for...

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Driver sentenced for Arborway crash

February 12, 2016
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A West Roxbury man was sentenced to a year behind bars on Feb. 3 for causing a collision on the Arborway, which left one of his passengers and the driver of a second vehicle with life-changing injuries, according to a press release. Papadopoulos, 20, was convicted at Brighton Municipal Court last month of negligent...

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JP Agenda, Feb. 12, 2016

February 12, 2016
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues., Feb. 23 for the Feb. 26 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Meetings JP Problem Properties Committee, first Wednesday of the month, 10:30am, E-13 Police Station Community Room, 3347 Washington St. Info: Liana Poston,...

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Invitacion, Feb. 12, 2016

February 12, 2016
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El plazo para la sección de participación es al mediodía, martes, 23 feb para la edición del 26 feb. Mande eventos a reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: marca el 617 antes de los números que salen abajo. Reuniones Reunión de JPNC H&D, martes, 16 feb, 6:30pm, Bodwitch School, 80 Green St. Agenda: Boston Jobs Coalition, CPCAY. Comité...

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JOHN AND ABIGAIL ADAMS BENEFIT

February 12, 2016
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JOHN AND ABIGAIL ADAMS BENEFIT

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Sights and Sounds, Feb. 12, 2016

February 12, 2016
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues. Feb 23 for the Feb. 26 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Special events Laughing Liberally Boston, Feb. 13, 8pm, $8, The Riot Theater, 146a South St. Comedians on the bill include Sam Ike,...

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Former student arrested with gun at English High

February 12, 2016
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A former student was arrested with a gun at English High School on Jan. 27, according to bpdnews.com Boston Police Department (BPD) officers responded to English High School at 144 McBride St. on Jan. 27 to assist school police officers with a former student they had apprehended for trespassing and possession of a gun....

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NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY VOLUNTEERS

February 12, 2016
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NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY VOLUNTEERS

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Op-Ed: Building America’s most age-friendly city

February 12, 2016
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Here in Boston, we are committed to making our city a place where everyone can succeed—of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities. This is our guiding principle as we plan and build the future of our city. That’s why an essential goal of our citywide plan is to make sure the seniors who built our...

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The health care solution

February 12, 2016
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Our health care crisis continues. We have the most expensive, complicated, and fragmented system of health care in the world and sadly, poor health outcomes. The Affordable Care Act’s mandate forcing everyone to buy health insurance still leaves us with unaffordable health care as the health care industry responds with ever-increasing premiums, co-payments, deductibles,...

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The Slow Streets program

February 12, 2016
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In regard to your article of January 29th: “BTD to present Slow Streets program during SNA meeting” I’d like to clarify one statement made by Ms. Ganiatsos. She is partially correct in stating that this is “the only meeting BTD has scheduled for presenting the program.” However, we have the understanding that there will...

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The DCF problems and solutions

February 12, 2016
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The needless and horrible deaths of many children under state supervision place in clear and stark relief the question: What are the ends of our state government currently and what should they be? The Department of Children and Families (DCF) is itself an un-fostered child, with all too often Dickensian outcomes. This is not...

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Wu seeks transparency, all-encompassing transportation discussion

January 29, 2016
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By Seth Daniel Special to the Gazette If there’s anything that Council President Michelle Wu hopes that Jamaica Plain residents get out of her year in the top City Council seat, it would be better informed of Council business. Wu told the paper in an interview last week that her top priority is to...

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HONORS IN FICTION AWARD

January 29, 2016
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HONORS IN FICTION AWARD

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Most want to retain Beecher St. dog park, but with changes

January 29, 2016
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City officials and about 100 community members gathered at the Connolly Branch Library on Jan. 11 to have a discussion about the current status of the unofficial Beecher Street dog park with most attendees agreeing to retain its purpose, but reconsider certain rules and regulations. The meeting focused on the existing problems with the...

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Residents send letter to BRA over 64 Allandale project; talks continue between City and developer

January 29, 2016
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More than 20 community members, many of whom live near the site, have signed a letter to Boston Redevelopment Authority Director Brian Golden with eight recommendations for the proposed 64 Allandale St. project. The recommendations include having the project be built under the existing single-family zoning. Meanwhile, the BRA and the developer said that...

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Wu quiere más transparencia y una discusión comprensiva sobre la transportación

January 29, 2016
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De Seth Daniel Especial a la Gaceta La Presidenta del Ayuntamiento Michelle Wu quiere que los residentes de Jamaica Plain sean mejor informados sobre los negocios del Ayuntamiento. Wu nos dijo en una entrevista la semana pasada que su prioridad es asegurar que los residentes de Jamaica Plain sepan lo que está pasando en...

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Driver convicted of Arborway crash

January 29, 2016
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Nikolas Papadopoulos, the driver who caused a crash on the Arborway in 2013, was recently convicted of negligent operation of a motor vehicle at Brighton Municipal Court, according to a Suffolk County District Attorney’s (DA) Office press release. The crash on Sept. 6, 2013 left one of his passengers and the driver of a...

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JP Observer: Mayor comes through on housing, arts, staff

January 29, 2016
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Looking over the wish list for Mayor Marty Walsh’s new administration created by the JP Observer in December 2013, it’s exciting to note that he has accomplished a lot in major areas. The City made advances under Walsh in the critical arena of affordable housing, including for middle class people. Earlier this month the...

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BTD to present Slow Streets program during SNA meeting

January 29, 2016
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The Boston Transportation Department (BTD) will be presenting its plan to bring the City’s Slow Streets pilot program to the Stonybrook area during the Stonybrook Neighborhood Association’s (SNA) meeting on Feb. 8, according to BTD spokesperson Tracey Ganiatsos. Ganiatsos said that the Feb. 8 meeting is the only meeting BTD has scheduled for presenting...

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