101 Brookley Road plans under scrutiny

August 29, 2014
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STONYBROOK—A proposed housing development on 1-acre site at 101 Brookley Road is getting a second look from the City’s Inspectional Services Department (ISD) and the Boston Redevelopment Authority, after residents expressed concerns the developer has skirted full review. Once the site of a nursing home, the large lot has been the subject of various...

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JPNDC Peace Rally drums up support

August 29, 2014
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JPNDC Peace Rally drums up support

A “Neighborhood Peace Rally” and march, hosted by the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development Corporation (JPNDC) and JP residents and businesses on Aug. 16 drew about 50 participants to Hyde and Jackson Squares despite the beach-going weather. Following a spate of Egleston Square gun violence that left two people injured and one dead, JPNDC residents...

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JP climate protesters to head to NYC

August 29, 2014
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Dozens of environmental activists from Jamaica Plain are convoying to New York City in September to join a protest in advance of a United Nations climate change summit. The People’s Climate March, planned through climate change organization 350.org and dozens of other groups will march on Sept. 21. 350.org’s Massachusetts chapter is based in...

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Reduced Hyde Park Ave. project gets support

August 29, 2014
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Reduced Hyde Park Ave. project gets support

The community supports City Realty Group’s proposed development at 38-42 Hyde Park Ave. now that the project has been reduced to three stories, according to developer Fred Starikov and local resident Tess Pope. Starikov had originally proposed demolishing the existing structure and replacing it with a four-story building, the first floor having commercial space...

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JP Observer: On public issues, let’s not overlook the intangibles

August 29, 2014
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“If donors had their way,” an out-of-state college administrator told me in confidence years ago, “this campus would be crowded with benches. Everywhere you look you would see benches, many with plaques with people’s names on them.” The crowd stared out the windows, apparently imagining the scene. “So many people want the money they...

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Salsa Night

August 29, 2014
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Salsa Night

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ZBA process separates small projects

August 29, 2014
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Mayor Martin Walsh recently announced the creation of streamlined Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) process for small businesses and smaller residential applications. A subcommittee of the ZBA will meet bi-weekly to hear zoning relief requests from small businesses and smaller residential projects. The move will is aimed at aiding small businesses and homeowners making...

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Innovative Open Space

August 29, 2014
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Innovative Open Space

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Sights and Sounds, Aug. 29, 2014

August 29, 2014
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues., Sept. 9 for the Sept. 12 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Special Events First Thursday art walk, Thurs., Sept. 4, Centre/South corridor shops. Info: centresouth.org. JP Music Festival, 20+ artists, 2 stages, Sat.,...

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New Mural

August 29, 2014
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New Mural

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More JP liquor licenses possible

August 29, 2014
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Jamaica Plain businesses and restaurants might soon have more liquor licenses available thanks to legislation recently passed by the state Legislature. Increasing the amount of City liquor licenses has been a pet issue for At-Large City Councilor Ayanna Pressley. She has criticized the lack of licenses available for neighborhood businesses, saying too many are...

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Dominican Parade

August 29, 2014
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Dominican Parade

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New minister arrives at First Church UU

August 29, 2014
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First Church in Jamaica Plain, Unitarian Universalist (UU) saw new Interim Minister Rev. Tracey Robinson-Harris begin her two-year term on Aug. 15. Robinson-Harris is taking over the post from Rev. Terry Burke, who retired in June after 31 years. “My hope for this ministry is that I will be deeply engaged in building beloved community,...

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Indian food may come to Forest Hills

August 29, 2014
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A new Indian restaurant may be coming to Forest Hills. Punjab Foods, Inc., doing business as Tikki Masala Indian Restaurant, received the support of the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council’s Public Service Committee for a food and beer and wine license at its Aug. 5 meeting. The approval stipulates a a 10 p.m. closing and...

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JP Agenda, Aug. 29, 2014

August 29, 2014
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues., Sept. 9 for the Sept. 12 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Meetings Zoning Board of Appeals, City Hall, Room 801, 635-4775. Sept. 2, 10.30am: 11 Pershing Road (construct new shed dormer, new master...

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Obituary: Carlos B. Icaza, community organizer

August 29, 2014
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Obituary: Carlos B. Icaza, community organizer

Carlos B. Icaza, of Jamaica Plain, died Aug. 16, 2014, following a short illness. Icaza, born April 11, 1950, was the beloved husband of Shelley Norton Icaza and best Poppy of Elizabeth Icaza (Giovanni) Poles. Carlos is survived by Shelley and Elizabeth, his brothers David H. (Jean) Icaza and Peter S. (Mony) Icaza; nephews...

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Locals remember Icaza’s activism

August 29, 2014
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Longtime Jamaica Plain resident and activist Carlos Icaza, who died Aug. 16, is being remembered by many of those whose lives and organizations he touched. He served in various roles on the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council (JPNC) and on the JP Business and Professional Association since the 1980s. He was part of the team...

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Invitacion, Aug. 29, 2014

August 29, 2014
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El plazo para la lista de eventos es el 9 de septiembre al mediodía para la publicación del 12 de septiembre. Mande a reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Atención: Marque el 617 antes de los números que salen abajo. Reuniones Zoning Board of Appeals, City Hall, sala 801, 635-4775. 2 septiembre, 10.30am: 11 Pershing Road (construir nueva buhardilla...

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Obituary: Ángel Amy Moreno, educator and artist

August 29, 2014
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Obituary: Ángel Amy Moreno, educator and artist

An important figure in Boston Latino and Hispanic culture and education, Dr. Ángel Amy Moreno, 69, died on Aug. 20 of cancer at his home in Jamaica Plain. He was one of the first Puerto Ricans to sit on the Boston School Committee, a professor at Roxbury Community College for 30 years, and a...

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Editorial: Remembering JP activists

August 29, 2014
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Jamaica Plain has lost two of the people who embodied and helped create what “Jamaica Plain” means today. Carlos Icaza was a classic JP community activist, working both in high-profile leadership positions and behind the scenes to improve the neighborhood for more than 35 years. Dr. Ángel Amy Moreno was among the many people...

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Editorial: JP’s great festivals

August 29, 2014
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The JP Music Festival returns next week for its fourth year. It’s a great grassroots event that reminds us how deeply diverse, talented and creative the JP music scene is. It joins the Wake Up the Earth Festival, JP Open Studios and the Jamaica Pond Lantern Parade as among JP’s trademark community and artistic...

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Letter: Tolman’s policies and record reasons to vote for him

August 29, 2014
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I am writing to voice my support for Warren Tolman in his campaign to secure the Democratic nomination to become the next Massachusetts attorney general. For the past two decades Warren has worked tirelessly to fight for working families across the Commonwealth. I first became a Warren Tolman fan during his time in the...

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Letter: Why Tolman is the right nominee for AG’s Office

August 29, 2014
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In the race for attorney general, Warren Tolman stands out to me as the right choice, and the reason is simple: he will maximize the potential of the office by standing up and fighting for the people of the Commonwealth. So, how is the office’s potential maximized? Through leadership—a trait that is nothing short...

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On the Police Beat, Aug. 10-17, 2014

August 29, 2014
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The following police incident reports are public records provided by the Community Service Office of the District E-13 Police Station, which is solely responsible for their content. All suspects are innocent unless proven guilty in court. Aug. 17: Cameron Nichol Bullard of JP charged with operating under influence-alcohol, 175 Green St.; threats, 545 Centre...

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