JPNC investiga el contrato de arrendamiento de 105A S. Huntington Ave.

July 14, 2017
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Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council (JPNC) está investigando una posible violación del contrato de arrendamiento entre Anthony Nader de Cedar Valley Housing y Boston Planning Development Agency (BPDA). Nader alquiló varias unidades en su proyecto de 105A S. Huntington a otra compañía. Nader ha construido un edificio de 195 unidades con el nombre Serenity en...

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HJSMS to host Spanish play in Mozart Park

July 14, 2017
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Hyde/Jackson Square Main Street (HJSMS) will host Escena Latina Teatro’s performance of Dolores Prida’s play “Botánica” from July 27-29 at Mozart Park, according to a press release. Escena Latina Teatro is a nonprofit dedicated to providing a Spanish language theatrical experience to a diverse audience through theatre productions, art education, and youth programs. HJSMS...

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Safe injection site gets hearing at City Hall, not much council support

July 14, 2017
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By Seth Daniels Special to the Gazette Calling it everything from ‘asinine’ to ‘absolutely necessary,’ the City Council’s Committee on Homelessness and Addiction Services held a hearing June 19 on the recently touted plan by the state and the Massachusetts Medical Society (MMS) on Safe Injection Facilities (SIFs) – sites that have been floated...

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City Council to look at parking access for health care attendants

July 14, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen Special to the Gazette City Councilor Josh Zakim along with Councilor Michael Flaherty asked for a hearing to discuss the City’s current process for granting parking permits to in-home health care attendants serving residents, at the City Council hearing on June 21. Constituents living in the downtown neighborhoods have brought this...

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ZBA approves Forest Hills project

July 14, 2017
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The City’s Zoning Board of Appeals on June 27 approved the “The Residences at Forest Hills” project, according to Inspectional Services Department spokesperson Lisa Timberlake. ISD oversees the ZBA. “The Residences at Forest Hills” was submitted to Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) last year in a project notification form (PNF) by Criterion Development...

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CSMS has new president, executive director

July 14, 2017
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Centre/South Main Streets (CSMS), a business promotion organization, has a new executive director (Ginger Brown) and board president (Michael Reiskind), according to a press release. CSMS has gone through turbulent times recently. The previous director, Kevin Johnson, left early this year after serving just four week. Before that, the organization was leaderless since 2014,...

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Police officer charged with making false statements

July 14, 2017
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Boston Police Department’s (BPD) District E-13 detective supervisor Bruce Smith has been charged in a federal court with repeatedly making false statements to the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and the Department of Homeland Security, according to a press release. He was released on conditions and unsecured bond of $50,000. Smith, 53, of Randolph, was...

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JPNC delays vote on medical marijuana dispensary

July 14, 2017
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The Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council (JPNC) has delayed a vote on a proposal by Massachusetts Patient Foundation Inc. (MPF) to open a medical marijuana dispensary in Forest Hills, according to JPNC chair Kevin Moloney. The council had been expected to vote on the proposal during its June 27 meeting. Moloney said officials from MPF...

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Sights and Sounds, July 14, 2017

July 14, 2017
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues. July 25 for the July 28 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Special events Fresh Hair, on the corner of South St and Carolina Ave, opened for business in July 1982. We are celebrating...

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Drug bust goes down in JP

July 14, 2017
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On July 1, Boston Police officers raided an organized drug trafficking operation in the area of 42 Forbes Street and recovered over 400 grams of heroin, 250 grams of fentanyl, and $4,945 in cash, according to bpdnews.com. Officers assigned to the Boston Police Department (BPD) City Wide Drug Control Unit executed a search warrant...

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Egleston Square Main Street continues books initiative

July 14, 2017
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Egleston Square Main Streets will be keeping shears and minds sharp with the second “Books in the Barbershop Summer Reading Initiative,” which encourages daily reading by giving free books to elementary aged students who get their hair styled or cut in any participating barber shop, according to the press release. The program, launched by...

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JP Agenda, July 14, 2017

July 14, 2017
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues. July 25 for the July 28 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Meetings Mayor’s Race, JP conversations with Tito and Marty. Tues. and Thurs. July 18 & 20. Community conversations hosted by JP Progressives....

