Essaibi-George, Campbell voted new members on Council

November 6, 2015
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The number of women on the City Council has doubled, as Andrea Campbell beat out longtime District 4 City Councilor Charles Yancey and Annissa Essaibi-George edged out incumbent Stephen Murphy for the last At-Large seat in the Nov. 3 election, according to unofficial City results. In the only other competitive Council race in Jamaica...

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JP resident tapped for a City Urban Mechanic position

November 6, 2015
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JP resident tapped for a City Urban Mechanic position

Sabrina Dorsainvil, a Jamaica Plain resident, was recently hired for the position of civic designer in the Mayor’s Office of New Urban Mechanics (MONUM), which will have her doing innovative research on the issue of affordable housing for the middle class. MONUM is the City’s civic innovation lab that conducts experiments that might offer...

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Residente de JP la nueva “mecánica urbana” de la Ciudad

November 6, 2015
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Sabrina Dorsainvil, una residente de Jamaica Plain, fue contratada últimamente para el puesto de diseñadora cívica en el departamento del alcalde Nuevos Mecánicos Urbanos (MONUM), que hace investigaciones innovadoras sobre la vivienda asequible de la clase medio. MONUM es el laboratorio de innovación cívica de la ciudad que realiza experimentos que pueden ofrecer la...

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Ribbon Cutting

November 6, 2015
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Ribbon Cutting

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Neighborhood group hires attorney over Bicon permit dispute

November 6, 2015
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FOREST HILLS—The Yale Terrace Neighborhood Association has hired a lawyer in the dispute over Bicon Dental Implants’ occupancy permits. Bicon, a 501 Arborway company, has stirred controversy in the area by demolishing a 19th century house at 21 Yale Terrace for a new development. The neighborhood association had tried to stop the company from...

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DCR update on parkways improvements

November 6, 2015
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The state Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) recently held a series of meetings on improving safety and access for pedestrians, cyclists and motorists to the parklands and parkways of the Emerald Necklace in Jamaica Plain. Below is an update provided to the Gazette in an email by DCR. Perkins Street and Francis Parkman...

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Black Lives Matter

November 6, 2015
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Black Lives Matter

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Q. and A. with author Christopher Irvin

November 6, 2015
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Q. and A. with author Christopher Irvin

Jamaica Plain author Christopher Irvin will soon release his first collection of short stories, “Safe Inside the Violence.” The Gazette conducted a question-and-answer session with him through email about the book. (The session has been edited.) What prompted you to release your first collection of short stories? “Safe Inside the Violence” is compromised of...

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JP Agenda, Nov. 6, 2015

November 6, 2015
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues., Nov. 17 for the Nov. 20 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, Nov. 6, 2015

November 6, 2015
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El plazo para la sección de participación es al mediodía, martes, 17 de noviembre para la edición del 20 de noviembre. Mande eventos a reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: marca el 617 antes de los números que salen abajo. Reuniones Reunión mensual de JPNDC, martes, 24 nov, 7pm, Farnsworth House, 90 South St. Reunión de urbanización para...

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Halloween Bike Ride

November 6, 2015
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Halloween Bike Ride

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Sights and Sounds, Nov. 6, 2015

November 6, 2015
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues. Nov. 17 for the Nov. 20 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, monthly progressive comedy show, second Saturday of every month beginning Sat. Nov. 14th, 8pm, $8, Riot Theater,...

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Halloweenfest

November 6, 2015
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Halloweenfest

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Boston Creates presents feedback, community agrees on priorities

November 6, 2015
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Boston Creates, the City’s first comprehensive master plan to empower local artist and support cultural institutions, held a meeting on Nov. 2 at Boston Latin School to summarize the findings from previous meetings, hear community feedback about those findings and narrow in on general priorities. The feedback from the community was mostly in agreement...

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Building permit pulled for 105A. S. Huntington project

November 6, 2015
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A building permit has been pulled for the 105A S. Huntington Avenue project, according to Boston Redevelopment Authority spokesperson Nick Martin. Anthony Nader, the developer for the project, did not respond to a request for comment. The project has long been delayed, as the BRA first approved the 195-unit development in 2013, with the...

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Fatal stabbing at Jackson Square

November 6, 2015
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Ronaldo Cepeda, a 16-year-old Dorchester youth, was held without bail on a murder charge for the fatal stabbing at Jackson Square T Station on Oct. 22, according to a press release from the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office. Assistant District Attorney Amy Galatis told Judge Paul McManus that Cepeda got off a bus and...

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Three JPNC members given the boot

November 6, 2015
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The Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council voted to remove three members—Martha Rodriguez, Erin Colgan-Snyder and Michael O’Connor—during its monthly meeting on Oct. 27. JPNC’s rules state that members can be removed for “good cause shown,” which can include but is not limited to failure to attend three consecutive regularly scheduled council meetings, persistent non-participation in...

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BRA to host meeting on S. Huntington Ave. guidelines

November 6, 2015
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The Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) will host an “open house” on Nov. 19 about integrating the S. Huntington Avenue guidelines into the City zoning code, according to a BRA email blast. The BRA completed the community-requested South Huntington Avenue Framework for Future Development Review in May 2013. The Nov. 19 “open house” is scheduled...

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Second Grass Fed planned for Forest Hills

November 6, 2015
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Restaurateur Krista Kranyak is planning a second Grass Fed burger restaurant, with the new location being in Forest Hills. “I am very excited to become a part of this awesome neighborhood,” said Kranyak in an email to the Gazette. “I love all the restaurants around there and the awesome people. It is an exciting...

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City League champions

November 6, 2015
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City League champions

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Editorial: New blood

November 6, 2015
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We welcome newcomers Andrea Campbell and Annissa Essaibi-George to the City Council. The changing of the guard at the Council allows new people to bring new ideas and perspectives. Campbell and Essaibi-George being elected to the Council doubles the number of women to four members, providing much-needed diversity and role models for the younger...

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Editorial: Olmsted Place

November 6, 2015
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The grand opening of Olmsted Place marks the addition of luxury units to a housing market that so desperately needs them. One cannot open up a newspaper without reading the cries of people bemoaning the dearth in the city of upscale living spaces with amenities such as a swimming pool. Some people might argue...

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Letter: Post Office

November 6, 2015
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It should work better. You arrive at the post office and you turn the corner and groan. There’s a huge line ahead of you. Today I arrived at 4:24 p.m. and left at 5 p.m. I had overdue birthday cards, a small package to return and needed to add postage to my letters with...

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Letter: Arborway plan coverage

November 6, 2015
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It was great to see front-page coverage for the Oct. 14 Arborway plan community meeting. (Protected bike lanes, other concerns raised over DCR Arborway plan, Oct. 23) But, I was disappointed with the tone of the headline and the first paragraph—which were both negative and misleading. A Gazette reader would get the impression that...

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