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Invitacion, July 14, 2017

July 14, 2017
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Plazo para calendario de eventos: 25 de julio para la edición del 28 de julio. Mande eventos a reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Código de área es 617, a menos que haya otro. Reuniones Reuniones públicas del distrito E-13, comité de consejos, martes, 18 jul, 6.30pm, 3347 Washington St. Reunión mensual de la policía del distrito E-13, jueves,...

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Letters:

July 14, 2017
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Boston Police fishing derby thanks supporters On Saturday, 6/24, the officers and staff of Boston Police District E-13 held the 1st Annual Jamaica Pond Fishing Derby for Kids, “Catch & Release with the Boston Police”. The derby was a tremendous success, in spite of some moments of heavy rainfall. Approximately 100 local children, aged...

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Residents demand affordable housing for MassDOT land

June 23, 2017
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The first public meeting about the sale of seven parcels in Jamaica Plain drew strong community criticism over the state Department of Transportation’s (MassDOT) proposal to auction its public land off to the highest bidder without requiring affordable housing to be built. At the public meeting June 7 at English High School about 50...

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Medical marijuana dispensary proposed for Forest Hills

June 23, 2017
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Massachusetts Patient Foundation Inc. (MPF), a nonprofit corporation, is applying for certificates of registration from the state Department of Health (DPH) to operate a medical marijuana treatment center at 54A Hyde Park Ave. in Jamaica Plain. The proposal will appear before the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council during its monthly meeting on June 27, according...

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CLEAN FUNDRAISER

June 23, 2017
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Abutters file lawsuit over 3353 Washington St. project

June 23, 2017
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A group of abutters to the 3353 Washington St. project is suing the City’s Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) and the limited liability company (3353 Washington LLC) of the developer, Mordechai Levin. The ZBA last month granted several variances for the project, including for exceeding height limit and for not meeting the minimum parking...

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Informe: Se ve progreso, límites en la representación latina en el gobierno

June 23, 2017
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Se ha expandido la representación latina en el gobierno de la ciudad, pero se puede expandir aún más, según un informe publicado durante una conferencia de prensa el 15 de junio en Hyde Square Task Force (HSTF) de Jamaica Plain. El informe, “The Silent Crisis II”, fue comisionado por Greater Boston Latino Network, un...

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Report: Some progress in increasing Latinos in government, but more work needed

June 23, 2017
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Some progress has been made in increasing Latino representation in city government, but more work needs to be done, according to a report released during a June 15 press conference at the Hyde Square Task Force (HSTF) in Jamaica Plain. The report, titled “The Silent Crisis II,” was commissioned by the Greater Boston Latino...

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ZBA approves 1785 Columbus Ave. project

June 23, 2017
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The City’s Zoning Board of Appeals during a hearing last month approved the 1785 Columbus Ave. project, according to Inspectional Services Department (ISD) spokesperson Lisa Timberlake. ISD oversees the ZBA. The developer for the project is Horizons Watermark LLC, which is a joint venture between Horizons for Homeless Children and Watermark Development Inc. Horizons...

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JP Observer: Holiday decorations come from collaboration

June 23, 2017
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‘Tis the season to talk about holiday decorations in the Jamaica Plain business districts. What?! Temperatures are in the 80s and 90s these days! Strange as it seems—just as retail stores look ahead when ordering stock—the local business associations have to start thinking about decorating the business districts now for the winter holidays near...

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Forest Hills project heads to ZBA

June 23, 2017
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“The Residences at Forest Hills” project will appear before the City’s Zoning Board of Appeals on June 27, according to Inspectional Services Department spokesperson Lisa Timberlake. ISD oversees the ZBA. “The Residences at Forest Hills” was submitted to Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) last year in a project notification form (PNF) by Criterion...

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BPD to host family-friendly fishing derby at Jamaica Pond

June 23, 2017
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The first of possibly many annual fishing derbies will be held at Jamaica Pond on June 24, and will be a free family event, according to a press release. The “Catch & Release with the Boston Police” is the first annual fishing derby hosted by the officers and staff of the Boston Police District...

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